US Pat. No. 9,945,972

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SEPARATING SEISMIC SOURCES IN MARINE SIMULTANEOUS SHOOTING ACQUISITION

PGS Geophysical AS, Oslo...

1. In a process for generating an image of geological structures of a subterranean formation using marine seismic techniques in which two or more sources activated at different source positions and with a random time delay between each activation, the reflections from the subterranean formation recorded as blended seismic data having one or more traces, each trace records seismic data generated by a detector in response to activation of the two or more sources, the specific improvement consisting of:forming a blending matrix, each blending matrix element represents a phase associated with the random time delay between activation of the two or more sources;
for each temporal window in a sequence of overlapping temporal windows containing reflection events recorded in the blended seismic data, minimizing a residual between the blended seismic data and a product of predicted deblended seismic data models and the blending matrix;
adding a final updated residual to a final updated deblended seismic data model to obtain the deblended seismic data, each trace of the deblended seismic data relates to a seismic response at a detector position to acoustic energy generated by one of the two or more sources at a source position; and
using the deblended seismic data in generating an image of the subterranean formation, thereby enhancing the image of subterranean earth layer layers.

US Pat. No. 9,945,964

EVALUATION LOGIC OF AN X-RAY DETECTOR WITH MULTI-LEVEL MULTIPLEXER

SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH, ...

1. An X-ray detector, comprisingan arrangement of detector elements; and
an evaluation logic of the arrangement of detector elements, the evaluation logic including a multi-level first multiplexer, wherein
a plurality of the detector elements are assigned to a first group,
each of the plurality of detector elements of the first group is assigned to an input of a first level of the multi-level first multiplexer,
a total number of the inputs of levels of the multi-level first multiplexer is greater than a total number of outputs of levels of the multi-level first multiplexer, and
a serial output is assigned to an output of a relatively last level of the multi-level first multiplexer.

US Pat. No. 9,945,959

GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEM RECEIVER SYSTEM WITH RADIO FREQUENCY HARDWARE COMPONENT

Trimble Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver system comprising:a radio frequency hardware component comprising:
a first antenna configured for receiving, over-the-air, a first analog GNSS signal in a first frequency band;
a second antenna configured for receiving, over-the-air, at least a second analog GNSS signal in a second frequency band, wherein said first frequency band and said second frequency band are separate and distinct;
a digitizer configured for digitizing said first analog GNSS signal into a first digitalized GNSS signal and for digitizing said second analog GNSS signal into a second digitized GNSS signal; and
a communication device configured to wirelessly receive said first digitized GNSS signal and said second digitized GNSS signal wirelessly transmitted from said radio frequency hardware component, said communication device comprising:
an internal GNSS receiver chipset; and
a processor, located outside of said internal GNSS receiver chipset, said processor configured for operating a software-defined GNSS receiver to determine a position using at least first information obtained by said processor from said first digitized GNSS signal and second information obtained by said processor from said second digitized GNSS signal.

US Pat. No. 9,945,952

METHOD OF GEO LOCALIZATION OF A TERMINAL SENDING A SINGLE SIGNAL TO A SATELLITE SYSTEM

EUTELSAT S A, Paris (FR)...

1. A method for localizing a terminal adapted to send a signal to a first satellite, the method using at least a second satellite, the method comprising:(a) transmitting the signal by the terminal;
(b) receiving the signal by the first and the second satellites;
(c) approximating positions of the first and second satellites;
(d) transmitting the signal from each of the first and second satellites to a receiving station;
(e) demodulating, at the receiving station, the signal received via the first satellite with a first carrier power to noise and/or interference power ratio to:
determine content of the signal; and
determine a first time of arrival of the signal at the receiving station after minimization of inaccuracies due to:
satellite frequency error,
satellite Doppler due to orbital box movement, and
time to transfer of the signal through a transponder of the first satellite by using information relevant to the first satellite retrieved via pilot signals;
(f) determining a second time of arrival of the signal received at the receiving station via the second satellite with a second carrier power to noise and/or interference power ratio by using the signal content and properties of the demodulated signal after correction at the second satellite of satellite frequency error and satellite Doppler, which are known by means of the pilot signals, wherein the determined signal content comprises a spreading code obtained from the demodulation of the signal received via the first satellite, and wherein the second ratio is less than the first ratio; and
(g) geo-localizing a set of possible positions of the terminal by using the approximate positions of the first and second satellites and a difference of the first and second times of arrival of the signal received by the receiving station via the first and the second satellites.

US Pat. No. 9,945,913

MAGNETIC SENSOR, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MAGNETIC SENSOR, AND CURRENT SENSOR

ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A magnetic sensor, comprising:a magnetoresistive effect element having a sensitivity axis in a specific direction, the magnetoresistive effect element including:
a laminate structure in which a fixed magnetic layer and a free magnetic layer are laminated to each other with a nonmagnetic material layer provided therebetween, wherein
at a side of the free magnetic layer opposite to the side thereof facing the nonmagnetic material layer, an antiferromagnetic layer which generates an exchange coupling bias with the free magnetic layer and which aligns the magnetization direction of the free magnetic layer in a predetermined direction in a magnetization changeable state is provided,
at a side of the antiferromagnetic layer opposite to the side thereof facing the free magnetic layer, a ferromagnetic layer which generates an exchange coupling bias with the antiferromagnetic layer and which is able to align the magnetization direction thereof in a predetermined direction in a magnetization changeable state is provided,
the magnetization direction based on the exchange coupling bias generated in the free magnetic layer is the same direction as the magnetization direction based on the exchange coupling bias generated in the ferromagnetic layer, and
the ferromagnetic layer is able to impart a reflux magnetic field having a component in a direction along the sensitivity axis to the free magnetic layer.

US Pat. No. 9,945,906

TEST DEVICE AND METHOD

VIAVI SOLUTIONS DEUSTSCHL...

1. A test device for testing a device under test (DUT), the test device comprising:a test interface including a test data generator and analyzer that couples to a data interface of the DUT and receives data signals from the DUT during a test; and
an integrated control interface adaptable for a plurality of communication standards and including a management data input/output (MDIO) interface logic block, wherein the integrated control interface is to:
couple to a control interface of the DUT;
adapt to a communication standard, used by the DUT, of the plurality of communication standards;
exchange MDIO and non-MDIO control signals compliant with the communication standard used by the DUT via the integrated control interface while testing the DUT;
obtain test data from the DUT to determine test results; and
obtain status information of the DUT in synchrony with the test data periodically during the test via the exchange.

US Pat. No. 9,945,866

PROTEIN STANDARD

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc...

1. A protein standard for gel electrophoresis, the standard comprising multiple protein sets, each set corresponding to a different gel band, wherein at least one set comprises a mixture of unlabeled and labeled proteins, said unlabeled protein comprising a tryptophan residue, and said labeled protein comprising a label that is spectrally distinct from haloalkylated tryptophan.

US Pat. No. 9,945,806

ELECTROCHEMICAL GAS SENSORS WITH IONIC LIQUID ELECTROLYTE SYSTEMS

MSA EUROPE GMBH, Jona (C...

1. An electrochemical gas sensor, comprising an electrolyte comprising at least one ionic liquid, wherein the ionic liquid comprises an additive portion comprising at least one organometallic additive,wherein the at least one organometallic additive is selected from the group comprising organometallic porphyrins and organometallic porphyrin derivatives.

US Pat. No. 9,945,805

FUEL CELL FOR USE IN AN ALCOHOL BREATH TESTER

Alcotek, Inc., St. Louis...

1. A fuel cell sensor comprising:a wafer having:
two electrodes disposed on opposing sides thereon, each of said two electrodes extending to an outer periphery; and
a hole therethrough;
a first wire comprising:
a base end bent to a non-linear configuration and arranged to have a perimeter smaller than said outer periphery, said base end disposed parallel to and in contact with a first of said two electrodes;
an opposing upright;
a second wire comprising:
a base end bent to a non-linear configuration and arranged to have a perimeter smaller than said outer periphery, said base end disposed parallel to and in contact with a second of said two electrodes;
an opposing upright;
wherein said upright of said first wire is generally parallel to said upright of said second wire;
wherein said base end of said first wire is generally planar;
wherein said upright end of said first wire is generally orthogonal to the plane of said base end of said first wire; and
wherein said upright end of said first wire extends through said hole.

US Pat. No. 9,945,795

CRYSTALS FOR KRYPTON HELIUM-ALPHA LINE EMISSION MICROSCOPY

National Security Technol...

1. A method for imaging x-rays comprising:generating line x-ray radiation having a wavelength of or within plus or minus five percent of 0.9518 or 0.9454 angstroms resulting from an x-ray emitting event;
receiving the line x-ray radiation at a crystal, the crystal comprising germanium;
reflecting the line x-ray radiation from the crystal to a detector to form reflected line x-ray radiation; and
receiving the reflected line x-ray radiation at the detector, the detector capable of capturing the reflected line x-ray radiation.

US Pat. No. 9,945,794

INSPECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SYNCHRONOUSLY POSITIONING RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

NUCTECH COMPANY LIMITED, ...

1. An inspection system for synchronously positioning radioactive material, comprising:a scanning and imaging apparatus comprising a ray source configured to generate an X-ray and a detection device configured to receive an X-ray transmitted through an inspected object, wherein the ray source is configured to image the inspected object by emitting the X-ray to the inspected object; and
a radioactivity detector configured to detect whether the inspected object comprises radioactive material synchronously with the process of scanning implemented by the scanning and imaging apparatus,
wherein in a case that the radioactivity detector detects radioactive material, an actual position of the radioactive material in an X-ray image of the inspected object obtained by the scanning and imaging apparatus is marked in the image;
wherein while the scanning and imaging apparatus starts to scan the inspected object, the radioactivity detector starts to detect and record a scanning start time; and when radioactive material is detected, the radioactivity detector transmits a time interval from a time when the radioactive material is detected to the scanning start time to the scanning and imaging apparatus as a warning start time of the radioactive material, and when it is detected that a radiation of the radioactive material ends, the radioactivity detector transmits a warning peak time and a warning end time to the scanning and imaging apparatus respectively, and then the scanning and imaging apparatus calculates the actual position of the radioactive material in the image of the inspected object based on the scanning start time, the warning start time, the warning peak time, and the warning end time; wherein the warning peak time is a time interval from a time when a peak value of the radioactive material is detected by the radioactivity detector to the scanning start time, and the warning end time is a time interval from a time when no radioactive material is detected by the radioactivity detector to the scanning start time.

US Pat. No. 9,945,790

IN-SITU SPECTRAL PROCESS MONITORING

VIAVI Solutions Inc., Sa...

1. A probe, comprising:a hermetically sealed outer housing;
a light source for transmitting light onto a material;
a window in the hermetically sealed outer housing,
wherein the window is optically transparent at one or more of transmitted, refracted or reflected wavelengths of light from the material;
an optical filter for capturing light transmitted, refracted or reflected from the material, and for separating the captured light into a spectrum of constituent wavelength signals,
the optical filter comprising:
an upstream spatially variable bandpass optical filter; and
a downstream spatially variable bandpass optical filter that is disposed downstream of the upstream spatially variable bandpass optical filter and separated from the upstream spatially variable bandpass optical filter by a distance along an optical path of the captured light; and
a detector array for providing power readings,
each power reading, of the power readings, being for a constituent wavelength signal of a plurality of the constituent wavelength signals.

US Pat. No. 9,945,759

VEHICLE TEST SYSTEM, TEST CONDITION DATA GENERATION APPARATUS, AND VEHICLE TEST METHOD

Horiba, Ltd., Kyoto (JP)...

1. A vehicle test system comprising:an actual running data acquisition apparatus that acquires actual running data related to states inside and outside of a vehicle running on a road;
multiple types of test apparatuses each of which includes a dynamometer, and performs a drive test or an operation test of a vehicle or a part of the vehicle in accordance with a test condition; and
a test condition data generation apparatus adapted to generate, from the actual running data, test condition data indicating the test condition for reproducing a part or all of running states indicated by the actual running data, and performs a drive test or an operation test of a vehicle or a part of the vehicle in accordance with a set test condition, wherein
the test condition data generation apparatus comprises a simulation preference order setting part adapted to specify actual running data content to be preferentially simulated among contents of actual running data,
a test apparatus specifying part adapted to specify one or more of the dynamometers by receiving input, and
a test condition data generation part adapted to generate the test condition data from the actual running data content specified in the simulation preference order setting part, and to transmit the test condition data to one or more of the dynamometers specified in the test apparatus specifying part.

US Pat. No. 9,945,753

CARGO LOADING TRAILER

United Aeronautical Corp....

1. A cargo loading system for loading freight into or out of the cargo hold, the system comprising:a trailer base sized to secure a pallet adapted to hold an AFFS unit;
a plurality of support legs affixed to said trailer base in spaced relationship in fore and aft locations thereon;
a plurality of steerable casters, each caster operatively coupled to a corresponding support leg of the plurality of support legs such that each casters can rotate about an axis of rotation perpendicular to the ground,
a first set of hydraulic actuators coupled to the plurality of support legs to displace the plurality of casters from a stored orientation in which the casters are not in contact with the ground to a deployed orientation in which the castors contact the ground to raise the trailer base to a desired height;
a second set of hydraulic actuators coupled to the plurality of casters to control the rotation of each caster about the axis of rotation for steerable control thereof; and
a control panel assembly coupled to the trailer base and in operative communication with the first set and the second set of hydraulic actuators to provide a single point of control for height adjustment and steering capability of said casters by personnel, the control panel assembly having tilt control switches in operative communication to maintain horizontal and vertical alignment of the trailer base during height adjustment of the trailer base by vertical articulation of said casters.

US Pat. No. 9,945,749

IONIZATION VACUUM MEASURING CELL

INFICON GMBH, Bad Ragaz ...

1. An ionization vacuum measuring cell comprising:a) a housing having a measuring fitting for the vacuum to be measured at one end section of the housing,
b) a first and a second electrodes in the housing, whereby an ionization space is formed inside the housing between these two electrodes,
c) an electrically insulating, vacuum-tight feedthrough for an electrical supply connection to one of said first and second electrodes or for one of said first and second electrode itself, said feedthrough having an electrical insulator, characterized in that
the electrical supply connection or the electrode which is fed through is a metal rod on an axis, and wherein the feedthrough comprises:
i) a ceramic hollow cylinder, which is coaxial to the axis, having an inner surface spaced apart radially from the rod,
ii) a first glass ring, which is fused onto the inner surface and the rod, and is set back axially from an end face of the ceramic hollow cylinder facing toward the ionization space,
iii) a metal fitting having a cylindrical bore coaxial to the axis, having an inner surface of said cylindrical bore spaced apart radially from the cylindrical outer surface of the ceramic hollow cylinder,
iv) a second glass ring, which is fused onto the cylindrical outer surface of the ceramic hollow cylinder,
v) wherein the inner surface of said cylindrical bore is connected vacuum-tight to the second glass ring.

US Pat. No. 9,945,730

ADJUSTING AN AMOUNT OF COHERENCE OF A LIGHT BEAM

Cymer, LLC, San Diego, C...

1. A method of controlling an optical system, the optical system comprising two or more resonator optical elements that define a resonator cavity, the resonator cavity comprising a gain medium between at least two of the two or more resonator optical elements, the method comprising:accessing a measured value of a property of a particular pulse of a pulsed light beam emitted from the optical system, the property being related to an amount of coherence of the light beam;
comparing the measured value of the property of the light beam to a target value of the property;
determining whether to generate a control signal based on the comparison; and
if a control signal is generated based on the comparison, adjusting the amount of coherence in the light beam by modifying an aspect of the resonator cavity based on the control signal to reduce an amount of coherence of a pulse that is subsequent to the particular pulse.

US Pat. No. 9,945,705

FLOW IMAGING AND MONITORING FOR SYNCHRONIZED MANAGEMENT OF WIDE AREA DRAINAGE

U.S. Environmental Protec...

1. A flow monitoring system comprising:an interposer supporting monitoring equipment in a location above water;
one or more modules monitoring water-generated responses to reflected or transmitted light and/or reflected or transmitted sound at the location;
a battery pack;
a data capture, processing, and communication subsystem that renders light and/or sound into interpretable data streams; and
a data analysis and management subsystem to interpret data streams, wherein:
the data capture, processing, and communication subsystem interacts with the data analysis and management subsystem,
the data analysis and management subsystem manages the data capture, processing, and communication subsystem,
the data analysis and management subsystem is supported by cloud computing, and
the one or more modules monitoring reflected or transmitted sound provide a signature of the flow throughout the audio spectrum.

US Pat. No. 9,945,702

RECONFIGURABLE INDICATING DEVICE

DENSO International Ameri...

1. An indicating device comprising:a screen configured to indicate a graphic;
a pointer rotational relative to the screen;
a driver unit equipped with the pointer and configured to rotate the pointer; and
a controller configured to send an output signal to the driver unit to rotate the pointer in order to indicate a certain value at a rotational position in a rotational range, wherein
the controller is configured to change the rotational range based on a user's selection, so that the pointer indicates at the different rotational position in the different rotational range even if the pointer is controlled to indicate a same value,
the graphic includes a maximum tick mark and a minimum tick mark of the value, and
the controller is configured to change a visible position of at least the maximum tick mark or the minimum tick mark on the screen according to the rotational range, which is changed so that the visible distance between a maximum tick mark and a minimum tick mark on the screen is changed.

US Pat. No. 9,945,677

AUTOMATED LANE AND ROUTE NETWORK DISCOVERY FOR ROBOTIC ACTORS

X Development LLC, Mount...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a computing device, location data for one or more designated actors of a plurality of actors operating within an environment, wherein the plurality of actors further comprise a robotic device;
determining, by the computing device, a route network of paths taken by the one or more designated actors within the environment, wherein the route network of paths comprises information about frequencies of paths taken by the one or more designated actors based on the location data for the one or more designated actors;
receiving, at the computing device, a starting location and a destination location for the robotic device;
selecting, by the computing device, a selected path from the starting location to the destination location based on the route network of paths taken by the one or more designated actors; and
providing, from the computing device, an instruction to the robotic device to use the selected path to travel from the starting location to the destination location.

US Pat. No. 9,945,673

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR ROUTING

Navionics S.R.L., (IT)

1. An electronic navigational router, comprising:an automatic electronic navigational route developer, wherein the route developer employs physical characteristics of a marine vessel in the development of a marine route;
a location sensor to determine the current location of the navigational route developer; and
a user interface to accept user input to allow a user to set a start point for the route to be developed, wherein the navigational route developer is configured to employ its current location as a default start point for a route and the user input may redirect the start point to a marine location other than the current location of the electronic navigational route developer, wherein the electronic navigational router employs physical characteristics of the marine vessel to ensure that the redirected start point is navigable by the marine vessel and that a route may be developed from the redirected start point to at least one waypoint, as determined by the electronic navigational router in light of the physical characteristics of the marine vessel;
wherein the user interface further displays to a user legs of a route using different display attributes according to attributes of a leg of a route;
wherein one display attribute is used to display a successfully completed leg of a route and a different display attribute is used to display a failed leg of a route.

US Pat. No. 9,945,667

SENSING SYSTEM AND SENSING METHOD USING THE SAME

National Applied Research...

1. A sensing system, including:at least one tested unit comprising a container, a strain arm, and a float, wherein an accommodating space is defined in the container for accommodating a fluid, the strain arm has a fixed end and a free end, wherein the fixed end of the strain arm connects to a side wall of the container, and the free end of the strain arm overhangs in the accommodating space and connects to the float, the float shifts by changes of buoyant force and induce a bending deformation of the strain arm; and
an optical fiber measuring unit having at least one measuring portion, wherein the measuring portion combines with the strain arm and extends between the fixed end and the free end for detecting the bending deformation of the strain arm.

US Pat. No. 9,945,664

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR AUTOMATICALLY ESTIMATING PARAMETERS RELATING TO A FLIGHT OF AN AIRCRAFT

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS, T...

1. A method for automatically estimating at least one parameter related to a flight of an aircraft comprising:a first series of successively-repeated steps performed in a first estimation assembly of a processing unit onboard the aircraft for automatically determining a corrected estimated incidence value, each of said first series of successively-repeated steps comprising, in an automatic and iterative manner:
a) computing an estimated incidence ? of the aircraft in a first computational unit of the first estimation assembly with the aid of the following expression:
?=(???)/cos ?in which:? is an angle of longitudinal inclination of the aircraft;
cos ? is the cosine of an angle of roll of the aircraft; and
? is an air slope of the aircraft;
b) receiving a measured incidence of the aircraft from a data system onboard the aircraft and in communication with the processing unit;
c) verifying whether the measured incidence is considered to be consistent in a verification unit of the first estimation assembly each time the measured incidence is received from the data system;
d) as a function of the verification carried out in step c):
adding a computed correction value to said estimated incidence ? in a second computational unit of the first estimation assembly in communication with the first computational unit and the verification unit to obtain the corrected estimated incidence value when the measured incidence is considered to be consistent; and
adding a first corrective value to said estimated incidence ? in the second computational unit to obtain the corrected estimated incidence value when the measured incidence is not considered to be consistent, wherein the first corrective value is based on a previously-computed correction value when the measured incidence was considered to be consistent; and
a second series of successively repeated steps, performed in a second estimation assembly of the processing unit in communication with the first estimation unit, the second estimation assembly comprising a third computational unit in communication with the second computational unit and configured to automatically determine an estimated air speed of the aircraft using the corrected estimated incident value to calculate an aerodynamic speed when a conventional speed of the aircraft is determined to be invalid.

US Pat. No. 9,945,569

WATER MINIMIZING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USE WITH EVAPORATIVE COOLING DEVICES

Munters Corporation, Sel...

1. An evaporative cooling system comprising:a primary cooling unit that utilizes a cooling fluid flowing through a primary heat exchange medium to cool supply air flowing past the primary heat exchange medium, the primary cooling unit including a supply line for supplying the cooling fluid to the primary heat exchange medium, a return reservoir for collecting the cooling fluid supplied to the primary heat exchange medium, and a pump for recirculating the cooling fluid collected in the reservoir back to the supply line;
a bleed line configured to bleed a portion of the recirculating cooling fluid from the primary cooling unit; and
a secondary cooling unit disposed upstream of the primary cooling unit with respect to a flow direction of supply air, the secondary cooling unit comprising a secondary heat exchange medium configured to receive the cooling fluid bled from the primary cooling unit through the bleed line.

US Pat. No. 9,945,541

LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE MODULE HOLDER

KEEPER TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) module holder, comprising:a body having:
a base having:
an accommodation space formed through the base;
a front opening formed through a front portion of the base;
two rear rests, each rear rest formed on and protruding inwards from a rear portion of one of two lateral inner walls of the accommodation space; and
two reverse-barb arms respectively formed on and protruding inwards from the two lateral inner walls and located above the rear rests;
a connection portion formed on and protruding rearwards from a rear portion of the base and having a socket formed in a rear of the connection portion;
two terminals securely mounted in the connection portion, each terminal having:
an insertion segment securely mounted inside the socket of the connection portion and extending rearwards;
an electrical contact segment formed on a front end of the insertion segment and extending forwards into the accommodation space of the base; and
a limiting piece formed on the terminal and located above a corresponding one of the rear rests; and
an LED module mounted into the accommodation space of the base through the front opening of the base and having:
a substrate mounted inside the accommodation space, and held between the limiting pieces of the terminals and the rear rests and held by the two reverse-barb arms to prevent the substrate from escaping from the accommodation space through the front opening;
an LED die mounted on the substrate; and
two electrodes mounted on the substrate to electrically contact the respective electrical contact segments of the terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,945,534

BIDIRECTIONAL LIGHT EMITTING DIODE LIGHT SHEET

Quarkstar LLC, Las Vegas...

1. A bidirectional lighting device for general illumination comprising:a first plurality of first non-packaged light emitting dies having first electrodes and being arranged to emit light in a first direction;
a second plurality of second non-packaged light emitting dies having second electrodes and being arranged to emit light in a second direction different from the first direction;
at least a first substrate and a second substrate sandwiching the first and second non-packaged light emitting dies and forming a light emitting structure having (i) a first light emitting surface outputting light from the bidirectional lighting device in the first direction and (ii) an opposing second light emitting surface outputting light from the bidirectional lighting device in the second direction;
conductors formed on at least one of the first substrate and second substrate electrically connected to the first and second electrodes of the first and second non-packaged light emitting dies without wires for connecting the first and second non-packaged light emitting dies to a source of power;
wherein the first substrate has first connection locations electrically connected to first of the conductors formed on the first substrate,
wherein each of the first and second non-packaged light emitting dies has at least a first die electrode and a second die electrode, the first die electrode being formed on a primary light output surface of the first and second non-packaged light emitting dies,
wherein the first non-packaged light emitting dies have their first die electrode aligned with and electrically connected to an associated one of the first connection locations on the first substrate without wire bonds,
wherein the second substrate has second connection locations electrically connected to second of the conductors formed on the second substrate,
wherein the second non-packaged light emitting dies have their first die electrode aligned with and electrically connected to an associated one of the second connection locations on the second substrate without wire bonds,
wherein the first substrate and the second substrate have light output surfaces for emitting light in opposing directions from at least the primary light output surfaces of the respective first and second non-packaged light emitting dies,
wherein the first substrate and the second substrate form a bidirectional light sheet,
wherein the bidirectional light sheet is affixed proximate to a ceiling such that the first and second light emitting surfaces are not parallel to the ceiling, and
wherein some light from the bidirectional light sheet is directed towards the ceiling and some light from the bidirectional light sheet is directed towards a floor.

US Pat. No. 9,945,518

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR TRANSFERRING HEAT IN A GASEOUS FUEL SYSTEM

Wartsila Finland OY, Vas...

1. A fuel storage and distribution system for a gas-fueled sea-going vessel, comprising:a thermally insulated gas tank for storing liquefied gas fuel and
a tank room,
an external heat source circuit comprising at least one of the following: a part of an engine cooling circuit reaching into said tank room, a part of a steam generation circuit reaching into said tank room, or a part of a thermal oil circuit reaching into said tank room, wherein the fuel storage and distribution system further comprises:
a local heat transfer circuit in the tank room, which local heat transfer circuit comprises a local heat transfer re-boiler, and a local heat transfer condenser in fluid connection with said local heat transfer re-boiler, configured to extract heat from an external heat source circuit, which external heat source circuit constitutes a hot element within local heat transfer re-boiler, which hot element is a part that during use donates heat to a transfer medium of said local heat transfer circuit, causing it to evaporate within said local heat transfer re-boiler, which local heat transfer condenser extends at least partly into said gas tank,
the tank room constitutes a gastight space enclosing tank connections and valves associated with them, and
the local heat transfer circuit is configured to extract heat from said external heat source circuit inside said tank room,
as a part of said local heat transfer circuit a heating arrangement configured to heat liquefied gas fuel, which is stored in said gas tank, for increasing pressure inside said gas tank indirectly through a pressure build-up heat transfer circuit that constitutes a closed loop that allows fluid heating medium to circulate between the tank room and the gas tank, wherein a part of said pressure build-up heat transfer circuit constitutes a cold element, which is a part that during use receives heat from the transfer medium causing it to condense, within said local heat transfer condenser, or directly by making heated, fluid transfer medium of said local heat transfer circuit donate heat to said liquefied gas fuel, and
as a part of said local heat transfer circuit a main gas evaporator for evaporating liquefied gas fuel drawn from said gas tank for delivery to an engine of the sea-going vessel.

US Pat. No. 9,945,498

MULTI-STAGE ROTARY OVERTRAVEL STOP

STRYKER CORPORATION, Kal...

1. A rotary joint for use in a medical application comprising:a first linkage having a first abutment;
a second linkage rotatably connected to the first linkage, the second linkage having a second abutment;
at least one idler member having a third abutment at a top side thereof and a fourth abutment at a bottom side thereof; and
at least one conduit extending through the first linkage and the second linkage;
the first linkage having at least one connector being rotatably fixed to the second linkage for allowing the first linkage to rotate relative to the second linkage; and
the at least one idler member being free to rotate relative to the first linkage and the second linkage until the first abutment of the first linkage abuts the third abutment of the at least one idler member and until the second abutment of the second linkage abuts the fourth abutment of the at least one idler member;
wherein the first linkage is able to rotate relative to the second linkage at a maximum angular displacement that is greater than 360°;
wherein the first linkage, the second linkage and the at least one idler member all rotate relative to each other about a single axis; and
wherein the second linkage includes a shelving system.

US Pat. No. 9,945,497

MINIATURE FLUID CONTROL DEVICE

MICROJET TECHNOLOGY CO., ...

1. A miniature fluid control device for a miniature pneumatic device, comprising:a gas inlet plate comprising at least one inlet, at least one convergence channel and a central cavity, wherein a convergence chamber is defined by the central cavity, wherein after a gas is introduced into the at least one convergence channel through the at least one inlet, the gas is guided by the at least one convergence channel and converged to the convergence chamber;
a resonance plate having a central aperture corresponding to the convergence chamber of the gas inlet plate; and
a piezoelectric actuator comprising:
a suspension plate, wherein a length of the suspension plate is in a range between 7.5 mm and 12 mm, a width of the suspension plate is in a range between 7.5 mm and 12 mm, and a thickness of the suspension plate is in a range between 0.1 mm and 0.4 mm;
an outer frame, wherein the suspension plate and the outer frame are connected with each other through at least one bracket; and
a piezoelectric ceramic plate, attached on a first surface of the suspension plate, wherein a length of the piezoelectric ceramic plate is not larger than a length of the suspension plate, the length of the piezoelectric ceramic plate is in a range between 7.5 mm and 12 mm, a width of the piezoelectric ceramic plate is in a range between 7.5 mm and 12 mm, a thickness of the piezoelectric ceramic plate is in a range between 0.05 mm and 0.3 mm, and a length/width ratio of the piezoelectric ceramic plate is in a range between 0.625 and 1.6;
wherein the gas inlet plate, the resonance plate and the piezoelectric actuator are stacked on each other sequentially, and a gap is formed between the resonance plate and the piezoelectric actuator to define a first chamber, wherein when the piezoelectric actuator is driven and after the gas is fed into the miniature fluid control device through the at least one inlet of the gas inlet plate, the gas is sequentially converged to the central cavity through the at least one convergence channel, transferred through the central aperture of the resonance plate, introduced into the first chamber, transferred downwardly through a vacant space between the at least one bracket of the piezoelectric actuator, and exited from the miniature fluid control device.

US Pat. No. 9,945,460

TORQUE LIMITER

GOODRICH ACTUATION SYSTEM...

1. A torque limiter comprising:a ramp roller, said ramp roller comprising:
an input ramp roller element arranged to be driven by an input torque and having a first ramp surface;
an output ramp roller element arranged to drive an output torque shaft and having a second ramp surface;
ramp roller balls disposed between the first ramp surface and the second ramp surface;
wherein said output ramp roller element is axially and resiliently compressible and wherein an overtorque condition causes axial compression of said output ramp roller element.

US Pat. No. 9,945,439

ELASTOMER STRIP DESIGN FOR TORSIONAL VIBRATION DAMPERS AND TORSIONAL VIBRATION DAMPERS HAVING SAME

Dayco IP Holdings, LLC, ...

1. An elastomer member for a torsional vibration damper comprising:a first major surface and an opposing second major surface with opposing side joining the first major surface and the second major surface;
wherein the elastomer member has a median sagittal plane extending parallel to the first major surface and the second major surface, and a transverse plane perpendicular to the median sagittal plane;
wherein, in a cross-sectional geometry in a plane bisecting the median sagittal plane and the transverse plane, a thickness of the elastomer member changes along the median sagittal plane in a direction parallel to the transverse plane, a first thickness being at both of opposing sides and a second thickness being generally at the transverse plane;
wherein the second thickness is greater than the first thicknesses; and
wherein the change between the first thickness and the second thickness varies gradually from the first thickness at a first of the opposing sides to the second thickness as a linear function.

US Pat. No. 9,945,413

LOCKING FASTENER

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A locking fastener comprising:a hollow lock bolt having a drive head formed proximate a first end and external threads formed proximate a second end thereof, the hollow lock bolt further having a relatively smooth internal wall with an angled taper extending along at least a portion thereof, and
a lock stud constructed to engage the hollow lock bolt, the lock stud having a drive head proximate a first end and external threads formed proximate a second end thereof, the lock stud further having a relatively smooth external wall with an angled taper formed along a portion thereof, an angle of the angled taper of the hollow lock bolt and an angle of the angled taper of the lock stud being different from one another,
wherein the locking fastener is configured for clamping a first component between at least a portion of the hollow lock bolt and a second component and the lock stud and the hollow lock bolt are configured so that the drive head of the lock stud extends past an interface between the first component and the second component in an installed condition of the locking fastener, and
wherein the lock stud includes a solid portion and a circumference of the relatively smooth external wall of the lock stud engages a circumference of the relatively smooth internal wall of the hollow lock bolt to cause the solid portion to block fluid communication through the hollow lock bolt in the installed condition of the locking fastener.

US Pat. No. 9,945,373

DIRECT INJECTION PUMP CONTROL STRATEGY FOR NOISE REDUCTION

DENSO International Ameri...

1. A method of controlling a pump, comprising:providing the pump with a casing that defines a first chamber, a second chamber, a third chamber and a fourth chamber;
providing a fluid inlet in the first chamber and a fluid outlet in the fourth chamber;
providing a first movable valve member in the first chamber and a second movable valve member in the second chamber;
providing a third movable valve member in the fourth chamber;
providing a solenoid coil;
during a suction stroke of the pump, moving a plunger in the third chamber away from the third chamber so that a volume of the third chamber increases to move the second valve member toward a stop and to cause the second valve member to collide against the stop;
moving the third valve member against a valve seat to prevent fuel from exiting through the fluid outlet;
during a pumping stroke of the pump, energizing the solenoid coil a first time to attract the first movable valve member toward the solenoid coil; moving the second movable valve member against a second valve seat; maintaining energizing of the solenoid coil before and after a top dead center position of the plunger and then de-energizing the solenoid coil during the suction stroke;
wherein the second movable valve member begins moving before the first movable valve member during the pumping stroke.

US Pat. No. 9,945,350

INSTALLING A BLADE IN A WIND TURBINE AND WIND TURBINES

GE Renewable Technologies...

1. A method of installing a blade in a wind turbine comprising a tower, a nacelle positioned on top of the tower and a rotor hub positioned on the nacelle, the rotor hub comprising a guiding element, the method comprising:providing a blade holder for holding the blade, wherein the blade holder comprises a stabilization beam;
providing lifting equipment for lifting the blade holder;
attaching the blade holder to the blade, wherein the blade comprises a blade mount for mounting the blade to the rotor hub;
connecting the lifting equipment to the blade holder;
hoisting the blade holder with the blade towards the rotor hub with the lifting equipment with the blade oriented such that the stabilization beam is clear from under the nacelle or rotor hub;
orienting the blade and blade holder such that the distal end of the stabilization beam is brought into proximity of the guiding element;
bringing the guiding element and the stabilization beam into direct contact with each other along a line of direction that is parallel to a rotational axis of the rotor hub; and
attaching the blade mount to the rotor hub.

US Pat. No. 9,945,184

DOWNHOLE UNDER-REAMER AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

NOV Downhole Eurasia Limi...

1. A downhole under-reamer for use in reaming a downhole bore, the under-reamer comprisinga body and a plurality of cutters mounted on the body, wherein the cutters are mounted on the body so as to be extendable from a retracted position to at least two extended positions, the at least two extended positions comprising a first extended position corresponding to a reaming position at a reaming diameter selected to ream inside a lined or cased section and a second extended position corresponding to a reaming position at a second reaming diameter such that the under-reamer is capable of reaming a bore to a plurality of gauges.

US Pat. No. 9,945,144

LAWN STAKE FOR SUPPORTING DECORATIVE ELEMENTS

Decoy Stake Solutions, LL...

1. A lawn stake comprising:a bottom section extending from a bottom distal end of said medial section, said bottom section comprising a helical spiral coil having a constant radius and extending downward therefrom a selected distance including a tapered point for penetration into the ground;
a medial section extending upward from said bottom section comprising an elongated vertical rod;
a handle section extending from said medial section comprising a curved rod forming at least one “S” shaped loop comprising a first horizontal segment extending outwardly from said medial section at an angle a selected first length and having a proximate end portion curving upward forming a first curved loop extending upward and over said first horizontal segment and past said medical section a selected second length defining a second horizontal section spaced apart from and in alignment with said first horizontal section, said second horizontal segment forming a second curved loop extending upward and over a portion of said second horizontal segment forming a third horizontal segment extending to said medial section spaced apart and in alignment with said second horizontal segment, said third horizontal segment forming an angle extending upward forming a top section;
and said top section comprising a rod in vertical alignment with said medial section for supporting an article thereon; and
an arcuate portion extending from said top section including a holding means disposed on a distal end thereof for supporting an article.

US Pat. No. 9,945,137

WRAPAROUND COVER FOR A STEP

PREST-O-FIT MANUFACTURING...

1. A wraparound cover for attachment to a step or a seat, said wraparound cover comprising:(a) a cover extending across the step and having opposed ends foldable to an underside of the step;
(b) a first rod attached to a first one of said ends;
(c) a second rod attached to a second one of said ends;
(d) at least two holes formed in said first end adjacent said first rod;
(e) at least two additional holes formed in said second end adjacent said second rod; and
(f) penetrating means for penetrating both of said at least two holes and both of said at least two additional holes for drawing said first and second rods toward one another to secure said wraparound cover about the step.

US Pat. No. 9,945,088

STEEL PIPE PILE WITH SPIRAL BLADES, COMPOSITE PILE, AND CONSTRUCTION METHOD OF COMPOSITE PILE

ASAHI KASEI CONSTRUCTION ...

2. A composite pile, which pile comprises:a steel pipe pile and a soil and cement mixture column body constructed in the ground;
the steel pipe pile comprising: a steel pipe pile main body; and spiral blades attached to the steel pipe pile main body, wherein:
a diameter of each of the spiral blades is set to three times or more as large as a diameter of the steel pipe pile main body;
the spiral blades include a distal blade located at a distal portion of the steel pipe pile main body, and intermediate blades located at portions of the steel pipe pile main body excluding the distal portion thereof;
a length between the distal blade and the intermediate blade adjacent to the distal blade is 2.0 m or more;
a length between the intermediate blades is uniformly 3.0 m or more and is greater than the length between the distal blade and the intermediate blade adjacent to the distal blade; and
a length between the intermediate blade located at an uppermost position and a pile head portion of the steel pipe pile main body is 0.3 m or more and 0.5 m or less; and
the steel pipe pile is inserted into the soil and cement mixture column body constructed in the ground.

US Pat. No. 9,945,071

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FROM RECYCLING CARPET AND CARPETS MANUFACTURED FROM RECYCLED MATERIAL

Columbia Insurance Compan...

1. A carpet composition, comprising:a primary backing;
a plurality of carpet fibers, the plurality of carpet fibers penetrating a bottom surface of the primary backing and protruding therefrom a top surface of the primary backing, and
an adhesive backing connected to the bottom surface of the primary backing and comprising an adhesive composition, wherein the adhesive composition comprises:
i) an optional tackifier in amount, when present, of from 5 wt. % to 45 wt. %., and
ii) a recycled polymer composition reclaimed from a terpene solvent solution, wherein the recycled polymer composition comprises greater than 0% to 0.26% of a residual terpene solvent.

US Pat. No. 9,944,977

DISTINGUISHING RARE VARIATIONS IN A NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCE FROM A SAMPLE

Raindance Technologies, I...

1. A method comprising the steps of:providing a nucleic acid sample divided into a first pool and a second pool;
producing a first strand product from a forward strand of nucleic acid from the first pool and a first strand product from a reverse strand of nucleic acid from the second pool, wherein the first strand product from the forward strand and the reverse strand each comprise a unique sequence tag that comprises a sequence composition different from each other;
compartmentalizing the first strand products from the forward strand and the reverse into compartmentalized portions, wherein a plurality of the compartmentalized portions comprise only a single first strand product; and
amplifying the forward and reverse strand amplification products in the compartmentalized portions.

US Pat. No. 9,944,973

METHODS FOR STANDARDIZED SEQUENCING OF NUCLEIC ACIDS AND USES THEREOF

The University of Toledo,...

1. A method for controlling abundance of target nucleic acids while retaining quantitative information regarding original abundance of the target nucleic acids, comprising:providing a mixture comprising two or more target nucleic acids with two or more internal amplification control (IAC) nucleic acids, wherein each target nucleic acid shares identical priming sites with its respective IAC nucleic acid
amplifying the target nucleic acids and IAC nucleic acids with limiting concentrations of primers;
thereby causing convergence in abundance of amplified target nucleic acids while obtaining, for each target nucleic acid, a target nucleic acid-to-IAC nucleic acid ratio that is indistinguishable from the original target nucleic acid-to-IAC nucleic acid ratio prior to amplification; and,
thereby retaining quantitative information regarding the original abundance of each target nucleic acid and enabling quantification of each target nucleic acid.

US Pat. No. 9,944,854

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS TO REDUCE SOIL WATER REPELLENCY

University of Georgia Res...

1. A method of reducing soil water repellency (SWR) comprising:applying to an area of groundcover selected from turfgrass soils, farmlands, and agricultural grasslands, the groundcover having SWR associated with localized dry spot (LDS), basidiomycete induced fairy ring, or both and having a water droplet penetration time (WDPT) greater than 60 seconds, an effective amount of a composition comprising least one isolated enzyme capable of degrading or altering organic matter associated with SWR, wherein the isolated enzyme composition is effective to reduce the SWR of the area of groundcover, measured as WDPT, by a measureable amount after treatment with the enzyme composition, and wherein the enzyme is selected from the group of enzymes consisting of: laccase, pectinase, chitinase, cellulase, and a combination of two or more of these enzymes.

US Pat. No. 9,944,719

DUAL TARGETING

Hoffman-La Roche Inc., L...

1. Rewrite as “A collection of antibodies or functional fragments thereof, wherein said collection comprises a diverse collection of antibody variable domain sequences wherein said antibody variable domain sequences comprise a combination of a VL domain and a VH domain,(A)
a. wherein said VL domain is based on a framework selected from SEQ-ID NOs: 1, 3, 5, and 7, wherein said VL domain is diversified in accordance with the diversification scheme shown in any one of SEQ-ID NOs: 8, 12, 18 or 19; and
b. wherein said VH domain is based on a framework selected from SEQ-ID NOs: 2, 4 and 6, wherein said VH domain is diversified in accordance with the diversification scheme shown in any one of SEQ-ID NOs: 9, 13, 20 or 21;
c. provided that a combination of a VL domain based on SEQ-ID NO: 1, which is diversified in accordance with the diversification scheme shown in SEQ-ID NOs: 18 or 19, and a VH domain based on SEQ-ID NO: 2, which is diversified in accordance with the diversification scheme shown in SEQ-ID NOs: 20 or 21 is excluded; or
(B)
a. wherein said VL domain is based on a framework selected from SEQ-ID NOs: 1, 3, 5, and 7, wherein said VL domain is diversified in accordance with the diversification scheme shown in any one of SEQ-ID NOs: 10, 14, 16, 22 or 23; and
b. wherein said VH domain is based on a framework selected from SEQ-ID NOs: 2, 4 and 6, wherein said VH domain is diversified in accordance with the diversification scheme shown in any one of SEQ-ID NOs: 11, 15, 17, 24, 25 or 26;
c. provided that a combination of a VL domain based on SEQ-ID NO: 1, which is diversified in accordance with the diversification scheme shown in SEQ-ID NOs: 22 or 23, and a VH domain based on SEQ-ID NO: 2, which is diversified in accordance with the diversification scheme shown in SEQ-ID NOs: 24, 25 or 26 is excluded.”

US Pat. No. 9,944,657

LUMINESCENT LANTHANIDE CHELATES HAVING THREE CHROMOPHORES AN THEIR USE

Radiometer Turku Oy, Tur...

1. A lanthanide chelating ligand of the formula (II),
wherein
each of G1, G2 and G3 is independently an optionally substituted phenylethynyl conjugating group,
wherein each of G1 and G3 is unsubstituted or is mono-R4-substituted, di-R4,R5-substituted, or tri-R4,R5,R6-substituted and G2 is unsubstituted or mono-R4-substituted,
wherein R4, R5, and R6 are independently selected from the group consisting of —OR9 and —SR9,
wherein R9 is selected from the group consisting of —(CH2)1-6COOH, —(CH2)1-6COO?, and a monosaccharide,
wherein each of R1 and R3 is hydrogen;
wherein R2 is a reactive group Z selected from amino (—NH2) or isothiocyanato (—NCS), and
wherein each of A1 and A2 is hydrogen.

US Pat. No. 9,944,616

PROCESSES FOR THE PREPARATION OF TASIMELTEON AND INTERMEDIATES THEREOF

Apotex Inc., Toronto, On...

1. A process for preparing a compound of Formula (1)
the process comprising:
(i) reacting a compound of Formula (3)

with (S)-(+)-camphorsulfonic acid in a suitable solvent to form a salt of Formula (2-A)

(ii) isolating the salt of Formula (2-A) formed in step (i);
(iii) treating the salt of Formula (2-A) with a first base to produce a compound of Formula (3), wherein the purity of the compound of Formula (3) formed in step (iii) is greater than the purity of the compound of Formula (3) used in step (i); and
(iv) reacting the compound of Formula (3) prepared in step (iii) with a compound of Formula (A)

wherein G is a leaving group.

US Pat. No. 9,944,593

PROCESS FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF FLUORALKYL SULFONATE SALTS

SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS...

1. A process for the preparation of a fluoroalkyl sulfonate salt of any one of formula (VII), formula (VIII) or formula (IX):

wherein:Rf is selected from the group consisting of C1 to C25 straight-chain, branched or cyclic fluorinated alkyl or alkenyl, optionally substituted and/or optionally comprising heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of O, N and S in the chain;
each of R4, R5, R6, R7 and R8, is independently selected from the group consisting of H, halogen, C1 to C25 straight-chain, branched or cyclic, optionally substituted, alkane or alkene, and C6 to C25, optionally substituted, aryl or heteroaryl;
each of R9, R10, R11 and R12, is independently selected from group consisting of H, C1 to C25 straight-chain, branched or cyclic, optionally substituted, alkane or alkene, optionally containing heteroatoms, wherein up to four of R9, R10, R11 and R12 may be bonded to one another in pairs by single or double bond; and
each of R13, R14, R15, R16 and R17, is independently selected from the group consisting of H, C1 to C25 straight-chain, branched or cyclic, optionally substituted, alkane or alkene, optionally containing heteroatoms, wherein up to four of R13, R14, R15, R16 and R17 may be bonded to one another in pairs by single or double bond;said process comprising the step of reacting a fluoroalkyl sulfonyl halide with an organic base selected from the group consisting of:pyridines of formula (III):

amidines of formula (IV):
andguanidines of formula (V):
wherein R4-R17 are as defined above,in the presence of an alcohol when using a pyridine or amidine organic base; or in the presence of water under basic conditions when using a guanidine organic base.

US Pat. No. 9,944,589

CYCLOPROPLYAMINE DERIVATIVES USEFUL AS INHIBITORS OF HISTONE DEMETHYLASES KDM1A

Istituto Europeo di Oncol...

1. A compound of formula (I)
wherein:
A is aryl or heteroaryl optionally substituted by one or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, CN, nitro, NH2, azide, OH, C1-C6 alkylamino, and R-L-;
R is aryl optionally substituted by one, two or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, CN, nitro, NH2, azide, C1-C6 alkylamino optionally substituted by OH, heterocyclylamino optionally substituted by C1-C6 alkyl, OH, phenyl, heterocyclyl optionally substituted by C1-C6 alkyl, heterocyclyl substituted by oxo, heteroaryl, and benzyloxycarbonylamino; or heteroaryl;
L is a single bond; C1-C6 alkylene; C2-C6 alkenylene; —(CH2)mX—(CH2)n—; —(CH2)o(SO2)NH—; —(CH2)p(CO)NR3—; —(CH2)qNR4(CO)—; heterocyclyl substituted by oxo; or heteroaryl;
R1 is C1-C6 alkyl, optionally substituted by aryl or heteroaryl; aryl; heteroaryl; or —(CH2)r—Y—R5; and wherein the aryl or heteroaryl group may be optionally substituted by one or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, nitro, acetamido, and phenyl;
R2 is hydrogen; C1-C6 alkyl, optionally substituted by aryl, heteroaryl, or heterocyclyl and wherein the aryl or heteroaryl may be optionally substituted by one or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, and NH2; or —CH2(CO)NR6R7;
m, n, o, p, q are, independently, zero or an integer from 1 to 6;
r is an integer from 1 to 6;
X, Y are, independently, NR8; O; or S;
R3, R4 are, independently, hydrogen; or C1-C6 alkyl;
R5 is hydrogen, aryl or heteroaryl, wherein the aryl or heteroaryl may be optionally substituted by one or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, and phenyl;
R6, R7 are, independently, hydrogen; C1-C6 alkyl; or R6 and R7 together with the nitrogen to which they are bound form a C4-C10-heterocyclic ring, optionally containing one or more further heteroatoms in the ring independently selected from NR9, O or S and being optionally substituted by NH2;
R8 is hydrogen; C1-C6 alkyl, optionally substituted by aryl or heterocyclyl; or C3-6 cycloalkyl;
R9 is hydrogen or C1-C6 alkyl;
wherein each aryl is selected from phenyl, indenyl, indanyl, naphthyl, and tetrahydronaphthalenyl,
wherein each heteroaryl is selected from pyrrolyl, furyl, thienyl, pyrazolyl, imidazolyl, oxazolyl, thiazolyl, 1,2,3-oxadiazolyl, 1,3,4-thiadiazolyl, tetrazolyl, pyridyl, pyridazinyl, pyrimidinyl, pyrazinyl, indolyl, isoindolyl, benzo[b]furanyl, benzo[b]thienyl, benzopyranyl, indazolyl, benzimidazolyl, purinyl, quinolyl, isoquinolyl, quinazolinyl, and quinoxalinyl;
or a stereoisomer or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, for use in the treatment of a disease or condition which is mediated by an excessive or inappropriate level of KDM1A (LSD1) activity.

US Pat. No. 9,944,567

METHOD OF INHIBITING IRREGULAR AGGREGATION OF NANOSIZED POWDER

NATIONAL CHUNG SHAN INSTI...

1. A method of inhibiting an irregular aggregation of a nanosized powder, the method comprising the steps of:(A) providing a nanosized ceramic powder to perform thereon a thermal analysis and thereby attain an endothermic peak temperature;
(B) performing an impurity-removal heat treatment on the nanosized ceramic powder at a temperature higher than the endothermic peak temperature;
(C) switching the nanosized ceramic powder from a temperature environment of the impurity-removal heat treatment to an environment of a temperature higher than a phase change temperature of the nanosized ceramic powder, followed by performing a calcination heat treatment on the nanosized ceramic powder in the environment of the temperature higher than the phase change temperature of the nanosized ceramic powder,
wherein the nanosized ceramic powder skips the temperature environment between the impurity-removal heat treatment and the calcination heat treatment to shun generating a vermicular structure.

US Pat. No. 9,944,538

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PURIFYING PROCESS WATER

COOL PLANET ENERGY SYSTEM...

1. A method for removing contaminants from process water comprising:pyrolyzing biomass to produce gaseous compounds and biochar;
gasifying the biochar from the pyrolysis process to create an adsorptive medium; and
treating a process water comprising one or more of organic contaminants, inorganic contaminants or particulate contaminants by passing the process water through the adsorptive medium to remove one or more of organic contaminants, inorganic contaminants or particulate contaminants to produce treated process water.

US Pat. No. 9,944,477

IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR BINDERY SYSTEMS

LSC Communications US, LL...

1. A method, comprising:engaging a signature assembly with an end of a separator to cause 1) a first page of the signature assembly to be disposed on a platform and 2) a second page of the signature assembly to be disposed on the side of the platform;
drawing the first page toward the platform; and
imaging the first page when the first page is on the platform.

US Pat. No. 9,944,444

MIXING/CLOSURE DEVICE FOR A CONTAINER AND METHOD FOR DISPENSING A MEDIUM FROM A CLOSURE DEVICE

RPC Bramlage GmbH, Lohne...

1. A closure device (1) for a container (2), in particular a glass container, wherein the closure device (1) has a lid element (4) for closing a container opening (3), the lid element being arranged on a chamber (6) and an inner housing (5), wherein the chamber (6) and the inner housing (5) have corresponding closing means (7) and opening means (9), which interact with one another so that a discharge opening (8) within the chamber (6) can be released by a movement of the lid element (4) relative to the inner housing (5), so that a medium stored in the chamber (6) can exit into the container (2), and the chamber (6) and the inner housing (5) each have a corresponding first thread (10, 10?) which is formed relative to a thread axis of rotation (19), wherein the first thread (10) on the chamber (6) is arranged so as to point radially outwards when viewed from the thread axis of rotation (19) wherein a second thread (12) for connection to the container (2) is formed on the lid element (4), wherein the lid element (4) is a plastic part and comprises the second thread (12) or the lid element (4) is an aluminium element and comprises a moulded-on second thread (12), and wherein the second thread (12) of the lid element (4) and the container (2) are separable from one another, while the first threads (10) of the chamber (6) and the inner housing (5) are located in an end position in which said first threads cannot twist further with respect to one another.

US Pat. No. 9,944,441

CAN COMPRISING A FIRST, DISPENSE OPENING AND SECOND, VENT OPENING AND A SINGLE PULL TAB

Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A....

1. A can for containing a liquid and comprising a top end, said top end comprising:(a) a dispense area defined on said top end by a first score line,
(b) a pull tab coupled to the top end by a rivet, said pull tab comprising a puncturing end suitable for breaking the first score line and pushing into the interior of the can without detaching the dispense area to open a dispense aperture upon lifting an opposite actuating end of said pull tab away from the top end, and
(c) a vent area defined on said top end by a second score line separate from the first score line and positioned on the opposite side of the rivet as the first dispense area,
wherein the first and second score lines are separated from one another by at least one torsion stripe of the can top material suitable for acting as a hinge by torsion upon lifting the actuating end of the pull tab away from the can top, such that as the dispense aperture is being opened by pushing the dispense area into the interior of the can, a vent aperture is opened by pulling the vent area outwards from the can top end, and in that,
the first and second score lines each forms a bulging open loop comprising an open portion, wherein the open portion of the first score line faces the open portion of the second score line with the rivet in between; and
wherein the second score line defining the vent area is deeper than the first score line defining the dispense area.

US Pat. No. 9,944,305

REMOVABLE SEAT ATTACHMENT FOR A STROLLER

BABY JOGGER, LLC, Richmo...

1. A stroller, comprising:a stroller frame;
a plurality of wheels coupled to the stroller frame;
a first seat coupled to the stroller frame;
a first seat attachment housing disposed along a first portion of the stroller frame and comprising:
a first adapter receiving cavity extending through the first seat attachment housing; and
a first door rotatably coupled to the first seat attachment housing along a top end of the first adapter receiving cavity, wherein the first door rotates from a closed configuration, preventing access to the first adapter receiving cavity from a top side of the first seat attachment housing, to an open configuration allowing access to the first adapter receiving cavity from the top side of the first seat attachment housing;
a second seat attachment housing disposed along a second portion of the stroller frame and comprising:
a second adapter receiving cavity extending through the second seat attachment housing; and
a second door rotatably coupled to the second seat attachment housing along a second top end of the second adapter receiving cavity, wherein the second door rotates from a second closed configuration, preventing access to the second adapter receiving cavity from a top side of the second seat attachment housing, to a second open configuration allowing access to the second adapter receiving cavity from the top side of the second seat attachment housing;
a first removable seat attachment adapter removably coupled to the first seat attachment housing; and
a second removable seat attachment adapter removably coupled to the second seat attachment housing.

US Pat. No. 9,944,158

PLASTIC CHANNEL ASSEMBLY-BELOW BELT BRACKET FOR GLASSRUN SYSTEM

COOPER-STANDARD AUTOMOTIV...

11. A glassrun system comprising:an elongated substantially rigid support member having first and second ends disposed in spaced relation along an elongated direction, the support member including first and second sidewalls disposed in spaced relation and interconnected along one edge by a base wall to define a cavity, and the base wall including a recess at the first end extending inwardly a limited dimension toward the second end of the support member; and
an unsupported glassrun having first and second ends disposed in spaced relation along an elongated direction substantially co-terminous with the support member, the glassrun including first and second sidewalls joined by a base member and dimensioned for least partial receipt in the cavity of the support member, and the base member, first sidewall, and second sidewall of the glassrun respectively dimensioned for receipt along the base wall, first sidewall, and second sidewall of the support member, and the first and second sidewalls of the glassrun extending over distal terminal edges of the support member first and second sidewalls, respectively, and a terminal end region of the base member received in the base wall recess of the support member.

US Pat. No. 9,943,968

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR STOPPING OF AXES OF AN INDUSTRIAL ROBOT

KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsb...

1. A method for stopping movement of axes of an industrial robot, wherein the industrial robot comprises at least one control device, power electronics, a DC source and at least one axis which is assigned to an electric motor that is equipped with a mechanical brake, and wherein the control device is configured to actuate the electric motor via the power electronics using control signals (ÿref), the method including the steps of:a) sending a signal from the control device to the mechanical brake to stop movement of the robot in the at least one axis;
b) sending a signal to activate a short-circuit braking of the motor assigned to the at least one axis, whereby the motor phases are short-circuited to generate a braking torque that depends on a rotational speed of the electric motor at the time when the motor phases are short circuited;
c) after activating the short-circuit braking of the motor, sending a signal to the DC source to activate a direct current braking of the motor before the mechanical brake takes effect; and
d) in response to the signal of step c), supplying a direct current from the DC source in at least one motor phase of the motor assigned to the at least one axis to generate a braking torque that is independent of the rotational speed of the motor.

US Pat. No. 9,943,862

CENTRIFUGAL SEPARATOR, WEAR RESISTANCE MEMBER AND SET OF WEAR RESISTANCE MEMBERS FOR A CENTRIFUGAL SEPARATOR

ALFA LAVAL CORPORATE AB, ...

1. A centrifugal separator comprising:a bowl rotatable in a direction of rotation around a longitudinal axis of rotation of said bowl, said bowl comprising a conical part with a discharge end for a separated solid or heavy phase comprising a radial surface;
an end member opposite the radial surface;
a plurality of distance members extending between the radial surface and the end member and providing outlet openings between adjacent distance members, said distance members having a length extending generally parallel to the longitudinal axis of rotation and an exterior circumferential surface extending around the length of the distance member;
a plurality of first wear resistance members each having an inner surface covering at least a portion of the exterior circumferential surface of a respective one of said plurality of distance members and each of the plurality of first wear resistance members having an axial end surface covering a first portion of the radial surface of the bowl; and
a plurality of second wear resistance members each covering a respective second portion of the radial surface of the bowl and disposed adjacent to the axial end surface of the first wear resistance members.

US Pat. No. 9,943,803

METHOD FOR OPERATING AN ADSORPTION DEVICE AND A CONTROL UNIT

KAESER KOMPRESSOREN SE, ...

1. A method for operating an adsorption device to remove at least in part an adsorbable and/or condensable component from a gas flow, wherein the adsorption device contains an adsorption material and is configured in such a way that the adsorption material can be brought into contact with the gas flow in an operating region of the adsorption device in order to remove the component and the adsorption material can be regenerated in a regeneration region of the adsorption device by means of desorption of the component; and for this purpose, in a load operating phase of the adsorption device, consecutive portions of the adsorption material can be moved continuously through the operating region and the regeneration region relative to the operating region and the regeneration region in a recurring manner, wherein the method has the following method steps:transporting the gas flow through the adsorption device in such a manner that the component is removed from the gas flow at least in part, and an output gas flow, from which the component is removed at least in part, is provided; and
initiating a follow-up operating phase of the adsorption device, during which a portion of the adsorption material is moved out of the regeneration region by a movement relative to the regeneration region in the event of an at least temporary interruption or discontinuation of the transportation of the gas flow for providing the output gas flow.

US Pat. No. 9,943,790

FILTERING ASSEMBLY COMPRISING A FILTER CARTRIDGE

Cummins Filtration Sarl, ...

1. A filtering assembly for filtering a fluid, comprising:a filter body including a cover; and
a filter cartridge removably housed in the filter body and comprising an upper end plate, a lower end plate and a filter medium extending between the upper end plate and the lower end plate, the filter cartridge defining a tubular opening,
wherein the cover has a circular rib formed such as to project into an inner space of the filter body, wherein the upper end plate has a circular rim configured to sealingly engage radially and inwardly with the circular rib of the cover, wherein the cover includes an additional outer rib, positioned concentrically outside the circular rib, the additional outer rib configured to extend to the upper end plate of the filter cartridge when the filtering assembly is ready to be used, and wherein the upper end plate includes at least one blind hole closed by the additional rib.

US Pat. No. 9,943,762

GAME REWARDS BASED ON DEVICE CHARACTERISTICS

Big Fish Games, Inc., Se...

1. A mobile device comprising:memory;
one or more processors; and
one or more computer-executable instructions stored in the memory and executable by the one or more processors to:
facilitate play of a game via the mobile device;
determine a threshold associated with a characteristic of the mobile device, the characteristic being a volume of the mobile device and the threshold being a predetermined volume level associated with the mobile device;
monitoring the characteristic with respect to the threshold;
determining, during play of the game, that a current level of the characteristic satisfies the threshold, the current level of the characteristic being a current volume level of the mobile device; and
based at least partly on the current level of the characteristic satisfying the threshold, causing a reward associated with the game to be provided.

US Pat. No. 9,943,636

APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING A PARAMETER INDICATIVE OF THE PROGRESS OF AN EXTRACORPOREAL BLOOD TREATMENT

GAMBRO LUNDIA AB, Lund (...

1. An apparatus for extracorporeal treatment of blood comprising:a preparation line having one end connected to an inlet of a secondary chamber of a treatment unit and configured to convey fresh treatment liquid to the secondary chamber, the fresh treatment liquid presenting a characteristic (Cdin) which is one selected from the group of:
conductivity in the fresh treatment liquid, and
concentration of at least one substance in the fresh treatment liquid;
a spent dialysate line having one end connected to an outlet of said secondary chamber and configured to remove spent liquid from the secondary chamber, the spent liquid presenting a characteristic (Cdout) which is one selected from the group of:
conductivity in the spent liquid, and
concentration of at least one substance in the spent liquid; and
a control unit configured for commanding execution of a task for determination of a parameter indicative of the effectiveness of the extracorporeal blood treatment, said task comprising the following steps:
receiving at least one prescription baseline (Cdset) for the characteristic (Cdin) in the fresh treatment liquid;
causing fresh treatment liquid to flow in the preparation line to the secondary chamber with the characteristic being at said prescription baseline (Cdset);
causing spent liquid to flow out of the secondary chamber into the spent dialysate line;
receiving at least one parametric mathematical model which puts into relation the characteristic (Cdin) in the fresh treatment liquid with the characteristic (Cdout) in the spent liquid, said parametric mathematical model presenting a prefixed number of free parameters;
causing an upstream variation of the value of the characteristic (Cdin) in the fresh treatment liquid with respect to said prescription baseline (Cdset) thereby causing a corresponding and timely delayed downstream variation of the same characteristic (Cdout) in the spent liquid flowing in the spent dialysate line;
measuring a plurality of values taken by a reference portion of said downstream variation of the characteristic (Cdout) in the spent liquid, said reference portion having duration shorter than the entire duration of the downstream variation;
estimating said free parameters of the at least one parametric mathematical model by means of said reference portion measured values and identifying one single characteristic mathematical model which puts into relation the characteristic (Cdin) in the fresh treatment liquid with the characteristic (Cdout) in the spent liquid; and
computing at least one value of a parameter indicative of the effectiveness of the extracorporeal blood treatment by using said characteristic mathematical model and one or more values taken by the characteristic (Cdin) in the fresh treatment liquid.

US Pat. No. 9,943,630

IMPELLER FOR AXIAL FLOW PUMP

HeartWare, Inc., Mounds ...

1. A rotor for an axial flow blood pump, the rotor having an axis extending in upstream and downstream axial directions and a plurality of generally helical blades extending from an inflow end of the rotor to an outflow end of the rotor, the plurality of generally helical blades projecting outwardly away from the axis in an outward spanwise direction, the plurality of generally helical blades being coextensive in the axial directions and spaced apart from one another in a circumferential direction around the axis so as to define a plurality of generally helical channels between adjacent ones of the plurality of generally helical blades, each blade of the plurality of generally helical blades having a pressure surface facing in a forward circumferential direction, a suction surface facing in a rearward circumferential direction, and a tip surface extending between the pressure surface and the suction surface, each of the plurality of generally helical channels being bounded by the pressure surface of one of the plurality of generally helical blades and the suction surface of an adjacent one of the plurality of generally helical blades, the tip surface of each of the plurality of generally helical blades defining a hydrodynamic bearing region capable of suspending the rotor, the rotor including an average outflow angle less than 30 degrees at the outflow end of the rotor and being adapted to provide at least one from a group consisting of:(a) at least 5 liters of blood flow at 75 mm Hg pressure head with a V150 less than 25 mm3; and
(b) a specific blood flow rate of at least 50,000 mm/min at 75 mm Hg pressure head and a rotational speed of 15,000 revolutions per minute.

US Pat. No. 9,943,529

METHODS FOR REDUCING CELLULAR PROLIFERATION AND TREATING CERTAIN DISEASES

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY,...

1. A method of treating cancer, comprising:identifying a patient in need of cancer treatment, wherein the cancer is selected from lung cancer, colon cancer, central nervous system (CNS) cancer, skin cancer, ovarian cancer, renal cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, myeloma, multiple myeloma, leukemia, melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, bladder cancer, rectal cancer, lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, endometrial cancer, pancreatic cancer, kidney cancer, or thyroid cancer; and
administering to the patient a therapeutically effective amount of a non-isotopically labeled and radio-stable cationic steroid antimicrobial (CSA) of Formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, in an amount that is effective to reduce proliferation of cancerous cells and/or that is cytotoxic to cancerous cells:
where,rings A, B, C, and D are independently saturated, or are fully or partially unsaturated, provided that at least two of rings A, B, C, and D are saturated;
m, n, p, and q are independently 0 or 1;
R1 through R4, R6, R7, R11, R12, R15, R16, and R18 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, hydroxyl, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, a substituted or unsubstituted hydroxyalkyl, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyloxyalkyl, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylcarboxyalkyl, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylaminoalkyl, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylaminoalkylamino, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylaminoalkylaminoalkylamino, a substituted or unsubstituted aminoalkyl, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl, a substituted or unsubstituted arylaminoalkyl, a substituted or unsubstituted haloalkyl, a substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl, a substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl, oxo, a linking group attached to a second steroid, a substituted or unsubstituted aminoalkyloxy, a substituted or unsubstituted aminoalkyloxyalkyl, a substituted or unsubstituted aminoalkylcarboxy, a substituted or unsubstituted aminoalkylaminocarbonyl, a substituted or unsubstituted aminoalkylcarboxamido, a substituted or unsubstituted di(alkyl)aminoalkyl, H2N—HC(Q5)-C(O)—O—, H2N—HC(Q5)-C(O)—N(H)—, a substituted or unsubstituted azidoalkyloxy, a substituted or unsubstituted cyanoalkyloxy, P.G.-HN—HC(Q5)-C(O)—O—, a substituted or unsubstituted guanidinoalkyloxy, a substituted or unsubstituted quaternaryammoniumalkylcarboxy, and a substituted or unsubstituted guanidinoalkyl carboxy, where Q5 is a side chain of an amino acid, and P.G. is an amino protecting group; and
R5, R8, R9, R10, R13, R14 and R17 are independently deleted when one of rings A, B, C, or D is unsaturated so as to complete the valency of the carbon atom at that site, or R5, R8, R9, R10, R13, and R14 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, hydroxyl, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, a substituted or unsubstituted hydroxyalkyl, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyloxyalkyl, a substituted or unsubstituted aminoalkyl, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl, a substituted or unsubstituted haloalkyl, a substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl, a substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl, oxo, a linking group attached to a second steroid, a substituted or unsubstituted aminoalkyloxy, a substituted or unsubstituted aminoalkylcarboxy, a substituted or unsubstituted aminoalkylaminocarbonyl, a substituted or unsubstituted di(alkyl)aminoalkyl, H2N—HC(Q5)-C(O)—O—, H2N—HC(Q5)-C(O)—N(H)—, azidoalkyloxy, cyanoalkyloxy, P.G.-HN—HC(Q5)-C(O)—O—, guanidinoalkyloxy, and guanidinoalkylcarboxy, where Q5 is a side chain of an amino acid, and P.G. is an amino protecting group,
provided that at least two of R1-4, R6, R7, R11, R12, R15, R16, R17, and R18 are independently selected from the group consisting of a substituted or unsubstituted aminoalkyl, a substituted or unsubstituted aminoalkyloxy, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylcarboxyalkyl, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylaminoalkylamino, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylaminoalkylaminoalkylamino, a substituted or unsubstituted aminoalkylcarboxy, a substituted or unsubstituted arylaminoalkyl, a substituted or unsubstituted aminoalkyloxyaminoalkylaminocarbonyl, a substituted or unsubstituted aminoalkylaminocarbonyl, a substituted or unsubstituted aminoalkylcarboxyamido, a quaternaryammoniumalkylcarboxy, a substituted or unsubstituted di(alkyl)aminoalkyl, H2N—HC(Q5)-C(O)—O—, H2N—HC(Q5)-C(O)—N(H)—, azidoalkyloxy, cyanoalkyloxy, P.G.-HN—HC(Q5)-C(O)—O—, a substituted or unsubstituted guanidinoalkyloxy, and a substituted or unsubstituted guanidinoalkylcarboxy.

US Pat. No. 9,943,441

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING CUT SURFACES IN THE CORNEA OF AN EYE FOR CORRECTION OF AMETROPIA

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, J...

1. A method for generating cut surfaces in a cornea of an eye to correct ametropia using an apparatus, said method comprising:providing the apparatus including a laser unit, which focuses pulsed laser radiation into the cornea at a focal point and moves said focal point within the cornea to generate cut surfaces within the cornea, and a control unit, which controls the laser unit for generating cut surfaces;
forming at least one cut surface as an opening cut by application of the pulsed laser radiation from the laser unit, the opening cut extending from an anterior corneal surface into the cornea;
forming at least one further cut surface as a relieving cut by application of the focused pulsed laser radiation from the laser unit, the relieving cut extending from the anterior corneal surface into the cornea and not extending to a cut surface of a lenticle formed in the cornea; and
selecting a position and a shape of the relieving cut such that the relieving cut contributes to the correction of the ametropia of the eye.

US Pat. No. 9,943,395

DEFLECTABLE INTRAVASCULAR FILTER

Claret Medical, Inc., Sa...

1. An intravascular filter, comprising:a proximal sheath;
a proximal shaft extending through the proximal sheath;
an expandable proximal filter carried by the proximal shaft and collapsed within the proximal sheath;
an articulable distal sheath extending through the proximal shaft, the articulable distal sheath having an articulation zone comprising a pull wire, wherein proximal retraction of the pull wire causes the articulation zone to articulate;
an elongate, flexible tubular body, having a proximal end and a distal end, and a guidewire lumen extending therethrough, the elongate flexible tubular body extending through the articulable sheath;
a filter frame comprising a loop and a strut; the loop residing in a plane that intersects the tubular body at a non normal angle, and the strut connecting the loop to the tubular body;
a filter membrane extending from the loop in a distal direction to a point of attachment to the tubular body; and
a flex zone on the tubular body positioned proximal to the filter membrane, the flex zone having a different flexibility than proximal and distal adjacent portions of the tubular body and wherein the guidewire lumen extends through the flex zone.

US Pat. No. 9,943,307

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR SURGICAL SUTURING

EndoEvolution, LLC, Rayn...

1. A surgical suturing cartridge having a curved needle and suture, the curved needle having a pointed end and a second end, the suture being connected to the needle proximate the second end of the needle, the needle being defined by a toroidal surface, the needle and cartridge cooperating to facilitate travel of the needle in a forward direction along a circular needle track defined in the cartridge and across a tissue receiving gap defined by the cartridge, wherein the pointed end of the needle leads the needle when the needle is moving in the forward direction, and further wherein the pointed end of the needle is configured to be positioned within the cartridge after a complete rotation of the suturing needle about a rotational axis in the forward direction.

US Pat. No. 9,943,237

ANALYSIS OF DIRECT AND INDIRECT HEARTBEAT DATA VARIATIONS

WELCH ALLYN, INC., Skane...

1. A method for measuring variability between direct heartbeat data and indirect heartbeat data, the method comprising:receiving first heartbeat data from an electrocardiogram over a period of time;
receiving second heartbeat data from an indirect measure of heartbeat data over at least a portion of the period of time;
calculating, by a computing device, a difference between the first heartbeat data and the second heartbeat data;
comparing, by the computing device, the difference to determine a variation;
estimating, by the computing device, an elasticity of arteries of an individual by analyzing the difference between the first heartbeat data and the second heartbeat data over time;
selecting, by the computing device, subsets of the first heartbeat data and subsets of the second heartbeat data;
performing, by the computing device, a spectral analysis of the selected subsets of the first heartbeat data and subsets of the second heartbeat data; and
presenting, by a display device, the spectral analysis, wherein the spectral analysis includes detection of features of the selected subsets of the first heartbeat data and subsets of the second heartbeat data.

US Pat. No. 9,943,235

SIDE-LOADING CONNECTORS FOR USE WITH INTRAVASCULAR DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

VOLCANO CORPORATION, San...

1. An intravascular system, comprising:an intravascular device comprising:
a flexible elongate member comprising a proximal portion and a distal portion;
at least one physiologic sensing component disposed at the distal portion of the flexible elongate member;
at least one electrical contact disposed at the proximal portion of the flexible elongate member and electrically coupled to the at least one physiologic sensing component and; and
an engagement feature disposed at the proximal portion of the flexible elongate member; and
a connector configured to interface with the proximal portion of the intravascular device, the connector comprising a mating engagement feature and at least one electrical contact,
wherein the connector is movable between an open position and a closed position,
wherein in the open position the connector is configured to receive the proximal portion of the intravascular device in a direction transverse to a longitudinal axis of the intravascular device such that the engagement feature of the intravascular device engages the mating engagement feature of the connector, and
wherein the at least one electrical contact of the connector is configured to interface with the at least one electrical contact of the intravascular device.

US Pat. No. 9,943,138

SHOE WITH EMBEDDED STRAP ANCHOR

Dynasty Footwear, Ltd., ...

1. A shoe, comprising:a sole comprised of a base material;
a strap anchor made of a second material that is stronger and more durable than the base material and having: (1) a central elongated section embedded within the base material of the sole so as to be hidden from view, and (2) a plurality of projections extending from sides of the central elongated section, emerging from left and right sides of the sole, and providing attachment points on said left and right sides of the shoe;
a strap that is at least one of attached to and looped through at least one of the attachment points and that is configured for strapping the shoe to a wearer's foot; and
an upper extending above the sole,
wherein the projections extend up into and are embedded within the upper.

US Pat. No. 9,943,129

PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR

Cascade Maverik Lacrosse,...

1. A protective women's lacrosse headgear comprising:an external head-protecting shell comprising a thermoplastic polymer, the thermoplastic polymer having a void fraction of less than 20%, the external head-protecting shell having a crown portion, and left and right side temple portions; and
an inner padding attached to the shell,
wherein the crown portion and left and right side temple portions of the external head-protecting shell have a hardness of 25 to 70 Shore D and/or a hardness of 70 to 100 Shore A; and
there is no internal head-protecting shell layer that has a crown portion and left and right side temple portions, and has a hardness greater than the crown portion and the left and right side temple portions of the external head-protecting shell.

US Pat. No. 9,943,114

AEROSOL-FORMING CARTRIDGE COMPRISING A TOBACCO-CONTAINING MATERIAL

Philip Morris Products S....

1. An aerosol-forming cartridge for an electrically operated aerosol-generating system, the cartridge comprising:a base layer; and
at least one aerosol-forming substrate disposed on the base layer and comprising a tobacco-containing material with volatile tobacco flavour compounds that are releasable from the at least one aerosol-forming substrate,
wherein the base layer and the at least one aerosol-forming substrate are in contact at a first contact surface, which is substantially planar.

US Pat. No. 9,943,026

DEVICE FOR SEED INNOCULATION

1. A device for inoculation of seeds, wherein the device for inoculation of seeds is attached to a seed meter or a seed box on a planting machine, the device comprisinga fluid reservoir with an internal stirrer, being closed by a lid;
a pump having a group of rollers arranged in a circular cradle, and providing a hose between the cradle and the group of rollers;
a mixture chamber having blades and a seed outlet;
a meter nozzle located at a higher side of the mixture chamber on an opposite side of the seed outlet;
a weight and volume limiter arranged between the mixture chamber and the seed meter or seed box;
a fuse arranged at the entrance of the mixture chamber and extending into the interior thereof;
the device further comprising gears, a pinion, a traction axis, and a seed distributor disc;
wherein one of the ends of the hose is immersed in the fluid reservoir and the other end is attached to the meter nozzle;
the traction axis and the gears move the blades that mix the seeds with the fluid in the mixing chamber;
wherein the seed flow is based on the seed distributors disc consumption.
US Pat. No. 9,944,584

METHOD FOR REMOVING MINERAL ACID FROM LEVULINIC ACID

GFBIOCHEMICALS LIMITED, ...

1. A method to prepare a levulinic acid composition substantially without an acid catalyst present comprising the steps:preparing an aqueous levulinic acid composition comprising levulinic acid, an acid catalyst and water;
combining the aqueous levulinic acid solution with an immiscible organic solvent to form a mixture;
partitioning the mixture into an aqueous phase and an organic phase; and
washing the organic phase with an aqueous treatment solution comprising one or more monosaccharides, one or more disaccharides, or a mixture thereof to reduce the acid catalyst content in the organic phase.
US Pat. No. 9,947,924

POSITIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERIES, AND NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.,...

1. A positive electrode active material to be used for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries,wherein the positive electrode active material is represented by the general formula LiNixCoyM(1-x-y)O2 (where M represents at least Mn, 0.3?x<1.0, and 0
US Pat. No. 9,944,859

DEEP DEOXYGENATION OF BIOCRUDES UTILIZING FLUIDIZED CATALYTIC CRACKING CO-PROCESSING WITH HYDROCARBON FEEDSTOCKS

Phillips 66 Company Alber...

1. A method for producing hydrocarbon products, comprising:(A) introducing a biological feed comprising a biomass-derived liquid to a riser;
(B) introducing a hydrocarbon feed comprising hydrocarbons having a boiling point above 343° C. of 60 volume % to about 100 volume % to the riser; and
(C) reacting the hydrocarbon feed and the biological feed in the presence of a first catalyst and a second catalyst to convert at least a portion of the biological feed and at least a portion of the hydrocarbons to hydrocarbon products, wherein the hydrocarbon products comprise a concentration of oxygen from about 0.005 wt. % to about 6 wt. %;
wherein:
the first catalyst and the second catalyst are compositionally different;
the first catalyst comprises about 10 wt. % to about 60 wt. % kaolin, about 20 wt. % to about 65 wt. % aluminum oxide, about 2 wt. % to about 30 wt. % silicon dioxide, and about 5 wt. % to about 60 wt. % of a first zeolite said first zeolite having a pore diameter from about 0.2 nanometers to about 0.8 nanometers and 10 to 12 membered rings; and the second catalyst comprises about 10 wt. % to about 40 wt. % aluminum oxide, about 0 wt. % to about 60 wt. % magnesium oxide, about 0.1 wt. % to about 30 wt. % aluminum orthophosphate, about 0.1 wt. % to about 10 wt. % vanadyl sulfate, and a second zeolite said second zeolite having a pore diameter of about 0.2 nanometers to about 0.7 nanometers and 10 or less membered rings.
US Pat. No. 9,947,937

CATALYST CARRIER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

SHOWA DENKO K.K., Tokyo ...

1. A catalyst carrier comprising:a carbon material having a chain structure including a chain of carbon particles; and
an alumina-carbon composite particle in which a carbon particle encloses an alumina particle, the alumina-carbon composite particle being contained in the carbon material, the catalyst carrier having a BET specific surface area of 450 to 1100 m2/g.
US Pat. No. 9,943,080

ANTIMICROBIAL ALCOHOL FOAM COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF PREPARATION

GOJO Industries, Inc., A...

1. A self-generated antimicrobial alcoholic foam prepared by combining:an alcoholic pre-mix comprising:
at least 50 wt. % of a lower alcohol, based upon the total weight of the alcoholic pre-mix,
at least one acidic component comprising an organic acid selected from the group consisting of a sulfonic acid, an organophosphorous acid, a carboxylic acid, and mixtures thereof, and
at least one waxy component; and
an aqueous pre-mix comprising a carbonate.
US Pat. No. 9,944,895

METHOD FOR CELL CULTURE

GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCE...

14. A cell culture surface comprising a coating comprising an isolated HC2 at a concentration of 2 ?g/ml-200 ?g/ml,wherein the cell culture surface supplements a cell culture medium that is partially or completely chemically defined, and
wherein the cell culture medium is whole serum free, serum component free and feeder cell free.
US Pat. No. 9,944,901

FUSION PROTEIN FOR INDUCING PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS AND APPLICATION METHOD THEREOF

Institute of Zoology, Chi...

1. A method for reprogramming somatic cells into induced pluripotent stem cells, the method comprising the following steps:providing an OCT4-YAPTAD plasmid, a SOX2-YAPTAD plasmid, a NANOG-YAPTAD plasmid, a Klf4 plasmid, and a packaging plasmid, wherein the OCT4-YAPTAD plasmid comprises a nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, the SOX2-YAPTAD plasmid comprises a nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:3, the NANOG-YAPTAD plasmid comprises a nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:5, and the Klf4 plasmid comprises a nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:7;
transfecting 293T cells respectively with the OCT4-YAPTAD plasmid, the SOX2-YAPTAD plasmid, the NANOG-YAPTAD plasmid, the Klf4 plasmid, and the packaging plasmid to obtain viruses, wherein the viruses respectively contain the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:3, the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:5, and the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:7;
transfecting the somatic cells with the viruses;
culturing the transfected somatic cells; and
screening the cultured somatic cells to obtain the induced pluripotent stem cells.
US Pat. No. 9,944,916

PENICILLIN-G ACYLASES

Codexis, Inc., Redwood C...

1. An engineered non-naturally occurring penicillin G acylase capable of removing the A1/B1/B29 tri-phenyl acetate protecting groups from insulin to produce free insulin, wherein said penicillin G acylase comprises SEQ ID NO:12.
US Pat. No. 9,944,661

OLEFIN HYDROBORATION

Chevron Phillips Chemical...

1. A process comprising contacting:a) a linear internal alkene,
b) a hydrogen-boron bond containing compound,
c) an ?-diimine metal salt complex comprising an ?-diimine iron salt complex or an ?-diimine cobalt salt complex, and
d) a group 1 metal borohydride to form a linear terminal alkylboron compound under conditions suitable to form the linear terminal alkylboron compound.
US Pat. No. 9,944,940

EFFECT OF PPEGID1C ON VEGETATIVE GROWTH OF FRUIT TREES

The United States of Amer...

1. A RNAi construct comprising a GA Insensitive Dwarf 1c (GID1c) sense polynucleotide fragment comprising SEQ ID NO:4 and a GID1c antisense polynucleotide fragment complementary to SEQ ID NO:4.
US Pat. No. 9,944,961

PROCESS FOR REMOVING SULPHIDE FROM AN AQUEOUS SOLUTION

Paques I.P. B.V., Balk (...

1. A process for removing sulfide from an aqueous solution comprising sulfide, in a vertically extending reactor, the process comprising:(a) providing the aqueous solution comprising sulfide;
(b) supplying a molecular-oxygen containing gas to the reactor containing sulfide-oxidising bacteria in an aqueous medium, such that multiple vertical aerated zones and multiple vertical non-aerated zones are created in the aqueous medium with upward liquid flow in the aerated zones and downward liquid flow in the non-aerated zones;
(c) supplying a feed stream of the aqueous solution comprising sulfide to the reactor by injecting the feed stream in the non-aerated zones;
(d) subjecting the solution comprising sulfide to sulfide-oxidising bacteria provided in the reactor to oxidize sulfide to elemental sulfur:
(e) discharging liquid from the reactor: and
(f) separating elemental sulfur from the discharged liquid:
wherein the aerated zones are not separated from the zones by means of vertically extending reactor internals.
US Pat. No. 9,944,707

ANTIBODIES THAT BIND EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR (EGFR)

SORRENTO THERAPEUTICS, IN...

1. An antibody that binds to Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR), the antibody comprising:(a) a heavy chain variable domain comprising CDR1, CDR2 and CDR3 region amino acid sequences set forth in SEQ ID NO. 5 21, 61, 63, 65, 67, 69, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, 83, 85, 87, 89, 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 101, 103, 105, 107, 109, 111, 113, 115, 117, 119, 121, 123, 125, or 127; and
(b) a light chain variable domain comprising CDR1, CDR2 and CDR3 region amino acid sequences set forth in SEQ ID NO. 6, 22, 62, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, 74, 76, 78, 80, 82, 84, 86, 88, 90, 92, 94, 96, 98, 100, 102, 104, 106, 108, 110, 112, 114, 116, 118, 120, 122, 124, 126, or 128.
US Pat. No. 9,945,010

ALUMINUM-COPPER-LITHIUM ALLOY WITH IMPROVED IMPACT RESISTANCE

CONSTELLIUM ISSOIRE, Iss...

1. An extruded product of an aluminum alloy consisting of:from 4.2 weight % to 4.8 weight % of Cu,
from 0.9 weight % to 1.1 weight % of Li,
from 0.15 weight % to 0.25 weight % of Ag,
from 0.2 weight % to 0.6 weight % of Mg,
from 0.07 weight % to 0.15 weight % of Zr,
from 0.2 weight % to 0.6 weight % of Mn,
from 0.01 weight % to 0.15 weight % of Ti, and
a quantity of Zn less than 0.1 weight %,
a quantity of Fe and Si each less than or equal to 0.1 weight %,
inevitable impurities wherein each of the inevitable impurities has a content less than or equal to 0.05 weight % and the inevitable impurities in total has a content less than or equal to 0.15 weight %,
and the remainder being aluminum;
wherein
(1) for a thickness of from 5 mm to 16 mm, the extruded product at mid-thickness has an average tensile yield stress Rp0.2 in an L-direction of at least 630 MPa, an average tensile yield stress Rp0.2 in an LT-direction of at least 625 MPa, and an EA factor, EA, of at least equal to 14,000,
and/or
(2) for a thickness from 17 mm to 30 mm, the extruded product at mid-thickness has an average tensile yield stress Rp0.2 in an L-direction of at least 655 MPa, an average tensile yield stress Rp0.2 in an LT-direction of at least 600 MPa, and an EA factor, EA, of at least equal to 9,500;
wherein the EA factor, EA, in (1) and (2) above, is calculated via the following formulaic expression,
EA=(Rm(L)+Rp0.2(L))/2*E % (L)+(Rm(LT)+Rp0.2(LT))/2*E % (LT)
wherein
Rm(L) represents an ultimate tensile strength in an L-direction,
Rm(L) represents an ultimate tensile strength in an LT-direction,
Rp0.2(L) represents an average tensile yield stress in an L-direction,
Rp0.2(LT) represents an average tensile yield stress in an LT-direction,
E % (L) represents an elongation at break in an L-direction, and
E % (LT) represents an elongation at break in an LT-direction.
US Pat. No. 9,943,223

RETINAL NERVE FIBER LAYER VOLUME ANALYSIS FOR DETECTION AND PROGRESSION ANALYSIS OF GLAUCOMA

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, Mia...

1. A method of analyzing retinal nerve fiber layer for detecting glaucoma and/or other retinal nerve fiber indicated eye conditions in a subject, the method comprising:collecting, using a glaucoma analysis processing device, retinal nerve fiber layer image data, the image data containing fiber layer thickness data for a region of interest of the retinal nerve fiber layer image data;
segmenting, using a glaucoma analysis processing device, the retinal nerve fiber layer image data by removing retinal nerve fiber layer image data below a threshold thickness value over the region of interest, wherein segmenting the retinal nerve fiber layer image data segments a retinal region of interest;
determining, using a glaucoma analysis processing device and from the segmented retinal nerve fiber layer image data, an area or a volume of the thickness of the retinal nerve fiber layer in the retinal region of interest; and
determining, using a glaucoma analysis processing device and from the area or the volume, a severity of the glaucoma and/or at least one other of the other retinal nerve fiber indicated eye conditions for the subject.
US Pat. No. 9,943,481

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS USING SAME FOR DELIVERING AGENTS INTO A TARGET ORGAN PROTECTED BY A BLOOD BARRIER

BIOrest Ltd., Tel Aviv (...

23. A method of delivering a formulation of liposomes into a target organ protected by a blood barrier from the group consist of the central nervous system, eye, mammary gland and testicle, the method comprising:a) administering to the blood stream of a subject an amount of the formulation of liposomes, said liposomes being about 0.1 to 0.3 ?m in diameter, wherein said liposomes contain a therapeutic agent; and
b) accumulating said formation in monocyte cells of said subject by phagocytosis,wherein said monocyte cells cross said blood barrier and deliver said formulation of liposomes, andwherein said liposomes consist essentially of DSPC, DSPG, and cholesterol in a 3:2:1 ratio.
US Pat. No. 9,943,482

MILK-DERIVED MICROVESICLE COMPOSITIONS AND RELATED METHODS

University of Louisville ...

1. A composition, comprising an effective amount of a therapeutic agent encapsulated by a milk-derived microvesicle, wherein the therapeutic agent is a phytochemical agent selected from curcumin, demethoxycurcumin, delphinidin, cyanidin, anthocyanidin, withaferin A, tanshinone, bilberry anthocyanidins, or combinations thereof.
US Pat. No. 9,943,536

REACTIVATION OF HIV-1 GENE EXPRESSION TO TREAT PERSISTENT HIV INFECTION

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXE...

1. A method for treating an infection caused by HIV-1, HIV-2, HTLV-1 or HTLV-2 in a subject in need of such treatment, comprising administering to said subject a therapeutically effective amount of:a) 5-aza-2?-deoxycytidine (5-aza-CdR, decitabine), and
b) a histone deacetylase inhibitor selected from the group consisting of: a hydroxamate, an aliphatic fatty acid, a benzamide, and a cyclic peptide,
wherein the histone deacetylase inhibitor is administered after the administration of 5-aza-CdR.

US Pat. No. 9,949,177

DETERMINING A TARGET CELL UNDER CELL IDENTIFIER CONFUSION DURING HANDOVERS AT A BASE STATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for determining a target cell that is under physical cell identity (PCI) confusion during handovers at a small cell, comprising:detecting, at a source small cell, that a target cell confusion exists at the source small cell for a target PCI during a handover of a user equipment (UE) from the source small cell to a target small cell, wherein the target small cell is one of a plurality of neighboring small cells with a same PCI value;
comparing, at the source small cell, PCI information reported by the UE during the handover with PCI information of neighbors of each of the plurality of neighboring small cells with the same PCI value, wherein the PCI information of neighbors of each of the plurality of neighboring small cells with the same PCI value is stored at the source small cell;
determining, at the source small cell, whether the target small cell has been identified based at least on the PCI comparison; and
in response to determining that the target small cell has not been identified;
storing reference energy patterns (REPs) of the plurality of neighboring small cells at the source small cell;
comparing reference signal (RS) energy measurements received from the UE with the REPs of the plurality of neighboring small cells with the same PCI value giving preference to a closest REP;
determining the target small cell based at least on the comparing of the RS energy measurements with the REPs; and
performing the handover of the UE from the source small cell to the determined target small cell.

US Pat. No. 9,949,076

NETWORK ELEMENTS, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHODS THEREFOR

ip.access Limited, Cambr...

1. A method for providing a location presence service in a cellular communication system comprising a plurality of neighbouring small cells including a presence cell and a cluster of cells, the method comprising:assigning an area code to the presence cell which is different from an area code assigned to a neighbouring macrocell;
assigning an area code to each cell in the cluster of cells which is the same as the area code of the macrocell;
receiving at the presence cell, from a wireless communication unit, a registration request and an identity of the wireless communication unit;
rejecting the registration request;
transmitting periodically, in each cell included in the cluster of cells, a first paging message containing an identity of the wireless communication unit;
receiving from the wireless communication unit at a first cell included in the cluster of cells, a first paging message acknowledgement; and
in response, generating a first presence message wherein the first presence message includes an identity of the wireless communication unit and an estimated location of the wireless communication unit.

US Pat. No. 9,948,989

INTERACTIVE MEDIA CONTENT LISTING SEARCH AND FILTERING SYSTEM FOR A MEDIA CONTENT LISTING DISPLAY SYSTEM SUCH AS AN ELECTRONIC PROGRAMMING GUIDE

COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.,...

1. A method of providing an interactive media content display system comprising:accessing, by a head end, a program database identifying a plurality of content items, the program database including attributes associated with each of the plurality of content items, the attributes including information relating to programming associated with each of the plurality of content items including one or more of title, actors, ratings, and genres, the attributes also including information relating to formatting associated with each of the plurality of content items including one or more of program type, display format, and closed caption availability;
providing, from the head end to a set top box via a Hybrid-Fiber-Cable distribution network, a configuration interface having a plurality of configurable categories of criteria to filter the plurality of content items, the criteria including selectable keywords, channels, genres, ratings, actor names, and display format;
receiving, at the head end from the set top box, criteria to identify relevant content items;
when the criteria to identify the relevant content items include alpha characters associated with an actor name entry in the configuration interface, providing a list of actor names, wherein each actor name in the list of actor names includes the alpha characters associated with the actor name entry, and wherein each actor name in the list of actor names is selectable by the user for use as a attribute of the criteria to identify the relevant content items;
determining, at the head end, the relevant content items of the plurality of content items satisfying the criteria;
transmitting, from the head end to the set top box, a programming guide including the listing of the plurality of content items that are selectable to view a particular content item, wherein each of the plurality of content items satisfying the criteria are visually distinguishable from each of the plurality of content items not satisfying the criteria; and
receiving, at the head end from the set top box, a selection to save a user configuration including the criteria;
saving the user configuration including the criteria at the head end, the user configuration being identifiable by a filename, wherein subsequent input of criteria that identifies the filename causes the interactive media content display system to display a programming guide including the relevant content items of the plurality of content items satisfying the criteria.

US Pat. No. 9,948,941

CIRCUIT, METHOD AND VIDEO DECODER FOR VIDEO DECODING

MONTAGE TECHNOLOGY (SHANG...

1. A circuit for decoding a video, comprising:at least one entropy transcoder configured to perform at least one entropy transcoding on a received bit stream, to generate transcoded streams, wherein each of the at least one entropy transcoding includes transcoding syntax for the bit stream; and
a plurality of main decoding units configured to perform, simultaneously and in parallel, a plurality of transcoded stream decompression and pixel decodings on a frame of the transcoded streams in a multi-layer wavefront level parallelization,
wherein the at least one entropy transcoder comprises a plurality of entropy transcoders, the plurality of entropy transcoders is configured to perform a plurality of entropy transcodings on a received bit stream, in a frame level parallelization, to generate transcoded streams, and each of the plurality of entropy transcoding includes transcoding syntax for the bit stream, and
wherein each of the plurality of the main decoding units is further configured to:
process a frame of different sub-streams in parallel to generate multiple basic processing unit rows; and
decoding the multiple basic processing unit rows in a diagonal order that reuses inter reference data in both horizontal and vertical direction.

US Pat. No. 9,948,833

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING DATA OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Eletronics Co., L...

1. An electronic device comprising:a first image sensor:
a second image sensor: and
a processor functionally connected to the first image sensor and the second image sensor, the processor being configured to:
identify a first operation characteristic of the first image sensor and a second operation characteristic of the second image sensor,
change at least one of a first access period of a first row of the first image sensor and a second access period of a second row of the second image sensor, based on a difference between the first operation characteristic and the second operation characteristic, to synchronize the first access period and the second access period, wherein the second row corresponds to the first row,
acquire image data corresponding to the first row through the first image sensor based on the synchronized first access period, and
acquire image data corresponding to the second row through the second image sensor based on the synchronized second access period.

US Pat. No. 9,948,782

HYBRID CLOUD ARCHITECTURE WITH OPTIMIZED LOCAL DELIVERY

GENESYS TELECOMMUNICATION...

1. A method for optimized rendering of contact center services in a hybrid operations environment comprising:receiving over a wide area network by a processor in a first operations environment, a message transmitted by a first contact center resource relating to a contact center service, wherein the message is forwarded to the processor by an edge device coupled to a second operations environment different from the first operations environment, the edge device comprising a session border controller configured to hide, from the message, network topology information of the first contact center resource;
retrieving from the message, by the processor, identification information associated with the first contact center resource, the identification information being preserved in the message by the session border controller when the message passes through the session border controller;
identifying, by the processor, a location of the first contact center resource based on the retrieved identification information; and
selecting, by the processor, a second contact center resource based on the identified location of the first contact center resource for providing the contact center service, network topology information of the second contact center resource being hidden from the processor by the session border controller.

US Pat. No. 9,948,746

REQUEST PROCESSING ACCORDING TO DEGRADATION MONITORING

International Business Ma...

1. A method for adjusting an order of actions to process a request, the method comprising:receiving a first request, at a computing device, wherein the first request includes a set of actions to be performed, with regard to a provisioned network-based resource, in a first order;
selectively retrieving, by one or more processors, a set of monitored information of a computing resource, at a site external to the computing device, utilized to perform at least one action of the set of actions based on the set of actions to be performed of the first request;
comparing, by one or more processors of the computing device, the set of monitored information of the computing resource to a set of previously stored information about the computing resource, wherein the set of monitored information and the set of previously stored information comprise: length of time to perform a service, bandwidth across particular components, component availability, and reported errors;
determining, by one or more processors of the computing device, that at least one aspect of the computing resource is experiencing decreased performance based on, at least, the comparison of the set of monitored information to the set of previously stored information;
identifying, by one or more processors of the computing device, a first action of the set of actions corresponding to the at least one aspect of the computing resource experiencing decreased performance;
adjusting, by one or more processors of the computing device, the first request, such that the first request includes the set of actions to be performed in a second order, wherein the second order includes, at least, the first action is in a different position than in the first order; and
causing, by one or more processors of the computing device, the adjusted first request to be processed, wherein the first action is processed by the computing resource at the site external to the computing device.

US Pat. No. 9,948,740

CACHING FOR MULTI-PROTOCOL MEDIA CONTENT DELIVERY

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer implemented method, comprising:receiving, by an edge server of a content distribution network (CDN), a first request based on a first streaming protocol from a first client device for playback of media content by a media delivery service, the first request indicating a fragment of the media content by referencing a first indexing type specified by the first streaming protocol;
determining, by the edge server, that the fragment is not in a cache of the edge server;
requesting, by the edge server, a copy of the fragment from an origin server;
receiving, by the edge server, the copy of the fragment from the origin server;
storing, by the edge server, the copy of the fragment in the cache;
providing, by the edge server, the first client device the copy of the fragment;
receiving, by the edge server, a second request based on a second streaming protocol from a second client device for playback of the media content by the media delivery service, the second request indicating the fragment by referencing a second indexing type specified by the second streaming protocol;
translating, by the edge server, a format of the second request into a format of the first request by converting the second indexing type to the first indexing type by using a first manifest associated with the first streaming protocol and a second manifest associated with the second streaming protocol, the first manifest associating the fragment with the first indexing type and the second manifest associating the fragment with the second indexing type;
determining, by the edge server, that the fragment indicated by the second request corresponds to the copy of the fragment in the cache as a cached fragment responsive to the translation; and
providing, by the edge server, the second client device a copy of the cached fragment.

US Pat. No. 9,948,733

EVALUATING AUTHENTICITY OF GEOGRAPHIC DATA ASSOCIATED WITH MEDIA REQUESTS

DSTILLERY, INC., New Yor...

1. A method comprising:receiving a plurality of media requests comprising geographic data, the plurality of media requests being associated with one or more mobile devices;
determining a spatial distribution of the one or more mobile devices based on the geographic data of the plurality of media requests;
analyzing user activity associated with the plurality of media requests;
correlating the geographic data of the plurality of media requests with the user activity; and
evaluating an authenticity of the geographic data in view of the correlating and the spatial distribution, wherein the evaluating comprises grouping a set of the plurality of media requests into a group associated with imprecise geographic data in response to the spatial distribution exceeding a threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,948,730

SOCIAL NETWORK SYSTEM WITH ACCESS PROVISION MECHANISM AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

S-PRINTING SOLUTION CO., ...

1. A method of operation of a social network system comprising:generating with a control unit an access combination for grouping a member of a social platform and another member of a different social platform, the social platform and the different social platform each for representing a service or a site for the member and the another member building and reflecting social relations with other person, organization, or a combination thereof;
receiving a service request for accessing a peripheral device revealed based on the access combination through a social graph of one of the social platform, the social graph for representing an existing social relationship between members within the one of the social platform;
determining a request type for matching the service request to a device service provided by the peripheral device;
authorizing the device service through the social graph for accessing the peripheral device; and
generating a service command based on the request type of the device service authorized for executing the device service for the peripheral device.

US Pat. No. 9,948,721

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING TIME AND DATE SPECIFIC SOFTWARE USER INTERFACES

salesforce.com, inc., Sa...

1. A computer processing system including one or more processors and a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing computer-executable instructions for controlling the one or more processors to:receive a first login request from a user at a first time;
register a second time at which the user logs out;
store an interface state for a web page responsive to the user logging out at the second time;
receive a second login request from the user at a third time after the second time;
determine a first amount of time that elapsed between the third time and the first time;
determine whether the first amount time is more than a first threshold amount of time;
provide, responsive to a determination that the first amount of time is more than a first threshold amount of time, the web page according to a default display state; and
provide, responsive to a determination that the first amount of time is less than a first threshold amount of time, the web page according to the interface state.

US Pat. No. 9,948,712

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MIGRATING AN AGENT SERVER TO AN AGENT CLIENT DEVICE

OL SECURITY LIMITED LIABI...

1. A method, comprising:determining, at an agent server device, a need to migrate an agent server to an agent client device;
transmitting an agent server participation request from the agent server device to the agent client device;
receiving, at the agent server device from the agent client device, an agent server participation response to the agent server participation request;
rejecting, at the agent server device, new service requests in response to the agent server participation response;
migrating the agent server from the agent server device to the agent client device in response to the agent server participation response; and
terminating execution of the agent server on the agent server device based, at least in part, on migrating the agent server from the agent server device to the agent client device.

US Pat. No. 9,948,711

ALLOCATING AND MANAGING CLOUD COMPUTING RESOURCES FOR DISASTER RECOVERY

International Business Ma...

1. A method of allocating resources, the method comprising:assigning a plurality of resiliency attributes to each server of a plurality of servers at a server site, wherein each server has a server workload, and wherein the plurality of resiliency attributes include one or more of a mirroring attribute, a backup attribute, a storage availability attribute, a consistency group attribute, and a service level agreement attribute;
linking each server to at least one partner resource of a plurality of partner resources using a central provisioning engine, wherein the plurality of partner resources include at least one idle partner resource that has no workload and at least one preempt partner resource that has a preempt partner resource workload, and wherein the central provisioning engine determines whether each server is partnered with an idle partner resource or a preempt partner resource according to the server's resiliency attributes and the server's server workload;
determining that there is a disaster at the server site; and
responsive to determining that there is a disaster at the server site, transferring the server workload of each server on its corresponding partner resource, wherein transferring the server workload of a server whose partner resource is an idle partner resource comprises the idle partner resource assuming the server workload, and wherein transferring the server workload of a server whose partner resource is a preempt partner resource comprises the preempt partner resource abandoning its preempt partner resource workload in favor of the server workload.

US Pat. No. 9,948,704

DETERMINING A BEST FIT COORDINATOR NODE IN A DATABASE AS A SERVICE INFRASTRUCTURE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented method for determining a coordinator node in a database as a service (DBaaS) infrastructure comprising:receiving, via a processor on a receiving node, an application connect request having data request information, wherein the data request information refers to data stored in the DBaaS infrastructure and includes a predefined priority metric;
selecting, via the processor, a candidate node in the DBaaS infrastructure;
determining, via the processor, whether the candidate node is overloaded;
comparing, via the processor, responsive to determining that the candidate node is not overloaded, the predefined priority metric to at least one predefined node priority;
writting, to a memory, a comparison record indicative of a comparison of the predefined priority metric with the at least one predefined node priority in the candidate node, wherein comparison record is stored in a catalog table; and
selecting, via the processor, the candidate node as the coordinator node.

US Pat. No. 9,948,696

CLOUD SERVICE CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT ARCHITECTURE EXPANDED TO INTERFACE THE NETWORK STRATUM

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A resource optimization method for a cloud service control gateway (CSCG) in an application stratum, comprising:sending, to a network control gateway (NCG) in a network stratum via an interface between the application stratum and the network stratum, a request for network resource data, wherein the request for network resource data comprises a network address of a source, a plurality of network addresses of destinations that are accessible to the source, and a network resource constraint;
receiving, from the NCG via the interface, the requested network resource data, wherein the requested network data comprises status of network resources in the network stratum; and
determining a path in the network stratum based on the requested network resource data received from the NCG.

US Pat. No. 9,948,688

GRID ENCODED MEDIA ASSET DATA

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a computing device and for a user device, a video encoding type, a video quality, and an audio encoding type;
determining, by the computing device and based on the video encoding type and the video quality, an identifier of a video multicast stream;
determining, by the computing device and based on the audio encoding type, an identifier of an audio multicast stream;
transmitting, by the computing device, a video join request for the video multicast stream, wherein the video join request comprises the identifier of the video multicast stream and an indication that the user device is a recipient of the video multicast stream; and
transmitting, by the computing device, an audio join request for the audio multicast stream, wherein the audio join request comprises the identifier of the audio multicast stream and an indication that the user device is a recipient of the audio multicast stream.

US Pat. No. 9,948,676

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURING DOCUMENTS PRIOR TO TRANSMISSION

Workshare, Ltd., London ...

1. A method executed by a computer system for securing an electronic message comprised of data stored on the computer system, that is in a state of being composed as a result of a user operating a computer program running on said computer comprising:automatically detecting a change in at least one of a plurality of predetermined conditions of the data representing the electronic message during the period that the electronic message is in the state of being composed;
in response to the automatic detection of the change of the at least one predetermined condition, applying at least one security policy rule to the data representing the electronic message while the electronic message remains in the state of being composed, said at least one security policy being selected by the computer system in dependence on which of the at least one of the plurality of predetermined conditions was detected as having been changed;
wherein the step of applying at least one of the security policy rule comprises:
determining a first security indicia for a file attachment to the electronic message;
determining a second security indicia for the security privilege of the user composing the electronic message;
using the first and second security indicia to determine whether to prevent the file attachment from being transmitted in the electronic message, and in dependence on such determination, either modifying a data structure associated with the electronic message to remove the file attachment from the electronic message or blocking the transmission of the electronic message.

US Pat. No. 9,948,674

SPLICING INTO AN ACTIVE TLS SESSION WITHOUT A CERTIFICATE OR PRIVATE KEY

Akamai Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer program product in a non-transitory computer readable medium for use in a data processing system comprising a hardware processor, the data processing system operating as an intermediary between first and second computing entities, the first and second computing entities having established between them an active cryptographic session, the computer program product holding computer program instructions that, when executed by the data processing system, are operative to:receive from the second computing entity a first instruction to splice into the active cryptographic session;
splice into the active cryptographic session and carry out at least one action with respect to information within one of: an encrypted request, and an encrypted response flowing through the intermediary;
receive from the second computing entity a second instruction to shunt out of the active cryptographic session; and
shunt out of the active cryptographic session, after which access by the intermediary to information within the encrypted request or the encrypted response is revoked under the control of the second computing entity.

US Pat. No. 9,948,659

CONTEXT BASED MANAGEMENT FOR SECURE AUGMENTED REALITY APPLICATIONS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A method comprising:determining a device is located in a protected area;
in response to determining the device is in the protected area, placing the device in a secure mode to protect data produced by a camera of the device;
permitting an augmented reality application server access to the data produced by the camera when the device is in the secure mode;
receiving, at the device, information about a second device located in the protected area; and
presenting, using an augmented reality application of the device, the received information overlaid on an image of the second device.

US Pat. No. 9,948,658

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTHORIZING AND VALIDATING USER AGENTS BASED ON USER AGENT LOCATION

Level 3 Communications, L...

1. A method comprising:receiving a request at a registration server from a user agent to use a communication network, the registration server comprising at least one processor, wherein the request identifies the user agent;
determining that the user agent is not recognized on the communication network, wherein the determining step comprises:
determining that no valid authorization credentials exist that correspond to the user agent;
requiring, in response to determining that the user agent is not recognized on the communication network, submission of location information by the user agent prior to allowing the user agent to use the network;
receiving the location information from an authorization server, wherein the location information is submitted to the authorization server from the user agent;
receiving, by the registration server, authorization credentials from the authorization server, wherein the receiving authorization credentials step comprises:
receiving authorization credentials that were generated in response to the user agent submitting the location information;
receiving another request to use the network from the user agent; and
determining that the user agent is recognized based at least in part on the authorization credentials.

US Pat. No. 9,948,657

PROVIDING AN ENTERPRISE APPLICATION STORE

Citrix Systems, Inc., Fo...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at an application store provided by a computing device, a single sign-on (SSO) credential that includes data enabling access to the application store and one or more other enterprise resources;
determining, at the application store, whether the SSO credential is valid;
based on determining that the SSO credential is valid, providing, by the application store, an enterprise application store interface;
receiving, by the application store, via the enterprise application store interface, a request for a software application;
configuring the software application at the application store based on the SSO credential, the software application being configured as a stub application that corresponds to a virtualized application;
storing, by the application store, data indicating that the stub application was configured based on the SSO credential, the stored data enabling a virtualization platform associated with the virtualized application to authenticate a user of the stub application when the stub application is launched; and
providing, by the application store, the configured software application to at least one recipient device associated with the SSO credential.

US Pat. No. 9,948,654

METHOD FOR ACCESSING A PLURALITY OF SERVICES BY A MOBILE TERMINAL USER, AND RELATED SECURE DEVICE

Pacific Dolphin Holdings ...

1. A computer-implemented method for enabling a user (1) of at least one mobile terminal (2) to access at least one of a plurality of services, the method comprising steps for:creating (E1) a user account containing identification data of said user (1);
installing (E2) in said mobile terminal (2) a software application for accessing said plurality of services, wherein the software application is associated with at least one software application identifier;
entering (E4) into the mobile terminal (2) a user personal identification code;
creating (E5), in the mobile terminal (2), by using said software application, an authorization identifier comprising the at least one software application identifier and the user personal identification code;
providing the software application identifier to a secure management entity (3); and
enabling (E8) or not enabling (E9) the user (1) to access said plurality of services according to the software application identifier.

US Pat. No. 9,948,643

CONNECTION MANAGEMENT OF SMART DEVICES WITH AUTOMOBILE HEAD UNIT

Xevo Inc., Kirkland, WA ...

1. A method to establish a network connection between a head unit of an automobile and a plurality of mobile devices, comprising:connecting a first mobile device to the head unit with a short range wireless protocol;
receiving, at the head unit, from a second mobile device, a connection request to establish a short range wireless connection between the second mobile device and the head unit;
sending a request to the second mobile device for authorization to disconnect the first mobile device from the head unit in response to a determination that the requested connection is to utilize the same short range wireless protocol that the first mobile device is currently using for its connection to the head unit;
disconnecting the first mobile device from the head unit in response to receiving authorization from the second mobile device to disconnect the first mobile device from the head unit;
providing identification of the head unit to the second mobile device for display on the second mobile device and selection by a user of the second mobile device;
receiving identification at the head unit of the second mobile device from the second mobile device in response to the user selecting the head unit;
registering the second mobile device with the head unit; and
establishing the connection between the second mobile device and the head unit.

US Pat. No. 9,948,642

MULTI-MODAL BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION

Anhui Huami Information T...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a computing device, at least two biometric measurement signals generated by contact with a single individual, wherein the at least two biometric measurement signals comprise an electrocardiograph (ECG) signal and a photoplethysmography (PPG) signal;
combining at least one feature extracted from each signal of the at least two biometric measurement signals to generate a combined biometric signal;
comparing the combined biometric signal with a defined biometric signal associated with a known individual; and
transmitting a signal, responsive to the combined biometric signal matching the defined biometric signal, indicating that the single individual is the known individual.

US Pat. No. 9,948,625

ENCRYPTED GROUP COMMUNICATION METHOD

CYPH, INC., Dover, DE (U...

1. A method, comprising:generating a shared symmetric key to begin a communication session among a group of users by a first user;
distributing, by the first user, the generated shared symmetric key to each user in the group of users;
communicating within the communication session among a group of users, wherein
each user encrypts a message to the group of users to be distributed through the communication session using the generated shared symmetric key, and
each user decrypts a message received from the communication session using the generated shared symmetric key;
wherein additional users are added to the existing communication session when the first user distributes to the additional users the generated shared symmetric key.

US Pat. No. 9,948,617

SECURE SOFTWARE UPDATES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for upgrading a specific version of a software module installed at an electronic device, the method comprising:at a computing device storing a list of one or more current versions of the software module for installation at different electronic devices, wherein the list includes an updated version identifier that is associated with an updated version of the software module, for installation at the electronic device, that is stored at a server device:
in response to determining that the electronic device is connected to the computing device:
determining whether the updated version of the software module is installed at the electronic device by comparing a specific version identifier that is associated with the specific version of the software module to the updated version identifier;
upon determining that the updated version of the software module is not installed at the electronic device:
transmitting a request to the server device for the updated version of the software module,
receiving the updated version of the software module from the server device, wherein the updated version of the software module is encrypted by a unique encryption key that is associated with the electronic device, and
communicating the updated version of the software module to the electronic device for installation at the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,948,610

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACCESSING THIRD-PARTY RESOURCES

Citrix Systems, Inc., Fo...

1. A device comprising:one or more processors;
memory; and
a network gateway configured to:
acquire a first token from a client, the first token encrypting a second token, wherein the first token is used to access the network gateway and the second token is used to access a third-party resource provider, the network gateway granting access to the client based on at least the first token;
provide the first token to a token management service, wherein the token management service is inaccessible to the client;
decrypt the second token from the first token;
request one of a refresh or replacement of the second token from the token management service, wherein the token management service is inaccessible to the client;
receive the second token from the token management service;
access the third-party resource provider using the second token; and
grant the client access to the third-party resource provider.

US Pat. No. 9,948,604

HYBRID BUSINESS PROCESS APPLICATION FOR ACCESSING MULTIPLE CONTENT MANAGEMENT REPOSITORIES

Alfresco Software, Inc., ...

1. A computer program product comprising a non-transitory machine-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed by at least one programmable processor, cause the at least one programmable processor to perform operations comprising:executing, by a cloud-based first content management system installation, a workflow instance based on a business process application whose definition is maintained in a first content management system repository, the workflow instance requiring operations on a content item stored in a second content management system repository but not in the first content management system repository, the first content management system installation comprising a synchronization service;
implementing, by the synchronization service, a communication channel between the workflow state of the workflow instance and an associated workflow state of a second content management system installation, the second content management system installation includes the second content management system repository implemented on an on-premise computing system and protected by a firewall;
synchronizing the workflow state of the workflow instance to the associated workflow state of the second content management system installation, the synchronizing comprising exchanging content of the workflow state and metadata characterizing parameters of the workflow state over the communication channel so that the content and metadata are mirrored from the first content management system repository to the second content management system repository; and
accessing a content item retained in the second content management system repository for use in the workflow instance via the mirrored associated workflow state at the second content management system repository.

US Pat. No. 9,948,583

CHANNEL BASED COMMUNICATION AND TRANSACTION SYSTEM

Pypestream Inc., New Yor...

1. A method, comprising:at a server system comprising one or more processors and memory:
using a unique identifier received from a first user to obtain characteristic information from a user profile corresponding to the first user that is stored in one or more data stores;
joining the first user to a plurality of pre-existing primary communication channels based upon the user profile information for the first user, wherein
each primary communication channel in the plurality of primary communication channels facilitates electronic communication between a corresponding enterprise data source and a first remote user device associated with the first user,
each primary communication channel in the plurality of communication channels hosts a different plurality of users,
a first primary communication channel in the plurality of primary communication channels is associated with the first user and comprises:
a first secure bidirectional conversation between (i) the first remote user device associated with the first user and (ii) a first enterprise data source associated with the first primary communication channel, thereby facilitating secure exchange of a first plurality of messages, and
a second secure bidirectional conversation between (i) a second remote user device associated with a second user and (ii) the first enterprise data source, thereby facilitating secure exchange of a second plurality of messages, and wherein
a first message in the first plurality of messages is posted by the first enterprise data source,
the first message is associated with a first application programming interface token identifying the first user,
a second message in the second plurality of messages is posted by the first enterprise data source, and
the second message is associated with a second application programming interface token identifying the second user associated with the second remote user device, the method further comprising:
using the first application programming interface token to route the first message to the first remote user device within the first primary communication channel; and
using the second application programming interface token to route the second message to the second remote user device within the first primary communication channel.

US Pat. No. 9,948,576

MECHANISM FOR ENABLING LAYER TWO HOST ADDRESSES TO BE SHIELDED FROM THE SWITCHES IN A NETWORK

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by an edge network device interposed between a network of switches and a plurality of local hosts, from a first local host of the plurality of local hosts, a first packet destined for a first destination host, wherein the first local host has a first layer 2 (L2) address and a first layer 3 (L3) address associated therewith, and wherein the first packet includes the first L2 address as a source L2 address of the first packet, and includes the first L3 address as a source L3 address of the first packet;
reducing a number of L2 addresses that need to be stored by forwarding tables of the switches, by the edge network device, by exposing fewer L2 addresses to the switches, including replacing the source L2 address of the first packet with a first substitute L2 address that is shared by a first set of the plurality of local hosts associated with a first communication channel of the edge network device; and
transmitting, by the edge network device, the first packet to the network of switches via a first edge link coupled to the first communication channel.

US Pat. No. 9,948,573

DELIVERY OF MULTIMEDIA COMPONENTS ACCORDING TO USER ACTIVITY

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:establishing at least one session for delivery of:
a first component of a multimedia content item; and
a second component of the multimedia content item;
receiving, during the at least one session, a first transmission of data fragments of the first component and a second transmission of data fragments of the second component;
synchronizing the first transmission of data fragments and the second transmission of data fragments to form synchronized data fragments;
providing the synchronized data fragments for rendering of the multimedia content item;
identifying an inactivity event after the rendering;
after the identifying of the inactivity event, maintaining the at least one session in an active state and requesting that delivery of the first transmission of data fragments and the second transmission of data fragments be stopped;
in response to identifying an activity event after the requesting, determining to resume the first component and not to resume the second component, wherein the first component and the second component each comprise one of video, audio, or data components of the multimedia content item; and
after the determining to resume the first component, communicating a resumption request for resumption of delivery of the first component of the multimedia content item.

US Pat. No. 9,948,479

IDENTIFICATION GRAPH THEORY

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. A method for security and/or automation, comprising:detecting a presence of a person at a location;
determining a first identification datum associated with the person; calculating a first probability of identification at a first node in a decision tree based at least in part on the first identification datum;
determining, based at least in part on the first probability of identification, a second identification datum associated with the person;
calculating a second probability of identification at a second node in the decision tree based at least in part on the first probability of identification and the second identification datum, the second node dependent on the first node;
determining an identity of the person based at least in part on the second probability at the second node in the decision tree; and
initiating an action based at least in part on the determined the identity of the person.

US Pat. No. 9,948,451

ADAPTIVE ENVELOPE EXTRACTING APPARATUS, SIGNAL DECODING APPARATUS AND SHORT-DISTANCE CONTACTLESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS APPLYING THE ADAPTIVE ENVELOPE EXTRACTING APPARATUS, AND METHOD THEREOF

MEDIATEK Singapore Pte. L...

1. A short-distance contactless communication apparatus, comprising:an envelope extracting apparatus, arranged to extract an envelope signal of a receiving modulation signal, wherein the envelope extracting apparatus generates a clock signal of the receiving modulation signal;
a timer, arranged to count for a frame delay time according to the envelope signal of the receiving modulation signal;
a transmitter, arranged to transmit a transmitting modulation signal when the frame delay time counted by the timer is up;
a phase-locked loop, arranged to generate a continuous clock signal according to the clock signal and the envelope signal; and
a receiver, arranged to receive the receiving modulation signal according to the continuous clock signal.

US Pat. No. 9,948,423

VARIATION-TOLERANT WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXING RECEIVER AND TRANSCEIVER, AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A variation-tolerant receiver comprising:a plurality of receiver resonators for demultiplexing a multiplexed modulated signal received from at least one wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) transmitter having a plurality of transmitter resonators, each of the receiver resonators having a receiver resonance linewidth not exceeding a minimum spacing between two adjacent transmitter resonances of the transmitter resonators; and
the receiver resonances collectively spanning a free spectral range of one of the receiver resonators such that the variation-tolerant receiver achieves gapless spectral response.

US Pat. No. 9,948,381

PAIRED BEAM TRANSPONDER SATELLITE COMMUNICATION

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. A satellite communications system comprising:a gateway terminal located in a loopback spot beam coverage area and having a flexible allocation of forward-channel and return-channel portions of uplink and downlink frequency bands;
a plurality of user terminals located in the loopback spot beam coverage area and having the flexible allocation; and
a satellite in communication with the gateway terminal and the plurality of user terminals, and having a loopback beam transponder comprising:
an input subsystem comprising an uplink input port coupled with a loopback beam feed, and comprising an uplink output port to generate a combined input signal comprising forward-channel traffic received from the gateway terminal in the forward-channel portion of the uplink frequency band and return-channel traffic received from the user terminals in the return-channel portion of the uplink frequency band; and
an output subsystem comprising a downlink input port to receive a combined output signal as a translation of the combined input signal to a downlink frequency band, and comprising a downlink output port coupled with the loopback beam feed to transmit, in the downlink frequency band, a downlink signal generated from the combined input signal to comprise the forward-channel traffic in the forward-channel portion of the downlink frequency band and the return-channel traffic in the return-channel portion of the downlink frequency band.

US Pat. No. 9,948,311

DECISION-DIRECTED PHASE DETECTOR

Finisar Corporation, Sun...

1. A decision-directed phase detector, comprising:a first comparator configured to compare an input signal including clock and data components with a reference signal set to a clock crossover value, and to generate a first compared output signal designating a transition of the input signal through the clock crossover value;
a phase detector configured to receive the first compared output signal and generate a phase adjustment signal;
a second comparator configured to compare the input signal with the reference signal set to a positive offset clock crossover value of the clock crossover value offset by a positive offset value, and to generate a positive offset compared output signal designating a transition of the input signal through the positive offset clock crossover value; and
a transition detection circuit to generate a valid transition signal to route the phase adjustment signal to a clock generation circuit when the positive offset compared output signal transitions over a clock period.

US Pat. No. 9,948,291

20V TO 50V HIGH CURRENT ASIC PIN DIODE DRIVER

MACOM Technology Solution...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first circuit configured to generate a plurality of second signals by a voltage translation of a plurality of first signals;
a second circuit configured to switch said second signals to generate a plurality of third signals, wherein said second signals are switched such that (i) all of said third signals are inactive before one of said third signals transitions from inactive to active while a switching condition is enabled and (ii) all of said third signals are switched inactive while said switching condition is disabled; and
a third circuit configured to amplify said third signals to generate a plurality of output signals, wherein each of said output signals has a current capacity to drive one or more of a plurality of diodes in a diode switch circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,948,254

WIRELESS JOSEPHSON BIFURCATION AMPLIFIER

Yale University, New Hav...

1. A wireless amplifier comprising:at least one Josephson junction fabricated on a substrate;
at least one radio-frequency antenna connected to the at least one Josephson junction; and
a microwave waveguide, wherein the substrate is mounted within the microwave waveguide.

US Pat. No. 9,948,237

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FILTERING RADIO FREQUENCY SIGNALS OF TRANSCEIVER INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

CAMBIUM NETWORKS LIMITED,...

1. A multiple-in-multiple-out device comprising:a first transceiver comprising a first down converting mixer, a first band pass filter, and a first up converting mixer;
a second transceiver comprising a second down converting mixer, a second band pass filter, and a second up converting mixer;
a local oscillator configured to generate a local oscillator signal; and
a phase shifter coupled to the local oscillator to apply a phase shift to the local oscillator signal to generate a phase shifted local oscillator signal;
wherein the multiple-in-multiple-out device is configured to couple the local oscillator signal to the first down converting mixer and to the first up converting mixer and to couple the phase shifted local oscillator signal to the second down converting mixer and to the second up converting mixer,
wherein the phase shift applied by the phase shifter is configured to cancel energy radiated into the surroundings of the multiple-in-multiple-out device at the frequency of the local oscillator signal,
wherein the multiple-in-multiple-out device comprises a radio frequency generator comprising a first output and a second output, wherein the first transceiver is connected to the first output and the second transceiver is connected to the second output, and
wherein the radio frequency generator is configured to generate respective composite radio frequency signals at the first output and the second output, wherein each respective composite radio frequency signal comprises a respective first radio frequency signal having a first frequency and a respective second radio frequency signal having a second frequency and wherein the first frequency belongs to a first frequency band and the second frequency belongs to a second frequency band, the first frequency band being different from the second frequency band.

US Pat. No. 9,948,146

VARIABLE CAPACITANCE CIRCUIT, VARIABLE CAPACITANCE DEVICE, RESONANT CIRCUIT, AMPLIFYING CIRCUIT, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Dexerials Corporation, S...

1. A variable capacitance circuit, comprising:a first variable capacitance element having a first combined capacitance value;
a second variable capacitance element having a second combined capacitance value;
a first to a third alternate current terminal through which alternate current signals are inputted and outputted to and from the first and the second variable capacitance element; and
a first to a third direct current terminal connected to the first and the second variable capacitance element so that direct current voltages are applied to the first and the second variable capacitance element, wherein
the first and the second variable capacitance element are connected in series between the first alternate current terminal and the third alternate current terminal,
the second alternate current terminal is connected to a series connection node between the first variable capacitance element and the second variable capacitance element,
the first variable capacitance element includes at least a first variable capacitance capacitor and a second variable capacitance capacitor connected in series,
the second variable capacitance element includes at least a third variable capacitance capacitor and a fourth variable capacitance capacitor connected in series,
the first direct current terminal connects to a connection node between the first variable capacitance capacitor and the second variable capacitance capacitor,
the second direct current terminal connects to the first alternate current terminal, a connection node between the first variable capacitance element and the second variable capacitance element, and the third alternate current terminal,
the third direct current terminal connects a connection node between the third variable capacitance capacitor and the fourth variable capacitance capacitor,
the first combined capacitance value changes in response to direct current voltages applied to the first and the second direct current terminal,
the second combined capacitance value changes in response to direct current voltages applied to the second and the third direct current terminal, and
the change in the first combined capacitance value and the change in the second combined capacitance value are opposite in direction.

US Pat. No. 9,948,080

CABLE SPACER CLAMP ARM LINER

PREFORMED LINE PRODUCTS C...

1. A liner for use with a cable spacer clamp arm, the liner including:a first portion formed in an arcuate configuration and made from a first elastomeric material; and
a second portion formed in the arcuate configuration and receivable within the first portion and made from a second elastomeric material and adapted to receive a portion of a cable that is supported by the cable spacer clamp arm and that extends along a cable axis,
wherein the first portion attaches to the second portion, and:
a first contact point, where the first portion contacts the second portion, is spaced a first distance from the cable axis along a first radial axis that is perpendicular to the cable axis;
a second contact point, where the first portion contacts the second portion, is spaced a second distance from the cable axis along a second radial axis that is perpendicular to the cable axis; and
the first distance different than the second distance.

US Pat. No. 9,947,997

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Chiun Mai Communication S...

1. An electronic device comprising:a main body, the main body formed of conductive material;
a baseboard, the baseboard received in the main body and spaced from the main body, the baseboard and the main body together forming a gap, and the baseboard comprising a feed point for feeding current to the main body;
a ground portion, the ground portion being grounded and electrically connecting the main body to the baseboard, the ground portion covering a portion of the gap to form a grounding area and a non-grounding area; and
a frequency selected ground (FSG) circuit, the FSG circuit positioned at one side of the baseboard adjacent to the non-grounding area, one end of the FSG circuit electrically connected to the main body, and another end of the FSG circuit being grounded;
wherein the FSG circuit comprises a plurality of inductors and/or capacitors, wherein the FSG circuit has different impedances in response to the electronic device working at different frequency bands.

US Pat. No. 9,947,839

LED ASSEMBLY

Huga Optotech Inc., Taic...

1. An LED assembly, comprising:a transparent mount comprising a top surface and a bottom surface opposite to the top surface;
an LED chip arranged on the top surface;
an electrode plate arranged on an edge of the top surface and electrically connected to the LED chip;
a first phosphor layer, comprising a first phosphor, and covering the LED chip, the top surface and a portion of the electrode plate; and
a second phosphor layer comprising a second phosphor, covering the bottom surface,
wherein the transparent mount and the electrode plate substantially have a same width.

US Pat. No. 9,947,817

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES INCLUDING NON-CONDUCTIVE CORES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

Q1 NANOSYSTEMS CORPORATIO...

1. A method of forming a photovoltaic structure, comprising:patterning a top surface of a moldable material layer with an array pattern, the array pattern including an array of vertically extending shapes that protrude upward or downward from that top surface of the moldable material layer;
depositing a layer stack over the array pattern, the layer stack comprising a transparent conductive material layer, a photovoltaic material layer, and a core conductive material layer; and
depositing a dielectric material layer over the layer stack, wherein:
a two-dimensional array of photovoltaic bristles is formed, each photovoltaic bristle comprising a vertically protruding portion of the layer stack and embedding a dielectric core comprising a dielectric material;
the dielectric core contacts a sidewall of the core conductive material layer; and
the transparent conductive material layer is spaced from the core conductive material layer by the photovoltaic material layer.

US Pat. No. 9,947,429

AG ALLOY FILM FOR REFLECTING ELECTRODE OR WIRING ELECTRODE, REFLECTING ELECTRODE OR WIRING ELECTRODE, AND AG ALLOY SPUTTERING TARGET

Kobe Steel, Ltd., Kobe-s...

1. A reflecting electrode or an interconnection electrode, comprising:an Ag alloy film, and
a transparent conductive film of 5 nm or larger and smaller than 25 nm in thickness formed directly on, or directly on and directly beneath, the Ag alloy film,
wherein the Ag alloy film consists of In in an amount of larger than 2.0 atomic % and smaller than or equal to 2.7 atomic %, Bi in an amount of larger than or equal to 0.01 atomic % and smaller than or equal to 1.0 atomic %, and the balance being Ag and inevitable impurities.

US Pat. No. 9,946,955

IMAGE REGISTRATION METHOD

HANWHA LAND SYSTEMS CO., ...

1. An image registration method comprising:obtaining a first reference image by photographing a reference target from a first viewpoint;
obtaining a second reference image by photographing the reference target from a second viewpoint;
obtaining reference coordinate-difference values that indicate difference in coordinates of corresponding pixels between the first reference image and the second reference image;
obtaining parallax registration-error values based on a distance of a photographing target from the first viewpoint and the second viewpoint;
obtaining a registration result of a first image of the photographing target taken from the first viewpoint and a second image of the photographing target taken from the second viewpoint based on the reference coordinate-difference values; and
correcting the registration result based on the parallax registration-error values,
wherein the first viewpoint is different from the second viewpoint, and
wherein the registration result is obtained after the parallax registration-error values are obtained.

US Pat. No. 9,946,585

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSET MODULE ISOLATION

Oracle America, Inc., Re...

13. A method for deploying an asset platform program in a computer device operatively connected to an offering network, comprising:in a computer:
deploying a container object via execution of the asset platform program;
deploying a plurality of asset modules implemented on the container object, each asset module of the plurality of asset modules being configured to interface with a respective asset of a plurality of assets; and
deploying a plurality of offering modules implemented on the container object,
wherein each offering module of the plurality of offering modules is configured to communicate with the offering network,
wherein each asset module of the plurality of asset modules and its respective asset interface with each other directly,
wherein each asset module of the plurality of asset modules provides a standard interface for providing at least one of native telemetry, control, and event information of its respective asset to the one of the offering modules,
wherein each asset module of the plurality of asset modules and one of the offering modules provide the respective asset to the offering network by communicating through the container object, and
wherein the asset module and one of the offering modules communicate by:
translating the at least one of native telemetry, control, and event information of the respective asset into a form understood by the one of the offering modules, and
providing the translated information to the one of the offering modules,
wherein the plurality of offering modules are communicatively isolated from direct communications with the plurality of assets even though the plurality of offering modules are implemented on the container object and are configured to communicate with the offering network, and
wherein the plurality of assets comprise at least one of hardware, software, storage, a service processor, a cell or mobile phone, hardware of a workstation, an operating system of the workstation, accounting software on the workstation, a storage jukebox attached to a file server, or firmware on the cell or mobile phone.

US Pat. No. 9,946,407

FREQUENCY MULTIPLEXED OPTICAL TOUCHSCREEN

ELO TOUCH SOLUTIONS, INC....

1. A touch system, comprising:a touch panel;
a first plurality of radiation sources located at a first edge of the touch panel;
a second plurality of radiation sources located at the first edge of the touch panel,
wherein an intensity of light emitted from each of the first and second plurality of radiation sources is modulated with a modulation frequency from a set of frequencies utilized repetitively in varying order between the first and the second plurality of radiation sources; and
an optical receiver located at a second edge of the touch panel and configured to receive the light emitted from each of the first and second plurality of radiation sources.

US Pat. No. 9,946,396

TRANSPARENT ELECTRODE CAPACITANCE SENSOR AND PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SHIN-ETSU POLYMER CO., LT...

1. A transparent electrode capacitance sensor, comprisinga transparent resin substrate;
at least one transparent electrode formed on the transparent resin substrate;
a pseudo auxiliary electrode formed in at least a portion of an outer periphery of the transparent electrode, the pseudo auxiliary electrode being thicker than the transparent electrode, integral with the transparent electrode, and made of a same material as the transparent electrode;
a lead wire connected to the pseudo auxiliary electrode, the lead wire being formed on the transparent resin substrate, and comprising a metal vapor deposition film; and
a carbon layer formed in a connection between the lead wire and the pseudo auxiliary electrode, the lead wire being connected to the pseudo auxiliary electrode through the carbon layer.

US Pat. No. 9,946,362

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INPUTTING USER COMMANDS TO A PROCESSOR

eyeSight Mobile Technolog...

1. A system comprising:a processor configured to:
detect an object in one or more images stored in a memory;
extract one or more image analysis parameters associated with the object;
apply a first motion detection test to the one or more image analysis parameters to detect a motion of the object;
based on a result of the first motion detection test, apply a second motion detection test to the one or more image analysis parameters, wherein the second motion detection test is different than the first motion detection test; and
execute a command associated with the second motion detection test.

US Pat. No. 9,946,310

HINGE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

Shin Zu Shing Co., Ltd., ...

1. A hinge comprising:a connection member comprising a first side and a second side opposite with each other, wherein a first slide block is formed on a first position of the first side, a first arc surface is formed on the second side opposite with the first position, a second arc surface is formed on a second position of the first side, and a second slide block is formed on the second side opposite with the second position, wherein a first circular hole penetrates through the first slide block, and a first arc hole penetrates through the second slide block;
a first fixing member comprising a third side, wherein a third arc surface corresponding to the first slide block is formed on the third side opposite with the first position, and a third slide block corresponding to the second arc surface is formed on the third side opposite with the second position, wherein a second arc hole penetrates through the third slide block;
a second fixing member comprising a fourth side, wherein a fourth slide block corresponding to the first arc surface is formed on the fourth side opposite with the first position, and a fourth arc surface corresponding to the second slide block is formed on the fourth side opposite with the second position, wherein a second circular hole penetrates through the fourth slide block;
a first axle passing through the second arc hole and the first circular hole; and
a second axle passing through the second circular hole and the first arc hole;
wherein, while the first fixing member and the connection member rotate relatively by the second arc hole, a third top edge of the third side of the first fixing member abuts against a first top edge of the first side of the connection member; while the second fixing member and the connection member rotate relatively by the first arc hole, a fourth top edge of the fourth side of the second fixing member abuts against a second top edge of the second side of the connection member.

US Pat. No. 9,946,260

SPARSE MAP AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE NAVIGATION

Mobileye Vision Technolog...

1. A system for sparse map autonomous navigation of a vehicle along a road segment, the system comprising:at least one processor programmed to:
receive a sparse map of the road segment, wherein the sparse map has a data density of no more than 1 megabyte per kilometer and the sparse map includes a planned trajectory for the road segment that deviates no more than 30 centimeters from a center of a lane in the road segment;
receive from a camera, at least one image representative of an environment of the vehicle;
analyze the sparse map and the at least one image received from the camera; and
determine an autonomous steering action for the vehicle based on the analysis of the sparse map and the at least one image received from the camera.

US Pat. No. 9,945,900

TESTING DEVICE FOR RADIO FREQUENCY FRONT END AND RADIO FREQUENCY FRONT END TESTING METHOD

UNIVERSAL SCIENTIFIC INDU...

1. A testing device for a radio frequency front end, used for testing a radio frequency front end module, the testing device for a radio frequency front end comprising:a processing module, receiving a testing control signal from a computer device;
a first multiplexing module including:
a first input terminal;
a first control terminal;
a second control terminal;
a third control terminal;
a first output channel terminal;
a second output channel terminal;
a third output channel terminal; and
a fourth output channel terminal, wherein the first control terminal, the second control terminal and the third control terminal of the first multiplexing module are electrically connected to the processing module; and
a second multiplexing module, including:
a first input terminal;
a first control terminal;
a second control terminal;
a third control terminal;
a first output channel terminal;
a second output channel terminal;
a third output channel terminal; and
a fourth output channel terminal, wherein the first control terminal, the second control terminal and the third control terminal of the second multiplexing module are electrically connected to the processing module;
a radio frequency front end signal module, including a first signal terminal and a second signal terminal, wherein the radio frequency front end signal module provides a first signal and a second signal through the first signal terminal and the second signal terminal, respectively; the first signal terminal of the radio frequency front end signal module is electrically connected to the first input terminal of the first multiplexing module; the second signal terminal of the radio frequency front end signal module is electrically connected to the first input terminal of the second multiplexing module;
wherein the first output channel terminal of the first multiplexing module and the first output channel terminal of the second multiplexing module are electrically connected to a first device under test; the second output channel terminal of the first multiplexing module and the second output channel terminal of the second multiplexing module are electrically connected to a second device under test; the third output channel terminal of the first multiplexing module and the third output channel terminal of the second multiplexing module are electrically connected to a third device under test; and the fourth output channel terminal of the first multiplexing module and the fourth output channel terminal of the second multiplexing module are electrically connected to a fourth device under test.

US Pat. No. 9,945,578

MONITORED HEAT EXCHANGER SYSTEM

Global Heat Transfer ULC,...

1. A monitored heat exchanger system, the system comprising:a heat exchanger unit in operable engagement with a heat generating device, with an at least one service fluid being transferable therebetween, the heat exchanger unit further comprising:
a frame; and at least one cooler coupled with the frame, the at least one cooler having an airflow side and a service fluid side;
a monitoring module coupled to the heat exchanger unit, the monitoring module further comprising: a primary microcontroller in operable communication with an at least one sensor assembly,
wherein the at least one sensor assembly comprises:
a mounting frame;
a support platform coupled with the mounting frame, and further comprising: a platform hollow; and a top platform surface;
a circuit board positioned onto the top platform surface, the circuit board being configured with a secondary microcontroller and a Hall effect sensor;
an inner sensor housing configured to extend out and around the circuit board and the support platform;
a first magnet coupled to an underside of the inner sensor housing; and
a rotating member comprising a plurality of blades, the rotating member being disposed on top of the inner sensor housing,
wherein the primary microcontroller is provided with computer instructions for processing a system signal received from the secondary microcontroller.

US Pat. No. 9,945,454

MOTORIZED GEAR REDUCER

SAFEWAY ELECTRO-MECHANICA...

1. A motorized gear reducer disposed in a housing, the housing having a closed surface at a first end and an axial channel through a second end, comprising:a support shaft axially disposed in the housing and having a first end secured to the closed surface and a second end passing through the axial channel;
a speed reduction device including a first stage of a sunless planetary gear train and a second stage of the sunless planetary gear train, each of the first and second stages of the sunless planetary gear train including a stationary ring gear, a rotatable ring gear serving as a torque output of each of the first and second stages of the sunless planetary gear train, and a carrier mounted on the support shaft and serving as a torque input of each of the first and second stages of the sunless planetary gear train;
a planet gear set disposed in each of the carriers of the first and second stages of the sunless planetary gear train and including a first planet gear meshing with the stationary ring gear of each of the first and second stages of the sunless planetary gear train, respectively, and a second planet gear meshing with the rotatable ring gear of each of the first and second stages of the sunless planetary gear train, respectively, wherein the carrier of the first stage of the sunless planetary gear train is secured to an internal ring member of a rotor of a hollow motor to serve as a power source of the speed reduction device, and the torque output of the second stage of the sunless planetary gear train serves as one torque output of the speed reduction device; and
the hollow motor surrounding the first stage of the sunless planetary gear train and including a stator on an outermost portion, the rotor surrounded by the stator and driven by the stator, and a plurality of windings for rotating the rotor;
wherein the stator is disposed in the housing;
wherein the rotor includes the internal ring member extending radially to separate the stationary ring gear of the first stage of the sunless planetary gear train from the rotatable ring gear of the first stage of the sunless planetary gear train, and the ring member being around the carrier of the first stage of the sunless planetary gear train;
wherein the number of teeth of the first planet gear of each of the first and second stages of the sunless planetary gear train is equal to that of the second planet gear of each of the first and second stages of the sunless planetary gear train;
wherein the number of teeth of the rotatable ring gear of each of the first and second stages of the sunless planetary gear train is not equal to that of the stationary ring gear of each of the first and second stages of the sunless planetary gear train, respectively; and
wherein the number of teeth of the rotatable ring gear of each of the first and second stages of the sunless planetary gear train deducted by the number of teeth of the stationary ring gear of each of the first and second stages of the sunless planetary gear train, respectively, is a multiple of the number of the planet gear sets in the speed reduction device.

US Pat. No. 9,945,099

INDUSTRIAL VEHICLE

KCM Corporation, Hyogo (...

1. An industrial vehicle comprising:a machine room including an engine room and a ventilation room which are separated by a dividing wall in a forward/rearward direction;
an engine arranged in the engine room;
an exhaust gas treatment device arranged in the engine room so as to be located above the engine, the exhaust gas treatment device including
a pretreatment unit accommodating a diesel oxidation catalyst and extending in the forward/rearward direction,
a selective catalytic reduction unit located adjacent to the pretreatment unit and extending in the forward/rearward direction,
a connecting pipe including a mix portion, a first bent portion, and a second bent portion, the mix portion being located between the pretreatment unit and the selective catalytic reduction unit and extending in the forward/rearward direction, the first bent portion connecting the mix portion and an outlet of the pretreatment unit, the outlet being located close to the dividing wall, the second bent portion connecting the mix portion and an inlet of the selective catalytic reduction unit, the inlet being located far from the dividing wall, and
a urea water injection device attached to the first bent portion of the connecting pipe so as to be located on an extended line of the mix portion and configured to inject urea water into an exhaust gas;
a urea water tank arranged outside the engine room and storing the urea water; and
a urea water pipe configured to guide the urea water from the urea water tank to the urea water injection device and penetrating the dividing wall.

US Pat. No. 9,945,043

ELECTRO CHEMICAL DEPOSITION APPARATUS

SPTS Technologies Limited...

1. Apparatus for electrochemical deposition on to a surface of a substrate having features formed in said surface, the substrate having a conductive seed layer pre-deposited on said surface;the apparatus including an anode electrode;
a support for supporting the substrate with said surface exposed at a location having the features, the support and the anode electrode being relatively movable to alter a gap between the anode and the location to define a chamber between them;
a seal carried by the anode electrode or by a dielectric container where the anode electrode is retained for sealing with the seed layer encircling all of the features to form said chamber, the substrate in sealed opposed relationship with the anode electrode;
a fluid inlet and outlet to the chamber for passing an electrolyte through the chamber; and
an ohmic contact to the seed layer for creating a potential difference across the gap between the anode electrode and the seed layer when the ohmic contact is coupled to an electrical power source, wherein when an electrolyte is passed through the chamber the electrolyte passes over a predetermined, fixed area of said surface of the substrate which includes the features.

US Pat. No. 9,944,502

CYLINDER RETRACTION SYSTEM, BOOM DEVICE AND CRAWLER CRANE

Hitachi Sumitomo Heavy In...

1. A crawler crane comprising a traveling lower superstructure, a revolving upper superstructure rotatably disposed upon the traveling lower superstructure and a boom of which base end portion is pivotably attached to the revolving upper superstructure, the traveling lower superstructure having a car body linked to the revolving upper superstructure, a pair of crawlers detachably mounted on both sides of the car body, each of the pair of crawlers configured so as to include a crawler side frame and a crawler belt wrapped around the crawler side frame, wherein the crawler side frame is detachable to and from the car body for the crawler crane itself, comprising:a hydraulic cylinder swingably suspended on a ventral surface side of the boom, and having a rod extended and contracted by hydraulic oil, and equipped with a mounting fixture attached at a front end of the rod for suspending the crawler side frame;
a cylinder retraction system including a pair of guide plates set apart from each other over a predetermined distance on two opposite sides of the rod, each of which base end side rotatably supported on the ventral surface side of the boom, and configured so that front edges of the pair of guide plates being rotated between a retraction portion closer to the ventral surface side of the boom and an operating position over a greater distance from the ventral surface side of the boom; wherein
a through hole is formed at the mounting fixture, a round bar shaped guide pin or a shackle for suspending the crawler side frame is selectively attached to the through hole;
when the hydraulic cylinder has been disposed in vertical direction in a condition in which the round bar shaped guide pin has been inserted through the through hole to assume an operating attitude, and the hydraulic cylinder has been made to contract in a condition in which the pair of the guide plates have been set in the operating positions, then the round bar shaped guide pin is guided via the pair of guide plates, and the hydraulic cylinder assumes the retracted attitude in which the hydraulic cylinder are disposed along the ventral surface side of the boom;
when the hydraulic cylinder has assumed the retracted attitude in a condition in which the round bar shaped guide pin has been inserted through the through hole, and the hydraulic cylinder has been made to extend in the condition in which the pair of the guide plates have been set in the operating positions, then the round bar shaped guide pin is guided via the pair of guide plates, and the hydraulic cylinder assumes the operating attitude; and
when the hydraulic cylinder has assumed the operating attitude, and the round bar shaped guide pin or the shackle has been attached to the mounting fixture, the crawler side frame is made suspensible.

US Pat. No. 9,944,149

SEAT CONDITIONING HOOD APPARATUS AND METHOD

GENTHERM GMBH, Odelzhaus...

1. A hood article for a seat conditioning assembly comprising:a rigid air-impermeable housing including:
i. a bottom wall defining a first aperture adapted to connect to a suction side of an air mover, the first aperture having a generally circular shape, and
ii. a front wall extending from the bottom wall and defining a second aperture in communication with and angularly oriented relative to the first aperture, the second aperture having a shape that is different than the generally circular shape of the first aperture,
wherein the housing comprises a plurality of notches that are defined around an inner diameter of the first aperture, each of the notches extend from the bottom wall towards an opposing top wall, the air mover is adapted to be received into the first aperture and the plurality of notches are adapted to connect the air mover to the housing at a plurality of radial positions,
wherein the hood article is adapted to connect the air mover to a flexible air distribution system that is in fluid communication with a surface of an automobile seat,
wherein the housing comprises a snap feature that is arranged adjacent a side of the second aperture, the snap feature projects from the housing beyond a front plane of the second aperture and is adapted to engage an opening in the air distribution system to fix the housing relative to the air distribution system, and
wherein the housing is adapted to communicate air from the air mover to the air distribution system through the second aperture in a first air flow direction, and is adapted to communicate air from the air distribution system to the air mover through the first aperture in a second air flow direction that is different than the first air flow direction.

US Pat. No. 9,944,114

BICYCLE WHEEL

SCOTT Sports SA, Givisie...

1. A method for producing a bicycle wheel made from a fiber composite material, comprising:laminating, in one piece and in one step, a rim, a plurality of spokes each comprising a first spoke section and a second spoke section, and a center having a first center disc and a second center disc, wherein all fibers for the rim, the spokes, and the center are laid in mold parts in the one step;
curing the laminated rim, spokes, and center to form the bicycle wheel;
removing the formed bicycle wheel in said one piece from the mold; and
inserting a hub, in a second step, without pre-tensioning the spokes,
wherein the spokes are laminated and cured such that the first spoke section and the second spoke section have a substantially straight shape.

US Pat. No. 9,943,725

EXERCISE BALANCE TRAINER

InertiaCore Training Syst...

1. An exercise training apparatus comprising:a rigid base member having an upper end and a lower end;
a pivot mechanism coupled to the upper end of the base member, the pivot mechanism comprising a ball-and-socket joint positioned along a vertical axis;
a substantially planar platform mounted atop the pivot mechanism such that the substantially planar platform is able to freely pivot about three perpendicular axes relative to the base member, wherein the substantially planar platform is adapted to receive a user in a standing position;
a first laterally extending member extending downwardly and in a first lateral direction relative to the ball-and-socket joint, the first laterally extending member configured to releasably receive and retain a first ballast plate in a position substantially laterally offset from the vertical axis when the platform is in a centered position; and,
a second laterally extending member extending downwardly and in a second lateral direction relative to the ball-and-socket joint, the second laterally extending member configured to releasably receive and retain a second ballast plate in a position substantially laterally offset from the vertical axis when the first seat or platform is in a centered position,
wherein the substantially planar platform is operable to, when in an operative exercise mode, simultaneously pivot and rotate relative to the rigid base member subject to momentum of the first ballast plate and the second ballast plate, and
wherein a center of mass of the platform lowers below a pivot point of the ball-and-socket joint in response to the first laterally extending member and the second laterally extending member receiving and retaining the first ballast plate and the second ballast plate, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,943,541

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING WATER

Imerys USA, Inc., Roswel...

1. A method of treating water to reduce or prevent bacterial infection in a fish, the method comprising:administering a particulate kaolin clay to the water in a dosage sufficient to reduce the presence of at least one undesirable bacterial species present in the water;
wherein the particulate kaolin clay comprises:
(a) a BET surface area ranging from about 25 m2/g to about 40 m2/g;
(b) a particle size distribution such that at least about 80% by weight of the particles of kaolin clay have an equivalent spherical diameter of less than 2 microns as measured by Sedigraph; and
(c) a particle size distribution such that at least about 50% by weight of the particles of kaolin clay have an equivalent spherical diameter of less than 0.25 microns as measured by Sedigraph; and
contacting a fish with the water,
wherein the particulate kaolin clay is administered to the water at a dosage ranging from about 0.01 g/L to about 3 g/L,
wherein the shape factor of the kaolin clay multiplied by the percentage by weight of the particles of kaolin clay having an equivalent spherical diameter of less than 0.25 microns as measured by Sedigraph has a valve of at least about 1000, and
wherein the specific surface area of the kaolin clay multiplied by the percentage by weight of the particles of kaolin clay having an equivalent spherical diameter of less than 0.25 microns as measured by Sedigraph has a value of at least about 600.
US Pat. No. 9,943,563

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING VITILIGO

STEALTH BIOTHERAPEUTICS C...

1. A method for treating vitiligo in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising: administering a therapeutically effective amount of the peptide D-Arg-2?,6?-Dmt-Lys-Phe-NH2 or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
US Pat. No. 9,944,603

COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CYSTIC FIBROSIS

FLATLEY DISCOVERY LAB, LL...


US Pat. No. 9,944,889

CAUSTIC FREE LOW TEMPERATURE WARE WASH DETERGENT FOR REDUCING SCALE BUILD-UP

Ecolab USA Inc., Saint P...

1. A method of cleaning using a caustic-free ware wash detergent comprising:providing a caustic-free alkaline detergent use composition, wherein the composition comprises from about 1 ppm to about 250 aminocarboxylate, from about 1 ppm to about 250 water conditioning polymer, from about 1 ppm to about 250 sequestrant, from about 10 ppm to about 1,000 non-caustic alkalinity source, and water, wherein the composition is caustic-free, does not contain surfactants and reduces or eliminates scale build-up on said surfaces;
washing a surface or article with the detergent use composition having a pH between about 8 and about 11.5;
employing a sanitizer with the detergent wash solution or a sanitizer formulated in the caustic-free alkaline detergent;
employing a rinse aid;
wherein the temperature of the detergent use solution in the washing step is not heated above about 140° F., and
wherein the detergent use solution contains sufficient use levels of the aminocarboxylate, water conditioning agent and sequestrant to prevent the formation of precipitates in hard water sources.

US Pat. No. 9,949,354

EXTREME UV LIGHT GENERATION APPARATUS AND METHOD

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light generation apparatus comprising:a target supplier configured to sequentially supply targets to a plasma generation region in a chamber as a plurality of droplets at a predetermined generation frequency, the targets generating extreme ultraviolet light when being irradiated with a laser beam in the chamber;
a pressure regulator configured to regulate a pressure in the target supplier in which the targets are accommodated to make the pressure in the target supplier be a set pressure value;
an imaging part configured to image two adjacent droplets sequentially supplied into the chamber to output a piece of image data of the two adjacent droplets; and
a controller configured to calculate a distance between the two adjacent droplets by using the piece of image data, calculate a traveling speed of the droplets based on the distance between the two adjacent droplets and the predetermined generation frequency, and update the set pressure value according to a difference between the traveling speed of the droplets and a targeted traveling speed.

US Pat. No. 9,949,335

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING DISPLAY APPARATUS

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A method of manufacturing a display apparatus, comprising: forming a display unit on a first substrate; applying a frit having a first volume on an encapsulating substrate; sintering the frit on the encapsulating substrate at a first temperature such that the first volume of the frit is changed to a second volume that is about 50% of the first volume; melting at least a portion of the frit that has been sintered on the encapsulating substrate such that the second volume of the frit is changed to a third volume that is about 60% to 80% of the second volume at a second temperature which is higher than the first temperature; arranging and bonding the first substrate and the encapsulating substrate after melting at least a portion of the frit on the encapsulating substrate, so that the frit is disposed between the first substrate and the encapsulating substrate; and completely melting the frit between the first substrate and the encapsulating substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,949,301

METHODS FOR FAST, SECURE AND PRIVACY-FRIENDLY INTERNET CONNECTION DISCOVERY IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER...

1. A computer-executable method for performing passive network discovery to verify Internet connectivity of a mobile device, comprising:setting, by a mobile device, a timeout variable to a value equal to a current time;
receiving, by the mobile device, a beacon frame from an access point of a WiFi service;
determining, by the mobile device, that the beacon frame includes signed timing information of a server and the value of the timeout variable is less than a maximum time;
determining a decrypted time value by using a public key of the server to decrypt an encrypted time value extracted from the signed timing information;
determining that the decrypted time value is equal to a time value extracted from the signed timing information and that the time value is greater than the current time minus a time window; and
determining, by the mobile device, that the Internet connectivity verification for the WiFi service is successful.

US Pat. No. 9,949,284

METHODS FOR DETERMINING SIGNALING TIMING AND SCHEDULING TIMING IN DETERMINING UPLINK AND DOWNLINK RECONFIGURATION, AND USER EQUIPMENT

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. L...

1. A method for determining a HARQ-ACK feedback timing and a uplink scheduling timing during UL-DL reconfiguration, the method comprising:using, by a user equipment (UE), a first timing set for a HARQ-ACK feedback timing and a UL scheduling timing of a first frame of a current UL-DL configuration during the UL-DL reconfiguration; and
using, by the UE, a second timing set for the HARQ-ACK feedback timing and a UL scheduling timing of a second frame and subsequent frames of the current UL-DL configuration after the UL-DL reconfiguration;
wherein the first timing set is different from the second timing set and a third timing set for a HARQ-ACK feedback timing and a UL scheduling timing of a previous UL-DL configuration before the UL-DL reconfiguration.

US Pat. No. 9,949,133

ULTRA-BROADBAND VIRTUALIZED TELECOM AND INTERNET

NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC, ...

21. A system for providing a connection between a core network and at least one user device responsive to an application or service being used by the at least one user device, comprising:a dynamically configurable network including a plurality of control layers for connecting the core network and the at least one user device;
at least one server for implementing the dynamically configurable network; and
wherein the at least one server is configured to select a first slice portion of the plurality of control layers of the dynamically configurable network to support operation of a first application or service and to select a second slice portion of the plurality of control layers of the configurable network to support operation of a second application or service.

US Pat. No. 9,949,041

HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICE WITH BEAMFORMER OPTIMIZED USING A PRIORI SPATIAL INFORMATION

Starkey Laboratories, Inc...

1. A hearing assistance system for processing speech from a sound source, comprising:a microphone configured to receive an input sound and produce a microphone signal representative of the input sound, the input sound including the speech from the sound source;
a processing circuit configured to process the microphone signal to produce an output signal, the processing circuit including a multichannel Wiener filter (MWF) and configured to approximately optimize the multichannel Wiener filter (MWF) for noise reduction and speech quality in the output sound by minimizing a noise variance with constraints formulated using a priori spatial information about the sound source and independent of signal correlation matrix, the constraints ensuring that a measure of speech distortion is below a first threshold parameter and ensuring that a measure of noise reduction performance is at or above a second threshold parameter; and
a receiver configured to produce an output sound including the speech using the output signal.

US Pat. No. 9,948,863

SELF-TIMER PREVIEW IMAGE PRESENTATION METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND TERMINAL

HUAWEI DEVICE (DONGGUAN) ...

1. A method implemented by a terminal having a front camera, a rear camera, and a screen, comprising:acquiring a plurality of images through the front camera in a self-timer mode, wherein the front camera and the screen are disposed at a common side of the terminal;
presenting a first live preview image on the screen, wherein the first live preview image is generated according to the images acquired by the front camera;
presenting a second live preview image on a preset location of the screen proximate to the front camera such that a user faces the front camera when watching the second live preview image, wherein the second live preview image is generated according to the images acquired by the front camera, and wherein a size of the second live preview image is less than a size of the first live preview image; and
capturing an image of the acquired images as a self-timer image after detecting a shooting request, wherein the second live preview image is displayed together with the first live preview image prior to capturing the self-timer image,
wherein a display area of the screen is divided into a first region and a second region, wherein the second region is less than the first region, wherein the first region and the second region are not overlapped, wherein the first live preview image is presented in the first region of the screen, wherein the second live preview image is presented on the preset location in the second region of the screen, and wherein the second live preview image is generated according to the images acquired by the front camera using a downscale algorithm.

US Pat. No. 9,948,769

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETERMINING CROSSTALK FOR A LINE IN A VECTORED SYSTEM

Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., ...

1. A method of determining crosstalk for at least one first line in a communication system having a plurality of second lines, the method comprising:obtaining at least one pilot matrix representing a sequence of pilot signals;
transmitting pilot signals across the plurality of second lines in accordance with the at least one pilot matrix;
obtaining measurement vectors for the at least one first line on a plurality of subcarriers, in response to the transmitted pilot signals;
determining a weighted vector, the weighted vector being a weighted combination of the measurement vectors; and
determining a crosstalk coupling vector based on the determined weighted vector.

US Pat. No. 9,948,745

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR FACILITATING UTILIZATION OF CLOUD SERVICES

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. A method implemented by a mobile hub, the method comprising:receiving a request for cloud service issued by an application executed by a mobile terminal;
creating an application agent based upon the application that issued the request, wherein the application agent is configured to thereafter interact with the mobile terminal relative to the request for the cloud service;
causing a request to be transmitted to a cloud service provider in response to the request for the cloud service;
receiving a response from the cloud service provider;
causing a response to be provided to the mobile terminal based upon the response from the cloud service provider;
identifying, by the mobile hub, a different mobile hub to support the mobile terminal within another region to which the mobile terminal has moved; and
causing information regarding the different mobile hub to be provided by the mobile hub to the mobile terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,948,705

LOAD BALANCED NETWORK FILE ACCESSES

Weka.IO Ltd., (IL)

1. A system comprising:control circuitry, wherein the control circuitry is operable to maintain statistics regarding file system requests sent by one or more client devices of a plurality of client devices to one or more IP addresses of a set of IP addresses,
wherein each IP address of the set of IP addresses is an address of one of a plurality of computing devices and each one of the plurality of client devices is allocated a respective subset of the set of IP addresses to be used as a destination address for one or more file system requests,
and wherein prior to a network event:
a first server of the plurality of computing devices is operable to serve a file system request destined to any of a first plurality of IP addresses of the set of IP addresses,
a second server of the plurality of computing devices is operable to serve a file system request destined to any of a second plurality of IP addresses of the set of IP addresses, and
a third server of the plurality of computing devices is operable to serve a file system request destined to any of a third plurality of IP addresses of the set of IP addresses,
and wherein subsequent to the network event, based on the statistics maintained by the control circuitry:
a first portion of the first plurality of IP addresses is reassigned to the second server, and
a second portion of the first plurality of IP addresses is reassigned to the third server.

US Pat. No. 9,948,698

WEB SERVICES DOCUMENTATION

International Business Ma...

1. A computer program product comprising:one or more computer readable storage media and program instructions stored on the one or more computer readable storage media, the program instructions comprising instructions to:
receive, at an endpoint configured to provide an application service, a documentation request from a requester, wherein the endpoint is a web services endpoint or a cloud services endpoint, and wherein the application service is maintained in a cloud network independently of a device local to a user of the requester, and wherein the cloud network comprises a private, community, public, or hybrid cloud network, and wherein the application service is stateless, and wherein the documentation request indicates a requested format, wherein the requested format is selected from the group consisting of XML, JSON, HTML, and WADL, and wherein the requested format indicates a template or example;
responsive to the documentation request, prepare a response that includes documentation, wherein the documentation specifies an input data schema and an output data schema for communicating with a service function of the application service, and wherein the documentation comprises an example or template;
transmit the response to the requester; and
receive, at the endpoint, a service request for the application service and responding to the service request.

US Pat. No. 9,948,694

ADDRESSING APPLICATION PROGRAM INTERFACE FORMAT MODIFICATIONS TO ENSURE CLIENT COMPATIBILITY

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by an application program interface adaptation tool via a communications network, a web services request from a client application, wherein the web services request includes requested information and request metadata in the form of sample data in a first data format in accordance with a data contract;
transmitting, by the application program interface adaptation tool, the web services request to a server application by separately transmitting a plurality of sub-requests, wherein one of the plurality of sub-requests includes the requested information and another of the plurality of sub-requests includes the request metadata in the first data format;
receiving, by the application program interface adaptation tool from the server application, a server response to the web services request by separately receiving a plurality of server sub-responses, wherein one of the plurality of server sub-responses includes a response to the requested information in a second data format and another of the plurality of server sub-responses includes response metadata in the form of sample data in the second data format;
evaluating, by the application program interface adaptation tool, the server response by completing a comparison of the request metadata in the first data format with the response metadata in the second data format, wherein completing the comparison comprises:
generating respective attribute-value pairs from the request metadata in the first data format and respective attribute-value pairs from the response metadata in the second data format,
comparing the respective attribute-value pairs from the request metadata in the first data format with the respective attribute-value pairs from the response metadata in the second data format, and
creating mapping relationships between respective attributes from the request metadata in the first data format and corresponding respective attributes from the response metadata in the second data format; and
generating, by the application program interface adaptation tool, a client-compatible response to the web services request based upon the comparison, the client-compatible response including a response to the requested information in the first data format in accordance with the data contract.

US Pat. No. 9,948,682

DATA RESOURCE CONTROL THROUGH A CONTROL POLICY DEFINING AN AUTHORIZED CONTEXT FOR UTILIZATION OF A PROTECTED DATA RESOURCE

VESCEL, LLC, Las Vegas, ...

1. A computer-implemented method for controlling a data resource of a datastore, using a computer processor and a computer readable physical memory, comprising:traversing a referent attribute of a first node of a non-hierarchical data structure referencing a security node,
wherein the security node comprises a protected resource of the security node that is at least one of a protected primitive and a protected referent referring to a second node of the non-hierarchical data structure;
receiving an authorization request from a device for utilization of the protected resource of the security node, the authorization request comprising a state dataset comprising one or more state attributes each having a state value associated with a state of the device at generation of the authorization request;
referencing a control policy that defines an authorized context in which the device is authorized to utilize the protected resource of the security node, the control policy comprising a first component that is a control algorithm and optionally a second component that is a control dataset,
wherein the control dataset comprising one or more control attributes each having a control value range, the control value range of each of the one or more control attributes usable as inputs to the control algorithm;
selecting the control algorithm to be extracted from the security node based on an application program generating the authorization request;
extracting the control algorithm of the control policy from the security node, the control algorithm comprising one or more conditionals each comparing a first input that is a context value with a second input that is any one of a different context value and a control value range of the control dataset,
wherein the context value is at least one of the state value of one or more of the state attributes and an external value associated with a source other than the authorization request of the device, and
wherein the one or more conditionals of the control algorithm are expressed in a Turing complete language, the Turing complete language comprising an if operation, a then operation, and an else operation;
retrieving each of the context value specified in the control algorithm from at least one of the state dataset and the external dataset;
determining that the context dataset conforms with the authorized context by evaluating each of one or more conditionals of the control algorithm; and
authorizing utilization of the protected resource of the security node by the device when it is determined that the context dataset conforms to the authorized context defined by the control policy.

US Pat. No. 9,947,881

PLATINUM COMPLEXES AND DEVICES

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A compound of Formula II2:
wherein:
L1 is substituted or unsubstituted: five-membered heterocyclyl, heteroaryl, carbene, or N-heterocyclic carbene,
L2 is phenyl,
A1 is O, S, S?O, SO2, Se, NR3, PR3, RP?O, CR1R2, C?O, SiR1R2, GeR1R2, BH, P(O)H, PH, NH, CR1H, CH2, SiH2, SiHR1, BH, or BR3,
V1 is C, V2 is C, V3 is C, and V4 is N,
each of Y1, Y2, Y3, and Y4 is independently C, N, O, or S,
X is N,
each of Rb, R1, R2, and R3 of Formula II2 is independently present or absent and if present, each of Rb, R1, R2, and R3 present represents mono-, di-, or tri-substitutions, and each Rb, R1, R2, and R3 present is independently substituted or unsubstituted and is selected from aryl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, heterocyclyl, heteroaryl, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, deuterium, halogen, hydroxyl, thiol, nitro, cyano, amino, a mono- or di-alkylamino, a mono- or diaryl amino, alkoxy, aryloxy, haloalkyl, aralkyl, ester, nitrile, isonitrile, alkoxycarbonyl, acylamino, alkoxycarbonylamino, aryloxycarbonylamino, sulfonylamino, sulfamoyl, carbamoyl, alkylthio, sulfinyl, ureido, phosphoramide, mercapto, sulfo, carboxyl, hydrazino, and silyl, and wherein two or more of Rb are optionally linked together,
each of R, R1, R2, and R3 of variable A1 is independently substituted or unsubstituted and is selected from hydrogen, aryl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, heterocyclyl, heteroaryl, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, deuterium, halogen, hydroxyl, thiol, nitro, cyano, amino, a mono- or di-alkylamino, a mono- or diaryl amino, alkoxy, aryloxy, haloalkyl, aralkyl, ester, nitrile, isonitrile, alkoxycarbonyl, acylamino, alkoxycarbonylamino, aryloxycarbonylamino, sulfonylamino, sulfamoyl, carbamoyl, alkylthio, sulfinyl, ureido, phosphoramide, mercapto, sulfo, carboxyl, hydrazino, and silyl, and wherein two or more of R, R1, R2, and R3 are optionally linked together,
each of
is independently:
each
is independently:
each of R, R1, and R2 of
is independently substituted or unsubstituted and is selected from hydrogen, aryl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, heterocyclyl, heteroaryl, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, deuterium, halogen, hydroxyl, thiol, nitro, cyano, amino, a mono- or di-alkylamino, a mono- or diaryl amino, alkoxy, aryloxy, haloalkyl, aralkyl, ester, nitrile, isonitrile, alkoxycarbonyl, acylamino, alkoxycarbonylamino, aryloxycarbonylamino, sulfonylamino, sulfamoyl, carbamoyl, alkylthio, sulfinyl, ureido, phosphoramide, mercapto, sulfo, carboxyl, hydrazino, and silyl, and wherein two or more of R, R1, R2, and R3 are optionally linked together.

US Pat. No. 9,947,227

METHOD OF WARNING A DRIVER OF BLIND ANGLES AND A DEVICE FOR IMPLEMENTING THE METHOD

Conti Temic microelectron...

1. A method for warning a driver of a first vehicle when the first vehicle is located in a calculated area of a blind angle of a second vehicle in an area surrounding the first vehicle, the method comprising:recording the surrounding area in front of and alongside the first vehicle using a sensor,
classifying objects in the recorded surrounding area,
determining a relative position of an object classified as a second vehicle in relation to the first vehicle using the sensor,
calculating the area of the blind angle on the basis of the determined relative position of the object in relation to the first vehicle,
checking whether the first vehicle is located in the calculated area of the blind angle, and
generating a warning signal for the driver of the first vehicle when the first vehicle is located in the calculated area of the blind angle;
wherein determining the relative position of an object classified as the second vehicle in relation to the first vehicle using the sensor comprises:
determining whether the object is located in the vehicle lane of the first vehicle or in a lane to the right or left alongside the first vehicle,
determining a side distance between the object and the first vehicle, and
determining a longitudinal distance between the object and the first vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,946,998

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ELECTRONIC DEPOSIT OF A FINANCIAL INSTRUMENT BY BANKING CUSTOMERS FROM REMOTE LOCATIONS BY USE OF A DIGITAL IMAGE

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A....

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by an automated electronic banking system, from a remote customer terminal, a log on request from a banking customer, the log on request comprising identification information associated with the banking customer, wherein the automated electronic banking system comprises at least one computer processor and the remote customer terminal comprises at least one computer processor, at least one digital camera configured to capture a digital image, and optical recognition software configured to convert machine printed characters to electronic text or an intelligent character recognition configured to convert handwritten characters to electronic text from a digital image of a financial instrument, wherein further the automated electronic banking system and the remote customer terminal are communicatively coupled over a computer based network, and wherein the remote customer terminal is a telephone capable of performing these functions;
receiving, by the automated electronic banking system, a request, from the telephone, for depositing a value of a financial instrument;
receiving, by the automated electronic banking system, transaction data associated with the financial instrument that has been entered into an interface on the telephone;
receiving, electronically, by the automated electronic banking system, a digital image of the financial instrument that is transmitted from the telephone, wherein the digital image is taken, prior to transmission, using the at least one digital camera of the telephone;
receiving, electronically, by the automated electronic banking system, an image data set for the financial instrument that is transmitted from the telephone, wherein the image data set is comprised of text converted from the digital image of the financial instrument; and
depositing, by the automated electronic banking system, the value of the financial instrument into a bank account based the received transaction data.

US Pat. No. 9,946,287

NOC-ORIENTED DEMAND COORDINATION NETWORK CONTROL NODE

ENERNOC, INC., Boston, M...

1. An apparatus for controlling peak demand of a resource within a facility, the apparatus comprising:a first control node, disposed within the facility and coupled to a second control node via a demand coordination network, said first control node comprising:
a node processor, coupled to a first energy consuming device, configured to transmit sensor data and device status via said demand coordination network for generation of a plurality of run time schedules, and configured to operate said first energy consuming device within an acceptable operating margin to maintain a first local environment by cycling on and off according to said plurality of run time schedules; and
a network operations center (NOC), disposed external to the facility, configured to generate said plurality of run time schedules to control the peak demand of the resource, wherein one or more run times start prior to peak demand of the resource to maintain corresponding local environments, said NOC comprising:
a global schedule module, operationally coupled to said first node processor, configured to coordinate run times for said first energy consuming device and a second energy consuming device, wherein coordination is based on a global run time schedule, an adjusted first descriptor set characterizing said first local environment, and an adjusted second descriptor set characterizing a second local environment.
US Pat. No. 9,944,551

GLASS COMPOSITIONS, FIBERIZABLE GLASS COMPOSITIONS, AND GLASS FIBERS MADE THEREFROM

PPG Industries Ohio, Inc....

1. A glass composition suitable for fiber forming comprising:SiO2 50-60 weight percent;
Al2O3 24-35 weight percent;
MgO 2-12 weight percent;
CaO 0.5-7 weight percent;
Na2O 0-2 weight percent;
K2O 0-1 weight percent;
Li2O 1-3 weight percent;
B2O3 0-3 weight percent;
Fe2O3 0-1 weight percent;
F2 0-2 weight percent;
TiO2 0-2 weight percent;
ZnO 0-3 weight percent;
BaO 0-6.5 weight percent; and
other constituents 0-8 weight percent total,
wherein the composition has a forming temperature (TF) of at least 1250° C.

US Pat. No. 9,948,742

PREDICTIVE CACHING OF MEDIA CONTENT

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving usage data from a computing system, the usage data including data related to playback of media content at the computing system or a mobile device;
retrieving profile data related to the mobile device, the profile data including at least a connectivity profile indicating a time period associated with an anticipated change in connectivity;
processing at least a portion of the usage data, the usage data including how often cached content is played at the mobile device, the processing including interpreting the connectivity profile to determine an approximate length of time of the time period and identifying media content that will be played for the length of time;
determining, based at least in part on the processing and at least in part on anticipated traffic patterns for the mobile device during the time period, a list of media content to be cached at the mobile device, wherein the list of media content includes:
a genre of media content for the anticipated traffic patterns for the mobile device during the time period;
providing at least a portion of the media content described in the list of media content to the mobile device for caching based, at least in part, on a determination that a predetermined set of power requirements and network connectivity requirements have been met or exceeded by the mobile device; and
providing a notification to at least one of the mobile device or the customer computing system for display, the notification indicating a state of caching of the media content.

US Pat. No. 9,948,717

VEHICLE-MOUNTED COMMUNICATION DEVICE, INTER-VEHICLE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle-mounted communication device for transmitting uplink data as data generated in a first vehicle, comprising:a first wireless communication unit configured to establish an uplink connection to a second vehicle-mounted communication device mounted on a second vehicle;
a second wireless communication unit configured to establish a downlink connection to a third vehicle-mounted communication device mounted on a third vehicle;
and a processor functioning as:
an authentication unit configured to authenticate the third vehicle-mounted communication device;
an address management unit configured to assign a network address to the third vehicle-mounted communication device; and
an address translation unit configured to perform translation of the network address assigned from the second vehicle-mounted communication device and the network address used by the vehicle-mounted communication device,
wherein in a case where an access point connected to a wide area network is available, the first wireless communication unit establishes the uplink connection to the access point, and in a case where the access point is not available, the first wireless communication unit establishes the uplink connection to the second vehicle-mounted communication device mounted on the second vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,945,588

SYSTEMS AND METHODS IMPLEMENTING ROBUST AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS CONFIGURED TO UTILIZE THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE TO MAINTAIN A LOW TEMPERATURE FOR A TARGET SPACE

Axiom Exergy Inc., Richm...

1. An air conditioning system comprising:a condensing unit;
a liquid pressurizer and distributor ensemble;
a cold thermal energy storage unit;
a target space; and
a suction gas pressurizer and distributor ensemble;
wherein:
the condensing unit, the liquid pressurizer and distributor ensemble, the cold thermal energy storage unit, the target space, and the suction gas pressurizer and distributor ensemble are operatively connected by piping such that vapor compression cycles can be simultaneously implemented that result in the cooling of the cold thermal energy storage unit and the target space;
wherein the cold thermal energy storage unit comprises:
first and second expansion devices disposed in fluid communication on either end of a liquid/gas separator, and
a volume of phase change material encased in thermal insulation interconnected with the second expansion device; and
the air conditioning system is configured such that when the vapor compression cycles are simultaneously implemented that result in the cooling of the cold thermal energy storage unit and the target space, the cold thermal energy storage unit can be cooled to a temperature lower than that of the target space; and
and the air conditioning system is configured such that, in a discharge mode, the liquid pressurizer and distributor ensemble is operable to iteratively circulate a refrigerant between the cold thermal energy storage unit and the target space so as to cool the target space without relying on any compression of any vapor phase refrigerant downstream of the target space during said circulation of said refrigerant.

US Pat. No. 9,945,566

HOT WATER-CENTERED COMBINED HOT WATER AND HEATING BOILER

KYUNGDONG NAVIEN CO., LTD...

1. A hot water-centered hot water and heating combination boiler comprising:a cold water inflow tube to which cold water is introduced;
a main heat exchanger includes at least one heat exchanger for heating the cold water introduced through the cold water inflow tube by using combustion heat of a burner and a heating latent heat heat-exchanger for heating water circulating through a fluid circuit comprising a heating consumption place by using combustion heat of the burner when a heating mode is operated, the fluid circuit fluidly isolated from a circuit comprising the at least one heat exchanger;
a hot water discharge tube for discharging hot water heated in the at least one heat exchanger;
an auxiliary heat exchanger for heat-exchanging heat from water heated in the at least one heat exchanger with returning water that is reduced in temperature in the heating consumption place to supply heating water to the heating consumption place in the heating mode; and
a control part for controlling combustion of the burner in a heating hot water mode and the heating mode.

US Pat. No. 9,948,752

DEFAULT DATA PACKET ROUTING IN A NFC DEVICE

STMICROELECTRONICS INTERN...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a data packet transmitted by a near field communications (NFC) device at a NFC controller, the data packet potentially containing routing information;
wherein, if the data packet contains routing information, the routing information consists of at least one of application identifier routing information, protocol routing information, and technology routing information;
determining whether the data packet includes application identifier routing information, and based thereupon routing the data packet to a default application identifier routing address based on a look-up table lacking an application identifier routing address associated with the application identifier routing information, using the NFC controller;
determining whether the data packet includes protocol routing information based upon the data packet lacking the application identifier routing information, and routing the data packet to a default protocol routing address based upon the look-up table lacking a protocol routing address associated with the protocol routing information, using the NFC controller;
wherein the default application identifier routing address is different than the default protocol routing address;
determining whether the data packet includes technology routing information based upon the data packet lacking the protocol routing information, and routing the data packet to a default technology routing address based upon the look-up table lacking a technology routing address associated with the technology routing information, using the NFC controller;
where the data packet does not include application identifier routing information, protocol routing information, and technology routing information, routing the data packet to a default address, using the NFC controller;
wherein the default technology routing address is different than the default protocol routing address; and
wherein the default address is different than the default technology routing address, the default protocol routing address, and the default application identifier routing address.