US Pat. No. 9,949,250

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOCATING AND ACQUIRING ACK/NACK RESOURCES IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for receiving acknowledgement (ACK)/negative ACK (NACK) information by a base station in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:transmitting data and control information to at least one user equipment (UE), the control information being transmitted on a downlink control channel including at least one control channel element (CCE);
transmitting information related to cyclic shift values of a sequence used for transmission of the ACK/NACK information in a resource block (RB), wherein the ACK/NACK information and channel quality information (CQI) are multiplexed in the RB;
checking a resource for reception of ACK/NACK information mapped to the at least one CCE based on the information related to cyclic shift values and a mapping rule between CCEs and a resource for reception of the ACK/NACK information, wherein the resource for reception of the ACK/NACK information is identified by a cyclic shift index, an orthogonal sequence index, and a resource block index; and
receiving the ACK/NACK information for the transmitted data using the checked resource.

US Pat. No. 9,949,196

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EFFICIENT HANDLING OF LTE CELLS FOR SUSPENDING DATA IN A MULTIPLE SIM OR RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY (RAT) SCENARIO

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of managing a wireless communication device having a first subscription and a second subscription, the method comprising:receiving communications corresponding to the first subscription via a primary cell and a secondary cell;
determining, based on a schedule associated with the first subscription, a first data throughput rate of communications from the primary cell and a second data throughput rate of communications from the secondary cell;
sending at least one event measurement report in response to a determination that the second data throughput rate is higher than the first data throughput rate;
receiving a handover command from a network node to interchange primary cell functionality and secondary cell functionality; and
exchanging, in response to receiving the handover command, the primary cell functionality with the secondary cell functionality for the first subscription.

US Pat. No. 9,949,173

CIRCUIT SWITCHED/PACKET SWITCHED (CS/PS) COORDINATION IN A SHARED NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for registering a user equipment (UE) in a first domain after a handover of the UE to a shared radio access network (RAN) has completed, wherein the shared RAN is shared by a plurality of core network operators (CNOs) including a first CNO and a second CNO, and wherein, at the time the handover has completed, the UE is registered in a second domain different than the first domain, the method comprising:a RAN node of the shared RAN receiving from the UE a first message comprising a non-access stratum (NAS) message;
after receiving the first message, the RAN node of the shared RAN transmitting to a first core network (CN) node operating in the first domain a second message, wherein the second message does not include an international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) of the UE;
the RAN node of the shared RAN receiving a third message transmitted by the first CN node in response to the second message, said third message comprising the IMSI of the UE;
after receiving the third message, the RAN node of the shared RAN transmitting to a second CN node operating in the second domain a fourth message comprising the IMSI of the UE, wherein the second CN node is operated by the first CNO;
the RAN node of the shared RAN receiving a fifth message transmitted by the second CN node in response to the fourth message, said fifth message indicating that the first CNO serves the UE;
as a result of receiving the fifth message indicating that the first CNO serves the UE, the RAN node of the shared RAN selecting a CN node in the first domain that is operated by the first CNO; and
the RAN node of the shared RAN transmitting to the selected CN node in the first domain a sixth message comprising the NAS message.

US Pat. No. 9,949,139

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR CALCULATING A CUSTOMER VALUE FOR COMMUNICATION SERVICE PROVIDER CUSTOMERS FOR NETWORK OPTIMIZATION AND PLANNING

Amdocs Development Limite...

1. A method, comprising:identifying, by the system, a plurality of customers of a communication service provider (CSP), the plurality of customers being identified to calculate a current customer value of each customer of the plurality of customers to the communication service provider;
for each customer of the plurality of customers:
identifying, by the system, a current location of the customer based on a determined current location of a user device being utilized by the customer,
identifying, by the system, information associated with a current service being utilized by the customer on the user device being utilized by the customer, and
calculating, by the system, the current customer value of the customer to the communication service provider based on at least the current location of the customer and the current service being utilized by the customer,
wherein the current customer value of the customer changes over time in relation to changing locations of the customer over time, and
wherein the current customer value is higher when the current location of the customer is a core location for the customer that is a location most used by the customer, than when the current location of the customer is not the core location for the customer;
rating, by the system, the current customer values in each of a plurality of locations; and
performing, by the system, location-based long term network planning based on results of the rating, including:
determining, by the system based on the results of the rating, which location of the plurality of locations in which to deploy a new network device.

US Pat. No. 9,949,128

METHOD OF PERSONALIZING A SECURITY ELEMENT COOPERATING WITH AN APPARATUS

GEMALTO SA, Meudon (FR)

1. A method for personalising a security element embedded in an apparatus, said personalisation including downloading data, which relates to a subscription to a network of a mobile telephony operator, in said security element, comprising:i—connecting said apparatus to a card reader;
ii—reading, from a card connected to said card reader, operator data corresponding to at least one subscription to a network of a mobile telephony operator;
iii—transmitting said operator data from the reader to an operator network;
iv—transmitting, from the operator network to a subscription manager, a request to transfer said data relating to the subscription to said mobile telephony operator network; and
v—transmitting, from the subscription manager to said security element, the data relating to the subscription to said mobile telephony operator network.

US Pat. No. 9,949,093

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR MANAGING A NETWORK BASED ON FEEDBACK

Dominic M. Kotab, San Jo...

1. A computer program product embodied on a non-transitory computer readable medium, comprising:code configured to establish a network;
code configured to connect a plurality of devices to the network, where:
the plurality of devices are limited to a predetermined number within the network,
each of the plurality of devices are connected to the network only if they contribute to enhancing the network with hardware resources of the device,
one or more of the plurality of devices are allowed to remain on the network at least as long as they continue to contribute to the network,
each of the plurality of devices are denied access to another network, and
the network is visible only to the plurality of devices, where each of the plurality of devices are specifically designed such that they are tuned to detect signals at a specific frequency used by the network, where other devices outside the network cannot detect the network;
code configured to receive feedback from one or more of the plurality of devices; and
code configured to manage the network based on the feedback from one or more of the plurality of devices, including:
identifying one of the plurality of devices as a master device, and
pushing content from the master device to the plurality of devices other than the master device.

US Pat. No. 9,949,086

AUTOMATIC SYSTEM CONTROL BASED ON MOBILE DEVICE LOCATION RELATIVE TO A PHYSICAL SPACE

Canary Connect, Inc., Ne...

1. In a system that includes one or more devices at a physical space, wherein each device is configured to perform an associated function in connection with the physical space, and wherein one or more of the devices are configured to interact, via a network, with one or more computer-based mobile devices, a method of automatically controlling the system based on location information of at least one of the mobile devices relative to the physical space, wherein the method comprises:tracking a mobile device's physical location with a first tracking technique when the mobile device is physically located outside both a home region associated with the physical space and an active monitoring region that surrounds the home region,
determining, based on information obtained from tracking the mobile device's physical location using the first tracking technique, whether the mobile device is within the active monitoring region; and
switching to a second tracking technique to track the mobile device's physical location if it is determined that the mobile device is within the active monitoring region,
wherein the second tracking technique utilizes one or more different location tracking technologies than the first tracking technique.

US Pat. No. 9,949,075

WIRELESS TRACKING OF POWER TOOLS AND RELATED DEVICES

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A method of communicating with at least one power tool device using a power distribution box, the power distribution box including a power-line adapter, a gateway device, and alternating current (AC) power outlets, the method comprising:receiving, at a power input of the power distribution box, alternating current (AC) power from an external power source;
distributing the AC power received from the external power source to the AC power outlets;
receiving, via the gateway device, a wireless communication from a power tool device, the wireless communication including data associated with the power tool device; and
transmitting, by the power-line adapter, the data associated with the power tool device to an external network.

US Pat. No. 9,949,042

AUDIO PROCESSING PIPELINE FOR AUDITORY PROSTHESIS HAVING A COMMON, AND TWO OR MORE STIMULATOR-SPECIFIC, FREQUENCY-ANALYSIS STAGES

Cochlear Limited, Macqua...

1. An auditory prosthesis, comprising:a first common filter bank configured to generate, based on an audio signal, a common set of processed signals;
a second filter bank configured to filter the common set of processed signals to generate a first set of stimulator-specific signals;
a third filter bank configured to filter the common set of processed signals to generate a second set of stimulator-specific signals;
a first hearing stimulator configured to provide to a recipient a first set of stimuli based on the first set of stimulator-specific signals, wherein each stimulus in the first set of stimuli is based on at least one stimulator-specific signal in the first set of stimulator-specific signals; and
a second hearing stimulator to provide to the recipient a second set of stimuli, wherein each stimulus in the second set of stimuli is based on at least one stimulator-specific signal in the second set of stimulator-specific signals.

US Pat. No. 9,949,039

HEARING SYSTEM HAVING IMPROVED HIGH FREQUENCY RESPONSE

Earlens Corporation, Men...

1. A hearing system comprising:an input transducer configured to capture ambient sound, including high frequency localization cues, and convert the captured sound into electrical signals; and
a transmitter assembly configured to receive the electrical signals from the input transducer, the transmitter assembly comprising a signal processor that is configured to generate filtered signals from the received electrical signals, the transmitter assembly comprising a transmitter and a transmission element, the transmitter assembly configured to deliver both power and filtered signals from the transmitter through a tip of the transmission element to produce mechanical vibrations with an output transducer configured to be positioned on a tympanic membrane of a user, the filtered signals being representative of the ambient sound received by the input transducer;
wherein the transmitter assembly is positionable at least partially behind a pinna of the user to provide an open canal to allow the ambient sound to pass through the open canal and bypass the transmitter assembly to directly reach the tympanic membrane of the user;
wherein the signal processor is configured to amplify the filtered signals that comprise the high frequency localization cues when the magnitude of the filtered signals is below a saturation level;
wherein the transmitter assembly is configured to decrease current to the signal processor when the magnitude of the filtered signals is above the saturation level;
wherein the ambient sound passing through the open canal provides greater equivalent sound pressure to the eardrum than the equivalent sound pressure of the output transducer when the magnitude of the filtered signals is above the saturation level, and
wherein the transmitter assembly comprises a shell configured to conform to an inner wall surface of the ear canal, the shell being configured for placement at least partially in the ear canal.

US Pat. No. 9,949,014

WIRELESS PAIR OF EARBUDS

Peag, LLC, Carlsbad, CA ...

1. A wireless pair of earbuds, each earbud comprising:an earbud body including a tip configured to be inserted in an ear canal of a user, the earbud body housing electronic circuitry including a controller for controlling components in the earbud; and
an ear hook coupled with the earbud body and configured to fit around a root of an ear pinna of the user, the ear hook housing an antenna and comprising a first branch and a second branch, the first branch being configured to be adjusted to fit around the root of the ear pinna, and the second branch being configured to house at least a distal end portion of the antenna, wherein
the second branch is configured to be adjusted to position away from a lower head of the user above a neck and to protrude from a back of the ear.

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. 9,948,925

MODULATOR FOR STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DEVICE AND STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DEVICE USING SAME

RealD Inc., Beverly Hill...

1. A modulator for a stereoscopic image device comprising:a first substrate and a second substrate spaced apart from the first substrate;
first and second electrodes provided between the first substrate and the second substrate; and
a liquid crystal part provided between the first electrode and the second electrode wherein one or more of the first electrode or the second electrode is divided into a plurality of electrodes so as to apply a plurality of different voltages and the plurality of electrodes are insulated from one another;
wherein the applied voltage is controlled to gradually increase from a center part to an outer part of the first electrode or the second electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,948,919

STEREOSCOPIC 3D CAMERA FOR VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE

LUCID VR, INC., Santa Cl...

1. A method for rendering a stereoscopic video sequence using calibration metadata, comprising: receiving, by a processor, the stereoscopic video sequence including a sequence of stereoscopic images by a stereoscopic video playback device; extracting, by a processor, calibration information from the stereoscopic video sequence, the calibration information comprising a distortion center of a lens wherein the distortion center is different from a geometric image center when the lens lacks circular symmetry, and a distortion coefficient of the lens comprising a function of a radius from a center of a stereoscopic image in the sequence of stereoscopic images to an edge of the stereoscopic image; for each display pixel of the stereoscopic video playback device, identifying a corresponding image pixel of the stereoscopic video sequence using the calibration information, by determining a fisheye distortion parameter for a pixel comprising ?d equals ?(1+k1?2+k264+k3?6+k4?8), and determining a distorted point coordinates x? and y?, wherein x? equals (?d/r)a, and y? equals (?d/r)b; and rendering, by a processor, a stereoscopic video on a stereoscopic display of the stereoscopic video playback device by projecting contents of corresponding image pixels of the stereoscopic video sequence to the display pixels of the stereoscopic video playback device.

US Pat. No. 9,948,900

METHOD FOR THE CONFIGURATION OF CAMERAS AND THE LIKE

MOBOTIX AG, Winnweiler (...

1. A method of configuring network-enabled cameras which are capable of being configured via a network with regard to a plurality of configuration parameters, the method comprising:for each of a plurality of cameras accessible via the network, identifying current configuration parameter values;
detecting a first user input for a configuration parameter selection;
in response to the first user input for the configuration parameter selection, automatically forming a plurality of groups according to the identified current configuration parameter values associated with the configuration parameter selection;
dynamically assigning each of the cameras to one of the formed groups, said dynamically assigning to one of the groups being in accordance with the identified current configuration parameter values;
displaying, on a display, to the user, camera representations in accordance with the dynamically assigned groups of the cameras;
detecting a second user input for changing the dynamical assignment of one of the cameras from a first group to a second group of the formed groups;
in response to the second user input for changing the dynamical assignment of said one camera from the first group to the second group, automatically determining at least one configuration parameter that has to be changed based on the change in group assignment;
automatically generating a corresponding reconfiguration instruction in response to the second user input for changing the dynamical assignment of said one camera; and
sending the reconfiguration instruction to said one camera via the network,
wherein the operation of identifying current configuration parameter values for each of the plurality of cameras accessible via the network includes querying a current status of the configuration parameters from the cameras via the network and/or referring to a database in which previously determined configuration parameter values are stored, and
wherein the configuration parameters include at least one of or a plurality of the following: light sensitivity, color temperature, PTZ parameters, playback volume of an integrated loudspeaker, sensitivity of an integrated microphone, geometric and/or achromatic image correction, IP address, frame rate, image resolution, alarm signal target for remote alarming, alarm-triggering conditions, type of alarm, storage location, storage frequency, storage format, network communication protocol, data format and a configuration parameter characterizing a camera response induced by a specified pattern of conditions being met.

US Pat. No. 9,948,878

ABNORMAL CLOCK RATE DETECTION IN IMAGING SENSOR ARRAYS

FLIR SYSTEMS, INC., Wils...

6. A method comprising:adjusting a count value in response to a clock signal, wherein the clock signal is provided to a device;
generating a ramp signal;
comparing the ramp signal with a reference signal;
selecting a first count value of the count value at a first time in response to the comparing of the ramp signal with the reference signal; and
detecting a temperature associated with the device;
providing a temperature-dependent analog signal indicative of the temperature associated with the device;
comparing the ramp signal with the temperature-dependent analog signal;
selecting a second count value of the count value at a second time in response to the comparing of the ramp signal with the temperature-dependent analog signal;
determining a predetermined range for the detected temperature based on the second count value such that a maximum of the predetermined range for the detected temperature decreases as a frequency of the clock signal increases; and
determining if the frequency of the clock signal is within a specified range based on whether the first count value is within the predetermined range for the detected temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,948,870

INTERACTIVE GUEST IMAGE CAPTURE USING VIDEO WALL/FLOOR/CEILING DISPLAYS FOR SELECTIONS OF BACKGROUND SCENES, AND SELECTION/DISTRIBUTION OF CUSTOMIZED SOUVENIR PORTFOLIOS INCLUDING MERGED IMAGES/SOUND

Freeze Frame, LLC, Orlan...

1. A method comprising:supplying chroma key images and background scene images to a video display surface at a location where guests pose for imaging against the video display surface;
causing the chroma key images to flash on the video display surface interspersed in time with the background scene images;
synchronizing cameras with said chroma key images flashing on the video display surface and causing the cameras to take key guest images at said location in synch with the flashing of the chroma key images;
computer-processing with a computer system the key guest images;
computer-merging with a computer system the processed key guest images into the background scene images to form merged images; and
assembling customized souvenir portfolios that include at least some of the merged images, and delivering the souvenir portfolios to the guests or designees thereof.

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. 9,948,843

SUPER RESOLUTION BORE IMAGING SYSTEM

Mitutoyo Corporation, Ka...

1. A super resolution bore imaging system for imaging a bore surface inside an approximately cylindrical bore, the bore surface extending along an axial direction and along a circumferential direction transverse to the axial direction, the bore imaging system comprising:a photodetector configuration having a known pixel geometry comprising at least a first set of pixels arranged along a direction on the photodetector configuration corresponding to the circumferential direction, at least some of the first set of pixels having a maximum dimension A along a direction on the photodetector configuration corresponding to the axial direction and at least some of the first set of pixels having a maximum dimension C along a direction on the photodetector configuration corresponding to the circumferential direction;
a bore surface imaging arrangement configured to transmit image light arising from an image zone on the bore surface to the photodetector configuration, and provide an optical magnification M; and
a controller configured to:
operate the super resolution bore imaging system to acquire a plurality of sets of image data including a bore surface segment on the bore surface, the plurality of sets of image data comprising:
a first acquired set of image data including the bore surface segment acquired using the first set of pixels of the photodetector configuration positioned, relative to the bore surface segment to be imaged, at a first imaging-Z coordinate Z1 along the axial direction and a first imaging-? coordinate ?1 along the circumferential direction, the first set of image data having a raw data resolution along the axial and circumferential directions; and
at least one additional acquired set of image data including the bore surface segment acquired using a set of pixels of the photodetector configuration positioned, relative to the bore surface segment to be imaged, at a respective imaging-Z coordinate Zi and a respective imaging-? coordinate ?i along the circumferential direction, where i is an index integer, each additional acquired set of image data having a raw data resolution along the axial and circumferential directions;
wherein:
the super resolution bore imaging system is configured such that at least one of the respective imaging coordinates Zi and ?i used for at least one of the plurality of sets of image data of the bore surface segment is different than the corresponding imaging coordinate Z1 and ?1, to satisfy at least one of conditions (a) Zi=Z1+k(A/M) or Zi=Z1?k(A/M), where k is a number less than 1.0, or (b) ?i=?1+j(C/M) or ?i=?1?j(C/M), where j is a number less than 1.0; and
the controller is configured to combine the plurality of sets of image data including the bore surface segment, based on the known pixel geometry and the imaging coordinates, to provide a corresponding set of super resolution image data of the bore surface segment having a resolution along at least one of the axial direction or the circumferential direction that is finer than the raw data resolution along the corresponding direction.

US Pat. No. 9,948,834

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO DETERMINE ADDED GRAPHICS LAYERS IN A VIDEO IMAGE SIGNAL

Supponor Oy, Espoo (FI)

1. A graphics detector device to detect one or more graphics layers which have been added into a video signal by a vision mixer, wherein the device comprises a processor and a memory and is configured to:receive the video signal from the vision mixer having the graphics layers added therein, and a first original image signal into which the graphics layers were added by the vision mixer to produce the video signal;
establish a constant background signal which is shared with the vision mixer;
obtain a second composite image signal having the graphics layers added into the constant background signal likewise to the video signal;
derive a detected graphics signal from the video signal, the first original image signal, the constant background signal, and the second composite image signal, wherein the detected graphics signal represents the one or more graphics layers which have been added into the video signal; and
output the detected graphics signal onto a tangible non-transient recording medium.

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. 9,948,826

SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR MULTI-TENANT FACSIMILE SERVER

Open Text SA ULC, Halifa...

1. A facsimile server comprising:one or more facsimile boards;
a processor;
a computer readable media accessible by the processor storing computer instructions executable to perform a method comprising:
maintaining a set of entity information, wherein the set of entity information is associated with a plurality of tenants that can transmit faxes via the facsimile server, wherein each tenant comprises multiple owners and corresponds to a set of resources;
maintaining a database configured to store transmitted and received fax documents corresponding to the plurality of tenants;
receiving a facsimile document at the facsimile server, wherein the facsimile document comprises a document to be transmitted;
identifying a sending tenant associated with the document based on an identifier associated with the sending tenant that transmitted the document;
applying, independently of the set of resources of the sending tenant, settings associated with the sending tenant; and
faxing the document to a receiving tenant based on the applied settings from a fax number allocated to the sending tenant.

US Pat. No. 9,948,825

PROCESSING APPARATUS THAT CAN BE TRANSITIONED INTO AN ENABLED STATE

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., To...

1. A processing apparatus that receives an operation and executes a process according to the operation, the processing apparatus comprising:a housing that is provided with an opening facing a forward direction;
a camera that causes a lens to be looked from the opening to generate a captured image;
a filter, for preventing a contact with the lens, that extends over a front surface of the lens outside of the camera and is placed with interposing a reflection reducing material between the filter and the housing, wherein the reflection reducing material is also disposed to be outside the camera and between the filter and the camera lens, wherein the housing is further provided with an outermost surface and a recessed surface positioned closer than the outermost surface to the opening, the outermost surface and the recessed surface both facing in a direction away from the camera, and the reflection reducing material is disposed between the outermost surface and the recessed surface of the housing in a state in which the reflection reducing material is sandwiched between and contacting the recessed surface and the filter; and
a control unit that analyzes a human within an angle of a view of image capturing based on the captured image generated by the camera, using analysis results as one basis determines whether to cause the processing apparatus to transition to an enabled state, and causes the processing apparatus to transition to an enabled state when the determination of the transition to an enabled state is made.

US Pat. No. 9,948,814

SCANNING DEVICE

Avision Inc, (TW)

1. A scanning device, comprising:a flatbed scanner, comprising:
a first body;
a transparent substrate, disposed on top surface of the first body;
a first film, disposed at a first end of top surface of the transparent substrate;
a image capturing module, disposed at the first end of bottom surface of the transparent substrate;
a auto document feeder, comprising:
a second body;
a backplane, disposed at bottom of the second body for covering top surface of the flatbed scanner;
a paper passage, disposed inside the second body, and a open portion is configured in the location corresponding to the first end of top surface of the transparent substrate for resulting communication between the paper passage and top surface of the transparent substrate; and
a second film, disposed at paper entrance of the open portion;
wherein, the first film and the second film are not overlap on top surface of the transparent substrate;
wherein, when the backplane covers top surface of the flatbed scanner, endpoint of the first film is higher than endpoint of the second film which being close to the first film, and when papers are transported in the paper passage, papers pass through the first film located in the open portion, and then return to the paper passage through the disposition of the second film.

US Pat. No. 9,948,813

TIME-VARYING BARCODE IN AN ACTIVE DISPLAY

1. A data communication system for communicating information between electronic devices via a barcode image sequence, said system comprising:an electronic device, comprising:
a camera configured to read a barcode image sequence from another electronic device;
a barcode decoding component configured to decode the barcode image sequence and, in response to a resolution calibration test comprising a series of images displayed by the other electronic device, generate a spatial and temporal code for each image in the series of images; and
a display component configured to display an acknowledgement on a screen of the electronic device and, in response to the resolution calibration test, indicate a resolution capability of the camera by displaying the generated spatial and temporal code for each image in the series,
wherein the electronic device determines a camera location of the other electronic device relative to the screen of the electronic device by performing an alignment detection algorithm.

US Pat. No. 9,948,788

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREVENTING ILLICIT USE OF A TELEPHONY PLATFORM

Twilio, Inc., San Franci...

1. A method comprising:a multi-tenant telecommunication platform system performing a machine learning process to automatically generate a telephony fraud rule set that includes a plurality of telephony fraud rules,
wherein the machine learning process generates the telephony fraud rule set from stored telephony fraud scenario data for at least one telephony fraud scenario that has occurred, and
wherein each generated telephony fraud rule includes a usage pattern that, when matching at least a portion of the telephony fraud scenario data, sets a telephony fraud score that indicates occurrence of a telephony fraud scenario that corresponds to the portion of the telephony fraud scenario data;
the platform system storing the telephony fraud rule set;
the platform system receiving a request to create a first parent account from an external first application developer system via one of an API of the platform system and a user interface of the platform system;
the platform system creating the first parent account for the first application developer system;
the platform system receiving a request to create a first sub-account of the first parent account from the first application developer system via the API;
the platform system creating the first sub-account account for the first parent account;
the platform system receiving a request to create a second sub-account of the first parent account from the first application developer system via the API;
the platform system creating the second sub-account account for the first parent account;
the platform system receiving a first usage request from the first application developer system via the API, wherein the first usage request is a request of the first sub-account;
the platform system generating first usage data responsive to processing the first usage request, wherein the first usage data corresponds to illicit use of the platform system by the first sub-account;
the platform system determining each telephony fraud rule of the telephony fraud rule set that matches at least the first usage data;
for each matching telephony fraud rule, the platform system assigning the telephony fraud score associated with the telephony fraud rule to the first sub-account;
the platform system determining a sum of all telephony fraud scores assigned to the first sub-account;
the platform system determining whether the sum is above a first telephony fraud score threshold; and
responsive to a determination that sum is above the first telephony fraud score threshold, the platform system performing a first fraud action.

US Pat. No. 9,948,779

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO DETERMINE QUALITY OF SERVICES PROVIDED OVER REAL-TIME COMMUNICATION CONNECTIONS

INGENIO, LLC, San Franci...

1. A method implemented in a communication system, the method comprising:storing, in a data store of a computing apparatus configured in the communication system, first data regarding real time communications over the communication system by users with advisers, wherein the first data stored in the data store identifies at least one pattern of usage of the communication system;
establishing, by the computing apparatus, a real time communication connection between a first user and a first adviser;
monitoring, by the computing apparatus, during the real time communication connection, services provided by the first adviser to the first user over the real time communication connection;
determining, by the computing apparatus, an actual duration of the real time communication connection;
detecting, by the computing apparatus and based on the monitoring, an indicator of dissatisfaction of the first user with the services, wherein the indicator of dissatisfaction is further based on the actual duration; and
after the indicator of dissatisfaction is detected, determining, by the computing apparatus and based on the at least one pattern of usage of the communication system, authenticity of the dissatisfaction of the first user without an input from the first user.

US Pat. No. 9,948,773

CONVEYING DEVICE INFORMATION TO APPLICATION SERVER SERVICING COMPUTING DEVICE ASSOCIATED WITH A COMMUNICATION

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

1. A computer-implemented method performed by one or more processors configured with specific instructions, the computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, at a first computing device, a request from a first client computing device to initiate a communication from an originating number to a destination number, wherein the first computing device handles requests from the first client computing device;
identifying that the originating number is assigned to a second client computing device that is different from the first client computing device; and
transmitting data to a second computing device, the data including identifying data associated with the first client computing device, wherein the second computing device handles requests received from the second client computing device.

US Pat. No. 9,948,759

NETWORK BASED CALL AUTHENTICATION

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A device, comprising:one or more processors to:
receive, from a network device, a resolution query associated with a call,
the resolution query including a device identifier of the network device,
the network device to receive, from a user device, the call, and
the network device to provide, to the device, the resolution query based on a number associated with the call;
determine, based on the device identifier of the network device, whether an authentication condition is satisfied,
the authentication condition relating to whether the network device is associated with a service provider that is associated with the number associated with the call; and
selectively provide, to the network device, an authentication token in association with the resolution query based on determining whether the authentication condition is satisfied,
the authentication token to enable an endpoint device, associated with the call, to perform a particular action based on the call.

US Pat. No. 9,948,747

MONITORING THE PERFORMANCE OF A CONTENT PLAYER

Conviva Inc., Foster Cit...

1. A system, including:one or more processors configured to:
measure an engagement of a first content player with respect to a content item being downloaded by a first remote client;
obtain performance information associated with the first content player;
based at least in part on the measured engagement of the first content player with the content item and the performance information associated with the first content player, determine, for the content item, a quantitative relationship between content quality and content player engagement; and
based at least in part on the quantitative relationship determined, for the content item, between content quality and content player engagement, adjust, for a second remote client receiving the same content item, a setting associated with at least one of a download and a playing of the same content item by the second remote client, wherein the adjusting is performed at least in part by sending an instruction to the second remote client; and
a memory coupled to the one or more processors and configured to provide the one or more processors with instructions.

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. 9,948,745

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. 9,948,744

MOBILE DEVICE IDENTIFICATION

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:generating, by one or more processor, a first mobile device fingerprint of a mobile device using a first mobile device fingerprint generating process and associating the first mobile device fingerprint to an identifier;
generating, by the one or more processor, a second mobile device fingerprint of the mobile device using a second mobile device fingerprint generating process and associating the second mobile device fingerprint to a Media Access Control (MAC) address of the mobile device; and
associating received data received from the mobile device to the identifier, the associating received data including using the first mobile device fingerprint and the second mobile device fingerprint, wherein the associating received data includes determining that the first mobile device fingerprint and the second mobile device fingerprint are matching mobile device fingerprints.

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. 9,948,740

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. 9,948,738

REAL-TIME DATA ACQUISITION USING PEER-TO-PEER TECHNOLOGIES

KAV Enterprise, Inc., We...

1. An article of manufacture comprising a controller for a data acquisition device for a network-based data acquisition system having a communications network that supports communication between the acquisition device and a data access device, wherein the controller comprises:a reader-specific module configured to (i) receive reader-specific data generated by a data reader in a reader-specific format and (ii) convert the reader-specific data from the reader-specific format into reader-agnostic data in a reader- agnostic format; and
at least one reader-agnostic module configured to (i) receive the reader-agnostic data from the reader-specific module and (ii) transmit the reader-agnostic data to the data access device via a peer-to-peer (P2P) communication path.

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. 9,948,728

CONTINUING AN ACTIVITY COMMENCED ON A SOURCE DEVICE WITH A COMPANION DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:in a companion electronic device, performing operations for:
receiving, from a first source electronic device, an advertisement message that includes information about a first activity being performed in a first application at the first source electronic device, wherein the information about the first activity comprises an activity descriptor for the first activity and a first time stamp indicating when the first activity was last performed;
receiving, from a second source electronic device, an advertisement message that includes information about a second activity being performed in a second application at the second source electronic device, wherein the information about the second activity comprises an activity descriptor for the second activity and a second time stamp indicating when the second activity was last performed;
comparing the first and second time stamps to identify which of the first activity and second activity is a most recent activity;
determining that a third application in the companion electronic device is available for continuing the most recent activity, the continuing comprising commencing a third activity in the third application based on a current state of the most recent activity so that a state of the third activity corresponds to the current state of the most recent activity; and
commencing the third activity in the second application.

US Pat. No. 9,948,724

HANDLING MULTI-PIPE CONNECTIONS

International Business Ma...

1. A computer program product, the computer program product comprising:a computer readable storage medium, wherein the computer readable storage medium is not a transitory signal per se, and program instructions stored on the computer readable storage medium, the program instructions comprising:
program instructions to receive a primary pipe request for a connection between a client and a server, wherein the connection comprises a plurality of pipes between the client and the server, and wherein the primary pipe request comprises a number corresponding to the amount of pipes required for the connection;
program instructions to generate a token, wherein the token comprises a plurality of unique characters used by a primary task to maintain a count of a number of pipe requests received;
program instructions to transmit a first response acknowledging receipt of the primary pipe request for the connection, wherein the first response comprises the token for the connection, and wherein the first response indicates that a first pipe has been established;
program instructions to receive a plurality of subsequent pipe requests for the connection between the client and the server, wherein each subsequent pipe request includes the token for the connection;
program instructions to transmit a subsequent response to each subsequent pipe request, wherein the subsequent response indicates that a respective pipe has been established;
program instructions to maintain the count of the number of pipe requests received; and
program instructions to release the established pipes after a period of time has elapsed, wherein the count of the number of pipe requests received does not reach the number for the pipes required for the connection.

US Pat. No. 9,948,722

PATH COMPUTATION ELEMENT COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL SESSION ESTABLISHMENT METHOD AND DEVICE

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. A method for establishing a Path Computation Element Communication Protocol (PCEP) session, comprising steps of:at a Path Computation Client (PCC) or a Path Computation Element (PCE) node equipment side, when it is required to establish a PCEP session between the PCC and another PCE or between the PCE and another PCC or another PCE, automatically allocating, via an electing mechanism, an attribute of the PCC or the PCE node equipment as a communicating end of a TCP connection for the PCEP session as a server or a client,
when a requirement for triggering establishment of a PCEP session is met, first detecting whether there is an established TCP connection to a peer PCE or a peer PCC with which the PCEP session is to be established; when there is no established TCP connection, actively seeking, by the PCC or the PCE, a TCP connection to the peer as a client, and executing again, by the PCC or the PCE, the step of detecting whether there is an established TCP connection to a peer PCE or a peer PCC with which the PCEP session is to be established; when there is an established TCP connection, detecting whether there are multiple TCP connections established; when no more than one established TCP connection is detected and no PCEP session has been established with the peer PCE or the peer PCC, activating a flow of PCEP session establishment; otherwise when multiple TCP connections established are detected, simultaneously disconnecting the multiple TCP connections detected, and after waiting a random period of time, actively seeking, by the PCC or the PCE, a TCP connection to the peer as a client, and executing again, by the PCC or the PCE, the step of detecting whether there is an established TCP connection to a peer PCE or a peer PCC with which the PCEP session is to be established,
wherein the electing mechanism comprises at least one of:
of the PCC and the another PCE or of the PCE and the another PCC or the another PCE, electing a PCC or a PCE with a greater IP address as a server or a client;
of the PCC and the another PCE or of the PCE and the another PCC or the another PCE, electing in an autonomous domain a PCC or a PCE with a greater area identifier as a server or a client; and
of the PCC and the another PCE or of the PCE and the another PCC or the another PCE, electing a PCC or a PCE with a greater autonomous domain identifier as a server or a client.

US Pat. No. 9,948,716

DISTRIBUTED DATA STORAGE

COMPUVERDE AB, (SE)

1. A method for a device to write data in a data storage system, the method comprising:sending a multicast storage query, the multicast storage query indicating a request to store first data in the data storage system;
receiving a plurality of responses to the multicast storage query, wherein a first response is received from a first storage node and comprises storage node information regarding the first storage node, a second response is received from a second storage node and comprises storage node information regarding the second storage node, and a third response is received from a third storage node and comprises storage node information regarding the third storage node;
deriving a first probability factor for the first storage node based at least in part on the storage node information comprised in the first response;
deriving a second probability factor for the second storage node based at least in part on the storage node information comprised in the second response;
deriving a third probability factor for the third storage node based at least in part on the storage node information comprised in the third response;
performing a probabilistic based selection based on at least the first, second, and third probability factors, wherein a probability of the first storage node being selected is dependent on the first probability factor derived from the storage node information comprised in the first response, a probability of the second storage node being selected is dependent on the second probability factor derived from the storage node information comprised in the second response, a probability of the third storage node being selected is dependent on the third probability factor derived from the storage node information comprised in the third response, and the probabilistic based selection results in at least the first and second storage nodes being selected to store the first data and the third storage node not being selected to store the first data;
sending a first unicast request to store the first data to the first storage node; and
sending a second unicast request to store the first data to the second storage node.

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. 9,948,704

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. 9,948,703

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIGNALING THROUGH DATA STORAGE

Twilio, Inc., San Franci...

1. A method comprising: at an application platform system that includes a first application system of a first user, a second application system of a second user, and a multi-tenant data synchronization system (DSS):the DSS configuring a first data synchronization instance for a first account of the DSS, responsive to a request provided by a chat application server system of the first account, wherein the first data synchronization instance manages a first reference state representation object for the first account at the DSS;
the first application system storing a first local state representation object that corresponds to the first reference state representation object of the DSS, wherein the first application system is constructed to receive first reference state representation object update notifications provided by the DSS;
the second application system storing a second local state representation object that corresponds to the first reference state representation object of the DSS, wherein the second application system is constructed to receive first reference state representation object update notifications provided by the DSS;
the first application system of the first user transforming a first chat instruction of the first user of the first application system into a first state update, and modifying the first local state representation object to include the first state update of the first chat instruction;
the first application system providing at least the first state update of the modified first local state representation object to the DSS via a first local state representation object update notification;
responsive to the first state update, the DSS determining whether to modify the first reference state representation object of the DSS to include the first state update;
responsive to a determination by the DSS to modify the first reference state representation object to include the first state update: the DSS modifying the first reference state representation object to include the first state update, and the DSS providing at least the first state update of the first chat instruction to the second application system of the second user via a first reference state representation object update notification;
responsive to the first state update of the first chat instruction, the second application system of the second user modifying the second local state representation object to include the first state update of the first chat instruction,
wherein state of a first chat channel of the chat application server system specifies the first user and the second user as participants of the first chat channel,
wherein the first application system of the first user and the second application system of the second user communicate via the first chat channel of the chat application server system by providing to the DSS state updates of chat instructions to add chat messages to the first chat channel of the chat application server system.

US Pat. No. 9,948,700

ADFDI SUPPORT FOR CUSTOM ATTRIBUTE PROPERTIES

Oracle International Corp...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at one or more computer systems, a document that references one or more user interface components,
wherein the document is in a native application format associated with a native application,
wherein the native application includes or is in communication with an application server via an integration module of the native application, and
wherein at least some of the user interface components correspond to one or more attributes of a data model of a web-based application that is in communication with the application server;
receiving, at the one or more computer systems, a value of a property defined by a user on an attribute of the data model, the value comprising an expression;
receiving, at the one or more computer systems, data representing the one or more attributes of the data model from the application server responsive to processing the one or more user interface components; and
rendering, with one or more processors associated with the one or more computer systems, the document using the expression and the data,
wherein the rendering the document comprises rendering the at least some of the user interface components by incorporating the data into the at least some of the user interface components based at least on evaluating the expression, and
wherein the document is configured to act as a user interface for the web-based application by extending functionality provided by the web-based application to the native application, and the user interface comprises the at least some of the user interface components.

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. 9,948,687

NETWORK INTERFACE DEVICE AND METHOD HAVING PASSIVE OPERATION MODE AND NOISE MANAGEMENT

PPC BROADBAND, INC., Eas...

1. A network interface device comprising:an active branch circuit configured to transmit an active branch signal to an active subscriber device;
a noise controller configured to detect whether the upstream signal includes a noise indicative power level, and control transmission of the upstream signal through the active branch circuit based on the detection of whether the upstream signal includes a noise indicative power level and based on whether the noise controller is in a powered state and an unpowered state; and
a bypass circuit configured to transmit the active branch signal through a bypass signal path when the noise controller detects that the upstream signal includes a noise indicative power level so as to prevent the upstream signal from being transmitted through the active branch circuit when the upstream signal includes the noise indicative power level and when the noise controller is in the unpowered state, and
wherein the bypass circuit is configured to transmit the upstream signal through the active branch circuit only when the noise controller detects that the upstream signal does not include the noise indicative power level so as to allow the upstream signal to be transmitted through the active branch circuit only when the upstream signal does not include the noise indicative power level and when the noise controller is in a powered state.

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. 9,948,658

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. 9,948,654

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. 9,948,625

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. 9,948,604

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. 9,948,593

CROWD DETERMINED MESSAGE RESPONSE SYSTEM

International Business Ma...

1. A crowd determined message response system, comprising:a processor operable to receive a message sent from a sender to a recipient over a communication network, the message addressed to a list of recipients, the recipient being one of the recipients in the list,
the processor further operable to receive a selection of a designated recipient for responding to the message, the selection made by the recipient;
the processor further operable to adjust a priority of the message sent to the designated recipient,
the processor further operable to adjust the priority of the message sent to an unselected recipient of the message in the list not selected as the designated recipient, wherein the priority is adjusted differently for the designated recipient and the unselected recipient, and
based on the adjusting of the priority of the message sent to said unselected recipient, rearranging an order of importance in which said unselected recipient's messages are presented; and
a storage device operable to store the adjusted priority associated with the message for the recipient and the designated recipient.

US Pat. No. 9,948,589

SYSTEM FOR AND METHOD OF ORGANIZING CONTACTS FOR CHAT SESSIONS ON AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

invi Labs, Inc., Palo Al...

1. A method comprising:receiving, from an electronic device, a first user-entered query entered via a chat application and related to a first category;
generating a first response to the first user-entered query from a first virtual friend associated with the first category according to a first specialized database with which the first virtual friend is connected;
receiving, from the electronic device, a second user-entered query entered via the chat application and related to a second category;
generating a second response to the second user-entered query from a second virtual friend associated with the second category according to a second specialized database with which the second virtual friend is connected;
concurrently presenting on the electronic device multiple panes, wherein each of the multiple panes corresponds to a chat session on the electronic device between the electronic device and one of the first and second virtual friends, and wherein each of the multiple panes are selectable to activate a corresponding chat session; and
organizing the first virtual friend within a list of virtual friends for presentation on the electronic device based on one of: relative popularities of the first virtual friend and friends within the list of virtual friends; and relative sponsorship fees for the first virtual friend and friends within the list of virtual friends;
wherein the first virtual friend generates the first response to the first user-entered query: using information in the first specialized database related to the first category; and by analyzing a first texting history from the chat application;
wherein the second virtual friend generates the second response to the second user-entered query: using information in the second specialized database related to the second category; and by analyzing a second texting history from the chat application; and
wherein the first category and the second category are associated with different segmented content in the first and second specialized databases.

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. 9,948,568

PACKET SIZE CONTROL USING MAXIMUM TRANSMISSION UNITS FOR FACILITATING PACKET TRANSMISSION

1. A method of facilitating packet transmission, the method comprising:receiving a first packet, from a first node, at an intermediate node;
determining a packet size, wherein the packet size is a size of the first packet received from the first node;
determining a maximum transmission unit (MTU) size for a second node, wherein the MTU size is a defined maximum packet size that can be transmitted to the second node, and wherein determining the MTU size includes:
sending the first packet to the second node, and
receiving the MTU size from the second node;
determining whether the packet size is greater than the MTU size;
responsive to determining that the packet size is greater than the MTU size:
sending a second packet, to the first node, the second packet specifying the MTU size to the first node, wherein the first node:
records a destination mark at the first node, wherein the destination mark includes the MTU size and an identifier of the second node,
fragments the first packet into a plurality of fragmented packets, wherein the fragmented packets have packet sizes less than or equal to the MTU size, and
sends each of the plurality of fragmented packets to the intermediate node, and
receiving each of the plurality of fragmented packets from the first node; and
sending the fragmented packets to the second node.

US Pat. No. 9,948,565

METHOD AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ZERO OVERHEAD RATE CONTROLLED (ZORC) INFORMATION TRANSMISSION VIA DIGITAL COMMUNICATION LINK

Instart Logic, Inc., Pal...

1. A system for communication processing, comprising:a first transmitter configured to send data packets to a remote device, wherein the remote device includes a second transmitter and a second receiver;
a first receiver configured to receive a transmission rate change request generated by the remote device and sent by the second transmitter and based on a detected change to inter-packet gaps, wherein the transmission rate change request specifies an updated transmitting inter-packet gap value, and the inter-packet gaps have been smoothed using a smoothing function based on one or more of the following: an exponential weighted moving average, a moving average, and a simple average; and
a processor configured to adjust a packet transmission rate of the first transmitter in response to the received the transmission rate change request, wherein adjusting the packet transmission rate includes adjusting the packet transmission rate to target the updated transmitting inter-packet gap value.

US Pat. No. 9,948,326

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING A WIRELESS DEVICE THAT SUPPORTS WLAN MODULES OPERATING SIMULTANEOUSLY IN DIFFERENT WIRELESS BANDS

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A simultaneous client wireless device comprising:a first wireless module configured to perform communication functions of MAC (media access control) and PHY (physical) layers for a first wireless radio operable in a first wireless band;
a second wireless module configured to perform communication functions of MAC and PHY layers for a second wireless radio operable in a second wireless band; and
a communication module configured as an intermediate layer between the MAC layer of the first wireless module and a network layer, and between the MAC layer of the second wireless module and the network layer, the communication module configured to:
use an application programming interface to retrieve information from the MAC layer and write information to the MAC layer of the first wireless module, and to retrieve information from the MAC layer and write information to the MAC layer of the second wireless module, and
manage simultaneous connections over the first wireless band and the second wireless band by ordering or aggregating packets received from the first wireless module and the second wireless module to communicate the ordered or aggregated packets to the network layer, and load balancing packets received from the network layer by selecting at the intermediate layer either the first wireless band or the second wireless band to communicate the packets received from the network layer, wherein the communications over the first wireless band and the second wireless band use a local area network protocol.

US Pat. No. 9,948,306

CONFIGURABLE GATE ARRAY BASED ON THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTED MEMORY

HangZhou HaiCun Informati...

1. A configurable computing element selectively realizing a first or second math function, comprising:a semiconductor substrate including transistors thereon;
at least first and second three-dimensional printed memory (3D-P) arrays stacked above said semiconductor substrate, wherein said first 3D-P array stores at least a first portion of a first look-up table (LUT) for said first math function, and said second 3D-P array stores at least a second portion of a second LUT for said second math function;
at least a configurable interconnect coupling with said first and second 3D-P arrays, wherein said configurable computing element selectively realizes said first or second math function depending upon at least a configuration signal on said configurable interconnect.

US Pat. No. 9,948,212

METHOD AND TECHNIQUE TO CONTROL MEMS DVC CONTROL WAVEFORM FOR LIFETIME ENHANCEMENT

CAVENDISH KINETICS, INC.,...

1. A method of operating a MEMS DVC device, comprising:applying a first voltage to an electrode for a first period of time;
increasing the first voltage to a second voltage, wherein the increasing occurs for a second period of time;
decreasing the second voltage to a third voltage, wherein the decreasing occurs for a third period of time; and
increasing the third voltage to a fourth voltage, wherein the increasing occurs for a fourth period of time, and wherein the fourth voltage is greater than the second voltage.

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. 9,947,817

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. 9,947,584

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING RELEASE OF TRANSFERABLE SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURES

X-Celeprint Limited, Lee...

1. An array of micro devices, the array comprising:a silicon (111) source substrate having a plurality of anchor portions in the silicon (111) source substrate that are laterally separated by etched portions in the silicon (111) source substrate;
a plurality of releasable micro objects, each located over an etched portion; and
a plurality of tethers, wherein each tether of the plurality of tethers connects a releasable micro object to an anchor portion, wherein the anchor portion to which the tether connects laterally separates adjacent releasable micro objects,
wherein the releasable micro objects are formed at least in part on the source substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,947,503

MAGNETIC SHIELDING OF AN X-RAY EMITTER

SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH, ...

1. An x-ray emitter comprising:a housing, the housing including a diamagnetic or paramagnetic housing material and a plurality of ferromagnetic particles, the ferromagnetic particles being aligned substantially along closed paths.

US Pat. No. 9,947,438

LIGHTWEIGHT AND FLEXIBLE IMPACT RESISTANT POWER CABLE AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING IT

PRYSMIAN S.P.A., Milan (...

1. An impact resistant multipolar power cable comprising,a) a plurality of cores, each core comprising at least one conductive element and an electrical insulating layer in a position radially external to the at least one conductive element, the cores being stranded together so as to form an assembled element providing a plurality of interstitial zones;
b) an expanded polymeric filler filling the interstitial zones, and comprising a polymer with a shore D hardness ranging from 30 to 70, a flexural modulus of from 50 MPa to 1500 MPa at 23° C., and a LOI of from 27 to 95% before expansion, wherein the expanded polymeric filler contains expanded microspheres;
c) an impact resistant layer in a position radially external to and in contact with the expanded polymeric filler, wherein the layer comprises an expanded polymer that differs from the polymer for the filler and has, before expansion, a flexural modulus greater than that of the polymer for the filler; and
d) a solid polymeric jacket surrounding the impact resistant layer.

US Pat. No. 9,947,359

HOLOGRAPHIC CHARACTERIZATION AND PLAYBACK APPARATUS

GWANGJU INSTITUTE OF SCIE...

1. A holographic characterization and playback apparatus, comprising:a light source for emitting light;
an optical path-forming optical system for, in the characterization mode, separating the light emitted from the light source into a probe light and a reference light of different polarizations from each other and advancing the same, and then combining optical paths of the probe light and the reference light;
an objective lens disposed on the optical path of the probe light to focus the probe light, and movable along an optical path direction of the probe light so as to vary a focal position of the probe light along a depth direction of a holographic data storage medium;
a scattering lens disposed on the optical path of the probe light between the objective lens and the holographic data storage medium to scatter the probe light focused by the objective lens;
a beam blocking part disposed on the optical path of the probe light between the light source and the objective lens to block the probe light in a playback mode;
an optical modulator for, in the playback mode, receiving the reference light transferred through the optical path-forming optical system, modulating the reference light to emit a playback light, and emitting the playback light along the optical path of the probe light in a direction opposite an irradiation direction of the probe light;
a photodetector disposed at a position adjacent to the optical path of the probe light to detect the playback light; and
a beam splitter disposed on the optical path of the probe light in front of the objective lens with reference to an advancing direction of the probe light to pass the probe light entering the objective lens, while transferring the playback light that has passed through the objective lens to the photodetector.

US Pat. No. 9,947,298

VARIABLE COMPRESSION MANAGEMENT OF MEMORY FOR STORING DISPLAY DATA

DISPLAYLINK (UK) LIMITED,...

1. A method, at a host device, of managing variable size memory of a display control device connectable to the host device, the memory being used for storing display data sent from the host device to the display control device for displaying on one or more displays, the method comprising:maintaining a map at the host device corresponding to the memory of the display control device, the map indicating locations corresponding to addresses of the memory at which data is stored or not;
determining a size of a portion of the display data using compression parameters associated with the portion of the display data, the size being variable for different portions of data depending on the compression parameters;
determining a location on the map where the portion of display data would fit into the memory so as to maximize packing efficiency based on the compression parameters, wherein said location on the map corresponds to a smallest free space into which the portion of the display data can fit based on the compression parameters;
sending, to the display control device, an address in the memory corresponding to the determined location on the map, together with the portion of display data; and
updating the location on the map corresponding to the address in the memory to indicate that the address has data stored in it.

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. 9,947,165

LINKAGE DEVICE

GRG BANKING EQUIPMENT CO....

1. A linkage device, comprising:a banknote stacking plate,
a cover plate,
a transmission mechanism, and
a driving mechanism,
wherein,
a banknote stacking plate transmission is mounted on the banknote stacking plate and configured to drive the banknote stacking plate to rotate;
a cover plate transmission and a spring are mounted on the cover plate, and the cover plate transmission is configured to drive the cover plate to rotate;
a torque limiter is mounted on the banknote stacking plate transmission;
a one-way bearing is mounted on the cover plate transmission;
the transmission mechanism is mounted between the banknote stacking plate transmission and the cover plate transmission, and is configured to provide a medium for a transmission between the banknote stacking plate transmission and the cover plate transmission;
the driving mechanism is configured to provide a rotation power to the banknote stacking plate transmission;
the banknote stacking plate, after rotating by approximately a minimum angle that is required to cover a banknote separating mechanism under the action of a rotation power provided by the driving mechanism, is maintained under the protection of the torque limiter, and the cover plate continues to rotate by approximately a minimum angle that is required to cover an impeller wheel type banknote stacking mechanism under the action of a transmission force provided by the transmission mechanism; and
the banknote stacking plate, after reversely rotating by approximately the minimum angle to uncover the banknote separating mechanism under the action of a reverse rotation power provided by the driving mechanism, is maintained under the protection of the torque limiter, and the one-way bearing releases the action on a shaft due to the reverse rotation of the transmission mechanism, and the cover plate reversely rotates by approximately the minimum angle to uncover the impeller wheel type banknote stacking mechanism under the action of the spring.

US Pat. No. 9,947,072

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF MANAGING DATA FILES

PIXIA CORP., Reston, VA ...

1. A method of updating a container file of data files, the container file having a container file metadata section and one or more empty records, each record of the one or more empty records comprising: (i) a data file section reserved for storing a data file, (ii) a file metadata section reserved for storing metadata about the data file, and (iii) a record metadata section including information about the record and having at least a record status mark indicating that the record is empty, the method being implemented by a computer system that includes one or more processors configured to execute processing operations, the method comprising:setting, by the one or more processors, the record status mark of the one or more empty records to being updated;
writing, by the one or more processors, one or more records containing the data file into the one or more empty records within the container file;
if writing the one or more records is successful, resetting, by the one or more processors, the record status mark to valid after writing the one or more records; and
updating, by the one or more processors, the container file metadata to reflect a number of records in the container file.

US Pat. No. 9,947,021

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PRODUCT FOR IDENTIFYING A SERVICE NEED VIA A PROMOTIONAL SYSTEM

GROUPON, INC., Chicago, ...

1. A method comprising:accessing, on a promotional server, demand information relating to one or more virtual promotions associated with a sample geographic area, wherein the demand information is indicative of at least a forecasted number of sales of the virtual promotions and an estimated revenue for providers generated by the forecasted number of sales, and is calculated as a function of available inventory of offers related to the one or more virtual promotions;
by the promotional server, identifying a target geographic area having a similar demographic to that of the sample geographic area, wherein the similar demographic is determined based on a common or overlapping range of a demographic characteristic;
with a supply identification module of the promotional server, calculating a residual demand representative of unmet demand from the demand information for the target geographic area as a function of a forecasted demand reduced by a number of current promotions of an available inventory, the residual demand comprising one or more virtual promotions and an associated quantity of at least a portion of the one or more virtual promotions that is representative of a residual demand for the target geographic area;
with a service need identification module of the promotional server, identifying at least one service need, wherein the at least one service need is derived from the demand information and the residual demand and is indicative of a needed service in the target geographic area;
by the promotional server, identifying potential providers associated with the target geographic area;
by the promotional server, calculating provider suitability scores for the respective potential providers associated with the target geographic area, wherein the provider suitability scores account for, the service need, similarities of the respective potential provider with another provider that offers a same or similar service associated with the service need but that does not meet the residual demand, and data obtained from at least a third party source indicating at least one of a quality or likability of the respective provider;
by the promotional server, identifying a target provider according to a ranking of the provider suitability scores;
by the promotional server, generating and storing on memory at least one virtual promotion suggested to be offered for purchase by consumers and for redemption in the target geographic area, wherein the at least one virtual promotion comprises at least (a) a category of service based on the service need, (b) a quantity of instruments of the virtual promotion to be offered, and (c) a purchase price range per instrument of the virtual promotion, based on at least the demand information;
by the promotional server, transmitting data indicative of the target provider and the virtual promotion to an assignment module configured to assign a sales resource affiliated with the promotional server to the target provider and the virtual promotion; and
from the promotional server, transmitting the service need and the virtual promotion over a network to a provider device associated with the target provider to enable the target provider to engage in an agreement to offer the virtual promotion with use of the provider device.

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. 9,946,888

SYSTEM FOR MANAGING MULTIPLE SUBSCRIPTIONS IN A UICC

GEMALTO SA, Meudon (FR)

1. System for managing multiple subscriptions in a UICC, said system comprising a central server able to manage a plurality of subscriptions stored on a UICC comprised in a mobile terminal in the field in a manner to block all subscriptions stored on said UICC, at the request of a subscriber of one of the plurality of subscriptions, whereinsaid central server is connected to a plurality of mobile network operators (MNOs).

US Pat. No. 9,946,846

VISUALIZING THE DOCUMENTATION AND CODING OF SURGICAL PROCEDURES

A-LIFE MEDICAL, LLC, San...

1. A computer implemented method comprising:providing an anatomical diagram associated with a medical procedure, wherein the anatomical diagram includes a plurality of user selectable areas;
receiving a user selection indicative of two or more user selectable areas of the plurality of user selectable areas on the anatomical diagram at a computer processor;
if the two or more user selectable areas include a first user selectable area:
using a natural language processing computer program to generate a first free text description of the received user selection;
if the two or more user selectable areas do not include the first user selectable area:
using the natural language processing computer program to generate a second free text description of the received user selection;
using the first or second free text description to generate a procedural route for the medical procedure using the computer processor, the procedural route representing an anatomical path within a body of a patient; and
displaying on an electronic display the procedural route representing the anatomical path within the body of the patient on the anatomical diagram.

US Pat. No. 9,946,606

STREAM ARCHITECTURE FOR DATA REPRESENTATION

DataCore Software Corpora...

1. A method for data representation comprising:receiving write transactions to a given volume, the write transactions respectively including one or more blocks, such that the write transactions have differing numbers of blocks;
retaining a stream including a sequence of the write transactions according to the order in which the write transactions are received for the given volume between a first point in time and a second point in time after the first point in time, wherein each write transaction in the sequence of the write transactions is distinctly and sequentially identified in the stream, such that individual entries in the stream represent respective individual instances of the write transactions and the corresponding differing numbers of blocks occurring in the sequence of the write transactions;
receiving a read request directed to the given volume for data corresponding to an intermediate point in time that is between the first point in time and the second point in time;
in response to the read request, retrieving data in the given volume for the intermediate point in time by referencing a non-contiguous subset of the sequence of write transactions in the stream in reverse order starting at the intermediate point in time, wherein said referencing the non-contiguous subset of the sequence of the write transactions comprises excluding at least one entry in the sequence of write transactions between the intermediate point in time and the first point in time,
wherein an additional copy of underlying data for the write transactions is not required to concurrently retain the stream and coherency of the given volume even where the underlying data involves a write to a given block in the given volume to which data has previously been written; and
generating a first stream image corresponding to the stream for the intermediate point in time, wherein the first stream image provides a full representation of a new volume at the intermediate point in time by referencing a non-contiguous subset of the sequence of the write transactions in the stream,
wherein an additional stream is layered on the first stream image, the additional stream providing the sequence of the write transactions for the new volume following the intermediate point in time, the additional stream being separate from the stream, such that write transactions directed to the given volume are appended to the stream and write transactions directed to the new volume are appended to the additional stream.

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. 9,946,535

APPLICATION BUILDING BLOCKS FOR ON DEMAND AND ON PREMISE USAGE

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A computer-implemented method, the method executed by one or more processors, the method comprising:identifying a map-based application for enhancement;
identifying a configuration file defining one or more application parts for enhancing the map-based application, the one or more application parts associated with a second application, the second application monitoring real-time locations of a plurality of assets; and
incorporating the one or more application parts from the identified configuration file into the map-based application, wherein incorporating the one or more application parts into the map-based application comprises:
for each of the one or more application parts, identifying a particular symbol from a plurality of symbols associated with the particular application part;
accessing, from the second application, dynamic business data that is associated with each of the one or more application parts, wherein the dynamic business data includes a current location of each of the plurality of assets; and
inserting an instance of the particular identified symbol for each application part based on the accessed dynamic business data from the second application, each instance of the particular symbol representing a particular asset and its current location defined in the second application, wherein inserting the instance of the particular symbol for each application part includes associating at least one event associated with the second application with each inserted symbol, wherein the configuration file defines the at least one event and types of interactions associated with each application part, wherein interaction by a user with a particular instance of a particular symbol triggers the at least one event associated with the second application, the at least one event comprising accessing and presenting additional detailed information from the dynamic business data associated with the particular asset represented by the particular instance of the particular symbol interacted with by the user in the map-based application, and wherein an event handler in the second application executes the at least one event in response to the interaction by the user with the particular instance of the particular symbol.

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. 9,946,310

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. 9,946,263

PRIORITIZING CLEANING AREAS

AKTIEBOLAGET ELECTROLUX, ...

1. A method of controlling operation of a robotic cleaning device, the method comprising:detecting obstacles on a surface;
identifying a first section of the surface to be cleaned where the robotic cleaning device is likely to move without being hindered by the detected obstacles;
identifying a second section of the surface where the robotic cleaning device is more likely to be hindered by the detected obstacles;
designating the first section as a priority for cleaning; and
based on the designated priority, controlling movement of the robotic cleaning device to clean the first section and then clean the second section after the first section is cleaned.

US Pat. No. 9,946,262

SMART VEHICLE

Bao Tran, Saratoga, CA (...

1. A method for controlling a vehicle, the method comprising:generating a multi-dimensional model of a vehicle operating in a 3D environment;
determining a hand control gesture as captured by a plurality of cameras or sensors in the vehicle, wherein a sequence of finger, palm or hand movements represents a vehicle control request based on at least the multi-dimensional model, and wherein the proximity of the finger, palm or hand configuration over a vehicle component selects the vehicle component for control;
moving a finger, palm, or hand in a predetermined sequence to actuate the vehicle component;
determining vehicle control options based on the model, a current state of the vehicle and the environment of the vehicle; and
controlling the vehicle to operate based on the model and the 3D environment, and the sequence of finger, palm, or hand movement in response.

US Pat. No. 9,946,245

NON-CONCENTRIC MILLING

Celeritive Technologies, ...

1. A method for milling selected portions of a workpiece by a cutting tool of a numerical control machine, the numerical control machine having associated therewith a processor and a memory, the method comprising:computing a Voronoi Diagram of the portion of the workpiece;
adding one or more branches to the Voronoi Diagram to create a Modified Voronoi Diagram, wherein at least one such branch is substantially distinct from any branch of the Voronoi Diagram, and wherein the addition of at least one such branch creates at least one Voronoi face substantially distinct from any face of the Voronoi Diagram and one or more boundary elements substantially distinct from the boundary of the portion of the workpiece;
identifying one or more Voronoi faces defined by the Modified Voronoi Diagram;
traversing the one or more Voronoi faces of the Modified Voronoi Diagram to create portions of a toolpath; and
milling the selected portions of the workpiece by moving the cutting tool in accordance with the created portions of the toolpath.

US Pat. No. 9,946,239

FURNACE CONTROL BOARD ARCHITECTURE

Lennox Industries Inc., ...

1. A controller board for a furnace comprising:a communication interface comprising a connection to a central HVAC controller;
an application processor comprising a memory and a connection to a plurality of non-safety-critical components, the application processor able to process software updates for the non-safety-critical components;
a safety processor comprising a memory and a connection to a flame sensor, a gas valve, and an igniter, wherein the safety processor and associated software are not updateable; and
an interprocessor interface comprising a connection between the application processor and the safety processor.

US Pat. No. 9,946,225

MOBILE HOLOGRAM APPARATUS

Virtual Marketing Incorpo...

1. A mobile hologram apparatus comprising:a sheet folded along preformed creases into a pyramid structure configured to be actuated between a compressed state and an uncompressed state, the pyramid structure having a base section and a top section connected by four side sections, the pyramid structure, in the compressed state, having a height that is less than 1/10th the height of the pyramid structure in the uncompressed state; and
an elastic band separate from the sheet, positioned about the base section of the pyramid structure at the preformed creases that are located at respective junctions between the base section and each of the side sections, and configured to cause the pyramid structure to self-actuate from the compressed state to the uncompressed state.

US Pat. No. 9,946,041

ADVANCED FIBER-OPTIC CONTACT AND METHOD

Glenair, Inc., Glendale,...

1. An opto-electronic contact, comprising:an active opto-electronic converter including a converter length extending between opposing first and second ends to define a converter axis and said first end being configured for removable optical engagement with an opposing contact; and
a barrel housing defining an interior cavity having an elongated length extending between opposing first and second barrel openings to define an elongation axis and having said opto-electronic converter captured in the interior cavity for external optical engagement to the opposing contact via the first barrel opening for movement of the active opto-electronic converter relative to the barrel housing such that the converter axis is movable (i) transverse to the elongation axis, and (ii) oblique to the elongation axis to accommodate mating tolerances responsive to engaging the opposing contact.

US Pat. No. 9,946,036

CONNECTORS FOR MICRO-DUCT TERMINATIONS OF FIBER OPTIC CABLE

PPC Broadband, Inc., Eas...

1. A connector for coupling a fiber optic cable with a connection point, the connector comprising:a cable connector including a first longitudinal conduit configured to receive a duct, the duct being configured to slidably receive the fiber optic cable such that the fiber optic cable is configured to be pushed and pulled through the duct, the cable connector including
a connector body having a first end and a second end in a longitudinal direction, and
a compression fitting configured to be received about the first end of the connector body and to slide relative to the connector body in the longitudinal direction to radially compress the first end of the connector body to grip the duct; and
a connector housing including a second longitudinal conduit configured to substantially align with the first longitudinal conduit in the longitudinal direction, the connector housing including
a first end configured to be coupled with the second end of the connector body, and
a second end having a connection portion configured to couple the fiber optic cable to the connection point, the first longitudinal conduit and the second longitudinal conduit being configured to slidably receive the fiber optic cable.

US Pat. No. 9,945,976

UTILITY LOCATOR APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

SEESCAN, INC., San Diego...

1. A locator device, comprising:a sensor array for simultaneously detecting magnetic field signals from a first buried object and a second buried object;
a circuit for processing the received magnetic field signals to simultaneously generate a plurality of output signals associated with the first buried object and the second buried object;
a processor for receiving the output signals and determining information associated with the buried objects based at least in part on the output signals; and
a display for providing an output of the determined information associated with the buried objects simultaneously.

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. 9,945,943

ADAPTIVE TRANSMISSION AND INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION FOR MIMO RADAR

Uhnder, Inc., Austin, TX...

1. A method for mitigating self-interference in a radar system for a vehicle, the method comprising:providing a radar system comprising (i) a plurality of transmitters configured for installation and use on a vehicle and configured to transmit radio signals, and (ii) a plurality of receivers configured for installation and use on the vehicle and configured to receive radio signals that include the transmitted radio signals reflected from objects in the environment;
transmitting radio signals with only a first transmitter of the plurality of transmitters and receiving radio signals transmitted from the first transmitter with at least one receiver of the plurality of receivers;
correlating the received radio signals with each receiver of the at least one receiver to estimate interference that the first transmitter will represent at each receiver of the at least one receiver; and
mitigating at each receiver of the at least one receiver the estimated interference that is due to interfering radio signals transmitted by the first transmitter.

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. 9,945,750

PRESSURE DETECTION DEVICE

CITIZEN FINEDEVICE CO., L...

1. A pressure detection device comprising:a pressure detection element which receives pressure so as to output a detection signal corresponding to the pressure; and
a processing circuit which processes and outputs the detection signal output from the pressure detection element,
wherein the processing circuit includes at least:
an integrator circuit which uses a reference voltage set to have a predetermined magnitude as an operation reference and integrates the detection signal so as to convert the detection signal into a voltage waveform; and
a base voltage adjustment circuit which is connected between an input terminal and an output terminal of the integrator circuit and adjusts a magnitude of a base voltage that is a potential when the detection signal in an output signal output from the integrator circuit is not present.

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. 9,945,702

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. 9,945,678

NAVIGATION SYSTEM WITH ARRIVAL TIME MECHANISM AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

Telenav, Inc., Santa Cla...

1. A method of operation for a navigation system comprising:determining a destination;
determining a fixed target arrival time for traversing to the destination;
generating, with a route calculation module, a preferred route based on the fixed target arrival time for arriving at the destination using the preferred route at or before the fixed target arrival time, and wherein the preferred route includes route segments, each associated with a minimum speed;
monitoring, with a monitoring module, a remaining route for traffic conditions along the route segments;
calculating an updated speed, with an update module, for the remaining route based on the traffic conditions for replacing the minimum speed for each route segment, the updated speed for arriving at the destination at or before the fixed target arrival time;
generating a new route with the route calculation module, based on a threshold condition, wherein the threshold condition represents a limit for evaluating or implementing the new route in order to arrive at the destination by the fixed target arrival time, and wherein the threshold condition is based on a rate of change in the minimum speed for the remaining route; and
communicating, with a notification module, one or more of the preferred route or the new route for providing navigational guidance to the destination.

US Pat. No. 9,945,630

FIREARM MONITORING AND NOTIFICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE

Charles William Post, Ce...

1. A firearm monitoring and notification apparatus comprising:a base platform, a cap, a power supply, a comparator, a sensor circuit and a notification system;
said base platform comprising a surface configured to receive a firearm, a post extending from said base platform surface;
said cap being matable with said post to complete said sensor circuit;
said comparator having an electrical connection to said sensor circuit;
a processor having an electrical connection to said sensor circuit;
said notification system having an electrical connection to said processor; and
said base platform allowing the placement of a firearm on said base platform with an aperture of said firearm being disposed around said post.

US Pat. No. 9,945,615

EVAPORATIVE COOLING SYSTEM AND DEVICE

Mestek Machinery, Inc., ...

1. An evaporative cooling system, comprising:an indirect cooling coil containing a cooling fluid to be circulated; said cooling coil forming a recirculation loop and
a blower assembly configured to generate an inlet air stream through said indirect cooling coil;
a cooling tower containing a liquid-to-liquid secondary heat exchanger for cooling said cooling fluid circulated within said cooling coil;
wherein said cooling coil is a first heat exchanger;
wherein said liquid-to-liquid secondary exchanger is fluidly isolated from said cooling coil and said cooling fluid;
wherein said cooling fluid is a slurry of water and phase change material;
wherein said cooling fluid is recirculated in said first heat exchanger and reused for cooling air after being cooled in said secondary exchanger.

US Pat. No. 9,945,589

ROTATORY SERIES-POLE MAGNETIC REFRIGERATING SYSTEM

CHUANDONG MAGNETIC ELECTR...

1. A rotatory series-pole magnetic refrigerating system, comprising:a moving magnetic body and at least one vertically-disposed magnetic series, wherein the magnetic series further comprising a plurality of heat insulated cavities, wherein the heat insulated cavities are interconnected in series successively, wherein the interior of the heat insulated cavities are provided with magnetic working mediums, wherein the upper and lower magnetic working mediums which are adjacent to any magnetic working medium in demagnetizing state in the same magnetic series must be in a magnetizing state, wherein the system further comprising a heat-flow structure, which assists the internal heat energy in the magnetic series to flow in one direction, wherein the heat-flow structure is interconnected to the two ends of the magnetic series respectively, wherein the heat energy generated in the magnetizing process of the magnetic working medium in the magnetic series flows in one direction under the function of heat transmission and the support of the heat-flow structure, enabling the magnetic series to form a cold end and a hot end, wherein the cold end is connected to the refrigerating cavity, which is disposed inside of the heat insulated storage container.

US Pat. No. 9,945,580

VENTILATION SYSTEM

Broan-NuTone, LLC, Hartf...

1. A ventilation apparatus, comprising:a main housing, the main housing having a plurality of walls defining an interior space, at least one clamp aperture defined in at least one of the plurality of walls, and an aperture defining a ventilation orifice through which a fluid can be exhausted from the main housing;
at least one spinner clamp comprising a clamping surface and a clamping surface form, the at least one spinner clamp being coupled to the main housing by an adjustment screw positioned within the interior space, wherein the adjustment screw is rotatable in a first direction to pivot the at least one spinner clamp within an extension plane with respect to the main housing from a retracted position into an extended position;
wherein the clamping surface is located inside the housing and the clamping surface form is located outside the housing when the spinner clamp is in the retracted position;
wherein the at least one spinner clamp extends at least a portion of the clamping surface through the clamp aperture and outside of the main housing in the extended position, wherein the clamping surface engages a portion of the at least one clamp aperture such that further rotation of the adjustment screw moves the at least one spinner clamp along a tightening axis transverse to the extension plane; and
a blower assembly, the blower assembly comprising a motor substantially surrounded by a scroll, and a blower wheel coupled to the motor and substantially enclosed by the scroll, the scroll being in fluid communication with the ventilation orifice;
wherein the clamping surface form is configured to engage the main housing at the clamp aperture to limit rotation of the spinner clamp in a second direction past the retracted position, the second direction being opposite the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,945,516

METHOD FOR PRESERVING QUALITY OF NITRIC OXIDE

SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS ...

1. A method for preserving quality of nitric oxide at a time when the nitric oxide is transported in a state of being stored in a high-pressure gas cylinder characterized by:filling the nitric oxide into said high-pressure gas cylinder at a gauge pressure between 1.96 MPa and 3.5 MPa to be stored, and
transporting in a state in which the exterior surface temperature of said high-pressure gas cylinder is held in a range from ?15° C. to 5° C.

US Pat. No. 9,945,379

DISCHARGE PORT OF A SCREW COMPRESSOR

TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.,...

1. A screw compressor, comprising:a first rotor including a lobe, the lobe including a tip and a root;
a second rotor including an external surface that forms a groove, the groove is configured to receive the lobe of the first rotor during a discharge cycle, the groove including a top and a bottom; and
a discharge port positioned between the first rotor and the second rotor and disposed where the lobe moves toward the groove during the discharge cycle, the discharge port including an opening defined by a first open area and a second open area;
wherein the first open area is defined by a first distal edge and a first proximal edge, the first distal edge is configured to follow a portion of a track of the tip of the lobe during the discharge cycle, the first proximal edge is configured to follow a portion of a track of the root of the lobe during the discharge cycle,
the second open area is defined by a second distal edge and a second proximal edge, the second distal edge is configured to follow a portion of a track of the top of the groove during the discharge cycle, the second proximal edge is configured to follow a portion of a track of the bottom of the groove during the discharge cycle,
a restrictive portion is positioned between the first open area and the second open area where the lobe moves toward the groove during a discharge cycle, and
the restrictive portion is positioned away from where the lobe and the groove initially contact during the discharge cycle,
wherein the restrictive portion includes a first edge contour, a second edge contour, a connecting edge contour, and a peak, the first edge contour and the second edge contour are connected by the connecting edge contour, the connecting edge contour including a first end and a second end spaced apart from the first end, the peak of the restrictive portion disposed at the first end, and
wherein when the second rotor rotates, the external surface also rotates such that at least a portion of the external surface that is intermediate the top and the bottom of the groove generally aligns with the connecting edge contour of the restrictive portion during the discharge cycle, and when the portion of the groove generally aligns with the connecting edge contour of the restrictive portion, the peak of the restrictive portion to the top of the groove defines a first distance, the second end of the connecting edge contour to the top of the groove defines a second distance, the first distance being less than the second distance.

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. 9,945,099

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. 9,944,864

LOW COMPLEXITY, HIGH YIELD CONVERSION OF HEAVY HYDROCARBONS

MEG ENERGY CORP., Calgar...

1. Process apparatus for processing heavy hydrocarbons to produce pipeline-ready or refinery-ready feedstock, comprising:(a) a process fluid preparation component for mixing heavy hydrocarbon with other substances as required to prepare a process fluid;
(b) transport means to move the process fluid to a pre-heater;
(c) the pre-heater for heating the process fluid to a temperature close to or at a desired operating temperature of a reactor;
(d) transport means to move the heated process fluid to the reactor;
(e) the reactor having heat exchange means to provide a desired heat flux to the process fluid and maintain the process fluid in-reactor at a substantially uniform desired temperature for a desired residence time;
(f) means to provide sweep gas to the process fluid in the reactor;
(g) means to remove various produced substances from the reactor at the end of the residence time, those substances comprising at least:
(i) non-condensable vapours
(ii) light liquid hydrocarbons
(iii) thermally-affected asphaltene-rich fractions
(h) means to separate non-condensable vapours from light liquid hydrocarbons;
(i) transport means to move the thermally affected asphaltene-rich fractions to a solvent extraction processor;
(j) the solvent extraction processor including means to supply C4-C8 solvent and to mix the solvent with the thermally affected asphaltene rich fractions, and means to keep the processor and mixture operating at temperatures between 40 and 130 Fahrenheit degrees below the critical temperature of the solvent in the process;
(k) the solvent extraction processor, with means to remove extracted products from the thermally affected asphaltene-rich fractions, those products being:
(i) deasphalted oils
(ii) resins
(iii) concentrated solid asphaltene particles which are a dry solid at operating temperatures; and
(iv) solvent
the dry solid asphaltene particulate having been precipitated out of the solvent/thermally-affected asphaltene process fluid/mixture; and
means to collect the deasphalted oils, resins and the light liquid hydrocarbons in appropriate quantities and blend them together to provide the pipeline-ready or refinery-ready feedstock, where the reactor is a single thermal conversion reactor with an overhead partial condenser.

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. 9,944,497

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING A TRANSPORT OF A PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION DEVICE OR TRANSPORT UNIT

INVENTIO AG, Hergiswil (...

1. A system comprising:a passenger-transportation device embodied as an escalator, moving walk, or elevator; and
at least one transport-monitoring module, that, during transport of the passenger-transportation device from a shipping location to a destination location, is arranged on the passenger-transportation device or on a transport unit as part of the passenger-transportation device, and, after the transport, is removable, and wherein the transport-monitoring module has at least one sensor, wherein the transport of the passenger-transportation device is performed by a shipping contractor, wherein the transport-monitoring module has an interface unit, through which, at least during the transport of the passenger-transportation device, a connection of the transport-monitoring module with a data memory of the passenger-transportation device is established, wherein the interface unit is configured such that transport-monitoring data that are to be stored, the data being based at least partly on sensor data of the at least one sensor, is permanently stored in the data memory of the passenger-transportation device, and the data memory remains permanently arranged in the passenger-transportation device.

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. 9,944,239

FLUID AND DUST RESISTANT SPLIT GROMMET

Newfrey LLC, New Britain...

1. A grommet assembly to support a wiring harness passing through an opening in a panel, the grommet assembly comprising: two rotationally symmetrical components coupled together along a primary coupling face to form a harness-receiving passage therethrough, each of the two rotationally Symmetrical components being an integrated component comprising a first, thermoplastic structural portion integrated with a second, resilient second, sealing portion; the first, structural portions of the integrated components including a plurality of interlocking elements cooperating to couple the components together, and a plurality of retention arms engageable against the panel to retain the grommet assembly and the panel together; the second, sealing portions of the integrated components forming an outer sealing lip having a lip distal edge engageable against a surface of the panel adjacent the opening, the outer sealing lip comprising a pair of lap joints, each of the pair of lap joints being adjacent a respective opposite side of the primary coupling faces; and the first, structural portions of the integrated components further including a pair of outer reinforcement tabs, each of the pair of outer reinforcing tabs extending over one of the pair joints and designed to resist separation of the one of the pair lap joints of the outer sealing lip of the second, sealing portion.

US Pat. No. 9,944,051

LAMINATE

Mead Johnson Nutrition Co...

1. A method for preparing a laminate comprising:a) providing an inner aluminum foil layer, a paper layer, and an outer aluminum foil layer;
b) providing an inner adhesive layer between the inner aluminum foil layer and the paper layer, wherein the inner adhesive layer comprises an adhesive selected from the group consisting of polyurethane, polyvinyl acetate, and an acrylic-type adhesive;
c) laminating the inner foil layer, the inner adhesive layer, and the paper layer;
d) curing the inner adhesive layer by heating the inner foil layer, the inner adhesive layer and the paper layer by use of an oven;
e) providing an outer adhesive layer between the paper layer and the outer aluminum foil layer, wherein the outer adhesive layer comprises an adhesive selected from the group consisting of polyurethane, polyvinyl acetate, and an acrylic-type adhesive;
f) laminating the inner aluminum foil layer, the inner adhesive layer, the paper layer, the outer adhesive layer and the outer aluminum foil layer; and
g) curing the outer adhesive layer by use of an oven.

US Pat. No. 9,943,998

METHOD FOR MOLDING A BI-MATERIAL CAP

Bericap, Longvic (FR)

1. A method for molding a bi-material cap including a plastic portion made of plastic material and a flexible portion made of flexible material, the method comprising:(a) placing two parts of a mold, movable relative to one another, so as to form an annular cavity with an injection orifice, a first of the two parts of the mold having an annular protuberance, the annular protuberance defining an upper wall of the annular cavity, a second of the two parts of the mold having an annular groove defining a lower wall of the annular cavity, the annular protuberance of the first of the two parts penetrating the annular groove of the second of the two parts so as to close the annular cavity and leave an upper part of the annular groove outside the annular cavity;
(b) injecting a flexible material into the annular cavity so as to fill the annular cavity and form the flexible portion of the cap;
(c) separating the two parts of the mold from each other so as to form a primary cavity, the upper part of the annular groove emerging in the primary cavity; and
(d) injecting a plastic material in the primary cavity so as to fill the primary cavity and the upper part of the annular groove to form the plastic portion of the cap, and so as to be welded to the flexible material.

US Pat. No. 9,943,789

MODULAR FILTER CASSETTE

Entegris, Inc., Billeric...

1. A filter assembly for filtering liquids, the filter assembly comprising: a filter housing having a filter inlet defining an inlet flow path and a filter outlet spaced from the filter inlet defining an outlet flow path, the filter housing defining a filter cavity comprising an upstream portion of the filter cavity in fluid communication with the inlet and a downstream portion of the filter cavity in fluid communication with the outlet;said filter housing comprising a main shell, a side cover, a front end cover, and rear end cover that form the filter housing and the filter cavity in which a filter element is disposed;
a filter cover coupled to the filter housing to retain the filter element in place, said filter cover at least partially defining the filter cavity;
said main shell comprising bottom ribs, said bottom ribs have a tapered tip portion that is angled away from the filter cover from top to bottom to create a drain channel and said main shell comprising top ribs, said top ribs have a tapered tip portion that is angled away from filter cover from bottom to top to form a vent channel;
the filter cavity is at least partially defined by an upstream sidewall, a downstream sidewall spaced from the upstream sidewall, a third wall running from the upstream sidewall to the downstream sidewall, the filter inlet interfaces with the filter cavity at the third wall, and a fourth wall running from the upstream sidewall to the downstream sidewall and spaced from the third wall; and the filter element is shifted toward the upstream sidewall such that a distance between the filter element and the upstream sidewall decreases in a direction from the third wall to the fourth wall;
the filter element comprising a filter membrane to filter micron or submicron impurities from a process fluid disposed in the filter cavity, the filter element at least partially overlapping the filter inlet on a first side of the filter element, the filter element separating the upstream portion of the filter cavity from the downstream portion of the filter cavity, the filter element further comprising a potted rectangular pleated filter with a set of pleats having a first set of pleat tips on an upstream side of the filter element and a second set of pleat tips on a downstream side of the pleated filter, the sets of pleats packed together such that the first set of pleat tips form a generally planar rectangular entrance and the second set of pleat tips form a rectangular generally planar exit interface and wherein the primary flow path of the fluid through the filter element is perpendicular to the flow path through the filter inlet.

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. 9,943,307

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. 9,943,286

ULTRASONOGRAPHIC IMAGES PROCESSING

Tel HaShomer Medical Rese...

1. A computerized method of adapting a presentation of ultrasonographic images during an ultrasonographic fetal evaluation, comprising:performing an analysis of a plurality of ultrasonographic images captured by an ultrasonographic probe during an evaluation of a fetus;
automatically identifying a plurality of locations of a plurality of anatomical landmarks of at least one reference organ or tissue or body fluid of said fetus in said plurality of ultrasonographic images based on an outcome of said analysis;
automatically and indirectly localizing a region of interest (ROI), different than said plurality of anatomical landmarks, in at least some of said plurality of ultrasonographic images by:
calculating for each of said plurality of anatomical landmarks, a plurality of consecutive contour lines encircling said each of said plurality of anatomical landmarks in a predefined plurality of different distances from a contour of said each of said plurality of anatomical landmarks,
selecting for each of said plurality of anatomical landmarks, at least one contour line which is at least one of said plurality of consecutive contour lines according to a pre-determined distance,
defining a region bound by intersections of said selected contour lines of said plurality of anatomical landmarks and
determining said defined bound region as containing said region of interest (ROI); and
concealing said bound region in a presentation of said at least some ultrasonographic images during said evaluation;
wherein said plurality of anatomical landmarks are imaged in said presentation and not concealed by said ROI.

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. 9,944,961

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. 9,943,517

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR INCREASING ENERGY METABOLISM

NuSirt Sciences, Inc., N...

1. A composition comprising:(a) a synergistically effective amount of a phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE 5) inhibitor; and
(b) at least 500 mg of leucine and/or at least 200 mg of a leucine metabolite, wherein the PDE 5 inhibitor comprises sildenafil.
US Pat. No. 9,945,843

METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING COMPOUNDS THAT INHIBIT G PROTEIN-COUPLED RECEPTOR (GPR84) AGONIST-STIMULATED CHEMOTAXIS

GALAPAGOS NV, Mechelen (...

1. A method for identifying a compound that inhibits G protein coupled receptor 84 (GPR84) agonist-stimulated chemotaxis, said method comprising:a. exposing a population of cells expressing a GPR84 polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 to a test compound in the presence of a GPR84 agonist;
b. measuring GPR84 agonist-stimulated chemotaxis of said cells, wherein chemotaxis is measured by determining the number of migrated cells; and
c. comparing GPR84 agonist-stimulated chemotaxis of said cells in the presence of said test compound with a control in which GPR84 agonist-stimulated chemotaxis is not inhibited and identifying the compound as an inhibitor of GPR84 agonist-stimulated chemotaxis when chemotaxis in the presence of the compound is decreased compared to control.

US Pat. No. 9,949,381

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH AT LEAST ONE IMPEDANCE-COMPENSATING INDUCTOR AND RELATED METHODS

STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENO...

1. An electronic device comprising:a substrate having an external surface;
an integrated circuit (IC) chip electrically coupled to the external surface of the substrate by an external electrically conductive element disposed between the IC chip and the external surface of the substrate; and
an electrically conductive interconnect network contacting the external surface of the substrate and comprising a plurality of electrically conductive links, each of the plurality of electrically conductive links extending away from a masking area of the IC chip, wherein an electrically conductive link of the plurality of electrically conductive links comprises an impedance-compensating inductor located outside the masking area of the IC chip, the impedance-compensating inductor having a first surface physically contacting the external surface of the substrate and a second surface directed away from the external surface of the substrate, the first surface of the impedance-compensating inductor physically contacting a conductive via extending through the substrate to electrically couple the IC chip to another electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,949,376

CORTICAL IMPLANT SYSTEM FOR BRAIN STIMULATION AND RECORDING

Second Sight Medical Prod...

1. A neurostimulation and recording device comprising:a first hermetic package enclosing a first electronic circuit for neural recording from the brain suitable to be implanted within a head;
a first flexible circuit including a polymer base layer, a metal layer forming bond pads, electrodes and traces connecting bond pads to electrodes on the polymer base layer, and a polymer top layer on the polymer base layer and the metal layer, the bond pads bonded to the first hermetic package and electrically coupling the electrodes to the first electronic circuit, the electrodes suitable to record neural activity from the brain;
a first wireless transceiver electrically coupled to the electronic circuit for neural recording for sending data derived from the neural activity;
a first coil connected to the first wireless transceiver, suitable to send data to a control circuit;
a second hermetic package, separate from the first hermetic package, enclosing a second electronic circuit for neural stimulation suitable to be implanted within the same head;
a second flexible circuit including a polymer base layer, a metal layer forming bond pads, electrodes and traces connecting bond pads to electrodes on the polymer base layer, and a polymer top layer on the polymer base layer and the metal layer, the bond pads bonded to the second hermetic package and electrically coupling the electrodes to the second electrical circuit, the electrodes suitable to stimulate neurons in the brain;
a second wireless transceiver electrically coupled to the second electronic circuit for neural stimulation for receiving stimulation data;
a second coil connected to the second wireless transceiver, suitable to receive data from the control circuit; and
the control circuit suitable to be external to a human body receiving the data derived from neural activity from the first wireless transceiver, calculating stimulation patterns and sending stimulation data to the second wireless transceiver.

US Pat. No. 9,949,311

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VOLTE CALL CONTINUITY

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A system, comprising:a first user equipment (UE) configured to perform a Voice over Long Term Evolution (LIE) (VoLTE) call;
a second UE configured to perform the VoLTE call with the first UE;
wherein the first UE is configured to maintain continuity of the VoLTE call by:
determining when one of a first dedicated bearer linked to a first default bearer of the first UE or a second dedicated bearer linked to a second default bearer of the second UE is lost; and
transmitting a signal to an Internet Protocol (IP) Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) server that prevents release of the determined dedicated bearer, the signal further triggering a re-activation of the determined dedicated bearer.

US Pat. No. 9,949,056

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRESENTING TO A USER OF A WEARABLE APPARATUS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELATED TO AN AUDIO SCENE

Ecole Polytechnique Feder...

1. A method for presenting additional information related to a given audio scene to a user of a wearable apparatus, comprising:capturing audio signals from the audio scene with a plurality of microphones;
outputting an audio signal with a plurality of acoustical transducers;
processing the captured audio signals, the processing comprising filtering, equalization, echoes processing and/or beamforming;
distinguishing respective audio signal sources corresponding to the captured audio signals, using the processed audio signals;
adding a virtual audio signal source into the audio scene;
selecting at least one of the audio signal sources;
classifying the selected at least one audio signal source;
retrieving additional information related to the classified audio signal source;
presenting the additional information to the user.

US Pat. No. 9,949,045

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MODELING A CUSTOM FIT EARMOLD

BERNAFON AG, Berne (CH)

1. A method for modeling a custom-fit earmold adapted to be securely retained in a pinna and/or ear canal of a user, the method comprisingobtaining a three-dimensional image of the pinna and/or ear canal of the user, the three-dimensional image comprising a plurality of points available at an inner surface of the image wherein the plurality of points represent corresponding points at a surface of the pinna and/or ear canal;
processing, using a processing unit adapted to run an image analysis module comprising an identifier on a computing device, the three-dimensional image for identifying a plurality of retention possibility points (RPPs) from the plurality of points, wherein the identifying the plurality of RPPs comprises designating an analyzed point selected, using a selector tool of the image analysis module, from the plurality of points as an RPP if a normal, at the analyzed point, to a tangent plane containing the analyzed point intersects at another point at the inner surface of the three-dimensional image, the another point being proximal to a tympanic membrane of the user compared to position of the analyzed point relative to the tympanic membrane; and
modeling, using a modeler of the image analysis module, the custom-fit earmold comprising a retention part comprising a structure adapted to lock anatomically with at least one point at the surface of the pinna and/or ear canal when the custom-fit earmold is positioned in the pinna and/or ear canal of the user, the at least one point being represented by at least one retention point selected from the plurality of RPPs.

US Pat. No. 9,948,970

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUS FOR ACCESSING RECORDINGS OF CONTENT ITEMS ON MULTIPLE CUSTOMER DEVICES

Cox Communications, Inc.,...

1. A method of displaying recorded content to a user, comprising:receiving, from a playback device and by a service provider system comprising at least one processor, a request to retrieve a recorded content item, wherein the recorded content item is recorded on a recording device;
identifying, by the service provider system, based at least in part upon the received request, at least a portion of the recorded content item as a unique recording specific to the recording device, the portion corresponding to a first program portion associated with the recorded content item and a second program portion associated with the recorded content item, wherein the first program portion and the second program portion are non-contiguous portions of the recorded content item;
retrieving, from the recording device, one or more identifiers that are indicative of the recorded content item; and
facilitating, by the service provider system and based at least in part on the one or more identifiers, access of the unique recording to the playback device, the facilitating comprising:
concatenating the first program portion and the second program portion, and
transmitting the concatenated first program portion and second program portion to the playback device.

US Pat. No. 9,948,853

CAMERA PARAMETER CALCULATION DEVICE, NAVIGATION SYSTEM AND CAMERA PARAMETER CALCULATION METHOD

Clarion Co., Ltd., Saita...

1. A device for calculating one or more camera parameters, the device comprising:a camera;
a location information acquisition unit that acquires location information about a current location of the traveling vehicle;
a road width information acquisition unit that acquires road data corresponding to the current location based on the location information and acquires road width information relating to a width of a road on which the traveling vehicle moves at the current location from the road data;
a scenery image acquisition unit that acquires a scenery image from the camera;
a camera parameter calibration unit that performs calibration calculation of the one or more camera parameters based on the scenery image and the road width information, wherein
the device converts the scenery image captured by the camera of a scenery including the road on which the traveling vehicle moves,
the one or more camera parameters that are calculated include a height of a mount position of the camera relative to the road and a direction of the camera; and
displaying on a screen the converted scenery image, wherein
the height of the mount position of the camera is calculated based on a ratio of a road width as displayed on the screen to the width of the road wherein the camera parameter calibration unit performs calibration calculation when a road condition determination unit determines that the road satisfies predetermined road conditions based on each of the following:
i) the width of the road around the current location,
ii) a number of lanes of the road around the current location,
iii) whether a road type of the road around the current location is classified into a narrow street,
iv) a link type of a link related to the road around the current location,
v) an inclination of the road around the current location,
vi) a curvature of the road around the current location, and
vii) a connection angle formed between a link related to the road around the current location and another link connected thereto.

US Pat. No. 9,948,775

TECHNIQUEST FOR BYPASSING CALL SCREENING IN A CALL MESSAGING SYSTEM

RingCentral, Inc., Belmo...

1. A call messaging system comprising:a database comprising a set of call screening rules associated with a callee;
a call screening engine configured to access the database, determine whether a selected bypass condition exists for an incoming call made to the callee, and to bypass at least one of the call screening rules for the incoming call and cause the incoming call to be connected to the callee in response to determining that the selected bypass condition exists; and
one or more processors configured to execute program instructions of the call screening engine.

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.

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. 9,948,669

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR APPLICATION MIGRATION DUE TO DEGRADED QUALITY OF SERVICE

Accenture Global Services...

1. A method for managing operation of an application to avoid degradation of quality of service, comprising:monitoring execution of a first instance of the application executing in a first computing environment for a degraded quality of service, the first instance of the application comprising a primary operating instance of the application;
receiving a high traffic of messages from the first instance of the application;
receiving a first plurality of UDP packets among the high traffic of messages indicating a degraded quality of service corresponding to the first instance of the application, the degraded quality of service comprising a deterioration of bandwidth available to the first instance of the application;
determining a bandwidth available to a second instance of the application executing in a second computing environment located in a different subnet of a computer network from the first computing environment;
sending a second plurality of UDP packets to the first instance of the application, the second plurality of UDP packets comprising an instruction to perform one or more actions that facilitate transfer of a primary operation of the application; and
migrating the primary operation of the application from the first instance of the application to the second instance of the application when the bandwidth available to the second instance exceeds the bandwidth available to the first instance of the application.

US Pat. No. 9,948,385

METHOD FOR DETECTING OTDR CURVE TAIL END EVENT TO LOCATE OPTICAL FIBRE BREAK POINT IN ONLINE MODE

Accelink Technologies Co....

1. A method for locating a breakpoint of an optical fiber by detecting OTDR curve end event in online mode, comprising the following steps:Step 1, OTDR issuing test light to an optical fiber business link, and receiving reflected light, to form a data curve of reflection sampling points including end event;
Step 2, finding a head reflection point (is) in the data curve of the reflection sampling points;
Step 3, on the data curve of reflection sampling points, performing forward traversal from the head reflection point (is), to find a first sampling point, of which sampling value reaches a first predetermined threshold value, as an end point (EndP) of search interval;
Step 4, in region of [the end point of search interval, the head reflection point] of the data curve of reflection sampling points, performing reverse piecewise linear fitting, and when a line segment after the linear fitting meets a predetermined condition, taking a starting point of the line segment as a starting point (es) of the search interval;
Step 5, if an absolute value of a difference between maximum sampling value (je) in the search interval and a sampling value of the starting point of the search interval is greater than a second predetermined threshold value, determining an end event as a reflection end event, otherwise determining the end event as a non reflection end event.

US Pat. No. 9,947,745

SUBSTRATE STRUCTURE WITH EMBEDDED LAYER FOR POST-PROCESSING SILICON HANDLE ELIMINATION

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. A method comprising:forming a device precursor that comprises a silicon handle layer, a buried dielectric layer over the silicon handle layer, an upper silicon oxide layer over the buried dielectric layer, and an electronic layer over the upper silicon oxide layer, wherein the buried dielectric layer is not formed from silicon oxide;
removing the silicon handle layer; and
bonding a transfer substrate layer to the buried dielectric layer, wherein the transfer substrate layer does not comprise single crystal silicon.

US Pat. No. 9,947,723

MULTIPLE CONDUCTIVE LAYER TFT

FlexEnable Limited, Camb...

1. A method of fabricating a multilayer electronic structure on a substrate, the structure including a thin film transistor (TFT) for driving a pixel of an active matrix optoelectronic device and a capacitor for storing charge to maintain an electrical state of said active matrix pixel, the method comprising:depositing and patterning a first conducting layer over said substrate to define source and drain electrodes of said thin film transistor;
depositing an organic semiconducting layer over said first conducting layer;
depositing a first dielectric layer over said organic semiconducting layer;
depositing and patterning a second conducting layer over first dielectric layer to define a gate electrode for said thin film transistor;
depositing a second dielectric layer over said second conducting layer;
depositing and patterning a third conducting layer over said second dielectric layer to define a first plate of said capacitor;
depositing and patterning a fourth conducting layer over said third dielectric layer to define a second plate of said capacitor;
wherein first and second plates of said capacitor and said gate electrode of said transistor are laterally positioned such that they overlap in a vertical direction;
wherein an upper one of said conducting layers defines a pixel pad layer comprising a pixel pad connected to said first conducting layer of said thin film transistor for driving said pixel of said active matrix display;
wherein said pixel pad forms said second plate of said capacitor;
wherein said third conducting layer comprises said first plate of said capacitor and covers at least half the area of a pixel pad surface closest to the third conducting layer;
wherein said third conducting layer is between said fourth conducting layer and said second conducting layer;
wherein a channel region of said TFT comprises an organic semiconducting material; and
further wherein at least some of said deposition and patterning steps employ a solution processing technique.

US Pat. No. 9,947,551

CHIP PACKAGE STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

NIKO SEMICONDUCTOR CO., L...

1. A chip package structure adapted to a voltage convertor circuit comprising:a lead frame including a bottom portion, a first partition plate, and a second partition plate, wherein the bottom portion includes a first conductive portion and a second conductive portion, and the first partition plate protrudes from the second conductive portion, the second partition plate is disposed at one side of the lead frame and electrically connected to the first conductive portion, and the second partition plate and the first partition plate commonly define a first accommodating region;
an insulating bonding layer formed between the first conductive portion and the second conductive portion, wherein the insulating bonding layer is formed in the first accommodating region;
a first chip disposed on the first conductive portion, wherein a drain of the first chip is electrically connected to the first conductive portion; and
a second chip disposed on the second conductive portion, wherein a drain of the second chip is electrically connected to the second conductive portion;
wherein when the chip package structure is assembled on a printed circuit board, a source of the first chip is electrically connected to the drain of the second chip through the printed circuit board, the first partition plate, and the second conductive portion.

US Pat. No. 9,947,514

PLASMA RF BIAS CANCELLATION SYSTEM

MKS Instruments, Inc., A...

1. A radio frequency (RF) generator comprising:a RF power source; and
a RF power controller coupled to the RF power source, the RF power controller generating a control signal to vary a RF output from the RF power source, the RF power controller configured to operate in response to a trigger signal and introduce a frequency offset to the RF output,
wherein the frequency offset varies in accordance with an external RF output from an external RF generator.

US Pat. No. 9,947,240

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POSITION AND MOTION INSTRUCTION

Atheer, Inc., Mountain V...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processor;
a sensor in communication with said processor;
a visual display in communication with said processor;
wherein:
at least one of said sensor and said processor establishes world data, said world data comprising at least one of a group consisting of a world position of an entity and a world motion of said entity;
said at least one of said sensor and said processor dynamically updates said world data until a condition is satisfied;
said processor establishes target data, said target data comprising at least one of a group consisting of a target position of said entity and a target motion of said entity;
said processor establishes guide data, said guide data guiding said entity toward said at least one of said target position and said target motion;
said guide data comprising a visual representation of at least a portion of said subject;
said visual representation being at least substantially anthropomorphic;
said processor is establishes evaluation data substantially representative of an evaluation of said world data against said target data;
said processor dynamically updates at least a portion of said target data responsive to said world data until said condition is satisfied;
said processor dynamically updates at least a portion of said guide data responsive to said target data until said condition is satisfied;
said processor dynamically updates at least a portion of said evaluation data until said condition is satisfied;
said display outputs said guide data; and
said display to outputs at least a portion of said evaluation data.

US Pat. No. 9,947,226

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR BLIND SPOT MONITORING WITH DYNAMIC DETECTION RANGE

DENSO International Ameri...

1. A system comprising:a blind spot monitoring system including a blind spot sensor that monitors a focus area within a blind spot detection area of a subject automobile and generates an alert when a secondary automobile is detected within the focus area of the blind spot detection area;
a controller that receives data corresponding to an amount of traffic at a location of the subject automobile, determines a level of traffic at the location of the subject automobile based on the data, and reduces the focus area in response to the level of traffic being greater than a predetermined threshold in heavy traffic conditions;
wherein the focus area is reduced from a first focus area including a rear and a lateral side of the subject automobile to a second focus area including only the lateral side of the subject automobile, the second focus area being smaller than the first focus area, and the second focus area eliminating a rear of the first focus area.

US Pat. No. 9,947,176

INTERACTIVE GAMING AMONG A PLURALITY OF PLAYERS SYSTEMS AND METHODS

AG 18, LLC, Denver, CO (...

1. A system comprising:a host computer system to engage a player in one or more interactive games,
wherein the one or more interactive games include a game of skill, a game of chance, or a hybrid game of skill and chance,
a player terminal communicably coupled to the host computer system via a network,
wherein the host computer system or the player terminal determines a location of the player terminal;
wherein player terminal includes a display to depict action from at least one of the one or more interactive games,
wherein the player terminal is configured to receive monetary value and upon receiving the monetary value use a processor to generate a credit total for the player playing on the player terminal;
wherein the player interacts with the at least one of the one or more interactives games through a player interaction area that includes a betting interface to place a bet having a betting value that is then deducted from the credit total, and
an electronic collusion measure, under control of one or more processors, configured to detect gambling rule violations by, at least in part, using the location of the player terminal and evaluating one or more rules in view of the location to determine whether the player terminal can host any of the one or more interactive games;
wherein the player terminal or the host computer system records game play from the one or more interactive games; and
wherein the host computer system or player terminal distributes winnings from the one or more interactive games by adding to the credit total after a recording of the game play is analyzed to detect collusion.

US Pat. No. 9,946,973

LONG-TIME LOW-LATENCY QUANTUM MEMORY BY DYNAMICAL DECOUPLING

The University of Sydney,...

1. A method for preserving a quantum state of a quantum system in a quantum memory, the method comprising:determining based on a characteristic of noise that causes deterioration of the quantum state a dynamical decoupling base sequence
such that the duration of the base sequence is shorter than or equal to an access latency time of the quantum memory to allow access to the quantum state within the access latency time, and
such that the deterioration of the quantum state is bounded to an upper deterioration limit when the base sequence is repeatedly applied to the quantum system.

US Pat. No. 9,946,518

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EXTENDING A VISUALIZATION PLATFORM

iRise, El Segundo, CA (U...

1. A computer implemented method for extending a visualization platform, the method comprising:providing, by a computing device comprising hardware, a visualization authoring environment configured to enable a first user to define a user interface appearance and behavior of a prospective software application for at least a smart-phone or a prospective modification to an existing software application for at least a smartphone at least in part by incorporating native widgets;
storing such definitions on computer readable media in a format that can be utilized by one or more other instances of the visualization authoring environment or one or more instances of a visualization rendering environment, or both one or more other instances of the visualization authoring environment and one or more instances of a visualization rendering environment;
providing, by the computing device, in the visualization authoring environment a facility to enable a user to incorporate one or more non-native widgets into the visualization authoring environment without requiring acquisition or installation of a new version of the visualization authoring environment;
enabling the first user to search for native and non-native widgets using the computing device;
providing, by the computing device, in the visualization authoring environment a facility to enable the first user to incorporate non-native widgets into a visualization project for a prospective software application for a smartphone or a prospective modification to an existing software application for a smartphone;
providing, by the computing device, in the visualization authoring environment a user interface component configured to display icons corresponding to one or more non-native widgets and one or more native widgets and process click and drag operations to add widgets to the visualization project;
providing, by the computing device, in the visualization authoring environment a user interface component configured to accept user inputs to modify the properties of one or more widgets;
providing, by the computing device, in the visualization authoring environment a user interface component configured to display comments made by a second user;
providing, by the computing device, in the visualization authoring environment a facility to enable the first user to modify one or more of attributes of an instance of a non-native widget, including at least: size and position; and
enabling the first user to simulate the visualization project for a prospective software application for a smartphone or a prospective modification to an existing software application for a smartphone using the computing device.

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. 9,946,260

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. 9,946,026

REDUCED PUPIL INTEGRATED OPTICAL SYSTEM USING PRECISELY MATCHED OPTICAL PATHLENGTHS

The Charles Stark Draper ...

1. An imaging system comprising:a matched pathlength combining waveguide array including input optical couplers for receiving light, combining waveguides for combining the light received from different input optical couplers and relaying the light to output optical couplers; and
a lens system for imaging the light from the output optical couplers.

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. 9,945,677

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. 9,945,582

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR PRE-HEATING WATER WITH AIR CONDITIONING UNIT OR HEAT PUMP

RHEEM MANUFACTURING COMPA...

1. An apparatus for heating water, comprising:an air conditioning apparatus operative to utilize refrigerant flowing through a refrigerant circuit portion of said air conditioning apparatus to regulate the temperature of air being delivered to a conditioned space;
a tank for storing water;
a heat exchanger associated with said tank and being operative to receive refrigerant and transfer heat therefrom to said tank, the heat exchanger comprising a first end forming a part of the refrigerant circuit portion and a second end forming a part of the refrigerant circuit portion,
a first valve disposed at the first end of the heat exchanger and arranged to control flow of refrigerant at the first end of the heat exchanger;
a second valve disposed at the second end of the heat exchanger and arranged to control flow of refrigerant at the second end of the heat exchanger; and
a bypass circuit forming a part of the refrigerant circuit portion and arranged to selectively flow refrigerant in a manner bypassing the heat exchanger, the first valve, and the second valve.

US Pat. No. 9,945,548

RECESSED LIGHTING UNIT WITH WIRE CONNECTOR

DMF, Inc., Carson, CA (U...

1. A recessed lighting unit comprising:a housing having an outer surface, an inner surface, and a bottom opening that is open to a cavity, the cavity being defined in part by an inner surface of the housing,
wherein the housing has a through-duct formed therein, the through-duct having a first through-duct opening in the outer surface that leads to a second through-duct opening in the inner surface,
wherein the through-duct has an upper portion and a lower portion, between the first through-duct opening and the second through-duct opening, and
the lower portion forms an elbow between the upper portion and the second through-duct opening.

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. 9,945,490

SMA VALVE FOR CONTROLLING PRESSURIZED AIR SUPPLY TO AN AIR CELL IN A VEHICLE SEAT

1. A SMA valve for controlling pressurized air supply to an air cell in a vehicle seat comprising:a valve housing,
a valve element which is moveably suspended with respect to a mounting plate in the housing between a closed position in which it is in sealing abutment with a valve seat establishing a closed state of the valve, and an open position in which the valve element is moved away from the valve seat corresponding to an open state of the valve,
a spring element adapted to exert a bias force on the valve element urging it to the closed position,
a SMA wire extending between the mounting plate and the valve element and arranged such that shortening of the SMA wire upon exceeding a threshold temperature exerts a force on the valve element which pulls the valve element away from the closed position against the bias force of the spring element,
a conductor arranged on the valve element in contact with the SMA wire and arranged such that it comes into contact with a conducting surface on the mounting plate to close an electrical circuit when the valve element reaches the open position, and
a control unit arranged to supply electrical power to the SMA wire for opening the valve and to detect closure of the electrical circuit, and arranged to reduce the electrical power supply to the SMA wire when detecting closure of the electrical circuit,
wherein the conductor is arranged to extend along a first portion and along a second portion towards the mounting plate and into a slot formed therein, the conducting surface being located in the slot such that an exposed end of the conductor comes into contact with the conducting surface in the slot when the valve element reaches the open position.

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. 9,945,253

COLLECTING / REMOVING BYPRODUCTS OF LASER ABLATION

Rohr, Inc., Chula Vista,...

1. A method for operating a laser system, comprising:directing inert gas against an object within a cavity of a collection device;
directing second gas into the cavity directly next to a lens disposed within the cavity;
forming an aperture in the object by ablating the object with a laser beam that travels within the cavity and to the object; and
removing byproducts of the ablation from the cavity;
wherein the laser beam travels from the lens, within the cavity, to the object.

US Pat. No. 9,945,178

FLEXIBLE DOOR ASSEMBLY

PERFORMAX GLOBAL, Aston,...

1. A roll up flexible door assembly comprising:a flexible door having opposed sides and a front face and rear face, said sides of said flexible door are parallel to one another;
guide members mounted along the opposed sides;
opposed tracks adapted to be mounted vertically at a spaced distance from one another, each of said tracks having an upper end and lower end, a rear surface and a front surface spaced from said rear surface generally covering said rear surface and defining a longitudinal opening between said front and rear surface for receipt of said flexible door and said guide members; said front and rear surface having facing inner edges, said inner edges of each track positioned opposite one another;
a first angled guide liner mounted to one of said front or rear surfaces of each track and extending longitudinally along at least a portion of said front or rear surface, said angled guide liner having a top adjacent said upper end of said track and a bottom adjacent said lower end of said track, said angled guide liner having a width that increases from [being angled with respect to said inner edge with said angle increasing] said top to said bottom;
said guide members [operatively] received within said tracks [and adapted] to engage said angled guide liner as said flexible door is raised and lowered in said tracks, said guide members and said angled guide liner tighten said flexible door as said flexible door is lowered.

US Pat. No. 9,945,131

SLIDABLE SNAP-IN TRIM SYSTEM

DIRTT Environmental Solut...

1. A slidable snap-in trim system for securing a trim element to a structural component of a building, the system comprising:a mounting element securable to or integrated with a structural component of a building, the mounting element extending longitudinally along a length of the structural component; and
a trim assembly securely coupleable to the mounting element, wherein the trim assembly comprises:
a connection element securely coupleable to the mounting element; and
a trim element attached or attachable to the connection element;
wherein:
(i) the mounting element comprises a protrusion having a retention element disposed thereon; and
(ii) the connection element comprises a support member, and a resiliently flexible retention member configured to receive the retention element so as to inhibit or substantially prevent inadvertent detachment of the connection element from the mounting element.

US Pat. No. 9,944,734

CATALYST SYSTEM FOR POLYMERIZATION OF AN OLEFIN

SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CO...

1. A process for preparing a catalyst system for olefin polymerization, said catalyst system comprising a procatalyst, a co-catalyst and optionally at least one external electron donor said process comprising:A) providing said procatalyst obtained via a process comprising:
i) contacting a compound R4zMgX42?z with an alkoxy- or aryloxy-containing silane compound to give a first intermediate reaction product, being a solid Mg(OR1)xX12?x, wherein: R4 is the same as R1 being a linear, branched or cyclic hydrocarbyl group independently selected from alkyl, alkenyl, aryl, aralkyl, or alkylaryl groups, and one or more combinations thereof; wherein said hydrocarbyl group is substituted or unsubstituted, and optionally comprises one or more heteroatoms; X4 and X1 are each independently selected from the group of consisting of fluoride (F—), chloride (Cl—), bromide (Br—) or iodide (I—); z is in a range of larger than 0 and smaller than 2, being 0 ii) optionally contacting the solid Mg(OR1)xX12-x obtained in step i) with at least one activating compound selected from the group formed by activating electron donors and metal alkoxide compounds of formula M1(OR2)v?w(OR3)w or M2(OR2)v?w(R3)w, to obtain a second intermediate product; wherein: M1 is a metal selected from the group consisting of Ti, Zr, Hf, Al or Si; M2 is a metal being Si; v is the valency of M1 or M2; R2 and R3 are each a linear, branched or cyclic hydrocarbyl group independently selected from alkyl, alkenyl, aryl, aralkyl, alkoxycarbonyl or alkylaryl groups, and one or more combinations thereof; wherein said hydrocarbyl group is substituted or unsubstituted, and optionally comprises one or more heteroatoms;
iii) contacting the first or second intermediate reaction product, obtained respectively in step i) or ii), with a halogen-containing Ti-compound and an internal electron donor to obtain said procatalyst;
B) contacting said procatalyst with a co-catalyst and at least one external donor; characterized in that,
the at least one external donor is a di-alkylaminoalkyl-trialkoxysilane according to Formula C
(R90)2—N-A-Si—(OR91)3  Formula C
wherein each R90 group is independently selected from an alkyl having 1-10 carbon atoms,
wherein each R91 group is independently selected from an alkyl having 1-10 carbon atoms,
wherein A is a either a direct N—Si bond, or an alkyl spacer selected from an alkyl having 1-10 carbon atoms, and/or
wherein the at least one external donor is an imidosilane according to formula I:
Si(L)n(OR1)4-n  Formula I
wherein: Si is a silicon atom with valency 4+; O is an oxygen atom with valency 2? and O is bonded to Si via a silicon-oxygen bond; n is 1, 2, 3 or 4; R1 is selected from the group consisting of linear, branched and cyclic alkyl groups having at most 20 carbon atoms and aromatic substituted and unsubstituted hydrocarbyl groups having 6 to 20 carbon atoms; and
L is a group represented by Formula II:

wherein: L is bonded to the silicon atom via a nitrogen-silicon bond; L has a single substituent on the nitrogen atom, where this single substituent is an imine carbon atom; and
X and Y are each independently selected from the group consisting of:
a) a hydrogen atom;
b) a group comprising a heteroatom selected from group 13, 14, 15, 16 or 17 of the IUPAC Periodic Table of the Elements, through which X and Y are each independently bonded to the imine carbon atom of Formula II, wherein the heteroatom is substituted with a group consisting of a linear, branched and cyclic alkyl having at most 20 carbon atoms, optionally containing a heteroatom selected from group 13, 14, 15, 16 or 17 of the IUPAC Periodic Table of the Elements; and/or with an aromatic substituted and unsubstituted hydrocarbyl having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, optionally containing a heteroatom selected from group 13, 14, 15, 16 or 17 of the IUPAC Periodic Table of the Elements;
c) a linear, branched and cyclic alkyl having at most 20 carbon atoms, optionally containing a heteroatom selected from group 13, 14, 15, 16 or 17 of the IUPAC Periodic Table of the Elements; and
d) an aromatic substituted and unsubstituted hydrocarbyl having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, optionally containing a heteroatom selected from group 13, 14, 15, 16 or 17 of the IUPAC Periodic Table of the Elements; and/or
wherein the at least one external donor is an alkylimidosilane according to Formula I?:
Si(L)n(OR1)4?n?m(R2)m  Formula I?
wherein: Si is a silicon atom with valency 4+; O is an oxygen atom with valency 2? and O is bonded to Si via a silicon-oxygen bond; n is 1, 2, 3 or 4; m is 0, 1 or 2; n+m?4 R1 is selected from the group consisting of linear, branched and cyclic alkyl having at most 20 carbon atoms and aromatic substituted and unsubstituted hydrocarbyl having 6 to 20 carbon atoms; and R2 is selected from the group consisting of linear, branched and cyclic alkyl having at most 20 carbon atoms and aromatic substituted and unsubstituted hydrocarbyl having 6 to 20 carbon atoms; and
L is a group represented by Formula II

wherein: L is bonded to the silicon atom via a nitrogen-silicon bond; L has a single substituent on the nitrogen atom, where this single substituent is an imine carbon atom; and X and Y are each independently selected from the group consisting of:
a) a hydrogen atom;
b) a group comprising a heteroatom selected from group 13, 14, 15, 16 or 17 of the IUPAC Periodic Table of the Elements, through which X and Y are each independently bonded to the imine carbon atom of Formula II, wherein the heteroatom is substituted with a group consisting of a linear, branched and cyclic alkyl having at most 20 carbon atoms, optionally containing a heteroatom selected from group 13, 14, 15, 16 or 17 of the IUPAC Periodic Table of the Elements; and/or with an aromatic substituted and unsubstituted hydrocarbyl having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, optionally containing a heteroatom selected from group 13, 14, 15, 16 or 17 of the IUPAC Periodic Table of the Elements;
c) a linear, branched and cyclic alkyl having at most 20 carbon atoms, optionally containing a heteroatom selected from group 13, 14, 15, 16 or 17 of the IUPAC Periodic Table of the Elements; and
d) an aromatic substituted and unsubstituted hydrocarbyl having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, optionally containing a heteroatom selected from group 13, 14, 15, 16 or 17 of the IUPAC Periodic Table of the Elements.

US Pat. No. 9,944,626

6-(5-HYDROXY-1H-PYRAZOL-1-YL)NICOTINAMIDE INHIBITORS OF PHD

Takeda Pharmaceutical Com...

1. A compound of formula 5,
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
R3, each time taken, is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, hydroxyl, amino, C1-8 alkylamino, cyano, halo, C1-6 alkyl, and C1-4 alkoxy;
R4 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, cyano, halo, methyl, ethyl, methoxy, and trifluoromethyl;
R5 is selected from the group consisting of

R6, each time taken, is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, cyano, halo, C3-8 cycloalkyl, C1-6 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, and trifluoromethyl;
R7 is selected from the group consisting of cyano and cyanomethyl; and
R8, each time taken, is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, cyano, halo, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, and trifluoromethyl.

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. 9,944,197

VEHICLE

SUBARU CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A vehicle, comprising:an inverter configured to perform pulse width modulation processing at a predetermined carrier frequency;
a motor configured to be supplied with electric power from the inverter;
a transmission configured to change a number of revolutions of the motor, and transmits rotary power of the motor to one or more driving wheels; and
a modulator configured to control the pulse width modulation processing performed by the inverter, and changes the carrier frequency of the pulse width modulation processing, to offset a change in a frequency of a sideband component out of frequencies of a carrier sound, the carrier sound being generated in the motor or the inverter, or both, accompanying a stepwise change in the number of revolutions of the motor on a condition that the stepwise change is made by the transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,943,948

FORTIFIED PLASTIC DISPOSABLE TORQUE DEVICES

ECA MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS, ...

1. A plastic disposable driver (450) comprising:a connection mount (50) having:
a nose (100) with a proximal end (128) formed as part of or affixed to a flat top (105) of a body (102);
at least one pair of force buttressing ribs (120 & 120?) extending from the flat top along the length of the nose;
a distal end (125) of the connection mount;
a square polygonal channel (150) guide having corners (155) the channel formed axial and centered in the nose of a size to accept a tool or shaft;
wherein said force buttressing ribs each have a bottom (201) affixed at the flat top, each force buttressing rib has a support edge (210) affixed to the length of the annular wall (108) of the nose, each force buttressing ribs is formed around the annular wall in pairs positioned along one of the four sides of the square channel; and,
a shaft (500) formed of a material harder than the polygonal channel mounted in said polygonal channel; and,
wherein each force buttressing rib further comprises an interior edge (202) and an outer edge (200) wherein each member of the force buttressing rib pair is aligned with a corner of the square channel, and the outer edges of two adjacent pairs of force buttressing ribs align with the same corner of the square channel but at a 90 degree offset.

US Pat. No. 9,943,867

EXTENDED EMISSION TIME LIQUID SPRAYER

Zhejiang JM Industry Co.,...

1. A liquid sprayer apparatus, comprising:a liquid container having an opening;
a spray mechanism sealingly engageable to said liquid container adjacent said opening to fluidically communicate with an interior of said liquid container, said spray mechanism including:
(i) a main body defining a first channel with a first channel wall and a second channel with a second channel wall, wherein the first channel and the second channel are fluidically connected to each other through a first passage;
(ii) a charge piston coordinating with said first channel wall to define a collection chamber, said charge piston defining a third channel extending therethrough, for introducing liquid to said collection chamber;
(iii) a one-way inlet valve permitting liquid flow from said container to said collection chamber;
(iv) a dispensation piston and a discharge valve base coordinating with said second channel wall to define a dispensation chamber, said dispensation piston being responsive to a fluid pressure in said dispensation chamber;
(v) a one-way outlet valve permitting liquid flow from said collection chamber to said dispensation chamber through said first passage;
(vi) an actuator for selectively moving said charge piston with respect to said first channel wall against a first restorative force to reduce a collection chamber volume of said collection chamber; and
(vii) a one-way discharge valve for permitting liquid flow from said dispensation chamber through a second passage in said discharge valve base, wherein said discharge valve opens when the fluid pressure in said dispensation chamber exceeds a first threshold pressure.

US Pat. No. 9,943,796

MULTI LAYER PLEATABLE FILTER MEDIUM

Columbus Industries, Inc....

1. A filtration media comprising:(a) a first filtration media layer having an upstream face and an opposing downstream face, wherein the first filtration media layer is made of a type of material selected from the group consisting of slit and expanded paper, non-woven glass fibers and non-woven polymer fibers, which includes at least some fibers;
(b) a perforated, rigid support layer having an upstream face and an opposing downstream face, the entire upstream face of the perforated, rigid support layer laminated to the fibers of the downstream face of the first filtration media layer, wherein the perforated, rigid support layer has neither substantial filtration effect nor substantial resistance to fluid flow therethrough; and
(c) a second filtration media layer made of the type of material in the first filtration media layer, which includes at least some fibers, the second filtration media layer having an upstream face, the entire downstream face of the perforated, rigid support layer is laminated to the fibers of the upstream face of the second filtration media layer, wherein a unitary filter media is formed from a lamination of at least the first filtration media layer, the perforated, rigid support layer and the second filtration media layer;
wherein there is no additional layer separate from the unitary filter media and attached to a filter frame filtering airflow entering the unitary filter media, and there is no additional layer separate from the unitary filter media and attached to the filter frame filtering airflow exiting the unitary filter media.

US Pat. No. 9,943,705

VERIFICATION OF LEAF POSITIONS FOR MULTI-LEAF COLLIMATOR USING MULTIPLE VERIFICATION SYSTEMS

ACCURAY INCORPORATED, Su...

1. A method comprising:determining a first estimate of leaf positions for a plurality of leaves of a multi-leaf collimator (MLC) in a reference coordinate space based on an image generated by an image-based aperture verification system, wherein the leaf positions for the plurality of leaves define an aperture for the MLC;
determining a second estimate of the leaf positions for the plurality of leaves in the reference coordinate space based on data from an additional source, wherein the additional source comprises an additional aperture verification system;
generating a pictorial representation of the second estimate;
displaying the image generated by the image-based aperture verification system;
displaying an overlay of the pictorial representation over the image;
verifying, by a processing device, the leaf positions for the plurality of leaves based on comparing the first estimate to the second estimate, wherein the leaf positions are verified if the first estimate deviates from the second estimate by less than a threshold value;
determining a first sequence of updates to the first estimate of the leaf positions based on a sequence of images generated by the image-based aperture verification system;
determining a second sequence of updates to the second estimate of the leaf positions based on a sequence of data from the additional aperture verification system;
synchronizing the first sequence of updates and the second sequence of updates in time;
generating a sequence of updated pictorial representations for the second sequence of updates; and
displaying a video representation of the aperture showing the sequence of images and the sequence of updated pictorial representations.

US Pat. No. 9,943,693

IMPLANTABLE CARDIAC RESYNCHRONIZER WITH BIVENTRICULAR PACING AND DETECTION OF LOSS OF CAPTURE AND ANODAL STIMULATION

Sorin CRM SAS, Clamart (...

1. A method for an active implantable medical device that provides cardiac resynchronization by biventricular pacing, comprising:detecting atrial and ventricular events;
stimulating a right ventricle and a left ventricle by:
selectively operating the stimulation in at least one of a right only mode wherein only the right ventricle is stimulated or a left only mode wherein only the left ventricle is stimulated; and
selectively operating the stimulation in a biventricular mode wherein both ventricles are stimulated together;
using a sensor coupled to processing circuitry to provide an endocardial acceleration (EA) signal in each of the biventricular mode and the at least one of the right only mode or the left only mode;
extracting, from the EA signal, at least one predetermined EA parameter in each of the biventricular mode and the at least one of the right only mode or the left only mode;
using the EA parameters to evaluate the biventricular mode stimulation, the evaluation comprising comparing values of the EA parameter in the biventricular mode to the values of the EA parameter in at least one of the left only mode or the right only mode to distinguish between: (a) normal operation, (b) a loss of a right ventricular capture or a left ventricular capture, and (c) possible anodal stimulation; and
conducting at least one update to operational parameters of the device based on the determined case.

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. 9,943,497

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION FOR PREVENTING OR TREATING PULMONARY FIBROSIS

GACHON UNIVERSITY OF INDU...

1. A method for treating pulmonary fibrosis, comprising the step of:(a) administering a pharmaceutical composition for treating pulmonary fibrosis comprising a sulforaphane and a metformin as active ingredients to a subject who has pulmonary fibrosis; or
(b) administering a pharmaceutical composition comprising the sulforaphane and a pharmaceutical composition comprising the metformin sequentially or in reverse order or simultaneously to a subject who is suspected of having pulmonary fibrosis or has pulmonary fibrosis;
wherein the sulforaphane is administered at a concentration of 10 to 20 ?M and the metformin is administered at a concentration of 10 to 20 mM.
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. 9,943,537

ANTITUMOR AGENT AND ANTITUMOR EFFECT ENHANCER

TAIHO PHARMACEUTICAL CO.,...

1. A method for treating a cancer, comprising:administering to a subject in need thereof 17 to 115% of a recommended daily dose of a combination drug comprising trifluridine and tipiracil hydrochloride at a molar ratio of 1:0.5, and 11 to 100% of a recommended daily dose of an antibody selected from the group consisting of bevacizumab, cetuximab, and panitumumab, in combination.

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. 9,948,696

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. 9,945,824

CORE-SHELL NANOFIBER-BASED SENSORS

Ohio State Innovation Fou...

1. A core shell nanofiber comprising (a) a core comprising a first polymer and an oxygen sensor dispersed therein; and (b) a shell comprising a second polymer disposed coaxially around the core,wherein the nanofiber has a diameter of about 1000 nm or less.

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. 9,944,895

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. 9,948,254

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. 9,947,436

INSULATED ELECTRIC WIRE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. An insulated electric wire comprising: a copper wire; and an insulating coating formed on a surface of the copper wire by an electrodeposition method, whereina cross section shape of the insulated electric wire including the insulating coating is in a hexagonal shape,
a chamfered part that suppresses swelling of the insulating coating is formed on each corner part of a hexagonal cross section of the copper wire,
a length of the chamfered part is ? to 1/20 of a length of a flat part of the hexagonal cross section, and
a void ratio in a wound state is 5% or less.

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.