US Pat. No. 9,295,005

ERROR RATE CONTROL APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A base station comprising:
a transmitter which transmits, to a mobile station, a control signal mapped to a physical channel; and
a controller which controls transmission power of the control signal from the base station to the mobile station, by information
based on error rates of a TPC (transmit power control) bits included in the control signal received by the mobile station.

US Pat. No. 9,408,192

RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, MOBILE STATION, BASE STATION, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A radio communication system comprising:
a base station; and
a mobile station, wherein
the base station comprises
a communication unit that executes a plurality of Semi-Persistent Scheduling (SPS) communications with the mobile station
at respective periodic communication intervals, and

a control unit that changes, when the SPS communications are scheduled to occur at a same communication time, communication
configurations by shifting a communication time of each of all or some of the SPS communications to a prior or subsequent
subframe of the same communication timing, and

the mobile station comprises a communication control unit that performs the SPS communications with the base station using
the communication configurations changed by the control unit.

US Pat. No. 9,274,284

WAVELENGTH SELECTIVE SWITCH AND METHOD FOR CORRECTING DEVIATION OF WAVELENGTH

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A wavelength selective switch comprising:
an input port and an output port;
a wavelength demultiplexer that demultiplexes wavelength-multiplexed signal light into wavelengths in different optical paths;
an optical-path controller that controls an array that has a plurality of switch elements, the plurality of switch elements
switching all or a part of the wavelengths to be coupled from the input port to the output port; and

an actuator driver that determines a driving amount based on a deviation of a center wavelength of a pass band from a reference
wavelength and shifts the plurality of switch elements by the driving amount.

US Pat. No. 9,274,827

DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS, TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, TRANSMISSION CONTROL METHOD, SCHEDULING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PRODUCT

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

10. A scheduling method comprising:
receiving an interrupt request that is a trigger for execution of an interrupt process executed by a processor;
storing the receive interrupt request to a recording area;
calculating based on a time when the interrupt request is received and particular time information read from the recording
area, a predicted time when a subsequent interrupt request is to be received;

detecting a thread to be executed by the processor, among executable threads of the processor;
judging based on the calculated predicted time and a current time, whether there is a possibility of the interrupt process
being executed while the detected thread is under execution;

deciding based in a judgment result, whether to execute the detected thread on the processor; and
executing the detected thread on the processor, based on a decision result, wherein
the scheduling method is executed by a computer.

US Pat. No. 9,313,919

RADIATOR, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND COOLING APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A header including a supply chamber for a coolant to cool an electronic part mounted on a circuit board and a discharge
chamber partitioned from the supply chamber; and a plurality of tubes stacked in a height wise direction of the header, one
end of each of the plurality of tubes being connected to the supply chamber and the other end of each of the plurality of
tubes being connected to the discharge chamber, and the coolant flowing from the one end to the other end; wherein the plurality
of tubes include: a first tube at least including a lowermost tube; and a second tube provided over the first tube and having
a surface area greater than that of the first tube, wherein the width of the second tube is greater than that of the first
tube, the width of a portion of the header to which the second tube is connected is greater than that of another portion of
the header to which the first tube is connected, and the first tube and the second tube are provided in a displaced relationship
from each other in the height wise direction of the header; and the one end and the other end of each of the plurality of
tubes are connected to positions displaced from each other in the height wise direction of the header, and the surface area
of the plurality of tubes is varied based on an air flow volume or an air flow velocity, wherein, in the header, the supply
chamber and the discharge chamber are provided alternately in the height wise direction.

US Pat. No. 9,307,686

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT ASSEMBLY APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An electronic component comprising:
a wiring substrate having a first surface and a second surface;
an electronic component body mounted on a first surface side of the wiring substrate;
a plurality of external electrodes formed on a second surface side of the wiring substrate which is opposite to the first
surface side, the external electrodes being electrically connected to the electronic component body, the external electrodes
being connected to a substrate by solder;

a heat generating member having a conductive property and having a higher resistivity than the external electrodes the heat
generating member being formed in the same layer as a layer in which the external electrodes are formed;

a heat insulating layer disposed between the electronic component body and the heat generating member, the heat insulating
layer having an insulating property and being formed of a material different from an other material of the wiring substrate;

a thermal diffusion layer to diffuse heat generated by the heat generating member, the thermal diffusion layer being disposed
between the heat generating member and the heat insulating layer, the thermal diffusion layer having a higher thermal conductivity
than the heat insulating layer, the thermal diffusion layer being provided adjacent to the heat generating member and the
external electrodes, and the thermal diffusion layer being provided at a position overlapping the external electrodes; and

a plurality of heating electrodes electrically connected, with through-wires, to ends of the heat generating member,
wherein the through-wires are disposed in through-holes that extend through the wiring substrate from the first surface side
to the second surface side, and through the heat insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 9,294,987

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, COMMUNICATION CONTROL APPARATUS AND RADIO COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A communication control method in a radio communication system in which a radio communication apparatus performs communication
with another apparatus via a radio relay apparatus, the communication control method comprising:
receiving a communication quality value indicating communication quality between the radio communication apparatus and the
radio relay apparatus;

determining, on the basis of a past tendency of the communication quality value, a threshold for deciding a level of the communication
quality; and

blocking, while a present value of the communication quality value is smaller than the threshold, transmission of contents
between the radio communication apparatus and the other apparatus;

wherein communication control for blocking the transmission of the contents is suspended when the present value of the communication
quality value is smaller than the threshold and when being predicted that the transmission of contents is blocked in a period
equal to or longer than a predetermined period if threshold decision is performed.

US Pat. No. 9,295,155

FLEXIBLE PRINTED BOARD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A flexible printed board comprising:
a base material;
a plurality of first conductive pads formed over a first surface of the base material and arranged along an imaginary line
on a surface of the base material, the first conductive pads are formed over a front side of the imaginary line and having
a first width, and extending from front ends of the first conductive pads to rear ends of the first conductive pads on the
imaginary line;

a plurality of second conductive pads formed over the first surface of the base material and arranged along the imaginary
line, the second conductive pads are formed on a rear side of the imaginary line and having a second width, and extending
from front ends of the second conductive pads the imaginary line to rear ends of the second conductive pads;

first wiring patterns formed between the second conductive pads and having a third width and are coupled to the rear ends
of the corresponding first conductive pads, the third width being smaller than the first width and the second width; and

a reinforcing layer formed over a second surface of the base material opposite to the first surface and reinforcing a reinforcing
area extending over a part of the first conductive pads and a part of the second conductive pads,

a front edge of the reinforcing area is defined between the front ends and the rear ends of the first conductive pads and
a rear edge of the reinforcing area is defined between the front ends and the rear ends of the second conductive pads.

US Pat. No. 9,307,642

PRINTED BOARD, PRINTED BOARD UNIT, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING PRINTED BOARD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A printed board comprising:
a first conductor layer; a second conductor layer provided to a layer different from the first conductor layer;
an insulation layer provided between the first conductor layer and the second conductor layer;
a plurality of through holes that pass through the first conductor layer, the second conductor layer, and the insulation layer;
and

a plurality of vias that are formed in the plurality of through holes, respectively, and couple the first conductor layer
and the second conductor layer, each of the plurality of vias including a conductor portion that occupies part of an internal
space of the through hole, and a non-conductor portion that occupies remaining part of the internal space,

wherein the conductor portion has a spiral shape;
wherein the spiral shape of the conductor portion is formed by twisting a core material with a core width corresponding to
a diameter of one of the plurality of vias and a core thickness smaller than the core width.

US Pat. No. 9,281,805

CLOCK CONTROL CIRCUIT, RECEIVER, AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Fujitsu Limited, Kawasak...

1. A clock control circuit comprising:
a first buffer that receives a first pair of input clocks of multi-phase clocks, buffers and outputs the first pair of input
clocks;

a second buffer that receives a second pair of input clocks of the multi-phase clocks, and is controllable to buffer and output
the second pair of input clocks or to output a fixed level; and

a frequency multiplier that performs a logical operation on an output of the first buffer and an output of the second buffer,
and outputs a first pair of output clocks or a second pair of output clocks as an output clocks, the first pair of output
clocks is based on a frequency which is obtained by multiplying frequencies of the multi-phase clocks, and the second pair
of output clocks is based on the same frequencies as the multi-phase clocks;

wherein the second buffer includes a first operation mode that buffers and outputs the second pair of input clocks, and a
second operation mode that outputs a high level and a low level of the fixed level.

US Pat. No. 9,280,628

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLOCK NETWORK META-SYNTHESIS

Fujitsu Limited, Kawasak...

1. A two-phase method of constructing a clock network comprising:
receiving design specifications for a clock network at a meta-synthesis tool in a metasynthesis phase of the two-phase method,
the meta-synthesis phase providing an abstraction of the clock network, wherein the meta-synthesis tool is configured to:

determine a topology of the clock network based on the design specifications, the topology indicating at least one of a plurality
of levels of the clock network, a buffer type for each level and a buffer fanout for each level;

determine design parameters for the clock network based on the determined topology;
generate a clock network synthesis tool specification file that includes the design parameters, the clock network synthesis
tool specification file generated as input to a clock network synthesis tool; and

synthesizing, by the clock network synthesis tool in a synthesis phase of the two-phase method, the clock network according
to the clock network synthesis tool specification file such that the clock network includes the determined topology and such
that the clock network synchronously distributes a clock signal from a clock generator to endpoints of the clock network,
the synthesis phase providing an implementation of the clock network.

US Pat. No. 9,190,801

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTION OF FAILURE OF AN OPTICAL AMPLIFIER

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
an optical amplifying fiber configured to receive input light so that the input light travels through the optical amplifying
fiber;

an excitation light generator configured to supply excitation light to the optical amplifying fiber to optically amplify the
input light as the input light travels through the optical amplifying fiber; and

a processor configured to:
determine whether a failure has occurred in the optical amplifier, based on a change in power of the excitation light and
a change in power of the input light,

determine whether the failure has occurred in the optical amplifier, based on a result obtained by determining whether, when
an amount of the change in power of the excitation light exceeds a first threshold, an amount of the change in power of the
input light is smaller than a second threshold in a past predetermined time period.

US Pat. No. 9,288,819

COMMUNICATION CONTROL APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A communication control apparatus comprising:
a processor configured to:
set a plurality of starting time candidates for each data communication performed by each of a plurality of wireless communication
apparatuses respectively,

estimate a plurality of finishing time candidates for each data communication which corresponds to each of the starting time
candidates, and

set a starting time for each of the wireless communication apparatuses, wherein each starting time is a time for starting
each of the data communications for one selected from the plurality of starting time candidates, and wherein setting each
starting time is based on the plurality of starting time candidates, the plurality of finishing time candidates, and each
expected data rate for each of the wireless communication apparatuses;

wherein each of the wireless communication apparatuses is configured to receive data during the data communications at the
expected data rate and a sum of the finishing time candidates for each of the data communications is minimized.

US Pat. No. 9,119,312

SUPPORT DEVICE AND SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A support device comprising:
a connector configured to be selectively connectable to a plurality of portable devices of varying sizes;
a first support surface of a first size configured to support first sized portable devices of said plurality of portable devices,
the first support surface having a first inclination relative to a horizontal surface; and

a second support surface of a second size different from said first size, and configured to support second sized portable
devices of said plurality of portable devices, the second support surface having a second inclination relative to the horizontal
surface,

wherein the first inclination is different from the second inclination,
wherein the second support surface includes a first region and a second region that sandwich the first support surface.

US Pat. No. 9,468,130

MICRO CHANNEL COOLING DEVICE, MICRO CHANNEL COOLING SYSTEM, AND ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A microchannel cooling device, comprising:
a heat sink having a liquid refrigerant flow channel having a microscopic cross section and connected to a heat source thermally;
and

a thermoelectric element provided on the heat sink and extending parallel to a direction of extension of the liquid refrigerant
flow channel, wherein

the thermoelectric element includes a first electrode at a high temperature side and a second electrode at a low temperature
side, and a part of the thermoelectric element between the first and second electrodes extends parallel to the direction of
the extension of the liquid refrigerant flow channel.

US Pat. No. 9,294,373

SYNTHETIC LOSS MEASUREMENTS USING SESSION NUMBERS

Fujitsu Limited, Kawasak...

1. A method for performing dual-ended synthetic loss measurements, comprising:
maintaining, at a local maintenance point, a transmitting session number for a first interface component associated with the
local maintenance point and a receiving session number for a second interface component associated with a remote maintenance
point;

receiving, at the first interface component, a first one-way synthetic loss (1SL) frame from the second interface component,
wherein the first 1SL frame includes a first session number indicative of the second interface component;

responsive to receiving the first 1SL frame, incrementing an incoming frame count at the local maintenance point, wherein
the incoming frame count is indicative of a number of 1SL frames received at the local maintenance point;

when the first session number does not equal the receiving session number, copying the first session number to the receiving
session number;

responsive to detecting deactivation of the first interface component and activation of a third interface component associated
with the local maintenance point, wherein the third interface component replaces the first interface component:

assigning a second session number to the third interface component; and
assigning a third session number to the first interface component,
wherein the second session number and the third session number are different from the transmitting session number.

US Pat. No. 9,288,014

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, TRANSMITTING METHOD AND RECEIVING METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A communication apparatus that performs receiving processing of data transmitted at timings of a predetermined interval
from another communication apparatus, the communication apparatus comprising:
a transmitter configured to transmit a signal indicating that data is successfully received when the data transmitted at Mth timing according to the predetermined interval is successfully received; and

a controller configured to determine, after the transmitter transmits a first signal indicating the data is successfully received,
whether or not a retransmission control processing is performed by the another communication apparatus when the first signal
indicating that the data is successfully received is transmitted, wherein the controller controls the transmitter to transmit
a second signal indicating that the data is successfully received regardless of whether or not the communication apparatus
receives retransmitted data when it is determined the retransmission control processing is performed.

US Pat. No. 9,280,649

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING AN OBJECT FROM AN IMAGE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory and configured to:
acquire a first image captured by an image capturing device,
extract a first area corresponding to an object in the first image,
divide the first area into a plurality of first segments,
generate a plurality of histograms regarding the plurality of first segments respectively,
store the plurality of histograms into the memory,
acquire a second image which is captured by the image capturing device after the first image,
detect a second area corresponding to the object in the second image according to a first reference histogram from among the
plurality of histograms,

determine whether a part of the object is outside of the second image based on the second area,
when it is determined that the part of the object is outside of the second image, select a second reference histogram used
for a third image which is captured by the image capturing device after the second image, from among the plurality of histograms,
and

when the third image is acquired, detect a third area corresponding to the object in the third image based on the second reference
histogram.

US Pat. No. 9,219,536

RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A radio communication system in which signals are transmitted from a plurality of transmission antennas to a plurality
of reception antennas, and the plurality of transmission antennas are arranged on a circumference of a first circle and the
plurality of reception antennas are arranged on a circumference of a second circle that is parallel and concentric to the
first circle such that a channel matrix H having channel responses between the plurality of transmission antennas and the
plurality of reception antennas as elements is a circulant matrix.

US Pat. No. 9,433,131

BOARD UNIT AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A board unit comprising:
a board to have an object to be cooled, the object being implemented on the board, the board configured to be capable of being
oriented in first and second orientations;

a baffle plate rotatably coupled to the board and to be displaced to a first rotary position when the board is in the first
orientation, to guide a first cooling air, to flow in a first direction with respect to the board, to the object to be cooled
and a second rotary position when the board is in the second orientation, to guide a second cooling air, to flow in a second
direction with respect to the board, to the object to be cooled; and

an arm to be movably attached to the board and also to be rotatably coupled to a rotary end of the baffle plate to displace
the baffle plate to the first rotary position and the second rotary position with movement of the arm.

US Pat. No. 9,225,288

SIGNAL GENERATION CIRCUIT

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A signal generation circuit comprising:
a limiter configured to receive an input signal, allow the input signal to be off a scale at a limit voltage, and generate
a phase signal indicating a phase component of the input signal;

a mixer configured to receive the input signal and the phase signal, and generate an amplitude signal indicating an amplitude
component of the input signal;

a replica mixer configured to generate a replica offset voltage equivalent to an offset voltage of the mixer, the replica
mixer having a configuration corresponding to the mixer; and

a subtractor configured to subtract the replica offset voltage from the amplitude signal.

US Pat. No. 9,119,311

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING WATERPROOF STRUCTURE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a housing including an opening portion and an annular projection provided in the vicinity of the opening portion from the
housing, and the annular projection projects so as to surround a periphery of the opening portion;

a frame member including a tubular portion having an outer surface that faces the annular projection to be fitted with the
annular projection, a top plate exposed from the opening portion with the tubular portion fitted with the annular projection,
and an extension portion extending from the outer surface of the tubular portion, the tubular portion being expanded toward
the annular projection when a pressing force is applied to a surface of the top plate exposed from the opening portion with
the annular projection and the tubular portion fitted with each other; and

an O-ring that contacts entire peripheries of the outer surface of the tubular portion and an inner surface of the annular
projection,

wherein when the pressing force is applied to the surface of the top plate, the O-ring is pressed directly against the annular
projection and compressed so that a seal is strengthened to keep waterproof property and dust-proof property.

US Pat. No. 9,313,790

COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM USING MULTICARRIER TRANSMISSION MODE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A base station accommodated in a communications system for communicating with a mobile station, the base station comprising:
a transmitter configured to generate frequency band information indicating which frequency band of frequency bands available
in the communications system is to be used for transmission of data information with a mobile station, to transmit the frequency
band information by using a specific frequency band assigned from the used frequency bands, and to transmit data information
by using at least one of the frequency bands.

US Pat. No. 9,292,339

MULTI-CORE PROCESSOR SYSTEM, COMPUTER PRODUCT, AND CONTROL METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A multi-core processor system that includes a plurality of cores one of which is configured to execute a process comprising:
determining whether a task to be synchronized with a given task is present;
identifying among the cores and upon determining that a task to be synchronized with the given task is present, a first core
excluding cores to which a non-synchronous task that is not synchronized with another task has been assigned, and identifying
among the cores and upon determining that a task to be synchronized with the given task is not present, a second core excluding
cores to which a synchronous task to be synchronized with another task has been assigned;

sending to the identified first or second core, an instruction to start the given task; and
migrating a task assigned to a pre-migration core to a post-migration core after the identifying, wherein
the identifying includes, upon determining that a task to be synchronized with the given task is present and not identifying
the first core, identifying among the cores, a group of cores to which non-synchronous tasks have been assigned,

the migrating includes migrating a non-synchronous task assigned to a third core among the identified group of cores to another
core among the identified group of cores excluding the third core, and

the sending includes, after the non-synchronous task assigned to the third core is migrated to another core, sending to the
third core, the instruction to start the given task.

US Pat. No. 9,408,333

METHOD OF CONTROLLING ADSORPTION HEAT PUMP, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND CONTROL DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A method of controlling an adsorption heat pump for merging a heating medium released from a plurality of electronic devices
and supplying the heating medium to the adsorption heat pump, the method comprising:
providing
a flow-rate adjustment unit provided at each of inlet sides of the plurality of the electronic devices in a flow path of the
heating medium and being capable of individually adjusting flow rates of the heating medium to be supplied to the plurality
of electronic devices,

a temperature sensor configured to individually detect temperatures of the heating medium released from the plurality of electronic
devices, and

a control unit; and
causing the control unit to control the flow-rate adjustment unit based on outputs of the temperature sensor such that the
temperatures of the heating medium released from the plurality of electronic devices become equal to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,197,585

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RELAYING A PACKET TRANSMITTED FROM AND TO AN INFORMATION PROCESSOR

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An apparatus for relaying a packet transmitted from and to an information processor, the apparatus comprising:
a plurality of ports each configured to transmit and receive the packet;
a memory configured to store first identification information identifying the information processor in association with one
of the plurality of ports from which the packet is to be transmitted to the information processor; and

a processor configured:
to determine, when a first packet is received via a first port in the plurality of ports, whether second identification information
that is contained in the first packet and identifies a transmission destination of the first packet is stored in the memory
or not,

to transmit, when it is determined that the second identification information is stored in the memory, the first packet from
a second port associated with the second identification information, and

to transmit, when it is determined that the second identification information is not stored in the memory, the first packet
from third ports that are sequentially selected, from among the plurality of ports other than the first port, in variable
order that is dynamically determined based on a current traffic state of the plurality of ports.

US Pat. No. 9,197,077

CHARGING CONTROL OF A BATTERY PACK OF AN ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:
a first power receiving portion that includes at least one first terminal configured to receive a first power supplied by
a first power source;

a second power receiving portion that includes a coil configured to receive a second power supplied by a second power source;
a first battery cell;
a first charging path that couples the first power receiving portion to the first battery cell such that the first charging
path is configured to enable reception of the first power at the first battery cell;

a second battery cell;
a second charging path that couples the second power receiving portion to the second battery cell such that the second charging
path is configured to enable reception of the second power at the second battery cell;

a third charging path configured to couple the first charging path to the second charging path such that the third charging
path is configured to enable reception of the first power at the second battery cell and such that the third charging path
is configured to enable reception of the second power at the first battery cell; and

a processor configured to control on-and-off switching of the third charging path in accordance with receiving states of the
first and second powers, the first charging path and the second charging path being coupled when the third charging path is
switched on and the first charging path and the second charging path not being coupled when the third charging path is switched
off.

US Pat. No. 9,084,168

RELAY STATION, BASE STATION, MOBILE STATION, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A relay station capable of communicating with a first base station, a second base station, and a mobile station, the relay
station comprising:
a relay unit configured to relay communication between the first base station and the mobile station;
a receiving unit configured to receive load information concerning the second base station;
a changeover unit configured to change, from the first base station over to the second base station, a communication counterpart
of the mobile station, communicating with the mobile station via the relay unit, the communication counterpart being changed
based on the received load information; and

a transmitting unit configured to transmit to the first base station, base station information that indicates the second base
station, wherein

the changeover unit controls the first base station to change the communication counterpart based on the base station information
transmitted by the transmitting unit.

US Pat. No. 9,294,863

ACOUSTIC DEVICE, AUGMENTED REALITY ACOUSTIC DEVICE, ACOUSTIC SYSTEM, ACOUSTIC PROCESSING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An acoustic device comprising:
a memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory, wherein the processor executes a process including:
first determining, based on a state of a user, an arbitrary object from among objects around the user as an object that is
watched by the user;

second determining the watched object as a target when a predetermined determination time elapses from a timing at which the
arbitrary object is determined as the watched object;

generating, when the watched object is determined as the target, acoustic signals for outputting audio of a sound generator
corresponding to the target in association with a position of the target; and

making, based on a difference between a moving direction of the user and a direction of a body of the user, an adjustment
to reduce remaining time until when the predetermined determination time elapses.

US Pat. No. 9,281,790

AMPLIFIER CIRCUIT

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An amplifier circuit comprising
a plurality of amplifiers configured to be connected in series, each of the plurality of amplifiers comprising:
an amplifying element configured to non-inverting amplify a signal; and
a phase adjustment element configured to be connected to an output terminal of the amplifying element and to adjust a phase
of the signal,

wherein the amplifying element is subjected to negative feedback, and
wherein a stability coefficient of a circuit in which the amplifying elements of the number the same as the number of the
plurality of amplifiers are connected in series is less than 1.

US Pat. No. 9,307,503

POWER CONTROL METHOD AND TERMINAL EQUIPMENT

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A user equipment comprising:
a first determining unit configured to determine whether the user equipment needs to transmit a PRACH signal in a secondary
serving cell in parallel with SRS signal transmission in a same orthogonal frequency division multiplexing symbol of a different
serving cell;

a first processing unit configured to drop the SRS signal when a determination result of the first determining unit is positive,
and if total transmission power exceeds maximum output power of the user equipment;

a second determining unit configured to determine whether the user equipment needs to transmit a PRACH signal in a secondary
serving cell and transmit a physical uplink channel signal in other serving cell(s) within the same subframe; and

a second processing unit configured to adjust transmission power of the physical uplink channel signal until an adjusted total
transmission power is less than or equal to the maximum output power of the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,287,992

WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXING TRANSMISSION DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A wavelength division multiplexing transmission device in a wavelength division multiplexing transmission system which
transmits signal light from a transmitting terminal station, the device comprising:
an optical intensity detection unit configured to detect light intensity of signal light transmitted from the transmitting
terminal station when an output of a transmitter added or reduced in the transmitting terminal station is turned ON and OFF;
and

a wavelength number detection unit configured to detect a number of wavelengths corresponding to a number of transmitters
after being added or reduced, the wavelength number detection unit detecting the number of wavelengths based on an amount
of fluctuation of the light intensity between a first light intensity of the signal light detected by the optical intensity
detection unit when the output of the transmitter is turned ON and a second light intensity of the signal light detected by
the optical intensity detection unit when the output of the transmitter is turned OFF.

US Pat. No. 9,274,206

WIRELESS DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, RECORDING MEDIUM, AND DISPLAY METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A wireless device comprising:
a receiver that receives a first radio signal transmitted from a first communication device and a second radio signal transmitted
from a second communication device; and

a processor that detects a first arrival direction which is a direction opposite to a propagation direction of the received
first radio signal and a second arrival direction which is a direction opposite to a propagation direction of the received
second radio signal and generates a first signal for guiding the wireless device so as to be located on a straight line that
extends in a propagation direction of the second radio signal received by the first communication device based on the detected
first and second arrival directions, wherein the first signal indicates an intermediate direction between the first and second
arrival directions in a side where an angle formed by the first and second arrival directions is smaller than 180°, the intermediate
direction bisecting the angle.

US Pat. No. 9,197,130

REGULATOR DEVICE HAVING DEGRADATION DETECTION

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A regulator device comprising:
a power input terminal;
a power output terminal;
a plurality of regulators each including an operating FET and a monitoring FET to be driven together with the operating FET,
the plurality of regulators being arranged in parallel between the power input terminal and the power output terminal; and

a controller configured to drive the operating FET and the monitoring FET included in one of the plurality of regulators,
the controller being configured to stop driving the operating FET and the monitoring FET included in the one of the plurality
of regulators, and being configured to drive the operating FET and the monitoring FET included in another one of the plurality
of regulators, in response to the controller determining that the monitoring FET included in the one of the plurality of regulators
has degraded by measuring an on-resistance of the monitoring FET included in the one of the plurality of regulators.

US Pat. No. 9,069,716

MATRIX CALCULATION UNIT

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A matrix calculation unit comprising:
a matrix operation unit including a function to perform a matrix operation of a first size with respect to data stored in
a memory, and a function to perform a matrix operation of a second size with respect to the data stored in the memory, wherein
the second size is enlarged from the first size; and

a converting unit configured to convert in at least one direction in the memory between a data array suited for the matrix
operation of the first size and a data array suited for the matrix operation of the second size.

US Pat. No. 9,420,726

CONTAINER-TYPE DATA CENTER AND AIR-CONDITIONING CONTROL METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A container-type data center comprising:
a container that includes an electronic device;
a first fan that takes in outside air to the container and sends the taken-in outside air to the electronic device;
a second fan that is built into the electronic device, cools down a heat-producing component provided in the electronic device,
and rotates at a first rotation speed when a temperature of the heat-producing component is a first threshold or more, and
rotates at a second rotation speed which is higher than the first rotation speed when the temperature of the heat-producing
component is a second threshold or more which is higher than the first threshold;

a differential pressure sensor that measures a differential pressure between a pressure in an intake air side and a pressure
in an exhaust air side of the second fan; and

a control unit that controls a rotation speed of the first fan and a rotation speed of the second fan based on a temperature
of the heat-producing component and, when the second fan rotates at the first rotation speed or at the second rotation speed
and a pressure in the exhaust air side is higher than a pressure in the intake air side, repeats controlling the rotation
speed of the first fan so that the temperature of the heat-producing component increases by a predetermined temperature to
make the pressure in the intake air side higher than the pressure in the exhaust air side, based on a measurement result of
the differential pressure sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,294,959

RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, MOBILE STATION APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD IN RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A radio communication system comprising:
a base station apparatus; and
a mobile station apparatus, wherein
the base station apparatus and the mobile apparatus perform radio communication,
the mobile station apparatus includes:
a receiver which receives a data signal transmitted from the base station apparatus;
a controller which switches a number of group units from a first number to a second number and groups the data signal by the
switched number of group units, according to one parameter or a combination of a plurality of parameters out of a type of
a channel, a type of modulation scheme and encoding rate, an assigned resource amount, or a number of transmitting antennas
of the mobile station apparatus, in case of transmitting an ACK signal or an NACK signal in response to the data signal; and

a transmitter which transmits the ACK signal or the NACK signal in each group unit of the data signal, and
the base station apparatus includes:
a transmitter which transmits the data signal; and
a receiver which receives the ACK signal or the NACK signal.

US Pat. No. 9,285,864

MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE, MEDIUM AND CONTROL METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A mobile terminal device comprising:
a first processor that processes data acquired by a sensor; and
a second processor that transmits the data acquired by the sensor to the first processor,
wherein the first processor acquires a transmission condition corresponding to state information of the mobile terminal with
reference to association information and transmits the transmission condition to the second processor, the association information
associating a transmission condition with state information, the transmission condition being a condition for transmitting
the data acquired by the sensor from the second processor to the first processor, the condition defining a variable transmitting
timing from the second processor to the first processor,

wherein the second processor transmits the data acquired by the sensor to the first processor in accordance with the transmission
condition transmitted by the first processor,

wherein the state information of the mobile terminal is a sleep mode or a wake mode,
wherein when a first application running on the first processor is executed in a foreground, and the first application desires
real time transmission of the sensor data, the second processor does not buffer the data,

when the first application is executed in the foreground and the first application does not desire real time transmission
of the sensor data, the second processor buffers the data,

when the first application is changed to a second application, and the second application desires real time transmission of
the sensor data, the second processor does not buffer the data, and

when the first application is changed to the second application, and the second application does not desire real time transmission
of the sensor data, the second processor buffers the data.

US Pat. No. 9,277,388

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDING INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A wireless communication device in a wireless communication network system that includes a plurality of wireless communication
devices connected to one another by wireless communication, inside of the system being divided into zones each having a predetermined
geographic area, the wireless communication device comprising:
a processing unit that, upon receiving a disaster warning message including predicted position information on an occurrence
source of a disaster and disaster-influencing information indicating an area to be influenced by the disaster, calculates
a disaster-stricken zone including the occurrence source based on the predicted position information, and an affected zone
to be influenced by the disaster based on the disaster-influencing information, and performs any one of a process to transfer
data that an own device has, and a process to change a transfer route from the own device to a destination device, according
to a relationship between a zone in which the own device is positioned, and the disaster-stricken zone and the affected zone.

US Pat. No. 9,059,771

WIRELESS RELAY DEVICE AND WIRELESS RELAY METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A wireless relay device that relays relay signals from a transmitting device to a receiving device by wireless communication,
comprising:
a retransmission buffer that temporarily stores a part of the relay signals to retransmit the part of the relay signals according
to a retransmission request from the receiving device; and

a buffer control unit that compares priority of a first relay signal received from the transmitting device and priority of
a second relay signal stored in the retransmission buffer, and controls the buffer (i) to remove the second relay signal from
the retransmission buffer and to store the first relay signal in the retransmission buffer in a condition that the priority
of a first relay signal is higher than the second relay signal or (ii) not to store the first relay signal in the retransmission
buffer in a condition that the priority of a first relay signal is lower than the second relay signal.

US Pat. No. 9,282,332

VIDEO ENCODING APPARATUS AND VIDEO DECODING APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A video encoding apparatus comprising:
a reference vector deriving unit to derive as a reference vector a vector used when encoding a block that is near a block
to be encoded and is included in a region where a field picture to be encoded is subjected to encode;

a scaling unit to scale the reference vector based on a temporal distance between the field picture to be encoded and a first
encoded field picture specified by the reference vector and a temporal distance between the field picture to be encoded and
a second encoded field picture specified by a reference index and referenced by the block to be encoded in the field picture
to be encoded to generate a motion prediction vector;

and a motion prediction vector correction unit to correct the motion prediction vector using a parity of the field picture
to be encoded, a parity of the first encoded field picture, and a parity of the second encoded field picture to generate a
corrected motion prediction vector,

wherein, when a display time of the field picture to be encoded is Curr poc, a display time of the first encoded field picture
specified by the reference vector is ref1 poc, and a display time of a second encoded field picture specified by a reference index and referenced by a block to be
encoded in the field picture to be encoded is ref2 poc, the scaling unit performs a scaling on the reference vector MVp derived by the reference vector deriving unit using
temporal distances of (ref2 poc?Curr poc) and (ref1 poc?Curr poc), and generates a motion prediction vector MVp?, and

the motion prediction vector correction unit corrects the motion prediction vector MVp? using a isBottomFieldCurr flag indicating
that the field picture to be encoded is a Bottom Field, a isBottomFieldRef1 flag indicating that the first encoded field picture is a Bottom Field, and a isBottomFieldRef2 flag indicating the second encoded field picture is a Bottom Field and generates a corrected motion prediction vector MVp?.

US Pat. No. 9,118,514

RECEIVER AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A receiver comprising:
a detector configured to detect an interfered-with carrier from a received and demodulated signal,
a fast Fourier transform computation part configured to perform fast Fourier transform to convert a time domain signal to
a frequency domain signal and adjust an output power level of a desired carrier wave contained in the frequency domain signal
based upon interfered carrier information representing the interfered-with carrier detected by the detector, and

a channel estimation part configured to estimate a channel characteristic based upon a non-interfered-with pilot signal carried
on a non-interfered-with carrier that is not subject to influence of the interfered-with carrier and an interpolation value
interpolated based upon the non-interfered-with pilot signal, the non-interfered-with pilot signal being obtained by removing,
based upon the interfered carrier information, an interfered-with pilot signal that is subject to the influence of the interfered-with
carrier and an interpolation value interpolated based upon the interfered-with pilot signal.

US Pat. No. 9,287,665

INCORRECT INSERTION PREVENTION STRUCTURE OF CONNECTOR AND THE CONNECTOR

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An incorrect insertion prevention structure for a connector assembly comprising:a first connector,a second connector,wherein the first connector is prevented from being incorrectly inserted into a space formed within the second connector to
be fitted to the first connector,
wherein the first connector includes at least one first magnet located on a surface, at an insertion end to be inserted into
the second connector,

wherein the second connector includes: a shutter rotatably and pivotally supported by a rotating shaft to open and close an
inlet of the space, and a shutter rotation prevention unit rotatably and pivotally supported by a supporting shaft in parallel
to the rotating shaft of the shutter to prevent the shutter from being rotated in an opening direction, and

wherein the shutter rotation prevention unit includes: at least one engaging member facing a rotation end of the shutter in
a closed state to prevent the shutter from being moved in the opening direction, and at least one second magnet having a magnetic
field which is set to control a rotation of the shutter rotation prevention unit by acting together with a magnetic field
of the first magnet; and

wherein the first connector is prevented from insertion into the space of the second connector if the polarity of the first
magnet is opposite the polarity of the second magnet, and the first connector is not prevented from insertion into the space
of the second connector if the polarity of the first magnet is the same as the polarity of the second magnet.

US Pat. No. 9,069,742

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:
a memory configured to store therein a program status word containing an address of data that is to be read when an interrupt
process is executed;

a first processor configured to determine whether or not the program status word stored in the memory is available, and to
control the memory to store a determination result in association with the program status word; and

a second processor configured to acquire the program status word and the determination result from the memory when the interrupt
process occurs, and to read data on the basis of the address contained in the acquired program status word when the acquired
determination result indicates that the program status word is available, wherein

the memory stores therein the program status word in a reproduced area that is a reproduction of a memory space of architecture
which is different from the information processing apparatus,

the first processor determines whether the program status word stored in the reproduced area of the memory is available,
the memory stores the program status word and a determination result in a predetermined area of the memory in an associated
manner,

the second processor acquires the program status word and the determination result from the predetermined area of the memory
when the interrupt process occurs, and

the second processor acquires, from the predetermined area of the memory, the program status word and reads data by using
an address contained in the acquired program status word when the determination result indicates that the program status word
is available.

US Pat. No. 9,301,316

SCHEDULING REQUEST ENABLED UPLINK TRANSMISSION

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A transmission method in a mobile communication system comprising a base station and a terminal, the method comprising:
transmitting by the terminal a message to the base station indicating that an uplink transmission resource is to be used by
the terminal;

providing by the terminal further information to the base station without use of control signalling from the base station
to allow transmission of the further information,

wherein, when a second terminal transmits a second message to the base station indicating that a second uplink transmission
resource is to be used by the second terminal and second further information is provided by the second terminal to the base
station, the method further comprises at least one of:

allocating message resources for the message of the terminal and for the second message of the second terminal to be different
from each other if further information resources of the further information of the terminal and of the second further information
of the second terminal overlap with each other;

configuring the further information resources for the further information of the terminal to be non-interfering with the second
further information of the second terminal when message resources of the message of the terminal and the second message of
the second terminal overlap with each other; and

configuring the further information resources for the second further information of the second terminal to be non-interfering
with the further information of the terminal if message resources of the message of the terminal and the second message of
the second terminal overlap with each other.

US Pat. No. 9,288,172

ACCESS RESTRICTION DEVICE, ACCESS RESTRICTION METHOD, COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An access restriction device comprising:
a processor; and
a memory that stores an access restriction process associated with a character string, wherein the processor executes a process
comprising:

receiving an email from a transmission source;
analyzing information in a first file, when the first file is attached to the email, and specifying a character string from
the first file;

specifying, the access restriction process associated with the character string stored in the memory;
generating a second file from the first file by executing the specified access restriction process on the first file;
attaching, instead of the first file attached to the email, the second file to the email; and
sending the email with the second file to a transmission destination of the email.

US Pat. No. 9,251,032

METHOD, COMPUTER PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS FOR ANALYZING PERFORMANCE OF COMPUTER SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A computer-readable, non-transitory medium storing a program that causes a computer to execute a procedure comprising:
retrieving data from a storage unit which indicates processing periods of processes executed by a target apparatus during
a plurality of time windows constituting an analysis period;

calculating, based on the retrieved data, a total processing time for each time window by adding up processing times spent
for execution of the processes in said each time window;

calculating, based on the retrieved data, a total progress quantity for each time window by adding up progress quantities
of the processes executed in said each time window, the progress quantity of a process executed in a time window being calculated
as a ratio of a portion of the process that is executed in the time window to the entire process invoked in response to a
processing request therefor, the ratio being weighted according to a processing time, in low workload conditions, of a process
category to which the executed process belongs;

determining, based on the total processing time and total progress quantity of each time window, a threshold of the total
processing times at which a ratio of an increase of the total progress quantity to an increase of the total processing time
is equal to or smaller than a predetermined value;

detecting time windows whose total processing times are equal to or longer than the threshold;
calculating a ratio of the time windows whose total processing times are equal to or longer than the threshold to a whole
set of the time windows;

determining that a maximum processing capacity of the target apparatus has been reached in the analysis period, when the calculated
ratio is equal to or greater than a predetermined value; and

upon determining that the maximum processing capacity of the target apparatus has been reached in the analysis period, scaling
out with additional servers before the target apparatus falls into full saturation of performance.

US Pat. No. 9,313,785

CELL IDENTIFIER ALLOCATION APPARATUS AND METHOD, BASE STATION, READABLE PROGRAM AND MEDIUM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A cell identifier allocation method, the method comprising:
acquiring, by a location information acquisition process, location information of a macro base station and location information
of each of a plurality of remote transmitting apparatuses connected to the macro base station;

determining, by a relative distance determination process, relative distances between the plurality of remote transmitting
apparatuses and relative distances between the macro base station and each of the plurality of remote transmitting apparatuses,
according to the location information of the macro base station and the location information of each of the plurality of remote
transmitting apparatuses connected to the macro base station acquired in the location information acquisition process;

classifying, by a set classification process, the macro base station and the plurality of remote transmitting apparatuses
into a plurality of sets, according to the relative distances between the plurality of remote transmitting apparatuses and
the relative distances between the macro base station and each of the plurality of remote transmitting apparatuses;

allocating, by a cell identifier allocation process, cell identifiers to the plurality of remote transmitting apparatuses:
remote transmitting apparatuses in a same set are allocated with a same cell identifier, remote transmitting apparatuses in
different sets are allocated with different cell identifiers, and the macro base station is allocated with a cell identifier
the same as cell identifiers of remote transmitting apparatuses in a set where the macro base station is located; and

generating, by an information generation process, information to be transmitted to corresponding remote transmitting apparatus
according to the allocated cell identifier.

US Pat. No. 9,281,914

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DESIGNING A NETWORK TRANSMITTING WAVELENGTH MULTIPLEXED OPTICAL SIGNALS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

7. A network design method comprising:
a first process including:
determining, in response to a plurality of demands each requesting traffic between a pair of nodes in a network in which one
or more wavelength multiplexed optical signals are transmitted, a plurality of communication routes each providing a connection
between the pair of nodes in the network, and

estimating, for each link in the network, communication channels to be established in each communication route, in accordance
with a wavelength constraint condition that a number of the communication channels to be established be smaller than or equal
to a first upper limit for a number of available optical signal wavelengths;

a second process including
assigning, for each link in the network, wavelengths of optical signals to be multiplexed into the one or more wavelength
multiplexed optical signals, to the communication channels, based on a result of the estimating of the first process and in
accordance with a system constraint condition that a number of optical signals that have an identical wavelength and are redundantly
usable be smaller than or equal to a second upper limit for a number of available transmission systems each configured to
transmit a wavelength multiplexed optical signal; and

a third process including:
determining, for each link in the network, a target number of wavelengths for reducing a required number of transmission systems
that is required for accommodating the plurality of demands, based on a result of the estimating of the first process and
a result of the assigning of the second process, and

determining whether there is a possibility of reducing the required number of transmission systems to be operated, by determining
whether the target number of wavelengths is achievable by at least one of a change in bandwidths of the communication channels
and a change in the plurality of communication routes, wherein,

upon determining that there is a possibility of reducing the required number of transmission systems, the third process changes
the wavelength constraint condition so that the first upper limit is defined as the target number of wavelengths and changes
the system constraint condition so that the second upper limit is reduced, with respect to the each link;

the first process re-estimates the communication channels in accordance with the changed wavelength constraint condition;
and

the second process re-assigns wavelengths of the optical signals to be multiplexed, based on a result of the re-estimating
of the first process and in accordance with the changed system constraint condition.

US Pat. No. 9,245,370

IMAGE DRAWING APPARATUS, COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM, AND METHOD OF THE SAME

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An image drawing apparatus that draws a figure in a drawing region having a plurality of scan lines, the figure being constituted
by a plurality of vertexes, each vertex being assigned a unique vertex number, the apparatus comprising:
a drawing position judging unit configured to judge the figure located on a scan line to be processed based on coordinate
information of the plurality of vertexes of the figure and coordinate information of the scan line, output drawing command
including the vertex numbers of each vertex of the plurality of vertexes of the judged figure, and extract, with respect to
the vertex, final use line information indicating the scan line, a processing order of which is lower among the scan lines
on which the figure constituted by the corresponding vertex is drawn;

a vertex reading unit configured to read, with respect to the scan line to be processed, vertex information including coordinate
information and information relating to color of the vertex, of each of the vertex numbers included in the drawing command,
from a vertex information memory storing vertex information of the vertexes of the figure drawn in the drawing region;

a renderer configured to calculate color information per pixel of the scan line to be processed based on the read vertex information,
remove color information which is not drawn in the drawing region, and generate graphics data having color information per
pixel; and

a line buffer configured to store the graphics data generated by the renderer,
wherein the vertex reading unit includes a vertex information cache memory:
the vertex information cache memory includes:
a cache memory configured to temporarily store the vertex information which is part of the vertex information of the vertexes
of the figure drawn in the drawing region;

a cache tag memory configured to store an address of the cache memory in association with the vertex number when the vertex
information is stored in the cache memory and store an empty flag indicating that the vertex information is not stored in
association with the vertex number when the vertex information is not stored in the cache memory with respect to all vertex
numbers of vertexes of the figure drawn in the drawing region; and

a controller configured to refer to the cache tag memory based on the vertex number, and read the vertex information stored
in the address of the cache memory when the address is stored in the cache tag memory with respect to the vertex information
to be read, store the vertex information read by accessing the vertex information memory in the cache memory and store the
address in the cache tag memory in association with the vertex number when the empty flag indicates that the vertex information
is not stored, and enable rewriting the vertex information in which the final use line information indicates the scan line
to be processed, in the cache memory.

US Pat. No. 9,287,715

POWER DISTRIBUTION DEVICE, POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPPRESSING INRUSH CURRENT

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A power distribution device comprising:
a plurality of power distribution ports that are connected to electric devices, respectively, and distribute a power supply
signal to the electric devices;

an inrush current suppressing circuit that collectively suppresses an inrush current on an upstream side ahead of the electric
devices;

a controller that detects an occurrence of the inrush current and outputs a switching instruction; and
a switch that switches, based on the switching instruction, a path for the power supply signal to a first power supply path
that causes the power supply signal to be input to the inrush current suppressing circuit when the inrush current has occurred,
and that switches, based on the switching instruction, the path for the power supply signal to a second power supply path
that causes the power supply signal to bypass the inrush current suppressing circuit when the inrush current has not occurred,

wherein when the controller receives a first instruction from one of the electric devices connected to the power distribution
ports, the controller outputs a switching instruction to cause the switch to switch the path for the power supply signal to
the first power supply path, and

wherein when the controller receives a second instruction from the one of the electric devices connected to the power distribution
ports after receiving the first instruction, the controller outputs a switching instruction to cause the switch to switch
the path for the power supply signal to the second power supply path.

US Pat. No. 9,294,968

BASE STATION DEVICE, MOBILE TERMINAL, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A base station device comprising:
a transmission portion that broadcast-transmits identification information indicating a first cell in which a load should
be reduced to a mobile terminal in an idle mode under control of the base station device; and

a reception portion that receives information indicating a destination cell transmitted from the mobile terminal in the idle
mode when moving between cells;

wherein when the base station device is a base station device forming a second cell in which a load does not need to be reduced
adjacent to the first cell, the reception portion receives information indicating the second cell as the information indicating
the destination cell from the mobile terminal in the idle mode which has received the identification information indicating
the first cell transmitted from another base station device forming the first cell, and receives information indicating the
first cell as the information indicating the destination cell from the mobile terminal in the idle mode which has received
the identification information indicating the first cell transmitted from the base station device,

wherein the mobile terminal in the idle mode does not notify the base station forming the first cell of the information indicating
the destination cell before the mobile terminal in the idle mode moves from the first cell to the second cell, and the mobile
terminal in the idle mode notifies the base station forming the second cell of the information indicating the destination
after the mobile terminal in the idle mode moves from the first cell to the second cell, and

wherein the mobile terminal in the idle mode notifies the base station forming the second cell of the information indicating
the destination cell before the mobile terminal in the idle mode moves from the second cell to the first cell, and the mobile
terminal in the idle mode does not notify the base station forming the first cell of the information indicating the destination
cell after the mobile terminal in the idle mode moves from the second cell to the first cell.

US Pat. No. 9,094,876

BASE STATION, MOBILE STATION, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, TRANSMISSION METHOD AND REORDERING METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A data delivery method of sending data and a sequence number corresponding to the data from a base station to a mobile
station, and performing in-sequence delivery of the data received by the mobile station based on the sequence number comprising:
differentiating, at a source base station, a sequence number of data that is transmitted to the mobile station from the source
base station from a sequence number of data that is not transmitted to the mobile station from the source base station, but
transferred to a target base station from the source base station, and transferring the data that is not transmitted to the
mobile station from the source base station and the sequence number of the data to the target base station from the source
base station via a user plane;

adding, at the target base station, the sequence number received from the source base station to the data received from the
source base station and transmitting the data to which the sequence number is added to the mobile station from the target
base station; and

at the mobile station, performing in-sequence delivery of the data received from the source base station and the data which
is received from the target base station based on the sequence number.

US Pat. No. 9,342,905

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING TUBULAR OBJECT

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A computer-readable, non-transitory storage medium storing a program for causing a computer to execute a process the process
comprising:
first generating, at a point where end points of plural line elements are connected, data of a faying surface region between
a first line element, for which a greatest radius among radiuses of the plural line elements is defined, and a second line
element, for which a second greatest radius among the radiuses is defined, by using data of a plurality of line elements for
which a radius and coordinates of both end points are defined and data representing connection relationships between line
elements; and

second generating, for each line element of the plurality of line elements, data of a tubular object that is defined based
on a respective faying surface region generated for each of the line elements; and

rendering the data of the tubular object to display the tubular object on a display apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,344,073

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a power supply;
a circuit block that has at least one storage element and operates by receiving a power supply voltage from the power supply;
a power management unit that controls the power supply to change the power supply voltage; and
a storage element monitor circuit that generates and transmits to the power management unit a first malfunction signal at
a first margin voltage that is higher than a voltage at which the storage element does not normally operate in a case where
the power supply voltage lowers,

wherein the power management unit controls the power supply based on the first malfunction signal so that the power supply
voltage does not become lower than the first margin voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,219,582

METHOD, SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS FOR RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A radio communication method for first and second radio communication apparatuses to communicate with each other by using
a plurality of frequency bands including first and second frequency bands, the method comprising:
determining, by the first radio communication apparatus, whether to use one frequency band or more than one frequency band
to transmit a first control signal and a second control signal, based on bandwidths of the first and second frequency bands
and transmission mode of each of the first and second frequency bands in which communication is performed, the first control
signal carrying information to be used in communication performed with the first frequency band, the second control signal
carrying information to be used in communication performed with the second frequency band;

transmitting, by the first radio communication apparatus, the first and second control signals by using one or more of the
frequency bands depending on a result of the determining;

selecting, by the second radio communication apparatus, common candidates for signal length that are applicable to both the
first control signal and second control signal, based on the bandwidths of the first and second frequency bands, when the
first and second control signals are transmitted with one frequency band; and

detecting, by the second radio communication apparatus, the first and second control signals by attempting signal extraction
from received signals with each of the common candidates for the signal length;

wherein the determining by the first radio communication apparatus determines to use one frequency band to transmit both the
first and second control signals when the first frequency band and the second frequency band are equal in terms of the bandwidth
and the transmission mode.

US Pat. No. 9,287,969

PROTECTION CHANNEL PROVISIONING METHOD AND NODE EQUIPMENT

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A protection channel provisioning method used in a network system including a plurality of nodes, the method comprising:
reserving a first protection channel corresponding to a first work channel and a second protection channel corresponding to
a second work channel;

provisioning a shared protection channel by configuring a circuit of node equipment provided on a shared route on which the
first protection channel and the second protection channel are reserved so that a data signal of the first work channel or
a data signal of the second work channel is transmitted via the shared route; and

configuring a circuit of branch node equipment provided in a branch node at which the shared protection channel is guided
to a first node corresponding to the first protection channel and a second node corresponding to the second protection channel
so that the data signal transmitted via the shared protection channel is not guided to the first node and the second node,
wherein

when the data signal of the first work channel is transmitted on the first work channel without fail and the data signal of
the second work channel is transmitted on the second work channel without fail, the data signal of the first work channel
or the data signal of the second work channel is transmitted via the shared protection channel to the branch node, and the
branch node equipment provided in the branch node discards the data signal received via the shared protection channel.

US Pat. No. 9,277,659

INFORMATION APPARATUS AND LINK MECHANISM OF INFORMATION APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An information apparatus which is provided with
a first housing,
a second housing, and
a four-section articulated link mechanism which links the first housing and the second housing,
the four-section articulated link mechanism being provided with:
first and second joints which are provided at the first housing and
third and fourth joints which are provided at the second housing,
the first joint is fixed in position, while the second joint can slide with respect to the first joint,
the third and fourth joints are positioned at two ends of a slide block which can slide on the second housing,
a rotary shaft is provided at the second housing at an end of the first housing side at the opened position, and
a support part which rotatably supports the rotary shaft is provided at the first housing at a position of the rotary shaft
of the second housing at the opened position,

the four-section articulated link mechanism able to change the positions of the four joints so as to change the first and
second housings to any of the positions of a closed position where the second housing is laid over the first housing, an opened
position after the second housing is slid from the closed position, then is arranged forming a certain tilt angle with respect
to the first housing, and a plurality of open angle positions where the tilt angle of the second housing with respect to the
first housing is changed from the opened position.

US Pat. No. 9,164,838

DISK ARRAY DEVICE AND DISK ARRAY DEVICE CONTROL METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A disk array device comprising:
a plurality of hard disks among which a RAID group is set up, the RAID group having a plurality of volumes;
a used-area setting unit that sets up one or a plurality of used areas in the RAID groups;
a diagnosis subject determination unit that, when the size of the used area that is the smallest among the used areas set
in the RAID groups is greater than or equal to the size of unused area in the RAID group, determines whether a number of volumes
set in the RAID group is smaller than a predetermined threshold, that obtains the ratio of unused areas to all of the areas
in the RAID group when the number of volumes set in the RAID group is smaller than the predetermined threshold, that determines
whether the unused area in the RAID group have a size smaller than a predetermined size when the obtained ratio is greater
than or equal to a predetermined value, and that designates all of the areas in the RAID group as areas which are subject
to a diagnosis when the unused area in the RAID group have a size greater than or equal to the predetermined size; and

a diagnosis execution unit that executes a cyclical diagnosis on the areas determined, by the diagnosis subject determination
unit, to be areas which are subject to a diagnosis.

US Pat. No. 9,516,778

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND INSERTION ERROR PROTECTION DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a shelf where a first slot and a second slot are formed to be abutted with each other in a first direction;
a plurality of kinds of electronic circuit boards inserted into any one of the first slot and the second slot, and when a
vertical direction against both of the first direction and a direction in which the electronic circuit boards are inserted
into the first slot is defined as a second direction, including a first-side protrusion portion installed at a first-side
of the second direction and a second-side protrusion portion installed at a second-side that is different from the first-side
of the second direction, and an arrangement pattern of the first-side protrusion portion and the second-side protrusion is
different from each other;

a first abutment member installed against the first slot and rotatable around an axis of the first direction, and when an
electronic circuit board of a kind having the first-side protrusion portion at the first position of the first direction is
inserted into the first slot with the second slot is in an empty state, configured to abut the first-side protrusion portion
of the first position and rotate from a first angle position to a second angle position;

a second abutment member installed against the first slot and rotatable around an axis of the first direction, and when an
electronic circuit board of a kind having the first-side protrusion portion at a second position different from the first
position of the first direction is inserted into the first slot with the second slot is in an empty state, configured to abut
the first-side protrusion portion of the second position and rotate from the first angle position to the second angle position;

a first interlocking member installed against the second slot and rotating around an axis of the first direction either from
a limit position to a retreat position or from the retreat position to the limit position, when in the retreat position and
when an arbitrary electronic circuit board among the plurality of circuit boards is inserted into the second slot, configured
not to interfere with the second-side protrusion portion of the arbitrary electronic circuit board, and when in the limit
position and when an electronic circuit board of a kind having the second-side protrusion portion at a third position of the
first direction is inserted into the second slot, configured to interfere with the second-side protrusion portion of the third
position and block an insertion of the electronic circuit board of a kind having the second-side protrusion portion of the
third position into the second slot; and

a second interlocking member installed against the second slot and rotating around the axis of the first direction from the
limit position to the retreat position or from the retreat position to the limit position by interlocking with a rotation
of the second abutment member from the first angle direction to the second angle direction, when in the retreat position and
when an arbitrary electronic circuit board among the plurality kinds of circuit boards is inserted into the second slot, configured
not to interfere with the second-side protrusion portion of the arbitrary electronic circuit board, and when in the limit
position and when an electronic circuit board of a kind having the second-side protrusion portion at a fourth position different
from the third portion of the first direction is inserted into the second slot, configured to interfere with the second-side
protrusion portion of the fourth position and block an insertion of the electronic circuit board of a kind having the second-side
protrusion portion at the fourth position into the second slot.

US Pat. No. 9,344,261

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING CARRIER MANAGEMENT IN CARRIER AGGREGATION SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A method performed by a base station for carrier configuration and activation in a carrier aggregation system, comprising:
transmitting a first signaling to configure at least one additional carrier to a user equipment (UE) at which the additional
carriers are deactivated, and to configure a timer to each additional carrier for the UE by which the carrier is deactivated
after the corresponding timer expiry;

transmitting a second signaling that carries an activation indication to the UE to indicate the UE to activate at least one
deactivated additional carrier in the configured carriers for the UE;

activating the at least one deactivated additional carrier, starting the corresponding timer and controlling the UE to start
Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) monitoring and Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) receiving on the activated
additional carrier;

transmitting PDCCH on the activated additional carrier for the UE, by which the corresponding timer being restarted; and
deactivating the activated additional carrier after the corresponding timer expiry and controlling the UE to stop the PDCCH
monitoring and the PDSCH receiving on the deactivated additional carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,283,894

WIRELESS POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A wireless power supply system comprising:
a power sending resonance coil that has an air coil and a capacitor connected serially to the air coil, and transmits power
as a first magnetic field wirelessly, the power sending resonance coil having a first resonant frequency within a predetermined
range;

one or more relay resonance coils that resonate at a second resonant frequency within the predetermined range;
a power receiving resonance coil that resonates at a third resonant frequency within the predetermined range, the power receiving
resonance coil being placed in a position where the power receiving resonance coil does not receive power directly from the
power sending resonance coil; and

a posture control apparatus that controls a direction of a coil axis of at least one of the power sending resonance coil,
the power receiving resonance coil and the relay resonance coil, the direction of the coil axis being changed by the posture
control apparatus,

wherein the one or more relay resonance coils relay power from the power sending resonance coil to the power receiving coil
using a second magnetic field inducted by the first magnetic field,

the second magnetic field inducts a third magnetic field in the power receiving coil, and
the power receiving coil receives power using the third magnetic field.

US Pat. No. 9,070,025

BIOMETRIC INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, BIOMETRIC INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A biometric information processing apparatus, comprising:
a biometric sensor configured to acquire biometric information of a first instance, a second instance and a third instance;
a processor configured to execute a process, the process comprising:
extracting an authentication feature used for matching from the biometric information of each of the second instance and the
third instance;

normalizing relative positions of authentication features of the second instance and the third instance by using the biometric
information of the first instance;

extracting a relative feature indicating a relative positional relationship between the authentication features of the second
instance and the third instance after the relative positions of the authentication features of the second instance and the
third instance have been normalized;

narrowing out a matching candidate from a plurality of users registered in a database by matching relative features of the
plurality of users with the extracted relative feature; and

authenticating a user according to a result of matching the authentication feature and the relative feature for the matching
candidate narrowed in the narrowing, among the authentication features and the relative features of the plurality of users
registered in the database, with the authentication feature extracted in the extracting of the authentication feature and
the relative feature extracted in the extracting of the relative feature.

US Pat. No. 9,288,003

RECEPTION CIRCUIT AND SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE

Fujitsu Limited, Kawasak...

1. A reception circuit comprising:
a plurality of block circuits, each block circuit including: a phase control circuit that controls a phase of a first clock,
and a plurality of internal circuits that are driven by a second clock generated based on the phase-controlled first clock;
and

an operation phase control circuit configured to include a phase detecting circuit that detects a phase of the second clock
in each of the block circuits, and control the phase control circuit in each of the block circuits in such a way that the
phases of the second clocks in the block circuits vary,

wherein each of the block circuits comprises a clock data recovery circuit, each of the internal circuits comprises a demultiplexer,
and the second clock comprises a frequency-divided clock obtained by frequency-dividing the phase-controlled first clock;
and

wherein each of the clock data recovery circuits comprises:
a digital filter circuit configured to adjust a sampling timing between an input data signal and the frequency-divided clock;
an operation control circuit configured to control an operation of the digital filter circuit in accordance with a control
signal from the operation phase control circuit; and

a frequency lock detector configured to detect whether a frequency of the frequency-divided clock has been locked by the digital
filter circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,357,680

METHOD FOR NOTIFYING ABNORMALITY IN ELECTRO DEVICE, AND ELECTRO DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A method for notifying abnormality in an electronic device comprising a casing and a fan unit installed in the casing,
wherein
in a case where a power supply unit that exhausts air through a first surface side of the casing is inserted into the casing
from the first surface side through which the fan unit draws or exhausts air based on an air blowing direction that is set
in the fan unit,

the method comprising changing a combination of lighting states of LEDs attached to the first surface side and a back surface
side, of the casing, opposite to the first surface side based on whether the air blowing direction is set so as to draw or
exhaust air.

US Pat. No. 9,357,676

COOLING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A cooling device comprising:
a heat dissipating part disposed at an end of a heat transfer member;
a heat-receiving plate disposed at the other end of the heat transfer member, provided opposite to a noise-generating part
mounted on a circuit board, and thermally coupled to the noise-generating part; and

a shielding member disposed at the other end of the heat transfer member and including a top plate and peripheral walls extending
from all respective sides of the top plate to cover the noise-generating part and the other end of the heat transfer member
within the peripheral wall, at least one of the peripheral walls having a groove.

US Pat. No. 9,195,001

SPOT SIZE CONVERTER, OPTICAL TRANSMITTER, OPTICAL RECEIVER, OPTICAL TRANSCEIVER, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SPOT SIZE CONVERTER

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A spot size converter, comprising:
a first cladding layer;
a first core layer and a second core layer arranged side by side on the first cladding layer so as to extend from a first
end which receives/outputs light along a direction from the first end toward a second end;

a third core layer which is disposed on the first cladding layer between the first and second core layers, is a member different
from the first and second core layers, and extends to the second end along the direction from the first end toward the second
end; and

a second cladding layer disposed on the first, second, and third core layers, wherein:
a sectional area of the first and second core layers increases in the direction from the first end toward the second end,
sectional area of the third core layer increases in a direction from the first end toward the second end, and
the sectional area of the first and second core layers decreases in the direction from the first end toward the second end
from the position where the sectional area of the first and second core layers is the maximum, and sectional area of the third
core layer is the maximum in a position where sectional area of the first and second core layers is the minimum in the direction
from the first end toward the second end.

US Pat. No. 9,344,483

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING REMOTE DOWNLOADING

Fujitsu Limited, Kawasak...

1. A method of facilitating remote downloading, comprising:
receiving, at a proxy server located in a wireless service provider network, a remote download request relayed from an endpoint
to the proxy server via at least one component of the wireless service provider network, the remote download request comprising
an address associated with at least one file hosted by a remote server and security credentials associated with the remote
server;

determining whether a download time to download the at least one file is greater than a threshold time;
upon determining that the download time is greater than the threshold time, downloading the at least one file from the remote
server to the proxy server; and

upon detecting a presence of the endpoint at a femto base station with a backhaul connection to the wireless service provider
network, transferring the at least one file from the proxy server to the endpoint via the femto base station.

US Pat. No. 9,545,028

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT UNIT AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An electronic circuit unit comprising:
an electronic circuit unit main body that is housed in a shelf, the electronic circuit unit main body being inserted in the
shelf;

a first rotating shaft that is provided on a front side of the electronic circuit unit main body in a viewpoint of a direction
in which the electronic circuit unit main body is inserted;

a lever member that is rotatably provided about the first rotating shaft, the lever member urging the electronic circuit unit
main body toward a depth side of the shelf by a principle of leverage by making contact with part of the shelf when the lever
member is rotated in a first direction about the first rotating shaft and urging the electronic circuit unit main body toward
a front side of the shelf by the principle of leverage by making contact with another part of the shelf when the lever member
is rotated in a second direction about the first rotating shaft, the second direction being opposite to the first direction;

a second rotating shaft that is provided in the lever member and extends parallel to the first rotating shaft;
a locking member that is rotatably provided about the second rotating shaft, the locking member locking the lever member in
such a way that rotation of the lever member in the second direction about the first rotating shaft is disabled in a state
in which insertion of the electronic circuit unit main body into the shelf is completed, the locking member contacting a force
transmission member causing the force transmission member to apply a force to the lever member that rotates the lever member
in the second direction about the first rotating shaft while lifting a locked state of the lever member when the locking member
is rotated in a second direction about the second rotating shaft in the locked state of the lever member; and

an elastic member provided around the second rotating shaft, one end of the elastic member is held by the force transmission
member and another end of the elastic member is held by the locking member, wherein

the elastic member urges the locking member to rotate in a first direction about the second rotating shaft,
an elastic force is transmitted between the lever member and the locking member, and
the force transmission member is fixed to the lever member and extends in a vertical direction parallel to the second rotating
shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,596,781

RACK HOUSING TO HOLD A PLURALITY OF INSERTION COMPONENTS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A rack housing designed to hold a plurality of insertion components comprising:
a plurality of insertion positions designed to hold the plurality of insertion components in a first area of the rack housing
adjacent to a first housing side;

a reduced pressure shaft in a second area of the rack housing adjacent to the first area and a partition wall located between
the first area and the second area, wherein, in the partition wall between the reduced pressure shaft and the insertion components,
first openings are provided to thereby remove air heated by the insertion components into the reduced pressure shaft;

at least two second openings in the rack housing designed to suction off heated air from the reduced pressure shaft such that
a reduced pressure can prevail in the reduced pressure shaft; and

at least two non-return arrangements located in the reduced pressure shaft and correlated to the two second openings such
that each of the non-return arrangements preventing entry of air through the correlated second opening if no air is suctioned
off through this second opening, wherein

an exhaust air unit located on the rack housing with at least two ventilator units correlated with the second openings for
the suctioning off of the heated air,

at least one first pressure sensor is included in the area of the reduced pressure shaft; and
a control device is connected with the at least one first pressure sensor and the at least two ventilator units to control
the ventilator units as a function of pressure in the reduced pressure shaft measured by the first pressure sensor, and

the control device compares pressure measured by the first pressure sensor with a desired value and deactivates at least one
of the at least two ventilator units when only one ventilator unit is required to maintain the desired value.

US Pat. No. 9,572,293

PLACEMENT APPARATUS AND A SUCTION NOZZLE FOR AN OPTICAL COMPONENT

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A placement apparatus for an optical component, comprising:
a suction nozzle that includes
a nozzle main body having a suction surface having a suction port, an optical component being sucked to the suction port,
a plurality of nozzle electrodes disposed on the suction surface, each of the nozzle electrodes being brought into contact
with a corresponding one of a plurality of component electrodes provided on the optical component so as to establish electrical
conduction between each of the plurality of nozzle electrodes and a corresponding one of the plurality of component electrodes.

US Pat. No. 9,545,031

HEAT RECEIVING APPARATUS, COOLING APPARATUS, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

6. A heat receiving apparatus comprising:
a heat receiver including:
a case that is provided with a flow path through an inside of the case and through which a refrigerant flows, and that conducts
heat from a heat-generating part arranged outside the case; and

a valve that changes a cross section area of part of the flow path in a state where the refrigerant flows through the flow
path;

a temperature sensor that detects a temperature of the heat-generating part; and
a control unit that controls the valve to reduce the cross sectional area, when an output value of the temperature sensor
is more than a predetermined threshold value,

wherein the control unit increases an output of a pump that causes an increased amount of the refrigerant to flow through
the flow path, when the valve reduces the cross section area.

US Pat. No. 9,596,767

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC COMPONENT, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An electronic component comprising:
a substrate;
wiring pattern formed on a surface of the substrate, and including a first uneven section formed at an edge portion of the
wiring pattern; and

an insulating film formed on the substrate and on the wiring pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,545,044

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT ASSEMBLY APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An electronic component assembly apparatus that mounts an electronic component on a substrate or removes the electronic
component from the substrate, the electric component including an external electrode being electrically connected to the substrate,
a heat generating member formed in a same layer as a layer in which the external electrode is formed, and heating electrodes
including first and second electrodes connected to the heat generating member, the electronic component assembly apparatus
comprising:
an abutting unit having a through-hole including:
a first conductive unit that is annular and is abutted against the first electrode,
a second conductive unit that is abutted against the second electrode and is disposed so as to be surrounded by the first
conductive unit, and

an insulating member that has an insulating property and couples the first conductive unit to the second conductive unit;
a heater that causes the heat generating member to generate heat through the abutting unit; and
a suction unit that suctions the electronic component through the through-hole in the abutting unit.

US Pat. No. 9,603,285

COOLANT SUPPLY UNIT, COOLING UNIT, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A coolant supply unit comprising:
a plurality of pumps;
a casing that includes a coolant inlet port, a plurality of branch ports that respectively convey coolant to the plurality
of pumps, a plurality of flow merging ports through which the coolant from the plurality of pumps merges, and a coolant outlet
port; and

a separating wall that is provided inside the casing, has a planar shape, is mounted between a pair of opposing side walls
in a width direction of the casing, and separates the inside of the casing into a distribution chamber that is in communication
with the inlet port and the branch ports, and a flow merging chamber that is in communication with the flow merging ports
and the outlet port.

US Pat. No. 9,575,548

APPARATUS FOR MIGRATING VIRTUAL MACHINES TO ANOTHER PHYSICAL SERVER, AND METHOD THEREOF

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An apparatus for controlling an information processing system, the apparatus comprising:
a memory; and
a control unit configured to perform a process including:
obtaining response information that includes a result of processing executed by a plurality of virtual machines that operates
on a first information processing device, in response to request information that is transmitted to the information processing
system that includes a plurality of information processing devices, the first information processing device being included
in the plurality of information processing devices;

calculating a first evaluation value that is used to evaluate a response time from transmission of the request information
to reception of the response information;

calculating a value that depends on a ratio of a processing capability of the first information processing device to a processing
capability of a second information processing device, the second information processing device being included in the plurality
of information processing devices and reserving capacity for executing the processing;

calculating an occupation proportion of a processing time of each of the plurality of virtual machines in the response time,
the processing time being a time taken by each of the plurality of virtual machines to execute the processing;

calculating, based on the first evaluation value, the value that depends on the ratio and the occupation proportion, a second
evaluation value that is used to evaluate a processing time that occurs when the virtual machines operates on the second information
processing device, the processing time being a period of time extending from transmission of the request information to reception
of the response information;

determining the second information processing device to be a migration destination candidate of the virtual machines when
the calculated second evaluation value is smaller than a first threshold value; and

migrating the virtual machines that operates on the first information processing device to the migration destination candidate
to turn off power of the first information processing device.

US Pat. No. 9,615,478

ARRANGEMENT FOR A BLADE SERVER SLIDE-IN MODULE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An arrangement for a blade server slide-in module comprising:
a motherboard with a plug connector;
a riser card inserted in the plug connector of the motherboard;
a carrier plate, in which there is a first opening, is fixed substantially parallel to the motherboard in the blade server
slide-in module, the first opening being aligned with exposed plug contacts of the inserted riser card; and

a retaining element having a main body in which there is a continuous, second opening, wherein the retaining element is pushed
onto the riser card in a positive locking manner by the second opening and locks with the carrier plate so that the riser
card is securely mechanically fixed to the carrier plate and the plug contacts of the riser card are accessible via the second
opening.

US Pat. No. 9,609,783

RACK MOUNT DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A rack mount device comprising:
a support rail which is provided in a rack and which extends in a front-rear direction of the rack;
an electronic device which is housed in the rack along the support rail and which is supported by the support rail;
an upper support portion which is provided in the rack and which is arranged at a position higher than the support rail; and
a holding member which extends obliquely downward from the upper support portion to a side to which the electronic device
is drawn out and which holds the electronic device outside of the rack in a state in which the electronic device has been
drawn out from the rack along the support rail.

US Pat. No. 9,560,381

ENCODING SYSTEM, DEVICE, AND METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An encoding system comprising:
a plurality of encoding devices that each include an encoding processing unit configured to, at a timing in accordance with
a vertical synchronization signal included in a moving picture signal, encode divided image data arising when a frame image
unit of image data included in the moving picture signal is divided into a plurality of divided image data, wherein one of
the encoding devices acts as a single main encoding device and the remaining one or more encoding devices act as one or more
ancillary encoding devices;

a main synchronization processing unit configured to be provided in the main encoding device, in accordance with the vertical
synchronization signal, to transmit a setting signal to the ancillary encoding device to perform setting on the encoding processing
unit, so that a start timing of encoding processing by each of the plurality of encoding processing units and a switching
timing of an encoding parameter are synchronized in frame image units, and to monitor a synchronization state of the plurality
of encoding devices based on a state signal representing a state of the encoding processing unit of the ancillary encoding
device received from the ancillary encoding device; and

an ancillary synchronization processing unit configured to be provided at the ancillary encoding device, to perform setting
of the in-device encoding processing unit according to the setting signal received from the main encoding device, and to transmit
a state signal representing a state of the in-device encoding processing unit to the main encoding device.

US Pat. No. 9,436,265

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND LOAD CONTROL METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:
at least one processor configured to be capable of switching a performance level to one of a plurality of performance levels
with different power consumption; and

a storage unit configured to store a program for controlling the performance level of the at least one processor, wherein
the at least one processor executing the program performs a procedure including:
detecting times when the performance level of the processor was increased from a first level to a second level, the first
level being lower than a threshold, the second level being equal to or greater than the threshold;

calculating an average time period between the detected times; and
changing, according to the calculated average time period, a determination interval for determining whether to switch the
performance level of the processor.

US Pat. No. 9,344,577

CONTROL METHOD, TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM COMPARING VERSIONS OF CIRCUIT DATA AND COPYING TO MATCH CIRCUIT DATA OF FIRST AND SECOND INTERFACES

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A control method to be executed by a processor included in a transmission apparatus, the control method comprising:
receiving, from a first interface device storing first circuit data, a first version of the first circuit data at a time of
coupling of the first interface device to the transmission apparatus;

extracting, from a plurality of interface devices included in the transmission apparatus, second circuit data of a second
interface device storing the second circuit data, where a second interface device type is a same as a first interface device
type, when the second interface device exists in the plurality of interface devices and when the first version matches a second
version stored in a memory, the second version being associated with the second interface device type of the second version
stored in the memory; and

copying the second circuit data to the first interface device.

US Pat. No. 9,736,879

WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, WIRELESS STATION, BASE STATION, AND COMMUNICATIONS METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A wireless communications system comprising:
a base station; and
a wireless station, wherein
the base station, after receiving a first control signal of Radio Resource Control (RRC) protocol including classifying information,
configures transition from an RRC idle mode to an RRC connected mode by a second control signal of RRC protocol indicating
a timing of the transition from the RRC idle mode to the RRC connected mode, wherein the second control signal is transmitted
from the base station to the wireless station or from the wireless station to the base station, and

the wireless station performs transition from the RRC idle mode to the RRC connected mode at the timing indicated by the second
control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,661,780

HEAT-RECEIVER, COOLING UNIT AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A heat-receiver, comprising:
a first plate portion that receives heat at a first face from a heat generating body;
a second plate portion facing a second face of the first plate portion, and having a greater plate thickness than a plate
thickness of the first plate portion;

at least one first coupling portion that couples together the first plate portion and the second plate portion;
a second coupling portion that thermally couples together the first plate portion and the second plate portion,
wherein said second coupling portion is positioned to correspond to a central portion of the heat generating body, with the
first plate portion being between the second coupling portion and the heat generating body; and

a gap between the second coupling portion and the at least one first coupling portion through which a coolant passes in a
direction,

wherein the second coupling portion has a width along the second face of the first plate portion that is greater than a width
of each of the at least one first coupling portions, as viewed along the coolant passing direction, and

wherein a thermal capacity of the second coupling portion is greater than a thermal capacity of each of the at least one first
coupling portions.

US Pat. No. 9,344,269

RECEIVING CIRCUIT

Fujitsu Limited, Kawasak...

1. A receiving circuit comprising:
a plurality of clock-and-data recovery circuits arranged in parallel, each clock-and-data recovery circuit including an LC
voltage controlled oscillator configured to generate a clock having an oscillation frequency according to an inductor and
a capacitor, and each clock-and-data recovery circuit being configured to sample a piece of input data with an output clock
of the LC voltage controlled oscillator and adjust the oscillation frequency of the LC voltage controlled oscillator in accordance
with a phase difference and a frequency difference between the piece of input data and the output clock of the LC voltage
controlled oscillator, thereby recovering data and a clock based on the piece of input data; and

a gain adjustment circuit configured to adjust ratios of gains of up and down of the oscillation frequency of the LC voltage
controlled oscillator in a loop in each of the clock-and-data recovery circuits arranged adjacent to each other, in accordance
with a phase difference between the pieces of input data and a phase difference between the output clocks of the respective
clock-and-data recovery circuits.

US Pat. No. 9,613,540

EXAMINATION SUPPORT APPARATUS, AND EXAMINATION SUPPORT METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An examination support apparatus, comprising:
at least one processor; and
at least one non-transitory computer-readable storage medium coupled to the at least one processor and which stores:
a question database configured to store a plurality of examination questions in a prescribed field in association with a plurality
of administering sections to be administered;

an answer status database configured to store
a question identifier to identify each of the examination questions,
an examinee identifier to identify an examinee,
an answer status of each of the examination questions answered by the examinee in association with the administering section
in which the examination questions in the prescribed field are administered, and

a date and time of administering to the examinee a plurality of examinations including examination questions of same administering
section in association with the administering section; and

instructions which when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to execute:
extract, from the question database, the examination questions associated with a current administering section from among
the plurality of administering sections, and output the examination questions to an examinee terminal;

acquire an answer of the examinees to the examination questions from the examinee terminal;
determine whether the acquired answer is correct or incorrect;
calculate for the examinee a current correct-answer percentage to the examination questions in the current administering section
in the prescribed field based on a result of the correct/incorrect determination;

determine a change in a correct-answer percentage for the examinee from the correct-answer percentage for the examinee of
examination questions in at least one past different administering section in the prescribed field than the current administering
section to the calculated current correct-answer percentage for the examinee by:

extracting, from the answer status database, at least one past correct-answer percentage of the at least one past administering
section in the prescribed field at a past date and time near a date and time of the administration of the calculated current
correct-answer percentage, and

determining whether a change from the extracted at least one past correct-answer percentage to the calculated current correct-answer
percentage is an increase or a decrease, by a threshold; and

in response to the determined change in the correct-answer percentage for the examinee, extract based upon the question identifier
in the answer status database, at least one past examination question from the at least one past administering section from
the question database for output to the examinee terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,585,173

COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, COMMUNICATIONS METHOD, MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS TERMINAL, AND BASE STATION

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A communications system comprising:
a base station; and
a mobile communications terminal, wherein
the base station and the mobile communications terminal execute a random access procedure, and perform radio communication,
the base station is configured to assign to the mobile communications terminal, in the random access procedure, an identifier
that corresponds to preamble information, the base station assigning the identifier based on first correspondence information
that indicates a given correspondence relation of the preamble information to be transmitted by the mobile communications
terminal and the identifier assigned to mobile communications terminal,

the mobile communications terminal is configured to execute the random access procedure with the base station by transmitting
to the base station, the preamble information that corresponds to the identifier assigned by the base station,

the mobile communications terminal transmits based on second correspondence information that indicates the given correspondence
relation, the preamble information that corresponds to the identifier assigned by the base station,

the first correspondence information and the second correspondence information indicate a given correspondence relation of
propagation quality of the radio communication between mobile communications terminal and the base station, the identifier,
and the preamble information,

the mobile communications terminal selects the preamble information that corresponds to a combination of the identifier assigned
by the base station and the propagation quality, and

the base station determines for each propagation quality, the preamble information that the mobile communications terminal
is to be caused to select, derives an identifier satisfying the given correspondence relation in each determined combination
of a propagation quality and preamble information, and assigns the derived identifier to the mobile communications terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,195,014

OPTICAL CONNECTOR, OPTICAL CONNECTOR SYSTEM AND OPTICAL BACKPLANE APPARATUS FOR OPTICALLY CONNECTING FIRST OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE AND SECOND OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE

FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED...

1. An optical connector for optically connecting a first optical waveguide and second optical waveguide, comprising:
a first connector module including
a first fixing portion attached to a first board in such a manner that a fixed position is adjustable,
a first connecting portion,
a first ferrule to which the first optical waveguide is connected, and
a guide pin attached to the first ferrule and provided with a tapered portion at a front end; and
a second connector module including
a second fixing portion fixed to a second board,
a second connecting portion connectable to the first connecting portion of the first connector module,
a second ferrule to which the second optical waveguide is connected and provided with a fitting hole that fits the guide pin,
and

a holding unit that movably holds the second ferrule.

US Pat. No. 9,116,309

OPTICAL CONNECTOR

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An optical connector comprising:
an optical fiber; and
a ferrule configured to hold the optical fiber,
wherein the ferrule has a front part, a rear part, a deformable mechanism to connect between the front part and the rear part,
and an opening to allow the optical fiber to bend along with displacement of the deformable mechanism, and

wherein the deformable mechanism has a restrictor to restrict the displacement or deformation of the deformable mechanism,
the restrictor being provided at least between the deformable mechanism and the front or between the deformable mechanism
and the rear part.

US Pat. No. 9,250,397

OPTICAL CONNECTOR

FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED...

1. An optical connector comprising:
a connector body;
an enclosure that is a slit-shaped hole formed from one surface of the connector body into the connector body, and accommodates
a sheet-like optical waveguide with a tip of the optical waveguide abutting against a bottom of the hole;

a pressing section that is provided on a first surface of the enclosure facing a sheet surface of the enclosed optical waveguide,
and presses the enclosed optical waveguide toward a second surface of the enclosure facing the first surface so as to bring
the enclosed optical waveguide into contact with the second surface; and

a plurality of micro-lenses provided on a second surface of the connector body opposite to the bottom of the hole, and aligned
along a plane parallel to the second surface of the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 9,545,035

CONTAINER-TYPE DATA CENTER AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING CONTAINER-TYPE DATA CENTER

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A container-type data center comprising:
a container;
a rack that is included in the container and incorporates electronic equipment;
a fan device that is included in the container and includes a plurality of first fans and a plurality of second fans of which
diameter is smaller than the diameter of the first fans, the first fans being disposed on a line which is a vertical direction
line with respect to a ground, two said second fans being disposed in a direction perpendicular to the line of the first fans
and between each of the first fans, the first fans and the second fans being alternately arranged on an opposing surface opposed
to the rack;

a temperature measurement unit that measures a temperature of a heat generation component incorporated in the electronic equipment;
and

a control unit that controls rotation of the first fans and rotation of the second fans based on the measured temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,603,272

LID STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A lid structure comprising:
a housing;
a lid body that opens and closes an opening of the housing;
an elastic member that is compressed by the housing and the lid body around the opening in a closing position where the lid
body closes the opening;

a shaft member that allows movement of the lid body along an opening formation surface where the opening is formed and move
the lid body close to the opening formation surface from front to move the lid body from a facing position of facing around
the opening to the closing position;

a support shaft along the opening formation surface of the housing; and
at least two shaft storage members, provided on at least two sides of the lid body, respectively, that stores the support
shaft,

wherein each of the at least two shaft storage members includes:
a first portion including a first projection portion which projects from a surface of the lid body toward the housing and
a first end portion which bends along the opening formation surface at an end of the first projection portion, the first projection
portion, the first end portion and a first part of the lid body forming a first recess portion; and

a second portion including a second projection portion which projects from the surface of the lid body toward the housing
and a second end portion which bends along the opening formation surface at an end of the second projection portion such that
the second end portion faces the first end portion, the second projection portion, the second end portion and a second part
of the lid body forming a second recess portion,

wherein the support shaft slides between the first recess portion and the second recess portion to move the lid body between
the closing position to the facing position.

US Pat. No. 9,276,162

SEMICONDUCTOR PHOTODETECTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor photodetector comprising the steps of:
forming at least a first semiconductor layer of a first conduction type, a light absorbing layer, an electric field buffer
layer, and an avalanche multiplication layer on a semiconductor substrate;

doping a partial region of said avalanche multiplication layer with impurity of a second conduction type; and
forming a mesa structure by carrying out mesa processing such that the region of said avalanche multiplication layer doped
with said impurity of the second conduction type is located in the vicinity of the side face of the mesa structure.

US Pat. No. 9,750,144

CONNECTING SYSTEM OF MULTI-SECTION HOUSING AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE PROVIDED WITH THAT CONNECTING SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A connecting system of a multi-section housing which is divided into first to fourth housing sections which are superposed
in that order to form a multi-section housing which can be spread open to form a single flat surface, comprising:
first connecting devices which are arranged between the first and second housing sections and between the third and fourth
housing sections, and

second connecting devices which are arranged between the first and fourth housing sections and between the second and third
housing sections, wherein

the first connecting devices including:
fastening parts which are fastened to the first and fourth housing sections at one end sides, and
slide-and-rotate parts which stick out from the first and fourth housing sections, which enable the first and fourth housing
sections to slide from the states superposed over the second and third housing sections, then enable the first and fourth
housing sections to be rotated with respect to the second and third housing sections by respectively 180 degrees to form a
flat surface at other end sides, wherein

the second and third housing sections have arm parts which hold the slide-and-rotate parts in the state where the first to
fourth housing sections are superposed,

the second connecting devices including:
first hinges which connect single end faces of the second and third housing sections, and
second hinges which connect end faces of the first and fourth housing sections at opposite sides to the end faces of the first
hinge sides, wherein

the first connecting devices are used to make the second and third housing sections slide with respect to the first and fourth
housing sections, in the fully slid state, the first connecting devices are used to make the first and fourth housing sections
rotate with respect to the second and third housing sections while the second connecting devices are used to make end faces
of the second and third housing sections and end faces of the first and fourth housing sections approach each other, and,
when the first and fourth housing sections finish being rotated with respect to the second and third housing sections, the
end faces of the second and third housing sections and the end faces of the first and fourth housing sections abut against
each other to thereby form a single flat surface.

US Pat. No. 9,622,381

ADSORPTION HEAT PUMP AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An adsorption heat pump comprising:
an evaporator configured to generate vapor of a coolant;
a first adsorber and a second adsorber each containing an adsorbent to adsorb the vapor of the coolant generated in the evaporator;
a condenser configured to condense the vapor of the coolant generated in any of the first adsorber and the second adsorber;
and

a control unit configured to feed the condenser with cooling water for condensation of the vapor of the coolant, and to feed
the condenser with warm water for evaporation of the coolant at predetermined timing,

wherein the condenser is connected to a cooling water supply source and a warm water supply source, and
when the control unit feeds the condenser with the cooling water, the control unit supplies the cooling water from the cooling
water supply source to the condenser, and returns the cooling water, which is passed through the condenser, to the cooling
water supply source, and

when the control unit feeds the condenser with the warm water, the control unit supplies the warm water from the warm water
supply source to the condenser, and returns the warm water, which is passed through the condenser, to the warm water supply
source.

US Pat. No. 9,723,763

COMPUTING DEVICE, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING COOLING FLUID FLOW INTO A COMPUTER HOUSING

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A computing device comprising:
a housing;
a temperature monitor configured to monitor a temperature within the housing;
a cooling fluid drawing mechanism configured to draw cooling fluid into the housing, the cooling fluid drawing mechanism being
one or more fan;

a cooling fluid drawing controller being a processor and a memory of the computing device and being configured, when the computing
device is installed within an enclosure as one of a plurality of computing devices, wherein the plurality of computing devices
are installed within the enclosure, to obtain a value representing the monitored temperature, and;

when the value is within a predetermined range of values, to selects an operating state for the cooling fluid drawing mechanism
from among a first operating state in which the cooling fluid drawing mechanism is operable to draw cooling fluid into the
housing at a first rate, and a second operating state in which the cooling fluid drawing mechanism is operable to draw cooling
fluid into the housing at a second rate lower than the first rate and to run the cooling fluid drawing mechanism in the selected
operating state,

when the value is above the predetermined ranged of values, to select an operating state for the cooling fluid drawing mechanism
in which the cooling fluid drawing mechanism is configured to draw cooling fluid into the housing at a rate equal to or above
the first rate,

wherein the cooling fluid controller selects the first operating state when an exhaust temperature in a path of exhaust air
from the plurality of computing devices is below an exhaust temperature threshold and the cooling fluid drawing controller
selects the second operating state when the exhaust temperature is above the exhaust temperature threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,189,272

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, COMPUTER PROGRAM, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING EXECUTION OF JOBS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An information processing apparatus coupled to a server, the apparatus comprising a processor configured to perform a procedure
including:
classifying jobs to be executed by the server into a plurality of groups, the groups being ranked in ascending order of workload
that the groups of jobs impose on the server;

counting a number of ongoing jobs that are currently executed on the server and belong to a specified number of top-ranked
groups; and

designating pending jobs that belong to other groups than the specified number of top-ranked groups and suspending submission
of processing requests of the designated pending jobs to the server, when the number of ongoing jobs is greater than or equal
to a threshold and when there are one or more pending jobs that belong to the specified number of top-ranked groups.

US Pat. No. 9,642,287

COOLING PLATE AND DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM PROVIDED WITH COOLING PLATES

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A cooling plate comprising:
a main body provided with an upper space and a lower space separated by a separating wall and having a bottom surface placed
on a heat generating member,

a partition wall provided sticking out at said upper space side of said separating wall and partitioning the inside of said
upper space into a first channel through which the coolant before absorbing heat flows and a second channel through which
said coolant after absorbing heat of said heat generating member flows,

a plurality of through holes provided in said separating wall for running said coolant in said first channel into said lower
space and running said coolant in said lower space into said second channel, and

a third channel provided in said partition wall and running part of said coolant before absorbing heat.

US Pat. No. 9,316,672

POWER STRIP AND POWER MEASUREMENT METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A power strip comprising:
a first power line;
a second power line between which and the first power line a power supply voltage is applied;
a jack portion;
a current meter configured to measure a current being supplied to an external electric device from the jack portion;
a first photocoupler including a first light emitting diode electrically connected between the first power line and the second
power line, the first photocoupler configured to output a first output signal whose level is changed when the power supply
voltage exceeds a first threshold;

a second photocoupler including a second light emitting diode electrically connected between the first power line and the
second power line with the polarity of the second light emitting diode reversed from the polarity of the first light emitting
diode, the second photocoupler configured to output a second output signal whose level is changed when the power supply voltage
exceeds a second threshold; and

a computing unit configured to calculate a power value by using instantaneous values of the current measured by the current
meter and instantaneous values of the power supply voltage estimated based on only a length of a period when both the first
output signal and the second output signal are at a low level,

wherein the computing unit calculates an effective voltage value Vrms of the power supply voltage by using Vrms=aX+b (a is a constant having a unit of voltage per time and determined in advance, and b is a constant having a unit of voltage
and determined in advance) where X denotes the length of the period when both the first output signal and the second output
signal are at the low level, and

the computing unit estimates the instantaneous value of the power supply voltage at a time point t as ?{square root over (2)}Vrmssin(?t) (? is a known angular frequency).

US Pat. No. 9,795,064

HEAT EXCHANGER, COOLING UNIT, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A heat exchanger comprising:
a plurality of first heat radiation members, each of the plurality of first heat radiation members including a first refrigerant
flow path through which a refrigerant flows;

a plurality of second heat radiation members, each of the plurality of second heat radiation members including a second refrigerant
flow path through which the refrigerant flows; and

a fin attached between the plurality of second heat radiation members,
wherein an interval between the plurality of first heat radiation members is smaller than an interval between the plurality
of second heat radiation members, and no fin is provided between the plurality of first heat radiation members.

US Pat. No. 9,699,886

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a casing;
a board disposed inside the casing and having a heating element mounted thereon;
an opposing member disposed inside the casing and having an opposing face opposed to a face of the board on which the heating
element is mounted;

a heat sink formed by alternately laminating thermal diffusion sheets and adhesive layers on the opposing face of the opposing
member, at least one of the adhesive layers having an opening at a location corresponding to the heating element; and

a press member disposed inside the casing and configured to press the heating element mounted on the board against a region
of the heat sink, the region of the heat sink corresponding to the opening of the adhesive layer.

US Pat. No. 9,717,161

BOARD ASSEMBLY INCLUDING COOLING SYSTEM AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A board assembly including a cooling system comprising:
a wiring board;
a first heat generating component mounted on a surface of the wiring board;
a first heat receiving portion mounted on the first heat generating component and configured to allow a coolant to pass therethrough;
a second heat generating component mounted on another surface of the wiring board;
a second heat receiving portion mounted on the second heat generating component and configured to allow the coolant to pass
therethrough; and

a support post disposed through the wiring board so as to extend between the first heat receiving portion and the second heat
receiving portion, the support post having a space through which the coolant flows from the first heat receiving portion to
the second heat receiving portion or from the second heat receiving portion to the first heat receiving portion,

wherein the support post extends through the first heat receiving portion,
wherein the support post defines, along a longitudinal direction, a hole at an upper peripheral side portion thereof, and
wherein the space of the support post is in fluid communication with a first channel in the first heat receiving portion via
the hole.

US Pat. No. 9,310,407

POWER STRIP AND POWER MEASUREMENT METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A power strip comprising:
a jack portion;
a current meter configured to measure a current being supplied from the jack portion to an external electrical device, and
to output a measurement signal corresponding to a magnitude of the current; and

a computing unit configured to obtain instantaneous values of the current at a plurality of time points on the basis of the
measurement signal, and to calculate a power value using the instantaneous values,

wherein the computing unit is configured to obtain the instantaneous values of the current by using any one of a first zero
point and a second zero point as a reference.

US Pat. No. 9,788,467

SHIELD CASE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A shield case that shields an electronic component, the shield case comprising:
a shield frame configured to be fastened to a board so as to surround the electronic component mounted over a mount face of
the board; and

a spring, attached to the shield frame, including:
a first flat face configured to closely adhere to the mount face by being pressed when the shield frame is fastened; and
a second flat face, provided opposite to the first flat face, configured to closely adhere to an inner surface of an accommodating
depression provided in the shield frame and configured to accommodate the spring,

wherein the accommodating depression includes a first layer which includes an abutting face that abuts on a first face of
a fixed portion of the spring which is fixed to the accommodating depression, a second layer which includes an accommodating
hole that passes through the second layer in a thickness direction and accommodates the fixed portion, and a third layer which
includes a sandwich face that sandwiches the fixed portion between the sandwich face and the abutting face by abutting on
a second face of the fixed portion.

US Pat. No. 9,743,457

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, WIRELESS BASE STATION, AND ABNORMALITY RESTORATION METHOD

Fujitsu Limited, Kawasak...

1. A mobile station which communicates with a base station, the mobile station comprising:
a first processor configured to perform wireless communication with the base station by wireless communication interface;
a second processor configured to determine whether an initialization of the wireless communication interface is needed;
a third processor configured to instruct the first processor to search a base station with which the first processor is capable
of communicating, in the case that the third processor recognizes that the initialization of the wireless communication interface
is needed;

a memory configured to store connection information for wirelessly coupling of the wireless communication interface with each
of one or more base stations including the base station;

wherein the second processor is further configured, when the second processor determines that the initialization of the wireless
communication interface is needed, to send to the third processor a first signal indicating that the initialization of the
wireless communication interface is not needed but the wireless communication interface is incapable of being used, and to
send to the first processor a second signal indicating that the initialization of the wireless communication interface is
needed, and

the first processor is further configured to establish a connection with one of the one or more base stations based on the
stored connection information after the initialization of the wireless communication interface.

US Pat. No. 9,373,920

CONNECTOR INCLUDING MODULE THAT INCLUDES MOLDED PART INSERT-MOLDED WITH CONTACTS EACH INCLUDING FIRST CONTACT PART, SECOND CONTACT PART, AND BODY THAT EXTENDS BETWEEN FIRST AND SECOND CONTACT PARTS AND INCLUDES SPRING PORTION GREA

FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED...

1. A connector, comprising:
a module that connects a board and a connection object; and
a housing that accommodates the module,
wherein
the module includes
a plurality of contacts each including a first contact part that comes into contact with the board, a second contact part
that comes into contact with the connection object, and a body extending at angle from the first contact part to the second
contact part; and

a molded part insert-molded with the contacts arranged as inserts, wherein the molded part covers a portion of the body through
a surface of the first contact part of each of the contacts, the surface facing toward the board, and

in each of the contacts, a width of the portion of the body covered with the molded part is smaller than a width of a spring
portion of the body, the spring portion being exposed and extending from the molded part and supporting the second contact
part in such a manner as to allow a displacement thereof, and a width of the second contact part is smaller than the width
of the spring portion, and

wherein the first contact part includes a flat portion, the flat portion coming into contact with the board and extending
directly from the portion of the body covered with the molded part and substantially parallel to the board.

US Pat. No. 9,059,887

RECEIVING DEVICE AND RECEIVING METHOD FOR DETERMINING DOPPLER FREQUENCY FROM PILOT SIGNALS USING OFDM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A receiving device for receiving OFDM signals in which arrangement of pilot signals changes with symbol time, comprising:
an inverse Fourier transform unit configured to calculate an impulse response by performing an inverse Fourier transform on
pilot signals included in a received signal, which is the OFDM signal having been received and subjected to a Fourier transform;

a first Doppler frequency estimation unit configured to estimate a first Doppler frequency from a phase rotation amount at
peak positions between impulse responses of pilot signals of different subcarriers of the impulse responses calculated by
the inverse Fourier transform;

a second Doppler frequency estimation unit configured to estimate a second Doppler frequency from a phase rotation amount
between impulse responses of pilot signals of the same subcarrier of the impulse responses calculated by the inverse Fourier
transform; and

a Doppler frequency selection unit configured to select the first Doppler frequency in the case where a maximum delay amount
of multipath does not exceed a measured range of impulse responses found by performing an inverse Fourier transform on the
pilot signals, and select the second Doppler frequency in other cases.

US Pat. No. 9,491,860

WIRING BOARD AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A wiring board comprising:
a first insulating layer;
a first wire that is provided at a first surface of the first insulating layer, transmits a first signal, and has a linear
shape;

a second wire that is provided at a second surface of the first insulating layer that is opposite to the first surface, includes
a first portion that is parallel to at least a portion of the first wire, has a linear shape, and transmits a first component
of the first signal that is transmitted through the first wire;

a first land that is provided at the first surface and that is coupled to the first wire; and
a second land that is provided at a location of the second surface differing from a location opposing the first land and that
is coupled to the second wire,

wherein the first portion is provided between the first land and the second land and a capacitance value between the first
wire and the second wire is changeable based on a length of the first portion.

US Pat. No. 9,282,452

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND WIRELESS TERMINAL DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A method in which at least one of a first frequency bandwidth for use in an uplink and a second frequency bandwidth for
use in a downlink is variable in a wireless communication system corresponding to a wireless terminal device, the method comprising:
designating, by the wireless terminal device, a terminal category using at least one of a transmitting frequency bandwidth
and receiving frequency bandwidth as a terminal capability between a wireless base station and the wireless terminal device;

setting, by the wireless terminal device, a link between the wireless base station and the wireless terminal device based
on the terminal category; and

generating, by the wireless terminal device, a control signal using both one of a downlink frequency indicating a downlink
frequency band and an uplink frequency indicating an uplink frequency band determined by the link setting unit determining
the link setting respectively, and another frequency represented by a frequency difference between the downlink frequency
and the uplink frequency, and transmitting the control signal to the wireless terminal device, thereby informing of the downlink
frequency and the uplink frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,286,107

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR SCHEDULING JOBS, JOB MANAGEMENT APPARATUS FOR SCHEDULING JOBS, PROGRAM FOR SCHEDULING JOBS, AND METHOD FOR SCHEDULING JOBS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An information processing system comprising:
a plurality of calculation nodes that execute jobs; and
a job management node that manages the jobs, wherein the job management node comprises:
a storage device configured to store a first maximum power value which has been consumed when one or more calculation nodes
has executed a first job; and

a controller configured to detect the first job, which has been executed, whose identification information is matched with
identification information of a second job to be scheduled, whose number of the calculation nodes to use is matched with a
number of the calculation nodes of the second job, or whose difference of the number of the calculation nodes with the second
job is within a prescribed range, predict, as a second maximum power value of the second job, the first maximum power value
of the detected first job stored in the storage device, and schedule the second job such that the second maximum power value
of the second job does not exceed a power consumption limit value set according to a time;

wherein the controller further detects, as the first job, a job whose type is matched with the second job besides the identification
information.

US Pat. No. 9,286,485

USING TRUST POINTS TO PROVIDE SERVICES

Fujitsu Limited, Kawasak...

1. A method comprising:
establishing, by a vehicle trust point system of a vehicle, trust with a first trust point system by:
receiving at least one of user information and device information from the first trust point system; and
authenticating a user of the vehicle or a device associated with the user of the vehicle according to the user information
or the device information;

receiving a task list comprising a plurality of tasks from the first trust point system, the tasks to be performed by the
user of the vehicle;

establishing trust with a second trust point system by sending vehicle trust point information to the second trust point system
to allow the second trust point system to authenticate the vehicle trust point system based on a version of software on the
vehicle, wherein the second trust point system is different than the first trust point system;

obtaining a route to perform the plurality of tasks from the second trust point system; and
instructing the vehicle to move along the route.

US Pat. No. 9,282,463

SPECTRUM SHARING IN WHITE SPACE BANDS USING JOINT POWER CONTROL AND CHANNEL ASSIGNMENT

Fujitsu Limited, Kawasak...

1. A method for spectrum sharing in white space bands, comprising:
receiving, by a processor, network information for N wireless networks operating in a location, wherein the N wireless networks
share M white space band channels, wherein N and M are integers greater than or equal to 1;

receiving channel information, including maximum permissible power levels at the location for the M white space band channels;
generating a conflict graph indicating which of the N wireless networks and the M white space band channels interfere for
each of L power levels, wherein L is an integer greater than or equal to 1;

based on the conflict graph, defining linear constraints for the re-use of resources associated with the M white space band
channels, wherein the linear constraints avoid interference among the N wireless networks;

formulating a linear function for optimizing the resources associated with the M white space band channels;
solving the linear function to obtain an allocation of the resources associated with the M white space band channels, the
resources including time slots and power levels assigned to each of the N wireless networks; and

implementing the allocation by assigning the resources, including time slots and power levels, for each of the M white space
band channels to each of the N wireless networks.

US Pat. No. 9,204,408

RELAYING APPARATUS AND RELAYING METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A relaying apparatus that receives packet data, the relaying apparatus comprising:
a memory that stores a program including a procedure; and
a processor that executes the program including the procedure, wherein the procedure includes:
checking whether another packet data is outputting from a memory that stores packet data;
delaying, when the received packet data includes a synchronization message for any one of a frequency synchronization and
a time synchronization and the checking indicates that the another packet data is outputting from the memory that stores packet
data, a transmission of the received packet data so that a period of time for a relaying process attains a given value.

US Pat. No. 9,807,781

BASE STATION AND SCHEDULING METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A base station that serves as a second base station in a communication system including a first base station corresponding
to a first cell and the second base station corresponding to a second cell smaller than a first area of the first cell, at
least part of the second cell overlapping the first area, the base station comprising:
a calculation unit that, based on a first channel estimation value between a first terminal being connected to the first base
station through the first cell and the second base station as well as a second channel estimation value between a second terminal
being connected to the second base station through the second cell and the second base station, calculates an indicator based
on a phase relationship between the first channel estimation value and the second channel estimation value; and

a scheduler that, based on the calculated indicator, determines whether to include a first candidate for a resource that the
first base station assigns to the first terminal in a second candidate for a resource that the second base station assigns
to the second terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,781,864

COOLING APPARATUS AND COOLING METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A cooling apparatus that cools an electronic apparatus, the cooling apparatus comprising:
cooling fans arranged in a plurality of groups to cool the electronic apparatus; and
a control unit that controls a rotation speed of each of the plurality of groups of the cooling fans, the rotation speed of
each group depending on a group temperature that corresponds to each group, the group temperature being calculated based on
selecting a maximum temperature of the cooling fans of a group of the plurality of groups, and subtracting from the maximum
temperature a temperature of ambient air adjacent to the electronic apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,380,316

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising a computer configured to execute a program to perform an image processing including:
creating difference data between first encoded form data and a form format corresponding to the form data, the first encoded
form data being acquired by encoding form data according to a first compression parameter;

decoding the created difference data;
performing character recognition on each of the form data and the decoded difference data;
comparing a first result of the character recognition performed on the form data and a second result of the character recognition
performed on the decoded difference data, and determining whether the first result and the second result coincide with each
other; and

outputting the difference data based on a result of the determination of coincidence/noncoincidence of the first result and
the second result.

US Pat. No. 9,285,918

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS INCLUDING TOUCH PANEL FOR DETECTING USER OPERATION

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:
a display;
a touch panel; and
a processor, wherein the processor
moves a part or all of an active program image by a predetermined first vector and displays the part or all of the active
program image on the display when a first touch on the touch panel is detected,

determines, when a second touch on the touch panel is detected after a predetermined time elapsed after the part or all of
the active program image moves, whether a movement amount of a second vector from the first touch to the second touch matches
the movement amount of the first vector, wherein the movement amount is a vector quantity including a predetermined direction
and a predetermined movement distance,

when the movement amount of the second vector matches the movement amount of the first vector, identifies the second touch
as a user operation and notifies an application corresponding to the active program image of the coordinates of the second
touch as the coordinates of the user operation, and

when the movement amount of the second vector does not match the movement amount of the first vector, identifies the second
touch as an unintended touch and does not notify an application corresponding to the active program image of the coordinates
of the second touch.

US Pat. No. 9,172,355

TRANSMISSION CIRCUIT AND SIGNAL TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION CIRCUIT

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A transmission circuit comprising:
a first terminal for inputting or outputting signals;
a pair of second terminals for outputting or inputting the signals;
a first path that connects the first terminal and one of the pair of second terminals;
a second path that connects the first terminal and another one of the pair of second terminals;
a first circuit including a first capacitor that is serially inserted in the first path, the first capacitor being inserted
between the first terminal and the one of the pair of second terminals, the first circuit being configured to perform single-differential
conversion on signals transmitted through the first path, to perform impedance matching, and to supply a bias voltage;

a second circuit including a first inductor that is serially inserted in the second path, the first inductor being inserted
between the first terminal and the other one of the pair of second terminals, the second circuit being configured to perform
single-differential conversion on signals transmitted through the second path, to perform impedance matching, and to supply
a bias voltage; and

a switch that is connected between the one of the pair of second terminals and the other one of the pair of second terminals,
wherein
the first circuit includes:
the first capacitor,
a first branch path that branches from between the first capacitor and the one of the pair of second terminals, and that is
connected to a reference potential point,

a first parallel circuit that is serially inserted in the first branch path, the first parallel circuit including a second
inductor and a second capacitor, and

a first DC power source that is serially inserted in the first branch path, between the first parallel circuit and the reference
potential point, and wherein

the second circuit includes:
the first inductor,
a second branch path that branches from between the first inductor and the other one of the pair of second terminals, and
that is connected to the reference potential point,

a second parallel circuit that is serially inserted in the second branch path, the second parallel circuit including a third
inductor and a third capacitor, and

a second DC power source that is serially inserted in the second branch path, between the second parallel circuit and the
reference potential point.

US Pat. No. 9,345,043

RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND RETRANSMISSION CONTROL METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A radio communication device comprising:
a memory;
a processor coupled to the memory and configured to:
allocate data to be transmitted from a communication terminal, to a plurality of radio carriers for communication with the
communication terminal;

identify, when a total amount of the data allocated to the radio carriers exceeds a certain amount, a communication terminal
that performs transmission of excess data, which corresponds to the difference between the total amount and the certain amount,
using the radio carrier to which the excess data is allocated; and

a radio communication device configured to transmit a repeat request to the identified communication terminal that the excess
data is transmitted to the radio communication device again.

US Pat. No. 9,325,129

POWER STRIP AND ELECTRIC POWER MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A power strip comprising:
a busbar electrically connected to a power source;
a plurality of electrical outlets into which a power plug is respectively insertable;
a plurality of distribution bars each of which are branched out from the busbar, corresponds to one of the electrical outlets,
and respectively supply the corresponding electrical outlet with electric currents of the power source;

a plurality of electric current measurement units respectively measuring the electric current flowing through the corresponding
distribution bar; and

a circuit board provided with the plurality of electric current measurement units,
wherein, the electric current measurement unit includes:
a magnetic core formed in a substantially ring shape, surrounding the corresponding distribution bar, including a gap formed
between both end surfaces of the magnetic core and attached onto the circuit board such that the magnetic core is stood upright
on the circuit board with the gap positioned where the magnetic core meets the circuit board, and

a hall element provided in the gap, attached onto the circuit board and detecting a magnetic field component perpendicular
to a magnetic sensitive surface in a magnetic field penetrating the hall element,

wherein each of the plurality of distribution bars extends in a direction perpendicular to an extending direction of the busbar,
the corresponding distribution bar goes straight through an opening of the magnetic core above the hall element, and
the magnetic sensitive surface of the hall element is perpendicular to the extending direction of the busbar.

US Pat. No. 9,269,186

VISUALIZATION METHOD, AND VISUALIZATION APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing a visualization program that renders an internal organ and
causes a computer to execute a process comprising:
creating a three-dimensional model of the internal organ by setting a set of tetra elements, respective tetra elements being
unstructured grid data;

setting a designated area at an external surface of the three-dimensional model of the internal organ;
generating a stereoscopic shape, along a plurality of normal vectors originating from the designated area, by pushing out
the designated area a particular distance in a posterior direction of the three-dimensional model of the internal organ;

identifying a tetra element group that overlaps the stereoscopic shape and a shape of the internal organ;
changing a degree of transparency of the identified tetra element group; and
rendering the shape of the internal organ to include the identified tetra element group for which the degree of transparency
has been changed.

US Pat. No. 9,286,036

COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM FOR MANAGING SCRIPTS, SCRIPT MANAGEMENT DEVICE, AND SCRIPT MANAGEMENT METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium having stored therein a managing program that causes a computer to
execute a process comprising:
extracting a plurality of meta commands from commands included in a plurality of scripts based on number of occurrences of
the commands, the plurality of meta commands being commands or sets of a command and argument;

extracting specific meta command from the plurality of meta commands included in each of the plurality of scripts based on
information on the number of occurrences of the plurality of meta commands included in each of the plurality of scripts and
information on the scarcity of each of the plurality of meta commands in the plurality of scripts; and

determining resemblance for a pair of scripts that are included in the plurality of scripts by calculating a probability that
a same combination of meta commands exists in the pair of scripts, wherein

in a case where there is a plurality of commands that are the same but whose arguments are different from one another in each
of the plurality of scripts, the extracting a plurality of meta commands acquires, from a storage device, operation status
change information on a change in the operation status of an information processing device due to the execution of each of
the commands, and performs an extraction by regarding the commands as respective meta commands that are different from one
another when a content of operation status change information acquired for each of the commands is different between the same
commands, and wherein

the extracting a plurality of meta commands performs an extraction by regarding commands whose notation methods are different
but which indicate the same meaning as the same meta command on the basis of command correspondence information in which commands
whose notation methods are different in accordance with a system environment are associated with one another.

US Pat. No. 9,591,763

SUBSTRATE WITH EMBEDDED COMPONENT

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A substrate with embedded component comprising:
an insulating base member;
a conductive pad formed on the insulating base member;
a component connected to the conductive pad with a solder; and
a resin covering the component, wherein
a hole is provided in the insulating base member and the conductive pad, and
the insulating base member is exposed on a side surface of the hole.

US Pat. No. 9,177,117

SECURE MODULE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:
a processor being configured to elevate instructions;
a memory;
a secure module; and
a storage device, coupled to the processor, configured to store therein a unique code for a program under test,
wherein the processor is coupled to the memory and configured to execute programmed instructions stored in the memory to perform
the steps of:

generating a scanning program that causes scan processing, which generates the unique code for the program under test, to
be executed by the processor and executes update processing of randomly updating contents of the scanning program;

modifying the program under test into program code having description content that is different and a function that is the
same as the program prior to modifying, wherein unique code for the modified program under test is written to the storage
device, overwriting existing unique code; and

authenticating, when the scanning program is executed with respect to the program under test stored at a designated storage
area in the memory, validity of the program under test stored at the designated storage area, based on the unique code stored
in the storage device and execution results of the scanning program, wherein the secure module includes a structure configured
to prohibit internally stored information from being referenced externally, and

wherein the modifying further includes:
shuffling a command in the program under test;
storing in the storage device, a table correlating a jump command specifying an address to which a jump is made and an address
of the jump command;

changing contents of the jump command in the program under test post-shuffling, to a read-command for the table; and
writing to the designated storage area, the program under test including the read-command.

US Pat. No. 9,286,660

FILTERING METHOD AND DEVICE IN IMAGE PROCESSING

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A filtering device, comprising:
a dividing unit configured to divide a first filtering window into a plurality of blocks;
a determining unit configured to determine a filtering window area according to relevance between a central block and other
non-central blocks in the plurality of blocks; and

a filtering unit configured to perform filtering processing on an image in the determined filtering window area;
wherein the determining unit comprises:
a calculating module configured to calculate a relevance parameter of each of the plurality of blocks;
a comparing module configured to compare a relevance parameter of each of the non-central blocks in a predetermined direction
of the central block with a relevance parameter of the central block according to the result of calculation of the calculating
module; and

a determining module configured to determine whether the non-central blocks are related to the central block according to
the result of comparison of the comparing module, and excluding non-central blocks of rows and/or columns where boundary blocks
are located and their peripheral non-central blocks from a range of the filtering window area by taking non-central blocks
unrelated to the central block as the boundary blocks.

US Pat. No. 9,357,583

GATEWAY NODE DEVICE, SENSOR NODE DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ACTIVE TIME PERIOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

7. A method for controlling an active time period of an intermittent operation of each of a plurality of sensor node devices
forming an ad-hoc network having a tree structure, the method comprising:
determining, by a gateway node device that connects the ad-hoc network to another network, to divide a first tree included
in the tree structure, the first tree including a first node device as a root of the first tree;

dividing, upon determining to divide the first tree, the first tree into a second tree and a third tree at a second node device
different from the first node device, the second node device being a root of the second tree, the second node device being
a child node of the third tree;

assigning active time periods within an intermittent operation cycle to the respective second and third trees, the assigned
active time periods being mutually disjoint; and

notifying sensor node devices included in the first tree of the assigned active time periods,
wherein the first tree and the second tree are not the same tree.

US Pat. No. 9,402,313

CONDUCTIVE MATERIAL, CONDUCTIVE PASTE, CIRCUIT BOARD, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A circuit board, comprising:
a plurality of circuit parts;
a connecting part including conductive material, comprising:
a first metal part whose main ingredient is a first metal;
a second metal part formed on the first metal part and whose main ingredient is a second metal, the second metal having a
melting point lower than a melting point of the first metal, which second metal forms a metallic compound with the first metal;
and

a third metal part whose main ingredient is a third metal, which third metal makes a eutectic reaction with the second metal;
wherein the circuit parts are connected to each other by the connecting part,
the first metal is copper (Cu) or a copper (Cu) alloy, the second metal is tin (Sn) or a tin (Sn) alloy, and the third metal
is a powder of bismuth (Bi), indium (In) or an alloy whose main ingredient is bismuth (Bi),

the eutectic reaction of the second metal and the third metal is made at a temperature equal to or lower than a glass transition
temperature of an insulation substrate, and

the metallic compound is formed of the first metal and the second metal and a temperature of a melting point of the metallic
compound is higher than a heat-resistant temperature of the insulation substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,344,851

SPEED ESTIMATION METHOD IN A MOBILE TERMINAL ACCORDING TO A RESULT OF DETERMINING A GIVEN SATISFYING CONDITION

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A mobile terminal comprising:
a memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory and configured to:
receive two or more of component carriers of different bandwidths, the component carriers being used for wireless communication
performed by the mobile terminal,

estimate one or more speeds of the mobile terminal based on respective one or more carriers among the two or more of the component
carriers,

determine whether the estimated one or more speeds satisfy a given condition, and
estimate a speed of the mobile terminal according to a result of the determining, wherein
estimate a first speed based on a first carrier among the received two or more of the component carriers,
determine whether the first speed is larger than a given threshold associated with the first carrier,
estimate, according to the result of the determining, the speed of the mobile terminal based on a second carrier different
from the first carrier among the received two or more of the component carriers,

estimate, when the processor determines the first speed is larger than the given threshold, the speed of the mobile terminal
based on a center frequency of the second carrier having a frequency lower than the center frequency of the first carrier,
and

estimate, when the processor determines the first speed is smaller than the given threshold, the speed of the mobile terminal
based on a center frequency of the second carrier having a frequency higher than the center frequency of the first carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,351,255

PORTABLE INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A portable information processing device comprising:
a sensor configured to detect physical amount which changes according to electromagnetic waves or acoustic waves for a location
within predetermined space;

a first storage configured to store an association between the information of the physical amount and location information;
a first processor configured to execute an application program;
a second storage of which the storage capacity is smaller than that of the first storage, configured to store a part of the
associations; and

a second processor, which is connected to the sensor, configured to acquire the current location from the information of the
physical amount detected by the sensor, and the associations stored in the second storage,

wherein the first processor extracts a part of the associations from the associations stored in the first storage according
to change in the current location due to movement of the portable information processing device, and after transmitting the
extracted part of the associations to the second processor, goes into a power-saving state,

wherein the second processor updates information stored in the second storage using the part of the associations received
from the first processor,

wherein the first processor extracts and transmits the association of a location included in a predetermined range including
the current location as a part of the associations, and also transmits at least information regarding a location positioned
at a boundary in the predetermined range to the second processor,

wherein the second processor determines, based on at least the information regarding a location positioned at a boundary in
the predetermined range, whether or not the current location is a location where the boundary of the predetermined range is
positioned, and when the current location is the location where the boundary of the predetermined range is positioned, requests
the first processor from updating of a part of the associations stored in the second storage,

wherein the first storage stores information regarding an adjacent relation between the locations,
wherein the first processor extracts the association of a location within a predetermined range including the current location
from the first storage based on the information regarding the adjacent relation, as a part of the associations,

wherein the information regarding the adjacent relation further includes the movement probability between the locations, the
movement probability of each location is compared to a maximum movement probability and, when the movement probability of
a location is greater than the maximum movement probability, the location is set as a boundary candidate and the maximum movement
probability is updated to the movement probability of the location, and

wherein the first processor extracts the associations according to a predetermined number of mutually adjacent locations on
a route regarding which the probability that the portable information processing device will pass is high, including the current
location, as a part of the associations.

US Pat. No. 9,286,513

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An image processing apparatus for identifying a target area of a target object in an image, the image processing apparatus
comprising:
a memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory and configured to:
receive a reference image,
store, into the memory, reference area information of a reference area, the reference area being extracted from the reference
image using a color condition,

receive the image,
generate specific area information of specific area in the image, the specific area being extracted from the image using the
color condition and including the reference area and the target area,

determine whether or not there is an overlap between the reference area and the target object based on the reference area
information and the specific area information,

when the overlap does not exist, identify the target area corresponding to a difference area between the specific area and
the reference area, and

when the overlap exists, extract an overlap area corresponding to a part of the target object overlapping the reference area
from the image based on color information of the reference area and another color information of the specific area, identify
the target area corresponding to the difference area and the overlap area, and perform edge detection only in the identified
target area.

US Pat. No. 9,146,818

MEMORY DEGENERACY METHOD AND INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A memory degeneracy method executed by an information processing device in which a plurality of virtual machines operate,
the memory degeneracy method comprising:
storing, in a storage unit, a physical address or address information of a memory module, which corresponds to a virtual physical
address relevant to a fault, in response to detecting the fault in a memory area assigned to a first virtual machine;

changing an association relationship between virtual physical addresses and physical addresses relevant to the first virtual
machine so as to move the physical address relevant to the fault from a reboot portion of the memory area assigned to the
first virtual machine to another portion of the memory area assigned to the first virtual machine, before an operating system
operating on the first virtual machine is rebooted by use of the reboot portion of the memory area in response to detecting
the fault; and

removing, from a usage target of the operating system, the virtual physical address corresponding to the physical address
or the address information of the memory module stored in the storage unit.

US Pat. No. 9,854,710

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND CONTAINER FOR DATA CENTER

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An information processing device comprising:
one or more information processing device main bodies;
a first heat exchanger configured to cool air to be introduced into the one or more information processing device main bodies;
an air blower configured to introduce the air into the one or more information processing device main bodies;
an evaporator through which discharged air discharged from the one or more information processing device main bodies passes;
a receiving pan configured to receive water generated by dew condensation in the first heat exchanger; and
a water supply member configured to supply the water in the receiving pan to the evaporator,
the evaporator includes:
a water storage pan configured to receive the water from the receiving pan; and
a plurality of capillaries configured to pump up water in the water storage pan by capillary action, each of the plurality
of capillaries having a plurality of pores in a circumferential surface of the respective capillaries.

US Pat. No. 9,442,790

COMPUTER AND DUMPING CONTROL METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A computer comprising:
a memory device; and
a circuitry configured to monitor an update state in a prescribed period of time of a plurality of units of management of
data stored in the memory device for each of the plurality of units, to select a target unit as a target of dumping that outputs
data from among the plurality of units on the basis of a monitoring result of the update state, and to dump data corresponding
to the selected target unit, wherein

the circuitry excludes from the selection of the target unit as the target of dumping a certain unit which is included in
the plurality of units when a prescribed period of time does not elapse since update of corresponding data of the certain
unit.

US Pat. No. 9,433,122

AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An air conditioning system, comprising:
at least one first air conditioner provided in a first space and configured to
suck air exhausted from a high-heat-generation type information technology (IT) rack which generates higher heat than heat
generated by other IT racks, the high-heat generation type IT rack and other IT racks respectively arranged in the first space
and housing at least one information processor,

cool down the sucked air, and
exhaust the cooled air to the high-heat-generation type IT rack; and
a second air conditioner provided in a second space, the second space being divided from and communicated with the first space
via a first opening allowing continuous air ventilation and a second opening allowing continuous air ventilation, and configured
to cool down the at least one information processor housed in the high-heat generation type IT rack and the other IT racks
arranged in the first space by cooling down air exhausted from the first space via the first opening and exhausting the cooled
air back to the first space via the second opening while operating at a reserved cooling capacity,

wherein the first air conditioner includes:
a suction unit that sucks air exhausted from an information processor housed in the high-heat-generation type IT rack;
a cooling unit that cools down the air sucked by the suction unit;
an exhaust unit that exhausts the air cooled down by the cooling unit; and
at least one controller that
acquires a cooling state of the cooling unit,
determines, based on the acquired cooling state, whether a thermal load of the cooling unit exceeds a cooling capacity of
the cooling unit, and

reduces a volume of air exhausted by the exhaust unit by a volume corresponding to the reserved cooling capacity of the second
air conditioner in response to the thermal load of the cooling unit exceeding the cooling capacity of the cooling unit, and

wherein the second air conditioner cools down the sucked air by the first air conditioner using the reserved cooling capacity
of the second air conditioner when the at least one controller of the first air conditioner reduces the volume of the air
exhausted by the exhaust unit of the first air conditioner.

US Pat. No. 9,420,720

LIQUID COOLING APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A liquid cooling apparatus, comprising:
a plurality of system boards each having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, each of the system
boards being a flat plate, and each of the system boards having at least one electronic component mounted on the first surface;

a cooling plate attached to the electronic component and having a pathway formed therein through which coolant flows;
one or more heat conductive members penetrating through any given one of the system boards that is a flat plate; and
a heat dissipating member disposed on the second surface of any given one of the system boards and connected to the one or
more heat conductive members,

wherein an emissivity of the heat dissipating member is higher than an emissivity of the one or more heat conductive members.

US Pat. No. 9,408,228

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UPLINK INTERFERENCE AVOIDANCE IN CASE OF TIMING ADVANCE GROUP RECONFIGURATION

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An apparatus for uplink interference avoidance in case of timing advance group reconfiguration, comprising:
a timing advance group reconfiguring unit, configured to reconfigure a timing advance group belonging to a secondary serving
cell;

a judging unit, configured to judge whether the reconfigured timing advance group is the same as a previous timing advance
group maintained by a terminal, and if not the same, notifying an executing unit; and

the executing unit, configured to terminate transmission of a periodic channel sounding reference signal in the secondary
serving cell performed by the terminal, and/or terminate uplink non-adaptive retransmission in the secondary serving cell
performed by the terminal, according to a notification transmitted by the judging unit.

US Pat. No. 9,398,709

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A portable electronic apparatus having a water-resistant structure in which a cover covers a surface of an opening formed
in a casing of the portable electronic apparatus, the portable electronic apparatus comprising:
a mounting unit that has an outer peripheral surface to which frame-shaped packing that encompasses the opening is attached,
and is formed on any one among the casing and the cover; and

a groove that is formed on an outer peripheral surface of the mounting unit, and holds the frame-shaped packing therein enabling
a surface of the frame-shaped packing to be brought into pressure contact with any one among the casing and the cover to which
the mounting is not formed, wherein

the mounting unit has a side and a corner, and is of a shape that encompasses the opening, andthe groove has a width at the corner different from that along the side.

US Pat. No. 9,280,702

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An image processing device comprising:
a processor; and
a memory which stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to execute:
obtaining a first image in which a user is included, a second image which is imaged in an imaging condition different from
that of the first image, a third image which is continuously imaged at a different point of time from that of the first image,
and in the same imaging condition as that of the first image, and a fourth image which is continuously imaged at a different
point of time from that of the second image, and in the same imaging condition as that of the second image;

extracting a first feature amount of a user which is included in the first image, a second feature amount of the user which
is included in the second image, a third feature amount of the user which is included in the third image, and a fourth feature
amount of the user which is included in the fourth image;

continuously authenticating the user based on a comparison between the first feature amount and the third feature amount,
or a comparison between the second feature amount and the fourth feature amount; and

switching the comparison between the first feature amount and the third feature amount to the comparison between the second
feature amount and the fourth feature amount which are performed in the authenticating by alternately obtaining the second
image and the third image in the obtaining while the authentication is performed based on the comparison between the first
feature amount and the third feature amount in the authenticating.

US Pat. No. 9,246,665

TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, RECEIVING APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A transmitting apparatus which is capable of performing transmission at a first frequency and a second frequency, the transmitting
apparatus comprising:
a transmitter which transmits a signal in a first frequency band in a first given portion of a first time period, and transmits
a signal in a second frequency band in a second given portion of a second time period coming after the first time period,
the first frequency band not including the first frequency, the second frequency band not including the second frequency,

wherein the first time period includes a first sub-time period including the first given portion and a second sub-time period
not including the first given portion, and the second time period includes a third sub-time period including the second given
portion and a fourth sub-time period not including the second given portion, and

wherein, when performing data transmission, the transmitter uses the second frequency prior to the first frequency for the
data transmission in the first sub-time period, uses the first frequency prior to the second frequency for the data transmission
in the second sub-time period, uses the first frequency prior to the second frequency for the data transmission in the third
sub-time period, and uses the second frequency prior to the first frequency for the data transmission in the fourth sub-time
period.

US Pat. No. 9,632,950

STORAGE CONTROL DEVICE CONTROLLING ACCESS TO A STORAGE DEVICE AND ACCESS CONTROLLING METHOD OF A STORAGE DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A device that controls access to a storage device, the device comprising:
a first cache memory;
a second cache memory; and
a processor coupled to the first cache memory and the second cache memory, and configured to
store data in the second cache memory, the data being deleted from the first cache memory,
store first data stored in a first address of the storage device, in the second cache memory, in a case where the first address
is included in first management information and is not included in second management information, according to a request for
access to the first address of the storage device, the first management information including an address in the storage device
of specific data stored in the storage device, and the second management information including an address in the storage device
of data stored in both of the second cache memory and the storage device,

register the first address in the second management information,
based on number information indicating number of times that the data stored in the second cache memory is accessed, delete
an address that has been least recently accessed and number of times of access to which is smaller than a first predetermined
value from the second management information among multiple addresses that are included in the second management information
in a case where the number of addresses that are included in the second management information reaches a first upper limit
value,

delete data corresponding to the deleted address from the second cache memory,
change an attribute of an address that has been least recently accessed and the number of times of access to which is equal
to or greater than the first predetermined value, among the multiple addresses that are included in the second management
information, to an attribute of an address that is recently accessed, and

initialize the number of times of access.

US Pat. No. 9,578,782

HEAT DISSIPATION DEVICE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND BASE STATION DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A heat dissipation device comprising:
a first plate with a first surface on which a first heat dissipation fin is formed;
a second plate with a first surface on which a second heat dissipation fin is formed;
a third plate with a first surface on which a third heat dissipation fin is formed;
a fourth plate with a first surface on which a fourth heat dissipation fin is formed, and
a heat conduction unit that passes through a first through-hole of the first plate, a second through-hole of the second plate,
a third through-hole of the third plate and a fourth through-hole of the fourth plate, and wherein

the heat conduction unit causes heat medium to pass through the first plate, the second plate adjacent to the first plate,
the third plate adjacent to the second plate, the fourth plate adjacent to the third plate, and the first plate adjacent to
the fourth plate, in this order.

US Pat. No. 9,473,401

NETWORK SEPARATION METHOD AND NETWORK SEPARATION DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A network separation method used in a relay device including a first virtual router, a second virtual router and a selector,
that relays communication between a first network and a second network, the method comprising:
outputting to the selector a packet directed to an apparatus in the second network from the first network by the first virtual
router, that includes first routing information representing information related to an apparatus connected to the first network,
the outputting being performed after interrupting processes on a network layer;

outputting to the selector a packet directed to an apparatus in the first network from the second network by the second virtual
router that includes second routing information representing information related to an apparatus connected to the second network,
the outputting being performed after interrupting processes on the network layer;

selecting a first relay packet complying with a prescribed relay rule of an application layer from among packets input from
the first virtual router, and outputting the selected packet to the second virtual router by the selector, using a processor;

relaying the first relay packet to an apparatus registered in the second routing information by the second virtual router;
selecting a second relay packet complying with the relay rule from among packets input from the second virtual router, and
outputting the selected packet to the first virtual router by the selector; and

relaying the second relay packet to an apparatus registered in the first routing information by the first virtual router.

US Pat. No. 9,165,166

INTERPOLATION CIRCUIT AND RECEIVING CIRCUIT

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An interpolation circuit comprising:
a plurality of holding circuits each configured to hold, using respective capacitors, corresponding input data that are inputted
chronologically; and

a generating circuit configured to generate interpolation data by performing a weighting operation on at least two pieces
of the input data, which are chronologically adjacent to each other and are outputted by the plurality of holding circuits,
based on an interpolation code that is used for generating interpolation data from the at least two pieces of the input data
and combining weighted data of the at least two pieces of the input data.

US Pat. No. 9,907,192

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:
a housing that houses an electronic component; and
a first cover and a second cover that cover the housing,
wherein the electronic component is oriented along and on an inner side of a first sidewall of the first cover,
wherein a side surface of the electronic component that faces the first sidewall has a cut,
wherein the first cover has a recess that is depressed from the first sidewall toward the inner side in such a manner as to
conform to the cut,

wherein the first cover is fastened at the recess to the second cover with a fastening member,
wherein the electronic component includes a connector that projects from an opening provided in a second sidewall of the first
cover and in a direction parallel to the first sidewall, and

wherein the cut has a length, in a direction of projection of the connector, greater than or equal to a sum of a width of
the recess and a length of projection of the connector from the opening.

US Pat. No. 9,432,976

CONTROL CHANNEL TRANSMITTING METHOD, BASE STATION AND TERMINAL

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A method used by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
receiving a control channel transmitted from a base station with use of a control channel format selected from among a plurality
of control channel formats, each including modulation scheme information, according to whether Multiple Input Multiple Output
(MIMO) transmission is applied or not; and

demodulating the received control channel according to the modulation scheme information indicated by the control channel
format selected by the base station,

wherein a number of bits indicating a modulation scheme included in a control channel format to be selected when the MIMO
transmission is applied is greater than that include in a control channel format to be selected when the MIMO output transmission
is not applied.

US Pat. No. 9,357,541

CONTROL CHANNEL FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A wireless communication method in which transmission and/or reception by terminals occur in units of subframes, and a
base station transmits a control signal in a current subframe, the control signal arranged in accordance with a predefined
format having a predetermined size in bits and comprising one or more sets of bits each containing one or more bits;
wherein within the format, a first set of bits is intended for a first terminal and at least one of the first set of bits
and a second set of bits distinct from the first set of bits is intended for a second terminal; and

wherein transmission and/or reception by the first terminal in a subsequent subframe is determined by the control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,229,820

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE WITH MEMORY DUMP FUNCTION, MEMORY DUMP METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An information processing device, comprising:
a memory;
a processor which operates a virtual machine, an operating system which is executed on the virtual machine, and a hypervisor
which controls the virtual machine by executing a program stored on the memory; and

a control unit which controls a system including the memory and the processor, wherein the processor
stops the operating system when detecting an error of the hypervisor;
notifies the control unit of a first memory area used by the hypervisor;
stops the hypervisor;
changes a memory area used by the hypervisor into a second memory area different from the first memory area notified by the
control unit;

starts the hypervisor using the second memory area as an available area;
starts the operating system, and resumes an application program which is operated on the operating system; and
reads data in the first memory area, and writes the data to a file as a dump file of the hypervisor.

US Pat. No. 9,667,347

OPTICAL TRANSMITTER, OPTICAL RECEIVER, METHOD OF COMPENSATING NON-LINEAR DISTORTION, AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An optical transmitter comprising:
a digital signal processor (DSP) configured to:
perform a predetermined non-linear distortion calculation on a combination of possible amplitude components of a transmission
signal, the possible amplitude components being caused being changed depending on a multivalued level and non-linear effect
of the transmission signal;

subtract the resultant non-linear distortion calculation from the transmission signal to preliminarily compensate the non-linear
distortion of the transmission signal;

re-map a transmission signal with a first multivalued level to a transmission signal with a second multivalued level lower
than the first multivalued level;

apply the re-mapped transmission signal with the second multivalued level into the predetermined non-linear distortion calculation;
a digital-analog converter (DAC) configured to convert the signal with the first multivalued level compensated the non-linear
distortion as a digital signal by the DSP into a analog signal; and

an output port configured to output the analog signal converted by the DAC.

US Pat. No. 9,596,661

BASE STATION, MOBILE STATION, WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A base station comprising:
a transmitting circuit that transmits a first wireless signal, a third wireless signal, and a fourth wireless signal to a
mobile station by using a plurality of different physical channels;

a receiving circuit that receives a second wireless signal transmitted from the mobile station;
an acquiring circuit that acquires reception information indicating a reception state of the first wireless signal at the
mobile station, from the second wireless signal received by the receiving circuit;

a determining circuit that based on the reception information acquired by the acquiring circuit, determines a repetition count
of a third wireless signal transmitted from the transmitting circuit; and

a table that has an index value associated with the repetition count, wherein
the base station uses the receiving circuit to receive the second wireless signal from the mobile station,
the base station uses the acquiring circuit to acquire the reception information,
the base station uses the determining circuit to determine based on the reception information, the repetition count of the
third wireless signal,

the base station acquires from the table, the index value that corresponds to the repetition count, and
the base station uses the transmitting circuit to transmit a fourth wireless signal that includes the index value, to the
mobile station and notify the mobile station of the index value.

US Pat. No. 9,402,258

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD USING A FEMTO BASE STATION AND A FEMTO BASE STATION FOR USE THEREWITH

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A femto base station for use in a wireless communication network which is configured to communicate wirelessly with a set
of one or more wireless communication devices within a coverage area of the femto base station, wherein the femto base station
is adapted to communicate on a plurality of different main carrier frequencies and on one or more auxiliary carrier frequencies,
which the femto base station comprises:
monitoring means configured to monitor each communication device within the coverage area; and
control means operable to carry out a process of activating and/or deactivating one or more main carrier frequencies of the
femto base station, selected from the plurality of main carrier frequencies, in accordance with communication requirements
of connected devices;

wherein the femto base station is operable to initiate a connection with a wireless communication device within the coverage
area of the femto base station using one of the auxiliary carrier frequencies of the femto base station when no other appropriate
carrier frequency of the femto base station is available for use by the connected devices, and subsequently to serve a communication
device, which is not being served by an active main carrier frequency of the base station, using one of the auxiliary carrier
frequencies.

US Pat. No. 9,603,250

ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD MANIPULATION AROUND VIAS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A circuit configured to reduce electrical signal degradation, the circuit comprising:
a signal path configured to carry a forward current of an electrical signal;
a first layer including the signal path;
a second layer including the signal path;
a path via having a signal-path via location and configured to connect the signal path at the first layer with the signal
path at the second layer; and

a ground plane adjacent to the first layer and configured to carry a return current of the electrical signal, the ground plane
having a ground-plane location that corresponds to the signal-path via location, the ground plane including an asymmetrical
cutout portion that extends away from the ground-plane location on a first side of the ground plane that is opposite a second
side of the ground plane that corresponds with a side of the first layer where the path via interfaces with the signal path
at the first layer.

US Pat. No. 9,403,483

VEHICLE IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND VEHICLE IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A vehicle image processing apparatus comprising:
a distortion correction unit that acquires a captured image which is an image that has captured an area around a vehicle with
use of at least one camera;

a drawing unit that uses at least one predetermined projection shape to convert the captured image into an image viewed along
a virtual line of sight that is a line of sight running from a predetermined position in a predetermined direction;

a viewing-line-of-sight changing unit that detects whether a virtual line of sight is switched from a position of a first
virtual line of sight to a position of a second virtual line of sight which is a different virtual line of sight, the position
of the first virtual line of sight associated with a parameter value of at least one selected from a predetermined position
and a direction of the virtual line of sight and the position of the second virtual line of sight being associated with a
parameter value different from the parameter value associated with the position of the first virtual line of sight;

a viewing-line-of-sight generation/updating unit that acquires at least one type of parameter value associated with a virtual
line of sight for each position of the first virtual line of sight and the second virtual line of sight after detecting that
the virtual line of sight is switched from the position of the first virtual line of sight to the position of the second virtual
line of sight, and generates a parameter value of a position of a virtual line of sight that is gradually changed along a
predetermined path connecting the position of the first virtual line of sight and the position of the second virtual line
of sight; and

a projection image conversion unit that converts the captured image to an image viewed along the first virtual line of sight
using a projection map which includes a relationship between a position of a pixel of the captured image and a position of
a pixel of an image viewed along the first virtual line of sight, and generates the converted image to be viewed from the
second virtual line of sight using a predetermined projection shape including display of a movement path of the predetermined
projection shape from the first virtual line of sight to the second virtual line of sight,

wherein the drawing unit illustrates the movement path of the predetermined projection shape in the converted image based
on the generated parameter value so that the converted image is gradually changed from a first image viewed along the position
of the first virtual line of sight to a second image viewed along the position of the second virtual line of sight, and

wherein the viewing-line-of-sight changing unit detects that the position of the first virtual line of sight is switched to
the position of the second virtual line of sight when a switching occurs of a pre-registered virtual line of sight or when
a difference between unchanged and changed virtual lines of sight is greater than or equal to a specified value.

US Pat. No. 9,112,658

BASE STATION, USER TERMINAL, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A base station comprising:
a memory that stores instructions; and
a processor that executes the instructions stored in the memory to implement
a transmission timing adjustment determination unit configured to determine whether to adjust a transmission timing of an
uplink signal for each of user terminals;

a radio resource allocation unit configured to allocate a radio resource for instruction information to be transmitted to
first ones of the user terminals for which it has been determined, by the transmission timing adjustment determination unit,
that the transmission timing of the uplink signal is not to be adjusted, the instruction information indicating that the transmission
timing of the uplink signal is not to be adjusted; and

an instruction information transmission unit configured to transmit the instruction information to the first ones of the user
terminals using the radio resource allocated by the radio resource allocation unit,

wherein the radio resource allocation unit is configured to allocate the instruction information to the radio resource to
be shared and used by the first ones of the user terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,877,405

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND MOUNTING METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a housing;
a plug-in unit that is inserted into the housing and electrically connected to a connection substrate within the housing and
includes a front panel on a front side of an insertion direction;

a guiding member that includes a retention portion retaining the plug-in unit, the guiding member being moved between a protruding
position protruding from the housing to the front side of the insertion direction of the plug-in unit and a retracting position
retracting to the housing side, the guiding member being electrically connected to the housing;

a biasing member that biases the guiding member to the protruding position; and
a conductive member that is positioned between the plug-in unit and the guiding member, the plug-in unit and the guiding member
being in a conduction state by the conductive member,

wherein the front panel includes a front plate which is provided at the front side of the insertion direction, a left plate
which extends from one longitudinal side of the front plate in the insertion direction and a right plate which extends from
the other longitudinal side of the front plate in the insertion direction, and

a first portion of the conductive member is provided on a surface of one of the left plate and the right plate and extends
from an upper portion of the one of the left plate and the right plate to a lower portion of the one of the left plate and
the right plate.

US Pat. No. 9,554,325

SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING SIGNAL QUALITY WITH MULTIPLE ACCESS POINTS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A system comprising:
an apparatus;
a first access point configured to transmit a first signal to the apparatus;
a second access point configured to transmit a second signal to the apparatus; and
a server device,
wherein the apparatus is configured to:
receive the first signal and the second signal,
measure a first signal strength of the first signal and a second strength of the second signal,
detect a first frequency of the first signal and a second frequency of the second signal, and
notify the server device of the first signal strength, the second strength, the first frequency and the second frequency,
and

the server device is configured to:
determine whether the measured first signal strength is greater that a first threshold value,
determine whether a difference between the first frequency and the second frequency is less than a second threshold value,
determine whether the measured second signal strength is greater than a third threshold value,
when it is determined that the measured first signal strength is greater than the first threshold value, that the difference
between the first frequency and the second frequency is less than the second threshold value, and that the measured second
signal strength is greater than the third threshold value, determine that the first access point controls a transmitting timing
of the first signal so as not to overlap a transmitting timing of the second signal,

when it is determined that the first access point controls the transmitting timing of the first signal so as not to overlap
the transmitting timing of the second signal, determine a signal quality of the first signal on the basis of the first signal
strength while not using the second signal strength,

when it is determined that the first access point does not control the transmitting timing of the first signal so as not to
overlap the transmitting timing of the second signal, determine the signal quality of the first signal using both the first
signal strength and the second signal strength, and

transmit, to the apparatus, a command indicating an access destination based on the determined signal quality.

US Pat. No. 9,491,800

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, RADIO BASE STATION APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING RADIO COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A radio communications system comprising:
a radio base station; and
a plurality of radio communication terminal devices,
the radio base station comprising:
a first memory; and
at least one first processor coupled to the first memory which includes one or more following modules, when executed by the
at least one first processor is configured to implement

an area setting module that sets a part of an area of resources used for communication with the radio communication terminal
devices as a search area,

a plurality of schedulers that each select a resource included in the search area and belonging to a group allocated to each
of the schedulers out of groups that are divided based on logical positions of resources, and

a transmitting module that transmits a signal including control information by using the resource selected by each of the
schedulers,

the radio communication terminal devices each comprising:
a second memory; and
a second processor coupled to the second memory, which when executing is configured to implement
an acquiring module that receives the signal, search the search area in the received signal, and acquire control information
addressed to the corresponding radio communication terminal device, and

a communication module that performs communication with the radio base station based on the control information acquired by
the acquiring module, wherein

the resources used for communication include a plurality of types of resources having different sizes,
the area setting module determines a size of transmission resources used for the communication with the radio communication
terminal devices and sets a part of an area of the transmission resources as a search area, and

each of the schedulers selects a transmission resource included in the search area and corresponding to a reference resource
belonging to a group allocated to each of the schedulers out of groups created by dividing, based on the logical positions,
division reference resources having a specific size out of the resources.

US Pat. No. 9,129,891

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a first semiconductor layer provided over a substrate; an electron transit layer contacting a top of the first semiconductor
layer; and

a second semiconductor layer contacting a top of the electron transit layer,
wherein the electron transit layer has a dual quantum well layer comprising a structure where a first well layer, an intermediate
barrier layer, and a second well layer are sequentially stacked,

wherein an energy of a conduction band of the intermediate barrier layer is lower than an energy of conduction band of the
first semiconductor layer and the second semiconductor layer,

wherein a ground level is generated in the first and second well layers, and a first excitation level is generated in the
dual quantum well layer, and

wherein electrons in the ground level exist having a single peak in each of the first well layer and the second well layer
and electrons in the first excitation level exist having a single peak in each of the first well layer and the second well
layer.

US Pat. No. 9,059,497

VARIABLE FILTER AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A variable filter comprising:
a dielectric substrate having a ground conductor therein;
an input terminal formed on the dielectric substrate;
an output terminal formed on the dielectric substrate;
a first resonator including a first transmission line, a first end thereof being connected to the input terminal;
a second resonator including a second transmission line, a first end thereof being connected to the output terminal;
a coupling portion including a coupling transmission line, having a first end connected to a second end of the first resonator
and a second end of the second resonator and the coupling portion having a second end being an open end, or the coupling portion
including a serial connection of the coupling transmission line and a variable capacitor, the serial connection having the
first end connected to the second ends of the first and second resonators, and the coupling portion having the second end
connected to the ground conductor; and

adjusting means capable of changing an electric transmission length, in the first, second and coupling transmission lines;
wherein a pass band width is able to be changed by changing a ratio of the electric transmission length of the coupling transmission
line to a summation of the electric transmission lengths of the first and second resonators and the coupling portion, and

wherein said adjusting means includes at least one variable capacitance, each of the at least one variable capacitance constituted
of a first, second or coupling fixed electrode formed on said dielectric substrate and connected to the corresponding first,
second or coupling transmission line, a first, second or coupling drive electrode formed on said dielectric substrate, and
a first, second or coupling movable electrode connected to said ground conductor and extending above said corresponding first,
second or coupling fixed electrode and said corresponding first, second or coupling drive electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,826,647

CONNECTING SYSTEM OF MULTI-SECTION HOUSING AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE PROVIDED WITH THAT CONNECTING SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A connecting system of a multi-section housing having a first connecting device which is provided at a center part of single
end faces of first and second housing sections of the same dimensions which are superposed with display surfaces at the outsides,
the first connecting device comprising:
a first shaft which is provided in a direction vertical to superposed surfaces of the first and second housing sections; and
a second shaft which is provided in a direction perpendicular to the first shaft; wherein
when a center line of the first shaft is arranged on a line bisecting the end faces to the left and right, and a center line
of the second shaft is arranged on the superposed surfaces of the first and second housing sections, by making the second
housing section which is superposed below the first housing section rotate by the first shaft by 180 degrees and in this state
making the first housing section rotate by the second shaft by 180 degrees, the display surfaces of the first and second housing
sections can be formed on the same plane.

US Pat. No. 9,246,608

MEASUREMENT CIRCUIT, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND MEASUREMENT METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A measurement circuit comprising:
a memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory and configured
to measure a first signal strength of a received signal within a first frequency band, the received signal including a signal
transmitted from a first transmitting apparatus within the first frequency band and a signal transmitted from a second transmitting
apparatus within a second frequency band that constitutes a part of the first frequency band,

to generate a second signal strength of the signal transmitted from the second transmitting apparatus within the second frequency
band, and

to generate a third signal strength of the received signal within the second frequency band based on the first signal strength
and the second signal strength.

US Pat. No. 9,070,373

DECODING DEVICE, ENCODING DEVICE, DECODING METHOD, AND ENCODING METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A decoding device to decode a main signal code obtained by encoding low-frequency components of an original signal and
to output a lowband main signal for output of a main signal, comprising:
a processor; and
a memory which stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to execute,
decoding auxiliary information code obtained by encoding auxiliary information, the auxiliary information being for generating,
from the lowband main signal, a highband main signal corresponding to high-frequency components of the original signal;

decoding residual code obtained by encoding low-frequency components of a residual signal indicating error components produced
by encoding of the original signal, and thereby output a lowband residual signal;

generating a highband residual signal indicating high-frequency components of the residual signal, based on the lowband residual
signal output by the residual decoder and the output auxiliary information;

generating an output signal based on the main signal, the lowband residual signal and the highband residual signal.

US Pat. No. 10,045,465

CONTAINER FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND RELAY DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A container that contains an electronic device, comprising:a blower that generates an airflow;
a first electronic device that is arranged to be adjacent to the blower and is arranged on a first flow path, through which a first diversion divided from the airflow passes;
a first rectifier comprising a first opening and a second opening, the first diversion being arranged on the first flow path and flowing through the first opening at a downstream portion of the first electronic device, the second opening being arranged on a second flow path, through which a second diversion divided from the airflow passes;
a mixing room that is arranged at a downstream portion of the first rectifier and that mixes the first diversion having passed through the first opening and the second diversion having passed through the second opening;
a second rectifier that is arranged at a downstream portion of the mixing room and comprises a third opening and a fourth opening, a mixed airflow of the first diversion and the second diversion passing through the third opening and the fourth opening;
a second electronic device arranged at a third flow path downstream of the second rectifier, the mixed airflow having passed through the third opening passing through the third flow path; and
a third electronic device arranged at a fourth flow path downstream of the second rectifier, the mixed airflow having passed through the fourth opening passing through the fourth flow path, the first rectifier is a relay board that is connected to the first electronic device, the second electronic device, and the third electronic device, and relays data communication.

US Pat. No. 9,888,575

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a wiring substrate;
a plurality of components having different heights mounted on one surface of the wiring substrate; and
a flexible substrate, the flexible substrate being formed by laminating on a one surface side of the wiring substrate, that
covers the plurality of components, the flexible substrate including a first portion that covers, among the plurality of components,
one or more first components that have heights that are equivalent to or lower than a first height, and a second portion that
covers, among the plurality of components, one or more second components other than the one or more first components, a first
rigidity of the first portion being higher than a second rigidity of the second portion.

US Pat. No. 9,497,874

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An electronic device comprising:
an enclosure that has an opening formed therein;
a switch disposed in the enclosure opposite the opening;
a key top member disposed inside the opening;
a water sealing member that has a wall part which extends such that a height direction of the wall part coincides with an
opening direction of the opening and which seals an inner surface of the opening, an arm part which extends from the wall
part to the inner side of the opening and supports the key top member, and a wall part reinforcer provided in the wall part;
and

a holder member that has a supporting part to support the switch, and an extending part which extends from the supporting
part to an opening side of the enclosure, wherein

a lower end of the wall part is fixed to an end of the extending part,
the wall part reinforcer has a reinforcer body which extends such that the height direction of the reinforcer body coincides
with the height direction of the wall part, and a bent portion formed by bending the reinforcer body at a lower end thereof
toward an outer side of the opening, and

the bent portion is secured between an opening edge of the opening on the side of the extending part and the end of the extending
part.

US Pat. No. 9,426,570

AUDIO PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An audio processing device comprising:
a processor configured to execute a process, the process comprising;
setting a reproduction sampling frequency and a recording sampling frequency higher than the reproduction sampling frequency;
based on the reproduction sampling frequency, converting a sound source signal that is a digital signal into a reproduction
signal that is an analogue signal;

based on the recording sampling frequency, converting a recording signal that is an analogue signal obtained by recording
sound that has been reproduced according to the reproduction signal converted into an input signal that is a digital signal;

separating the input signal converted into a low region signal contained in a band of less than the reproduction sampling
frequency and a high region signal contained in a band of the reproduction sampling frequency and higher; and

detecting whether or not breakup is occurring in the reproduced sound based on power of the high region signal, or based on
a difference or ratio between power of the high region signal and power of the low region signal.

US Pat. No. 9,291,706

MONITORING DEVICE AND MONITORING METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A monitoring device comprising:
a memory which stores first and second background information related to positional information of a fixed object existing
in a detection area of a radar device that receives a reflected wave from an object existing at an emission destination of
an emitted radar wave and detects position and moving velocity information of the object as detection information of the object;

an interface device which manages data transfer with the radar device and higher level device that are connected to the monitoring
device, wherein the higher level device instructs the monitoring device to change an operation mode of a monitoring process,
and acquires and manages results of monitoring output from the monitoring device; and

a processor which performs processes including:
a first detecting process which detects, upon receiving a first specified signal sent from the higher level device to the
processor through the interface device, a temporary fixed object that includes an obstruction existing in a detection area
of the radar device by using the detection information and the first background information stored in the memory, and which
outputs detection result to the higher level device through the interface device; and

a second detecting process which detects, upon receiving a second specified signal sent from the higher level device to the
processor through the interface device, a movement object existing in the detection area of the radar device by using the
detection information and the second background information stored in the memory, and which outputs detection result to the
higher level device through the interface device.

US Pat. No. 10,064,313

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD FOR INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An information processing system, comprising:a chiller configured to cool a primary refrigerant;
a liquid immersion tank in which a processing device including a first electronic component is immersed in a secondary refrigerant;
a second electronic component coupled to the processing device;
a blower configured to blow or inhale air for the second electronic component;
a coil in which the secondary refrigerant is cooled by the air;
an air tank that is coupled to the coil and that includes a refrigerant pipe through which the secondary refrigerant flows;
a heat exchanger configured to exchange heat between the primary refrigerant and the secondary refrigerant; and
a pump configured to circulate the secondary refrigerant from the liquid immersion tank to the heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 9,974,212

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An electronic equipment comprising:a refrigerant tank that contains a refrigerant;
an electronic component;
a through card electrically coupled to the electronic component; and
a pouch of which one end side is in a close contact with the through card so as to seal the electronic component,
wherein the electronic component is immersed in the refrigerant of the refrigerant tank in a state of being sealed in the pouch, and
the through card includes:
a first connector coupled to a circuit board disposed within the refrigerant tank;
a second connector coupled to the electronic component; and
a resin portion provided between the first connector and the second connector, wherein the pouch is in a close contact with a circumference of the resin portion.

US Pat. No. 9,497,735

METHOD OF SIGNAL MULTIPLEXING AND TRANSMITTER IN RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

5. A radio communication system comprising:
a receiver; and
a transmitter which time-division-multiplexes a plurality of signals at a predetermined block size and transmits the multiplexed
signal to the receiver, wherein:

the transmitter configured to perform the time-division-multiplexing in time domain to assign the plurality of signals so
as to be located in a direction away from a timing at which transmitting power of the multiplexed signal varies in a descending
order of a code length of each signal for each of both sides of the timing; and

the receiver configured to receive the multiplexed signal transmitted from the transmitter.

US Pat. No. 9,451,556

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, AND REFERENCE SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A communication system comprising:
a first communication terminal; and
a second communication terminal that performs direct communication with the first communication terminal, wherein
the first communication terminal:
controls transmission power of a first reference signal which is a partial reference signal among a plurality of reference
signals so as to reach known transmission power, the plurality of reference signals being transmitted with first data and
used for demodulating the first data,

controls transmission power of a second reference signal which is another reference signal other than the first reference
signal among the plurality of reference signals so as to reach transmission power linked to transmission power of the first
data, and

transmits the plurality of reference signals subjected to transmission power control to the second communication terminal,
and

the second communication terminal:
receives the plurality of reference signals,
estimates path loss between the first communication terminal and the second communication terminal by using the first reference
signal among the plurality of reference signals,

controls transmission power of second data based on the path loss, and
transmits the second data subjected to transmission power control to the first communication terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,419,720

OPTICAL SIGNAL TRANSMITTER

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An optical signal transmitter comprising:
an intensity modulation unit configured to adjust an intensity of a first wavelength component and a second wavelength component,
a first wavelength of the first wavelength component being different from a second wavelength of the second wavelength component;

a demultiplexer configured to extract the first wavelength component and the second wavelength component;
a first modulation unit configured to generate a first modulated optical signal from the first wavelength component obtained
by the demultiplexer;

a second modulation unit configured to generate a second modulated optical signal from the second wavelength component obtained
by the demultiplexer;

a multiplexer configured to multiplex the first modulated optical signal and the second modulated optical signal to generate
a multiplexed optical signal; and

a control unit configured to control the intensity modulation unit so that optical powers of the first modulated optical signal
and the second modulated optical signal become approximately equal to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,241,279

COMMUNICATION CONTROL APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION CONTROL SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A communication control apparatus that controls a wireless communication between a base station and a terminal, the communication
control apparatus comprising:
a memory configured to store combinations of threshold values of channel qualities, a plurality of areas, and required realtimenesses
each being information indicative of a required length of a delay time from receiving a request for a data communication from
the terminal to performing the data communication; and

a processor configured to:
obtain information on a specified area and a specified required realtimeness, the specified area being an area of the plurality
of areas in which the terminal is located, the specified required realtimeness being a required realtimeness for the terminal,

obtain a specified threshold value of a channel quality corresponding to the specified area and the specified required realtimeness,
based on the combinations of the threshold values stored in the memory, and

allow the terminal the data communication, when a channel quality between the terminal and the base station is determined
to be better than the specified threshold value of the channel quality,

wherein, for each of the plurality of areas, each of the threshold values of channel qualities is lower when a corresponding
required realtimeness of required realtimenesses indicates a shorter required length of a delay time.

US Pat. No. 9,391,421

OPTICAL AMPLIFICATION APPARATUS, OPTICAL TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, AND OPTICAL TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An optical amplification apparatus that amplifies input wavelength-division multiplexed light, the optical amplification
apparatus comprising:
a pump light source that outputs pump light; and
an optical amplifier that amplifies the wavelength-division multiplexed light in response to a power level of the pump light,
wherein the number of wavelengths multiplexed in the wavelength-division multiplexed light is set to a setting number equal
to or less than the maximum available number of wavelengths available to be input to the optical amplification apparatus,
and

the power level of the pump light is determined according to the setting number.

US Pat. No. 9,298,239

CONTROL DEVICE, POWER SUPPLY DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING POWER

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A control device comprising:
a cache memory configured to temporarily store data;
a nonvolatile memory configured to store a copy of the data stored in the cache memory;
a battery configured to supply power to the cache memory in a case of a power failure;
a data save processing unit configured to save data stored in a backup target region of the cache memory to the nonvolatile
memory in the case of the power failure; and

a charge control unit configured to charge the battery up to a target amount of charge which is determined on the basis of
a size of the backup target region;

a capacitor configured to supply power to the cache memory in the case of the power failure,
wherein the charge control unit charges the capacitor or causes the capacitor to discharge first when the target amount of
charge is to be changed.

US Pat. No. 9,262,260

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:
a processor configured to execute a first processing operation and a second processing operation, the second processing operation
being executed after the first processing operation; and

a storage coupled to the processor and including a first storage area, a second storage area, a third storage area, and a
fourth storage area, the first storage area storing first history information indicating histories of the first processing
operation, the second storage area storing second history information indicating histories of the second processing operation,
and the third storage area storing association information that indicates that the first history information stored in the
first storage area is to be duplicated into the fourth storage area when a failure is detected in the first processing operation,
and that both of the first history information stored in the first storage area and the second history information stored
in the second storage area are to be duplicated into the fourth storage area when a failure is detected in the second processing
operation, wherein

and the processor is configured to
detect a failure that occurred in the first processing operation,
select, by referring to the association information, the first storage area,
duplicate, into the fourth storage area, the first history information stored in the first storage area when the failure that
occurred in the first processing operation is detected,

detect a failure that occurred in the second processing operation,
select, by referring to the association information, both of the first storage area and the second storage area, and
duplicate, into the fourth storage area, both of the first history information stored in the first storage area and the second
history information stored in the second storage area when the failure that occurred in the second processing operation is
detected.

US Pat. No. 9,756,345

VIDEO ENCODING METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND VIDEO DECODING APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A video encoding method for dividing each frame of a video into blocks of a predetermined size, and for encoding each of
the blocks by combining temporal compression using pixel difference data and motion compensation, an orthogonal transform
for transforming spatial information into frequency information, and quantization of an orthogonal transform coefficient,
by using a quantization parameter defined corresponding to the blocks of the predetermined size, the video encoding method
comprising:
further dividing the blocks of the predetermined size into sub-blocks of a size smaller than the predetermined size;
deciding a quantization parameter for each of the sub-blocks according to an image property;
quantizing the orthogonal transform coefficient with the quantization parameter for each of the sub-blocks; and
encoding the decided quantization parameter, wherein
each of the sub-blocks for which the quantization parameter is decided has a size equal to or larger than a block size that
is a unit of processing in the orthogonal transform,

when a plurality of left blocks that are adjacent to a left end of the sub-block to be encoded are present and a plurality
of upper blocks that are adjacent to an upper end of the sub-block to be encoded are present as an encoded block of the predetermined
size or an encoded sub-block, a difference between an intermediate value between a quantization parameter of further upper
block among the left blocks and a quantization parameter of further left block among the upper blocks, and a quantization
parameter the sub-block to be encoded is encoded.