US Pat. No. 9,945,000

METHOD FOR RECOVERING AN ACID FROM ACID/SUGAR SOLUTIONS

FPINNOVATIONS, St-Jean, ...

1. A method for treating a biomass hydrolysate solution containing an acid and non-ionic organic compound, the method comprising:feeding the hydrolysate solution to a fixed-resin bed of an acid retardation unit, the acid retardation unit comprising a base and a top opposite the base, and the fixed-resin incorporating a particulate quaternary ammonium resin retaining the acid and rejecting the non-ionic organic compound; and
eluting the acid retained in the fixed-resin with water to recover a purified acid,
wherein more than 90% by weight of the acid in the biomass hydrolysate solution is recovered.

US Pat. No. 9,944,937

REGULATORY REGION HAVING INCREASED EXPRESSION AND METHOD OF USING SAME

Applied Biotechnology Ins...

4. A method of increasing expression of a nucleic acid molecule in a plant, plant part or plant cell, the method comprisingintroducing into said plant, plant part or cell a DNA construct, said DNA construct comprising an enhanced globulin-1 regulatory region operably linked to a nucleic acid molecule, said enhanced globulin-1 regulatory region comprising
three copies of SEQ ID NO: 10,
wherein said nucleic acid molecule is expressed at a higher level in a plant, plant part, or plant cell as compared to the expression of two copies of said nucleic acid molecule each copy operably linked to one copy of SEQ ID NO: 10.

US Pat. No. 9,944,854

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS TO REDUCE SOIL WATER REPELLENCY

University of Georgia Res...

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

US Pat. No. 9,944,742

ORGANO-MODIFIED SILICONE POLYMERS

Momentive Performance Mat...

1. A linear polymer of the formula:W?A?m?B?nW
where m is a positive integer from 2-100, and n is a positive integer from 0-100; A is a divalent block having a general formula:

where, R1, R2, and R3 are independently hydrogen and a monovalent radical with 1 to 50 carbon atoms optionally containing one or more heteroatoms; E is a mono-valent group having a general structure of F-L-G, where F is a divalent linkage which is an alkyl, an ester, an ether, an amine, an amide, a carbonate, and a carbamate; L is a divalent moiety which is a substituted, unsubstituted, linear, branched, cyclic aliphatic hydrocarbon or an aromatic hydrocarbon of 1-100 carbon atom optionally containing one or more heteroatoms; and G is a siloxane unit having the general structure M1aM2bD1cD2dT1eT2fQg where M1=R5R6R7SiZ1/2, M2=R8R9R10SiZ1/2, D1=R11R12SiZ2/2, D2=R13R14SiZ2/2, T1=R15SiZ3/2, T2=R16SiZ3/2, Q=SiZ4/2; R5, R6, R7, R9, R10, R11, R12, R14, and R15 are independently a monovalent hydrocarbon radical having 1 to about 50 carbon atoms optionally containing one or more heteroatoms; R8, R13, and R16 are independently a divalent residue of a non-isomerizable hydrosilylation effective terminal olefin with the general structure:

where R18, R19, and R20 are independently hydrogen and a hydrocarbon radical with 1 to 10 carbon atoms optionally containing one or more heteroatoms, the integer q is 0 to 10 and R17 is a hydrocarbon radical with 1 to 5 carbon atoms or a hydrogen atom such that R17 is hydrogen when q=0 and L is a cyclic residue; a, c, e, and g are zero or a positive integer such that 0 B is a divalent radical having general formula:

where R25, R26, R27, and R28 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, a halogen, hydroxyl, a hydrocarbon radical comprising aromatic, aliphatic, and/or aralkyl moieties optionally having one or more heteroatoms; W is X or Y where X stands for reactive group and Y stands for chain stopper group, wherein:
X is a free radical polymerizable group having the general formula:

where R21, R22, and R23 are hydrogen or a monovalent hydrocarbon radical with 1 to 5 carbon atoms, optionally containing one or more heteroatoms; H is O or NR24, where R24 is hydrogen or a monovalent hydrocarbon radical with 1-5 carbons; J is a divalent moiety which is a substituted or unsubstituted aliphatic or aromatic hydrocarbon having of 1-10 carbon atoms optionally containing a heteroatom; and
Y can be independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, hydroxyl, thiol, amine, or a monovalent hydrocarbon radical having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, optionally containing one or more heteroatoms.

US Pat. No. 9,944,589

CYCLOPROPLYAMINE DERIVATIVES USEFUL AS INHIBITORS OF HISTONE DEMETHYLASES KDM1A

Istituto Europeo di Oncol...

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

US Pat. No. 9,944,426

PAPER-BASED COMPOSITE CONTAINER FOR OFF-GASSING PRODUCTS, AND METHOD FOR MAKING SAME

SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.,...

1. A method for assembling a composite container for an off-gassing product, comprising the steps of:providing a can body comprising a tubular wall constructed from paperboard wrapped about an axis, the can body having opposite ends each defining an opening, the can body further comprising a substantially gas-impervious liner attached to an inner surface of the paperboard of the can body;
providing a pair of substantially paper-based end closures, each end closure defining a generally cylindrical sealing panel, a heat seal material being disposed on a surface of the sealing panel, and a heat seal material being disposed on a corresponding surface of the can body; and
positioning the end closures over the openings at the ends of the can body and attaching the sealing panels of the end closures to the can body by forming heat seals therebetween;
wherein the heat seal for at least one of the end closures is formed to be discontinuous such that at least one vent channel extends through the heat seal so as to establish fluid communication between an interior of the composite container and the environment outside the composite container, the at least one vent channel being operable to vent excess gas pressure from the interior of the container.

US Pat. No. 9,944,341

CONNECTING STRUCTURE OF VEHICLE COMPONENT PARTS

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. A connecting structure of vehicle component parts comprising:a first member made of resin,
a second member made of resin, and
a clip for connecting the first and second members,
wherein:
the first member and the second member each are fastened to a vehicle,
the first member is provided with a rectangular through hole which has short sides and long sides, the second member is provided with a gate which passes through the through hole,
the gate is formed substantially in a U-shape which includes a pair of leg portions projecting from a surface of the second member and a top portion connecting each of projecting ends of the leg portions, the pair of leg portions is configured to be arranged along the short sides of the through hole when passing through the though hole, and
the clip connects the first member and the second member by engagement with the through hole and the gate in a condition where the gate passes though the through hole,
wherein the first member and the second member are a first cowling and a second cowling each of which covers a part of the vehicle,
wherein the first cowling and the second cowling form a tank cowling arranged on each lateral surface of a vehicle body of a straddle type vehicle, the first cowling and the second cowling are arranged in front and in the rear, a connecting section by the clip is arranged in an upward and downward direction of the vehicle,
and the fastening sections for fastening the first cowling and the second cowling to the vehicle are arranged above and below the connecting section, the fastening sections being fastened to the vehicle by a screw or by insertion;
wherein the straddle type vehicle has an engine supported on a vehicle body frame below the tank cowling, and a cylinder axis of the engine is arranged substantially in parallel with the long sides of the through hole, and
wherein, to latch the clip in position and prevent the gate from being removed from the through hole, the clip is turned from an inserted position to a fixed position, said inserted position being one in which the clip is inserted into a connecting space formed on an inside of a portion of the gate projecting from the through hole, and said fixed position being one in which the clip is received in the connecting space and the gate is prevented thereby from being removed from the through hole.

US Pat. No. 9,944,316

VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS AND THE RELATED VEHICLES

MTD Products Inc, Valley...

1. A control system for a vehicle capable of making a small radius turn that has steerable wheels and drivable wheels, the control system comprising:a steered wheel position sensor coupled to one of the steerable wheels by at least a height-adjustable bracket and configured to generate a signal corresponding to the actual position of such steerable wheel;
a speed input sensor configured to generate a signal representative of a commanded speed input; and
a control unit coupled to the steered wheel position sensor and the speed input sensor, the control unit being configured to generate signals for controlling the drivable wheels as a function of at least the signal corresponding to the actual position of the steerable wheel to which the steered wheel position sensor is coupled, and the signal representative of the commanded speed input, the control unit including a vehicle control module connected to a brake switch, an operator presence switch, a key switch, and a charger switch, the control unit also being coupled to each drivable wheel through a separate electric drive motor, the electric drive motors powered by a battery source.

US Pat. No. 9,944,297

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING THE DRIVING STYLE OF A VEHICLE

E-NOVIA S.r.l., Milan (I...

1. A system for estimating a driving style of a vehicle, comprising:a device for measuring vehicle longitudinal acceleration (ax) and lateral acceleration (ay) along a measuring path;
a memory module in which admissible limit values pairs of the longitudinal and lateral accelerations are memorized so to form a closed admissible acceleration curve in a longitudinal acceleration-lateral acceleration plane;
an elaboration module configured for:
associating to each measured longitudinal acceleration-lateral acceleration pair of the vehicle a corresponding longitudinal acceleration-lateral acceleration pair on the closed admissible acceleration curve;
providing an indication of the driving style on a basis of a trend of position of the measured longitudinal acceleration-lateral acceleration pair with respect to the corresponding longitudinal acceleration-lateral acceleration pair on the closed admissible acceleration curve along the measuring path,
wherein the elaboration module comprises a calculation module for calculating:
a first distance (D1) along a line between a point representing the longitudinal acceleration-lateral acceleration pair on the closed admissible acceleration curve and an axes origin of a longitudinal acceleration-lateral acceleration plane;
a second distance (D2) along a line between a point representing the measured longitudinal acceleration-lateral acceleration pair and the axes origin of the longitudinal acceleration-lateral acceleration plane;
a safety index (SI, Cia) representing the driving style on a basis of a comparison between trends of the first distance (D1) and the second distance (D2) along the measuring path, and
wherein the calculation module is further configured to determine:
an ideal accelerations module (AImod), calculated as a minimum between the first (D1) and second (D2) distances;
a real accelerations module (ARmod), calculated as a sum of the ideal accelerations module (AImod) with a penalty coefficient (Cp) which increases when a difference between the second (D2) and the first (D1) distances increases and which is null if the second distance (D2) is less than or equal to the first distance (D1);
an ideal accelerations module integral (IAI) in a time domain corresponding to the measuring path; and
the real accelerations module integral (IAR) in the time domain corresponding to the measuring path;
the safety index (SI, Cia) representing the driving style on a basis of a difference between the real accelerations module integral (IAR) and the ideal accelerations module integral (IAI).

US Pat. No. 9,944,009

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A CONTAINER FROM A BLANK, INCLUDING FEEDBACK IN ACCORDANCE WITH AN ACTUAL PRESSURE AT THE END OF THE PRE-BLOWING STEP

SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS, Oc...

1. A method of manufacturing a container by stretch blow-molding in a mold of a blank made of plastic material, comprising:heating the blank;
inserting the previously-heated blank into the mold;
ordering an opening of a pre-blowing solenoid valve for placing an interior of the mold in communication with a source of gas at a predetermined pre-blowing pressure and a pre-blowing rate;
measuring the pressure in the interior of the blank;
detecting an actual pre-blowing start time, tA, at which the pressure in the blank begins to increase;
storing the actual pre-blowing start time in memory;
calculating a pre-blowing end time such that:
tF=tA+?t??,
where:
?t is a predefined opening time of the pre-blowing solenoid valve,
? is a predetermined constant;
deducing therefrom an actual end-of-pre-blowing pressure from the pressure measurements made,
comparing an end-of-pre-blowing pressure thus determined with a predetermined theoretical end-of-pre-blowing pressure,
if the actual end-of-pre-blowing pressure and the theoretical end of pre-blowing pressure are determined to be non-identical, ordering a modification of a pre-blowing rate.

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. 9,943,867

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. 9,943,840

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING NANOPARTICLES

IMPERIAL INNOVATIONS LIMI...

1. A process for the preparation of surface-functionalised metal oxide or metal chalcogenide nanoparticles, the process consisting of:(a) providing a precursor mixture in a hydrocarbon solvent comprising a first organometallic precursor comprising a metal centre M and one or more hydrolysable organic ligands Ra, and a source of a non-hydrolysable ligand X, wherein the molar loading, [X]/[M], within the precursor mixture is from 0.001 to 0.4;
wherein:
each Ra is independently selected from the group consisting of optionally substituted aliphatic groups, aryl, aralkyl, amido, alkoxide, aryloxide, and thiolate;
each X is independently a ligand comprising a moiety selected from the group consisting of a carboxylate, a thio-carboxylate, a dithiocarboxylate, a sulphate, a sulfonate, a sulphinate, a phosphonate, a phosphinate, a halide, an amide, a carbonate, a dithiocarbonate, an amine, and a nitrate; and
M is selected from the group consisting of Zn, Al, Ti, Sn, Mg, Ca, Ga, Y, Sc, Zr, Ge, In, and lanthanides, or a mixture thereof;
and
(b) exposing the precursor mixture to H2E, wherein E is O, S, Se or Te, to produce surface-functionalised metal oxide or metal chalcogenide nanoparticles in solution.

US Pat. No. 9,943,790

FILTERING ASSEMBLY COMPRISING A FILTER CARTRIDGE

Cummins Filtration Sarl, ...

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

US Pat. No. 9,943,762

GAME REWARDS BASED ON DEVICE CHARACTERISTICS

Big Fish Games, Inc., Se...

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

US Pat. No. 9,943,725

EXERCISE BALANCE TRAINER

InertiaCore Training Syst...

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

US Pat. No. 9,943,691

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DEVELOPING A PROGRAM FOR PROVIDING THERAPEUTIC ELECTRICAL STIMULATION FOR TREATING A PATIENT

Nuvectra Corporation, Pl...

1. A method of developing a program for providing therapeutic electrical stimulation for treating a patient with a stimulation system, the stimulation system comprising an electrical stimulation generator, an implanted medical lead coupled to the electrical stimulation generator, the implanted medical lead including a plurality of electrodes, and a programmer configured to communicate with the electrical stimulation generator, the method comprising:communicating first stimulation parameters to the stimulation generator resulting in a first stimulation with the stimulation generator using the first stimulation parameters, the first stimulation parameters including assigned first amplitude values and first polarities for a first set of the electrodes of the plurality of electrodes;
displaying, on a user interface of the programmer, a first user-controllable input and a second user-controllable input that is different from the first user-controllable input;
determining that a user is attempting to perform a discrete migration from the first set of the electrodes to a second set of electrodes of the plurality of electrodes, the second set being different from the first set, the determining including:
receiving a first input defining a percentage of amplitude change for the migration, wherein the first input is received via a user engagement with the first user-controllable input, and
receiving a second input defining a direction for the migration, wherein the second input is received via a user engagement with the second user-controllable input, wherein the first user-controllable input and the second user-controllable input are simultaneously accessible via a same screen of the user interface,
calculating, in response to the determining that the user is attempting to perform the discrete migration, second stimulation parameters using the first stimulation parameters, the first input, and the second input, wherein the second stimulation parameters include automatically assigned second amplitude values and second polarities for the second set of the electrodes; and
communicating the second stimulation parameters to the stimulation generator resulting in a cessation of the first stimulation and initiation of a second stimulation with the stimulation generator using the second stimulation parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,943,670

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING LOCALIZED CIRCULATORY SYSTEM PRESSURE

V-Wave Ltd., Caesarea (I...

1. A method of reducing left ventricular end diastolic pressure and pulmonary edema, comprising:inserting a distal end of a transseptal needle set through a femoral vein and inferior vena cava to dispose the distal end in a right atrium;
advancing the transseptal needle to create an opening in an atrial septum wall between the right atrium and a left atrium;
providing a hollow sheath having a distal end and an interior lumen, and a pressure regulating shunt disposed within the lumen, the pressure regulating shunt sized for deployment in the opening in the atrial septum wall and having proximal fixation element at a proximal end of the pressure regulating shunt and a distal fixation element at a distal end of the pressure regulating shunt, the proximal and distal fixation elements configured to transition between a contracted delivery state and an expanded deployed state, the pressure regulating shunt comprising a passageway without a valve to permit blood to flow therethrough between the left atrium and the right atrium;
delivering the distal end of the hollow sheath through the opening so at least a portion of the hollow sheath extends through the atrial septum wall and into the left atrium;
deploying, from the lumen, the pressure regulating shunt in the atrial septum wall until the proximal and distal fixation elements of the pressure regulating shunt transition from the contracted delivery state to the expanded deployed state, in which the proximal and distal fixation elements seat against opposite sides of the atrial septum wall, and the distal end of the pressure regulating shunt is disposed in the left atrium while the proximal end of the pressure regulating shunt is disposed in the right atrium; and
transferring blood from the left atrium to the right atrium through the passageway of the pressure regulating shunt deployed at the atrial septum wall between the distal and proximal ends of the pressure regulating shunt to reduce blood pressure in the left atrium, left ventricular end diastolic pressure and pulmonary edema.

US Pat. No. 9,943,614

CATIONIC STEROID ANTIMICROBIAL DIAGNOSTIC, DETECTION, SCREENING AND IMAGING METHODS

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY,...

1. A method of detecting a tumor, cancer or neoplasia, or diagnosing a subject having or at risk of having a tumor, cancer or neoplasia, comprising:administering a detectably labeled cationic steroid antimicrobial (CSA) of formula V, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, to the subject under conditions whereby the labeled CSA binds to cell membranes in cells of a tumor, cancer or neoplasia:
where:each of fused rings A, B, C, and D is independently saturated, or is fully or partially unsaturated, provided that at least two of A, B, C, and D are saturated, wherein rings A, B, C, and D form a ring system;
each of m, n, p, and q is independently 0 or 1; and
each of R1 through R4, R6, R7, R11, R12, R15, R16, R17, and R18 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, hydroxyl, substituted or unsubstituted (C1-C10) alkyl, (C1-C10) hydroxyalkyl, (C1-C10) alkyloxy-(C1-C10) alkyl, (C1-C10) alkylcarboxy-(C1-C10) alkyl, (C1-C10) alkylamino-(C1-C10) alkyl, (C1-C10) alkylamino-(C1-C10) alkylamino, (C1-C10) alkylamino-(C1-C10) alkylamino-(C1-C10) alkylamino, substituted or unsubstituted (C1-C10) aminoalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted arylamino-(C1-C10) alkyl, (C1-C10) haloalkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, oxo, linking group attached to a second steroid, substituted or unsubstituted (C1-C10) aminoalkyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted (C1-C10) aminoalkyloxy-(C1-C10) alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted (C1-C10) aminoalkylcarboxy, substituted or unsubstituted (C1-C10) aminoalkylaminocarbonyl, substituted or unsubstituted (C1-C10) aminoalkylcarboxamido, H2N—HC(Q5)-C(O)—O—, H2N—HC(Q5)-C(O)—N(H)—, (C1-C10) azidoalkyloxy, (C1-C10) cyanoalkyloxy, P.G.—HN—HC(Q5)-C(O)—O—, (C1-C10) guanidinoalkyl oxy, (C1-C10) quaternary ammonium alkylcarboxy, and (C1-C10) guanidinoalkyl carboxy, where Q5 is a side chain of an amino acid, and P.G. is an amino protecting group, and
each of R5, R8, R9, R10, R13, and R14 is independently: deleted when one of fused rings A, B, C, or D is unsaturated so as to complete the valency of the carbon atom at that site, or selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, hydroxyl, substituted or unsubstituted (C1-C10) alkyl, (C1-C10) hydroxyalkyl, (C1-C10) alkyloxy-(C1-C10) alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted (C1-C10) aminoalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, C1-C10) haloalkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, oxo, linking group attached to a second steroid, substituted or unsubstituted (C1-C10) aminoalkyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted (C1-C10) aminoalkylcarboxy, substituted or unsubstituted (C1-C10) aminoalkylaminocarbonyl, H2N—HC(Q5)-C(O)—O—, H2N—HC(Q5)-C(O)—N(H)—, (C1-C10) azidoalkyloxy, (C1-C10) cyanoalkyloxy, P.G.—HN—HC(Q5)-C(O)—O—, (C1-C10) guanidinoalkyloxy, and (C1-C10) guanidinoalkylcarboxy, where Q5 is a side chain of any amino acid, P.G. is an amino protecting group,
provided that at least three of R6, R7, R11, R12, R15, R16, R17, and R18 are disposed on the same face of the ring system and are independently selected from the group consisting of substituted or unsubstituted (C1-C10) aminoalkyloxy, (C1-C10) alkylcarboxy-(C1-C10) alkyl, (C1-C10) alkylamino-(C1-C10) alkylamino, (C1-C10) alkylamino-(C1-C10) alkylamino-(C1-C10) alkylamino, substituted or unsubstituted (C1-C10) aminoalkylcarboxy, substituted or unsubstituted arylamino-(C1-C10) alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted (C1-C10) aminoalkyloxy-(C1-C10) alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted (C1-C10) aminoalkylaminocarbonyl, (C1-C10) quaternary ammonium alkylcarboxy, H2NHC(Q5)-C(O)—O—, H2N—HC(Q5)-C(O)—N(H)—, (C1-C10) azidoalkyloxy, (C1-C10) cyanoalkyloxy, P.G.—HN—HC(Q5)-C(O)—O—, (C1-C10) guanidinoalkyloxy, and (C1-C10) guanidinoalkylcarboxy, and
wherein the detectably labeled CSA includes at least one radioisotope label selected from the group consisting of (i) a radioisotope of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur included in the structure of the CSA and (ii) a radioisotope of a metal or metal oxide covalently linked or conjugated to a basic site of the CSA selected from oxygen, sulfur, or nitrogen; and
detecting the presence, absence, or distribution of the detectably labeled CSA in a whole body, a particular region, a general area, a specific organ, a specific tissue, or a local portion of a region, organ, or tissue of the subject to ascertain the presence or absence of, a tumor, cancer or neoplasia, thereby detecting the tumor, cancer or neoplasia, or diagnosing the subject as having or not having a tumor, cancer or neoplasia.

US Pat. No. 9,943,434

VISCOELASTIC ELEMENT

Bauerfeind AG, Zeulenrod...

1. An element for an at least partially viscoelastic orthopedic medical product, or for an at least partially viscoelastic orthopedic aid, comprising: at least one first layered component; and at least one second layered component,wherein the at least one first layered component has a hardness that is greater than a hardness of the at least one second layered component,
wherein each of the at least one first layered component and the at least one second layered component consist of materials of different Shore hardness,
wherein a surface of the at least one first layered component is connected to a surface of the at least one second component utilizing a lock and key mechanism such that the surface of the at least one first component that is connected to the at least one second component comprises a plurality of protrusions that are fitted into a plurality of corresponding recesses provided in the surface of the at least one second layered component which forms a counterpart of the surface of the at least one first layered component,
wherein the surface of the at least one first layered component and the surface of the at least one second layered component that are not connected are smooth,
wherein the element comprises at least two zones of different hardness on a surface of the element, each of the at least two zones including a plurality of protrusions of the first component and each of the at least two zones having the different hardness on the surface of the element as a result of differences in a height, a width, and/or a distribution of the plurality of protrusions and of the plurality of corresponding recesses in each of the at least two zones of the element,
wherein, for a region of the element having a constant thickness with regard to both the at least one first layered component and the at least one second layered component the region comprises multiple protrusions of the at least one first layered component into the at least one second layered component and contains more of the at least one first layered component than of the at least one second layered component and
wherein the element comprises an insole or a heel cushion.

US Pat. No. 9,943,341

RETENTION PLATE MEMBER FOR A SPINAL PLATE SYSTEM

K2M, LLC, Leesburg, VA (...

1. A plate assembly, comprising:a plate member having orifices and visualization orifices defined therethrough, each visualization orifice disposed adjacent a respective orifice, the plate member defining channels interconnecting respective orifices and visualization orifices, wherein each orifice is configured to receive a corresponding bone anchor member therethrough; and
a retention member, comprising:
a plurality of inwardly curved blocking tab sections connected to each other by outwardly curved connecting sections, the retention member defining a longitudinal axis;
a linearly extending intermediary section connecting the outwardly curved connecting sections, the linearly extending intermediary section defining an inwardly curved blocking tab section and a planar surface opposite thereto; and
arm sections at each end of the retention member, each arm section extending linearly from a respective inwardly curved blocking tab section along the longitudinal axis and terminating at respective end portions disposed opposite the outwardly curved connection sections,
wherein the arm sections are parallel to and spaced apart from each other, the end portion of each arm section configured to be slidably received within a respective channel and visualization orifice of the plate member such that at least a portion of the end portion of each arm section is visible through the visualization orifice.

US Pat. No. 9,943,278

RADIOACTIVE-EMISSION-MEASUREMENT OPTIMIZATION TO SPECIFIC BODY STRUCTURES

Spectrum Dynamics Medical...

1. A camera for imaging of radiation emitted from a patient that includes:at least one assembly comprising a plurality of heads, where each head comprises: at least one pixilated solid-state detector configured to detect photons emitted from the body during image acquisition and collimated to define one or more collection angles for pixels of said detector; and
one or more actuators configured to control the position and orientation of at least one of said heads relative to the assembly, during image acquisition,
wherein at least one of the heads is configured to be translated forward to be in close proximity to said body, relative to said assembly, along a general direction that the head is aimed at during image acquisition and to change its viewing direction by repeated oscillatory motion, where data is acquired during said oscillatory motion.

US Pat. No. 9,943,255

METHOD AND A SYSTEM FOR MONITORING OXYGEN LEVEL OF AN ENVIRONMENT

WIPRO LIMITED, Bangalore...

1. A method for improving oxygen supply to an environment, the method comprising:receiving, by a monitoring device, a number of video frames containing at least one image of an environment comprising a plurality of users, from a capturing device;
detecting, by the monitoring device, at least one region of interest of each of the plurality of users in the at least one image;
generating, by the monitoring device, a color histogram using pixel data of the at least one region of interest for each of the plurality of users, each color histogram comprising a plurality of different color channels;
generating, by the monitoring device, a video plethysmographic waveform for each color channel of the color histograms;
determining, by the monitoring device and from pixel value variations in each of the video plethysmographic waveforms, a first value representing a level of hemoglobin of blood for each of the plurality of users and a second value representing a level of oxy-hemoglobin of blood for each of the plurality of users, for each of the number of video frames;
determining, by the monitoring device, peripheral capillary oxygen saturation (SPO2) level of each of the plurality of users by computing a ratio between the first value and the second value averaged across the number of video frames;
determining, by the monitoring device and from an average of the SPO2 levels determined for each of the plurality of users, an oxygen level of the environment;
comparing, by the monitoring device, the oxygen level of the environment with a predefined oxygen level for the environment; and
increasing, by the monitoring device, oxygen supply to the environment determined from a result of the comparison, wherein the monitoring device is a non-invasive device.

US Pat. No. 9,943,235

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

VOLCANO CORPORATION, San...

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

US Pat. No. 9,943,200

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO STORE AN ELECTRIC HOSE IN A CENTRAL VACUUM SYSTEM

Plastiflex Group NV, Paa...

1. A vacuum inlet valve for a central vacuum cleaning system comprising:a vacuum inlet connection opening in vacuum communication with a hose storage pipe, and, associated with a high voltage connection;
a hose access opening providing access to the hose storage pipe;
a hose access door having a seal to substantially provide a vacuum seal around the hose access opening when closed; and
a manually operated switch to activate the central vacuum cleaning system;
wherein a current carrying vacuum hose having a hose cuff for connection to the vacuum inlet connection opening and high voltage connection at a first end and a wand connection at the second end is stored in the hose storage pipe and configured to be completely removed from the hose storage pipe and the vacuum inlet valve by traveling through the hose access opening when the hose access door is open and the vacuum inlet valve and hose storage pipe are fully assembled and operable to be used in order to permit direct connection of the first end to the high voltage connection and the vacuum inlet connection opening and direct connection of the second end to a wand, and, the hose access opening is vacuum sealed when the hose access door is closed to decrease vacuum degradation in the central vacuum cleaning system.

US Pat. No. 9,943,110

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ATOMIZATION THEREOF

HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY...

1. An electronic cigarette, comprising an atomizer and a battery rod assembly detachably connected to the atomizer, in which the battery rod assembly is provided therein with a battery for supplying power to the atomizer so as to atomize cigarette liquid, wherein the electronic cigarette further comprises a control unit configured to be electrically connected to the atomizer and the battery rod assembly, andthe atomizer comprises a liquid cup assembly, a suction nozzle and an atomizer core, and the liquid cup assembly comprises a liquid storage cartridge and an air tube inserted in the liquid storage cartridge, and the suction nozzle made of a conductive material is provided at an end of the liquid cup assembly facing away from the battery rod assembly, and the atomizer core configured to be detachably connected to the liquid cup assembly for atomizing cigarette liquid is provided at the other end of the liquid cup assembly, the atomizer core is provided with a smoke passage and an elastic conductive arm extending into the smoke passage, the air tube made of a conductive material is inserted in the smoke passage and elastically abuts against the elastic conductive arm, the elastic conductive arm is electrically connected to the control unit, the elastic conductive arm is electrically connected to the suction nozzle through the air tube, and a conductive cartridge configured to be electrically connected to the control unit is provided on an outer periphery surface of the battery rod assembly, and
a user touches the suction nozzle and the conductive cartridge via skin when smoking, which allows the suction nozzle is conducted with the conductive cartridge, and the control unit controls the battery to supply power to the atomizer to atomize cigarette liquid when it is detected by the control unit that the suction nozzle is conducted with the conductive cartridge.

US Pat. No. 9,943,107

CARTOMIZER FLAVOR ENHANCEMENT

SIS RESOURCES, LTD., Bei...

1. An electronic vaping device comprising:a battery portion configured to provide power to the electronic vaping device;
a cartridge coupled with the battery portion, the cartridge configured to generate a mist; and
a flavor enhancement mechanism separate from and coupled with the cartridge,
the flavor enhancement mechanism including one of a flavor sticker coupled with the cartridge and a flavor shell coupled to one of an inside of the cartridge and an outside of the cartridge.

US Pat. No. 9,943,082

TERNARY FUNGICIDAL MIXTURES

BAYER CROPSCIENCE AG, Mo...

1. A composition, comprising(1) at least one compound of formula (I)

wherein
R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group and
R2 represents a methyl group, a difluoromethyl group or a trifluoromethyl group; and
(2)
(B) prothioconazole or tebuconazole, and
(C) trifloxystrobin,
wherein the weight ratio between each of the at least one compound of formula (I): (B): (C) is independently of each other 5:1 to 1:5, and
wherein the active components in the compositions are solely (I), (B), and (C).
US Pat. No. 9,944,584

METHOD FOR REMOVING MINERAL ACID FROM LEVULINIC ACID

GFBIOCHEMICALS LIMITED, ...

1. A method to prepare a levulinic acid composition substantially without an acid catalyst present comprising the steps:preparing an aqueous levulinic acid composition comprising levulinic acid, an acid catalyst and water;
combining the aqueous levulinic acid solution with an immiscible organic solvent to form a mixture;
partitioning the mixture into an aqueous phase and an organic phase; and
washing the organic phase with an aqueous treatment solution comprising one or more monosaccharides, one or more disaccharides, or a mixture thereof to reduce the acid catalyst content in the organic phase.
US Pat. No. 9,943,563

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING VITILIGO

STEALTH BIOTHERAPEUTICS C...

1. A method for treating vitiligo in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising: administering a therapeutically effective amount of the peptide D-Arg-2?,6?-Dmt-Lys-Phe-NH2 or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
US Pat. No. 9,943,080

ANTIMICROBIAL ALCOHOL FOAM COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF PREPARATION

GOJO Industries, Inc., A...

1. A self-generated antimicrobial alcoholic foam prepared by combining:an alcoholic pre-mix comprising:
at least 50 wt. % of a lower alcohol, based upon the total weight of the alcoholic pre-mix,
at least one acidic component comprising an organic acid selected from the group consisting of a sulfonic acid, an organophosphorous acid, a carboxylic acid, and mixtures thereof, and
at least one waxy component; and
an aqueous pre-mix comprising a carbonate.
US Pat. No. 9,944,889

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

Ecolab USA Inc., Saint P...

1. A method of cleaning using a caustic-free ware wash detergent comprising:providing a caustic-free alkaline detergent use composition, wherein the composition comprises from about 1 ppm to about 250 aminocarboxylate, from about 1 ppm to about 250 water conditioning polymer, from about 1 ppm to about 250 sequestrant, from about 10 ppm to about 1,000 non-caustic alkalinity source, and water, wherein the composition is caustic-free, does not contain surfactants and reduces or eliminates scale build-up on said surfaces;
washing a surface or article with the detergent use composition having a pH between about 8 and about 11.5;
employing a sanitizer with the detergent wash solution or a sanitizer formulated in the caustic-free alkaline detergent;
employing a rinse aid;
wherein the temperature of the detergent use solution in the washing step is not heated above about 140° F., and
wherein the detergent use solution contains sufficient use levels of the aminocarboxylate, water conditioning agent and sequestrant to prevent the formation of precipitates in hard water sources.
US Pat. No. 9,943,098

EDIBLE ENERGY COMPOSITION WITH LOW CAFFEINE

International IP Holdings...

1. A low-caffeine edible energy composition consisting of:caffeine in an amount from about 0.00008 g/ml to about 0.0004 g/ml;
a choline derivative in an amount from about 0.0004 g/ml to about 0.009 g/ml;
at least three members selected from the group consisting of vitamin B6, vitamin B12; folic acid, niacin, N-acetyl L-tyrosine, L-phenylalanine and combinations thereof;
N-acetyl L-tyrosine, L-phenylalanine
glucuronolactone;
taurine;
an acidulant selected from the group consisting of malic acid and citric acid and combinations thereof; and
sucralose and at least one preservative.
US Pat. No. 9,944,901

FUSION PROTEIN FOR INDUCING PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS AND APPLICATION METHOD THEREOF

Institute of Zoology, Chi...

1. A method for reprogramming somatic cells into induced pluripotent stem cells, the method comprising the following steps:providing an OCT4-YAPTAD plasmid, a SOX2-YAPTAD plasmid, a NANOG-YAPTAD plasmid, a Klf4 plasmid, and a packaging plasmid, wherein the OCT4-YAPTAD plasmid comprises a nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, the SOX2-YAPTAD plasmid comprises a nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:3, the NANOG-YAPTAD plasmid comprises a nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:5, and the Klf4 plasmid comprises a nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:7;
transfecting 293T cells respectively with the OCT4-YAPTAD plasmid, the SOX2-YAPTAD plasmid, the NANOG-YAPTAD plasmid, the Klf4 plasmid, and the packaging plasmid to obtain viruses, wherein the viruses respectively contain the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:3, the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:5, and the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:7;
transfecting the somatic cells with the viruses;
culturing the transfected somatic cells; and
screening the cultured somatic cells to obtain the induced pluripotent stem cells.
US Pat. No. 9,944,661

OLEFIN HYDROBORATION

Chevron Phillips Chemical...

1. A process comprising contacting:a) a linear internal alkene,
b) a hydrogen-boron bond containing compound,
c) an ?-diimine metal salt complex comprising an ?-diimine iron salt complex or an ?-diimine cobalt salt complex, and
d) a group 1 metal borohydride to form a linear terminal alkylboron compound under conditions suitable to form the linear terminal alkylboron compound.
US Pat. No. 9,944,672

CRYSTALLINE FORMS OF 5?-ANDROSTANE-3?,5,6?-TRIOL AND PREPARATION METHODS THEREFOR

GUANGZHOU CELLPROTEK PHAR...

1. A crystalline form of 5?-androstane-3?,5,6?-triol,wherein the crystalline form is a transparent plate-shaped crystal, and belongs to monoclinic crystal system and space group P21, and
wherein the crystalline form is characterized by lattice parameters of a=17.1±0.2 ?, b=6.4±0.2 ?, c=34.9±0.2 ?, ?=90.0°, ?=91.1±0.5°, ?=90.0°; and characterized by diffraction peaks at diffraction angle 2? values of 4.2±0.2, 8.5±0.2, 9.0±0.2, 12.5±0.2, 14.8±0.2, 15.4±0.2, 16.4±0.2, 16.8±0.2, 17.1±0.2, 18.3±0.2, 19.4±0.2, 20.8±0.2, 21.8±0.2, 24.1±0.2 degrees; and characterized by an endothermic transition temperature of 206±2° C.
US Pat. No. 9,944,946

FUNGAL RESISTANT PLANTS EXPRESSING HCP4

BASF PLANT SCIENCE COMPAN...

1. A method for increasing fungal resistance against Phakopsora in a plant, a plant part, or a plant cell, said method comprising transforming a plant, plant part, or plant cell with an exogenous nucleic acid encoding an HCP4 protein comprising an amino acid sequence having at least 82% identity to SEQ ID NO: 5, wherein the HCP4 protein confers increased resistance against Phakopsora thereto in comparison to a wild type plant, wild type plant part or wild type plant cell.
US Pat. No. 9,944,970

GLYCATED HEXAPEPTIDE OXIDASE AND USE THEREOF

KYOWA MEDEX CO., LTD., T...

1. An isolated protein comprising the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1 with a substitution of arginine at position 61 with an amino acid selected from the group consisting of glycine, alanine, valine, leucine, serine, threonine, proline, cysteine, methionine, asparagine, glutamine, and aspartic acid, wherein the isolated protein has glycated hexapeptide oxidase activity.
US Pat. No. 9,944,975

HYBRIDIZATION BUFFERS

Abbott Molecular Inc., D...

1. A hybridization buffer composition comprising about 20% (w/v) to about 30% (w/v) an accelerating agent, about 20 mM to about 40 mM a buffering agent, about 15% (v/v) to about 30% (v/v) a solvent, and about 10% (v/v) to about 30% (v/v) an alkyl diester.
US Pat. No. 9,944,997

METAPNEUMOVIRUS STRAINS AND THEIR USE IN VACCINE FORMULATIONS AND AS VECTORS FOR EXPRESSION OF ANTIGENIC SEQUENCES

ERASMUS UNIVERSITY MEDICA...

1. A kit for determining the presence of metapneumovirus (MPV) in a mammalian subject, the kit comprising:a DNA probe of at least 10 nucleotides that specifically hybridizes to a target polynucleotide,
wherein the DNA probe does not specifically hybridize to a polynucleotide from avian pneumovirus (APV);
wherein the probe does not hybridize under stringent conditions to a sequence encoding a polypeptide of SEQ ID NOs:322 and 323 or the complement of the sequence;
wherein the stringent conditions include a hybridization buffer comprising 6×SSC and 1 mM EDTA; and
wherein the target polynucleotide comprises a first nucleic acid encoding a polypeptide that is at least 90% identical to SEQ ID NO:324 or the complement of the first nucleic acid; or
wherein the target polynucleotide comprises a second nucleic acid encoding a polypeptide that is at least 90% identical to SEQ ID NO:325 or the complement of the second nucleic acid.
US Pat. No. 9,945,010

ALUMINUM-COPPER-LITHIUM ALLOY WITH IMPROVED IMPACT RESISTANCE

CONSTELLIUM ISSOIRE, Iss...

1. An extruded product of an aluminum alloy consisting of:from 4.2 weight % to 4.8 weight % of Cu,
from 0.9 weight % to 1.1 weight % of Li,
from 0.15 weight % to 0.25 weight % of Ag,
from 0.2 weight % to 0.6 weight % of Mg,
from 0.07 weight % to 0.15 weight % of Zr,
from 0.2 weight % to 0.6 weight % of Mn,
from 0.01 weight % to 0.15 weight % of Ti, and
a quantity of Zn less than 0.1 weight %,
a quantity of Fe and Si each less than or equal to 0.1 weight %,
inevitable impurities wherein each of the inevitable impurities has a content less than or equal to 0.05 weight % and the inevitable impurities in total has a content less than or equal to 0.15 weight %,
and the remainder being aluminum;
wherein
(1) for a thickness of from 5 mm to 16 mm, the extruded product at mid-thickness has an average tensile yield stress Rp0.2 in an L-direction of at least 630 MPa, an average tensile yield stress Rp0.2 in an LT-direction of at least 625 MPa, and an EA factor, EA, of at least equal to 14,000,
and/or
(2) for a thickness from 17 mm to 30 mm, the extruded product at mid-thickness has an average tensile yield stress Rp0.2 in an L-direction of at least 655 MPa, an average tensile yield stress Rp0.2 in an LT-direction of at least 600 MPa, and an EA factor, EA, of at least equal to 9,500;
wherein the EA factor, EA, in (1) and (2) above, is calculated via the following formulaic expression,
EA=(Rm(L)+Rp0.2(L))/2*E % (L)+(Rm(LT)+Rp0.2(LT))/2*E % (LT)
wherein
Rm(L) represents an ultimate tensile strength in an L-direction,
Rm(L) represents an ultimate tensile strength in an LT-direction,
Rp0.2(L) represents an average tensile yield stress in an L-direction,
Rp0.2(LT) represents an average tensile yield stress in an LT-direction,
E % (L) represents an elongation at break in an L-direction, and
E % (LT) represents an elongation at break in an LT-direction.
US Pat. No. 9,944,524

SODIUM THIOSULFATE-CONTAINING PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS

Hope Medical Enterprises,...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising sodium thiosulfate pentahydrate and one or more pharmaceutically acceptable carriers or excipients, wherein the sodium thiosulfate pentahydrate contains no greater than 8 ppm of non-purgeable organic carbon, contains no greater than 0.05 ppm of mercury, contains no greater than 2 ppm of aluminum, contains no greater than 0.003% by weight of selenium, contains no less than 98% by weight of sodium thiosulfate on an anhydrous basis measured by ion chromatography, has a water content between 32% and 37% by weight, has a heavy metal content of no greater than 10 ppm, contains no greater than 200 ppm of chloride, contains no greater than 0.001% by weight of sulfide, contains no greater than 0.002% by weight of iron, contains no greater than 0.01% by weight of calcium, contains no greater than 0.005% by weight of potassium, contains no greater than 0.1% of sulfite, contains no greater than 0.5% of sulfate, contains no greater than 3 ppm of arsenic, contains no greater than 0.001% by weight of lead, has total aerobic count of microbial load of no greater than 100 CFU/g, has total yeast and mold count of no greater than 20 CFU/g, contains no greater than 0.02 EU/mg of bacterial endotoxins, contains no greater than 0.002% by weight of nitrogen compounds, contains no greater than 0.005% by weight of insoluble matter, contains no greater than 0.01% by weight of residual anti-caking agent, and contains no greater than ICH Q3C (R3) limits of organic volatile impurities, wherein a 10% aqueous solution of the solid sodium thiosulfate pentahydrate at 25° C. is colorless and has a pH between 6.0 and 8.0, and wherein the solid sodium thiosulfate pentahydrate is odorless crystals,wherein the pharmaceutical composition is formulated for auricular administration.
US Pat. No. 9,944,551

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

PPG Industries Ohio, Inc....

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

US Pat. No. 9,949,384

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a substrate having a primary surface on which electronic components are mounted; and
a chassis including an opposing surface, a support, and a protruding portion, wherein
the opposing surface is arranged with a gap being defined, along a gap direction, between the primary surface of the substrate and the opposing surface,
the support is configured to support the substrate,
the protruding portion is arranged to protrude from the opposing surface toward a position on the primary surface of the substrate, the position being different from where the electronic components are mounted,
the protruding portion is arranged inward, along the opposing surface, of the support, and
in the gap direction, a height of the protruding portion is greater than a height the electronic components and shorter than the gap.

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. 9,949,315

TECHNIQUES FOR ENABLING ASYNCHRONOUS TRANSMISSIONS IN AN UNLICENSED RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM BAND

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:monitoring, by a first base station of a first operator, for clear channel assessment (CCA) exempt transmission (CET) timing information of a second base station of at least one second operator, wherein the first base station is deployed in a first network of the first operator and the second base station is deployed in a second network of the second operator, and transmissions of the second base station of the at least one second operator are asynchronous to transmissions of the first base station of the first operator;
identifying transmission timings of CETs of the second base station of the at least one second operator based at least in part on the monitoring, wherein the CETs are transmitted to a first mobile device served by the second base station and deployed in the second network of the second operator; and
discontinuing the transmissions of the first base station of the first operator during the transmission timings of the CETs of the second base station of the at least one second operator.

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. 9,949,196

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. 9,949,183

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING RADIO MEASUREMENTS IN AUTONOMOUS GAPS IN MULTI-CONNECTIVITY SCENARIOS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method at a wireless device configured for operation in a wireless communication network that supports multi-connectivity operation where the wireless device has at least two multi-connectivity connections with the network, and where each connection corresponds to a different cell group, CG, in the network, said method comprising:determining that system information is to be acquired for a target cell;
determining that asymmetrical blanking is to be applied by the wireless device to two or more connections of the at least two multi-connectivity connections, in association with acquiring the system information; and
applying asymmetrical blanking to the two or more connections, according to an asymmetrical blanking configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,949,177

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

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

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

US Pat. No. 9,949,139

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. 9,949,126

SYSTEM FOR BINDING MULTIPLE SIM CARDS TO AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

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

1. A system, comprising:an authentication logic configured to permit communication between an entity and an electronic device, wherein a user profile is associated with the electronic device;
a carrier logic configured to:
(i) identify a plurality of subscriber identity module (SIM) cards associated to the electronic device, wherein at least a subset of the plurality of SIM cards are associated with a carrier and the electronic device;
(ii) request carrier data associated with at least one of the plurality of SIM cards;
an update logic configured to update the user profile with the carrier data, wherein the carrier data links the user profile to the at least one of the plurality of SIM cards; and
a verification logic configured to verify that the at least one of the plurality of SIM cards is an original SIM card issued with the electronic device,
wherein the SIM cards include identifying information, wherein the identifying information includes a list of services the user has access to and two passwords, and wherein the passwords include a personal identification number (PIN) for ordinary use and a personal unblocking code (PUK) for PIN unlocking, and wherein the carrier logic assimilates the identifying information as carrier data.

US Pat. No. 9,949,104

CRASH DETECTION AND SEVERITY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM IMPLEMENTING EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOB...

8. A portable computing device configured to initiate a call to an emergency response service upon detecting an event requiring emergency assistance, comprising:a processor configured to:
detect that an event has occurred based upon a plurality of sensor metrics;
detect whether the portable computing device was located within a vehicle when the event occurred based upon status data;
selectively determine that the event is one requiring emergency assistance when (i) the plurality of sensor metrics indicate that the event potentially corresponds to a vehicle crash, and (ii) the status data indicates that the portable computing device was located within the vehicle when the event occurred to thereby confirm that the event corresponds to a vehicle crash; and
a communication unit configured to a call an emergency response service when it is determined that the event corresponds to a vehicle crash.

US Pat. No. 9,949,060

SYSTEM ALLOWING OR DISALLOWING ACCESS TO RESOURCES BASED ON SENSOR AND STATE INFORMATION

Sensoriant, Inc., Cedar ...

1. A user device comprising:a resource registry storing capabilities lists (CLs) received from one or more external resources available to and in proximity with the user device, each CL specifying one or more attributes of the respective external resource from which it is received;
an environment map comprising (i) resource environment information obtained from the resource registry and (ii) physical environment information obtained from one or more sensors; and
a recognition unit matching access policies of the user device with the environment map to dynamically assign a profile to the user device, and controlling access to a functionality of the user device based on the profile assigned to the user device.

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. 9,948,941

CIRCUIT, METHOD AND VIDEO DECODER FOR VIDEO DECODING

MONTAGE TECHNOLOGY (SHANG...

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

US Pat. No. 9,948,905

REMOTE ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING DOOR LOCK TO UNLOCK REMOTELY

BRAINCHILD ELECTRONIC CO....

1. A remote access control system, comprising:a remote host connected to a mobile device via Internet;
a proximity sensor doorbell, comprising:
a proximity sensor comprising a sensing zone, the proximity sensor triggering a doorbell signal when sensing that a visitor's finger approaches the sensing zone; and
a buzzer, sounding when the doorbell signal is triggered;
a door lock device; and
a gateway device connected to the proximity sensor doorbell, the gateway device comprising:
a camera unit capturing a monitoring video;
a network unit connected to Internet;
a first wireless unit wirelessly connected to the door lock device; and
a first control unit electrically connected to the camera unit, the network unit and the first wireless unit, the first control unit determining whether the monitoring video comprises image of a visitor, and counting a stay time which the image of the visitor is illustrated in the monitoring video when the monitoring video comprises the image of the visitor, the first control unit sending a first notification message to the mobile device via the remote host when the stay time exceeds a predetermined time, the first control unit sending a second notification message to the mobile device via the remote host when receiving the doorbell signal, and controlling the door lock device to unlock when receiving an unlocking message from the mobile device,
wherein the remote access control system further comprises an auxiliary sensor device connected to the gateway device via a wireless sensor network, the auxiliary sensor device sends a trigger signal to the gateway device when detecting the visitor, wherein the gateway device sends the first notification message to the mobile device when the stay time exceeds the predetermined time and the gateway device receives the trigger signal, and the gateway device sends the second notification message to the mobile device when receiving the doorbell signal and the trigger signal.

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. 9,948,830

COLOR ESTIMATION SYSTEM, SEPARATION DATA GENERATION SYSTEM, COLOR ESTIMATION METHOD AND SEPARATION DATA GENERATION METHOD

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A color estimation system comprising:a correlation memory unit that stores a correlation model that accepts an input of an image or information of the image, and outputs an ink-color set that is a color combination of inks used in reproducing the image by printing; and
a computer that extracts the ink-color set corresponding to a print image, which is an image to be printed, by providing an input of the print image or image information of the print image to the correlation model,
wherein the correlation model is generated by performing machine learning that establishes a correlation between the image information and the ink-color set such that the ink-color set is outputted based on the image information, using a reference image of which the ink-color set necessary for printing is known in advance,
wherein the image information refers to an image feature quantity defined as any one of: a histogram composed of numerical values corresponding to respective coordinates in a predetermined color space of each pixel in the image; numerical values corresponding to respective coordinates in a predetermined color space of a predetermined plurality of pixels in the image; and numerical values corresponding to respective coordinates in a predetermined color space of a representative color in a predetermined region,
wherein the histogram is expressed by a function, the histogram having an envelope shape expressed by synthesizing a plurality of functions, the functions having respective coefficients used as the image feature quantity to estimate the outputted ink-color,
wherein the computer is programmed to cause a display to display a selecting screen, the selecting screen permitting a user to change the color combination of the inks, and
wherein the computer is programmed to receive a user's selection of a change to the color combination of the inks, and to cause inks to be generated which correspond to the outputted ink-color set.

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. 9,948,752

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. 9,948,737

MANAGING NOTIFICATIONS PUSHED TO USER DEVICES

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising, by a mobile client device:receiving, at the mobile client device, a communication from a remote server, wherein the mobile client device comprises a primary processor and a secondary processor, wherein the secondary processor is a sensors hub for managing one or more sensors monitoring an internal state of the mobile client device; and
processing, by the mobile client device, the communication based on the type of communication, wherein:
if the communication is a ping from the remote server, then sending, by the secondary processor of the mobile client device, a response to the communication from the remote server, or
if the communication is a non-interruptive notification, then storing, by the secondary processor of the mobile client device, the communication in a memory of the mobile client device while the primary processor is in a sleep mode.

US Pat. No. 9,948,711

ALLOCATING AND MANAGING CLOUD COMPUTING RESOURCES FOR DISASTER RECOVERY

International Business Ma...

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

US Pat. No. 9,948,696

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

Futurewei Technologies, I...

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

US Pat. No. 9,948,682

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. 9,948,672

SIMULATING UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A CELLULAR COMMUNICATION NETWORK

VASONA NETWORKS INC., Sa...

1. A system, comprising:a digital memory; and
a processor, configured:
to generate, using information stored in the digital memory, traffic that appears to have originated from at least one cellular communication terminal,
to inject the generated traffic, from a network side of the cellular communication network, into a flow of traffic over the network, such as to simulate an unauthorized use of the network by the at least one cellular communication terminal,
to ascertain a result of the simulated unauthorized use, and
to generate an output indicative of the result.

US Pat. No. 9,948,633

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR POLICY DRIVEN FINE GRAIN VALIDATION OF SERVERS' SSL CERTIFICATE FOR CLIENTLESS SSLVPN ACCESS

Citrix Systems, Inc., Fo...

1. A method for validation of a secure socket layer (SSL) certificate of a server for clientless SSL virtual private network (VPN) access, the method comprising:receiving, by a device intermediary between a client and a plurality of servers, a first request from the client for establishing a clientless SSL VPN connection with a first server of the plurality of servers;
maintaining, by the device, one or more preconfigured policies for use by the device to restrict SSL certificate validation to a set of servers or domain names specified in the one or more preconfigured policies, each of the one or more preconfigured policies specifying: (1) a respective condition that specifies at least one respective server or domain name of the set of servers or domain names, and (2) at least one respective action, triggered by the at least one respective condition and comprising a corresponding method of performing SSL certificate validation;
identifying, by the device from the first request, one or more parameters associated with the first server;
determining, by the device using the one or more parameters associated with the first server, that the first server in the first request meets a first condition of a first preconfigured policy of the one or more preconfigured policies which triggers a first action of the first preconfigured policy to validate a SSL certificate of the first server; and
performing, by the device responsive to the determination, the first action to validate the SSL certificate of the first server at the device for the clientless SSL VPN connection according to a SSL validation method corresponding to the first action, using one or more certificate authority (CA) certificates specified by the first preconfigured policy, the one or more CA certificates comprising a subset of a plurality of CA certificates available to the device; and
establishing the clientless SSL VPN connection responsive to validating the SSL certificate of the first server.

US Pat. No. 9,948,631

IMPLEMENTING SINGLE SIGN-ON IN A TRANSACTION PROCESSING SYSTEM

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for implementing single sign-on in a transaction processing system, the method comprising:at a security transaction server that authenticates transaction requests for a group of transaction servers:
receiving a security token extracted from a transaction request;
validating the security token and, in response to a positive validation, extracting security information from the security token;
processing the security information against a table of authorized transaction definitions to validate the transaction request and, responsive to validating that an authorized transaction definition of the transaction request is defined within the table of authorized transaction definitions, generating according to information within the authorized transaction definition a set of validation attributes that specify (i) a designated transaction server and (ii) a name of a designated program to be run to fulfill the transaction request;
storing the validated security token with the set of validation attributes in a read-only data object within a secure transaction channel accessible by the designated transaction server; and
notifying the designated transaction server specified within the set of validation attributes of the read-only data object, where the read-only data object with the set of validation attributes within the secure transaction channel distributes confirmation of completion of security validation for processing of the transaction request by the designated transaction server using the validated security token contained within the read-only data object.

US Pat. No. 9,948,628

METHOD FOR ENABLING LAWFUL INTERCEPTION BY PROVIDING SECURITY INFORMATION

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method for providing security information associated with lawful interception of communication data of a user equipment, comprising:receiving, at a bootstrapping server function, information associated with the lawful interception of the communication data of the user equipment, the communication data being secured in accordance with a generic bootstrapping architecture, the received information including an identity of the user equipment, and the received information further identifying the communication data to be intercepted by a lawful interception entity by at least indicating a type of Internet Protocol based service comprising the communication data to be intercepted;
receiving, at the bootstrapping server function and from the user equipment, a request to generate security information for encrypting the communication data between the user equipment and a network application function, the network application function providing the type of Internet Protocol based service comprising the communication data to be intercepted; and
in response to receiving the request:
generating, by the bootstrapping server function, the security information associated with the communication data of the user equipment, and the security information comprising a first secret shared between the network application function and the user equipment; and
providing, by the bootstrapping server function and to the lawful interception entity, the security information, the providing of the security information enabling the lawful interception entity to decrypt intercepted communication data between the user equipment and the network application function.

US Pat. No. 9,948,606

ENHANCING PRIVACY AND SECURITY ON A SDN NETWORK USING SDN FLOW BASED FORWARDING CONTROL

KN Group, GHQ, (IE)

1. A computer implemented method for providing security on a software defined network (SDN); the method comprising:providing a master SDN controller for managing data flow control on the SDN network; the master SDN controller being operable to generate routing data for the networked devices;
generating by the master SDN controller a plurality of discrete co-controllers each associated with a particular end user; each SDN co-controller including routing data for an associated networked device;
dispatching the SDN co-controller by the master SDN controller to the networked devices associated with the respective end users for controlling thereof;
requesting access to a destination on the SDN network from a requesting networked device;
initiating a domain name system (DNS) interaction with the requesting networked device;
relaying by the DNS data associated with the requested destination to a threat management control system (TMCS);
determining by the TMCS if the requested destination has an associated security criteria;
communicating a threat status by the TMCS to the SDN co-controller associated with the requesting networked device; and
generating routing data by the SDN co-controller associated with the requesting networked device based on the threat status to allow or deny access to the requested destination.

US Pat. No. 9,948,582

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING FOLLOW UP BASED ON USER INTERACTIONS

LivePerson, Inc., New Yo...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:accessing a repository with stored information, wherein the stored information indicates one or more follow-up actions to perform, one or more future trigger events indicating when to perform the one or more follow-up actions, and one or more communication methods for performing the one or more follow-up actions, wherein the stored information is based on one or more activities monitored during a communication session, and wherein the stored information is different from information stored in a file indicating whether a repository exists;
retrieving the stored information from the repository;
detecting a future trigger event from the one or more future trigger events;
determining a follow-up action to perform from the stored information, wherein the follow-up action is associated with the future trigger event;
determining a communication method for performing the follow-up action, wherein the communication method is determined from the stored information; and
performing the follow-up action using the communication method.

US Pat. No. 9,948,522

ASSOCIATING INFRASTRUCTURE ASSETS IN A DATA CENTER

Equinix, Inc., Redwood C...

1. A method comprising:in response to receiving, by a computing device, indications of a plurality of user inputs to a graphical user interface creating graphical relationships between a plurality of icons depicting infrastructure assets in a data center, wherein the infrastructure assets comprise electrical assets providing power within the data center, and wherein one or more of the graphical relationships between the plurality of icons graphically depict paths for power flows among the electrical assets in the data center, translating, by the computing device, first data, the first data indicating inputs positioning the icons at positions relative to each other and connector icons coupling the icons, to second data indicating hierarchical relationships between the infrastructure assets in the data center depicted by the icons, wherein the second data comprises objects associated with the infrastructure assets and properties associated with the objects, the properties including one or more of upstream electrical assets relative to the power flows, downstream electrical assets relative to the power flows, and resiliency status of the infrastructure assets;
accessing, by the computing device, a customer database to obtain customer data indicating a relationship between customer cabinets in the data center and infrastructure assets directly connected to the customer cabinets;
building, by the computing device and based at least on the second data and the customer data, mappings between respective customer identifiers associated with the customer cabinets and electrical assets on respective power paths for the customer cabinets by recording the customer identifiers in association with entries for each of the electrical assets in a data structure;
determining, by the computing device and based at least on the mappings as recorded in the data structure, one or more customer cabinets in the data center that depend on one of the electrical assets for power; and
outputting, by the computing device and for display, an indication of the customer cabinets that depend on the one of the electrical assets for power.

US Pat. No. 9,948,496

DETERMINING A TRANSIT APPLIANCE FOR DATA TRAFFIC TO A SOFTWARE SERVICE

Silver Peak Systems, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method for selecting a peer egress appliance for data traffic to a software service through a network comprising a plurality of inter-connected ingress and egress network appliances, the method comprising:measuring one or more performance metrics of data traffic from at least two of the plurality of network appliances to an IP address associated with a software service, the IP address for the software service having been retrieved from a service directory;
determining a derived performance metric for each network appliance to each IP address associated with the software service, the derived performance metric based at least in part on the measured one or more performance metrics;
selectively advertising the derived performance metric by each network appliance among two or more of the plurality of network appliances;
updating an advertised metric table at each of the plurality of network appliances with the derived performance metric received; and
selecting a peer egress appliance for data traffic to the IP address associated with the software service, the selection based at least in part on the advertised derived performance metrics.

US Pat. No. 9,948,446

TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICE COMPRISING AN ELECTRICAL BALANCE DUPLEXER AND METHOD FOR BALANCING THE ELECTRICAL BALANCE DUPLEXER

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE) Vr...

1. A telecommunications device comprising:an electrical balance duplexer connected to an output node of a transmission path, an input node of a receive path, an antenna, and a tunable impedance, wherein the electrical balance duplexer is configured to isolate the transmission path from the receive path by tuning the tunable impedance; and
a tuning circuit for tuning the tunable impedance,
wherein the tuning circuit comprises:
amplitude detectors for measuring voltage amplitudes at each of the connections between the electrical balance duplexer and the transmission path, between the electrical balance duplexer and the receive path, and between the electrical balance duplexer and the tunable impedance;
phase detectors for measuring voltage phase differences between each of the connections between the electrical balance duplexer and the transmission path, between the electrical balance duplexer and the receive path, and between the electrical balance duplexer and the tunable impedance;
an impedance sensor for measuring an input impedance of the electrical balance duplexer at the connection between the electrical balance duplexer and the tunable impedance; and
a processing unit operatively connected to the amplitude detectors, the phase detectors, the impedance sensor, and the tunable impedance, wherein the processing unit is configured to:
calculate an optimized impedance value from the voltage amplitudes, the voltage phase differences, and the input impedance of the electrical balance duplexer; and
tune the tunable impedance towards the optimized impedance value.

US Pat. No. 9,948,382

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING OVER AN 802.15.4 NETWORK

SIMPLE WORKS, INC., Libe...

1. A method comprising:obtaining a picture with a camera, the picture comprising data of a size in bytes at least an order of magnitude greater than the size in bytes of an 802.15.4 packet;
buffering a representation of the picture;
transmitting 802.15.4 packet-sized portions of the representation of the picture from the camera over the 802.15.4 network;
before obtaining the picture with the camera, receiving, at a computer, a signal from a sensor indicating whether the sensor has sensed an event;
sending, by the computer, a request for the picture to the camera; and
upon transmission of the 802.15.4 packet-sized portions of the representation of the picture from the camera, receiving, at the computer, the 802.15.4 packet-sized portions of the representation of the picture from the camera over the 802.15.4 network;
wherein the sensor is a water switch.

US Pat. No. 9,948,281

POSITIVE LOGIC DIGITALLY TUNABLE CAPACITOR

Peregrine Semiconductor C...

1. An integrated circuit block comprising:a first node;
a second node;
a resistive network;
a series arrangement of two or more capacitors and a plurality of FET switches coupled between the first node and the second node; and
supply rails providing a first supply voltage and a second supply voltage;
wherein:
a first capacitor of the two or more capacitors is coupled to the first node and a second capacitor of the two or more capacitors is coupled to the second node;
the plurality of FET switches comprises a first end FET switch and a second end FET switch, the first end FET switch being closest to the first node and farthest from the second node and the second end FET switch being closest to the second node and farthest from the first node;
each FET switch comprises a gate resistor connecting a FET switch gate to the first supply voltage; the resistive network comprises a plurality of resistive paths connecting the second supply voltage to drains of corresponding FET switches;
the first supply voltage and the second supply voltage are non-negative supply voltages configured to enable or disable the FET switches and thereby adjusting the capacitance between the two nodes;
the second supply voltage is a constant mid-rail voltage based on a threshold voltage of the plurality of FET switches; and
the first supply voltage and the second supply voltage are independent of a number of FET switches of the plurality of the FET switches.

US Pat. No. 9,948,148

POWER TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A power transmitting apparatus, comprising:a power transmission unit configured to perform wireless power transmission to a power receiving apparatus within a predetermined power transmission range;
a detection unit configured to detect a change of impedance of the power transmission unit while a predetermined detection signal is transmitted by the power transmission unit;
a communication unit configured to perform communication with respect to the wireless power transmission by the power transmission unit, wherein the communication unit is configured to receive a message after the change of impedance of the power transmission unit is detected by the detection unit;
a discrimination unit configured to discriminate whether or not information indicating that a wireless power transmission service is supported is included in the message received by the communication unit; and
a control unit configured to, in a case where the discrimination unit discriminates that the information is included in the message, determine that a transmission source of the message is a target for the wireless power transmission by the power transmission unit, and, in a case where the discrimination unit discriminates that the information is not included in the message, determine that a transmission source of the message is not a target for the wireless power transmission by the power transmission unit.

US Pat. No. 9,948,080

CABLE SPACER CLAMP ARM LINER

PREFORMED LINE PRODUCTS C...

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

US Pat. No. 9,948,052

METHOD FOR ROUTING A CONDUCTOR ACROSS A TERMINAL BLOCK

ALLISON TRANSMISSION, INC...

1. A method, comprising:securing a terminal block to a housing with the terminal block extending in a first direction between an electrical connection portion of the housing and one or more terminal leads of a stator of an electric motor, wherein the terminal block includes one or more terminal conductors and a non-electrically conductive member covering the terminal conductors, wherein each of the one or more terminal conductors include a first end with a first connection portion that extends in the first direction to a second end with a second connection portion, wherein the non-electrically conductive member includes a first conductor routing member and a second conductor routing member, wherein the non-electrically conductive member includes a body that has a first end section that extends through an intermediate section to a second end section, wherein the first end section includes a first opening exposing the first connection portion and the second end section includes a second opening exposing the second connection portion, wherein said securing includes connecting the one or more terminal conductors at the first connection portion to the electrical connection portion of the housing;
connecting the one or more terminal conductors at the second opening in the second connection portion of the terminal block to the one or more terminal leads of the stator; and
guiding one or more conductors passing through the housing across the one or more terminal conductors to reduce electrical interference between the one or more conductors and the one or more terminal conductors, wherein said guiding includes
attaching the one or more conductors to the first conductor routing member,
attaching the one or more conductors to the second conductor routing member, and
constraining the conductors to pass across the one or more terminal conductors at a second direction that is substantially perpendicular to the first direction wherein the one or more conductors are electrically isolated from the one or more terminal conductors during said constraining.

US Pat. No. 9,947,703

SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTI...

1. A solid-state imaging device, comprising:a semiconductor substrate having a plurality of pixels arranged in an array; and
a photoelectric conversion film configured to perform photoelectric conversion of light emitted from a first surface of the semiconductor substrate,
wherein:
each pixel of the plurality of pixels includes:
a charge accumulation layer configured to accumulate charge generated in the photoelectric conversion film, the charge accumulation layer being in contact with the photoelectric conversion film on the first surface of the semiconductor substrate;
a pinning layer disposed in the semiconductor substrate, to be in contact with the charge accumulation layer; and
a transfer path unit configured to serve as a path to transfer the charge accumulated in the charge accumulation layer, the transfer path unit being disposed to extend from the charge accumulation layer to a first point near a second surface, and is in contact with the pining layer,
the second surface facing an opposite side from the first surface of the semiconductor substrate; and
the photoelectric conversion film is formed by layer stacked on the first surface of the semiconductor substrate, the layer being disposed with a material having a great light blocking effect.

US Pat. No. 9,947,591

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A SI-BASED HIGH-MOBILITY CMOS DEVICE WITH STACKED CHANNEL LAYERS, AND RESULTING DEVICES

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE)

1. A method for manufacturing a Si-based high-mobility CMOS device, wherein a Ge or SixGe1?x channel layer and a III-V semiconductor channel layer are co-integrated on a silicon substrate, the method comprising the steps of:a) providing a silicon substrate having a first insulation layer on top and a trench extending through the insulation layer and into the silicon;
b) manufacturing a III-V semiconductor channel layer above the first insulation layer by means of, in sequence, depositing a first dummy layer of a sacrificial material above the first insulation layer and in the trench, covering the first dummy layer with a first oxide layer, and replacing the first dummy layer with III-V semiconductor material by etching the sacrificial material via first holes made in the first oxide layer followed by selective area growth with the III-V semiconductor material;
c) manufacturing a second insulation layer above the III-V semiconductor channel layer and uncovering the trench; and
d) manufacturing a germanium or silicon-germanium channel layer above the second insulation layer by means of, in sequence, depositing a second dummy layer of a sacrificial material above the second insulation layer and in the trench, covering the second dummy layer with a second oxide layer, and replacing the second dummy layer with germanium or silicon-germanium by etching the sacrificial material via second holes made in the second oxide layer followed by selective area growth with germanium or silicon-germanium.

US Pat. No. 9,947,511

ANTENNA FOR PLASMA GENERATION AND PLASMA PROCESSING DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

NISSIN ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An antenna disposed in a vacuum chamber for generating an inductively coupled plasma in the vacuum chamber by applying a high frequency current, the antenna comprising:an insulating pipe; and
a hollow antenna body which is disposed in the insulating pipe and in which cooling water flows,
wherein the antenna body comprises a plurality of metal pipes are connected in series with a hollow insulator interposed between the adjacent metal pipes, and each connecting portion of the metal pipes and the hollow insulator has a waterproof and air-proof seal,
the hollow antenna body further comprises a condenser disposed on an outer peripheral portion of each hollow insulator.

US Pat. No. 9,947,425

METHOD FOR REDUCING THE RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION OF THE SURFACE OF A COMPONENT USED IN A NUCLEAR REACTOR

AREVA GMBH, Erlangen (DE...

1. A process for reducing radioactive contamination of a surface of a component which is used in a nuclear reactor and is in contact with radioactively contaminated water, comprising: producing a hydrophobic film on the surface of the component by wetting the surface with an aqueous solution containing a film-forming amphiphilic substance that comprises a primary, secondary, tertiary or quaternary amino group as a polar group, wherein the hydrophobic film prevents at least some radioactive particles from adhering to the surface of the component.

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. 9,947,176

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. 9,947,058

COMPUTERIZED SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING AND ANALYZING SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS

Palantir Technologies Inc...

1. A computerized method for generating a user interface that graphically displays relationships between one or more social media users, the method being performed by one or more processors of one or more computers and comprising:identifying commentary data from one or more social media platforms that satisfies a canonical description;
identifying one or more authoring users, wherein each of the authoring users authored at least some of the commentary data;
identifying one or more following users, wherein each of the following users follows at least one of the authoring users;
determining associations between the following users and the authoring users, wherein the associations indicate that the following users and the authoring users belong to a faction;
identifying, from a first set of commentary data submitted in a first time period from one or more users that belong to the faction, a commentary pattern for the faction that indicates submission of commentary with a common time characteristic that is repeatable in a time period different from the first time period;
identifying a second set of commentary data from a second set of authoring users submitted during a second time period;
determining, from the second set of commentary data, a commentary post submitted by a second authoring user with the common time characteristic according to the commentary pattern;
adding the second authoring user to the faction;
generating a user interface that displays:
the canonical description;
a network graph comprising:
a selectable user interface element for each of the authoring users; and
a graphical representation of the determined associations between the authoring users and the following users;
information associated with the second authoring user; and
a commentary data timeline comprising a graphical representation of a commentary data volume per unit of time;
receiving a selection of one of the selectable user interface elements;
modifying the displayed canonical description by adding an authoring user associated with the selected user interface element to the displayed canonical description; and
displaying, in response to the received selection, commentary data authored by the authoring user associated with the selected user interface element.

US Pat. No. 9,947,052

CONTROLLING AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES TO OPTIMIZE TRAFFIC CHARACTERISTICS

Allstate Insurance Compan...

1. A method comprising:at an autonomous vehicle management computing platform comprising at least one processor, memory, and a communication interface:
receiving, by the at least one processor, via the communication interface, vehicle guidance data from a plurality of vehicles having an autonomous mode;
identifying, by the at least one processor, based on the vehicle guidance data, an actual number of vehicles currently operating in the autonomous mode;
identifying, by the at least one processor, a target number of vehicles currently operating in a non-autonomous mode to switch to the autonomous mode;
in response to identifying the target number, generating, by the at least one processor, a first message instructing a first vehicle of the plurality of vehicles to present a first incentive to switch to the autonomous mode;
sending, by the at least one processor, via the communication interface, the first message instructing the first vehicle to present the first incentive to switch to the autonomous mode;
receiving, by the at least one processor, via the communication interface, a notification from the first vehicle indicating acceptance of the first incentive; and
in response to receiving the notification, causing, by the at least one processor, the first incentive to be awarded to a driver of the first vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,947,019

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTEXTUAL PROFILING FOR OBJECT INTERACTIONS AND ITS APPLICATION TO MATCHING SYMMETRICAL OBJECTS

NBCUniversal Media, LLC, ...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium having computer executable instructions for performing a method for recommending objects, the method comprising:storing a plurality of symmetrical objects and a plurality of past selections, the plurality of symmetrical objects including a plurality of consumer objects and a plurality of inanimate objects, the plurality of symmetrical objects having attribute names that match, each attribute name having a value, and each past selection including two or more symmetrical objects;
determining a time range, a location, and a consumer object based on received consumer information, the consumer object being one of the plurality of symmetrical objects;
identifying a plurality of filtered selections from the plurality of past selections, the plurality of filtered selections having been selected in the past during the time range and from the location, the plurality of filtered selections including a plurality of filtered objects, each filtered object being one of the plurality of symmetrical objects;
determining a plurality of total differences for the plurality of filtered objects such that a total difference is determined for each filtered object, determining the plurality of total differences including:
for each filtered object,
determining a plurality of attribute differences such that an attribute difference is determined for each attribute name of a filtered object, each attribute difference being a difference between a value of an attribute name of the consumer object and a value of a corresponding attribute name of the filtered object; and
summing the plurality of attribute differences to determine the total difference for the filtered object; and
selecting the filtered object that has a smallest total difference to be a recommended object.

US Pat. No. 9,946,950

DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS, DATA PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Oki Electric Industry Co....

1. A data processing apparatus, comprising:an image acquisition section that acquires a captured image depicting a road along which vehicles pass;
a calibration section that computes a road parameter that is an equation for converting two dimensional coordinates in the captured image to three dimensional coordinates in real space based on the captured image and road data related to the road;
a vehicle lane region detection section that detects a vehicle lane region in the captured image based on the captured image and the road parameter;
a processing region setting section that, based on the vehicle lane region, sets a processing region in the vehicle lane region for detecting a vehicle passing; and
a processing region adjustment section that adjusts the processing region based on a blocking object that blocks a portion of the vehicle lane region;
wherein when the blocking object blocks a portion of the processing region, the processing region adjustment section masks a portion of the processing region blocked by the blocking object and determines a size of a masking portion that masks the processing region and a position of the processing region based on an amount of decrease in detection precision due to the size of the masking portion and based on an amount of decrease in detection precision due to the position of the processing region.

US Pat. No. 9,946,922

PHOTONIC FENCE

Tokitae LLC, Bellevue, W...

1. A system for tracking airborne organisms, comprising:an imager having an image resolution and a field of view;
a backlight source configured to be placed in the field of view of the imager;
a processor configured to analyze one or more images captured by the imager including at least a portion of the backlight source, the processor being configured to identify a biological property of an organism in the field of view of the imager using at least one datum selected from the group consisting of characteristic frequency, harmonic amplitude, shape, size, airspeed, ground speed, and location; and
a detector configured to detect an organism in the field of view of the imager,
wherein at least one of the imager and the detector is configured to collect color data and to use the collected color data to determine a probable engorgement status of the organism.

US Pat. No. 9,946,698

INSERTING TEXT AND GRAPHICS USING HAND MARKUP

Konica Minolta Laboratory...

1. A method for image processing, comprising:obtaining an image comprising:
a first graphics element comprising a first hand-drawn character; and
a second graphics element comprising a second hand-drawn character;
determining that the first graphics element is a command specifying a name of a font and that the second graphics element is a non-command; and
generating an electronic document comprising a text character corresponding to the second hand-drawn character and in the font,
wherein the electronic document does not include the first graphics element.

US Pat. No. 9,946,598

HANDLING OPEN CIRCUITS WHILE WRITING DATA BY MOVING THEM TO THE LEAST VULNERABLE LOCATION IN AN ERROR CORRECTION CODE CODEWORD

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:an open circuit tracker to initiate a pre-read from a non-volatile memory (NVM) location in response to a request to perform a write of a codeword to the NVM location, determine whether the NVM location satisfies an open circuit condition based on the pre-read, and record, if the NVM location satisfies the open circuit condition, open circuit information associated with the NVM location;
an encoder communicatively coupled to the open circuit tracker, the encoder to conduct, during the write of the codeword to the NVM location, a shift of one or more bits to avoid open circuits in the NVM location, wherein the encoder is to write the codeword to the NVM location without conducting the shift if the NVM location does not satisfy the open circuit condition; and
a length adjuster communicatively coupled to the open circuit tracker, the length adjuster to puncture an end of a parity portion of the codeword by an amount of the shift, wherein the end of the parity portion is to include a last circulant of the codeword.

US Pat. No. 9,946,527

SERVICE PLACEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR A CLOUD DATACENTER

BMC Software, Inc., Hous...

1. A system comprising:at least one processor; and
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing instructions executable by the at least one processor, the system including
a container set manager configured to cause the at least one processor to determine a plurality of container sets of an application placement model (APM), each container set specifying a non-functional architectural concern associated with deployment of a service within at least one data center, wherein the deployment includes deployment of a plurality of service elements of the service using corresponding hosts of the at least one datacenter, and wherein each container set includes at least one container that specifies a manner and/or extent to which individual ones of the service elements should or should not be deployed in proximity to one another within the at least one datacenter;
a decision table manager configured to cause the at least one processor to determine a decision table specifying relative priority levels of the container sets relative to one another with respect to the deployment;
a group manager configured to cause the at least one processor to group the service elements of each container set into either an affinity group having a corresponding priority level of the relative priority levels for specified service elements to be deployed in proximity to one another, or an anti-affinity group having a corresponding priority level of the relative priority levels for specified service elements to be prevented from being deployed together at a specified level of deployment levels of the data center placement model; and
a placement engine configured to cause the at least one processor to determine an instance of the APM, based on the plurality of container sets, the grouped service elements, and the decision table, determine an instance of a data center placement model (DPM) representing the at least one data center, and generate a placement plan for the deployment, based on the APM instance and the DPM instance,
wherein the APM instance is determined including overriding the corresponding priority level of the anti-affinity group when the corresponding priority level of the affinity group is relatively higher for the specified service elements.

US Pat. No. 9,946,505

BEVELED HANDHELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE EDGE

Z124, George Town, Grand...

10. A handheld computing device, comprising:a first screen having a front surface, a rear surface, and four sides extending between a periphery of the front and rear surfaces of the first screen, wherein at least one side of the first screen is angled relative to the front and rear surfaces of the first screen; and
a second screen rotatably connected to the first screen so that the device is foldable between a fully open position and a closed position, the second screen having a front surface, a rear surface, and four sides extending between a periphery of the front and rear surfaces of the second screen, wherein at least one side of the second screen is angled relative to the front and rear surfaces of the second screen, wherein when the device is in the closed position, the first and second screens are positioned back-to-back and the at least one angled side of the first and second screens is angled inwardly toward the other respective screen to provide an angled surface configured to facilitate opening of the device, wherein, when in the fully open position, a gap runs a length of the device between the first and second screens, wherein a first gap width between adjacent rear surfaces of the first and second screens is greater than a second gap width between adjacent front surfaces of the first and second screens, wherein, when in the fully open position, an angle between a first plane of the front surface of the first screen and a second plane of the front surface of the second screen is obtuse, and each of the first and second planes of the front surfaces of the first and second screens forms an angle ? with a substantially horizontal plane of more than 0° and no more than about 5°, wherein the at least one angled side of the first screen is angled between about 30 to about 90 degrees relative to the front surface of the first screen, wherein, when in the fully open position, the distance between the front surface of the first screen and the front surface of the second screen is less than 1 mm, and wherein the at least one angled side of the second screen comprises at least a portion of three sides of the second screen.

US Pat. No. 9,946,486

DUPLICATION BETWEEN DISPARATE DEDUPLICATION SYSTEMS

Veritas Technologies LLC,...

1. A method comprising:generating, at a source deduplication system, a source fingerprint for each of one or more data blocks using a source fingerprint algorithm;
determining whether the one or more data blocks are new or modified using the source fingerprint generated for each of the one or more data blocks and one or more previously-generated source fingerprints; and
if a determination is made that the one or more of the one or more data blocks are new or modified,
generating a target fingerprint for each of the one or more of the one or more data blocks using a target fingerprint algorithm associated with a target deduplication system, and
sending the target fingerprint for each of the one or more of the one or more data blocks to the target deduplication system.

US Pat. No. 9,946,461

IN-FLASH IMMUTABLE OBJECT PROCESSING

SCALEFLUX, INC., San Jos...

1. An in-flash processing system, comprising:an input/output manager that receives parameters from a host to perform back-end data processing on immutable objects and that outputs commands to read and write immutable data objects to and from super-pages in a set of flash memory storage devices, wherein different immutable objects do not share super-pages;
a priority manager that ensures that front-end data processing tasks take priority over back-end data processing tasks; and
a back-end processing system that performs at least one of: erasure coding in which common segments from each of a set of inputted immutable objects are processed to generate segments of an immutable output object; or a merge operation in an LSM-tree based key-value store.

US Pat. No. 9,946,301

PIVOT STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.,...

1. A pivot structure, comprising:a base;
a bracket rotatably connected to the base;
an elastic component disposed on the base, wherein the bracket is adapted to be in contact with the elastic component and closed on the base against an elastic force of the elastic component; and
a positioning assembly comprising an elastic clip and a pillar, wherein the elastic clip is pivoted to the base and has a first releasing segment and a first positioning segment, and the pillar is connected to the bracket and has a second positioning segment, and the pillar is rotatably clipped in the elastic clip,
wherein the bracket is adapted to be expanded to a first expanding state with respect to the base through the elastic force of the elastic component to drive the second positioning segment to move along the first releasing segment, and the bracket is adapted to receive an external force to be further expanded to a second expanding state with respect to the base, so as to be separated from the elastic component and drive the second positioning segment to move to the first positioning segment.

US Pat. No. 9,946,226

DISPLAY MECHANISM

HARRY WINSTON SA, Plan-l...

1. A platform for displaying several mutually different horometric items of information, comprising:as many crowns as the horometric items of information to be displayed on the platform, wherein
the crowns are concentric and are coplanar at a surface of each of the crowns that faces a received information support,
each of the crowns is configured to removably receive an associated information support and is movable in rotation at a speed selected according to a horometric item of information displayed on the associated information support, and
each of the crowns is movable in rotation at the speed selected according to the horometric item of information displayed on the associated information support including at a time when the associated information support is stored in a magazine and is not received thereon.

US Pat. No. 9,946,063

LIGHT SCANNING APPARATUS, LIGHT SCANNING CONTROL APPARATUS, AND LIGHT SCANNING UNIT

MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. A light scanning apparatus comprising:a mirror;
a mirror supporting portion that supports the mirror;
torsion beams that support the mirror supporting portion on opposite sides of the mirror supporting portion along an axis direction of an axis, the mirror supporting portion being swung around the axis direction by torsion of the torsion beams;
a pair of drive beams that sandwich the mirror and the mirror supporting portion in a direction orthogonal to the axis direction;
connection beams that connect mutually facing sides of each of the drive beams with the torsion beams; and
a piezoelectric sensor that is formed on the connection beams and detects displacement of the connection beams, the displacement caused by swinging of the torsion beams around the axis when the mirror swings by a drive voltage applied to the drive beams,
wherein the piezoelectric sensor includes a piezoelectric element provided inside one of the connection beams, an upper electrode formed on an upper surface of the piezoelectric element, and a lower electrode formed on a lower surface of the piezoelectric element,
wherein a first bias voltage having a positive or negative polarity is applied to the upper electrode formed on the upper surface of the piezoelectric element at the same time that a second bias voltage having a polarity opposite to the polarity of the first bias voltage is applied to the lower electrode formed on the lower surface of the piezoelectric element, and
wherein the light scanning apparatus comprises a drive source that includes a second piezoelectric element formed on respective surfaces of the pair of drive beams, a second upper electrode formed on an upper surface of the second piezoelectric element, and a second lower electrode formed on a lower surface of the second piezoelectric element, and that alternately applies drive voltages having different phases to the respective drive beams among the pair of drive beams so as to cause the respective drive beams to oscillate vertically in different directions, thereby causing the mirror to swing in a horizontal direction around a swing axis or a rotation axis along the torsion beams.

US Pat. No. 9,946,057

MICROSCOPE MODULE FOR A MICROSCOPE ARRANGEMENT FOR IMAGING A SAMPLE

European Molecular Biolog...

1. A microscope module for a microscope arrangement for imaging a sample, the microscope arrangement comprising:a light source for generating an illumination beam along an illumination beam path; and
a detector for detecting emitted light along a detection beam path;wherein the microscope module comprises:a sample holder, removably arranged in the microscope arrangement and adapted for holding the sample on top of the sample holder, and having a bottom transparent to the illumination beam and light emitted from the sample;
at least one illumination objective, located below the sample holder and arranged in the microscope arrangement to direct the illumination beam through the bottom of the sample holder; and
at least one detection objective, located below the sample holder and arranged in the microscope arrangement to collect the light emitted from the sample through the bottom of the sample holder along the detection path;
wherein the illumination objective and the detection objective are located in an immersion medium in contact with the at least partially transparent bottom of the sample holder.

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. 9,945,935

DIGITAL FREQUENCY MODULATED CONTINUOUS WAVE RADAR USING HANDCRAFTED CONSTANT ENVELOPE MODULATION

Uhnder, Inc., Austin, TX...

1. A radar system for a vehicle, the radar system comprising:at least one transmitter configured for installation and use on a vehicle;
wherein each of the at least one transmitter comprises:
a frequency generator configured to generate a radio signal with a desired center frequency;
a code generator configured to generate a sequence of chips at a selected chiprate, wherein a modulation interval between successive chips is a reciprocal of the chiprate, and wherein the generated sequence of chips is a selected sequence of chips selected from a plurality of chip sequences;
a modulator configured to frequency modulate the radio signal using shaped frequency pulses, wherein the shaped frequency pulses correspond to a first signal, the frequency of which deviates from the desired center frequency during each of the modulation intervals according to a selected pulse shape, wherein the selected pulse shape is determined by the selected sequence of chips generated by the code generator, and wherein the selected sequence of chips is selected to realize the selected pulse shape;
a constant-envelope power amplifier configured to amplify the frequency modulated radio signal at a desired transmit power level; and
an antenna for transmitting an amplified and frequency modulated radio signal; and
at least one receiver configured for installation and use on the vehicle, and configured to receive a radio signal that is the transmitted amplified and frequency modulated radio signal reflected from objects in the environment.

US Pat. No. 9,945,918

RAPID CYCLE DYNAMIC NUCLEAR POLARIZATION MAGNETIC RESONANCE APPARATUS

Stichting Katholieke Univ...

1. A rapid cycle dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) NMR apparatus comprising:a cooling unit, configured to cool a sample in a flow-through capillary;
a DNP polarization unit configured to polarize the sample in the capillary;
a stripline-based NMR detector comprising a stripline for NMR analysis of the sample in the capillary;
a transport unit configured to guide the capillary from the DNP polarization unit to the stripline of stripline-based NMR detector; and
a heating unit configured to heat the sample in the capillary before analysis of the sample by the stripline-based NMR detector.

US Pat. No. 9,945,906

TEST DEVICE AND METHOD

VIAVI SOLUTIONS DEUSTSCHL...

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

US Pat. No. 9,945,877

IMMUNOASSAY FOR PHENETHYLAMINES OF THE 2C AND DO SUB-FAMILIES

Randox Laboratories Limit...

1. A polyclonal antibody which specifically binds to 1-(4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)propan-2-amine (DOB), 1-(2,5-dimethoxy-4-methylphenyl)propan-2 -amine (DOM), and 1-(2,5-dimethoxy-4-nitrophenyl)propan-2-amine (DON), wherein the polyclonal antibody shows a cross-reactivity of less than 1.0% for each of dimethylamylamine, methamphetamine, amphetamine, (+)-phenethylamine, 1-(4 -bromo-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)ethan-2-amine (2C-B), 1-(2,5-di methoxy-4-propylphenyl)ethan-2-amine (2C-P), 1-(2,5-di methoxy-4-ethylphenyl)ethan-2-amine (2C-E), 1-(2,5-dimethoxy-4-ethylthiophenyl)ethan-2-amine (2C-T2), 1-(4-chloro-2,5 -dimethoxyphenyl)ethan-2-amine (2C-C), 1-(2,5-dimethoxy-4-propylthiophenyl)ethan-2 -amine (2C-T-7), 1-(2,5-dimethoxy4-methylphenyl)ethan-2-amine (2C-D), and 1-(4-cyano-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)ethan-2-amine (2C-CN), when compared to 100% cross-reactivity for DOB, wherein said cross reactivity is measured in the presence of a conjugate of structure:

US Pat. No. 9,945,866

PROTEIN STANDARD

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc...

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

US Pat. No. 9,945,806

ELECTROCHEMICAL GAS SENSORS WITH IONIC LIQUID ELECTROLYTE SYSTEMS

MSA EUROPE GMBH, Jona (C...

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

US Pat. No. 9,945,782

OPTICAL SENSING MODULE

Personal Genomics, Inc., ...

1. An optical sensing module, configured to detect a characteristic of a sample, the optical sensing module comprising:at least one light source, configured to provide an exciting beam;
a waveguide, having an upper surface;
a first cladding layer, disposed at the upper surface of the waveguide, a plurality of wells are formed in the first cladding layer, wherein the sample is placed in at least one of the wells;
at least one refractive layer;
at least one filter layer; and
a plurality of sensors, disposed under the wells, wherein the filter layer and the refractive layer are located between the waveguide and the sensors,
wherein after the exciting beam enters the waveguide, at least one portion of the exciting beam is transmitted to the sample through the wells, the sample is excited by the exciting beam to emit a signal beam, and the signal beam passes through the refractive layer and the filter layer in an order and travels to at least one of the sensors.

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. 9,945,729

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCED BOLOMETER RESPONSE

FLIR SYSTEMS, INC., Wils...

1. A microbolometer, comprising:a bridge, comprising:
a temperature sensitive resistive layer;
one or more first absorbing dielectric layers above the temperature sensitive resistive layer;
one or more second absorbing dielectric layers below the temperature sensitive resistive layer;
one or more metal layers electrically isolated from the temperature sensitive resistive layer and above the one or more first absorber dielectric layers and/or below the one or more second absorber dielectric layers; and
a dielectric layer disposed on each of the one or more metal layers, wherein each of the metal layers is between the dielectric layer and one of the first absorbing dielectric layers or one of the second absorbing dielectric layers.

US Pat. No. 9,945,697

MEASUREMENT SCALE WITH PERIODIC NANOSTRUCTURE

RENISHAW PLC, Wotton-und...

1. A measurement scale device comprising:at least one scale marking, wherein:
the or each scale marking comprises at least one periodic nanostructure that (i) represents scale device information and (ii) comprises a Laser Induced Periodic Surface Structure (LIPSS), and
the measurement scale device is for determining relative position of two objects.

US Pat. No. 9,945,642

BLAST AND FRAGMENT RESISTANT WALL SECTIONS USED INSIDE STRUCTURES LIKE SHIPS

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE V...

1. A protective wall for use in a structure such as a ship, the protective wall comprising:a first metal layer extending in a first plane between a first end and a second end;
a second metal layer extending between a first end and a second end in a second plane that is parallel to said first plane;
an armor steel plate, the armor steel plate being located between the first and second metal layers, the first and second metal layers having a higher ductility than the armor steel plate, the armor steel plate being mounted in a way that allows the first and second metal layers to stretch relative to said armor steel plate at least in response to forces resulting from a pressure surge from an explosion;
a first layer and a second layer of elastomeric material between the armor steel plate and the first and second metal layers, respectively; and
a connection piece, wherein the first end of the first metal layer is directly connected to the connection piece, the first end of the second metal layer is directly connected to the connection piece and the armor steel plate does not contact the connection piece.

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. 9,945,570

UNIT AND METHOD FOR COOLING, AND APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TREATING SUBSTRATE

PSK Inc., Gyeonggi-do (K...

1. A substrate treating apparatus comprising:an equipment front end module;
a loadlock chamber;
a transfer chamber; and
a plurality of process chambers,
wherein the loadlock chamber comprises a cooling unit for cooling a substrate treated in the process chambers, and
the cooling unit comprises,
a cooling chamber having an inner space, the cooling chamber having a gas inflow hole in one surface thereof, wherein support pins on which the substrate is placed are disposed around a circumference of a gas injection hole;
a cooling gas injection part supplying a cooling gas toward the gas inflow hole; and
a gas exhaust part exhausting the cooling gas supplied into the cooling chamber and fumes generated from the substrate to the outside of the cooling chamber,
wherein the gas exhaust part is located at an opposite side of the cooling unit from the cooling gas injection part with respect to the substrate, and
wherein the inner space of the cooling chamber is above the substrate placed on the support pins;
wherein the gas injection part includes:
a gas injection block in which injection holes for injecting the cooling gas toward the gas inflow hole are defined, and a diffusion space communicating with the injection holes is defined therein, the gas injection block having a radius greater than a radius of the substrate; and
a gas supply line connected to the gas injection block to supply the cooling gas into the diffusion space;
wherein air curtain holes are defined along an edge area of the gas injection block with the injection holes therein, and
air inflow holes are vertically defined in the same line as the air curtain holes in one surface of the cooling chamber facing the edge area of the gas injection block.

US Pat. No. 9,945,552

FLASHLIGHT WITH BOTTLE OPENER

Spectrum Brands, Inc., M...

1. A flashlight comprising:a body having a first end with a circular shape, a second end opposite the first end, and a center section spaced between the first end and the second end;
a primary light source located at the first end;
a bottle opener located at the second end;
wherein the bottle opener has a front surface, a top surface, a rear surface and side surfaces, and an opening extending through the front surface and rear surface, wherein the opening is centered along a longitudinal centerline of the body;
wherein the bottle opener has a tooth that includes a rear surface that is spaced away and offset a fixed distance from the front surface of the bottle opener, and wherein the rear surface of the tooth faces the front surface of the bottle opener and is positioned at an angle to the front surface of the bottle opener.

US Pat. No. 9,945,534

BIDIRECTIONAL LIGHT EMITTING DIODE LIGHT SHEET

Quarkstar LLC, Las Vegas...

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

US Pat. No. 9,945,406

FASTENER FOR A VEHICLE LAMP ASSEMBLY

Burton Technologies, LLC,...

1. A fastener for a vehicle lamp assembly, the fastener comprising:a stud adapted for attachment to the vehicle lamp assembly;
at least two positioning grooves disposed on the stud;
a grommet having a body and configured to accept the stud;
at least one seal positioned over the grommet and in contact with the stud;
at least one retaining finger disposed on the grommet and
at least one positioning finger disposed on the grommet, wherein the at least one positioning finger is configured to interact with at least one of the least two positioning grooves on the stud as the stud moves relative to the grommet, and wherein the stud includes a first retaining groove configured to interact with the at least one retaining finger on the grommet.

US Pat. No. 9,945,092

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UTILITY MAINTENANCE

ULC Robotics, Inc., Haup...

1. A system for utility maintenance, comprising:a vehicle having at least one front wheel and at least one rear wheel, an at least partially enclosed interior space and a selectively openable floor portion disposed at least partially between the at least one front wheel and the at least one rear wheel, and movable between a closed position and an open position whereby a hatch having a hatch perimeter is defined and provides access to ground below the vehicle through a floor in the vehicle;
a barrier selectively positionable proximate to at least a portion of the hatch perimeter; and
a tool at least partially disposed in the interior space of the vehicle and configured for deployment through the hatch and operable within the barrier to penetrate the ground below the vehicle such that a buried utility structure is accessible through the hatch.

US Pat. No. 9,944,924

POLYNUCLEOTIDE MODIFICATION ON SOLID SUPPORT

ILLUMINA, INC., San Dieg...

1. A method of performing size selection of a template library comprising:a. contacting a plurality of template polynucleotides with immobilized capture primers under conditions sufficient for hybridization to produce a plurality of hybridized template polynucleotides, wherein the plurality of template polynucleotides comprises template polynucleotides having different sizes;
b. extending immobilized capture primers that are hybridized to a template polynucleotide to produce double-stranded immobilized templates; and
c. subjecting the double-stranded immobilized templates to selectively denaturing conditions, whereby a first subset of the immobilized double-stranded templates is selectively denatured to become single-stranded, and a second subset of the immobilized double-stranded templates is not denatured, thereby providing a first subset of single-stranded, extended immobilized capture primers and the second subset of immobilized double-stranded templates.

US Pat. No. 9,944,657

LUMINESCENT LANTHANIDE CHELATES HAVING THREE CHROMOPHORES AN THEIR USE

Radiometer Turku Oy, Tur...

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

US Pat. No. 9,944,601

(HETERO)ARYL CYCLOPROPYLAMINE COMPOUNDS AS LSD1 INHIBITORS

ORYZON GENOMICS, S.A., C...

1. A method of treating cancer, the method comprising administering, to a subject in need of such treatment, a compound of Formula I
wherein:
A is aryl or heteroaryl, wherein said aryl or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more R1;
B is H, R1 or -L1-E;
E is aryl or heteroaryl, wherein said aryl or said heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more R2;
L1 is a bond, —O—, —NH—, —N(C1-4 alkyl)-, C1-4 alkylene or heteroC1-4alkylene;
L2 is a bond and D is a 7- to 15-membered saturated polycyclic ring system selected from a group of formula (a), (b), (c) and (d)

wherein D is optionally substituted with one or more R3;
each R1 is independently selected from C1-8 alkyl, C2-8 alkenyl, C2-8 alkynyl, amino, hydroxyl, nitro, halo, haloC1-8 alkyl, haloC1-8alkoxy, cyano, sulfinyl, sulfonyl, sulfonamide, C1-8 alkoxy, carboxyl, O-carboxy, C-carboxy, carbamate and urea;
each R2 is independently selected from C1-8 alkyl, C2-8 alkenyl, C2-8 alkynyl, cyclyl, amino, amido, hydroxyl, nitro, halo, haloC1-8 alkyl, haloC1-8 alkoxy, cyano, sulfinyl, sulfonyl, sulfonamide, C1-8 alkoxy, acyl, carboxyl, O-carboxy, C-carboxy, carbamate and urea;
each R3 is independently selected from C1-8 alkyl, C2-8 alkenyl, C2-8 alkynyl, cyclyl, amino, amido, hydroxyl, nitro, halo, haloC1-8 alkyl, haloC1-8 alkoxy, cyano, sulfinyl, sulfonyl, sulfonamide, C1-8 alkoxy, acyl, carboxyl, O-carboxy, C-carboxy, carbamate and urea; and
each Rw, Rx, Ry and Rz is independently selected from hydrogen, halo and C1-4 alkyl;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,944,500

MATERIAL LIFTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Columbus McKinnon Corpora...

1. A material handling system comprising:a material lifting device;
said material lifting device having a sensor for sensing an operational parameter associated with said material lifting device;
a load attachment device configured and arranged to attach a load to said material lifting device;
said load attachment device having a data tag containing data regarding one or more parameters associated with said load attachment device;
a material handling control device configured and arranged to control operation of said material lifting device and to transmit a user id corresponding to the operator of the material handling control device;
a reader configured and arranged to read said data tag and to write parameter data to said data tag, the parameter data comprising at least one of a variable which is a function of the operation time of the load attachment device since its last maintenance, a record of any emergency or warning conditions during operation, and a record of the user id operating the system;
a processing unit communicating with said reader and said sensor;
said processing unit configured and arranged to receive data from said reader and said sensor; and
wherein said processing unit is programmed to provide a warning output in real time as a function of said received data crossing a preset threshold value and to communicate said warning output to said material handling control device.

US Pat. No. 9,944,486

SHEET MATERIAL TAKE-IN APPARATUS, SHEET MATERIAL CONVEYING APPARATUS, IMAGE READING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Denshi Kabushiki Ka...

1. A sheet material take-in apparatus comprising;an apparatus body having a loading platform on which a sheet bundle is loaded;
a take-in unit configured to take in a sheet material of the sheet bundle to an interior of the apparatus body;
a detecting unit configured to detect movement of the take-in unit in a direction away from the loading platform; and
a control unit configured to control an operation of the take-in unit,
wherein in response to the detecting unit detecting the movement of the take-in unit in the direction away from the loading platform during a sheet take-in operation taking in a sheet material to the interior of the apparatus, the control unit stops the sheet take-in operation by the take-in unit.

US Pat. No. 9,944,431

VENTILATED CONTAINER APPARATUS

Mastronardi Produce Ltd.,...

1. A container apparatus comprising:a containment member having a bottom, a sidewall, and at least one aperture formed in at least one of the bottom and the sidewall, the bottom and the sidewall being integrally connected to form an internal cavity, the sidewall having an edge opposite the bottom;
at least one ventilation aperture formed in the edge of the sidewall;
a film connected to the edge such that the internal cavity is open to an atmosphere via the at least one ventilation aperture;
a second containment member hingedly connected to the containment member, the second containment member having a bottom and a sidewall, the bottom and the sidewall being integrally connected to form an internal cavity of the second containment member, the sidewall having an edge opposite the bottom;
at least one second ventilation aperture formed in the edge of the sidewall of the second containment member; and
a second film connected to the edge of the second containment member such that the internal cavity of the second containment member is open to the atmosphere via the at least one second ventilation aperture.

US Pat. No. 9,944,407

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AVOIDING A COLLISION BETWEEN AN AIRCRAFT AND AN OBSTACLE USING A THREE DIMENSIONAL VISUAL INDICATION OF AN AIRCRAFT WINGTIP PATH

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp...

1. A method for avoiding a collision between an aircraft on a ground surface and an obstacle, the aircraft having winglets positioned at the wingtips, the method comprising:receiving, at the processor onboard an aircraft, a video image from a camera positioned in one of the winglets, the video image representing a field of view through which the wingtip of the aircraft will pass along a present heading of the aircraft;
determining, by the processor, a predicted three-dimensional area representing the height of the winglet and the angle of the winglet from the wingtip within the field of view through which the winglet of the aircraft will pass along the present heading of the aircraft; and
displaying the video image on a display together with an overlay representing the predicted three-dimensional area in the field of view;
wherein the overlay provides information to assist in preventing the winglet of the aircraft from colliding with obstacles in the field of view.

US Pat. No. 9,944,406

SAFETY DEVICE FOR AN EXTENSION SOCKET

Airbus Operations SAS, (...

1. A socket system for the protection against lightening of an aircraft powered with electricity by a generator set and a power supply cable comprising several electrical conductors and at the end of which is set an end connector having an electrical contact for each electrical conductor, the aircraft having a connection terminal having, for each electrical conductor, an electrical contact downstream of which is connected a conductor embedded in the aircraft and to which is connected at least one electrical component of the aircraft, the socket system comprising:an extension socket connected between the end connector and the connection terminal and comprising:
a first connector connected to the end connector and having, for each electrical conductor of the end connector, an electrical contact configured to be electrically connected to said each electrical conductor of the end connector;
a second connector having, for each electrical contact of the first connector, an electrical contact which is electrically connected to said electrical contact of the first connector and connected to an electrical contact of the connection terminal;
a third connector having, for each electrical contact of the first connector, a female electrical contact electrically connected to said electrical contact of the first connector; and
a safety device configured to be electrically coupled to the third connector and comprising:
a housing made of electrically insulating material;
for each female electrical contact of the third connector, a male electrical contact projecting from the housing and configured to be inserted in said female electrical contact of the third connector;
clipping means configured to clip an electrical signal; and
a printed circuit seated inside the housing and having conductive tracks connecting the male electrical contacts and the clipping means.

US Pat. No. 9,944,305

REMOVABLE SEAT ATTACHMENT FOR A STROLLER

BABY JOGGER, LLC, Richmo...

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

US Pat. No. 9,944,216

AUTOMATED SOFT TONNEAU COVER

BOS AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS, ...

1. A retractable cover system comprising:a frame that provides an opening and includes laterally spaced apart guide rails;
a drive system;
a flexible cover has laterally opposing edge portions with intermittent retainers received in the guide rails, the retainers configured to slide relative to the guide rails between first and second positions within the opening in response to actuation of the drive system; and
multiple spaced apart bows extending laterally between guide rails, the bows provide a laterally and outwardly extending arc that maintains tension on the flexible cover laterally between the retainers, wherein each edge portion includes longitudinally spaced perforations with one of the retainers extending therethrough, each retainer includes first and second retainer portions secured to one another and respectively arranged on first and second sides of the flexible cover.

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. 9,944,171

CAPLESS AUTOMOTIVE FUELING SYSTEM WITH MISS-FUEL INHIBITOR

Martinrea Industries, Inc...

1. A fuel inlet assembly comprising:an elongated tubular and cylindrical housing open at each end, said housing defining a fluid port between said ends of said housing,
a flapper valve associated with said fluid port, said flapper valve being movable between an open and a closed position and resiliently urged towards its closed positions,
at least two annularly spaced rigid latches pivotally mounted to said housing adjacent said fluid port and pivotal about an axis perpendicular to an axis of said housing between a latch position and a release position,
said latches engaging said flapper valve when at least one of said latches is in said latch position to thereby prevent said flapper valve moving to said open position,
a flexible bump attached to each latch so that each bump pivots with its associated latch and each said bump protruding radially inwardly from its associated latch,
each bump having a cam surface which, when engaged by a fuel nozzle, pivots said bump and its associated latch to said release position,
wherein said each bump is collapsible in a radially outward direction toward its associated latch when said latch is in said release position to enable the fuel nozzle to pass said bumps and engage said flapper valve,
wherein only a fuel nozzle within a predetermined size range will engage said cam surfaces of said bumps and pivot said latches to said release position and also allow the fuel nozzle to pass said bumps and extend through said fluid port,
wherein an upper end of each said bump is secured to its associated latch and wherein a lower end of each bump abuts against its associated latch.

US Pat. No. 9,944,126

FUEL EFFICIENCY SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

PACCAR Inc, Bellevue, WA...

1. A system for improving the fuel efficiency of a vehicle, comprising:at least one wheel comprised of a tire mounted to a rim and forming an inner cavity, the tire having sidewalls that extend outwardly from the rim to shoulders that are interconnected via a tread at a crown area of the tire;
a linear actuator including a bellows, wherein the bellows includes reinforcement means for causing the bellows to extend primarily in the lengthwise direction, the linear actuator positioned within the inner cavity of the tire and configured to apply opposite forces against the tire and the rim as the linear actuator actuates from a tire normal state to a tire extended state, wherein the linear actuator contacts both the rim at one end and the tire at the other end as the linear actuator extends from the tire normal state to the tire extended state;
a power storage source configured to store power, the power storage source selectively connected to the linear actuator, wherein the power storage source includes a compressed gas tank; and
a controller configured to selectively supply power from the power storage source to the linear actuator in order to extend the linear so as to lengthen the side walls of the tire from the tire normal state, in which a section of the tread forms a ground contact patch, to the tire extended state, in which a subsection of the section of the tread forms a system activated contact patch, in order to reduce the amount of tread that contacts the ground.

US Pat. No. 9,944,123

AXLE HOUSING ASSEMBLY FOR VEHICLE AND VEHICLE

BYD COMPANY LIMITED, She...

1. An axle housing assembly for a vehicle, comprising:a first axle housing;
a second axle housing spaced apart from the first axle housing in a front-rear direction;
an upper connector defining a front end connected to the first axle housing and a rear end connected to the second axle housing;
a lower connector disposed below the upper connector and defining a front end connected the first axle housing and a rear end connected to the second axle housing; and
a mounting base connected between the upper connector and the first axle housing,
wherein the mounting base comprises a lower part connected to a central area of an upper surface of the first axle housing, and an upper part connected to the front end of the upper connector, wherein the rear end of the upper connector is connected to a central area of an upper surface of the second axle housing.

US Pat. No. 9,944,062

COMPOSITE AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING TOOLING AND METHODS USING ARTICULATING MANDRELS

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp...

1. A method of manufacturing a composite stringer of an aircraft, the method comprising:laying skin plies on a layup tool that includes a contoured surface having a first portion with a first surface complexity and a second portion with a second surface complexity;
placing an articulating stringer mandrel on the skin plies, wherein placing the articulating stringer mandrel further includes:
positioning a first rigid mandrel element on the skin plies so that a first bottom surface of the first rigid mandrel element opposes the first portion, wherein the first rigid mandrel element defines a first aperture and a first stringer surface to which the composite stringer conforms, the first rigid mandrel element having a first length along a longitudinal direction of the composite stringer; and
positioning a second rigid mandrel element on the skin plies adjacent to the first rigid mandrel element so that a second bottom surface of the second rigid mandrel element opposes the second portion, the second rigid mandrel element defining a second aperture and a second stringer surface to which the composite stringer conforms, the second rigid mandrel element having a second length along the longitudinal direction,
wherein the positioning the first rigid mandrel element is based at least in part on the first length and the first surface complexity and positioning the second rigid mandrel element is based at least in part on the second length and the second surface complexity so that a gap between the first rigid mandrel element and the second rigid mandrel element does not exceed a predetermined gap threshold; and
tightening a cable that extends through the first aperture and the second aperture;
laying stringer plies overtop the articulating stringer mandrel; and
curing the skin plies and the stringer plies.

US Pat. No. 9,943,862

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

ALFA LAVAL CORPORATE AB, ...

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

US Pat. No. 9,943,796

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. 9,943,789

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. 9,943,630

IMPELLER FOR AXIAL FLOW PUMP

HeartWare, Inc., Mounds ...

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

US Pat. No. 9,943,541

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING WATER

Imerys USA, Inc., Roswel...

1. A method of treating water to reduce or prevent bacterial infection in a fish, the method comprising:administering a particulate kaolin clay to the water in a dosage sufficient to reduce the presence of at least one undesirable bacterial species present in the water;
wherein the particulate kaolin clay comprises:
(a) a BET surface area ranging from about 25 m2/g to about 40 m2/g;
(b) a particle size distribution such that at least about 80% by weight of the particles of kaolin clay have an equivalent spherical diameter of less than 2 microns as measured by Sedigraph; and
(c) a particle size distribution such that at least about 50% by weight of the particles of kaolin clay have an equivalent spherical diameter of less than 0.25 microns as measured by Sedigraph; and
contacting a fish with the water,
wherein the particulate kaolin clay is administered to the water at a dosage ranging from about 0.01 g/L to about 3 g/L,
wherein the shape factor of the kaolin clay multiplied by the percentage by weight of the particles of kaolin clay having an equivalent spherical diameter of less than 0.25 microns as measured by Sedigraph has a valve of at least about 1000, and
wherein the specific surface area of the kaolin clay multiplied by the percentage by weight of the particles of kaolin clay having an equivalent spherical diameter of less than 0.25 microns as measured by Sedigraph has a value of at least about 600.

US Pat. No. 9,943,504

ARGININE METHYLTRANSFERASE INHIBITORS AND USES THEREOF

Epizyme, Inc., Cambridge...

1. A method of ameliorating a disorder selected from the group consisting of breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, bladder cancer, lymphoma, leukemia, diabetes mellitus, kidney failure, coronary heart disease, oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of Formula (I):or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,wherein:X is NR2 and Y is N; or
X is N and Y is NR2;
each instance of R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, —N3, —CN, —NO2, —OH, optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl, and —ORA, wherein at least one instance of R1 is —ORA;
m is 1 or 2;
R2 is hydrogen, optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl, optionally substituted C3-7 cycloalkyl, or optionally substituted 4- to 7-membered heterocyclyl;
R3 is hydrogen, C1-4 alkyl, or C3-4 carbocyclyl;
Rx is optionally substituted C1-4 alkyl or optionally substituted C3-4 carbocyclyl;
each instance of RA is independently selected from the group consisting of optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl, optionally substituted C3-6 carbocyclyl, optionally substituted phenyl, optionally substituted 5- to 6-membered heterocyclyl, optionally substituted 5- to 6-membered heteroaryl, and optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl-Cy;
each instance of Cy is independently optionally substituted C3-6 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted 5- to 6-membered heterocyclyl, optionally substituted phenyl, or optionally substituted 5- to 6-membered heteroaryl; and
each instance of substituted independently refers to substitution with 1, 2, or 3 groups independently selected from the group consisting of —N3, halogen, —NO2, —CN, C1-4 alkyl, and —ORaa, wherein each instance of Raa is independently C1-4 alkyl.

US Pat. No. 9,943,396

EMBOLIC PROTECTION DURING PERCUTANEOUS HEART VALVE REPLACEMENT AND SIMILAR PROCEDURES

Lumen Biomedical, Inc., ...

1. A filtration system for capture emboli in a blood vessel comprisinga tubular element,
a first sealing member and a second sealing member spaced apart and attached to the exterior of a distal section of the tubular element, with the first sealing member distal to the second sealing member,
a central port in the tubular element between the first sealing member and the second sealing member providing opening into a lumen extending past respectively the first sealing member and the second sealing member, and
two or more filtration elements associated with the lumen at the distal section of the tubular element,
wherein the first sealing member and the second sealing member each having an extending outward deployed configuration and a delivery configuration, and
wherein the filtration elements are configured such that fluid flows through the central port into the lumen, by passes respectively the first sealing member and the second sealing member and exits the tubular element through the two or more filtration elements.

US Pat. No. 9,943,325

HANDPIECE AND BLADE CONFIGURATIONS FOR ULTRASONIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENT

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. An apparatus for operating on tissue, the apparatus comprising:(a) a handle assembly having a body;
(b) a shaft assembly extending distally from the handle assembly, wherein the shaft assembly defines a longitudinal axis;
(c) an end effector comprising a pivotable clamp arm and an active element; and
(d) a trigger having a first trigger portion projecting from the body and a second trigger portion projecting within the body, wherein the trigger is pivotably coupled with the body such that the trigger is pivotable relative to the body about at least one trigger axis, wherein the at least one trigger axis is fixed relative to the body of the handle assembly, wherein the first trigger portion is configured to move pivotably toward and away from the handle assembly, wherein the first and second trigger portions are pivotable about the at least one trigger axis to cause pivotal movement of the clamp arm relative to the active element, and wherein the second trigger portion comprises at least one compliant feature positioned between the at least one trigger axis and the first trigger portion, wherein the at least one compliant feature is configured to deform about the at least one trigger axis upon experiencing a predetermined amount of force such that at least a portion of the compliant feature is in tension, wherein the at least one compliant feature is configured to restrict transfer of force from the trigger to the clamp arm,
wherein the at least one compliant feature is configured to transition between a substantially straight configuration and a bent configuration, wherein the at least one compliant feature in the substantially straight configuration extends along a linear axis that radially extends from the at least one trigger axis, wherein the at least one compliant feature in the bent configuration is bent about the at least one trigger axis and deforms away from the linear axis, and wherein the at least one compliant feature is configured to maintain the straight configuration until experiencing the predetermined amount of force.

US Pat. No. 9,943,251

STRETCH SENSOR DEVICE

1. A method for determining stretch values of a body part, wherein the body part includes first and second points that move relative to each other when the body part moves, the method comprising:connecting a stretch sensor to the body part near both the first and second points such that movement of the first point relative to the second point changes the elongation of the stretch sensor, wherein the stretch sensor is a capacitive or resistive sensor, which changes its capacitance or resistance as a function of elongation;
while moving the body part, at a processor associated with the stretch sensor, obtaining stretch data from the stretch sensor;
processing, by the processor, the stretch data obtained from the stretch sensor with a sensor device to determine a stretch value of the body part, wherein the processor is configured to perform the method by:
analysing the stretch data as cyclic stretch data while the body part is in motion;
analysing the stretch data to identify portions of the cyclic stretch data which correspond to motions of the body part, wherein the portions of the stretch data are identified so that the portions contain first and second stretch data points associated with respective first and second motion-phases of the body part;
analysing the cyclic stretch data to identify first and second stretch values by determining minimum and maximum sensor values;
further analysing the cyclic stretch data confirming that the portions contain an entire period of a cyclic harmonic signal containing first and second stretch data points associated with the respective first and second motion-phases of the body part and distinguishing values related to other motion phases including excluding sensor values that occur in a third motion-phase from being identified as the minimum sensor value;
analysing the identified portions of cyclic stretch data to determine first and second sensor values of the respective first and second stretch data points;
calculating stretch values by determining at least the difference between the first and second sensor values associated respectively with the first and second motion-phases; and
transmitting the calculated stretch values to a receiver associated with the processor.

US Pat. No. 9,943,149

CARRYING CASES

Pelican Products, Inc., ...

1. A method of manufacturing a carrying case, the method comprising:providing a first compartment made of a rigid material, the first compartment defining an interior volume, the first compartment comprising a first shell member and a second shell member; and
providing a second compartment coupled to the first compartment, the second compartment made of a flexible material, the second compartment defining an interior volume that is separate from the interior volume of the first compartment, the second compartment comprising a soft front shell attached to the second shell member;
providing a soft rear shell attached to the first shell member, the soft rear shell forming a recess;
providing a carrying member;
arranging the first compartment between the soft front shell and the soft rear shell,
wherein the recess is configured to receive at least a portion of the first compartment, and the soft rear shell comprises at least one support strap, at least a portion of each of the at least one support strap is arranged within the recess, the at least one support strap is configured to couple the soft rear shell to the first shell member, the at least one support strap couples to a frame between the soft rear shell and the first shell member.
US Pat. No. 9,944,581

PROCESSES FOR CONVERTING BIOMASS-DERIVED FEEDSTOCKS TO CHEMICALS AND LIQUID FUELS

Virent, Inc., Madison, W...

1. A method for producing renewable hydrocarbons from a biomass-derived feedstock, the method comprising:(a) providing an aqueous feedstock, the aqueous feedstock comprising:
(i) water;
(ii) greater than 20 wt % of a plurality of first oxygenated hydrocarbons, the first oxygenated hydrocarbons comprising sugar alcohols and one or more compounds selected from the group consisting of monosaccharides, disaccharides, trisaccharides, oligosaccharides, and combinations thereof;
(iii) between 1 wt % and 40 wt % of a plurality of second oxygenated hydrocarbons, the second oxygenated hydrocarbon comprising sugar degradation products; and
(iv) ash, wherein the ash comprises less than 75 ppm sulfur and less than 30 ppm phosphorous; and
(b) reacting at a temperature of less than 300° C. in a condensed liquid phase reaction or at a temperature of less than 600° C. in a vapor phase reaction a portion of the aqueous feedstock with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst selected from the group consisting of (i) a first deoxygenation catalyst comprising palladium, molybdenum, and tin on a zirconia support, and (ii) a second catalyst comprising platinum and rhenium on a zirconia support, to produce a reaction product comprising one or more oxygenated compounds selected from the group consisting of an alcohol, a ketone, a cyclic ether, a carboxylic acid, an aldehyde, a diol, and a polyol; and
(c) reacting a portion of the reaction product with a condensation catalyst at a condensation temperature and a condensation pressure to produce C4+ compounds selected from the group consisting of a C4+ alcohol, a C4+ ketone, a C4+ alkane, a C4+ alkene, a C5+ cycloalkane, a C5+ cycloalkene, an aryl, and a fused aryl.
US Pat. No. 9,944,839

REFRIGERANT COMPOSITIONS

TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.,...

1. A refrigerant composition, comprising:a first component; and
a second component,
the first component is a refrigerant blend of two refrigerants that, when first combined, is an azeotropic blend, to which the second component is added, the second component being a single refrigerant, the first composition including R1336mzz(Z) in a binary blend with R1130(E), the second composition is R1233zd(E), and wherein the respective weight percent of R1336mzz(Z)/R1130(E)/R1233zd(E) ranges from 67.5 wt %/22.5 wt %/10 wt % to 61.5 wt %/20.5 wt %/18 wt % by weight of the refrigerant composition.
US Pat. No. 9,947,937

CATALYST CARRIER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

SHOWA DENKO K.K., Tokyo ...

1. A catalyst carrier comprising:a carbon material having a chain structure including a chain of carbon particles; and
an alumina-carbon composite particle in which a carbon particle encloses an alumina particle, the alumina-carbon composite particle being contained in the carbon material, the catalyst carrier having a BET specific surface area of 450 to 1100 m2/g.
US Pat. No. 9,943,586

TRUNCATED L1 PROTEIN OF HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS TYPE 11

XIAMEN UNIVERSITY, Xiame...

1. A N-terminally truncated HPV11 L1 protein consisting of SEQ ID NO.: 1.
US Pat. No. 9,943,595

MESSENGER RNA THERAPY FOR TREATMENT OF ARTICULAR DISEASE

TRANSLATE BIO, INC., Cam...

1. A method of intra-articular delivery of messenger RNA (mRNA), comprisingadministering into a joint of a subject a composition comprising one or more mRNAs encoding one or more polypeptides, wherein the one or more mRNAs are unmodified, and wherein the one or more mRNAs are encapsulated within one or more liposomes, such that the administering of the composition results in expression of the one or more polypeptides encoded by the one or more mRNAs in the joint.
US Pat. No. 9,944,900

PULSATILE PERFUSION EXTRACTION METHOD FOR NON-EMBRYONIC PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS

Hemacell Perfusion, Silv...

1. A method for extracting stem cells from a human non-embryonic stem cell source, comprising:providing an isolated human non-embryonic stem cell source comprising stem cells;
perfusing the human non-embryonic stem cell source with a rhythmic, intermittent flow of a perfusion solution through the stem cell source in a manner whereby said flow is pulsed to simulate an in vivo human pulse rate to produce a perfusate comprising stem cells and a perfused non-embryonic stem cell source; and
isolating the stem cells from the perfusate to produce isolated stem cells.
US Pat. No. 9,944,915

CELLULASE HAVING IMPROVED THERMOSTABILITY

DONGGUAN APAC BIOTECHNOLO...

1. A cellulase comprising a modified amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, wherein the modification is adding a cysteine in N terminal and adding a glycine and a cysteine or adding a proline and a cysteine in C terminal.
US Pat. No. 9,947,484

ELECTROLYTE SOLUTION AND ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE

DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., ...

1. An electrolyte solution comprisinga mononitrile compound (I),
at least one compound (II) selected from the group consisting of dinitrile compounds and trinitrile compounds, and
a quaternary ammonium salt (III),
the amount of the compound (II) being 0.05 to 5% by mass in the electrolyte solution,
wherein the dinitrile compound is a compound represented by the following formula (II-a):
NC—R2—CN  (II-a)wherein R2 represents a C1-C8 alkylene group which may have a fluorine atom,wherein the mononitrile compound (I) is at least one selected from the group consisting of acetonitrile and propionitrile.
US Pat. No. 9,944,955

PHOTOSYNTHETIC PRODUCTION OF 3-HYDROXYBUTYRATE FROM CARBON DIOXIDE

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 cyanobacterium genetically engineered to overexpress phaA2 and one or more of the genes phaB2, phaA, phaB, thil, hbd, and tesB, and wherein the genes phaC and phaE have been inactivated or deleted.
US Pat. No. 9,944,707

ANTIBODIES THAT BIND EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR (EGFR)

SORRENTO THERAPEUTICS, IN...

1. An antibody that binds to Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR), the antibody comprising:(a) a heavy chain variable domain comprising CDR1, CDR2 and CDR3 region amino acid sequences set forth in SEQ ID NO. 5 21, 61, 63, 65, 67, 69, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, 83, 85, 87, 89, 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 101, 103, 105, 107, 109, 111, 113, 115, 117, 119, 121, 123, 125, or 127; and
(b) a light chain variable domain comprising CDR1, CDR2 and CDR3 region amino acid sequences set forth in SEQ ID NO. 6, 22, 62, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, 74, 76, 78, 80, 82, 84, 86, 88, 90, 92, 94, 96, 98, 100, 102, 104, 106, 108, 110, 112, 114, 116, 118, 120, 122, 124, 126, or 128.
US Pat. No. 9,944,753

CONTINUOUS POLYAMIDATION PROCESS—I

INVISTA NORTH AMERICA S.A...

1. A continuous process for the manufacture of a polyamide, the process comprising the steps of:(i) flowing a stream A comprising a molten dicarboxylic acid, or a molten dicarboxylic acid-rich mixture comprising a dicarboxylic acid and a diamine, through a first stage and at least one more reaction stage of a vertical multistage reactor, wherein the first stage is at the top of the reactor;
(ii) counter-currently flowing a stream B comprising a diamine as a vapour or a diamine-rich liquid through at least one of the stages below the first reaction stage of said vertical multistage reactor;
(iii) accumulating a liquid phase material P comprising polyamide at and/or below the final stage of said reactor;
wherein said reactor is equipped with internal features suitable for effecting contact between counter-currently flowing streams A and B; and
wherein a gaseous stream C consists or consists essentially of steam, is injected into the reactor at or below the final stage of the reactor to sparge said liquid phase material P to attain agitation thereof.
US Pat. No. 9,943,482

MILK-DERIVED MICROVESICLE COMPOSITIONS AND RELATED METHODS

University of Louisville ...

1. A composition, comprising an effective amount of a therapeutic agent encapsulated by a milk-derived microvesicle, wherein the therapeutic agent is a phytochemical agent selected from curcumin, demethoxycurcumin, delphinidin, cyanidin, anthocyanidin, withaferin A, tanshinone, bilberry anthocyanidins, or combinations thereof.
US Pat. No. 9,943,488

GAMMA HYDROXYBUTYRIC ACID GRANULES

DEBREGEAS ET ASSOCIES PHA...

1. A coated granule composed of a solid core on which is supportedan active ingredient, the active ingredient being selected from gamma hydroxybutric acid or one of its pharmaceutically acceptable salts,
a gas generator,
a diluent,
a binder, and
a coating membrane, where
the coating membrane is a layer surrounding the active ingredient, the gas generator, the diluent, and the binder, and the layer has a surface that is an outermost surface of the coated granule; wherein
the coated granule consists of the following, by weight based on the total weight of the granule:
15-25% of the solid core,
50-60% of the active ingredient,
5-15% of the gas generator,
2-18% of the diluent,
3-10% of the binder,
3-6% of the coating membrane;
the gas generator is sodium bicarbonate;
the diluent is magnesium aluminometasilicate; and
the binder is shellac.
US Pat. No. 9,945,842

IDENTIFICATION AND ENRICHMENT OF CELL SUBPOPULATIONS

AbbVie Stemcentrx LLC, N...

1. A method for providing an enriched tumorigenic cell population comprising cells having a marker phenotype of CD46hi, the method comprising the steps of:a) contacting a tumor cell population with at least one binding agent comprising an anti-CD46 antibody associated with a fluorescent tag; and
b) sorting cells binding to said at least one binding agent and having a marker phenotype comprising CD46hi from cells that do not have a marker phenotype comprising CD46hi to provide an enriched tumorigenic cell population, wherein at least 40% of the tumorigenic cells in the sorted population have a marker phenotype comprising CD46hi.
US Pat. No. 9,943,536

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

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXE...

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

US Pat. No. 9,949,250

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. 9,949,238

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DATA TRANSFER IN A PACKET-SWITCHED NETWORK

3G Licensing S.A., Luxem...

1. A method of a gateway node of a first packet-switched data network selecting a first channel for transferring a tunneled data packet to a destination packet data protocol address of a mobile node provided service in the first network, wherein the gateway node is configured to select the first channel from a plurality of channels configured to transfer data packets to the destination packet data protocol address of the mobile node, wherein the tunneled data packet is sent from a correspondent node and tunneled by a tunneling node of a second network external to the first network, wherein a first data packet filter of the first channel includes a packet data protocol address of the correspondent node, the method comprising:sending a data packet comprising data from the correspondent node to the mobile node;
the tunneling node including the packet data protocol address of the correspondent node in the tunneled data packet;
and the gateway node selecting the first channel by matching the packet data protocol address of the correspondent node to the first data packet filter associated with the first channel,
wherein the tunneling node addresses the tunneled data packet to a packet data protocol address of the gateway node, and wherein the destination packet data protocol address of the mobile node is associated with the tunneled data packet,
wherein a message is sent to the tunneling node, the message containing the packet data protocol address of the gateway node.

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. 9,948,969

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DISTRIBUTING USER-GENERATED ADVERTISEMENTS IN A VIDEO CONTENT DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

Sling Media PVT. LTD., B...

1. A method of distributing user-generated advertisements in a video content distribution network, the method comprising:broadcasting, from a video content distributor, a plurality of advertising channels to a plurality of client devices of the video content distribution network, each channel associated with one of a plurality of advertising categories, wherein the plurality of client devices comprise television set-top boxes, wherein the plurality of advertising channels are broadcast as linear broadcast channels, wherein a linear broadcast channel is broadcast, synchronous video as opposed to non-linear, on-demand video;
receiving, at the video content distributor, a user-generated advertisement from one client device of the plurality of client devices, the user-generated advertisement:
generated via a user interface of the one client device that is configured to facilitate advertisement generation,
associated with a geographical identifier corresponding to a geographical region automatically identified as corresponding to the one client device; and
associated with at least one advertising category of the advertising categories based on an automated categorization processes without input from a user of the user-generated advertisement;
associating, at the video content distributor, the user-generated advertisement with a selected channel based on the at least one advertising category;
incorporating the user-generated advertisement into the selected channel; and
broadcasting the user-generated advertisement with interactive content embedded in the user-generated advertisement, on the selected channel, to the plurality of client devices, including at least one television set-top box communicatively coupled to a mobile communication device, to cause presentation, via a display communicatively coupled to the at least one television set-top box, of the user-generated advertisement with at least one user-interactive option to initiate communication related to the user-generated advertisement, where selection of the at least one user-interactive option initiates the communication from the mobile communication device to a remote communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,948,930

TEMPLATE MATCHING FOR JVET INTRA PREDICTION

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

1. A method of decoding JVET video, comprising:defining a plurality of coding unit (CU) templates within a decoded area of a video frame, each of the CU templates being positioned above and/or to the left of a current decoding position for which data was intra predicted and being spaced apart from the current decoding position by a different number of reference lines;
defining a search window within said decoded area for each of said plurality of CU templates, each search window being within an associated reference line;
generating a plurality of candidate prediction templates for each of said plurality of CU templates based on pixel values in the search window associated with the CU template, each of said plurality of candidate prediction templates being generated using different intra prediction modes;
calculating a matching cost between each of said plurality of CU templates and each of said plurality of candidate prediction templates;
selecting an intra prediction mode that generated the candidate prediction template that had the lowest matching cost relative to one of said plurality of CU templates; and
generating a prediction CU for said current decoding position based on said intra prediction mode.

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. 9,948,837

MODULAR VIDEO CAMERA SYSTEM

Logitech Europe S.A., La...

1. A video camera system comprising:a camera housing; and
a camera lens disposed in the camera housing,
wherein the camera housing is operable to couple to a window mounting apparatus along a perimeter of the camera housing that is concentric with and radially displaced from the camera lens, the window mounting apparatus configured to couple to and secure the video camera system to a window pane, wherein the window mounting apparatus is modular and detachable from the camera housing.

US Pat. No. 9,948,832

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SYNCHRONIZED IMAGE CAPTURE IN A DEVICE INCLUDING OPTICAL CHAINS WITH DIFFERENT ORIENTATIONS

Light Labs Inc., Palo Al...

1. A method of operating a camera device including a plurality of optical chains, the method comprising:controlling a first sensor of a first optical chain to capture lines of a first image of a scene area in a first order, said first optical chain having a first orientation in the camera device and including a first mirror, said first order being an order proceeding from a top of the first sensor to the bottom of the first sensor causing capture of the scene area by the first sensor in a first scene area capture direction;
controlling a second sensor of a second optical chain to capture lines of a second image of the scene area in a second order, said second optical chain having a second orientation in the camera device which is different from said first orientation and including a second mirror, said second sensor having a second light capture area which is oriented in a different direction in said camera device than a first light capture area of the first sensor, said second order being an order proceeding from a bottom of the second sensor to the top of the second sensor causing capture of the scene area by the second sensor in the first scene area capture direction; and
storing the first and second images in memory.

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. 9,948,807

MULTI-FUNCTION DEVICE FOR EXECUTING PLURALITY OF FUNCTIONS RELATED TO PLURAL TYPES OF SERVICES

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A multi-function device configured to execute a plurality of functions related to plural types of services that one or more service providing servers are capable of providing, the multi-function device comprising:a processor; and
a memory configured to store computer-readable instructions therein, the computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, causing the multi-function device to perform:
acquiring, from a storage storing a plurality of use information corresponding to a plurality of users, specific use information corresponding to a specific user who uses the multi-function device, each of the plurality of use information including information related to whether or not a user corresponding to the use information is allowed to use each function that the multi-function device is capable of executing;
causing a display of the multi-function device to display a server selection screen for selecting a specific service providing server from among the one or more service providing servers;
in a case where the specific service providing server is selected in the server selection screen by the specific user:
specifying whether or not the specific service providing server is capable of providing only one service related to one function that is determined based at least on server relation information indicating which service each of the one or more service providing servers is capable of providing;
determining, by using the specific use information and without a service being selected by the specific user, whether or not the specific user is allowed to use the one function, in a case where it is specified that the specific service providing server is capable of providing the only one service related to the one function;
causing the display to display an error screen indicating that it is not capable of receiving a service from a service providing server, in a case where it is determined that the specific user is not allowed to use the one function; and
causing the display to display a next screen for receiving a service from a service providing server, in a case where it is determined that the specific user is allowed to use the one function;
in a case where a specific service among the plural types of services is selected by the specific user:
specifying a specific function related to the specific service, the specific function being determined based at least on service relation information indicating which function each of the plural types of services is related to;
determining, by using the specific use information, whether or not the specific user is allowed to use the specified specific function;
causing the display to display a first screen, in a case where it is determined that the specific user is allowed to use the specific function, the first screen being for receiving the specific service from a specific service providing server among the one or more service providing servers, the first screen being a setting screen for the specific service; and
causing the display to display a second screen indicating that it is not capable of receiving a service from a service providing server, in a case where it is determined that the specific user is not allowed to use the specific function, the second screen being displayed without the first screen being displayed; and
in a case where a particular function is selected by the specific user:
determining by using the specific use information, without specifying a function, whether or not the specific user is allowed to use the selected particular function;
executing the selected particular function in a case where it is determined that the specific user is allowed to use the selected particular function; and
causing the display to display an error screen indicating that it is not capable of executing the selected particular function, in a case where it is determined that the specific user is not allowed to use the selected particular function.

US Pat. No. 9,948,750

TAILORING CONTENT TO BE DELIVERED TO MOBILE DEVICE BASED UPON FEATURES OF MOBILE DEVICE

International Business Ma...

7. A server, comprising:a memory unit for storing a computer program for delivering tailored specific content to a mobile device; and
a processor coupled to the memory unit, wherein the processor is configured to execute the program instructions of the computer program comprising:
monitoring accesses for access operation(s) performed by a mobile device to determine a first access operation by the mobile device;
responsive to detecting the first access operation, directing a user through a user interface to load an application for the mobile device; and
receiving a mobile device capability data set indicative of capabilities of the mobile device that have been determined based upon automatically detecting of capabilities of the mobile device by the application.

US Pat. No. 9,948,732

METHOD FOR PROVIDING STATUS MESSAGING SERVICE IN ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of an electronic device, comprising:displaying a user interface (UI) of a chat application including a user status area; and
receiving, via the UI, a user input for changing a content included in the displayed user status area;
in response to the receiving the user input for changing the content included in the user status area, identifying whether data is included in provision information received from a server, wherein the data is used for indicating whether another server configured for transmitting information on the changed content on the user status area exists;
if the data is included in the provision information, transmitting, via the another server included in a rich communication suite (RCS) network to at least one external electronic device, the information on the changed content; and
if the data is not included in the provision information, transmitting, via the server to the at least one external electronic device, a session initiation protocol (SIP) options message including the information on the user status area including the changed content,
wherein the transmitted SIP options message further comprises header information for indicating whether the changed content is included in the SIP options message and indicating a type of the changed content.

US Pat. No. 9,948,707

RECONNECTION OF A CLIENT TO A SERVER IN A TRANSACTION PROCESSING SERVER CLUSTER

International Business Ma...

1. A system for reconnecting a client to a server in a transaction processing server cluster, the system comprising a client configured to:establish a first connection with a first server in the server cluster and requesting units of work at the first server, the cluster including at least the first server and a second server, the cluster having a single address for accessing both the first server and the second server;
detect a failure of the connection with the first server;
establish a second connection with a second server in the server cluster and requesting units of work at the second server;
receive a reconnection request from the first server while the client is connected to the second server, wherein the connection requests indicates that the first server has unresolved units of work;
determine, in response to receiving a reconnection request, a suitable time to terminate the second connection with the second server and to reconnect with the first server;
terminate the second connection with the second server including completing current units of work; and
reconnect with the first server and resynchronize the unresolved units of work with the first server.

US Pat. No. 9,948,693

GENERIC CLOUD SERVICE FOR PUBLISHING DATA TO BE CONSUMED BY RSS READERS

CA, Inc., New York, NY (...

1. A method, comprising:monitoring an application to identify invocations of an instrumented component;
determining a response time of each invocation of the instrumented component;
determining an average of the response times in an X minute period;
determining a severity of the average of the response times in the X minutes period;
determining a rolling average of the response times in a Y minute period, where X and Y and numbers and Y>X;
determining a severity of the rolling average;
preparing a first web feed document for a first user type comprising, in a first element, the average of the response times in the X minutes period and the severity of the average of the response times, the preparing the first web feed document comprises replacing placeholder elements in a element of the first <item> element with the average of the response times and the severity of the average of the response times; and<br /> preparing a second web feed document for a second user type comprising, in a second <item> element, the rolling average of the response times in the Y minute period and the severity of the rolling average, the preparing the second web feed document comprises replacing placeholder elements in a <title> element of the second <item> element with the rolling average and the severity of the rolling average.<br /> </div> </div> </div> </div> <!-- no image exists --> </section> <nav class="text-center"> <ul class="pagination pagination-sm"> <li><a href="index.php?page=5&gazette=1449-3">« Previous</a></li> <li><a href="index.php?page=1&gazette=1449-3">1</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=2&gazette=1449-3">2</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=3&gazette=1449-3">3</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=4&gazette=1449-3">4</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=5&gazette=1449-3">5</a> </li> <li class="active"><span>6 <span class="sr-only"></span></span> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=7&gazette=1449-3">7</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=8&gazette=1449-3">8</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=9&gazette=1449-3">9</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=10&gazette=1449-3">10</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=11&gazette=1449-3">11</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=12&gazette=1449-3">12</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=13&gazette=1449-3">13</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=14&gazette=1449-3">14</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=15&gazette=1449-3">15</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=16&gazette=1449-3">16</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=17&gazette=1449-3">17</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=18&gazette=1449-3">18</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=19&gazette=1449-3">19</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=20&gazette=1449-3">20</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=21&gazette=1449-3">21</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=22&gazette=1449-3">22</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=23&gazette=1449-3">23</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=24&gazette=1449-3">24</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=25&gazette=1449-3">25</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=26&gazette=1449-3">26</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=27&gazette=1449-3">27</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=28&gazette=1449-3">28</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=29&gazette=1449-3">29</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=30&gazette=1449-3">30</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=31&gazette=1449-3">31</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=32&gazette=1449-3">32</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=33&gazette=1449-3">33</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=34&gazette=1449-3">34</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=35&gazette=1449-3">35</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=36&gazette=1449-3">36</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=37&gazette=1449-3">37</a> </li> <li><a href="index.php?page=7&gazette=1449-3">Next »</a></li> </ul> </nav> <div class="col-lg-12"> <span>  </span></div> <hr> <!-- Footer --> <footer> <div class="row"> <div class="col-lg-12"> <p>Copyright © ClaimParse 2016-2017</p> </div> </div> </footer> </div> <!-- div container --> <script src="javascripts/jquery.min.js"></script> <script src="javascripts/bootstrap.min.js"></script> <script src="javascripts/bootstrap-select.min.js"></script> <script src="javascripts/isotope.pkgd.min.js"></script> <script src="javascripts/jquery.waitforimages.min.js"></script> <script src="javascripts/main.js"></script> </body> </html>