US Pat. No. 9,100,865

RADIO TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A radio terminal comprising:
a radio communication unit capable of performing radio communication with a mobile communication network;
a measurement unit that measures a received-signal state from the mobile communication network; and
a control unit that performs a control so that measurement data including information related to the received-signal state
measured by the measurement unit and location information at the time of measurement is reported to the mobile communication
network, wherein

when a rapid change of the received-signal state measured by the measurement unit is detected, the control unit performs control
so that measurement data corresponding to the received-signal state indicating the rapid change is excluded from a target
to be reported to the mobile communication network.

US Pat. No. 9,232,518

BASE STATION AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A base station comprising:
a communication section for performing communication using a plurality of antennas, said communication section controlling
the transmission directivity of the plurality of antennas, based on a known signal transmitted from a communication terminal,
when performing downlink communication;

a radio resource allocating section for allocating a downlink radio resource used for the transmission of a signal to a communication
terminal by said communication section to the communication terminal and for allocating an uplink radio resource used for
the transmission of the known signal by a communication terminal to the communication terminal; and

a grouping processing section for classifying a plurality of communication terminals with which said communication section
communicates into a first terminal group executing an application with high communication quality of transfer data and a second
terminal group executing an application with low communication quality of transfer data,

wherein a unit period is determined in which an uplink radio resource for a-known signal usable for the transmission of said
known signal by a communication terminal and a downlink radio resource appear, and

wherein a correspondence between the downlink radio resource and said uplink radio resource for said known signal is defined
for null steering based on said known signal in said unit period.

US Pat. No. 9,106,094

WIRELESS CHARGING SYSTEM METHOD OF CONTROLLING WIRELESS CHARGING OF A RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A wireless charging system, comprising:
a charging device; and
a portable electronic device that charges a secondary battery by utilizing electromagnetic waves being output from the charging
device,

wherein the portable electronic device includes:
a plurality of receiving units that receive the electromagnetic waves being output from the charging device;
a charging state monitoring unit that monitors a charging state of the secondary battery and determines an adjustment based
on a quantity of power received or a low charged level relative to a predetermined value; and

a first communication unit that communicates the adjustment to the charging device, and
wherein the charging device includes:
a plurality of output units that output the electromagnetic waves;
a second communication unit that communicates with the portable electronic device to receive the adjustment; and
an output control unit that controls an output from the plurality of output units, based on a result of monitoring by the
charging state monitoring unit to adjust a quantity of power that is output from the plurality of output units based on the
adjustment so that the plurality of output units output an adjusted quantity of power to the portable electronic device,

wherein, when a plurality of portable electronic devices are placed on the charging device, the output control unit controls
output of the plurality of output units, based on each result of monitoring the charging states received from the plurality
of portable electronic devices, so that electromagnetic waves are preferentially output to a portable electronic device having
a low quantity of power received or a low charged level among the plurality of portable electronic devices, and

wherein, when the portable electronic device, to which the electromagnetic waves were preferentially output, reaches a predetermined
charged state, the output control unit controls output of the plurality of output units, so that electromagnetic waves are
output to the other portable electronic devices.

US Pat. No. 9,661,637

RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, HIGH-POWER BASE STATION, LOW-POWER BASE STATION, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A radio communication system comprising a first base station and a second base station, the first base station being a
base station forming a macro cell, and the second base station being a base station provided in a coverage of the macro cell
and forming a cell smaller than the macro cell,
the first base station comprising a processor coupled to memory and configured to set normal subframes and specific subframes
among a plurality of subframes used for a downlink, wherein a transmission power of a subset of all physical channels forming
the specific subframes is limited to low compared with the normal subframes, and

the processor changes a setting pattern of the normal subframes and the specific subframes among the plurality of subframes
on the basis of information on a load of the second base station, wherein the information on the load of the second base station
is acquired via an X2 interface and indicates a usage rate of resource blocks in the second base station.

US Pat. No. 9,119,194

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

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A mobile communication system, comprising a base station and a mobile station, which perform communication with each other
via at least a part of a plurality of radio channels,
wherein the base station includes:
a channel allocation section configured to allocate a first radio channel having an allocation effective period of two or
more frames to the mobile station; and

a channel notification section configured to notify the mobile station of a second radio channel, having an allocation effective
period of two or more frames to the mobile station, newly allocated by the channel allocation section when the allocation
effective period of the first radio channel which has been allocated by the channel allocation section is expired, and

wherein the mobile station includes a wireless communication section configured to use the first radio channels notified from
the base station until an allocation effective period of the first radio channels expires and the second radio channels notified
from the base station until an allocation effective period of the second radio channels expires.

US Pat. No. 9,230,349

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
operation keys, one of the operation keys being assigned with a numerical character and a character;
a display module configured to display one or more characters;
a storage module configured to store a first plurality of character strings, a second plurality of numerical characters, and
a registered character that is registerable in advance, wherein one of the first plurality of character strings is assigned
to one of the second plurality of numerical characters; and

a control module configured to,
when one or more operation keys are operated, display one or more characters as one or more input characters in response to
operations to the one or more operation keys,

when the one or more input characters are matched at least a part of one of the character strings, display the numerical character
assigned to a matched one of the character strings,

wherein
the control module is configured to, when an activation instruction for an application related to the one or more input characters
or the matched one of the numerical characters is given in a state in which the one or more input characters and the matched
one of the numerical characters are displayed on the display module, display the application in a state in which any one of
the one or more input characters and the matched one of the numerical characters is input thereto,

when said one of the operation keys is operated, the control module is configured to input and display on the display module
the character and the numerical character assigned to said one of the operation keys as the input character and an input numerical
character, and

when the input character being input by an operation on said one of the operation keys corresponds to the registered character,
the control module is configured to continue display of the input character on the display module and clear display of the
input numerical character from the display module.

US Pat. No. 9,151,473

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, LIGHT-TRANSMISSIVE COVER PLATE, AND PORTABLE DEVICE

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. An electronic apparatus, comprising:
an image display device; and
a light-transmissive cover plate that includes a first surface facing the image display device and a second surface positioned
on the opposite side of the first surface,

wherein the light-transmissive cover plate is made of a single crystal that contains alumina (Al2O3) as a main component and has a step-terrace structure in at least a portion of the second surface,

wherein the second surface is a plane inclined from a-plane in the single crystal which contains alumina (Al2O3) as a main component at an angle from the a-plane that is less than 1.5°, and

wherein a virtual line perpendicular to the second surface is inclined with respect to a c-axis in the single crystal containing
alumina (Al2O3) as a main component.

US Pat. No. 9,191,901

RADIO BASE STATION AND POWER CONTROL METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A radio base station connected with a radio terminal, comprising:
a plurality of communication processing units that are turned on or off independently; and
a control unit that controls power of the plurality of communication processing units, wherein
the control unit performs a control for turning on the communication processing units of which the number of communication
processing units corresponds to a usage amount with a larger value between a usage amount of an uplink radio resource and
a usage amount of a downlink radio resource used by the connected radio terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,119,003

SOUND GENERATOR AND SOUND-GENERATING APPARATUS

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A sound generator, comprising:
a vibration plate;
a frame member to which a periphery of the vibration plate is secured;
a plurality of piezoelectric elements attached to the vibration plate so as to be spaced from each other to cause the vibration
plate to vibrate; and

a resin layer disposed inside the frame member,
the plurality of piezoelectric elements including piezoelectric elements having at least two different thicknesses, the plurality
of piezoelectric elements having at least two different thicknesses being disposed in two directions that cross each other
in a main surface of the vibration plate, the plurality of piezoelectric elements being spaced from the frame member,

the resin layer having a thickness larger than thicknesses of the plurality of piezoelectric elements having at least two
different thicknesses and being arranged so as to cover all the plurality of piezoelectric elements.

US Pat. No. 9,077,809

MOBILE PHONE

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A mobile phone provided with a push-to-talk (PTT) function, comprising:
a display module comprising a status display area and a function screen display area;
an operation receiving module configured to receive a user operation; and
a display control module configured to,
when the PTT function is not being performed, cause the display module to display one or more icons representing a status
of the mobile phone in the status display area, and,

while the PTT function is being performed,
when no user operation for executing a function other than the PTT function is received, display the one or more icons representing
the status of the mobile phone in the status display area, and display first information relevant to the PTT function in the
function screen display area, and,

when a user operation for executing a function other than the PTT function is received,
display second information relevant to the function other than the PTT function in the function screen display area instead
of the first information,

when a participant in the PTT function is a floor holder, cause the display module to display an identifier of the participant
who is the floor holder in the status display area, and,

when no participant in the PTT function is a floor holder, cause the display module to display an indication of a floor release
in the status display area.

US Pat. No. 9,485,752

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SOUNDING SIGNAL ALLOCATION AND SOUNDING ASSISTED BEAMFORMING

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication device for use in a communication system, the communication device comprising:
a plurality of antennas;
a communication module operable to: communicate with at least one communication terminal using the antennas; and control a
transmission directionality of the antennas based on a received previously known signal transmitted from a communication terminal,
when transmitting a signal to the communication terminal; and

a radio resource allocation module operable to: allocate a first upstream radio sub-resource, to be used for transmitting
the received previously known signal, to a first communication terminal to which a downstream radio resource is to be allocated,
a first upstream radio resource for a first previously known signal comprising the first upstream radio sub-resource; and
allocate a second upstream radio sub-resource, to be used for transmitting the received previously known signal, to a second
communication terminal to which a downstream radio resource is not to be allocated, a second upstream radio resource for a
second previously known signal comprising the second upstream radio sub-resource, wherein the radio resource allocation module
is further operable to change an upstream radio resource to be allocated to a third communication terminal from the first
upstream radio sub-resource to the second upstream radio sub-resource, when an allocation of a downstream radio resource is
cancelled with respect to the third communication terminal to which the first upstream radio resource has been allocated.

US Pat. No. 9,112,987

MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND DISPLAY CONTROLLING METHOD

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A mobile electronic device, comprising:
a display unit for displaying a standard screen on which objects are superimposed;
a detection unit for detecting occurrence of a predetermined event; and
a display control unit for changing arrangement of the objects displayed on the display unit in accordance with the predetermined
event detected by the detection unit,

wherein the display control unit shifts a display state of the objects in accordance with the predetermined event detected
by the detection unit to any of a first display state in which the objects are displayed in an aligned manner, a second display
state in which the objects are not displayed in an aligned manner, and a third display state in which a part of objects among
the objects is displayed in an aligned manner and other objects are not displayed in an aligned manner,

wherein the mobile electronic device further comprises a storage unit for storing information regarding a selection frequency
for each of the objects, and

wherein the display control unit
displays an object which has the selection frequency at or higher than a predetermined value as the part of objects in the
third display state, and

displays objects which have the selection frequencies lower than the predetermined value as the other objects.

US Pat. No. 9,049,635

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

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A mobile communication system employing a time-division multiple-access scheme, comprising:
a first base station which uses a first frequency band;
a second base station which uses a second frequency band different from the first frequency band; and
a mobile station to which a first control channel belonging to the first frequency band is allocated by the first base station,
the mobile station connected to the first base station having a operation frequency band which contains the first frequency
band and a common channel defined on an end on a side of the first frequency band in the second frequency band, wherein:

the second base station includes:
control channel determination means for determining a second control channel in the second frequency band to be allocated
to the mobile station in response to a start of a handover by the mobile station from the first base station to the second
base station; and

means for notifying, via the common channel, the mobile station of the second control channel determined by the control channel
determination means;

the mobile station includes:
frequency band shift means for shifting, when a timeslot of the second control channel notified by the second base station
is different from a timeslot of the first control channel, the operation frequency band of the mobile station in the timeslot
of the second control channel to a frequency band containing the second control channel; and

means for establishing a connection to the second base station via the second control channel after the operation frequency
band of the mobile station in the timeslot of the second control channel is shifted; and

the frequency band shift means shifts the operation frequency band of the mobile station to the second frequency band after
the connection to the second base station is established.

US Pat. No. 9,462,374

VIBRATION PICKUP DEVICE, VIBRATION MEASUREMENT DEVICE, MEASUREMENT SYSTEM, AND MEASUREMENT METHOD

kYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A vibration pickup device for measuring an electronic device that transmits sound to a user via vibration transmission
by pressing a vibrating body held in a housing against a human ear, the vibration pickup device comprising:
a plate-shaped vibration transmission member; and
a vibration pickup joined to a portion of the vibration transmission member, wherein
the vibration transmission member is mountable on a peripheral portion of an artificial external ear canal and includes a
hole in communication with the artificial external ear canal, and

the artificial external ear canal is formed in an ear model unit modeled after a human ear.

US Pat. No. 9,420,621

MOBILE COMMUNICATION METHOD, RADIO TERMINAL, AND BASE STATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A mobile communication method comprising:
when a radio terminal detects an occurrence of a connection failure with a network in a radio resource control (RRC) connected
state, storing a radio link failure (RLF) report regarding the detected connection failure, separately from minimization of
drive test (MDT) measurement data, in the radio terminal;

when the radio terminal fails an establishment of a RRC connection with the network, storing connection establishment failure
information regarding a connection establishment failure, separately from the MDT measurement data, in the radio terminal;

when the radio terminal establishes a RRC connection with the network and has the RLF report, sending a notification indicating
a possibility of sending the RLF report, from the radio terminal to the network; and

when the radio terminal receives a sending request for the RLF report from the network based on the notification, sending
the RLF report containing first time information for identifying a time of occurrence of the connection failure, separately
from the MDT measurement data, from the radio terminal to the network,

wherein the radio terminal is further configured to send the connection establishment failure information containing second
time information for identifying a time of the connection establishment failure, to the network.

US Pat. No. 9,209,451

LITHIUM RECHARGEABLE BATTERY COMPRISING A LITHIUM TITANATE SINTERED BODY

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A lithium rechargeable battery, comprising:
a positive electrode;
a negative electrode; and
a nonaqueous electrolyte held between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, wherein
the positive electrode or the negative electrode is comprised of a lithium titanate sintered body, and
the lithium titanate sintered body has a mean fine pore diameter of 0.10 to 0.20 ?m, a specific surface area of 1.0 to 3.0
m2/g, and a relative density of 80 to 90%.

US Pat. No. 9,191,885

RADIO COMMUNICATION TERMINAL THAT SELECTS AMONG RADIO COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A computer-program product, comprising:
a non-transitory storage media for a radio communication terminal that causes the radio communication terminal to:
store first Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) information controlled by a communication provider, the first WLAN information
containing a communication provider provided list of WLAN identifiers; and

store second WLAN information controlled by a user of the radio communication terminal, the second WLAN information containing
a user preferred list of WLAN identifiers, wherein

at least one WLAN identifier included in the user preferred list is not included in the communication provider provided list,
the user preferred list is rewritable by the user,
the communication provider provided list is provided by the communication provider that manages a cellular network, and
rewriting the communication provider provided list by the communication provider does not affect the user preferred list such
that, after the communication provider provided list is rewritten by the communication provider, the radio communication terminal
can still select WLAN identifiers in the user preferred list that existed before the rewrite.

US Pat. No. 9,122,379

PORTABLE WIRELESS TERMINAL, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND CONTENT REFERENCE SYSTEM

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A portable wireless terminal comprising:
a display module;
a memory operable to store information of first and second images, the first and second images stored in an external server
located outside the portable wireless terminal;

a control module operable to cause the display module to display a list, the list comprising first and second thumbnails of
the first and second images, respectively;

an input module operable to receive a user input to select the first thumbnail, wherein the control module causes the display
module to display a mark for the first thumbnail in response to selection of the first thumbnail; and

a deletion module operable to delete the first image in the external server after display of the mark,
wherein even if a communication function of the portable wireless terminal is cancelled or internal information in the portable
wireless terminal is deleted, the control module is operable to cause the display module to display the list and the deletion
module is operable to cause the external server to delete the first image.

US Pat. No. 9,408,307

DEVICE HOUSING PACKAGE

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A device housing package, comprising:
a substrate in a form of a rectangle, having a mounting region of a device at an upper surface thereof;
a frame body disposed on the substrate to extend along an outer periphery of the mounting region, the frame body having a
cutout formed at a part thereof; and

an input-output terminal which is disposed in the cutout to extend from a region thereof, which is surrounded with the frame
body, to a region which is not surrounded with the frame body,

the input-output terminal including a first insulating layer, a second insulating layer overlaid on the first insulating layer,
and a third insulating layer overlaid on the second insulating layer,

the first insulating layer extending outwardly from the frame body beyond the second insulating layer and the third insulating
layer,

the second insulating layer extending outwardly beyond the third insulating layer from the frame body,
a plurality of first terminals set at a predetermined potential disposed on an upper surface of the first insulating layer,
a plurality of second terminals set at a predetermined potential disposed on a lower surface of the first insulating layer,
and

a plurality of third terminals through which Alternating Current (AC) signals flow, disposed on an upper surface of the second
insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 9,295,000

POWER MANAGEMENT IN A PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE CONFIGURATION VERSION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A process for power management performed in a portable communication device capable of operating in accordance with any
one of a plurality of radio configurations, each radio configuration defining a set of traffic channel formats characterized
by physical layer parameters including at least data rates and spreading rates, the process comprising:
determining a remaining battery charge is below a threshold;
transmitting, in response to the determining that the remaining battery charge is below the threshold, a radio configuration
request indicator to a base station to request assignment of a power saving radio configuration of the plurality of radio
configurations, the power saving radio configuration resulting in less power consumption for reverse link transmissions than
at least one other radio configuration of the plurality of radio configurations;

forming a request message to include the radio configuration request indicator, wherein forming the request message comprises
forming a call establishment message, the call establishment message is selected from group comprising an origination message
and a page response message, the radio configuration request indicator comprising a reverse radio configuration preference
(REV_RC_PREF) field; and

transmitting the request message to the base station.

US Pat. No. 9,295,025

RADIO BASE STATION AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A radio base station comprising:
a transmitter that transmits, to a radio terminal being connected to the radio base station, a capability information transmission
request for requesting a transmission of terminal capability information indicating a positioning capability of the radio
terminal, wherein the terminal capability information indicates whether the radio terminal has a positioning system capable
of acquiring location information without an assist from a network;

a receiver that receives the terminal capability information transmitted from the radio terminal; and
a determination unit that determines whether or not location information indicating a geographical location of the radio terminal
is acquirable during an idle state of the radio terminal, based on the terminal capability information received by the receiver,
wherein

the transmitter further transmits control information to the radio terminal and then transmits a request different from the
control information to the radio terminal, the control information relating to measurement for radio qualities and location
information, the request requesting transmission of measurement results of the radio qualities and the location information,
and

the receiver further receives the measurement results from the radio terminal, wherein the measurement results are obtained
by the radio terminal during the idle state of the radio terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,285,881

TACTILE SENSATION PROVIDING DEVICE

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A tactile sensation providing device comprising:
a touch sensor configured to detect contact;
a tactile sensation providing unit configured to provide a tactile sensation to a contacting object in contact with the touch
sensor;

a control unit configured to control the tactile sensation providing unit, when the touch sensor detects a slide operation
by the contacting object, to provide the tactile sensation continuously while varying the tactile sensation provided to the
contacting object during the slide operation in accordance with a position of the contacting object during the slide operation;

a display unit overlaid on the touch sensor and configured to display a map representing a route; and
a memory unit configured to store map data including elevation information for each route location on the route on the map,
wherein

the control unit controls the tactile sensation providing unit, when the touch sensor detects the slide operation by the contacting
object, to vary the tactile sensation provided to the contacting object during the slide operation in accordance with the
elevation information for the location along the route on the map corresponding to the position of the contacting object during
the slide operation.

US Pat. No. 9,123,840

SOLAR CELL ELEMENT MANUFACTURING METHOD, SOLAR CELL ELEMENT, AND SOLAR CELL MODULE

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A method for manufacturing a solar cell element, the method comprising:
etching a first main surface of a semiconductor substrate having a first conductivity type, using a first acid aqueous solution
containing hydrofluoric acid, nitric acid, and sulfuric acid to obtain a first etched surface;

etching the first etched surface using a second acid aqueous solution containing hydrofluoric acid and nitric acid with substantially
no sulfuric acid to obtain a second etched surface having an uneven surface; and

forming a semiconductor layer on at least a part of the second etched surface, the layer having a second conductivity type
different from the first conductivity type.

US Pat. No. 9,231,587

INPUT DEVICE HAVING ELECTRODES SHAPED TO ENHANCE CAPACITIVE SENSITIVITY AT A GIVEN POSITION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. An input device having a plurality of keys with corresponding key indication marks, arranged in a column direction, wherein:
each of the plurality of keys includes a corresponding key indication mark formed on an operation surface and a capacitive
touch sensor comprising corresponding electrode plates formed on a printed circuit board (PCB), and

each electrode plate is only partially disposed behind the corresponding key indication mark such that a lower portion of
the electrode plate extends beyond a lower edge of the respective key indication mark and an upper portion of the electrode
plate overlaps the key indication mark and;

whereupon in response to an actuation of the input device, a finger region is identified to include portions of first and
second adjacent key indication marks corresponding to first and second adjacent keys and corresponding first and second electrode
plates, where one of the first and second keys is selected based on relative portions of the first and second electrode plates
encompassed by the finger region.

US Pat. No. 9,237,662

DEVICE HOUSING PACKAGE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS EMPLOYING THE SAME

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A device housing package, comprising:
a base body comprising, at its upper surface, a placement portion of a semiconductor device;
a frame body disposed on the base body surrounding the placement portion, comprising a notch disposed in a side wall thereof;
an input-output terminal attached to the notch, comprising a wiring conductor layer electrically connected to the semiconductor
device; and

a sealing ring disposed on an upper portion of the frame body, the sealing ring having a rectangular frame-like outer shape
as seen in a plan view,

the frame body including four side walls and having, when seen in a plan view, a rectangular frame-like outer shape, an outer
corner of adjacent side walls of the four side walls being curved as seen in a plan view,

an inner corner of the adjacent side walls being curved as seen in a plan view, the outer corner lying within a region overlapping
the sealing ring as seen in a plan view, the inner corner being exposed in a region surrounded by the sealing ring as seen
in a plan view, and

a radius of curvature of an inner corner of the sealing ring being smaller than a radius of curvature of the inner corner
of the adjacent side walls of the frame body.

US Pat. No. 9,176,534

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:
a display unit;
a first cover member that is located on a surface of said electronic apparatus, includes a layer made of sapphire, and has
a first surface opposed to a display surface of said display unit and a second surface opposite to said first surface;

an apparatus case to which said first cover member is mounted, said apparatus case accommodating said display unit;
said second surface of said first cover member comprising an outline including:
first and second partial outlines that extend along a first direction and are parallel to each other;
third and fourth partial outlines that extend along a second direction perpendicular to said first direction and are parallel
to each other;

a fifth partial outline connecting one end of said first partial outline and one end of said third partial outline; and
a sixth partial outline connecting the other end of said first partial outline and one end of said fourth partial outline,
a second cover member that covers said first partial outline, said fifth partial outline, and said sixth partial outline;
and

a fixing member that fixes said second cover member and said apparatus case to each other,
said fixing member being located, in a plan view seen from said second surface side, in an area enclosed by a first phantom
line extending along said first direction from said one end of said first partial outline, a second phantom line extending
along said second direction from said one end of said third partial outline, and said fifth partial outline.

US Pat. No. 9,420,617

MANAGEMENT OF DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION RESOURCES USING MACROCELL COMMUNICATION RESOURCES

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A method of establishing a device-to-device (D2D) communication link between a first wireless communication device and
a second wireless communication device, the method comprising:
receiving, at a base station from the first wireless communication device, a D2D call initiation message over an uplink macrocell
communication resource defined by a communication specification for uplink transmission from wireless communication devices
to base stations in a macrocell communication system, the D2D call initiation message comprising a device identifier of the
second wireless communication device; and

transmitting a D2D link establishment message from the base station to the second wireless communication device over a downlink
macrocell communication resource defined by the communication specification for downlink transmission from base stations to
wireless communication devices in the macrocell communication system, the D2D link establishment message comprising information
for establishing a D2D communication link between the first wireless communication device and the second wireless communication
device, wherein the transmitting comprises, in response to receiving the D2D call initiation message, transmitting a paging
message to the second wireless communication device indicating to the second wireless communication device that the first
wireless communication device is establishing the D2D communication link with the second wireless communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,402,197

MEASUREMENT COLLECTION METHOD, BASE STATION, AND RADIO TERMINAL

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A measurement collection method used in a mobile communication system, comprising:
a step of transmitting, by a base station, a configuration message including one or more parameters related to measurement
of a radio environment to a radio terminal; and

a step of performing, by the radio terminal, measurement of the radio environment according to the one or more parameters
included in the configuration message received from the base station, and reporting measurement data including a result of
the measurement and location information at the time of the measurement to a network including the base station, wherein

the base station includes unnecessary area information, which indicates a measurement unnecessary area requiring no measurement
data, into the configuration message as one of the one or more parameters, and transmits the configuration message, wherein
the measurement unnecessary area is designated with a coordinate,

the radio terminal excludes measurement data, which corresponds to the measurement unnecessary area indicated by the designated
coordinate of the unnecessary area information as defined by the one of the one or more parameters of the configuration message,
from a report object to the network, or stops measurement in the measurement unnecessary area and reports measurement data
including a measurement result, other than that in the measurement unnecessary area, to the network,

the base station includes target area information, which indicates a measurement target area requiring measurement data, into
the configuration message as one of the one or more parameters, in addition to the unnecessary area information, and transmits
the configuration message,

the unnecessary area information indicates the measurement unnecessary area in the measurement target area, and
the target area information designates an area having a range wider than that of the measurement unnecessary area.

US Pat. No. 9,386,678

PLASMA GENERATOR AND PLASMA GENERATING DEVICE

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A plasma generator comprising:
a dielectric having a predetermined surface and
a pair of electrodes which are arranged separated from each other in a direction along the predetermined surface and are isolated
from each other by the dielectric and which are capable of generating plasma on the predetermined surface when a voltage is
applied thereto, wherein

the predetermined surface is provided with a recessed portion at a position between the pair of electrodes in a plan view,
the recessed portion is closed at the bottom and has a depth not more than the depth from the predetermined surface to the
pair of electrodes,

the dielectric is provided with a plurality of through holes which pass through it in a predetermined direction,
the pair of electrodes are provided in the dielectric so as to face each other in the predetermined direction and have a plurality
of openings which are formed at positions which correspond to the plurality of through holes and can generate plasma in the
plurality of through holes when a voltage is applied thereto, and

a plurality of the recessed portions are provided in the predetermined surface constituted by inner circumferential surfaces
of the plurality of through holes.

US Pat. No. 9,380,528

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD AND BASE STATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication control method in a mobile communication system that includes a base station that is provided with a battery
and that is capable of being driven by power supplied from the battery, comprising:
a transmission control step of controlling, by the base station, transmission of remaining power amount information from the
base station to another base station, wherein

the remaining power amount information indicates a remaining power amount of the battery, and
the transmission control step controls the transmission of the remaining power amount information from the base station to
the other base station in accordance with the remaining power amount of the battery, wherein the transmission control step
comprises:

a step of controlling so as to transmit the remaining power amount information to the other base station when the remaining
power amount of the battery is equal to or more than a first threshold value or when the remaining power amount of the battery
is less than a second threshold value; and

a step of controlling so as not to transmit the remaining power amount information to the other base station when the remaining
power amount of the battery is less than the first threshold value or when the remaining power amount of the battery is equal
to or more than the second threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,288,845

CERAMIC HEATER

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A ceramic heater, comprising:
a heat-generator having at least one recess; and
a base body made of ceramics,
the base body enclosing the heat-generator,
the heat-generator including two opposed portions arranged in juxtaposition and a connection portion for connecting the two
opposed portions together in arcuate form,

the at least one recess of the heat-generator being located in at least one of the connection portion and the two opposed
portions of the heat-generator and being filled with the base body, and

a dimension of the at least one recess in a longitudinal direction of the heat generator being greater than or equal to 1/10
and less than or equal to ½ of a length of the at least one of the connection portion and the two opposed portions.

US Pat. No. 9,473,970

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, BASE STATION, AND USER TERMINAL

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A base station in a mobile communication, comprising:
a transmitter configured to transmit a request to a user terminal connected to the base station, the request requesting the
user terminal to acquire a reference signal transmission power (RSTP) included in system information block broadcasted by
another base station having a smaller coverage area than the base station and to report the RSTP to the base station,

a receiver configured to receive a report reported by the user terminal, the report indicating a reference signal received
power (RSRP) from each of the base station and the another base station measured by the user terminal and indicating the RSTP
acquired by the user terminal, and

a controller configured to estimate a path loss between the another base station and the user terminal, on the basis of the
RSTP and the RSRP reported from the user terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,532,393

BASE STATION AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A base station in a mobile communication system that supports a carrier aggregation technology defined in a 3GPP standard,
comprising:
a transmitter configured to transmit first information to another base station, on an X2 interface or an S1 interface, wherein
the first information is used by the another base station for determining one or more component carriers capable of being
subjected to a use limitation or released from the use limitation by the another base station;

a receiver configured to receive, from the another base station, second information identifying the one or more component
carriers capable of being subjected to the use limitation or released from the use limitation by the another base station,
wherein the one or more component carriers capable of being subjected to the use limitation or released from the use limitation
by the another base station are determined by the another base station on the basis of the first information; and

a controller configured to request the another base station to subject at least one selected component carrier from among
the one or more component carriers included in the second information received from the another base station, to the use limitation
or to release at least one selected component carrier from among the one or more component carriers from the use limitation,
wherein

the use limitation refers to reduction of a transmission power to a non-zero power that is smaller than a predetermined power,
the first information is at least one of: a component carrier available by a radio terminal supporting no carrier aggregation
technology from among each of radio terminals located within the service area of the base station; and a band available by
a radio terminal having a limited available band from among each of radio terminals located within the service area of the
base station, and

in the case that the first information indicates the component carrier available by the radio terminal supporting no carrier
aggregation technology from among each of radio terminals located within the service area of the base station, the another
base station attempts to avoid subjecting the component carrier to the use limitation; and in the case that the first information
indicates the band available by the radio terminal having a limited available band from among each of radio terminals located
within the service area of the base station, the another base station attempts to avoid subjecting the band to the use limitation.

US Pat. No. 9,386,703

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a wiring board,
an electronic component which is mounted on a front surface of the wiring board so as to make its major surface face the front
surface, and

a resin which is adhered to a side surface of the electronic component and to the wiring board and seals a facing space between
the front surface of the wiring board and the major surface of the electronic component, wherein

the resin is recessed in shape relative to the facing space,
wherein an upper end of the recessed shape is positioned higher than a corner portion which is formed by the side surface
of the electronic component and the major surface of the electronic component,

wherein a lower end portion of the side surface of the electronic component, which is lower than the upper end of the recessed
shape, and a periphery of the major surface of the electronic component are covered by the resin to a thickness less than
the thickness of the facing space, and

wherein a portion of the resin, which covers the periphery of the major surface of the electronic component to the thickness
less than the thickness of the facing space, faces a portion of the front surface of the wiring board, which faces the periphery
of the major surface of the electronic component, through gas.

US Pat. No. 9,223,427

PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RELEASING KEYLOCK FUNCTION OF PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICE

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A portable terminal device, comprising:
a first display module comprising a first display surface;
a second display module comprising a second display surface;
a first detecting module which detects an input to the first display surface;
a second detecting module which detects an input to the second display surface;
a function control module which sets and releases a keylock function for disabling the first detecting module and the second
detecting module; and

a storage module which stores a releasing condition for releasing the keylock function, the releasing condition including
a combination of inputs, wherein the combination of inputs includes an ordered sequence of two or more steps, wherein a first
one of the two or more steps comprises a number of inputs to one of the first and second display surfaces, and wherein a second
subsequent one of the two or more steps comprises a number of inputs to a different one of the first and second display surfaces
than the first step,

wherein the function control module releases the keylock function with respect to at least one of the first detecting module
and the second detecting module when a sequence of inputs detected by the first and second detecting modules match with the
releasing condition stored in the storage module while the keylock function is being set,

wherein the function control module turns off the second display module when the keylock function with respect to the first
detecting module, among the first detecting module and the second detecting module, is released,

wherein the function control module turns off the first display module when the keylock function with respect to the second
detecting module, among the first detecting module and the second detecting module, is released, and

wherein the releasing condition includes an input in which one of the first display module and the second display module is
touched, and the touched position is moved to the other display module while the touch is kept.

US Pat. No. 9,073,790

CORDIERITE SINTERED BODY AND MEMBER FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE COMPOSED OF CORDIERITE SINTERED BODY

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A cordierite sintered body, comprising:
a crystal phase comprising:
a main crystal phase essentially consisting of cordierite crystal grains; and
a sub crystal phase comprising alumina crystal gains, mullite crystal gains and sapphirine crystal gains; and
an amorphous phase containing Ca and located at grain boundaries of the cordierite crystal grains and sub crystal grains,
wherein

a crystal phase proportion of the main crystal phase to the crystal phase is 95% by mass or more and 97.5% by mass or less,
a crystal phase proportion of the sub crystal phase to the crystal phase is 2.5% by mass or more and 5% by mass or less, and
a content of Ca with respect to the whole amount of the sintered body is 0.4% by mass or more and 0.6% by mass or less in
terms of CaO.

US Pat. No. 9,480,146

WIRING BOARD

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A wiring board comprising:
an insulating board;
at least a pair of mutually adjacent external connection pads for a differential signal and a plurality of external connection
pads for grounding or a power supply formed on a lower surface of the insulating board; and

a through-conductor formed in the insulating board, the through-conductor electrically connected to each of the external connection
pads,

wherein each of the external connection pads is formed in a two-dimensional arrangement,
wherein a diameter and an arrangement pitch of the external connection pad for a differential signal are smaller than a diameter
and an arrangement pitch of the external connection pad for grounding or a power supply, and

wherein an arrangement pitch of the through-conductor connected to the external connection pad for a differential signal is
less than or equal to an arrangement pitch of the external connection pad for a differential signal.

US Pat. No. 9,277,312

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH BONE CONDUCTION VIBRATOR

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a main body;
a screen panel disposed on a surface of the main body and configured to display an image;
a frame-shaped cover panel disposed on the surface of the main body to cover an outer periphery of the screen panel;
a bone conduction vibrator incorporated in the main body and attached to a rear surface of the screen panel, the bone conduction
vibrator being configured to transmit audio by bone conduction; and

an adhesive layer fixedly attaching the cover panel at a rear surface thereof to an outer peripheral portion of a surface
of the screen panel,

wherein the adhesive layer extends along the outer peripheral portion of the surface of the screen panel and has a missing
portion in which an area to be located in the vicinity of the bone conduction vibrator is missing, and the missing portion
in the adhesive layer provides a gap between a portion of the outer peripheral portion of the surface of the screen panel
and the rear surface of the cover panel.

US Pat. No. 9,230,516

AUTOMATIC SCROLLING SPEED CONTROL BY TRACKING USER'S EYE

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. An information display device, comprising:
a display unit configured to display information in a scroll region, which is provided in at least a part of a screen of the
display unit, while scrolling the information;

a visual line detector configured to detect a visual line position of a user of the information display device with respect
to the scroll region;

a control unit configured to control a scroll speed, at which the information is scrolled in the scroll region, based on the
visual line position detected by the visual line detector; and

an acceleration sensor configured to detect an acceleration applied to the information display device;
wherein upon a determination, based on the acceleration detected by the acceleration sensor, that the user of the information
display device is walking, the control unit is configured to

decelerate the scroll speed, and
continue to scroll the information at the decelerated scroll speed which is greater than zero,
wherein upon a determination, based on the acceleration detected by the acceleration sensor, that the user of the information
display device stops, the control unit is configured to accelerate the scroll speed, and

wherein the accelerated scroll speed upon the determination that the user stops is faster than the decelerated scroll speed
upon the determination that the user is walking.

US Pat. No. 9,462,709

ELEMENT HOUSING PACKAGE AND MOUNTING STRUCTURE BODY

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. An element housing package, comprising:
a substrate having a mounting region for mounting an element on an upper surface thereof;
a frame body having a frame section disposed on the substrate to surround the mounting region along an outer periphery of
the substrate, the frame section being provided with a penetrating section formed in a direction which is along the upper
surface of the substrate; and

an input-output terminal disposed in the penetrating section and electrically connecting an inside of the frame body and an
outside of the frame body,

the input-output terminal having a wiring conductor formed in a stacked body consisting of a plurality of dielectric layers
and a plurality of ground layers which are alternately laminated, to extend from a part of an upper surface of the stacked
body which is positioned inside the frame body, through an inside of the stacked body, to a part of a lower surface thereof
which is positioned outside the frame body, and a lead terminal connected to the wiring conductor in the lower surface of
the stacked body,

a non-formation region being provided in at least three ground layers around the wiring conductor, which passes through in
a vertical direction of the stacked body, the non-formation region including, in order from an upper side toward a lower side
of the stacked body, a first non-formation section, a second non-formation section having an area smaller than that of the
first non-formation section, and a third non-formation section having an area larger than that of the second non-formation
section.

US Pat. No. 9,402,211

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, BASE STATION, RADIO TERMINAL, AND PROCESSOR

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

3. A communication control method in a radio terminal able to communicate with a base station that includes a battery and
is driven by power supplied from a power system or power supplied from the battery, the communication control method comprising:
a step of receiving, from each of a plurality of base stations that obtained information indicating an estimated time when
the power supply from the power system is stopped, information indicating a remaining power amount of the battery of the base
station as a cell reselection parameter; wherein transmission of the information indicating a remaining power amount of the
battery starts a predetermined time prior to the estimated time when the power supply from the power system is stopped; and

a step of preferentially selecting, a cell of a base station having a relatively large remaining power amount as a standby
destination, from the plurality of base stations on the basis of the information indicating the remaining power amount of
the battery in cell reselection.

US Pat. No. 9,294,846

PIEZOELECTRIC VIBRATION ELEMENT, AND PIEZOELECTRIC VIBRATION DEVICE AND PORTABLE TERMINAL USING PIEZOELECTRIC VIBRATION ELEMENT

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A piezoelectric vibration element which includes at least a plurality of electrodes and a plurality of piezoelectric layers
alternately disposed in a first direction, and performs bending vibration in the first direction,
wherein the piezoelectric vibration element has a form elongated in a second direction vertical to the first direction,
each of the electrodes has an elongated shape in the second direction,
a center of a facing portion in the second direction is provided at a different position from a center of the piezoelectric
vibration element in the second direction, the facing portion is a portion in which the electrodes that are disposed adjacent
to each other in the first direction and have different electric potentials face each other by having each of the piezoelectric
layers therebetween.

US Pat. No. 9,293,384

SILICON NITRIDE SUBSTRATE, CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A silicon nitride substrate comprising a substrate comprising a silicon nitride sintered body, and a plurality of granular
bodies containing silicon and integrated to a principal surface of the substrate, wherein
a plurality of needle crystals or column crystals comprising mainly silicon nitride are extended from a surface of the granular
bodies at an extended length of 2 ?m or more and 10 ?m or less, and wherein

a diameter of the needle crystals or the column crystals at the middle of the extended length is 0.2 ?m or more and 5 ?m or
less.

US Pat. No. 9,402,309

PRINTED WIRING BOARD AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A printed wiring board comprising:
an insulating board including a conductive metal layer formed on both surfaces of an insulating resin; and
a conductor layer formed on both surfaces of the insulating board, the conductor layer including a different circuit pattern
depending on a region,

wherein the circuit patterns formed on both surfaces of the insulating board includes a pattern with line width accuracy of
±10 ?m or less, and

wherein a conductor layer thickness in a region having a dense circuit pattern area and a conductor layer thickness in a region
having a sparse circuit pattern area have a following relational expression:

conductor layer thickness in a dense region/conductor layer thickness in a sparse region=0.7 to 1.0.

US Pat. No. 9,383,959

ROTATABLE MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND SOFT KEY INPUT METHOD

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A rotatable mobile electronic device, comprising:
a display having a display screen;
an operation unit having a plurality of operation keys to which at least a first character kind character and a second character
kind character are assigned, said plurality of operation keys including a function settings operation key, an input operation
key, or a determination operation key; and

a controller,
wherein when one operation key is operated among the plurality of the operation keys, said controller is configured to display
on the display screen the first character kind character and the second character kind character assigned to the operation
key thus operated,

wherein
when said one operation key is operated among the plurality of the operation keys in a portrait state of the display screen,
the controller is configured to

split the display screen into upper and lower sides, and
display on the display screen a plurality of soft keys in a right-to-left direction,
when said one operation key is operated among the plurality of the operation keys in a landscape state of the display screen,
the controller is configured to

split the display screen into right and left sides,
automatically display a first character kind character on a first side of the right and left sides of the display screen,
automatically display a second character kind character on a second side of the right and left sides of the display screen,
display the plurality of soft keys on the first side or the second side of the display screen in the right-to-left direction,
and

display the plurality of operation keys over the first side to the second side of the display screen,
the first character kind character or the second character kind character is a numeric character, and
another first character kind character or second character kind character is an alphabetic character.

US Pat. No. 9,293,684

ELECTRONIC PART COMPRISING ACOUSTIC WAVE DEVICE

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. An electronic component comprising:
a mounting board having a mounting surface,
an acoustic wave device mounted on the mounting surface, and
a sealing part covering the acoustic wave device and filled between the acoustic wave device and the mounting surface, wherein
the acoustic wave device has
an element substrate,
an excitation electrode provided on a major surface of the element substrate, and
a cover covering the excitation electrode and
is mounted on the mounting surface so as to make a top surface of the cover face the mounting surface,
the sealing part contains
a resin and
insulating fillers having a coefficient of thermal expansion lower than that of the resin, and
the content of the fillers differs between an area including at least a portion of an area between the cover and the mounting
surface and another area.

US Pat. No. 9,137,353

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND DISPLAY METHOD EMPLOYED IN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a display unit that displays a selection item;
a detecting unit that detects a touch to the selection item; and
a control unit, wherein, upon detecting a touch to the selection item, the control unit performs transition to a different
display screen in accordance with touch dimensions on the selection item,

wherein, if the touch dimensions on the selection item are greater than a predetermined value, the control unit performs transition
to a first display screen displayed including a plurality of first hierarchical items being low-order items of the selection
item, to which the touch is detected

wherein, if the touch dimensions on the same selection item are smaller than the predetermined value, the control unit performs
transition to a second display screen including the first hierarchical items and second hierarchical items, the second hierarchical
items being low-order items of the first hierarchical items, and

wherein, in the second display screen, among the plurality of first hierarchical items, the first hierarchical items without
low-order items are displayed larger than the first hierarchical items with low-order items.

US Pat. No. 9,491,873

ELEMENT HOUSING PACKAGE, COMPONENT FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. An element housing package, comprising:
a base body having a rectangular shape when seen in a plan view, comprising a mounting region;
a frame body disposed on an upper surface of the base body so as to surround the mounting region;
a connection conductor disposed from the upper surface to a lower surface of the base body;
a circuit conductor disposed on the lower surface of the base body, one end of the circuit conductor being electrically connected
to the connection conductor and another end of the circuit conductor being drawn out laterally from a first side surface of
the base body; and

a metal plate disposed on the lower surface of the base body, comprising an attachment region and a ground conductor region,
wherein the attachment region is drawn out laterally from a second side surface adjacent to the first side surface of the
base body to be attached to a mounting board, and the ground conductor region is drawn out laterally from the first side surface
of the base body being parallel to the circuit conductor,

the metal plate comprising an outer peripheral region which is drawn out laterally from the first side surface and the second
side surface of the base body, from the ground conductor region to the attachment region along an outer periphery of the base
body when seen in a plan view,

wherein the circuit conductor and the metal plate are mechanically separated and electrically insulated from each other, and
wherein the ground conductor region, the attachment region and the outer peripheral region are integrally formed.

US Pat. No. 9,402,165

RADIO COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND SERVER

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A radio communication terminal comprising:
a group call processor that initiates group call with a plurality of specified members;
wherein the radio communication terminal, during the group call, acquires information on currently non-participating specified
members, wherein each of the currently non-participating specified members is a member among the specified members of the
initiated group call;

a destination setting processor that generates a destination selection screen including the currently non-participating specified
members to select a destination during the group call; and

a transmitter that transmits a message to one or more currently non-participating specified members selected by a user on
a basis of a selection result in the destination selection screen by the user,

wherein when the radio communication terminal acquires information on a non-participating member and the transmitter sets
the destination for the message on the basis of the information on the non-participating member acquired by the radio communication
terminal, prior to detection of a call end event of the group call and/or prior to receipt of an instruction to transmit the
message, the radio communication terminal acquires information on a non-participating member again as a newly acquired destination
when transmitting the message to the non-participating member, and displays information on a change between the set destination
and the newly acquired destination by use of a display unit if there is a change.

US Pat. No. 9,167,581

BASE STATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A base station for communicating with a communication terminal comprising: a communication section for communicating with
a communication terminal using a plurality of antennas and controlling transmission directivity in the plurality of antennas
when downlink communication with a communication terminal is performed; and
a scheduling executing section for determining a communication terminal for downlink communication and allocating a use downlink
radio resource to be used by the communication section for the downlink communication with the communication terminal to the
communication terminal,

wherein, an uplink radio resource for a known signal which is capable of being used when a communication terminal transmits
a known signal, and a downlink radio resource, which is associated with the uplink radio resource for the known signal and
is capable of being used when the communication section performs downlink communication with a communication terminal are
determined,

wherein, when the scheduling executing section allocates, to a communication terminal, the use downlink radio resource including
in a frequency direction a frequency band included in a transmission frequency band of the known signal received by at least
a part of the uplink radio resource for the known signal, the scheduling executing section executes an allocating process
for allocating the use downlink radio resource from the downlink radio resource associated with the uplink radio resource
for the known signal to the communication terminal,

wherein, when the communication section performs the downlink communication with a communication terminal using the use downlink
radio resource which is allocated to the communication terminal by executing the allocating process by the scheduling executing
section, the communication section controls the transmission directivity in the plurality of antennas based on the known signal
to be received in the frequency band of the use downlink radio resource in the uplink radio resource for the known signal,

wherein, when the scheduling executing section allocates the use downlink radio resources to a communication terminal in the
allocating process, the scheduling executing section calculates a predicted value of a transmission gain at a time when the
communication section controls the transmission directivity in the plurality of antennas based on the known signal to be received
in the frequency band of the use downlink radio resource in the uplink radio resource for the known signal and performs the
downlink communication with the communication terminal, and determines a communication terminal to which the use downlink
radio resource is allocated based on the predicted value.

US Pat. No. 9,408,070

WIRELESS INTERNET ACTIVATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a request to access a web resource address (“URL”) from a wireless modem device over a cellular network, where the
URL is associated with a second network and is not associated with an authorization server associated with the cellular network;

determining, in response to receiving the request, that the wireless modem device is not activated for wireless connection
to the second network associated with the URL;

directing the wireless modem device to an authorization server activation page instead of the URL;
receiving activation information from the wireless modem device via the authorization server activation page; and
activating, in response to receiving the activation information, the wireless modem device for connection to the second network.

US Pat. No. 9,402,267

RADIO BASE STATION AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A radio base station configured to assign a radio channel to a radio terminal, comprising
an uplink dedicated area setting unit configured to set one or more areas dedicated to uplink control information for control
of a radio channel in an uplink, in a logical area of a radio channel in a downlink; and

an assignment unit configured to:
at the beginning of one sub-frame period, assign downlink control information to an area dedicated to downlink control information
for control of a radio channel in the downlink, in the logical area of the radio channel in the downlink, and after downlink
assignment control information is assigned to each area dedicated to downlink assignment control information in the logical
area of the radio channel in the downlink, assign remaining downlink assignment control information to any unassigned area
in a shared area of the logical area of the radio channel in the downlink; and

assign uplink control information to an area dedicated to uplink control information for control of a radio channel in the
uplink, in the logical area of the radio channel in the downlink, and after uplink control information is assigned to each
area dedicated to uplink control information in the logical area of the radio channel in the downlink, assign remaining uplink
control information to any unassigned area in the shared area of the logical area, wherein

the shared area of the logical area is an area shared by both uplink control information and downlink control information,
and wherein

the uplink dedicated area setting unit sets at least one of the size and number of areas dedicated to the uplink control information
in accordance with a traffic volume in the uplink without changing size of the logical area of the radio channel in the downlink.

US Pat. No. 9,215,311

MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A mobile electronic device, comprising:
a detector unit configured to detect a position and an orientation of the mobile electronic device; and
a control unit configured to generate mark information, which indicates a moving route of the mobile electronic device, based
on the position of the mobile electronic device detected at each predetermined distance interval or at each predetermined
time interval,

wherein the control unit is configured to,
upon detecting a corner in the moving route based on a change in the detected orientation of the mobile electronic device,
shorten, for a first predetermined period, the interval at which the position and/or the orientation of the mobile electronic
device is detected,

wherein the control unit is further configured to add information of the orientation of the mobile electronic device to the
generated mark information, and

wherein, when the detector unit detects a change of the orientation of the mobile electronic device from a former orientation,
the detector unit is configured to monitor the orientation of the mobile electronic device for a second predetermined period,
and

the control unit is configured to
determine that the corner is detected, when the mobile electronic device does not return to the former orientation within
the second predetermined period, and

determine that the corner is not detected, when the mobile electronic device returns to the former orientation within the
second predetermined period.

US Pat. No. 9,282,512

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD AND BASE STATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication control method in a base station that includes a battery and is driven by power supplied from a power system
or power supplied from the battery, the method comprising steps of:
starting a measurement of a remaining power amount of the battery when a power supply from the power system is stopped;
transmitting first remaining power amount information indicating the remaining power amount of the battery to another base
station;

when receiving second remaining power amount information indicating a remaining power amount of a battery of the other base
station from the other base station, comparing the remaining power amount corresponding to the second remaining power amount
information with the remaining power amount corresponding to the first remaining power amount information; and

executing a process for turning over radio terminals served by the base station to the other base station when the remaining
power amount corresponding to the second remaining power amount information exceeds the remaining power amount corresponding
to the first remaining power amount information, as a result of comparison.

US Pat. No. 9,256,312

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication device comprising:
a communication unit configured to communicate with another communication device separate from the communication device;
a display unit configured to display an object corresponding to an object displayed on an other display unit of the other
communication device; and

a control unit configured to control the communication unit to transmit threshold information associated with the object displayed
on the display unit to the other communication device,

wherein the threshold information corresponds to detected pressure, and
the object displayed on the display unit is moved only when an other detected pressure detected by the other communication
device is equal to or greater than the threshold information.

US Pat. No. 9,396,704

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING IMAGES AND TEXT IN ACCORDANCE WITH A SELECTED PATTERN

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a memory operable to store a plurality of predetermined items, a plurality of images and a plurality of character strings,
each image and character string corresponding to a respective one of the plurality of predetermined items;

at least one processor coupled to the memory and configured to:
receive a user selection of a first size or a second size; and
set a display pattern to a first pattern if the first size is selected or set the display pattern to a second pattern if the
second size is selected, the first pattern comprising the plurality of predetermined items displayed in a first predetermined
display area, each predetermined item comprising an image together with a character string, the second pattern comprising
the plurality of images displayed in a second predetermined display area where none of the plurality of character strings
are displayed, and a character string, corresponding to a selected image, displayed in a third predetermined display area
where none of the plurality of images are displayed, wherein an array arrangement of the plurality of images displayed in
the first predetermined display area in accordance with the first pattern is the same as an array arrangement of the plurality
of images displayed in the second predetermined display area in accordance with the second pattern, wherein the plurality
of images displayed in the first display area are the same in kind as the plurality of images displayed in the second display
area, and wherein the second predetermined display area is smaller than the first predetermined display area but each of the
plurality of images displayed in the second predetermined display area is larger than a corresponding one of the plurality
of images when displayed in the first predetermined display area, wherein the second and third predetermined display areas
are created by dividing the first predetermined display area, the second predetermined display area being defined by position
coordinates stored in the memory for each of the plurality of images displayed in the second predetermined display area, and
the third predetermined display area being defined as a remaining portion of the first predetermined display area not occupied
by the second predetermined display area; and

a display operable to display the display pattern, wherein if a character string drawn as text in the second pattern would
be longer than the third predetermined display area, the character string displayed in the third predetermined display area
is displayed as a pre-stored image where characters with a shorter width are drawn closer together.

US Pat. No. 9,281,920

MOBILE STATION AND CONTROL INFORMATION DECODING METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A mobile station, in order to detect control information addressed from a base station to the mobile station itself included
in a downlink control channel having a plurality of control channel elements, for decoding a signal of a control channel element
at a candidate position to be assigned with the control information, comprising:
a generating unit configured to generate a reception level of each of the control channel elements at the candidate position;
and

a control unit configured to prioritize the control channel elements based on the reception level and to control decoding
of the signal of each of the control channel elements in order of priority, wherein

the generating unit generates an average soft value of the signal included in each of the control channel elements as the
reception level, the soft value being neither 1 nor 0 but a value that is likely 1 or likely 0, and

the control unit prioritizes the control channel elements based on the average soft value of the signal, and
the control unit, to detect control information included in N-number (N>1) of consecutive control channel elements, determines
whether a change in the reception level of the N-number of consecutive control channel elements at the candidate position
potentially assigned the control information is equal to or over a threshold and, when the change in the reception level is
equal to or over the threshold, the control unit gives the N-number of consecutive control channel elements low priorities.

US Pat. No. 9,130,149

PIEZOELECTRIC ACTUATOR FOR SUPPRESSING DISCONNECTION

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A piezoelectric actuator, comprising:
a piezoelectric element;
a base body having an upper face on which a lower end of the piezoelectric element abuts;
a case having an inner face on which an upper end of the piezoelectric element abuts, the case being configured to enclose
the piezoelectric element;

the case comprising a flange portion having a lower face facing the upper face of the base body, and
a ring-shaped portion which joins the upper face of the based body to the lower face of the flange portion,
at least two bent portions being present on an inner face which reaches from the lower face of the flange portion of the case
across a side face of the ring-shaped portion to the upper face of the base body.

US Pat. No. 9,426,809

RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, HIGH-POWER BASE STATION, LOW-POWER BASE STATION, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A radio communication system comprising a first base station and a second base station,
the first base station comprising a processor configured to set normal subframes and specific subframes among a plurality
of subframes used for a downlink, wherein a transmission power of the specific subframes is limited to low compared with the
normal subframes, and

the processor changes a setting pattern of the normal subframes and the specific subframes among the plurality of subframes
on the basis of information on a load of the second base station, wherein the information on the load of the second base station
is acquired via an X2 interface and indicates a usage rate of resource blocks in the second base station.

US Pat. No. 9,408,126

MOBILE COMMUNICATION METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A mobile communication method used for a handover control in a heterogeneous network, comprising the steps of:
transmitting, by a base station connected to a radio terminal, a measurement configuration that configures an event-trigger-type
measurement report to the radio terminal, wherein

the measurement configuration simultaneously includes both: a first report condition parameter configured to inhibit transmission
of a measurement report corresponding to cells to be measured by the radio terminal when number of cell reselections per unit
time exceeds a predetermined value, and a second report condition parameter configured not to inhibit transmission of a measurement
report corresponding to cells to be measured by the radio terminal,

the event-trigger-type measurement report occurs in response to an event that satisfies the first report condition parameter
in the radio terminal, and

the event-trigger-type measurement report occurs in response to an event that satisfies the second report condition parameter
in the radio terminal;

receiving, by the radio terminal, the measurement configuration from the base station;
inhibiting the transmission of a measurement report from the radio terminal to the base station in response to an event that
satisfies that the first report condition parameter has occurred in the radio terminal; and

transmitting a measurement report from the radio terminal to the base station in response to an event that satisfies that
the second report condition parameter has occurred in the radio terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,386,687

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT HOUSING PACKAGE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. An electronic component housing package, comprising:
a housing main body composed of a substrate having a dielectric region made of a dielectric material and a placement region
with an upper surface on which an electronic component is placed, and a frame body made of a dielectric material, which surrounds
the dielectric region and the placement region;

a first wiring conductor and a second wiring conductor which is longer in signal transmission distance than the first wiring
conductor, which are disposed on the dielectric region so as to extend from a location immediately below the frame body, and
conduct inputs and outputs of signals to the electronic component; and

a projection made of a dielectric material and extending from the frame body, which covers at least part of the first wiring
conductor, and the second wiring conductor having a part that is not covered by the dielectric material; and

wherein a length of the second wiring conductor not covered with the dielectric material is longer than a length of a part
of the first wiring conductor not covered with the projection.

US Pat. No. 9,272,342

CUTTING INSERT, CUTTING TOOL, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING MACHINED PRODUCT USING THE SAME

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A cutting insert, comprising:
an upper surface;
a lower surface;
a side surface connected to each of the upper surface and the lower surface and sequentially comprising a first side surface,
a corner side surface, and a second side surface; and

a cutting edge comprising a major cutting edge located at an intersecting part of the upper surface and the first side surface,
a corner cutting edge located at an intersecting part of the upper surface and the corner side surface, and a minor cutting
edge located at an intersecting part of the upper surface and the second side surface,

wherein the upper surface sequentially comprises a first rake surface and a second rake surface, the first rake surface being
located along the cutting edge and inclined toward the lower surface as going inward from the cutting edge at a first rake
angle on a basis of a perpendicular plane perpendicular to a central axis extending between the upper surface and the lower
surface, the second rake surface being located more inward than the first rake surface and inclined toward the lower surface
at a second rake angle different from the first rake angle on the basis of the perpendicular plane,

wherein an intersecting part between the first rake surface and the second rake surface comprises a protruded part located
at a highest position in a region of the intersecting part extending along the second side surface, and

wherein the first rake angle of the first rake surface is subject to less variation than the second rake angle of the second
rake surface in a region extending from the first side surface to the corner side surface.

US Pat. No. 9,554,408

DEVICE DISCOVERY MANAGEMENT USING PEER DEVICE RELATIONSHIPS FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE (D2D) COMMUNICATION

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A method comprising:
maintaining in memory, peer relationship information associating a first wireless communication device with a second wireless
communication device;

determining a trigger event has occurred, the trigger event increasing a quality of a device-to-device (D2D) radio path between
the first wireless communication device and the second wireless communication device; and

sending a message to the first wireless communication device, the message comprising reference signal information describing
a reference signal transmitted from the second wireless communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,231,427

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH BATTERY RECHARGE NOTIFICATION WHILE IN A DISABLED STATE

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a rechargeable battery;
a wireless communication unit that performs communication with another device;
a controller that performs a predetermined function in response to at least one operation performed by a user;
a charging unit that pre-charges the rechargeable battery with a first current if a voltage of the rechargeable battery is
less than a first value, and quickly charges the rechargeable battery with a second current, which is larger than the first
current, if the voltage of the rechargeable battery is equal to or greater than the first value;

a disabling unit that disables the predetermined function if the rechargeable battery is being charged with the first current;
and

a notification unit that, in response to the at least one operation being detected, notifies the user that the rechargeable
battery is being recharged if the at least one operation is detected when the rechargeable battery is being charged with the
first current.

US Pat. No. 9,280,278

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND METHOD TO ORGANIZE AND MANIPULATE INFORMATION ON A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE VIA MULTI-TOUCH GESTURES

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:
a display configured to display an image;
an input detection device configured to detect contact with an area in which the image is displayed by the display as input;
a communication device configured to perform communications with another terminal; and
a control device configured to cause the display to display a plurality of item objects each corresponding to communication
data and a group object surrounding the item objects, wherein

the input detection device detects first input of coming into contact with two different points in an area in which the group
object is displayed and moving the contact with at least one of the two different points including a first point and a second
point in a direction away from the other while maintaining the contact, the control device causes the display to display the
item objects in an aligned manner based on information about data corresponding to the item objects in an alignment order
in a direction in which a distance between the two points increases,

the alignment order includes:
a first order when the first point stays and the second point moves away from the first point; and
a second order when the second point stays and the first point moves away from the second point, the second order being reverse
from the first order,

the control device gradually arranges the item objects in the aligned manner as the distance between two points gradually
increases such that randomness in the item objects is gradually reduced, and

the input detection device further detects input of coming into contact with an area in which one of the item objects is displayed
at a single contact point, the control device causes the communication device to perform communication processing based on
communication data associated with the item object.

US Pat. No. 9,357,412

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD AND BASE STATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication control method that is applied to a mobile communication system including an X2 interface, the communication
control method comprising:
a step A of transmitting, by a first base station, a first X2 message to a second base station through an X2 interface established
between the first base station and the second base station, wherein

in the step A, the first base station adds first measurement information for measuring communication delay between the first
base station and the second base station to the first X2message, and transmits the first X2 message, and

the first measurement information includes information indicating a request of a measurement parameter for calculating the
communication delay.

US Pat. No. 9,596,779

ELEMENT HOUSING PACKAGE AND MOUNTING STRUCTURE PROVIDED WITH SAME

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. An element housing package comprising:
a base plate comprising, on a top surface thereof, a mounting region for mounting an element;
a frame body disposed on the top surface of the base plate so as to surround the mounting region, the frame body comprising
a through-hole;

a connector disposed so as to pass through the through-hole of the frame body and to extend from an inside to an outside of
the frame body;

a pedestal member disposed on the top surface of the base plate so as to be positioned in the frame body; and
a wiring base plate bonded to a top surface of the pedestal member with a first bonding member placed between the wiring base
plate and the top surface of the pedestal member and connected to the connector;

a thickness of the frame body along a through direction of the through-hole being greater than a thickness of the base plate
in a longitudinal section along the through direction;

a width of the pedestal member being greater than a height of the pedestal member in the longitudinal section along the through
direction of the through-hole; and

a side surface of the pedestal member being bonded to an inner surface of the frame body with a second bonding material placed
between the side surface of the pedestal member and the inner surface of the frame body, and a bottom surface of the pedestal
member is not bonded to the top surface of the base plate.

US Pat. No. 9,345,014

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION, USER TERMINAL, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A mobile communication system, comprising:
a user terminal; and
a plurality of base stations configured to perform Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) communication with the user terminal, wherein
each of the plurality of base stations is configured to perform the CoMP communication with the user terminal by using a downlink
frame, the downlink frame including

a control domain for transmitting downlink control information, and
a data domain for transmitting downlink user data,
each of the plurality of base stations comprises a transmitter configured to transmit the downlink control information, to
the user terminal, by using the data domain in the downlink frame in place of the control domain in the downlink frame, when
the CoMP communication with the user terminal is performed,

when transmitting the downlink control information to the user terminal by using the data domain in the downlink frame, the
transmitter is configured to transmit the downlink control information by using a particular frequency resource in the data
domain, and

the transmitter is further configured to transmit information indicating the particular frequency resource to the user terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,526,167

MANY-UP WIRING SUBSTRATE, WIRING BOARD, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A wiring board, comprising:
an insulating substrate including one main surface and an other main surface;
a notch disposed on a side surface of the insulating substrate so as to extend from the one main surface of the insulating
substrate to halfway in a thickness direction of the insulating substrate, the notch including an inner surface;

a conductor disposed on the inner surface of the notch;
a recess part disposed in the other main surface of the insulating substrate overlapping the notch in a plan view, the recess
part including an inner surface; and

a through hole disposed so as to extend from the inner surface of the notch to the inner surface of the recess part.

US Pat. No. 9,609,754

PACKAGE FOR MOUNTING ELECTRONIC ELEMENT, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND IMAGING MODULE

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A package for mounting an electronic element, comprising:
an insulating base having a plate-shaped base section including an upper main surface on which an electronic element is to
be mounted, and a frame section disposed on the upper main surface of the plate-shaped base section;

an electrode pad disposed on an upper surface of the frame section;
a first wall conductor disposed in an upper end part of an inner wall of the frame section, being electrically connected to
the electrode pad; and

a wiring conductor including a first through conductor which is entirely embedded within the frame section and is electrically
connected to the first wall conductor, and a second through conductor which is embedded within the base section and is electrically
connected to the first through conductor.

US Pat. No. 9,603,181

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, USER TERMINAL, PROCESSOR, STORAGE MEDIUM, AND BASE STATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication control method in a user terminal, comprising:
storing a radio resource control (RRC) connection establishment procedure log about a failure of an RRC connection establishment
procedure with a network, wherein the RRC connection establishment procedure is a procedure performed by the user terminal
in a RRC idle state;

storing a Minimization of Drive Test (MDT) measurement log about a measurement result of a radio environment measurement performed
in the RRC idle state;

transmitting first notification information together with second notification information to the network in case that the
user terminal stores the RRC connection establishment procedure log and the MDT measurement log, wherein the first notification
information indicates that the user terminal has stored the RRC connection establishment procedure log and the second notification
information indicates that the user terminal has stored the MDT measurement log;

timing an elapsed time from an occurrence time point of the failure of RRC connection establishment procedure;
receiving a transmission request from the network, the transmission request requesting a transmission of the RRC connection
establishment procedure log; and

transmitting the RRC connection establishment procedure log to the network in response to receiving the transmission request,
wherein the RRC connection establishment procedure log includes elapsed time information indicating the elapsed time.

US Pat. No. 9,354,730

TACTILE SENSATION PROVIDING APPARATUS

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A tactile sensation providing apparatus comprising:
a touch sensor configured to detect a touch input of at least one of a plurality of individuals;
a load detection unit configured to detect a pressure load on a touch face of the touch sensor;
a tactile sensation providing unit configured to vibrate the touch face; and
a control unit configured to automatically adjust a standard for providing a tactile sensation to an adjusted standard of
load and time for at least one individual of the plurality of individuals, and to control drive of the tactile sensation providing
unit such that the tactile sensation is provided to an object pressing the touch face when the pressure load detected by the
load detection unit satisfies the adjusted standard.

US Pat. No. 9,596,747

WIRING SUBSTRATE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

KYOCERA CORPORATION, (JP...

1. A wiring substrate, comprising: an insulating base; a heat dissipation member disposed in the insulating base, the heat
dissipation member partially exposed from the insulating base, the heat dissipation member containing Cu; a surface metal
layer disposed on a surface of the insulating base, the surface metal layer contacting and covering the heat dissipation member,
the surface metal layer containing Mo as a main component, the surface metal layer comprising a surface portion, the surface
portion containing Cu; and a plating layer disposed on the surface metal layer, wherein the surface portion protrudes from
a surface of the surface metal layer on a side of the heat dissipation member, and Cu contained in the heat dissipation member
and Cu contained in the surface portion are bonded to each other, in a plan view, the surface of the surface metal layer comprises:
a first region overlapping the heat dissipation member: and a second region surrounding the first region, and each of the
first region and the second region contains Cu, and a content ratio of Cu in the first region is larger than a content rate
of Cu in the second region.

US Pat. No. 9,609,682

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, USER TERMINAL, PROCESSOR, STORAGE MEDIUM, AND BASE STATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication control method performed at a user terminal, the method comprising:
detecting a failure of a radio resource control (RRC) connection establishment procedure with a network, wherein the RRC connection
establishment procedure is a procedure performed by the user terminal in an RRC idle state;

storing a connection establishment failure log related to the failure of RRC connection establishment procedure;
timing, at the user terminal, an elapsed time from an occurrence time point of the failure of RRC connection establishment
procedure; and

transmitting, from the user terminal to the network, the connection establishment failure log including elapsed time information
indicating the elapsed time.

US Pat. No. 9,609,743

ELECTRONIC DEVICE MOUNTING SUBSTRATE, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND IMAGING MODULE

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. An electronic device mounting substrate, comprising:
an insulating base comprising a frame section;
an electrode pad disposed on an upper surface of the frame section; and
a first conductor disposed on a side surface of the frame section, the first conductor being electrically connected to the
electrode pad,

the electrode pad disposed on the upper surface of the frame section extending over a side surface of the first conductor
from the upper surface of the frame section,

wherein the electrode pad and the first conductor contain glass, respectively, and
the electronic device mounting substrate further comprising: glass extending over a joining interface between the electrode
pad and the first conductor.

US Pat. No. 9,750,055

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR SELECTING A D2D RADIO RESOURCE

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

3. A device to be equipped in a user terminal that supports cellular communication and device-to-device (D2D) proximity service,
comprising:
a processor and a memory, the processor configured to execute processes of:
receiving first information from a base station, the first information indicating a D2D resource pool reserved from among
uplink radio resources of the cellular communication, wherein the uplink radio resources include physical random access channel
(PRACH) resources used for PRACH transmission;

receiving second information from the base station, the second information designating the PRACH resources;
selecting radio resources from among the D2D resource pool, the radio resources used for D2D transmission, wherein the processor
is configured to select the radio resources while avoiding selection of the PRACH resources; and

transmitting D2D signals to other user terminals using the selected radio resources, the D2D signals including a D2D discovery
signal used to discover a proximity user terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,736,727

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, USER TERMINAL, AND PROCESSOR

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication control method for performing offload to transfer a traffic load of an Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio
Access Network (E-UTRAN) to a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), comprising:
starting the offload by the user terminal;
determining, by the user terminal, whether the offload is canceled after starting the offload, on a basis of a communication
status in the WLAN; and

receiving, by the user terminal, configuration information from the E-UTRAN before releasing a connection between the user
terminal and the E-UTRAN, wherein

the configuration information is information for a configuration of an operation of the user terminal after starting the offload
and after releasing the connection, and

the communication control method further comprises:
starting use of the configuration information by the user terminal only after transition to an idle state.

US Pat. No. 9,485,877

STRUCTURE FOR CIRCUIT BOARD USED IN ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A structure, comprising:
an inorganic insulating layer that includes first inorganic particles including amorphous silicon oxide and second inorganic
insulating particles including amorphous silicon oxide and has an elastic modulus which is 45 GPa or less,

the first inorganic insulating particles being connected to each other,
the second inorganic insulating particles being connected to each other via the first inorganic insulating particles and having
a larger particle diameter than a particle diameter of the first inorganic insulating particles,

wherein an elastic modulus of the first inorganic insulating particles is smaller than an elastic modulus of the second inorganic
insulating particles.

US Pat. No. 9,655,233

WIRING BOARD TO MOUNT A SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A wiring board comprising:
an insulating board formed by laminating buildup insulating layers on upper and lower surfaces of a core insulating plate;
a pair of signal external connection pads adjacently arranged in a predetermined direction, on a lower surface of the insulating
board;

a pair of ground external connection pads arranged on the lower surface of the insulating board so as to be adjacent to the
signal external connection pads and so as to be symmetrical across a perpendicular line extending through a middle point between
the pair of the signal external connection pads, in a direction perpendicular to the predetermined direction;

a pair of signal through-hole conductors penetrating the core insulating plate, and arranged on the perpendicular line so
as to be opposed across the middle point between the pair of the signal external connection pads;

a pair of ground through-hole conductors penetrating only the same core insulating plate which is penetrated by the signal
through-hole conductors, and arranged so as to be adjacent to the signal through-hole conductors;

a core ground conductor layer arranged in a region including the ground external connection pad on the lower surface of the
core insulating plate, having an opening for collectively surrounding the pair of the signal through-hole conductors, and
connected to the ground through-hole conductors;

a via-hole conductor extending from the ground external connection pad to the core ground conductor layer in the lower-side
insulating layer, to connect each of the pair of the ground external connection pads to the core ground conductor layer on
each of both sides provided across the perpendicular line;

a pair of lower-side signal connection conductors extending from the signal external connection pads to the signal through-hole
conductors in the lower-side insulating layer, to connect the pair of the signal external connection pads to the pair of the
signal through-hole conductors through via conductors penetrating the lower-side insulating layer;

a pair of strip-shaped wiring conductors formed on a surface of the upper-side insulating layer, and having one ends positioned
in a center portion of the insulating board and other ends positioned above the vicinity of the signal through-hole conductors;

a pair of upper-side signal connection conductors extending from the signal through-hole conductors to the other ends of the
strip-shaped wiring conductors in the upper-side insulating layer, to connect the pair of the signal through-hole conductors
to the pair of the strip-shaped wiring conductors through the via conductors penetrating the upper-side insulating layer;

a buildup ground conductor layer formed on the surface of the upper-side insulating layer, arranged so as to be opposed to
the pair of the strip-shaped wiring conductors, and connected to the ground through-hole conductor through the via conductor
penetrating the upper-side insulating layer; and

an upper via-hole conductor extending from the ground through-hole conductor to the buildup ground conductor layer in the
upper-side insulating layer, to connect the pair of the ground through-hole conductors to the buildup ground conductor layer,
wherein

the pair of the ground through-hole conductors is arranged across the opening from each other.

US Pat. No. 9,516,770

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT HOUSING CONTAINER AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. An electronic component housing container, comprising:
a container body for housing an electronic component inside a cavity constituted by a bottom plate and a side wall which surrounds
a center region of the bottom plate, the side wall being provided with a through hole;

an insulation member bonded to a periphery of an opening of the through hole of the side wall so as to close the through hole
of the side wall, the insulation member being provided with a through hole;

a pin terminal having a flange portion protruding for all peripheral directions from an outer peripheral surface of the pin
terminal, the pin terminal passing through the through hole of the insulation member, the flange portion being a metal component
integrated with the pin terminal, the flange portion being bonded via a bonding material to a periphery of an opening of the
through hole of the insulation member so as to close the through hole of the insulation member;

a ring-like member through which the pin terminal passes and which is bonded via the bonding material to the outer peripheral
surface of the pin terminal and to the insulation member, on an opposite side to a surface of the insulation member to which
the flange portion is bonded,

wherein the bonding material is a different component from the flange portion,
wherein a gap is provided between the insulation member and an outer peripheral surface of a portion of the in terminal pierced
through the insulation member, and

wherein the bonding material bonding the flange portion and the insulation member and the bonding material bonding the ring-like
member and the insulation member are continuous through the outer peripheral surface of the pin terminal which is pierced
through the insulation member.

US Pat. No. 9,807,874

WIRING SUBSTRATE, COMPONENT EMBEDDED SUBSTRATE, AND PACKAGE STRUCTURE

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A wiring substrate, comprising:
a metal plate; and
a wiring layer comprising a plurality of electrically insulating layers and a conductive layer disposed on the plurality of
electrically insulating layers and disposed on at least one principal surface of the metal plate, wherein

the plurality of electrically insulating layers of the wiring layer comprise
a first electrically insulating layer which is provided in contact with the one principal surface of the metal plate and whose
coefficient of thermal expansion in a planar direction is larger than that of the metal plate and

a second electrically insulating layer which is laminated on the first electrically insulating layer and contacts the first
electrically insulating layer and whose coefficient of thermal expansion in the planar direction is smaller than that of the
metal plate,

the first electrically insulating layer contains resin, and
the second electrically insulating layer contains a plurality of first particles which are formed of an inorganic electrically
insulating material and are bound to each other, and a part of the first electrically insulating layer is disposed in spaces
between the plurality of first particles.

US Pat. No. 9,736,295

MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A mobile electronic device, comprising:
a storage configured to store
(i) a floor map for each of floors in a building, said floor map including a plurality of vertical transport devices that
have different azimuth angles when looking down at the floor map in a vertical direction, and

(ii) reference information regarding acceleration acting on the mobile electronic device while moving using one of the vertical
transport devices for moving between the floors in the building;

a display configured to display a current position of the mobile electronic device in the floor on the floor map;
an atmospheric pressure sensor configured to measure atmospheric pressure acting on the mobile electronic device;
an acceleration sensor configured to measure the acceleration acting on the mobile electronic device;
a geomagnetism sensor configured to measure geomagnetism acting on the mobile electronic device; and
at least one controller configured to
determine whether the mobile electronic device is moving between the floors based on a change in the atmospheric pressure
measured by the atmospheric pressure sensor,

determine that the mobile electronic device is moving between the floors by using one of the vertical transport devices based
on the acceleration measured by the acceleration sensor and the reference information stored in the storage,

determine an azimuth angle of the mobile electronic device and a moving direction of the mobile electronic device based on
the acceleration measured by the acceleration sensor and the geomagnetism measured by the geomagnetism sensor,

specify a location of said one of the vertical transport devices determined as being used for a movement of the mobile electronic
device based on the determined moving direction and the determined azimuth angle, and

cause the display to display the specified location as the current position of the mobile electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,706,369

HANDOVER MANAGEMENT USING A BROADCAST CHANNEL IN A NETWORK HAVING SYNCHRONIZED BASE STATIONS

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication network comprising:
a source base station providing wireless communication service to a mobile wireless communication device;
a target base station time synchronized to the source base station and broadcasting, to the mobile wireless communication
device, handover information over a broadcast channel shared by the source base station and the target base station, the handover
information necessary for the mobile wireless communication device to perform a handover from the source base station to the
target base station; and

a position monitor providing position information related to a position of the mobile wireless communication device, the target
base station broadcasting the handover information at a time at least partially based on the position information.

US Pat. No. 9,282,556

BASE STATION AND COMMUNICATION METHOD THEREOF

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Fus...

1. A base station for communicating with a mobile station using TDD communication by assigning at least a part of a communication
frame including a plurality of wireless communication channels in a frequency direction to the mobile station, the communication
frame including at least one special subframe having a data transmission region available for transmission to the mobile station
and a data reception region available for reception from the mobile station, separated from the data transmission region in
a time direction, the base station comprising:
an assignment unit for assigning, in the special subframe, the data transmission region for transmission of downlink control
information to a nearby mobile station and assigning the data reception region for reception of uplink control information
from the nearby mobile station; and

a transmission and reception unit for transmitting the downlink control information in the data transmission region and for
receiving the uplink control information in the data reception region,

wherein the assignment unit assigns control information transmitted by the physical downlink shared channel “PDSCH” simultaneously
to nearby mobile stations to the data transmission region as the downlink control information and when assigning a pair of
an uplink subframe and a downlink subframe to a plurality of mobile stations, the assignment in the special subframe includes
an assignment performed on a same frequency band of the uplink subframe and the downlink subframe, and

wherein the assignment unit performs the assignment using one resource block of a plurality of resource blocks assigned as
the special subframe, wherein the one resource block for the special subframe is a different resource block than resource
blocks of the plurality of resource blocks assigned for TDD communication to the mobile stations.

US Pat. No. 9,288,737

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, USER TERMINAL, BASE STATION, AND HOME BASE STATION

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A communication control method applied to a mobile communication system, the mobile communication system including:
a home base station that forms a specific cell; and
a mobility management device that performs verification of a user terminal for access permission to the specific cell in a
handover procedure of the user terminal to the specific cell, the communication control method comprising:

a step A of updating, by the user terminal, a list of a specific cell accessible by the user terminal;
a step B of omitting the verification of the user terminal by the mobility management device in the handover procedure when
an elapsed time period after the update of the list is within a predetermined time period; and

a step C of transmitting, by the user terminal, a measurement report regarding the specific cell to a serving cell before
the handover procedure,

wherein in the step C, the user terminal transmits predetermined information on the elapsed time period or an update time
of the list together with the measurement report.

US Pat. No. 9,281,782

TRANSMITTER AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A transmitter comprising:
a transmission amplifier configured to amplify an input signal and generate an output signal;
a voltage control amplifier configured to control a power supply voltage of the transmission amplifier; and
an envelope calculation unit configured to calculate an approximate envelope signal that is an envelope signal of the input
signal and is sampled at a lower frequency than the input signal, wherein

the voltage control amplifier controls the power supply voltage of the transmission amplifier based on the approximate envelope
signal, wherein a switching frequency in the voltage control amplifier is set below that of the input signal, and wherein
the approximate envelope signal is phase aligned with the envelope signal of the input signal.

US Pat. No. 9,872,378

ELECTRONIC ELEMENT MOUNTING BOARD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. An electronic element mounting board, comprising:
an insulating substrate which is made of electrically insulating ceramics, having a lower surface and provided with an opening
which opens on the lower surface, the insulating substrate comprising a circumferential edge part defining the opening, and
a portion outside the circumferential edge part; and

an electrode pad disposed on the lower surface around the opening,
at least a part of the circumferential edge part having a porosity lower than a porosity of the portion outside the circumferential
edge part,

wherein a tilt portion, which is tilted upwardly, is provided on at least a part of the lower surface of the insulating substrate
located at the circumferential edge part.

US Pat. No. 9,287,351

COMPOSITE SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A method for manufacturing a composite substrate, the method comprising:
preparing a first substrate comprising a semiconductor material and a second substrate comprising an insulating material;
forming an epitaxial layer having semiconductor characteristics on the first substrate;
forming an oxide layer on the epitaxial layer by an Atomic Layer Deposition method; and
bonding the second substrate to the oxide layer to obtain a composite substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,117,313

IMAGING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A portable imaging apparatus comprising:
a photographing device for acquiring a created image which has not yet been stored;
a display device for showing a preview image viewed by a user before acquiring the created image;
an operation device, operated by the user, for making the photographing device capture the preview image as the created image;
and

a control device for
superimposing a plurality of predetermined outlines, that show predetermined areas of the preview image which are each able
to be subjected to a morphing process, onto the preview image shown on the display device before acquiring the created image
so that the preview image can be adjusted to the outlines by an operation of the user, and

subjecting at least one, selected by the user, of the areas of the created image surrounded by the superimposed outlines in
the preview image to the morphing process.

US Pat. No. 9,082,350

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING DISPLAY CONTROL PROGRAM

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Fus...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a display unit configured to display information; and
a control unit configured to
determine a scrolling speed of the information in accordance with a speed of an operation, and
change a display size of a part of the information to be scrolled on the display unit in accordance with the scrolling speed,
without changing a display size of at least another part of the information to be scrolled on the display unit,

wherein
the information includes document data and a page number, and
the control unit is configured to magnify a display size of the page number, without changing a display size of the document
data to be scrolled on the display unit.

US Pat. No. 9,301,153

RADIO RELAY APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A radio relay apparatus in a communication system including a server on the Internet, the radio relay apparatus and a plurality
of radio terminals, the radio relay apparatus comprising:
a memory unit configured to store information of MAC addresses of the radio terminals and IP addresses assigned to the radio
terminals by the server; and

a control unit configured to monitor the information of MAC addresses and IP addresses of a source radio terminal and a destination
radio terminal included in a packet routed through the radio relay apparatus, wherein

the control unit controls, when the control unit determines, based on the information of MAC addresses and IP addresses stored
in the memory unit, that the radio terminals communicate with each other via its own apparatus, so that the communication
between the radio terminals is transitioned from communication in a first communication mode over the Internet to communication
in a second communication mode not over the Internet but over a local area network, and

when communication quality drops to below a predetermined level or at least either one of the radio terminals is handed over
during communication in the second communication mode, the control unit returns the communication between the radio terminals
from the communication in the second communication mode to the communication in the first communication mode.

US Pat. No. 9,826,641

ELECTRONIC DEVICE MOUNTING BOARD AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. An electronic device mounting board, comprising:
an insulating substrate consisting essentially of ceramics and having an opening, on the insulating substrate an electronic
device being disposed lying over the opening as seen in a transparent plan view;

a reinforcement portion consisting essentially of ceramics, wherein the reinforcement portion is disposed on a surface or
in an interior of the insulating substrate so as to lie around the opening of the insulating substrate as seen in a transparent
plan view, the reinforcement portion being connected with the insulating substrate; and

an electronic device connection electrode disposed on a surface of the insulating substrate so as to lie around the opening
of the insulating substrate as seen in a transparent plan view,

wherein the insulating substrate includes, at a periphery of the opening as seen in a transparent plan view, an inclined portion
inclined toward a side of the electronic device, and

the reinforcement portion is disposed on a surface of the insulating substrate where the electronic device is disposed.

US Pat. No. 9,278,393

CUTTING INSERT, CUTTING TOOL, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MACHINED PRODUCT USING THE SAME

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A cutting insert, comprising:
an insert body comprising an upper surface, a lower surface, a side surface connected to each of the upper surface and the
lower surface, and a cutting edge located at an intersection of the upper surface and the side surface, the insert body being
divided into a cutting section and a fixing section, wherein

a region of the upper surface located at the cutting section comprises
a rake surface which is located further inward than the cutting edge and is inclined as going inward at an inclination angle
?1 with respect to a reference plane perpendicular to a central axis extending between the upper surface and the lower surface,
and

a plurality of protruded parts arranged along the cutting edge,
each of the plurality of protruded parts comprising a first surface which is inclined as going inward at an inclination angle
?4a with respect to the reference plane and has a larger width as going inward in a top view, the inclination angles ?1 and ?4a satisfying a relationship of ?1>?4a,
the plurality of protruded parts comprise
a plurality of second protruded parts and
two first protruded parts which are located closer to a front end of the cutting section than the second protruded parts,
the two first protruded parts contact each other,
two of the second protruded parts adjacent to each other of the plurality of second protruded parts contact each other, and
the first protruded parts and the second protruded parts are spaced apart from each other.

US Pat. No. 9,277,557

RADIO BASE STATION AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A radio base station employing an adaptive array scheme, which transmits and receives a radio signal to and from a radio
terminal using a plurality of antennas, comprising:
a processor that calculates antenna weights for each of a plurality of uplink frequency bands, on the basis of respective
reference signals of each of the plurality of uplink frequency bands in an uplink radio signal; and

a memory that stores the antenna weights, wherein
the processor is configured to be communicatively coupled to the plurality of antennas,
the processor sets a beam-forming antenna weight for a downlink frequency band to be used in a downlink radio signal, and
the processor sets an antenna weight for an uplink frequency band which is closest to the downlink frequency band among the
antenna weights as the beam-forming antenna weight for the downlink frequency band when the downlink frequency band is not
the same as the uplink frequency band.

US Pat. No. 9,491,803

CERAMIC STRUCTURE, CERAMIC HEATER, AND GLOW PLUG INCLUDING THE CERAMIC HEATER

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A ceramic structure comprising a ceramic substrate, a conductor layer containing a glass component and disposed on a surface
of the ceramic substrate, and a brazing filler material covering a surface of the conductor layer and side surfaces of the
conductor layer, wherein a reaction zone of the ceramic substrate, the conductor layer, and the brazing filler material is
located in a boundary region between the ceramic substrate, the conductor layer, and the brazing filler material, wherein
the ceramic substrate contains a rare earth element component as a sintering aid; and the reaction zone contains a metal component
contained in the brazing filler material, the glass component contained in the conductor layer, and the rare earth element
component contained in the ceramic substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,398,463

PORTABLE TERMINAL AND LOCK STATE CANCELING METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

5. A method for controlling a portable terminal, the method comprising:
during a lock state,
displaying a line that indicates the lock state,
detecting a touch on a touch panel, and
determining whether or not a motion of the touch is a predefined touch operation, wherein the predefined touch operation comprises
a motion that reaches the line;

after the motion of the touch reaches the line, changing only a portion of the line to a second object that is different than
that portion of the line; and,

after the motion of the touch is determined to be the predefined touch operation, canceling the lock state.

US Pat. No. 9,386,716

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A WATERPROOF STRUCTURE

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a main body having a waterproof structure, the main body including a built-in electronic component and a pair of body chassis
joined together;

a pair of cover panels disposed to cover a front face and a back face of the main body;
a switch unit disposed on a side part of the main body, the switch unit including a contact;
an operation button held between the pair of cover panels, the operation button having a pusher for pressing the contact of
the switch unit, the pusher projecting from the operation button;

a housing recess formed on at least one of the body chassis, the housing recess being recessed on a joint surface with the
other body chassis to form a housing chamber for the switch unit;

a through hole penetrating the one body chassis from a side face toward the housing recess; and
a bag-like waterproof packing member attached to the through hole, the waterproof packing member being recessed toward the
switch unit to house the pusher of the operation button, wherein

the pusher of the operation button passes through the through hole toward the contact of the switch unit, and
an end of the waterproof packing member is pressed against the switch unit to fixedly hold the switch unit inside the housing
recess.

US Pat. No. 9,271,264

BASE STATION FOR ALLOCATING DOWNLINK RADIO RESOURCE FOR DIRECTIVITY TRANSMISSION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A base station for communicating with a communication terminal, the base station comprising:
a communication section for communicating with the communication terminal using a plurality of antennas and controlling transmission
directivity in the plurality of antennas when downlink communication with the communication terminal is performed; and

a scheduling executing section for determining the communication terminal for downlink communication and allocating, to the
communication terminal, a use downlink radio resource to be used by the communication section for the downlink communication
with the communication terminal, wherein

an uplink radio resource for known signal which is capable of being used when the communication terminal transmits a known
signal, and the downlink radio resource, which is associated with the uplink radio resource for known signal and is capable
of being used when the communication section performs downlink communication with the communication terminal are determined,

when the scheduling executing section allocates the use downlink radio resource including a frequency band included in a transmission
frequency band of the known signal in a frequency direction to the communication terminal that transmits the known signal
using at least a part of the uplink radio resource for known signal, the scheduling executing section executes the allocating
process for allocating the use downlink radio resource from the downlink radio resource associated with the uplink radio resource
for known signal to the communication terminal,

when the scheduling executing section executes the allocating process on the communication terminal transmitting the known
signal using at least a part of the uplink radio resource for known signal, the communication section controls the transmission
directivity in the plurality of antennas based on a reception signal including the known signal as a desired wave component
received by at least part of the uplink radio resource for known signal when the downlink communication with the communication
terminal is performed by using the use downlink radio resource,

when the scheduling executing section allocates the use downlink radio resources including in the frequency direction the
frequency band, in which the known signal is not received by the uplink radio resource for known signal, from the downlink
radio resource associated with the uplink radio resource for known signal to the communication terminal, the communication
section controls the transmission directivity in the plurality of antennas based on a new reception signal obtained by generating
a known signal received from the communication terminal in the frequency band of the use downlink radio resource in a pseudo
manner when performing the downlink communication with the communication terminal using the use downlink radio resource and
by adding the pseudo known signal as the desired wave component to the reception signal received in the frequency band of
the use downlink radio resource in the uplink radio resource for known signal.

US Pat. No. 9,426,789

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

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

3. In a wireless communication system which includes a mobile station and a base station and in which there might be a difference
in a frequency band between a downlink resource and an uplink resource allocated to the mobile station, the base station comprising:
a communicator that receives from the mobile station a message indicating that the mobile station includes the adaptive array
antenna; and

a controller that, in response to receiving the message, assigns the same frequency band as a frequency band of a downlink
resource block to be a frequency band of an uplink resource block following the downlink resource block, the downlink resource
block and the uplink resource block being allocated to the mobile station.

US Pat. No. 9,268,481

USER ARRANGEMENT OF OBJECTS ON HOME SCREEN OF MOBILE DEVICE, METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM THEREOF

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A device, comprising:
a touch screen display for displaying a first home screen on which an icon and a first symbol corresponding to a second home
screen are arranged; and

a controller for moving, when the icon is placed and released on the first symbol, the icon to the second home screen corresponding
to the first symbol,

wherein the touch screen display is configured to display, on the first home screen, a second symbol corresponding to a third
home screen to be created, in an adjustment mode in which an arrangement of icons on the displayed home screen is adjusted,

wherein the touch screen display is configured to display, on the first home screen, a third symbol corresponding to the first
home screen,

wherein the touch screen display is configured to display, on the first home screen and before the icon is moved, the second
symbol in a different manner from that of the first and third symbols, and

wherein the controller is configured to
when the icon is placed and released on the first symbol,
move the icon to the second home screen, and
keep displaying the first home screen,
when the icon is placed and released on the second symbol,
create the third home screen,
move the icon to the third home screen, and
keep displaying the first home screen, and
when the icon is kept in a stop state on an end portion of the first home screen for a period of a time longer than a threshold
time,

display the second home screen, and
move said icon to the second home screen when said icon is placed and released on an area in the second home screen, said
area excluding the first, second and third symbols.

US Pat. No. 9,185,201

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND SERVER FOR COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A communication system comprising:
a server;
a first mobile communication device including
a first communication unit for communicating with the server,
a second communication unit for communicating with a target mobile communication device by short-range wireless communication
to acquire device information related to the target mobile communication device including at least identification information
thereof, and

a storage unit for storing the device information; and
a second mobile communication device including
a first communication unit for communicating with the first mobile communication device,
a second communication unit for communicating with the target mobile communication device by short-range wireless communication
to acquire the device information related to the target mobile communication device including at least the identification
information thereof,

a storage unit for storing the device information, and
a location detection unit for detecting a location of the second mobile communication device,
wherein
the server is configured to transmit, when acquiring a search request for the target mobile communication device, search information
related to the search request, to the first mobile communication device,

the first mobile communication device is configured to transmit, when receiving the search information, device information
related to the search request to the server and search information to the second mobile communication device when receiving
the search information from the server, and

the second mobile communication device is configured to transmit, when receiving the search information from the first mobile
communication device, the device information stored in the storage unit of the second mobile communication device to the server
and the device information including information of the location detected by the location detection unit,

the server configured to collectively manage a plurality of mobile communication devices, the server comprising:
a storage unit for storing information related to the plurality of mobile communication devices; and
a processing unit configured such that:
upon acquisition of information related to a search request of a mobile communication device associated with the collectively
managed mobile communication device, the processing unit transmits the information related to the search request to the plurality
of mobile communication devices, and

the processing unit acquires information on the mobile communication device targeted for the search request from a collectively
managed mobile communication device having received the information related to the search request and a mobile communication
device having received the information related to the search request from the collectively managed mobile communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,261,915

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, LIGHT-TRANSMISSIVE COVER PLATE, AND PORTABLE DEVICE

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A portable communication device, comprising:
a casing;
an image display device, at least a portion of which is housed in the casing; and
a sapphire plate, with a first surface that faces the image display device and the casing;
wherein the sapphire plate includes a gradual reduction area of which the thickness is gradually reduced toward an outermost
edge of the sapphire plate,

wherein the first surface has a curved portion in the gradual reduction area.

US Pat. No. 9,485,867

WIRING BOARD

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A wiring board, comprising:
an insulating board formed of ceramics, the insulating board having an upper surface, a lower surface opposite to the upper
surface, and a side surface connected to the upper surface and the lower surface, the side surface including a first side
surface part connected to the upper surface and a second side surface part connected to the lower surface; and

a wiring conductor embedded in the insulating board and partly exposed from the first side surface part of the side surface
of the insulating board,

the side surface of the insulating board having a recess portion located between the wiring conductor exposed from the side
surface of the insulating board and the lower surface of the insulating board, and the second side surface part located closer
to a center in a lengthwise direction of the insulating board than the first side surface part to form the recess portion.

US Pat. No. 9,388,083

SILICON CARBIDE SINTERED BODY AND SLIDING COMPONENT USING THE SAME, AND PROTECTIVE BODY

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A silicon carbide sintered body, comprising silicon carbide grains as a major component and having a relative density of
95% or more, wherein, on an observation surface of the silicon carbide sintered body, coarse silicon carbide grains having
a surface area of 170 ?m2 or more occupy 6 area % or more and 15 area % or less, and all the silicon carbide grains have an average crystal grain size
of 2 ?m or more and 6 ?m or less.

US Pat. No. 9,380,140

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:
a panel;
a panel retainer for supporting the panel; and
an element for vibrating the panel and thereby generating a vibration sound to be delivered via a human body, wherein
compared with a region of the panel near a disposing position of the element, a remaining region of the panel is thicker in
a normal direction of the panel, and

the panel is bent by the element in such a manner that a region of the panel directly above the element is raised the highest
in a longitudinal direction of the element as compared with its surrounding region, and the panel vibrates a part of a human
body in contact with the panel and delivers a sound.

US Pat. No. 9,369,810

ACOUSTIC GENERATOR, ACOUSTIC GENERATION DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. An acoustic generator comprising:
an exciter;
a vibration plate to which the exciter is attached and that vibrates together with the exciter with vibration of the exciter;
and

a frame body that is provided on an outer circumferential portion of the vibration plate, wherein
the exciter is provided in a region that does not overlap with a more inner side of the frame body than the outer circumferential
portion of the vibration plate,

the frame body includes two frame members, with the two frame members holding the outer circumferential portion of the vibration
plate therebetween,

wherein a plurality of corners on an inner circumferential surface of the two frame members include at least curved surfaces,
at least one of the plurality of corners of either or both of the two frame members has a shape different from the shape of
the other corners, and

a curvature of at least one of the plurality of corners in one of the two frame members is different from the curvature of
a corresponding corner in the other frame member.

US Pat. No. 9,338,803

MOBILE TERMINAL, CONTROL METHOD, AND CONTROL PROGRAM

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A mobile terminal comprising a push-to-talk (PTT) function, comprising:
a controller configured to, when a first operation for terminating a predefined mode of PTT is detected, maintain the predefined
mode for a period of predefined time, and terminates the predefined mode upon elapse of the period;

a display configured to display remaining time to termination of the predefined mode during the predefined mode; and
a remaining time changer configured to, when a second operation for changing the remaining time during the predefined mode
is detected, change the remaining time according to the second operation.

US Pat. No. 9,306,661

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION, AND USER TERMINAL

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A mobile communication system that employs a frequency division duplex scheme, comprising:
a user terminal; and
a base station that uses at least a pair of uplink and downlink carriers for radio communication with the user terminal, wherein
the base station and the user terminal change the uplink carrier of the pair of uplink and downlink carriers to another carrier
while maintaining a first configuration or a second configuration during execution of the radio communication, wherein

the first configuration are a bandwidth of the uplink carrier and context correlated with the uplink carrier; and
the second configuration are the downlink carrier and context correlated with the downlink carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,246,213

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. An electronic device comprising:
an antenna;
a touch panel having an electrode sheet formed with an operation detecting pattern, which is conductive; and
a reference potential pattern formed on the touch panel between the operation detecting pattern and an antenna pattern,
wherein the antenna pattern configuring the antenna is formed on the periphery of the touch panel, and
the electrode sheet is configured by:
a first electrode sheet formed with a first operation detecting pattern; and
a second electrode sheet formed with a second operation detecting pattern,
the first operation detecting pattern detects an operation position in a first direction along a planar direction of the electrode
sheet, and the second operation detecting pattern detects the operation position in a second direction, which is different
from the first direction, along the planar direction of the electrode sheet, and

the antenna pattern includes:
a first antenna pattern formed on the first electrode sheet; and
a second antenna pattern formed on the second electrode sheet, and
the first antenna pattern is electrically connected to the second antenna pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,391,460

POWER CONTROL APPARATUS AND POWER CONTROL METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A power control apparatus, provided at a consumer site having a distributed power supply capable of supplying power and
a load equipment, controlling a stand-alone operation in which power supplied from the distributed power supply is converted
into AC power and the converted AC power is supplied to the load equipment, the power control apparatus comprising:
a determination processing unit that determines whether or not a supplied power from the distributed power supply satisfies
a demanded power required for operating the load equipment, when it operates in the stand-alone operation; and

a supply control unit that suspends the stand-alone operation if it is determined that the supplied power does not satisfy
the demanded power, wherein

the determination processing unit
re-executes the stand-alone operation after suspending the stand-alone operation, and determines whether or not the supplied
power satisfies the demanded power, and

stops the re-executing of the stand-alone operation if it is determined continuously for a predetermined number of times that
the supplied power does not satisfy the demanded power, or if a predetermined period elapses without determining that the
supplied power satisfies the demanded power after determining that the supplied power does not satisfy the demanded power.

US Pat. No. 9,360,963

PORTABLE TERMINAL AND OPERATION INHIBITION AREA CONTROL METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A portable terminal that has a case, a display provided on the case, and a touch panel that receives a touch operation,
wherein an operation inhibition area is set in at least a part of a periphery of a touch effective area, the portable terminal
comprising:
at least one processor that
displays the operation inhibition area on the display when the operation inhibition area is touched; and
cancels at least a part of the operation inhibition area when a cancellation operation is performed in a state where the operation
inhibition area is being displayed, wherein the at least one processor cancels the operation inhibition area entirely when
the cancellation operation is performed in a state where the operation inhibition area is not touched.

US Pat. No. 9,256,287

TACTILE SENSATION PROVIDING APPARATUS

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A tactile sensation providing apparatus, comprising:
a contact detection unit configured to detect a contact by a contacting object;
a tactile sensation providing unit configured to provide a tactile sensation to the contacting object in contact with the
contact detection unit;

a display unit configured to display an input area in which a character is input and a cursor; and
a control unit configured to control the display unit so that a position of the cursor is moved based on the contact detected
by the contact detection unit and a portion of the input area displayed on the display unit is displaced, wherein

the control unit controls the tactile sensation providing unit so that a first tactile sensation is provided when a portion
of the input area displayed on the display unit is displaced as the position of the cursor is moved, and a second tactile
sensation different from the first tactile sensation is provided when an edge of the input area is displayed on the display
unit as the portion of the input area displayed on the display unit is displaced.

US Pat. No. 9,132,484

CUTTING TOOL

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A cutting tool, comprising:
a base composed of a cemented carbide;
a TiN layer, on the base, said TiN layer containing Nb;
a TiCN layer on the TiN layer, said TiCN layer containing Nb; and
an Al2O3 layer on the TiCN layer, said AI 03 layer containing Nb; wherein

a Nb content of the TiCN layer at a middle thereof in a thickness direction is 0.1% by mass or more, and
the Nb content of the Al2O3 layer at a middle thereof in the thickness direction is 0.05% by mass or less.

US Pat. No. 9,086,731

DEVICE, METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A device, comprising:
a touch screen display configured to
display a home screen where a plurality of icons are arranged, and
detect a first dynamic gesture over a partial area of the home screen displayed on the touch screen display; and
a controller configured to, responsive to detection of the first dynamic gesture, change an amount of information of the plurality
of icons according to a change in a size of the plurality of icons when the area of the home screen including the plurality
of icons to be displayed on the touch screen display is enlarged or reduced,

wherein at least one icon among the plurality of icons includes a graphic and text; and
wherein the controller is configured to, responsive to detection of the first dynamic gesture over an area of the home screen
in which the at least one icon including the graphic and the text is arranged, enlarge the text without enlarging the graphic
when the area of the home screen, in which the at least one icon is arranged and which is to be displayed on the touch screen
display, is reduced.

US Pat. No. 9,357,056

UNLOCKING A DEVICE THROUGH USER PERFORMED GESTURE

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A portable device comprising:
a display unit;
an input unit configured to detect an input to the display unit; and
a control unit configured to set and cancel a limit function of limiting an input by the input unit, wherein the control unit
is configured to:

display three or more objects on the display unit including a first object and a plurality of second objects;
change an outline of the first object based on an output from the input unit to create a changed first object, wherein both
the first and at least one of the second objects are displayed before an output from the input unit to create the changed
first object is received;

move and rotate at least the first object of the three or more objects based on an output from the input unit; and
cancel the limit function when an outline of the changed first object and one of the second objects are overlaid and matched
with each other by size and when sides of only two of the three or more objects, the sides of which configure a pair or have
a same shape, are matched with each other as a result of moving and rotating at least the first object;

wherein the first object and a second object are initially displayed to overlap one another but are not matched.

US Pat. No. 9,323,444

DEVICE, METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A device, comprising:
a touch screen display configured to display
a lock screen in a locked state, and
another screen in an unlocked state; and
a controller configured to,
when a multi-touch gesture comprising a first touch and a second touch on the touch screen display and changing a distance
between the first touch and the second touch is detected during display of the lock screen in the locked state,

release the locked state and change from said locked state to the unlocked state, wherein the controller is configured to
perform a continuous change from the locked state to the unlocked state without stopping said change,

wherein
the touch screen display is configured to display an object arranged on the lock screen, the object being associated with
an application,

the multi-touch gesture is a gesture to move at least one of the first touch and the second touch closer to a position where
the object is arranged is detected, and

when the multi-touch gesture is detected, the controller is configured to release the locked state to execute the application
associated with the object.

US Pat. No. 9,253,685

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A mobile communication system capable of communication control on the basis of load information transmitted/received between
base stations by using inter-base-station communication, comprising:
a first base station; a second base station adjacent to the first base station; and at least one third base station adjacent
to the second base station, wherein

after receiving load information of the third base station from the third base station, the second base station transmits,
to the first base station, load information of the second base station weighted by using the load information of the third
base station,

when transmitting the load information of the second base station weighted using the load information of the third base station
to the first base station, the second base station transmits, to the first base station, information indicating that the load
information of the second base station has been weighted, and

the first base station transmits to the second base station, a load transmission request designating weighting.

US Pat. No. 9,050,826

THERMAL HEAD AND THERMAL PRINTER EQUIPPED WITH THE SAME

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A thermal head, comprising:
a substrate;
a heat storage layer disposed on the substrate;
a heat-generating section disposed on the heat storage layer;
an electrode electrically connected to the heat-generating section;
a protection layer which coats the heat-generating section and a part of the electrode; and
a first coating layer which coats a part of the protection layer and is disposed downstream in a transportation direction
of a recording medium, with respect to the heat-generating section,

the first coating layer comprising a first protrusion protruding towards a recording medium side,
an end on a heat-generating section side of the first coating layer being positioned between the first protrusion and the
heat-generating section, and

the end on the heat-generating section side of the first coating layer being positioned in a range of L/2 from the heat-generating
section, in which L is a distance between the heat-generating section and the first protrusion.

US Pat. No. 9,955,496

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, USER TERMINAL, AND NETWORK APPARATUS

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A mobile communication system comprising:a first user terminal;
a second user terminal;
a third user terminal; and
a controller configured to control radio resources which are assigned to transmit user data through direct communication between terminals, wherein
the first user terminal performs the direct communication with the second user terminal,
the first user terminal performs the direct communication with the third user terminal,
the second user terminal and the third user terminal do not perform the direct communication with each other,
the first user terminal receives first information on radio resources assigned by the second user terminal to perform the direct communication between the first user terminal and the second user terminal,
the first user terminal receives second information on radio resources assigned by the third user terminal to perform the direct communication between the first user terminal and the third user terminal, and
the controller performs a mediation of assigned radio resources such that the radio resources assigned by the second user terminal and the radio resources assigned by the third user terminal do not overlap each other.

US Pat. No. 9,603,274

CONTAINER FOR HOUSING ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A container for housing an electronic component, the container comprising:
a container body for housing the electronic component inside a cavity defined by a bottom plate and a polygonal side wall
surrounding a central region of the bottom plate; and

an input-output terminal that penetrates through the polygonal side wall and is attached to only two sides of the polygonal
side wall, wherein a first side of the polygonal side wall is adjacent to a second side of the polygonal side wall, wherein
the input-output terminal includes an insulator and a conductor, and wherein the conductor penetrates through the insulator
and provides electrical continuity between an interior portion of the polygonal side wall and an exterior portion of the polygonal
side wall, and wherein the conductor which provides electrical continuity between the interior portion of the polygonal side
wall and the exterior portion of the polygonal side wall is routed from an outside of the first side to an inside of the second
side adjacent thereto of the polygonal side wall, or from an inside of the first side to an outside of the second side adjacent
thereto of the polygonal side wall.

US Pat. No. 9,402,136

SOUND GENERATOR AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS USING THE SAME

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A sound generator, comprising:
a vibrating body that has a first direction, a second direction, and a third direction, wherein the first direction, second
direction, and third direction are orthogonal to one another, wherein the vibrating body has a shape in which a dimension
in the second direction is larger than a dimension in the third direction, and a dimension in the first direction of a thickness
direction is smaller than the dimension in the third direction;

an exciter that is attached to the vibrating body and is configured to bend and vibrate the vibrating body in the first direction
that is a thickness direction of the exciter by vibrating the exciter itself;

an enclosure that is joined to the vibrating body, the enclosure and the vibrating body forming a first space; and
a duct that is provided at the enclosure and is configured to connect between the first space and external space, wherein
in the first space, a spacing between the vibrating body and a surface of the enclosure facing the vibrating body in the first
direction is smaller than ½ of a length of a wavelength of resonance having the lowest frequency in bending vibration of the
vibrating body, and

in the third direction, a center of the vibrating body is positioned farther than a center of the first space from a connecting
portion between the first space and the duct.

US Pat. No. 9,392,374

ACOUSTIC GENERATOR, ACOUSTIC GENERATION DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. An acoustic generator comprising:
a frame;
a vibration body provided at an inner side of the frame;
a piezoelectric vibration element provided on the vibration body; and
a resin layer provided on the vibration body so as to cover the piezoelectric vibration element, wherein
the vibration body has a configuration in which a thin plate-like first portion and a thin plate-like second portion having
different elastic moduli are laminated.

US Pat. No. 9,358,751

ACCESSORY MEMBER, AND ACCESSORY COMPRISING THE SAME

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. An accessory member, comprising:
a sintered ceramic body, a kurtosis (Rku) derived from a surface roughness curve of an outer surface of the sintered ceramic
body falling in a range of 0.5 or more and 2.5 or less,

wherein a skewness (Rsk) derived from the surface roughness curve of the outer surface of the sintered ceramic body falls
in a range of 0.7 or more and 2.0 or less.

US Pat. No. 9,287,434

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER, METHOD FOR PRODUCING PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE, AND SEMICONDUCTOR STARTING MATERIAL

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A method for producing a semiconductor layer, the method comprising:
forming a lower film containing a metal element;
forming an upper film on the lower film, the upper film containing the metal element and a substance that contains oxygen
element;

generating oxygen gas by heating the upper film; and
forming a semiconductor layer containing a metal chalcogenide from the lower film and the upper film by allowing a chalcogen
element to react with the metal element in the lower film and the upper film, wherein the substance contains an alkali metal
element.

US Pat. No. 9,252,682

GRID-CONNECTED INVERTER APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A grid-connected inverter apparatus comprising:
an inverter configured to convert a DC output based on power generated from a power generation equipment into an AC;
a DC voltage measuring unit configured to measure a DC voltage on a DC input side of the inverter;
a grid interconnection switch having two independent relay switches each corresponding to phases of a grid power system to
which the inverter is connected; and

a control unit configured to control the two relay switches, wherein
the control unit, after opening the two relay switches, carries out changing control to one of the relay switches such that
the opening control is changes to closing control and, based on a change in the DC voltage measured by the DC voltage measuring
unit before and after the changing control, determines whether the other relay switch is faulty.

US Pat. No. 9,596,629

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRANSPARENT POINT-TO-POINT HANDOVERS OF A MOBILE RELAY

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

16. A system for a transparent handover of a mobile relay on a high-speed vehicle, the system comprising a wireless communications
network comprising a plurality of base stations, wherein the plurality of base stations comprises at least a first base station
and a second base station, and wherein the wireless communications network:
transmit to a mobile relay on a high-speed vehicle identification data for identifying one or more base stations which are
configured for transparent handover;

receive data indicative of a scheduled path of the high-speed vehicle; and
perform a transparent handover of the mobile relay from a first base station to a second base station, wherein the second
base station is identified by the identification data and selection of the second base station is performed without any measurement
report or other handover-relevant information received from the mobile relay, the transparent handover comprising

selecting the second base station based on the data indicative of the scheduled path of the high-speed vehicle, and,
servicing the mobile relay from the second base station,
determine whether a third base station is configured for transparent handover;
wherein if it is determined that the third base station is configured for transparent handover, not trigger a conventional
handover to the third base station; and

if it is determined that the third base station is not configured for transparent handover, trigger a conventional handover
to the third base station.

US Pat. No. 9,544,878

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A mobile communication system, in which a plurality of radio base stations receive, in cooperation with one another, uplink
signals transmitted from a radio terminal, wherein
the plurality of radio base stations comprise: one anchor radio base station; and a non-anchor radio base station other than
the anchor radio base station,

the anchor radio base station comprises:
a notification unit that notifies a non-anchor radio base station receiving an uplink signal having received quality which
satisfies predetermined quality, of necessity to transmit the uplink signal before decoding through a backhaul network; and

a control unit that performs selective synthesis of the uplink signal before decoding received from the non-anchor radio base
station, and the uplink signal before decoding received from the radio terminal, and

the non-anchor radio base station comprises:
a transmission unit that transmits the uplink signal before decoding to the anchor radio base station when the necessity to
transmit the uplink signal before decoding is notified by the anchor radio base station.

US Pat. No. 9,429,722

OPTICAL CONNECTOR AND OPTICAL TRANSMISSION MODULE

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. An optical connector, comprising:
a first connector part which is fastened to a base provided with a first optical transmission line; and
a second connector part which holds a second optical transmission line and is connected to the first connector part, wherein
the first connector part comprises:
a positioning member is on the first optical transmission line, the positioning member which is configured to position the
second optical transmission line and optically connects the second optical transmission line with the first optical transmission
line, and

a fastening member which is fastened to the base and fastens the positioning member with respect to the first optical transmission
line, and

a first elastic member arranged between the fastening member and the positioning member, and pressing the positioning member
to the base side in a direction perpendicular to the first optical transmission line.

US Pat. No. 9,417,782

PORTABLE TERMINAL, INPUT CONTROL PROGRAM, AND INPUT CONTROL METHOD

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A portable terminal comprising:
a first input device configured to receive a first input thereon, and comprising a plurality of regions thereon;
a plurality of second input devices, wherein each of the plurality of second input devices is configured to receive a second
input thereon, and wherein each of the plurality of second input devices corresponds to one of the plurality of regions of
the first input device on a one-to-one basis; and

a processor configured to, upon receiving the first input,
determine a position of the first input on the first input device,
determine whether or not the position of the first input is within one of the plurality of regions of the first input device,
and,

upon a determination that the position of the first input is within one of the plurality of regions of the first input device,
determine one of the plurality of second input devices that corresponds to one of the regions of the first input device within
which the position of the first input is located of the first input device, and

inhibit execution of processing in accordance with any second input received by the determined one of the plurality of second
input devices for at least a time period, while executing processing in accordance with any second input received by any others
of the plurality of second input devices that correspond to one of the plurality of regions that does not include the position
of the first input.

US Pat. No. 9,300,863

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a contact detection unit configured to detect contact by a contacting object;
an imagining unit configured to image a subject;
a tactile sensation providing unit configured to provide a tactile sensation to the contacting object in contact with the
contact detection unit; and

a control unit configured to control the imaging unit to adjust a focal length with respect to the subject based on an amount
of contact area between the contact detection unit and the contacting object, wherein

the control unit, by adjusting the parameter corresponding to the amount of the contact area, controls the imaging unit to
adjust the focal length, and wherein

the control unit controls the tactile sensation providing unit to provide the tactile sensation to the contacting object when
the contact area between the contact detection unit and the contacting object is equal to or greater than the standard area,
and

after controlling the tactile sensation providing unit to provide the tactile sensation to the contacting object, shortens
the focal length when the contact area between the contact detection unit and the contacting object is less than the standard
area and extends the focal length when the contact area between the contact detection unit and the contacting object is equal
to or greater than the standard area.

US Pat. No. 9,291,144

HEATER AND GLOW PLUG INCLUDING THE SAME

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A heater, comprising: a resistor comprising a folded shape; a first lead and a second lead respectively joined to each
end of the resistor; and an insulating base in which the resistor is buried at a front side thereof and the first lead and
the second lead are buried in a rear side thereof, wherein at junctions between the resistor and the first and second leads,
the resistor and the first and second leads being overlapped in a direction perpendicular to an axial direction of the first
and second leads, and an endpoint of a rear end of the junction between a first end of the resistor and the first lead is
different in the axial direction than an endpoint of a rear end of the junction between a second end of the resistor and the
second lead.

US Pat. No. 9,280,275

DEVICE, METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A device, comprising:
a touch screen display configured to display a plurality of home screens in multiple layers placed one over another, wherein
each of the multiple lavers includes several home screens; and

a controller configured to
display a home screen among the home screens in a layer on the touch screen display,
display a different home screen among the home screens in the same layer when a first gesture is performed on the home screen
displayed on the touch screen display, and

directly display a leftmost home screen among the home screens in a different layer when a second gesture is performed on
any home screen displayed on the touch screen display.

US Pat. No. 9,257,631

PIEZOELECTRIC VIBRATION ELEMENT, PIEZOELECTRIC VIBRATION DEVICE, AND PORTABLE TERMINAL

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A portable terminal comprising:
a piezoelectric vibration device, including
a piezoelectric vibration element, including
a plurality of electrode layers; and
a plurality of piezoelectric layers, the plurality of electrode layers and the plurality of piezoelectric layers being stacked
along a first direction,

the piezoelectric vibration element having a first surface and a second surface both of which face each other so as to be
at intervals in the first direction,

the piezoelectric vibration element vibrating in bending mode in the first direction with an amplitude that varies along a
second direction perpendicular to the first direction according to input of an electric signal,

the first surface having such a shape that a central portion thereof in a third direction perpendicular to the first direction
and the second direction protrudes as compared with opposite end portions thereof in the third direction; and

a vibration member having one main surface to which either the first surface or the second surface of the piezoelectric vibration
element is mounted, the vibration member being vibrated by the piezoelectric vibration element to generate sound information;

a display disposed on the one main surface of the vibration member, the vibration member serving as a cover of the display;
and

a casing to which a periphery of the one main surface of the vibration member is fixed.

US Pat. No. 9,242,302

CUTTING TOOL HOLDER, CUTTING TOOL, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MACHINED PRODUCT USING THE SAME

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A cutting tool holder, comprising:
a pressing member comprising a pressing part and an inserting part;
a holder body; and
a head member comprising
a first fixing section which is divided into a first front end region and a first rear end region, and comprises a first fixing
hole configured to insert the inserting part of the pressing member and a contact part pressed by the pressing part of the
pressing member, at a portion of a first surface close to the first front end region in reference to the first rear end region,
and

a second fixing section divided into a second front end region and a second rear end region, wherein the first rear end region
of the first fixing section and the second rear end region are connected to each other and a fixing space extending from the
second rear end region to the second front end region is located between the second fixing section and a second surface different
from the first surface in the first fixing section,

wherein
the contact part comprises a first contact portion located close to the first rear end region and a second contact portion
located close to the first front end region in reference to a midpoint of the first fixing hole, and

an area of the second contact portion is larger than an area of the first contact portion,
the holder body is divided into a holder front end region and a holder rear end region comprising a wide part protruding in
a width direction with respect to the holder front end region in a top view, and the holder body comprises a first serration
part and at least one hole portion on a side surface closer to the wide part in the holder front end region,

the head member further comprises a second serration part which is located on a first side surface and is engaged with the
first serration part, and at least one through hole extending from the first side surface to a second side surface located
opposite the first side surface, in which a head rear end region is contacted with an end portion of the wide part closer
to the holder front end region,

the cutting tool holder further comprises a fixing member lying from inside of the at least one hole portion to inside of
the at least one through hole, and

a central axis of the at least one through hole is eccentric to the holder front end region of the holder body with respect
to a central axis of the at least one hole portion.

US Pat. No. 9,098,236

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, SCREEN CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING SCREEN CONTROL PROGRAM

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. An electronic device for composing a mail that includes an image and a text, the electronic device comprising:
a display unit for displaying a first screen for displaying an overview of the mail and a second screen for editing an image
or a text as an element to be added to the mail, in such a manner that the first screen and the second screen do not overlap
each other, wherein the second screen comprises:

a virtual keyboard for entering the element when the element is a text, or an image editor for entering the element when the
element is an image, and

an input display area in which the entered element is displayed;
a touch detecting unit for detecting a contact made with the first screen or the second screen as an operation; and
a control unit for updating, when an operation with a touch maintained on the entered element in the input display area of
the second screen, followed by a moving action toward the first screen is detected by the touch detecting unit, the overview
of the mail that is displayed on the first screen in accordance with the operation,

wherein the control unit is configured to insert, when the touch detecting unit detects an operation to move the element edited
in the second screen to the first screen, the element into the first screen,

wherein, when the touch detecting unit detects a touch maintained on the first screen as the operation, the control unit is
configured to insert the element into the first screen at a position where the maintained touch is detected on the first screen,
and

wherein the control unit is configured to insert, when the element is a text and an alignment rule is applied to the position,
the element into the first screen at the position accompanied with a space or tab character to comply with the alignment rule.

US Pat. No. 10,004,101

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, USER TERMINAL, AND PROCESSOR

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A first user terminal, comprising:a controller configured to perform a direct device-to-device communication with a second user terminal for communicating user data; and
a transmitter configured to transmit, to the second user terminal, a preliminary notification for a termination of the direct device-to-device communication, wherein
the controller is further configured to:
continue the direct device-to-device communication if the first user terminal receives a response to the preliminary notification before terminating the direct device-to-device communication after starting the direct device-to-device communication; and
terminate the direct device-to-device communication if the first user terminal does not receive the response until a predetermined period has elapsed after transmission of the preliminary notification.

US Pat. No. 9,432,936

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A portable electronic device, comprising:
a first communication module configured to perform communication by a first communication standard;
a second communication module configured to perform communication by a second communication standard; and
a control module configured to use the second communication module to search for a base station, based on a traffic of communication
performed by the first communication module,

wherein
the traffic of the communication includes volume of the communication,
the control module is configured to use, in a case in which the volume of the communication is at least a first value, the
second communication module to search for the base station,

wherein, in a case in which the base station is not found, the controller discontinues searching for the base station, and
wherein, in a case in which a certain period of time has elapsed after a discontinuance, and the value of communication by
the first communication module is at least a second value after the discontinuance,

the control module is configured to search for the base station again.

US Pat. No. 9,277,173

COMMUNICATION DEVICE

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication device comprising:
an imaging unit;
a display unit;
a control unit that executes a video phone function based on an image captured by the imaging unit; and
an audio detection unit, wherein
the control unit suppresses execution of the video phone function when the image captured by the imaging unit satisfies a
predetermined condition, and

when there is a request for call using the video phone function, if the image captured by the imaging unit satisfies the predetermined
condition, the control unit suppresses starting of a call corresponding to the request for the call using the video phone
function.

US Pat. No. 9,244,557

INPUT DEVICE AND A DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE INPUT DEVICE

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. An input device, comprising:
a substrate having a first main surface and a second main surface located opposite to the first main surface;
a first protective member having a first opposed surface opposite to the first main surface;
a second protective member having a second opposed surface opposite to the second main surface;
a first bonding member configured to bond the first main surface and the first opposed surface to each other;
a second bonding member configured to bond the second main surface and the second opposed surface to each other;
a first coloring member disposed between the first main surface and the first opposed surface, the first coloring member being
in contact with the first bonding member; and

a second coloring member disposed on the second main surface, the second coloring member being in contact with the second
bonding member, and having a color different from a color of the first coloring member.

US Pat. No. 9,151,978

TOUCH PANEL, DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING INPUT FUNCTION, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A display device having an input function, comprising:
a display panel;
a touch panel disposed on a front side of the display panel; and
a flexible substrate connected to the touch panel and bent toward a back side of the display panel, wherein
the touch panel includes a first light-shielding film and a second light-shielding film at portions facing a part of the flexible
substrate, and the part of the flexible substrate, the second light-shielding film, and the first light-shielding film are
disposed in this order in a direction from the display panel toward the touch panel in a sectional view.

US Pat. No. 9,094,098

MULTI-BAND RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) COMMUNICATION DEVICE USING A SINGLE ANTENNA

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A wireless communication device, comprising:
a single antenna;
a global positioning system (GPS) receive path coupled to the single antenna;
a radio frequency (RF) transmit path coupled to the single antenna and configured to transmit transmission signals in an RF
communication band while GPS location signals are received through the single antenna; and

a radio frequency (RF) receive path coupled to the single antenna and configured to receive reception signals in the RF communication
band while GPS location signals are received through the single antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,004,100

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, USER TERMINAL, AND PROCESSOR

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A mobile communication system comprising:a first user terminal and a second user terminal configured to perform Device to Device (D2D) communication for communicating user data, wherein
the first user terminal directly transmits, to the second user terminal, a preliminary notification for a termination of the D2D communication,
the first user terminal starts an operation for the termination of the D2D communication after transmitting the preliminary notification,
the second user terminal directly transmits a first notification to the first user terminal in order not to terminate the D2D communication, in response to a reception of the preliminary notification, and
the first user terminal continues the D2D communication without the termination of the D2D communication in response to a reception of the first notification before terminating the D2D communication after starting D2D communication.

US Pat. No. 9,456,463

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, USER TERMINAL, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A mobile communication system that supports D2D communication that is direct device-to-device communication, comprising:
a user terminal that measures a received power value of a discovery-use signal for a discovery process of a communication
partner in the D2D communication when the discovery-use signal is received from another user terminal;

a base station that measures a received power value of a predetermined signal when the predetermined signal is received from
the user terminal or the other user terminal; and

a determination unit that determines whether to permit the D2D communication performed by the user terminal and the other
user terminal on the basis of a comparison of the received power value of the discovery-use signal with the received power
value of the predetermined signal.

US Pat. No. 9,426,887

WIRING BOARD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A wiring board comprising:
an insulating board for mounting an electronic component on a surface thereof, the insulating board including a first insulating
layer having a through-hole positioned at an uppermost layer and a second insulating layer positioned in close proximity to
the first insulating layer below the first insulating layer;

a first pad provided on the second insulating layer and having an upper surface which is at least partially exposed in the
through-hole and electrically connected to an electrode provided on a surface of the electronic component;

a second pad provided on the first insulating layer excluding the through hole and electrically connected to a lead terminal
to be connected to an external circuit,

wherein the first pad and the second pad include a first layer region made of copper, and a second layer region arranged on
the first layer region and made of nickel, and

a thickness of the second layer region of the second pad is larger than a thickness of the second layer region of the first
pad.

US Pat. No. 9,413,874

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, AND CONTROL PROGRAM

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

3. A control method executed by an electronic device including a display, the control method comprising:
displaying an icon corresponding to an application that performs communication with external;
calculating a communication speed corresponding to a condition of the communication based on a communication scheme and a
retransmission ratio; and

changing the display mode of the icon based on a result of a comparison between the calculated communication speed and a recommended
communication speed for execution of the application.

US Pat. No. 9,281,965

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A communication system, comprising:
at least one mobile communication device including:
a first position information obtaining unit configured to obtain information of the mobile communication device;
a first communication unit configured to communicate with another communication device;
a warning unit configured to perform a warning process; and
a control unit configured to control operation of the warning unit, and
at least one movable communication device including:
a second position information obtaining unit configured to obtain position information of the movable communication device;
and

a second communication unit configured to communicate with another communication device; and
a server that is configured
to store the position information through communication with the mobile communication device and the movable communication
device, and

to transmit the stored position information to at least one of the mobile communication device and the movable communication
device,

wherein the control unit is configured to decide, based on a moving speed of the movable communication device, whether to
exclude the movable communication device from alarming objects.

US Pat. No. 9,256,363

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND CHARACTER INPUT METHOD

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. An information processing device, comprising:
a touch panel; and
a controller configured to display a virtual keyboard including a plurality of buttons on the touch panel,
wherein the controller is configured to receive input of a character through the virtual keyboard when (i) the touch panel
detects a contact to a first button among the plurality of buttons, the first button associated with the character, (ii) the
contact slides, on the virtual keyboard, to a second button among the plurality of buttons, and (iii) an angular difference
between a direction of entering to the first button and a direction of leaving from the first button is larger than a threshold
value, and store information of the received character, and

wherein the controller is further configured, when a predetermined gesture is performed, the predetermined gesture being a
gesture in which a user of the information processing device places a finger on any one of four corner regions of the touch
panel and moves the finger in a diagonal direction toward a corner region which is opposite to the corner region on which
the finger is placed while keeping the finger in contact with the touch panel,

to turn up a part of a displayed first object in the diagonal direction in which the finger moves, and to display a subsequent
second object exposed in an area below the part being turned up, and

the controller being configured to, when the finger moves to a predetermined point on the touch panel, display the virtual
keyboard in the area below the first object and the subsequent second object, and

when the finger moves into an area of the virtual keyboard from the predetermined point while continuing to maintain contact
with the touch panel, the controller is configured to cause the first object to receive input of a character string through
the virtual keyboard.

US Pat. No. 9,245,942

COMPOSITE SUBSTRATE, ELECTRONIC COMPONENT, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING COMPOSITE SUBSTRATE AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A composite substrate, comprising:
a support substrate having electrical insulating property; and
a silicon substrate which is overlaid on the support substrate, wherein
the silicon substrate comprises a plurality of first regions and a second region located between the plurality of first regions,
an amorphous form is present in the second region of the silicon substrate, the amorphous form being an aggregate containing
silicon and a metal and including a surface located on the support substrate, and

a cross-sectional shape of the amorphous form is curved except the surface located on the support substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,237,567

RADIO BASE STATION AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD INCLUDING RESOURCE ASSIGNMENT FOR DOWNLINK REPEAT DATA

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A radio base station that performs radio communication by using adaptive array control and an automatic repeat request,
in a TDD radio communication system, comprising:
a resource assignment unit that assigns an uplink reference signal resource for transmitting an uplink reference signal utilized
in the adaptive array control and a downlink radio resource that overlaps, on a frequency axis, with the uplink reference
signal resource, to a radio terminal, wherein

the resource assignment unit assigns the uplink reference signal resource within a range of a first frequency band that can
be used for transmitting the uplink reference signal, and

when it is necessary to transmit downlink repeat data to the radio terminal when an assignment of the uplink reference signal
resource is switched from the radio terminal to another radio terminal, the resource assignment unit assigns a downlink radio
resource for a downlink repeat data in a second frequency band outside the range of the first frequency band, wherein

the second frequency band is pre-designated for the assignment of the radio resource, specifically for the downlink repeat
data, prior to switching the uplink reference signal resource from the radio terminal to the another radio terminal and prior
to HARQ transmission, and

the second frequency band is pre-designated as an uplink reference signal transmission unavailable frequency band prior to
switching the uplink reference signal from the radio terminal to the another radio terminal and prior to HARQ transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,225,896

MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE, STORAGE MEDIUM, AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A mobile terminal device, comprising:
a display module which displays a screen;
a photographing module which is configured to face substantially the same direction as the screen;
a determining module which determines, based on an image photographed by the photographing module, whether a state of a user
facing the screen coincides with a predetermined determination condition indicating that the user has difficulty in browsing
the screen;

a display changing module which changes a current display manner of the screen to a display manner that enhances visibility
of characters displayed on the screen, as compared with the current display manner, based on a determination result by the
determining module that the state of the user coincides with the determination condition; and

a size detecting module which detects a size of a facial area corresponding to the face of the user, the facial area being
included in the image,

wherein the determination condition includes a requirement that a change amount of the size of the facial area within a predetermined
period is equal to or larger than a predetermined threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,189,985

MOBILE INFORMATION TERMINAL

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A mobile information terminal that reproduces a moving image content, comprising:
a type judgment unit operable to judge a type of the moving image content; and
a reproduction unit operable to select, according to the type judged by the type judgment unit, one reproducing mode out of
a plurality of reproducing modes each associated with reproduction that results in a different level of power consumption,
and to reproduce the moving image content in the selected reproducing mode, wherein

the plurality of reproducing modes include a same type of processing for which different setting values are set, and
when a previous reproducing mode changes to the selected reproducing mode, the reproduction unit sequentially changes a value
for the same type of processing from a setting value of the previous reproducing mode to a setting value of the selected reproducing
mode as time progresses, such that the value for the same type of processing changes from the setting value of the previous
reproducing mode to at least one intermediate setting value before changing to the setting value of the selected reproducing
mode.

US Pat. No. 9,185,198

MOBILE INFORMATION DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A mobile information device comprising:
a housing;
a plurality of keys disposed on one surface of the housing;
a control unit configured to execute processing in response to a touch operation performed on at least one of the keys; and
N proximity sensors (N?2) disposed on the surface of the housing, and each configured to detect a proximity state of a sensing
target,

wherein when at least two predetermined proximity sensors among the N proximity sensors detect the proximity state, the control
unit blocks the processing in response to the touch operation on at least one of the keys,

wherein the at least two predetermined proximity sensors are separated from one another by a distance equivalent to at least
one key, and are each adjacent to at least one of the keys, and

wherein the at least two predetermined proximity sensors include two proximity sensors that sandwich at least one of the keys
therebetween.

US Pat. No. 9,159,293

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING CONTROL PROGRAM

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a first surface;
a second surface;
a display unit arranged on the first surface;
a notification unit arranged on the second surface;
an attitude detecting unit for detecting whether an attitude of the electronic device is a first attitude, in which the first
surface faces upward in the vertical direction, or a second attitude, in which the first surface faces downward in the vertical
direction; and

a control unit that is configured to, when the attitude detecting unit detects the second attitude, prevent displaying on
the display unit and enable the notification unit to give a notification,

wherein, when an event to display information on the display unit occurs while the attitude detecting unit is detecting the
second attitude, the control unit causes the notification unit to display a notice corresponding to the information to be
displayed on the display unit.

US Pat. No. 10,034,296

SMALL CELL UPLINK INTERFERENCE MITIGATION

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A method for identifying a user device being served by a first base station of a cellular network and causing radio interference in the uplink of a second base station, the method comprising, by the first base station:transmitting configuration information for the first base station to the second base station, wherein the configuration information comprises an identification of one or more resources allocated to an uplink channel of the first base station;
receiving an interference indication message from the second base station, the interference indication message comprising an indication that a cell of the second base station is experiencing uplink interference from at least one interfering user device;
for each of a plurality of user devices being served by the first base station, assigning a preamble to the user device;
transmitting the preambles assigned to the plurality of user devices to the second base station;
for each of the plurality of user devices, transmitting a message comprising the preamble, assigned to the user device, to the user device;
receiving an information element from the second base station, wherein the information element comprises
a list of one or more preambles which were detected at the second base station, on an uplink channel, from one or more preamble transmissions of one or more of the plurality of user devices, and
a received signal strength for each of the one or more preambles which were detected at the second base station, and wherein identifying the at least one interfering user device is also based, at least in part, on the received signal strengths; and
identifying the at least one interfering user device based, at least in part, on the list of preambles.

US Pat. No. 9,913,372

WIRING BOARD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A wiring board comprising:
an insulating layer; and
a wiring conductor existing so as to be adjacent to both main surfaces of the insulating layer,
wherein the insulating layer includes at least two particle-containing resin layers containing insulating particles in an
resin, and a particle-free resin layer formed of an insulating resin,

wherein the particle-free resin layer is interposed between the particle-containing resin layers, and
wherein the particle-free resin layer has a thickness of 1 to 10 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,485,798

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION, USER TERMINAL, AND PROCESSOR

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A mobile communication system, comprising:
a user terminal configured to transmit and/or receive direct discovery signals for discovering another user terminal being
in proximity of the user terminal; and

a base station configured to transmit discovery resource information indicating discovery resources that are radio resources
to be used for transmitting and/or receiving the discovery signals, wherein

the user terminal is further configured to transmit and/or receive the discovery signals by using the discovery resources
indicated by the discovery resource information in response to receiving the discovery resource information from the base
station, and

the base station is further configured to change an amount of radio resources reserved as the discovery resources by changing
a cycle of time resources reserved as the discovery resources.

US Pat. No. 9,432,661

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD, AND IMAGE DISPLAY PROGRAM

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
an imaging unit for capturing a subject; and
a storage unit for storing therein an image captured by the imaging unit, wherein the image stored in the storage unit is
an image that forms a three-dimensional image when displayed in combination with another image of the same subject stored
in the storage unit;

an angle detecting unit for detecting a relative rotation angle of the subject with respect to the imaging unit; and
a shape detecting unit for detecting a shape of the subject, wherein
the angle detecting unit is configured to detect the rotation angle of the subject based on a change in the shape of the subject
detected by the shape detecting unit, and

the storage unit is configured to further store therein the rotation angle of the subject detected, upon capturing the image,
by the angle detecting unit.

US Pat. No. 9,084,018

PROGRAM GUIDE DISPLAY APPARATUS

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A program guide display apparatus comprising:
a reception unit to receive a broadcast program by selecting a channel;
an obtaining unit to obtain a program guide of each channel received by the reception unit;
a display unit to display the program guide obtained by the obtaining unit;
a memory unit to store setting information for viewing the broadcast program received by the reception unit;
a remaining battery level detection unit to detect a remaining battery level;
a recording unit to record a broadcast program;
a remaining recording capacity detection unit to detect a remaining recording capacity of the recording unit;
and a control unit to determine a first recordable time based on the setting information stored in the memory unit and the
remaining battery level detected by the remaining battery level detection unit and a second recordable time based on the remaining
recording capacity detected by the remaining recording capacity detection unit,

wherein the control unit is to control the display unit to display a program zone in the program guide, the program zone corresponding
to the broadcast program and having a value of a dimension corresponding to a duration of the broadcast program, the location
of the program zone in the program guide being determined by at least one of the channel of the broadcast program and a broadcast
time of the broadcast program, and

wherein the control unit is further to discriminately display within the program zone a recordable zone, the recordable zone
having a value of the dimension corresponding to shorter recordable time between the first recordable time and the second
recordable time.

US Pat. No. 9,491,570

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, AND CONTROL PROGRAM

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a display module;
a connecting module configured to wirelessly connect with a second device; and
a controller configured to cause the connecting module to wirelessly connect with the second device in a first mode or in
a second mode,

wherein,
in the first mode, the connecting module is configured to connect as a master with the second device,
in the second mode, the connecting module is configured to connect as a slave with the second device, and
the controller is configured to:
cause the display module to display a confirmation screen when a switch-over between the first mode and the second mode is
executed while the connecting module is in operation, wherein the confirmation screen is configured for confirming whether
or not the switch-over of modes is to be permitted; and

cause the display module to not display the confirmation screen when the switch-over is executed while the connecting module
is not in operation.

US Pat. No. 9,332,102

MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE, STORAGE MEDIUM AND SOUND OUTPUT CONTROL METHOD

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A mobile terminal device, comprising:
a housing;
a telephone communication speaker which outputs sounds during telephone communications; and
a control module which controls output of the telephone communication speaker,
wherein the telephone communication speaker includes
a first speaker which releases sound waves corresponding to sounds to be output and vibration waves generated by vibrations
of one surface of the housing according to vibrations corresponding to the sounds to be output, thereby to transfer the sounds;
and

a second speaker which releases sound waves corresponding to sounds to be output, and
in case of execution of a function to output sounds from the telephone communication speaker while a telephone communication
is being performed,

when a predetermined trigger action is not made, the control module executes first control in which the first speaker outputs
sounds, and

when the trigger action is made, the control module executes second control in which at least the second speaker outputs sounds.

US Pat. No. 9,301,157

RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, RADIO BASE STATION, AND RADIO TERMINAL

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A radio communication system, comprising:
a network-side apparatus;
a radio base station controlled by the network-side apparatus;
a radio terminal connected to the radio base station; and
a monitor apparatus that monitors a network, wherein the monitor apparatus is a standalone monitor apparatus that is separated
from the radio terminal, the radio base station, and the network-side apparatus, wherein

the radio terminal, without receiving instructions for a measurement of communication performance, transmits a packet for
the measurement of communication performance between the radio base station and the network-side apparatus to the radio base
station via a first barrier, wherein the first barrier is a logical communication channel between the radio base station and
the radio terminal at Radio Resource Control (RRC) layer,

the radio base station transmits the packet received from the radio terminal to the network-side apparatus via a second barrier,
wherein the second barrier is a logical communication channel between the radio base station and the network-side apparatus
at S1 Application Part (S1-AP) layer,

the radio base station transmits a first receipt time when the radio base station receives the packet from the radio terminal,
to the monitor apparatus, and

the network-side apparatus transmits a second receipt time when the network-side apparatus receives the packet from the radio
base station, to the monitor apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,338,557

ACOUSTIC GENERATOR, ACOUSTIC GENERATION DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. An acoustic generator at least comprising:
an exciter that is caused to vibrate by an electrical signal;
a vibrating plate on which the exciter is mounted and that is caused to vibrate together with the exciter by the vibration
of the exciter; and

a frame body that is provided on an outer peripheral portion of the vibrating plate, wherein
the frame body includes two frame members having different thicknesses or widths, and the two frame members nip the outer
peripheral portion of the vibrating plate to support the vibrating plate, wherein

of the two frame members, one frame member on which the exciter is disposed has a thickness larger than a thickness of the
exciter, and

a resin material that integrates the vibrating plate and the exciter is provided in a space formed with an inner peripheral
surface of the one frame member and a surface of the vibrating plate, and the resin material is provided on an entire surface
of the inner peripheral surface of the one frame member.

US Pat. No. 9,165,849

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a chip component having an electronic element;
a wiring board on which the chip component is mounted with a space therebetween, the space for containing the electronic element;
a resin layer provided from a surface of the chip component to a surface of the wiring board so as to surround the space;
and

an inorganic insulating layer which is provided at the resin layer and is positioned at a side of the space, wherein the inorganic
insulating layer is provided on an inner surface of the resin layer and is exposed to the space.

US Pat. No. 9,872,322

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION, USER TERMINAL AND PROCESSOR

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A mobile communication method, comprising:
including, by a base station, a plurality of information sets into a message, wherein the plurality of information sets are
used to transmit a discovery signal in a discovery procedure;

transmitting the message from the base station to a user terminal in a unicast manner; and
transmitting, from the user terminal to another user terminal, the discovery signal for discovering the another user terminal
in the discovery procedure, wherein

each information set of the plurality of information sets includes radio resources used for a transmission of the discovery
signal, power information for controlling transmission power of the discovery signal, and a threshold value associated with
the radio resources, wherein the threshold value is an upper limit value and a lower limit value compared with a predetermined
value calculated by use of a received power of a reference signal received from the base station, and

the mobile communication method further comprises:
receiving the reference signal from the base station to the user terminal,
comparing, by the user terminal, the predetermined value with the threshold value,
selecting, by the user terminal, an information set from among the plurality of information sets in response to the predetermined
value being between the upper limit value and the lower limit value included in the selected information, and

directly transmitting, from the user terminal to the another user terminal, the discovery signal with transmission power based
on power information included in the selected information set by use of radio resources included in the selected information
set.

US Pat. No. 9,560,677

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, BASE STATION, AND USER TERMINAL

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication control method employed in a mobile communication system including a general cell supporting PTM distribution
of MBMS data and a CSG (Closed Subscriber Group) cell not supporting PTM distribution of the MBMS data, the method comprising:
a step A of transmitting, by a user terminal in an idle mode with the general cell selected as a serving cell, a connection
establishment request message to the general cell;

a step B of transmitting, by the general cell, in response to reception of the connection establishment request, a connection
establishment message for establishing the connection, to the user terminal; and

a step C of transmitting, by the user terminal, in response to reception of the connection establishment message, an establishment
completion message indicating completion of establishment of the connection, to the general cell, wherein

in the step B, the general cell transmits a notification request message together with the connection establishment message
to the user terminal,

the notification request message is for requesting transmission of a proximity notification indicating that the CSG cell exists
near the user terminal, and

in the step C, the user terminal determines, based on an autonomous search procedure, whether the CSG cell exists near the
user terminal,

and
transmits, in response to the user terminal determining that the CSG cell exists near the user terminal, the proximity notification
together with the establishment completion message to the general cell, the method further comprising:

a step D of transmitting, by the general cell, in response to reception of the proximity notification from the user terminal,
a measurement instruction instructing measurement of the CSG cell, to the user terminal, wherein

said autonomous search procedure further comprises:
using CSG cell location information, which has been previously stored on the user terminal, together with location information
of the user terminal, which has been acquired from GPS receiver or transceiver of the user terminal; and

the CSG cell location information indicates locations of CSG cells to which the user terminal has access rights.

US Pat. No. 9,357,398

RADIO BASE STATION, RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND CONTROL METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A radio base station used in a radio communication system capable of autonomously adjusting a base station parameter defining
coverage according to load information exchanged between radio base stations, comprising:
a controller configured to request a first load information indicating a hardware load level of a different radio base station;
a receiver configured to receive the first load information from the different radio base station:
wherein the controller is further configured to compare the load level of the different radio base station indicated by the
first load information to the load level of the radio base station,

a transmitter configured to transmit a transmission request for a second load information in response to a result the comparison
of the load level of the radio base station with the load level of the different radio base station indicated by the first
load information, wherein the second load information is configured to have a larger information amount than the first load
information;

wherein the receiver is further configured to receive the second load information from the different radio base station after
the transmitter transmits the transmission request for the second load information;

and wherein the controller is configured to control to reduce coverage of the radio base station by adjusting the base station
parameter based on the second load information received by the receiver.

US Pat. No. 9,491,805

HEATER AND GLOW PLUG PROVIDED WITH SAME

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A heater comprising:
an insulating base;
a resistor buried in the insulating base; and
a lead buried in the insulating base and connected to the resistor, wherein
the heater includes a connection portion in which the resistor and the lead overlap each other in a direction perpendicular
to an axial direction of the lead,

a boundary between the resistor and the lead comprises a curved shape when the connection portion is seen in a cross section
perpendicular to the axial direction,

the lead decreases in width and thickness within the connection portion as the lead extends in the axial direction, and
the boundary between the resistor and the lead at least at a rear end side of the connection portion when being seen in a
cross section perpendicular to the axial direction comprises a curved shape so as to be convex at the lead side.

US Pat. No. 9,226,212

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR HANDOVER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication terminal device, comprising:
a plurality of wireless communication units each comprising a receiver and a transmitter, and each configured to communicate
with a corresponding wireless communication network;

a handover factor detecting unit configured to detect an occurrence of a handover factor when one of the wireless communication
units communicates with the corresponding wireless communication network;

a power supply unit configured to provide power to each of the plurality of wireless communication units;
a storage unit configured to store a detection order for a handover between different wireless communication networks; and
a controller configured to:
control the power supply unit to provide power to a first unit of the plurality of wireless communication units corresponding
to a first wireless communication network;

control the power supply unit to provide power to a second unit of the plurality of wireless communication units, based on
the detection order, in order to detect a second network communication network corresponding to the second unit, when the
handover factor detecting unit detects an occurrence of the handover factor during communication with a base station in the
first wireless communication network, wherein the detection order comprises a power consumption order based on a power consumption
of the transmitter in each of the wireless communication units; and

the controller is further configured to detect the second wireless communication network based on the power consumption order
and sequentially specifies wireless communication networks based on the power consumption order and supplies power from the
power supply unit to the corresponding wireless communication unit for a predetermined time period;

determine when a power consumption of the second unit is higher than a power consumption of the first unit, after the second
wireless communication network is detected based on the detection order;

handover from the first wireless communication network to a second wireless communication network, when the power consumption
of the second unit is not higher than the power consumption of the first unit; and

handover from the base station in the first wireless communication network to another base station in the first wireless communication
network when the power consumption of the second unit is higher than the power consumption of the first unit,

wherein the controller is further configured to determine one of the detected wireless communication networks as the second
wireless communication network, when at least two wireless communication networks are detected as candidate destinations with
a same destination priority order.

US Pat. No. 9,071,979

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:
a plurality of antennas;
a quality managing unit for acquiring or calculating a first communication quality and a second communication quality of a
received signal at a different communication apparatus;

a switching unit for switching a setting of a communication mode for a transmitting signal to said different communication
apparatus from a non-spatial multiplexing mode to a spatial multiplexing mode on the basis of said first communication quality,
and switching the setting of the communication mode for the transmitting signal to said different communication apparatus
from said spatial multiplexing mode to said non-spatial multiplexing mode on the basis of said second communication quality;
and

a transmitting unit for processing the transmitting signal to said different communication apparatus to output the processed
signal to said plurality of antennas, on the basis of said set communication mode,

wherein said switching unit,
when switching the setting of the communication mode for the transmitting signal to said different communication apparatus
from said non-spatial multiplexing mode to said spatial multiplexing mode on the basis of said first communication quality,
stores said first communication quality as a switchover reference value, and,

subsequently, when switching the setting of the communication mode for the transmitting signal to said different communication
apparatus from said spatial multiplexing mode to said non-spatial multiplexing mode and when the first communication quality
is larger than said switchover reference value by a value which is equal to or more than a predetermined value, halts switching
the setting of the communication mode for the transmitting signal to said different communication apparatus from said non-spatial
multiplexing mode to said spatial multiplexing mode, irrespective of said first communication quality, until at least one
predetermined condition is satisfied.

US Pat. No. 9,655,248

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A WIRING BOARD

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A method of manufacturing a wiring board, comprising the steps of:
preparing an insulating layer including a cavity formation region and a wiring formation region surrounding the cavity formation
region, and a separable metallic foil formed of a first metallic foil and a second metallic foil which are brought into intimate
contact with each other in a separable manner;

allowing the separable metallic foil to adhere to an upper side and a lower side of the insulating layer with the first metallic
foil serving as an adhering surface;

forming a blast resist including an opening for exposing the separable metallic foil in the cavity formation region on a surface
of the separable metallic foil adhering to the upper side of the insulating layer;

removing by etching the separable metallic foil on the upper side of the insulating layer exposed in the opening of the blast
resist;

digging the insulating layer exposed in the opening of the blast resist from above by blasting, and forming a cavity having
a depth that reaches the second metallic foil on the lower side of the insulating layer but does not penetrate the second
metallic foil;

removing the blast resist from the separable metallic foil on the upper side;
injecting a fixing resin into the cavity;
inserting an electronic component into the cavity into which the fixing resin is injected, and fixing the electronic component
by curing the fixing resin;

peeling off the second metallic foil from an intimate contact surface with the first metallic foil; and
forming a wiring conductor using a part of the first metallic foil in the wiring formation region.

US Pat. No. 9,379,905

SUPPORTING A WIRELESS NETWORK PROTOCOL ON A MOBILE DEVICE USING A WIRED INTERFACE

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A mobile communication device, comprising:
a wired interface configured to communicate with a separate device via a wired connection using a wired network protocol;
and

a data plane bridge, responsive to the wired interface, configured to translate data packets between the wired network protocol
of the wired interface and a wireless network protocol used by an application to transfer the data packets, the application
being executable by the mobile communication device, where the wireless network protocol lacks at least one of hardware support
and software support on the mobile communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,272,336

CUTTING INSERT, CUTTING TOOL, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MACHINED PRODUCT USING THEM

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A cutting insert, comprising:
an upper surface;
a side surface;
a first cutting edge located at an intersection of the upper surface and the side surface, and
a second cutting edge which is located at an intersection of the upper surface and the side surface, and intersects the first
cutting edge, wherein

the upper surface comprises a pair of raised parts located opposite to each other with a perpendicular bisector of the first
cutting edge interposed therebetween,

a top of each of the pair of raised parts comprises
a first protrusion extending in a direction along the perpendicular bisector,
a second protrusion extending in the direction along the perpendicular bisector, located on a side further away from the perpendicular
bisector than the first protrusion, and located at a higher position than the first protrusion, and

a concave curved surface extending in the direction along the perpendicular bisector and located between the first protrusion
and the second protrusion, and

at least one of the pair of raised parts extends along the second cutting edge with a space interposed therebetween.

US Pat. No. 9,191,094

RADIO RELAY STATION AND CONTROL METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A radio relay station, comprising:
a first communication unit configured to communicate with a radio base station or a different radio relay station as a connection
destination;

a second communication unit configured to communicate with at least one radio terminal;
a relay unit configured to relay data to be exchanged between a connection destination of the first communication unit and
the radio terminal; and

a controller configured to control the first communication unit and the second communication unit, wherein
the controller comprises:
a handover request unit configured to control the first communication unit so that the first communication unit transmits
a relay station handover request for executing a relay station handover in which the first communication unit switches the
connection destination or a terminal handover request for executing a terminal handover in which the radio terminal switches
a connection destination;

a handover controller configured to control the first communication unit so that the first communication unit executes the
relay station handover when the first communication unit receives a response message indicating that the relay station handover
is allowed or instructed; and

a handover instruction unit configured to control the second communication unit so that the second communication unit transmits
a terminal handover instruction to the radio terminal when the first communication unit receives a response message indicating
that the terminal handover is allowed or instructed, wherein

the handover request unit is configured to control the first communication unit so that the first communication unit transmits
the relay station handover request or the terminal handover request when a relay station load that is a load of a communication
performed by the second communication unit with the radio terminal exceeds a load acceptable amount determined according to
a load of a connection destination of the first communication unit or when it is predicted that the relay station load exceeds
the load acceptable amount.

US Pat. No. 9,877,387

WIRING BOARD AND MOUNTING STRUCTURE USING SAME

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A wiring board, comprising:
an inorganic insulating layer having a through hole formed so as to penetrate the inorganic insulating layer in a thickness
direction thereof;

a conductive layer disposed on the inorganic insulating layer;
a through conductor which adheres to an inner wall of the through hole and is connected with the conductive layer,
the inorganic insulating layer comprising
a first section including a plurality of inorganic insulating particles partly connected to each other, and a resin portion
located in gaps between the inorganic insulating particles, and

a second section which is interposed between the first section and the through conductor, including a plurality of inorganic
insulating particles partly connected to each other, and a conductor portion composed of part of the through conductor which
is located in gaps between the inorganic insulating particles; and

a first resin layer, which is smaller in thickness than the inorganic insulating layer, interposed between the inorganic insulating
layer and the conductive layer while being kept in contact with the inorganic insulating layer and the conductive layer,

one main face of the second section of the inorganic insulating layer located on a conductive layer side being exposed from
the first resin layer,

the inner wall of the through hole including a first region defined by a side face of the first resin layer, a second region
defined by the one main face of the inorganic insulating layer exposed from the first resin layer, and a third region defined
by a side face of the inorganic insulating layer,

an inclination angle of the first region relative to a penetrating direction of the through hole being greater than an inclination
angle of the third region relative to the penetrating direction of the through hole.

US Pat. No. 9,338,901

SLIDING ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A slide type electronic apparatus comprising:
a first body having a front cabinet and a back cabinet;
a second body;
a slide module that couples the first body and the second body, the slide module having a base portion that is coupled to
the second body, and a slide portion that is slidable to the base portion and is coupled to the first body; and

a plurality of screws whose forefront portions are fixed to the slide portion from a back surface side of the back cabinet
through an inside of the first body,

wherein the slide portion has a plurality of bosses into which the forefront portions of the plurality of screws are screwed,
respectively, the plurality of bosses being projected toward the inside of the first body,

wherein the back cabinet has a plurality of seats in which heads of the plurality of screws are locked, and
wherein the bosses of the slide module each penetrate the front cabinet of the first body and extend up to an opposed position
to each of the seats.