US Pat. No. 9,063,735

RECONFIGURABLE PROCESSOR AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING LOOP HAVING MEMORY DEPENDENCY

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A reconfigurable processor configured to process a loop computation including instructions, the reconfigurable processor
comprising:
an extractor configured to extract an execution trace of memory access instructions from results of simulating the loop computation;
and

a scheduler configured to analyze a memory dependence between instructions included in different iterations of the loop computation
based on at least part of the execution trace, to calculate a minimum iteration interval (MII) between the different iterations
of the loop computation based on the analyzed memory dependence between the instructions included in different iterations
of the loop computation, and to increase an iteration interval between the iterations of the loop computation from the calculated
MII.

US Pat. No. 9,589,606

HANDLING MAXIMUM ACTIVATION COUNT LIMIT AND TARGET ROW REFRESH IN DDR4 SDRAM

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A memory controller for controlling a memory, the memory controller comprising:
a page table configured to store using a first table and a second table, wherein:
the first table includes a first entry, the first entry comprising:
a first identifier that identifies a first memory row of the memory activated during a first period of time; and
a first timeout counter that indicates a first time remaining during the first period of time, and
the second table includes a second entry, the second entry comprising:
a second identifier that identifies a second memory row of the memory activated during at least one second period of time;
an activation counter that counts a quantity of activations of the second memory row; and
a second timeout counter that indicates a second time remaining during the at least one second period of time.

US Pat. No. 9,563,368

EMBEDDED MULTIMEDIA CARD AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An embedded multimedia card (eMMC) device, comprising:
a flash memory; and
a device controller configured to communicate with the flash memory and a host, the device controller comprising:
a command storage unit configured to receive and store commands from the host, regardless of a state of a data bus between
the device controller and the host, the commands relating to execution of a task;

a status storage unit configured to store statuses corresponding to the tasks of the commands stored in the command storage
unit; and

a task manager configured to manage the command storage unit and the status storage unit for implementation of operations
based on the tasks stored in the command storage unit and the corresponding statuses of the tasks stored in the status storage
unit.

US Pat. No. 9,567,524

POLYMERIZABLE LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOUND, AND COMPENSATION FILM, ANTIREFLECTIVE FILM, AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A polymerizable liquid crystal compound represented by Chemical Formula 1:

wherein, in Chemical Formula 1,
A is a phenylene group or a phenylene group substituted with a C1 to C20 alkyl group,
L1 and L2 are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted divalent aliphatic hydrocarbon group, a substituted or unsubstituted
divalent aromatic hydrocarbon group, a substituted or unsubstituted divalent alicyclic hydrocarbon group, or a combination
thereof,

n1 and n2 are each independently an integer of 0 or 1,
A1 and A2 are each independently (CRR?2)n (wherein R and R? are independently hydrogen or a C1 to C10 alkyl group, and n is an integer of 1 to 10) or a phenylene group,

R1 to R8 are independently hydrogen, a halogen, a cyano group, a nitro group, an aldehyde group, an amine group, a carboxyl group,
a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 alkenyl group, a substituted
or unsubstituted C2 to C20 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 ketone group —C(?O)Ra, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 ester group —C(?O)ORb, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C30 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, —S(?O)Rc, —S(?O)ORd, —S(?O)2Re, or —S(?O)2ORf (wherein Ra to Rf are hydrogen, a C1 to C20 alkyl group, or a C6 to C30 aryl group),

R10 to R13 are independently hydrogen, a halogen, a cyano group, a nitro group, an aldehyde group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1
to C20 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 alkynyl
group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 ketone group —C(?O)Ra, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 ester group —C(?O)ORb, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C30 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, —S(?O)Rc, —S(?O)ORd, —S(?O)2Re, or —S(?O)2ORf (wherein Ra to Rf are hydrogen, a C1 to C20 alkyl group, or a C6 to C30 aryl group), wherein at least one pair of substituents R10 and R11 and substituents R12 and R13 optionally forms a spiro structure,

Y1 and Y2 are each independently —O—, —S—, or —N(Ra)— (wherein Ra is hydrogen, a C1 to C20 alkyl group, or a C6 to C30 aryl group),

Y3 and Y4 are each independently a linking group selected from —C(?O)O— and —OC(?O),

Y5 and Y6 are each independently a linking group selected from —O—, —S—, —N(Ra)—, —C(?O)—, —C(?O)O—, —OC(?O)—, —C(?O)S—, —N(Rb)C(?O)—, and —C(?O)N(Rc)— (wherein Ra, Rb, and Rc are each independently hydrogen, a C1 to C20 alkyl group, or a C6 to C30 aryl group) or a C2 to C20 alkylene group wherein
non-adjacent —(CH2)— is replaced by at least one of the linking groups, and

X1 and X2 are each independently a polymerizable functional group selected from a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C10 alkenyl group,
a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C10 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted oxetanyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted
(meth)acryl group, a (meth)acryloyloxy group, a (meth)acryloylamino group, a (meth)acryloyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted
maleoyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted epoxy group, or a substituted or unsubstituted epoxy cycloalkyl group.

US Pat. No. 9,620,538

IMAGE SENSORS INCLUDING NON-ALIGNED GRID PATTERNS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An image sensor comprising:
a first pixel comprising:
a first photodiode in a substrate;
a first device isolation layer in the substrate and on a side of the first photodiode;
a first grid pattern on the substrate and adjacent the side of the first photodiode, a central vertical axis of the first
grid pattern being offset in a first horizontal direction from a central vertical axis of the first device isolation layer
by a first distance and the first grid pattern being configured to reflect incident light into the first photodiode; and

a first color filter on the photodiode, first color filter comprising a sidewall that is adjacent the side of the first photodiode,
and the sidewall of the first color filter being offset in the first horizontal direction from the central vertical axis of
the first device isolation layer; and

a second pixel comprising:
a second photodiode in the substrate;
a second device isolation layer in the substrate and on a side of the second photodiode;
a second grid pattern on the substrate and adjacent the side of the second photodiode, a central vertical axis of the second
grid pattern being offset in the first horizontal direction from a central vertical axis of the second device isolation layer
by a second distance that is less than the first distance; and

a second color filter on the second photodiode, the second color filter comprising sidewall that is adjacent the side of the
second photodiode, and the sidewall of the second color filter being offset in the first horizontal direction from the central
vertical axis of the second device isolation layer,

wherein a center of the image sensor is closer to the second pixel than the first pixel.

US Pat. No. 9,503,062

SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUIT AND SEMICONDUCTOR SYSTEM

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A flip-flop comprising:
a first inverter configured to invert first data;
first and second transistors connected to each other in series and configured to receive the inverted first data and a first
clock, respectively;

a first gate configured to perform a logic operation on the first data and the first clock;
a third transistor configured to receive an output of the first gate, the second transistor and the third transistor being
connected to a first node; and

a clock generating unit configured to receive a reference clock and generate the first clock and a second clock,
wherein the second clock includes first and second sub-clocks, the second sub-clock is an inversion of the first sub-clock
and the clock generating unit is configured to generate the first sub-clock by performing a NAND logic operation on the reference
clock and the first clock.

US Pat. No. 9,588,594

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, RECORDING MEDIUM, AND EAR-JACK TERMINAL CAP INTERWORKING WITH THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for controlling an electronic device, comprising:
determining whether an ear-jack terminal cap is into an ear-jack terminal provided in the electronic device and in response;
setting at least one function for a button of the ear-jack terminal cap; and
performing the set at least one function upon receipt of an input of the button of the ear-jack terminal cap,
wherein the setting of the at least one function for the button of the ear-jack terminal cap comprises:
displaying button types controllable through the ear-jack terminal cap, if the ear-jack terminal cap is inserted into the
ear-jack terminal, and

receiving an input selecting at least one corresponding to the set at least one function of the displayed button types.

US Pat. No. 9,254,741

IN-WHEEL ACTUATOR AND IN-WHEEL ASSEMBLY COMPRISING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An in-wheel actuator comprising:
a driving motor which includes a motor housing, a rotor rotatably arranged inside the motor housing, and a stator spaced apart
from an outer wall of the rotor and fixed onto an inner wall of the motor housing;

a hollow shaft which is arranged in the motor housing and accommodated by the rotor, and has a hollow with one open end and
an outer wall fixed to an inner wall of the rotor so that the hollow shaft rotates by a rotational power of the rotor;

a decelerator which is inserted into the hollow of the hollow shaft and is configured to decrease a rotational speed of the
hollow shaft;

a cover which is coupled to the motor housing, and has an inner space and an open end that is toward the hollow shaft and
is aligned in parallel to the open end of the hollow shaft in a manner that the open end of the cover and the open end of
the hollow shaft overlap each other, and thereby accommodates the decelerator as well as the hollow shaft; and

an output shaft which is configured to receive the rotational speed decreased by the decelerator,
wherein the decelerator is configured to reduce the rotational speed received from the rotor by at least one step, and output
a rotational speed reduced by the decelerator to the output shaft,

wherein the decelerator comprises:
a ring gear which is connected to the inner wall of the rotor;
a sun gear which is connected to the motor housing and spaced apart from a circumference of the output shaft;
a plurality of planet gears which are disposed between the ring gear and the sun gear, arranged on a circumference of the
sun gear, and have one end engaged to the ring gear and another end engaged to the sun gear; and

a carrier which is configured to transfer a rotational speed exerted by revolution of the plurality of planet gears to the
output shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,202,997

SEMICONDUCTOR NANOCRYSTAL-POLYMER MICRONIZED COMPOSITE, METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME, AND OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A semiconductor nanocrystal-polymer micronized composite, comprising:
a plurality of semiconductor nanocrystals; and
a solid polymer matrix,
wherein the solid polymer matrix comprises a polymer having at least one functional group directly bound to the semiconductor
nanocrystal,

wherein the plurality of semiconductor nanocrystals is dispersed throughout the solid polymer matrix,
wherein the at least one functional group directly bound to the semiconductor nanocrystal is selected from a carboxyl group
(—C(?O)OH), a carboxylate group (—C(?)OR?, wherein R? is a monovalent to trivalent metal ion), a carboxylate group —RC(?O)OR?
group (wherein R is a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C10 alkylene group, and R? is a monovalent to trivalent metal ion),
a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 alkynyl group, a halogen,
an —ROR? group (wherein R is a substitute or unsubstituted C1 to C10 alkylene group, and R? is a monovalent organic functional
group or a monovalent to trivalent metal ion), and acyl halide group (—RC(?O)X, wherein R is a substituted or unsubstituted
C1 to C10 alkylene group, and X is a halogen), an amide group (—C(?O)NR?, wherein R? is hydrogen, a monovalent organic functional
group, or a monovalent to trivalent metal ion), an imine group (—C(?NR?)—, wherein R? is hydrogen, a monovalent organic functional
group, or a monovalent to trivalent metal ion), an imide group (—C(?O)N(R?)(?O)—, wherein R? is hydrogen, a monovalent organic
functional group, or a monovalent to trivalent metal ion), an isocyanate group (—N?C?O), a phosphine oxide group (—P(?O)R?R?,
wherein R? and R? are each independently hydrogen, a monovalent organic functional group, or a monovalent to trivalent metal
ion), a sulfonate group (—SO3R?, wherein R? is hydrogen, a monovalent organic functional group, or a monovalent to trivalent metal ion), a nitro group
(—NO2), and a combination thereof, and

wherein the semiconductor nanocrystal-polymer micronized composite has a particle diameter of less than or equal to about
70 micrometers with a standard deviation of less than or equal to about 20 micrometers, and an aspect ratio of greater than
about 1.0 and less than or equal to about 10.

US Pat. No. 9,256,113

PLASMONIC MODULATOR AND OPTICAL APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A plasmonic modulator comprising:
a first metal layer;
a second metal layer facing the first metal layer;
a refractive index varying layer disposed between the first and second metal layers and comprising a varying refractive index;
an insulating nitride layer disposed between the refractive index varying layer and the first metal layer; and
an insulating layer disposed between the first and second metal layers and contacting with both the first and second metal
layers.

US Pat. No. 9,363,649

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING AN EVENT MESSAGE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of operating an electronic device, the method comprising:
receiving content from a first external device corresponding to a first user;
determining whether first contact data stored at the electronic device and associated with the first user includes information
corresponding to a second user;

determining whether second contact data stored at the electronic device and associated with the second user includes information
corresponding to the first user;

transmitting at least one portion of the content or a notification associated with the content to a second external device
corresponding to the second user based at least in part on a determination that the first contact data includes the information
corresponding to the second user, and the second contact data includes the information corresponding to the first user;

transmitting to the second external device a request to add information corresponding to the first user to the second contact
data based at least in part on a determination that the second contact data does not include the information corresponding
to the first user; and

synchronizing the first contact data with contact data corresponding to the first contact data and stored in the first external
device based at least in part on a change in the contact data.

US Pat. No. 9,281,235

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGES AND METHODS OF FORMING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of forming a semiconductor package, the method comprising:
preparing a substrate including a substrate connection terminal;
stacking at least one semiconductor chip including a chip connection terminal on the substrate;
forming a first insulating layer to cover the substrate connection terminal and the chip connection terminal;
forming a recessed region in the first insulating layer such that a first thickness of the first insulating layer at the recessed
region is smaller than a second thickness of the first insulating layer at a non-recessed region of the first insulating layer;
and

forming an interconnection penetrating the first insulating layer, the interconnection electrically connecting the chip connection
terminal to the substrate connection terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,288,821

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING SCHEDULING ASSIGNMENTS IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method, by a terminal, for receiving a scheduling assignment (SA) being a first scheduling type or a second scheduling
type in a communication system, the method comprising:
receiving the SA including a plurality of information elements (IEs);
validating whether the SA is the second scheduling type based on the received SA; and
performing an action corresponding to the SA of the second scheduling type if the validation is achieved,
wherein the validation is achieved if each bit included in a first IE of the plurality of IEs and a predefined bit included
in a second IE of the plurality of IEs are set with a first value.

US Pat. No. 9,619,005

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SAVING POWER OF USB DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of supporting a selective suspend mode of a composite network device, the method comprising:
sending, by a bus driver included in a network driver of a host device, an idle request IRP to a composite driver of the host
device when the composite network device requests selective suspend;

sending, by the bus driver, power state transition information to the composite driver and shifting a power state of the bus
driver of the host device from a normal state to an intermediate sleep state; and

shifting, by the composite driver of the host device, a power state from the normal state to the intermediate sleep state
according to the power state transition information,

wherein the composite driver includes a functional drive object (FDO) and a physical device object (PDO), and
wherein, when the composite network device is shifted to the selective suspend mode, the bus driver and the FDO and the PDO
of the composite driver are in the intermediate sleep state and an NDIS miniport driver included in the network driver of
the host device is in the normal state.

US Pat. No. 9,392,718

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a display module having a first surface and a second surface;
a support plate having a top surface and a rear surface, the second surface of display module being disposed on the top surface
of the support plate; and

a battery disposed on the rear surface of the support plate,
wherein the support plate includes a plurality of openings disposed along an outer circumference of the support plate, and
wherein the plurality of openings is adjacent to the second surface of the display module to reduce vibration transmitted
to the display module through the support plate.

US Pat. No. 9,252,864

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FAST BEAM-LINK CONSTRUCTION IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for forming a beam-link by a base station in a wireless communication system using a beamforming scheme, the method
comprising:
determining at least one downlink beams to be used for downlink transmission and/or uplink reception;
transmitting a plurality of downlink (DL) reference signals to a Mobile Station (MS) via the at least one downlink beam, wherein
the plurality of DL reference signals are separated according to each antenna element in a subarray of the MS to estimate
respective channel state for each antenna element;

receiving a plurality of uplink (UL) reference signals via an uplink beam from the MS, each UL reference signal generated
based on the estimated respective channel state; and

updating the at least one downlink beam to increase a Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) according to the received plurality of UL
reference signals.

US Pat. No. 9,075,520

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REPRESENTING AN IMAGE IN A PORTABLE TERMINAL

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An apparatus for displaying an image in a portable terminal, the apparatus comprising:
a camera configured to photograph an image;
a touch screen configured to display the image and allow selecting of an object area of the displayed image;
a memory configured to store the image;
a controller configured to detect the object area within the image when displaying the image from the camera or the memory,
and configured to recognize object information of the detected object area as a character data to be converted into a voice;
and

an audio processing unit configured to output the voice,
wherein the controller is further configured to perform, if the recognized object information is not a character image and
an image stored in the memory, a web search for the object information and convert information identified by the web search
into the character data.

US Pat. No. 9,282,586

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING TCP COMMUNICATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for performing Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) communication at a network node in a wireless communication
system, the method comprising:
receiving, by the network node that connects between a Mobile Station (MS) and a data network, a TCP KeepAlive packet for
maintaining a TCP connection established between a correspondent node and the MS through the data network from the correspondent
node;

transmitting, by the network node, when it is determined that the MS is in an idle mode upon receiving the TCP KeepAlive packet,
an acknowledgement packet in response to the TCP KeepAlive packet to the correspondent node; and

transmitting, by the network node, indication information indicating the reception of the TCP KeepAlive packet to the MS.

US Pat. No. 9,295,043

EXTENDING PHYSICAL DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNELS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for extending a Physical Downlink Control CHannel (PDCCH) region in a single cell to provide Downlink Control
Information (DCI) to a User Equipment (UE) in order to enable communication over a plurality of cells in a communication system
wherein the UE receives DCI from a Node B through a DCI format transmitted over a PDCCH and wherein the PDCCH is transmitted
through Control Channel Elements (CCEs) in a Common Search Space (CSS) or in a UE-Dedicated Search Space (UE-DSS), the method
comprising the steps of:
transmitting, by the Node B, at least one PDCCH in a CSS; and
transmitting, by the Node B, at least one PDCCH in each of a plurality of UE-DSSs,
wherein the CSS is common to the plurality of cells, and
wherein the plurality of UE-DSSs are configured for communication with respect to the plurality of cells, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,619,175

EMBEDDED MULTIMEDIA CARD (EMMC), HOST FOR CONTROLLING THE EMMC, AND METHODS OF OPERATING THE EMMC AND THE HOST

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An embedded multimedia card (eMMC) comprising:
a flash memory; and
an eMMC controller configured to receive a first command from a host, send a first response for the first command to the host,
and perform a first operation in response to the first command,

wherein while performing the first operation, the eMMC receives a second command from the host, stores the second command,
and sends a second response for the second command to the host,

wherein the first operation comprises at least one among of:
the eMMC controller reading first read data from the flash memory in response to the first command;
the eMMC controller storing the first read data in a first data buffer; and
the eMMC controller transferring the first read data stored in the first data buffer to the host.

US Pat. No. 9,408,198

TRANSMITTING UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION OVER A DATA CHANNEL OR OVER A CONTROL CHANNEL

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for User Equipment (UE) to transmit Uplink Control Information (UCI) to a Node B in a communication system, comprising:
determining, through Radio Resource Control (RRC) signaling, configuration information indicating simultaneous Physical Uplink
Shared CHannel (PUSCH) and Physical Uplink Control CHannel (PUCCH) transmission;

receiving downlink data;
generating the UCI comprising at least one of a Hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest-ACKnowledgement (HARQ-ACK) and a Channel Quality
Indicator (CQI) to be transmitted in a subframe;

determining whether a PUSCH is transmitted in the subframe;
and
transmitting the UCI on at least one of the PUSCH and a PUCCH based on at least one of the configuration information indicating
simultaneous PUSCH and PUCCH transmission and the determination whether the PUSCH is transmitted in the subframe.

US Pat. No. 9,386,726

CONTROLLER

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A controller comprising:
a case provided with at least one opened surface;
a cover opening and closing the at least one opened surface; and
a circuit board provided within the case and provided with a heating unit,
wherein the cover includes
a cover body; and
a heat radiation unit formed at a portion of the cover body, the heat radiation unit being formed concavely inward with respect
to the cover body toward the circuit board, so as to be closely adhered to the heating unit for the purpose of heat radiation,

wherein the thickness of the cover body is smaller than the thickness of the heat radiation unit.

US Pat. No. 9,161,247

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USING CHANNEL OUTPUT FEEDBACK IN MULTI USER WIRELESS SYSTEMS AND HYBRID-ARQ

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A terminal for transmitting a signal using a channel output feedback, the terminal comprising:
a transmitter configured to transmit, to a base station, a first packet being applied a precoder received from the base station;
a receiver configured to receive, from the base station, a Channel Output Feedback (COF) of the transmitted first packet and
information for transmitting a second packet, wherein the information for transmitting the second packet is information on
a channel state between the terminal and the base station determined based on a channel output of the transmitted first packet;
and

a controller configured to prepare a variant of the second packet using the COF and the received information for transmitting
the second packet, and to control to transmit the prepared variant to the base station,

wherein the COF of the transmitted first packet is a received signal of first packet received by the base station.

US Pat. No. 9,086,494

IMAGE SENSOR AND X-RAY IMAGE SENSING MODULE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An image sensing apparatus comprising:
a sensing unit, and a charge sensing amplifier connected to the sensing unit, the charge sensing amplifier being configured
to receive a signal from the sensing unit and to amplify the signal,

the charge sensing amplifier including an input terminal, an amplification terminal, an output terminal, a first capacitor,
a second capacitor, a first switch, a second switch, and a reference voltage terminal,

wherein the first capacitor and the second capacitor are electrically connected between the input terminal and the output
terminal,

wherein the first switch is electrically connected between the input terminal and the output terminal, and
wherein the second switch is connected between the output terminal and the reference voltage terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,426,909

DISPLAY APPARATUS WITH A DETACHABLE GLASS PLATE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display apparatus comprising:
a display displaying an image;
a glass detachably mounted on a front surface of the display, the glass comprising a glass plate and a frame surrounding peripheral
portions of the glass plate; and

a holder provided at the glass, the holder detachably mounting the glass on the display, and the holder comprising a hinge
rotatably disposed at the frame,

wherein the frame comprises a holder installation portion to which the hinge is coupled, the holder installation portion being
disposed below an outer surface at a top side of the frame.

US Pat. No. 9,276,246

TREATMENT AND ADHESIVE FOR MICROPOROUS MEMBRANES

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of assembling an electrochemical cell comprising: receiving a first electrode for an electrochemical cell; receiving
a microporous separator comprising polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), said microporous separator being at least 60% porous; using
an adhesive to bond said microporous separator to said first electrode to form a first subassembly, said adhesive comprising:
a solvent capable of dissolving said PVDF of said microporous separator; a non-solvent having a surface energy lower than
a surface energy of said solvent; assembling said first subassembly to a second electrode to form said electrochemical cell.

US Pat. No. 9,264,260

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF HANDLING READ AND DELIVERY CONFIRMATIONS FOR MESSAGES

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method for handling a read confirmation for a converged internet protocol messaging (CPM) message, the method performed
by a terminal, the method comprising:
receiving a CPM message from an originating CPM client device via a first server;
determining whether the received CPM message contains a request for display notification;
determining whether a message corresponding to the CPM message is stored in a second server, if the CPM message contains the
request for display notification;

checking if a read report status flag attribute is set to false;
constructing a read report in response to the read confirmation based on determining that the read report status flag is set
to false; and

sending a request to the second server for setting the read report status flag attribute to true.

US Pat. No. 9,252,742

ANALOG FILTER IN WIRELESS TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SETTING CUT-OFF FREQUENCY USING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for setting a cut-off frequency of an analog filter of a reception device for wireless communication, the method
comprising the steps of:
obtaining, by the reception device, a deviation value corresponding to an error between a first gain value based on an ideal
transfer function curve and a second gain value based on a measured transfer function curve at an arbitrary frequency of a
frequency band in which a constant interval is maintained between a slope of the ideal transfer function curve and a slope
of the measured transfer function curve; and

correcting, by the reception device, the cut-off frequency that is used to measure the measured transfer function curve in
a real environment, based on the obtained deviation value,

wherein the first gain value is maintained constant despite a change in frequency on both the ideal transfer function curve
and the measured transfer function curve,

the second gain value is obtained at a second arbitrary frequency of a second frequency band in which a gain value varies
depending on a change in frequency on both the ideal transfer function curve and the measured transfer function curve, and

the deviation value is obtained by subtracting the second gain value and a critical error value from the first gain value.

US Pat. No. 9,060,357

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING UPLINK AND DOWNLINK DATA IN TDD SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
receiving, by a terminal, a first message including a first uplink/downlink (UL/DL) configuration for a primary cell (PCell)
from a base station;

receiving, by the terminal, a second message including a second UL/DL configuration for a secondary cell (SCell) from the
base station;

receiving, by the terminal, a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) on a first subframe of the SCell from the base station;
and

transmitting, by the terminal, a hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledge (HARQ-ACK) corresponding to the PDSCH on a second
subframe to the base station,

wherein the second subframe is determined based on a scheduling type for the terminal and a relationship between the first
UL/DL configuration and the second UL/DL configuration, if the first UL/DL configuration is different from the second UL/DL
configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,295,051

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BUNDLING RESOURCE BLOCKS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method for communication, the method comprising:
allocating resources based on a resource block group for resource allocation; and
applying a same precoder to all physical resource blocks within a resource block group for resource block bundling,
wherein a number of resource blocks within the resource block group for resource block bundling and a number of resource blocks
within a resource block group for resource allocation is 1 if a system bandwidth is less than or equal to 10 resource blocks,

wherein the number of resource blocks within the resource block group for resource block bundling and the number of resource
blocks within the resource block group for resource allocation is 2 if the system bandwidth is between 11 and 26 resource
blocks,

wherein the number of resource blocks within the resource block group for resource block bundling and the number of resource
blocks within the resource block group for resource allocation is 3 if the system bandwidth is between 27 and 63 resource
blocks,

wherein the number of resource blocks within the resource block group for resource block bundling is 2 and the number of resource
blocks within the resource block group for resource allocation is 4 if the system bandwidth is between 64 and 110 resource
blocks, and

transmitting data to a mobile station using resource blocks within the resource block group for resource block bundling.

US Pat. No. 9,293,410

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a lower interlayer insulating layer, a first stopper layer, and an upper interlayer insulating layer sequentially stacked
on a substrate;

first and second lower conductive layers provided in the lower interlayer insulating layer and laterally separated from each
other;

first and second upper via plugs penetrating the upper interlayer insulating layer and the first stopper layer, the first
and second upper via plugs connected to the first and second lower conductive layers, respectively;

a shield via plug provided between the first and second upper via plugs to penetrate the first stopper layer and extend from
the upper interlayer insulating layer into the lower interlayer insulating layer; and

first, second, and third upper conductive layers provided on the upper interlayer insulating layer and connected to the first
upper via plug, the second upper via plug, and the shield via plug, respectively,

wherein the shield via plug has a line-shaped pattern in a plan view, comprises a conductive layer, and is electrically separated
from the first and second lower conductive layers.

US Pat. No. 9,093,171

METHOD OF OPERATING A NONVOLATILE MEMORY DEVICE HAVING READ DISTURBED PAGE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of operating a nonvolatile memory device having a memory cell array of nonvolatile memory cells configured to
operate as multi-level memory cells (MLC) and arranged in a memory block including a plurality of pages respectively coupled
to a plurality of word lines extending across the memory cell array, the method comprising:
programming N-bit data to MLC of at least a first page among the plurality of pages using a N-bit mode, wherein “N” is a natural
number greater than 1 and the plurality of pages includes an un-programmed page;

checking whether a threshold voltage distribution shift exists for the un-programmed page; and
upon determining that the threshold voltage distribution shift exits, programming M-bit data to the MLC of the un-programmed
page using a M-bit mode, where “M” is a natural number less than N.

US Pat. No. 9,491,878

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH PROTECTIVE CASE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A cover comprising:
a protective case for selectively covering a display of an electronic device;
a window formed in the protective case for exposing a part of the display;
a magnet for indicating a position of the cover with respect to the display;
a connector for detachably connecting the cover to the electronic device; and
a shield unit for selectively blocking the magnet from indicating the position of the cover, the shield unit being disposed
at a position overlapping with the magnet.

US Pat. No. 9,456,534

PORTABLE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A MODULE THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A portable terminal including a module, in which at least one storage member is disposed, the portable terminal comprising:
a first assembly including a shield can and at least one projection protruding from a lower surface of the shield can, and
a flexible circuit board attached to a first surface of the shield can; and

wherein the first assembly is mounted on the shield can without interposing a support member therebetween;
at least one socket unit mounted to an upper side of the first assembly,
wherein the socket unit is mounted to an upper side of the flexible circuit board while the flexible circuit board is positioned
on a jig; and

wherein the flexible circuit board is positioned on the jig by the at least one projection being fixedly inserted into at
least one recess formed in the jig.

US Pat. No. 9,374,883

PLASMA LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS AND PLASMA LIGHT GENERATING METHOD

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A plasma light source apparatus, comprising: a chamber including a plasma source gas for generating laser induced plasma;
a laser generating part spaced apart from the chamber, the laser generating part being configured to generate a hollow laser
beam; and a curved mirror disposed between the chamber and the laser generating part, the curved mirror being configured to
reflect and to condense the generated hollow laser beam to generate the laser induced plasma in the chamber, and to reflect
a light emitted from the generated laser induced plasma, wherein the laser generating part includes a first laser source generating
a first laser beam, a second laser source generating a second laser beam, and a transformation part, and wherein the transformation
part transforms both of the first and second laser beams into the hollow laser beam.

US Pat. No. 9,357,555

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING MEMORY CLOCK FREQUENCY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A communication apparatus in a wireless communication system, comprising:
a controller comprising at least one processor; and
a memory that operates at a memory clock frequency provided from the controller,
wherein the controller is configured to check a communication frequency for transmission/reception, determine whether the
communication frequency is a value within a range of interference from a multiplication frequency of the memory clock frequency,
and change, when the communication frequency is the value the within the range of interference, a position of the memory clock
frequency in a frequency domain, in which the range of interference comprises a sum of half of a communication bandwidth and
a guard value.

US Pat. No. 9,207,065

DEPTH SENSING APPARATUS AND METHOD

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A depth sensing apparatus, comprising:
a controller to reset, to a reference voltage value, a voltage of each of a first floating diffusion node and a second floating
diffusion node of a sensor pixel for a first time period, to control the first floating diffusion node to store a voltage
of a photodiode in a first phase interval for a second time period, and to control the second floating diffusion node to store
the voltage of the photodiode in a second phase interval for the second time period, wherein a difference between the first
phase interval and the second phase interval is 180 degrees, and wherein, for the first time period, the controller resets,
to the reference voltage value, the voltage of each of the first floating diffusion node and the second floating diffusion
node by shorting an output node of a correlated double sampling (CDS) amplifier of a sensor column from the first floating
diffusion node and the second floating diffusion node; and

a calculator, using one or more processors, to calculate a difference between the voltage of the first floating diffusion
node and the voltage of the second floating diffusion node for a third time period.

US Pat. No. 9,398,711

DISPLAY DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display device configured to display an image, the display device comprising:
a display panel;
a cover disposed at a rear of the display panel to provide a structural support of the display panel;
a frame having an edging portion that surrounds a periphery of the display panel and a settling portion that is extended from
the edging portion to be disposed between the display panel and the cover, the settling portion comprising a flat plate-shaped
protrusion extending from the edging portion; and

a driving unit having a printed circuit board that is electrically connected to the display panel and is positioned between
the cover and the display panel.

US Pat. No. 9,372,600

SCREEN DISPLAY METHOD AND APPARATUS OF A MOBILE TERMINAL

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for navigating contents in a mobile device, the method comprising:
displaying, on a display of the mobile device, a current screen including an index region displaying a plurality of values,
and a content region, the content region displaying current content corresponding to a visually distinguished one of the values;

detecting a selection input of a new value on the index region;
determining a slide direction of new content to be displayed, by comparing a difference between the selected new value and
the visually distinguished one of the values, wherein the new content corresponds to the selected new value; and

changing the current screen into a new screen, the new screen containing the new content,
wherein the new content appears in the determined slide direction in a manner in which a portion of the new content and a
portion of the current content are together displayed temporarily as a mixed content region while the new content slides in
the determined direction onto a visible area of the display,

wherein the mixed content region comprises: (i) a title region displayed at a first level, and (ii) a partial content region
displayed at a second level, the partial content region containing a part of the current content and a part of the new content,
the parts being the same type of content, and

wherein displaying a current screen comprises presenting the plurality of values in the index region arranged in series horizontally,
and changing the current screen comprises:

presenting, when the new value is positioned to the left of the visually distinguished one of the values, the new content
in a direction from left to right; and

presenting, when the new value is positioned to the right of the visually distinguished one of the values, the new content
in a direction from right to left.

US Pat. No. 9,286,073

READ-AFTER-WRITE HAZARD PREDICTOR EMPLOYING CONFIDENCE AND SAMPLING

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A processor comprising:
a Confidence/Sampling Read-After-Write Resynchronization Predictor (CSRRP) configured to receive an address of an instruction
to be executed, store a CSRRP entry comprising the address of the instruction and a confidence score that indicates whether
executing the instruction as a resynchronization predicted store (RPS) will avoid a Read-After-Write (RAW) resynchronization
exception (RRE) penalty, and determine whether to execute the instruction as the RPS based on the confidence score.

US Pat. No. 9,319,749

METHOD OF DISPLAYING IMAGE BY USING REMOTE CONTROLLER AND APPARATUS PERFORMING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An image display method comprising:
displaying a plurality of images on a screen that includes a plurality of sub-screens;
displaying a first indicator indicating a first point located at a boundary of the plurality of the sub-screens;
displaying second indicators on a plurality of second points which are different from the first point;
receiving an input selecting one of the second indicators; and
moving a boundary at which the first point is located, so that the first point is located at a second point corresponding
to the selected second indicator.

US Pat. No. 9,320,037

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PEER-TO-PEER (P2P) COMMUNICATIONS IN A BROADBAND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for allocating resources for Peer-to-Peer (P2P) communications in a base station of a wireless communication system,
the method comprising:
allocating resources for a plurality of P2P contention channels, in a frame, which are contention-based channels to be used
between terminals for the P2P communications and at least one P2P dedicated channel for the P2P communications; and

transmitting resource allocation information for the plurality of P2P contention channels and the at least one P2P dedicated
channel to at least one terminal,

wherein at least one of the plurality of contention channels is used for the P2P communication, when one of the at least one
terminal occupies the at least one of the plurality of P2P contention channels based on a contention, in time and frequency
domain, with at least one resource for cellular communications.

US Pat. No. 9,414,395

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCES FOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN BASE STATIONS IN AN IN-BAND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for allocating resources for communication between base stations (BSs), performed by a mobile station (MS), in
an in-band communication system, the method comprising:
receiving information about an interference-free expected area from a BS communicating with the MS through an access link,
wherein a service area of the BS is divided into the interference-free expected area and an interference expected area;

transmitting to the BS feedback information indicating whether the MS is located in the interference-free expected area based
on the information about the interference-free expected area;

receiving from the BS a message requesting measurement of a fronthaul link for communication between BSs based on the feedback
information; and

transmitting a measurement result of the fronthaul link to the BS.

US Pat. No. 9,380,692

APPARATUS AND ARRANGEMENTS OF MAGNETIC FIELD GENERATORS TO FACILITATE PHYSICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION TO FORM SEMICONDUCTOR FILMS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An apparatus for film deposition processing, the apparatus comprising:
a rotatable magnetic field generator configured to rotate about an axis of rotation in a circle lying in a first plane, the
rotatable magnetic field generator further configured on a distal end thereof with an outer circular edge region that overlies
an arc of the circle and is the same diameter as the circle, the rotatable magnetic field generator comprising a first base,
a first peripheral surface and at least one magnetic element disposed between the first base and the first peripheral surface,
and the rotatable magnetic field generator further configured to generate a first magnitude of a magnetic field adjacent to
a first circumferential portion of the circle; and

a counterbalance magnetic field generator configured to rotate about the axis of rotation in opposition to the rotatable magnetic
field generator, the counterbalance magnetic field generator further configured on a distal end thereof with an outer circular
edge region that overlies an arc of the circle and is the same diameter as the circle, the counterbalance magnetic field generator
comprising a second base, a second peripheral surface and at least one magnetic element disposed between the second base and
the second peripheral surface, and the counterbalance magnetic field generator further configured to generate a second magnitude
of the magnetic field adjacent to a second circumferential portion of the circle,

wherein the rotatable magnetic field generator and the counterbalance magnetic field generator are configured to generate
the magnetic field between the first plane and a second plane parallel to the first plane along a diameter of the circle extending
from the first circumferential portion to the second circumferential portion, and

wherein at least one of the first peripheral surface and the second peripheral surface comprises at least one periphery edge
comprising a plurality of protruding edge surfaces and a plurality of gaps disposed between the protruding edge surfaces,
each gap being disposed between two adjacent protruding edges along the at least one periphery edge.

US Pat. No. 9,338,022

METHOD OF PROCESSING ACTION, METHOD OF CONTROLLING CONTROLLED DEVICE, CONTROLLED DEVICE, AND CONTROL POINT

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of processing an action, the method comprising:
receiving, at a controlled device, a message including a unique identification (ID) of a control point and a request for the
action;

executing, at the controlled device, an action requested by the control point for controlling the controlled device through
a network;

storing, at the controlled device, in correspondence with the unique ID of the control point, a result of executing the action
as a pending result of the action when a network connection between the controlled device and the control point is terminated;
and

transmitting the stored pending result of the action to the control point identified by the unique ID when the network connection
between the controlled device and the control point is resumed; and

receiving a message for discovering a controlled device existing in the network from the control point,
wherein the unique ID of the control point is a persistent identification of the control point generated by the control point
and the message including the unique ID of the control point is received at the controlled device, each time the control point
reconnects to the network,

wherein the pending result of the action is stored in a form of a pending result table, wherein the pending result table comprises
one or more pending results for every unique ID of the control point, and

wherein in the transmitting the stored pending result, the stored pending result of the action is added to a response message
responding to the message for discovering a controlled device in order to be transmitted.

US Pat. No. 9,256,061

FOCUS CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A focus control apparatus, comprising:
an error signal correction portion configured to process a focus error signal that indicates an error of a focus position
of a microscope optical system with respect to an object, wherein the microscope optical system is configured to receive light
from a light source, wherein a stage control mechanism is configured to adjust a position of a stage having the object thereon,
and wherein an image-capturing device is configured to receive light reflected from the object; and

a region conversion detection portion configured to output a region signal that indicates:
a peripheral region of the object, when the peripheral region of the object is included in an image-capturing range of the
image-capturing device; or

a cell region of the object, when the cell region is included in the image-capturing range of the image-capturing device,
wherein the peripheral and cell regions of the object comprise different respective heights.

US Pat. No. 9,337,391

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE, LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE PACKAGE COMPRISING THE SAME, AND LIGHTING DEVICE COMPRISING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A semiconductor light emitting device, comprising:
a first conductivity-type semiconductor layer including an n-type GaN contact layer, an n-type GaN layer disposed on the n-type
GaN contact layer, doped with silicon (Si) acting as an n-type dopant in a concentration of 2×1018 cm?3 to 9×1019 cm?3, and having a thickness of 1 nm to 500 nm, and an n-type super-lattice layer disposed on the n-type GaN layer and having
a structure in which two or more AlxInyGazN (0?x,y,z?1, x+y+z>0) having different compositions are repeatedly stacked;

a border layer disposed on the first conductivity-type semiconductor layer and having band gap energy decreasing in a direction
away from the first conductivity-type semiconductor layer;

an active layer contacting the border layer and having a multiple quantum well structure in which five or more quantum well
layers and four or more quantum barrier layers are alternately stacked; and

a second conductivity-type semiconductor layer including a p-type AlxInyGazN layer (0?x,y,z?1, x+y+z>0) disposed on the active layer and having a composition ratio of aluminum (Al) increased or decreased
in a direction away from the active layer, and a p-type GaN layer disposed on the p-type AlxInyGazN layer (0?x,y,z?1, x+y+z>0), doped with magnesium (Mg) acting as a p-type dopant in a concentration of 1×1018 cm?3 to 9×1021 cm?3, and having a thickness of 30 nm to 150 nm, the concentration of magnesium being increased or decreased in a thickness direction,

wherein at least one of the first conductivity-type semiconductor layer, the border layer, the active layer and the second
conductivity-type semiconductor layer has a V-shaped distortion containing layer formed thereon.

US Pat. No. 9,112,432

PIEZOELECTRIC GENERATOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A piezoelectric generator comprising:
a first electrode;
a first insulation layer disposed on the first electrode;
a piezoelectric structure disposed on the first insulation layer and including a material generating piezoelectric potential
at both ends of the piezoelectric structure by deformation;

a second insulation layer disposed on the piezoelectric structure; and
a second electrode disposed on the second insulation layer.

US Pat. No. 9,392,102

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING PANORAMIC VIEW DURING VIDEO TELEPHONY AND VIDEO MESSAGING

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for performing video telephony by a mobile terminal, the method comprising:
establishing a video telephony connection with another mobile terminal;
capturing a first image with a first camera of the mobile terminal, the first image representing an image of a user of the
mobile terminal;

capturing a second image with a second camera of the mobile terminal, the second image representing an image of a surrounding
environment of the mobile terminal;

determining an amount of image information to transmit to a server;
transmitting image information of at least one of the first image and the second image to the server;
determining if image data is received from the server;
when the image data is received from the server, creating, by the mobile terminal, a panoramic image by combining the image
data received from the server with at least one of the first image and the second image; and

transmitting, by the mobile terminal, the panoramic image to the other mobile terminal,
wherein the determined amount of image information to transmit to the server comprises only partial image information of the
first image or the second image if one or more conditions are met.

US Pat. No. 9,357,207

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMPENSATING FOR TEMPERATURE VARIATIONS OF A LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL FOR A 3-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of compensating for a temperature of a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel, the method comprising:
selecting a lookup table corresponding to a directly detected temperature of the LCD panel from among a plurality of lookup
tables comprising first lookup tables for a two-dimensional (2D) display and second lookup tables for a 3-dimensional (3D)
display of the LCD panel; and

selecting a gamma value according to the detected temperature of the LCD panel; and
adjusting a luminance to be output to the LCD panel based on the selected lookup table and the selected gamma value,
wherein the first lookup tables comprise a temperature compensating lookup table set according to each temperature for the
2D display and the second lookup tables comprises a temperature compensating lookup table set according to each temperature
for the 3D display.

US Pat. No. 9,287,445

NANO-STRUCTURED LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A nano-structured light-emitting device comprising:
a first semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type;
a plurality of nanostructures disposed on the first semiconductor layer and each comprising a nanocore, and an active layer
and a second semiconductor layer of a second conductivity type that enclose surfaces of the nanocore;

an electrode layer enclosing and covering the plurality of nanostructures, the electrode layer having a first surface facing
the plurality of nanostructures; and

a plurality of resistant layers disposed on a second surface of the electrode layer opposite to the first surface and each
corresponding to a respective nanostructure of the plurality of nanostructures.

US Pat. No. 9,619,176

MEMORY CONTROLLER, STORAGE DEVICE, SERVER VIRTUALIZATION SYSTEM, AND STORAGE DEVICE RECOGNIZING METHOD PERFORMED IN THE SERVER VIRTUALIZATION SYSTEM

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A memory controller comprising:
a processor configured to receive an identity device command from a host, determine N virtual storage devices (SDs) supported
by a single physical storage device (SD), and generate a unique identifier for each of the determined N virtual SDs; and

a host interface which transmits the generated identifiers to the host,
wherein each identifier identifies a different physical SD for enabling the host to recognize the single physical SD as N
distinct physical SDs, and

wherein N is a natural number equal to or greater than two.

US Pat. No. 9,357,652

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING CIRCUIT BOARD AND SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of manufacturing a circuit board, the method comprising:
preparing a circuit board body including a core insulating layer having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the
first surface, and a first conductive thin film layer disposed on the first surface of the core insulating layer and having
a convex portion which is disposed on a first surface of the first conductive thin film layer and is embedded in the core
insulating layer;

removing the convex portion to form a cavity corresponding to the convex portion in the core insulating layer; and
forming one or more first wiring patterns on the first surface of the core insulating layer by removing first portions of
the first conductive thin film layer,

wherein the one or more first wiring patterns correspond to second portions of the first conductive thin film layer not removed.

US Pat. No. 9,258,727

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING AND REPORTING CHANNEL MEASUREMENT INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method to report channel measurement information by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
receiving configuration information for a radio channel measurement from a base station;
acquiring radio channel information, terminal location information, and location information acquisition time information
according to the configuration information;

determining whether a validity of the terminal location information is guaranteed; and
transmitting the channel measurement information including the location information acquisition time information to the base
station if the validity of the terminal location information is determined not to be guaranteed.

US Pat. No. 9,526,162

BOARD ASSEMBLY

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A board assembly comprising:
a circuit board;
a shield member coupled to the circuit board having a major surface directed toward the circuit board and having a plurality
of partitions arranged on an inner surface of the shield member to separate the circuit board into a plurality of regions
to block electromagnetic interference among integrated circuit chips mounted on the circuit board; and

a socket for a storage medium mounted on the circuit board,
wherein the shield member includes an opening through which the socket extends.

US Pat. No. 9,277,515

PRECISE TIME TAGGING OF EVENTS OVER AN IMPRECISE LINK

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A system for precise timing and synchronization of events, comprising:
a first terminal including at least one first counter and a packetizer configured to create a packetized data stream having
at least one event tag; and

a second terminal including at least one second counter and a depacketizer, the at least one second counter configured to
count clock pulses generated by a first clock of the first terminal at a first clock rate, the depacketizer configured to
receive the packetized data stream and detect the at least one event tag,

wherein, when the at least one event tag is detected, the second terminal calculates a time at which the first terminal created
the packetized data stream based on a count value of the at least one second counter and a count value of the at least one
first counter of the first terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,268,065

COMPOSITION FOR POLARIZING FILM, POLARIZING FILM, AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE POLARIZING FILM

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A composition for a polarizing film, comprising
a polyolefin and
a dichroic dye represented by Chemical Formula 1:

 wherein, in Chemical Formula 1,
EWG is a halogen, C(?O)R, C(?O)OR?, a haloalkyl group, C(?O)Cl, CN, SO3R?, or NO2, wherein R, R?, and R? are a C1 to C30 alkyl group,

Ar1 is a C6 to C12 arylene group or a C4 to C12 heteroarylene group,

Ar2 is a C12 to C20 arylene group or a C4 to C20 heteroarylene group,

R1 and R2 are independently hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20
alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkylthio group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 alkenyl group,
or a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 alkynyl group, provided that at least one of R1 and R2 is a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkoxy group, a substituted
or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkylthio group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 alkenyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted
C2 to C20 alkynyl group,

R3 and R4 are independently hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20
alkoxy group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkylthio group,

m and n are integers of 1 or 2,
R1a is hydrogen or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group,

provided that R1, R1a, and R2 are not simultaneously hydrogen,

provided that a+p, q, and r do not exceed bonding valence of the phenylene group, Ar1 and Ar2, respectively, and

R5 and R6 are independently hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C10 alkyl group, wherein R5 and R6 are optionally linked to each other to provide a ring.

US Pat. No. 9,295,036

CQI TRANSMISSION POWER CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING MULTI-CELL HSDPA

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A control information transmission method of a user equipment in a wireless communication system supporting multi-cell
packet transmission service, comprising:
receiving pilot signals for different cells;
generating, by the user equipment, at least two control information indicating channel qualities for the different cells based
on the received pilot signals;

classifying the at least two control information into two control information groups according to a predetermined rule;
separately controlling transmission power of each of the control information groups based on a number of information bits
of each of the control information groups; and

transmitting each of the power controlled control information groups on a different corresponding channel.

US Pat. No. 9,258,167

TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, RECEIVING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHODS THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A transmitting apparatus comprising:
a preamble symbol inserter configured to insert in a frame a preamble symbol comprising signaling information;
a guard interval inserter configured to insert a plurality of guard intervals in both ends of the preamble symbol, respectively;
and

a transmitter configured to transmit a frame comprising the preamble symbol and the guard intervals,
wherein one of the guard intervals comprises a pseudo random noise (PN) sequence and another guard interval comprises one
of the PN sequence and a part of the signaling information,

wherein the guard interval inserter is further configured to generate the PN sequence which is a same size as a size of the
preamble symbol, and insert a part of the generated PN sequence to each of the guard intervals or insert different parts of
the generated PN sequence to the guard intervals, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,257,418

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE HAVING HEAT SLUG AND PASSIVE DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A semiconductor package comprising:
a substrate;
a first power supply voltage electrode, a second power supply voltage electrode, and a ground voltage electrode, which are
disposed on the substrate;

a semiconductor chip, a first passive device, and a second passive device, which are disposed on the substrate;
a heat slug covering the semiconductor chip, the first passive device, and the second passive device, wherein the heat slug
is electrically connected to the ground voltage electrode;

a first electrode of the first passive device electrically connected to the first power supply voltage electrode;
a second electrode of the first passive device electrically connected to the heat slug;
a first electrode of the second passive device electrically connected to the second power supply voltage; and
a second electrode of the second passive device electrically connected to the heat slug.

US Pat. No. 9,357,601

LIGHT EMITTING DRIVING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A light emitting driving apparatus comprising:
a driver configured to drive a light emitting device;
a switch configured to supply power to the light emitting device; and
a pulse width modulation (PWM) adjuster connected to the switch and configured to adjust a PWM of the switch;
a voltage detector connected to the light emitting device and configured to detect the voltage applied to the light emitting
device; and

a controller configured to adjust a switching off time of the switch according to the detected voltage;
wherein the controller comprises:
a storage configured to store information about the switching off time corresponding to a digital signal of the voltage applied
to the light emitting device;

an analog to digital (AD) converter configured to convert the detected voltage into a digital signal; and
a serial converter configured to detect the switching off time corresponding to the converted digital signal based on the
stored information and to output the switching off time to the PWM adjuster.

US Pat. No. 9,046,931

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ADAPTATION OF INPUT/OUTPUT INTERFACE IN VIRTUALIZATION ENVIRONMENT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An apparatus in a host device to adapt an input/output interface of the host device with an input/output interface of a
guest device, the apparatus comprising:
a host processor comprising capability adaptors and configured to select a capability adaptor from among the capability adaptors
to adapt a capability of the input/output unit in the guest device to the capability of an input/output unit of the host device
desired by the guest device.

US Pat. No. 9,618,402

THERMAL INSULATION PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT APPARATUS AND MEASUREMENT METHOD USING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A thermal insulation performance measurement apparatus comprising:
a heat flux sensor provided with a lower portion contactable with a target measurement object;
a first heat source disposed in contact with an upper portion of the heat flux sensor to supply heat to the heat flux sensor;
a second heat source provided around the first heat source so that a temperature thereof is maintained at the same temperature
as the first heat source and disposed separately from the first heat source by a predetermined distance; and

an insulator disposed on the first heat source.

US Pat. No. 9,456,414

COMMUNICATION METHOD OF A TERMINAL AND AN ACCESS POINT FOR MULTI-USER TRANSMISSION OPPORTUNITY (TXOP) POWER SAVING

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A communication method of a terminal, comprising:
receiving, from a access point, information indicating whether the access point supports a power saving mode for a transmission
opportunity (TXOP) duration, the power saving mode indicating whether an operation state of the terminal is changeable during
the TXOP duration; and

transmitting, to the access point, an association request frame, that includes power saving mode information that indicates
whether the terminal enables the power saving mode for the TXOP duration.

US Pat. No. 9,370,743

CARBON DIOXIDE ADSORBENT INCLUDING BARIUM TITANATE, CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURE MODULE INCLUDING THE SAME, AND METHODS FOR SEPARATING CARBON DIOXIDE USING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A carbon dioxide adsorbent comprising:
a complex oxide including barium and titanium, the complex oxide having a perovskite crystalline structure and represented
by BaxTiyOz, an atomic ratio of Ba/Ti ranging from about 0.95 to about 1.70, the complex oxide having a specific surface area of greater
than or equal to about 20 m2/g and an average particle size of less than or equal to about 70 nm as measured by Barrett-Joyner-Halenda (BJH) method.

US Pat. No. 9,307,580

INDUCTION HEATING COOKER AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An induction heating cooker comprising:
a plurality of heating coils disposed below a cooking plate;
inverters having switching elements;
current detectors to detect values of current flowing in the respective heating coils during on time of the switching elements
of the inverters; and

a controller to determine that a container is placed on the respective heating coils if the current values detected from the
respective heating coils during the on time of the switching elements are equal to or greater than a predetermined value and
a pattern is formed in which the change amount of the current values during the on time of the switching elements increases
over time.

US Pat. No. 9,262,829

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING A DIAGNOSTIC IMAGE BASED ON A TISSUE EMPHASIS IMAGE AND MEDICAL IMAGING SYSTEM EMPLOYING THE APPARATUS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An image processing method comprising:
generating a tissue emphasis image by emphasizing a first tissue of at least two radiation images of different energy bands
based on a difference image generated by using a variable weight which is set based on a X-ray absorption coefficient ratio
of a second tissue in two different energy bands; and

generating a plurality of images each corresponding to a plurality of frequency bands by performing frequency domain transform
process and multi-scale decomposition process on the tissue emphasis image;

generating a plurality of first images by performing noise reduction process on the plurality of images each corresponding
to the plurality of frequency bands;

generating a second image corresponding to the tissue emphasis image by combining the plurality of first images; and
generating a diagnostic image by using at least one of the at least two radiation images of different energy bands and the
second image.

US Pat. No. 9,313,889

DISPLAY APPARATUS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

13. A display apparatus comprising:
a display panel;
a flexible circuit film connected with the display panel, the flexible circuit film having a chip mounted thereon; and
a first lead bonding portion electrically connecting the chip to the display panel,
wherein the first lead bonding portion comprises:
a first portion disposed connected to the chip and overlying a portion of the flexible circuit film;
a second portion passing through the flexible circuit film; and
a third portion disposed between the flexible circuit film and the display panel,
a circuit board connected to the flexible circuit film; and
a second lead bonding portion electrically connecting the chip to the circuit board,
wherein the second lead bonding portion comprises:
a first portion connected to the chip and overlying a portion of the circuit board;
a second portion passing through the flexible circuit film; and
a third portion disposed between the flexible circuit film and the circuit board,
wherein the third portion of the first lead bonding portion and the third portion of the second lead bonding portion extend
toward a center of the flexible circuit film.

US Pat. No. 9,313,891

SLOT-MOUNTED PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING SMALL INSERTION FORCE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB) comprising: a body portion comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite to the
first surface; and a metal interconnection layer formed on at least one of the first and second surfaces, the metal interconnection
layer comprising a plurality of tabs formed along a first edge of the body portion, wherein an insertion force alleviation
portion is formed in the first edge of the body portion, below the metal interconnection layer, to reduce an insertion force
required to seat the PCB, wherein the insertion force alleviation portion comprises at least one partial-thickness or full-thickness
cutout, wherein each of the plurality of tabs includes a tie-bar extending therefrom to a bottom end of the body portion,
and wherein each of the at least one partial-thickness or full-thickness cutout is disposed only within a portion of the body
portion that is defined by one of the plurality of tabs and its corresponding tie-bar extending therefrom.

US Pat. No. 9,267,725

REFRIGERATOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A refrigerator comprising:
a body;
a freezer compartment formed in the body;
a refrigerator compartment that is formed in the body and insulated from the freezer compartment;
a machine compartment insulated from the freezer compartment and the refrigerator compartment;
a freezer compartment compressor disposed in the machine compartment so as to circulate a freezer compartment refrigerating
cycle in which cold air is supplied to the freezer compartment;

a refrigerator compartment compressor disposed in the machine compartment so as to circulate a refrigerator compartment refrigerating
cycle in which cold air is supplied to the refrigerator compartment;

a condenser disposed in the machine compartment so as to condense a refrigerant compressed by the freezer compartment compressor
and/or to condense a refrigerant compressed by the refrigerator compartment compressor; and

a blower fan disposed in the machine compartment so as to forcibly cause air to flow,
wherein the freezer compartment compressor is disposed to be adjacent to one sidewall of the machine compartment from a center
of an inside of the machine compartment, the refrigerator compartment compressor is disposed to be adjacent to the other sidewall
of the machine compartment from the center of the inside of the machine compartment, and the condenser is disposed between
the freezer compartment compressor and the refrigerator compartment compressor, and

the blower fan allows air to forcibly flow from the refrigerator compartment compressor to the freezer compartment compressor
via the condenser.

US Pat. No. 9,250,421

ZOOM LENS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A zoom lens comprising:
a first lens group having a positive refractive power;
a second lens group having a negative refractive power;
a third lens group having a positive refractive power; and
a rear lens group having a positive refractive power,
wherein the first lens group, the second lens group, the third lens group, and the rear lens group are sequentially disposed
from an object side,

wherein during zooming from a wide angle position to a telephoto position, an interval between the first lens group and the
second lens group is increased, and an interval between the second lens group and the third lens group is decreased,

wherein the rear lens group comprises, sequentially from the object side, a first sub-group having a positive refractive power,
a second sub-group having a negative refractive power, and a third sub-group having a positive refractive power, and focusing
in the nearest position is performed by moving the second sub-group toward an image surface side,

wherein the first sub-group comprises
at least one aspheric surface in which positive refractive power is decreased toward a peripheral portion thereof, and
a cemented lens in which a negative lens and a positive lens are bonded to each other, and
wherein the zoom lens satisfies the following conditions:
0.2
0.2<|fb|/frt<1.0, and

0.2
wherein “frt” denotes a focal length of the rear lens group at the telephoto position, “fa” denotes a focal length of the
first sub-group, “fb” denotes a focal length of the second sub-group, and “ft” denotes a focal length of the zoom lens at
the telephoto position.

US Pat. No. 9,299,563

METHOD FOR FORMING A STRAINED SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE) Sa...

1. A method for forming a strained semiconductor structure comprising: providing a strain relaxed buffer layer; forming a
sacrificial layer on the strain relaxed buffer layer, wherein the sacrificial layer is a separate layer formed on the strain
relaxed buffer layer; after forming the sacrificial layer, forming a shallow trench isolation structure through the sacrificial
layer; removing at least a portion of an oxide layer on the sacrificial layer; etching through the sacrificial layer such
that a portion of the strain relaxed buffer layer is exposed; and growing the strained semiconductor structure on the exposed
portion of the strain relaxed buffer layer.

US Pat. No. 9,281,067

SEMICONDUCTOR TEST SYSTEM AND OPERATION METHOD OF THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A semiconductor test system comprising:
a nonvolatile memory configured to include an information region; and
a test device configured to include a pin memory and a pin memory controller,
wherein the pin memory controller is configured to divide information data into a plurality of information data groups if
a size of the information data is bigger than a size of the pin memory, sequentially transmit the divided plurality of information
data groups to the pin memory, sequentially transmit the plurality of information data groups of the pin memory to the nonvolatile
memory, and program the plurality of information data groups of the nonvolatile memory into the information region.

US Pat. No. 9,265,125

GAMMA VOLTAGE GENERATING CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

16. A gamma voltage generating circuit usable with a display device, comprising:
a gamma voltage distribution unit configured to generate a plurality of initial gamma reference voltages; and
a gamma voltage selection unit configured to select different portions of the initial gamma reference voltages as gamma reference
voltages to correspond to different color pixels.

US Pat. No. 9,224,784

NON-VOLATILE MEMORY DEVICES AND METHODS OF FABRICATING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A nonvolatile memory device comprising:
a plurality of impurity regions that are formed in a substrate;
a first contact that is electrically connected to at least one of the impurity regions;
a second contact that is electrically connected to at least one of the impurity regions;
a first information storage portion that is formed at a first height from the substrate and electrically connected to the
first contact;

a second information storage portion that is formed at a second height, which is different from the first height, from the
substrate and electrically connected to the second contact; and

an insulating layer pattern that is interposed between the substrate and the first information storage portion and between
the substrate and the second information storage portion,

wherein the insulating layer pattern comprises a protrusion that is defined by a trench formed in the insulating layer pattern,
wherein the first information storage portion is formed on the protrusion to expose side surfaces of the protrusion, and
wherein the second information storage portion is formed on a bottom surface of the trench.

US Pat. No. 9,123,164

3D IMAGE ACQUISITION APPARATUS AND METHOD OF EXTRACTING DEPTH INFORMATION IN 3D IMAGE ACQUISITION APPARATUS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method for extracting depth information, the method comprising:
sequentially projecting a natural number N respective projection light beams toward an object;
modulating N reflection light beams which are correspondingly reflected from the object by using a light modulation signal;
generating N images by photographing the N reflection light beams;
generating a first weighted image U by performing a first multiplying operation which includes multiplying each respective
one of the N generated images by respective first weights and adding the weighted images resulting from the first multiplying
operation, and generating a second weighted image V by performing a second multiplying operation which includes multiplying
each respective one of the N generated images by respective second weights that are respectively different from the corresponding
first weights and adding the weighted images resulting from the second multiplying operation; and

calculating a distance relating to the object based on a ratio between the first weighted image U and the second weighted
image V by using a look-up table that includes measurement information relating to the N respective projection light beams
and the light modulation signal,

wherein the look-up table comprises at least one of:
a first look-up table which includes information relating to a relationship between a phase delay and an arctangent of the
ratio between the first weighted image U and the second weighted image V;

a second look-up table which includes information relating to a relationship between the distance relating to the object and
the arctangent of the ratio between the first weighted image U and the second weighted image V; and

a third look-up table which includes information relating to a relationship between the distance relating to the object and
the ratio between the first weighted image U and the second weighted image V.

US Pat. No. 9,288,803

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF ACTIVATING/DEACTIVATING SECONDARY CARRIERS IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING CARRIER AGGREGATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
receiving control information including an activation command or a deactivation command of at least one secondary cell in
a first sub-frame from a base station;

performing at least one first operation corresponding to the activation command of the at least one secondary cell in a second
sub-frame, if the control information includes the activation command for the at least one secondary cell; and

performing at least one second operation corresponding to the deactivation command of the at least one secondary cell no later
than the second sub-frame, if the control information includes the deactivation command for the at least one secondary cell.

US Pat. No. 9,276,705

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSPORTING/RECEIVING DATA IN A CDMA MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting data in a mobile communication system, comprising the steps of:
encoding a data bit stream by an encoder;
determining k for each of the bits included in the encoded data bit steam, where k=m mod 4, and m is an index of each of the
bits configured in the encoded data bit stream;

inputting bits corresponding to k=0 or 1 from the encoded data bit stream to a first interleave unit;
inputting bits corresponding to k=2 or 3 from the encoded data bit stream to a second interleave unit;
interleaving the bits corresponding to k=0 or 1 by the first interleave unit to output an n-th bit and an n+1-th bit as a
result of the interleaving by the first interleave unit;

interleaving the bits corresponding to k=2 or 3 by the second interleave unit to output an n+2-th bit and an n+3-th bit, in
order, as a result of the interleaving by the second interleave unit; and

generating a modulation symbol with the n-th bit and the n+1-th bit obtained from the first interleave unit, and with the
n+2-th bit and the n+3-th bit obtained from the second interleave unit, using a high-order modulation scheme.

US Pat. No. 9,044,755

GENE ANALYSIS APPARATUS AND GENE ANALYSIS METHOD USING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A gene analysis apparatus comprising:
a sample preparation chip in which a polymerase chain reaction solution sample is prepared,
a polymerase chain reaction chip in which polymerase chain reaction is performed on the polymerase chain reaction solution
sample, and

a package layer on which the sample preparation chip and the polymerase chain reaction chip are mounted;
wherein the sample preparation chip comprises:
a first metering channel in which a polymerase chain reaction mixture is quantified;
a first channel through which a material flows into a bead chamber;
a bead chamber containing beads and configured to lyse a cell;
a second metering channel in which a cell lysis product supplied from the bead chamber is quantified;
a mixing channel in which materials contained in the first and second metering channels are mixed;
a micropump between the first metering channel and the mixing channel, and between the second metering channel and the mixing
channel; and

a second channel through which a material contained in the mixing channel flows into a channel of the package layer;
and wherein the package layer comprises a channel in which the polymerase chain reaction solution sample flows from the sample
preparation chip to the polymerase chain reaction chip; and the following regions:

a first region for biomaterial sample storage, which connects a sample supply hole in the package layer to the bead chamber
of the sample preparation chip;

a second region for lysis buffer flow, which connects a lysis buffer supply hole in the package layer to the bead chamber
of the sample preparation chip;

a third region for supply of external air, which connects an air supply hole in the package layer to the bead chamber of the
sample preparation chip;

a fourth region for supply of a washing solution, which connects a washing solution supply hole in the package layer to the
bead chamber of the sample preparation chip; and

a fifth region for waste discharge, which connects a waste discharge hole in the package layer to a waste discharge hole in
the sample preparation chip.

US Pat. No. 9,282,929

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING MALIGNANT TUMOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An apparatus for estimating a malignant tumor, the apparatus comprising:
a segmentor configured to segment a first medical image of an object into a first region of interest (ROI) including a mass
and a second medical image of the object into a second ROI including a mass;

an interest region determiner configured to acquire a first matched ROI and a second matched ROI, which is matched to the
first matched ROI based on location information of the first ROI and the second ROI, respectively;

a feature extractor configured to extract similar features indicating a degree of similarity between the first matched ROI
and the second matched ROI, from the first matched ROI and the second matched ROI; and

a classifier configured to generate malignant tumor information indicating whether the mass included in the first matched
ROI and the second matched ROI is the malignant tumor, based on the extracted similar features,

wherein the classifier comprises:
a plurality of first classifiers configured to generate probabilities of accuracy of determination that the mass included
in the first matched ROI and the second matched ROI is the malignant tumor by analyzing each of the similar features; and

a second classifier configured to generate the malignant tumor information by multiplying the probabilities by respective
reliabilities of the plurality of first classifiers as weight.

US Pat. No. 9,282,519

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION OPERATIONS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A communication apparatus in a wireless communication system, the apparatus comprising:
at least one voltage regulator configured to provide a power source;
at least one unit configured to process a Radio Frequency (RF) signal using the power source;
a controller configured to selectively enable the at least one voltage regulator during an active mode of the communication
apparatus; and

at least one capacitor configured to maintain an output voltage of the at least one voltage regulator to be greater than a
predefined value while the at least one voltage regulator is disable,

wherein the controller is configured to:
disable the at least one voltage regulator, and
enable the at least one voltage regulator to charge the at least one capacitor if the output voltage of the at least one voltage
regulator is lowered below a threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,282,490

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING SECURITY IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for performing a security procedure by a mobility management entity (MME) in a mobile communication system, the
method comprising:
receiving, from a terminal, a tracking area update (TAU) request message including a public land mobile network identity (PLMN
ID) after a handover of the terminal;

transmitting, to the terminal, a TAU response message in response to the TAU request message;
comparing the PLMN ID included in the TAU request message with a PLMN ID of a cell; and
transmitting, to the terminal, an authentication request message if the PLMN ID included in the TAU request message is different
from the PLMN ID of the cell and a TAU procedure is complete.

US Pat. No. 9,268,774

STORAGE MEDIUM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD TO AUTHOR AND PLAY INTERACTIVE CONTENT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An interactive content authoring apparatus comprising:
an extensible markup language (XML) decoder configured to decode, at the decoder, a content file so as to extract content
units;

a story-map creator configured to create story map information, at the creator, using the extracted content units;
a processor configured to selectively connect the content units according to the story map information and XML encode the
connected content units, at the processor, to generate interactive content defining a story; and

a display for displaying the generated interactive content to an audience, wherein:
the story map information comprises:
first connection information defining conditional branches among pairs of the content units for selectively connecting the
pairs of content units, and

second connection information defining pre-conditions and post-conditions corresponding to each of the content units for selectively
connecting the pairs of content units, free from dependence on the conditional branches,

the pre-conditions define conditions, for each of the content units, that must be satisfied before the content unit may be
selected according to the second connection information, and

the post-conditions define conditions, for each of the content units, that are satisfied by the content unit, and
each pair of the content units is selectively connected according to the second connection information only when the post-conditions
of a first content unit of the pair are identical to the pre-conditions of a second content unit of the pair,

wherein at least one of conditional branch and pre-conditions and post-conditions comprise conditions related to a state information
about a user, and

wherein the interactive content includes a data structure that comprises the state information about the user and a state
update list which represents a rule to update the state information when conditions related to the state information about
the user are satisfied.

US Pat. No. 9,406,777

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A TRANSISTOR DEVICE

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE) Sa...

1. A method for manufacturing a transistor device comprising a channel layer, said method comprising:
providing a substrate;
epitaxially growing a strained layer on said substrate;
epitaxially growing said channel layer on said epitaxially grown strained layer;
providing a first gate structure on said channel layer;
selectively etching into said channel layer and at least partially in said epitaxially grown strained layer, thereby using
said first gate structure as a mask, and thereby creating a protrusion extending from said substrate, said protrusion comprising
a portion of said channel layer and at least an upper portion of said epitaxially grown strained layer, allowing elastic relaxation
in said portions;

epitaxially growing source and drain structures directly adjacent to said protrusion and at opposed sides of the protrusion;
and

after epitaxially growing said source and drain structures directly adjacent to said protrusion, replacing said first gate
structure by a second gate structure.

US Pat. No. 9,307,557

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DATA FRAME USING CHANNEL BONDING IN WIRELESS LAN

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of transmitting a high throughput (HT) format data frame in a wireless local area network in which HT stations
and legacy stations, coexist, the method comprising:
adding a legacy format physical layer header to the HT format data frame, the legacy format physical layer header comprising
a RATE field value and a LENGTH field value which determined a time period that legacy stations will not transmit data;

transmitting the HT format data frame with the legacy format physical layer header using channel bonding; and
separately broadcasting a control frame, which allows the HT and legacy stations to reset a waiting time for using a medium,
through each of a plurality of channels used in the channel bonding,

wherein, in the transmitting, the HT format data frame is transmitted at a first bandwidth by bonding two channels, each having
a second bandwidth less than the first bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 9,282,559

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCES IN A SINGLE CARRIER-FREQUENCY DIVISION MULTIPLE ACCESS SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting data by a user equipment (UE) in a communication system, the method comprising:
receiving resource information from a node B;
identifying an inter-subframe hopping;
determining a hopping parameter;
determining a mirroring parameter;
determining a resource for data transmission based on the resource information, the hopping parameter, and the mirroring parameter;
and

transmitting the data using the resource for data transmission,
wherein the hopping parameter and the mirroring parameter are determined based on a same hybrid automatic retransmission request
(HARQ) process for a subframe, if the inter-subframe hopping is identified.

US Pat. No. 9,253,502

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CODING VIDEO, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING VIDEO ACCOMPANIED BY INTER PREDICTION USING COLLOCATED IMAGE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An apparatus for video decoding, the apparatus comprising:
a processor which is configured for determining a motion vector predictor of a current block among predictor candidates including
a motion vector predictor candidate according to a collocated block of the current block; and

a memory which is configured for storing a picture reconstructed by inter prediction using the determined motion vector predictor
of the current block,

wherein:
when prediction of the collocated block is available by using a reference list L0 of the collocated block, the processor is
configured for determining the motion vector predictor candidate using an L0 motion vector of the collocated block corresponding
to a reference picture determined from the reference list L0 of the collocated block,

when prediction of the collocated block is available by using a reference list L1 of the collocated block, the processor is
configured for determining the motion vector predictor candidate using an L1 motion vector of the collocated block corresponding
to a reference picture determined from the reference list L1 of the collocated block,

when prediction of the collocated block of the current block is available by using the reference list L0 of the collocated
block and prediction of the collocated block is available by using the reference list L1 of the collocated block, and when
reference pictures of the current block are to be output prior to a current picture including the current block, the processor
is configured for determining the motion vector predictor candidate using a motion vector corresponding to a reference list
of the current block, selected among the L0 motion vector of the collocated block according to the reference list L0 and the
L1 motion vector of the collocated block according to the reference list L1,

wherein the reference list of the current block is at least one of a reference list L0 of the current block and a reference
list L1 of the current block.

US Pat. No. 9,621,738

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING CHARGING BY USING VOLUME INFORMATION OF DATA

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of controlling charging for data requested by a terminal at a core server storing the data and operating between
a policy enforcer and an external network, the method comprising:
receiving a caching operation request for the data from an access server storing the data;
transmitting a policy and charging control (PCC) rule change request to a policy controller;
generating a label packet including identifying information and volume information of the data; and
transmitting, to the access server, the label packet via the policy enforcer, wherein the data is charged by the policy enforcer
based on the volume information included in the label packet, and wherein the data is transmitted to the terminal by the access
server based on the transmitted label packet.

US Pat. No. 9,362,137

PLASMA TREATING APPARATUS, SUBSTRATE TREATING METHOD, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A substrate treating method comprising:
providing a substrate on a platform in a lower portion of an inner space of a process chamber;
directing a first process gas upward from a first nozzle formed at an inner wall of the process chamber into an upper portion
of the inner space, the first process gas being an inert gas and wherein the first nozzle is an obliquely upward-oriented
nozzle structured to direct the first process gas upward;

directing a second process gas downward from a second nozzle formed at a inner wall of the process chamber into a lower portion
of the inner space, the second process gas being hydrogen gas and wherein the second nozzle is an obliquely downward-oriented
nozzle structured to direct the second process gas downward; and

applying a microwave to the upper portion of the inner space to excite the first process gas and the second process gas into
plasma, and then processing the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,313,918

COOLING DEVICE FOR ELECTRONIC MACHINE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A cooling device for an electronic machine comprising:
an airflow channel through which external air passes;
an air inlet duct through which external air is introduced and configured to guide the introduced external air in a first
direction, the air inlet duct being disposed at an upper front portion of the airflow channel and extending perpendicular
to the airflow channel;

a blower fan disposed in the air inlet duct to draw in external air through the air inlet duct;
an air outlet duct disposed at a lower portion of the airflow channel to discharge air having passed through the airflow channel
to outside and configured to guide the air in a second direction opposite to the first direction; and

a heat-radiating unit disposed to a rear portion of a circuit board mounted with electronic components on a front surface
thereof to absorb heat generated from the circuit board, the heat-radiating unit being located, apart from the blower fan,
in a passage of the airflow channel.

US Pat. No. 9,203,681

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING SOFT DEMAPPING IN ROTATED QUADRATURE AMPLITUDE MODULATION (QAM) BASED COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of performing a soft demapping, the method comprising: obtaining a signal from a symbol representing bits that
is transmitted from a transmitter; calculating a gradient of a reference line in a constellation for a bit based on a rotation
angle and a channel state of the constellation; selecting a candidate for each of lines that corresponds to a logic value
of the bit from constellation points comprised in the constellation based on the signal and the gradient of the reference
line; and calculating a log-likelihood ratio (LLR) of the bit based on the signal and the selected candidate for each of the
lines, wherein the selecting of the candidate for each of the lines comprises: calculating coordinates of intersecting points
between the reference line and the lines, the reference line crossing the signal; and selecting constellation points based
on the coordinates of the intersecting points.

US Pat. No. 9,088,302

LOW-DENSITY PARITY-CHECK CODE DECODER AND DECODING METHOD

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A decoding method for a low-density parity-check (LDPC) code decoder, the decoding method comprising:
calculating a message of a variable node (V-node) corresponding to a current layer using log-likelihood ratio (LLR) data of
a channel corresponding to a previous layer;

calculating a message of a check node (C-node) of the current layer using messages of V-nodes associated with the C-node of
the current layer; and

calculating LLR data of a channel using the message of the V-node and the message of the C-node,
wherein the calculating of the message of the V-node, the calculating of the message of the C-node, and the calculating of
the LLR data of the channel, for each of a plurality of layers, are repeatedly performed.

US Pat. No. 9,544,999

TRANSPARENT ELECTRODES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A transparent electrode comprising
a substrate;
an electrically conductive layer disposed on the substrate and including a plurality of nano-sized conductors; and
an organic/inorganic composite layer directly disposed on the electrically conductive layer and including a cross-linked polymer
and nano-sized inorganic oxide particles,

wherein the nano-sized inorganic oxide particles are included in an amount of greater than or equal to about 1 part by weight
and less than about 35 parts by weight, relative to 100 parts by weight of the cross-linked polymer.

US Pat. No. 9,413,617

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REMOTE CONTROL BETWEEN MOBILE DEVICES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for executing a command of a help-requesting device, the method comprising:
determining whether a help request signal is input;
determining whether an incoming call is not received more than a preset number of incoming call times when the help request
signal is not input;

transmitting a help request message to a control device through a server when it is determined that the incoming call is not
received more than the preset number of incoming call times;

receiving a control command for controlling the help-requesting device from the control device through the server;
identifying a type of the control command based on a standardized control command list, each control command included in the
standardized control command list corresponding to at least one device operation;

executing the control command based on a result of the identification; and
transmitting execution result data to the control device,
wherein the control command comprises at least one of a recorder driving command, a camera driving command, and a location
information acquisition command.

US Pat. No. 9,301,435

DISPLAY APPARATUS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display apparatus comprising:
a liquid crystal module comprising a liquid crystal panel which displays an image;
at least one circuit board, disposed at a rear side of the liquid crystal module, which controls an operation of the liquid
crystal panel;

a case which accommodates the liquid crystal module and the at least one circuit board, such that the liquid crystal module
and the at least one circuit board are sealed within a main chamber formed by the case;

a frame, disposed in the main chamber, which divides the main chamber into a first chamber and a second chamber; and
a blower fan disposed on the frame, which allows gas to circulate between the first chamber and the second chamber,
wherein the frame comprises a substrate mounting part which contacts a rear surface of the liquid crystal module, wherein
the substrate mounting part comprises at least one opening that exposes the rear surface of the liquid crystal module within
the first chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,264,620

IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROPOSING COMPOSITION BASED PERSON

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An image photographing apparatus for proposing a human composition, the apparatus comprising:
an obtainment unit to obtain an image having at least one frame;
a decision unit to determine optimal composition information based on feature information that is detected from the image
in association with a detected human region, including a face region; and

a control unit to control a photographing parameter based on the optimal composition information,
wherein the decision unit determines a shot type of the image based on a result of a comparison between a size of the detected
human region and a size of a detected background region, wherein the shot type indicating a type of a shot represented in
the image,

wherein the decision unit determines the optimal composition information based on the shot type,
wherein the decision unit extracts divided lines in the image, and determines the optimal composition information so that
one of the detected human region and an eye region included in the face region is disposed on at least one of the divided
lines,

wherein the decision unit determines at least one of zoom information and location movement information based on the determined
shot type, and

wherein the control unit controls the photographing parameter based on the at least one of zoom information and location movement
information.

US Pat. No. 9,526,106

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DATA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting data by a base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
transmitting, to a central coordinator controlling the base station and adjacent base stations, a response signal for downlink
data and channel state information received from a user equipment;

receiving scheduling information from the central coordinator, the scheduling information comprising information on an interference
control mode;

determining the interference control mode at a time when the downlink data is transmitted, based on the scheduling information;
and

transmitting data to the user equipment by using a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) level determined based on the interference
control mode,

wherein the interference control mode indicating whether downlink data transmission of each of the adjacent base stations
and the base station is controlled when the downlink data is transmitted to the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,439,156

MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING IMAGE USING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for reporting power headroom by a terminal in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:
receiving information indicating a first power headroom report (PHR) format;
determining whether a PHR is triggered; and
transmitting a maximum transmit power (PCMAX) and a power headroom (PH) associated with at least one activated carrier in the PHR using the first PHR format, the PH being
obtained based on the PCMAX.

US Pat. No. 9,258,131

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING OPERATIONS OF DEVICES BASED ON INFORMATION REGARDING POWER CONSUMPTION OF THE DEVICES

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of controlling operations of a participating controlled device in a network that includes a control device and
at least one participating controlled device, the method comprising:
receiving operation limiting information from the participating controlled device from among the at least one participating
controlled device, the operation limiting information comprising a plurality of combinations of allowed operations from among
operations that the participating controlled device is capable of performing, a plurality of amounts of power consumption
to perform the plurality of combinations of allowed operations, a plurality of minimum operating times to perform the plurality
of combinations of allowed operations, and a plurality of power consumption levels that represent relative amounts of power
consumption of the plurality of combinations of allowed operations respectively;

setting a power consumption level corresponding to the participating controlled device, from among the plurality of power
consumption levels, based on information regarding time-based price and the operation limiting information; and

controlling the operations of the participating controlled device based on the set power consumption level.

US Pat. No. 9,473,872

SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICES MANAGEMENT SETTING CONTROL

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for configuring a mobile terminal by a network node in a mobile wireless communications network, the method comprising:
configuring first setting information for the mobile terminal indicating whether first setting control information for supplementary
services management is to be transmitted through an interne protocol multimedia subsystem (IMS) network between the mobile
terminal and an application server, wherein the first setting control information originates from the mobile terminal; and

transmitting the first setting information for the mobile terminal from a network node to the mobile terminal,
wherein the first setting information for the mobile terminal instructs the mobile terminal to modify a first configuration
parameter in a first managed object (MO) stored at the mobile terminal to indicate whether the first setting control information
for supplementary services management is to be transmitted through the IMS network.

US Pat. No. 9,301,417

SEALING MATERIAL, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE DISPLAY DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A sealing material comprising a metallic glass, the metallic glass being an amorphous alloy having a random atomic structure
and including a plurality of metals.

US Pat. No. 9,295,074

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, ERROR RECOVERY AND BACKOFF OPERATION OF UPLINK MULTI-USER MULTIPLE-INPUT-MULTIPLE-OUTPUT COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

24. A wireless access point, comprising:
a Physical Layer (PHY) for wireless communication over a wireless communication channel; and
a Media Access Control (MAC) layer configured to manage simultaneous transmissions to the access point on multiple uplink
(UL) spatial streams during a multi-user transmission opportunity period over the wireless communication channel,

wherein the wireless access point (AP) is configured to determine if UL frames are received correctly and to receive communications
based on error recovery and backoff processing upon loss of communication information based on frame type, the frame type
comprises an uplink transmission request (UTR) frame or an uplink transmission indication (UTI) control frame, and the backoff
processing comprises the AP to increase a contention window (CW) or to transmit an additional UTI or UTR frame.

US Pat. No. 9,244,173

DETERMINING CONTEXT OF A MOBILE COMPUTER

Samsung Electronics Co. L...

1. A mobile computer comprising:
a processor, of the mobile computer, configured to determine whether the mobile computer is located in a vehicle or a conveyance
based on a measured distance from the mobile computer to a fixed part of the vehicle or the conveyance and satellite related
positioning information; and

a transceiver configured to receive a notification related to an advertisement, wherein the notification is received based
on the determination.

US Pat. No. 9,510,305

POWER HEADROOM REPORT METHOD AND APPARATUS OF UE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:
determining that a power headroom report (PHR) is triggered;
identifying whether an extended PHR is configured; and
generating an extended power headroom (PH) medium access control (MAC) control element (CE) including a first field and a
second field if the extended PHR is configured,

wherein the first field indicates whether power backoff is applied due to power management and the second field indicates
whether a PH value is based on a real transmission, and

wherein the first field corresponds to a first bit of an octet including the PH in the extended PHR MAC CE.

US Pat. No. 9,268,525

BIT STREAM PROCESSING DEVICE FOR PIPE-LINED DECODING AND MULTIMEDIA DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A bit stream processing device comprising:
a virtual division memory divided into a plurality of group memory regions, the virtual division memory configured to store
each one of a plurality of stream groups in a frame image in a corresponding one of the group memory regions, the stream groups
in the frame image being included in an input bit stream and configured to output a memory bit stream;

a stream shift buffer configured to:
receive and store the memory bit stream and to output a buffer bit stream,
provide a buffer pointer indicating a position of valid data among buffered data stored in the stream shift buffer,
decrease the buffer pointer as a bit number of the memory bit stream is received from the virtual division memory, and
increase the buffer pointer as a bit number of the buffer stream is output to the decoder circuit;
a decoder circuit configured to perform a decoding operation on the buffer bit stream from the stream shift buffer; and
a controller configured to control operations of the virtual division memory, the stream shift buffer, and the decoder circuit,
wherein each of a plurality of write pointers and each of a plurality of read pointers correspond to each one of the group
memory regions, and the controller is configured to:

generate a write control signal based on the write pointer corresponding to the group memory region in which the received
stream group is stored,

update the write pointer corresponding to the group memory region in which the received stream group is stored when a write
operation is performed,

generate a read control signal based on the read pointer corresponding to the group memory region from which the memory bit
stream is output, and

update the read pointer corresponding to the group memory region from which the memory bit stream is output when a read operation
is performed, and

wherein when a stream group in the frame image that is currently being decoded by the decoder circuit is changed from one
stream group to another stream group in the frame image, the controller is configured to:

store a current state of the stream shift buffer as backup information of the one stream group, and
restore a state of the steam shift buffer to a previous state corresponding to the other stream group based on the backup
information of the other stream group that was previously stored in the controller.

US Pat. No. 9,204,307

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SWITCHING OPERATIONAL MODES IN A COGNITIVE RADIO SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An operation method of a source base station in a Cognitive Radio (CR) system, the operation method comprising:
occupying at least one channel in a first mode based on an operation channel and a backup channel of a neighbor cell;
selecting at least one channel for a second mode when there is no channel to be occupied; and
occupying available frames among frames of the selected at least one channel in the second mode based on a frame request,
wherein the backup channel comprises a channel for channel switching in which a target base station releases the operation
channel and replaces the released operation channel with the backup channel, if the source base station transmits a channel
request to the target base station,

wherein the first mode comprises a mode in which a plurality of frames of any channel is occupied by one base station, and
wherein the second mode comprises a mode in which a plurality of frames of any channel is shared by at least two base stations.

US Pat. No. 9,117,266

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMICALLY VISUALIZING A COLLECTION OF IMAGES IN THE FORM OF A COLLAGE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of dynamically visualizing a collection of images in the form of a collage, the method comprising:
setting parameters of dynamic visualization relating to a collage including a decorative element;
receiving an image from the collection of the images;
analyzing a distribution of colors in the received image and the collage;
changing the decorative element according to the distribution of colors in the received image and the collage; and
generating a sequence of frames including the changed decorative element within the collage,
wherein the decorative element is separated from the received image.

US Pat. No. 9,231,738

COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR RELAY NODE AND NEXT NODE OF THE RELAY NODE FOR NETWORK CODING

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

6. A communication method of a relay node for network coding, the method comprising:
determining one of a plurality of nodes included in a mesh network to be a relay node to perform network coding;
receiving a packet from a previous node that is to be subsequently transmitted to a next node, and receiving an acknowledgement
from a second next node indicating that the packet transmitted by the previous node and subsequently intended for the next
node was overheard by the second next node, in response to the second next node overhearing the packet and verifying a sender
address of the packet corresponds to the previous node;

determining, by the relay node, that the second next node is a node on a path from the relay node that is capable of participating
in the network coding based on an acknowledgement transmitted by the second next mode; and

performing, by the relay node, the network coding on the overheard packet received by the second next node based on the acknowledgement
received from the second next node,

wherein the determining of the relay node comprises:
determining whether at least two unicast sessions are executed in one of the plurality of nodes; and
determining, as the relay node, the one node in which the at least two unicast sessions are executed,
wherein the method further comprising:
determining whether an execution state of the at least two unicast sessions is changed; and
changing the second next node on the path from the relay node that is capable of participating in the network coding, or terminating
the network coding in response to the execution state of the at least two unicast sessions being changed, and

wherein the determining whether the execution state is changed comprises:
determining whether the at least two unicast sessions passing through the relay node remain;
requesting nodes of which the at least two unicast sessions are terminated among the next nodes of the relay node to suspend
overhearing, based on the remaining at least two at least two unicast sessions;

updating the previous nodes of the relay node and the next nodes of the relay node based on the remaining at least two unicast
sessions; and

performing the network coding using packets overheard by the updated next nodes of the relay node.

US Pat. No. 9,437,681

DUAL CHANNEL FINFET CMOS DEVICE WITH COMMON STRAIN-RELAXED BUFFER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THEREOF

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE) Sa...

1. A CMOS device comprising
a semiconductor substrate,
a patterned strain-relaxed buffer layer of fins comprising silicon germanium (SiGe) on the semiconductor substrate;
on the patterned strain-relaxed buffer layer, an nFinFET having an n-channel region and a pFinFET having a p-channel region,
both channel regions isolated from each other by an isolation region and comprising germanium (Ge) whereby the concentration
of Ge in the channel regions is higher than the concentration of Ge in the strain-relaxed buffer layer;

source/drain regions comprising SiGe for the nFinFET; and
source/drain regions comprising Ge for the pFiNFET.

US Pat. No. 9,285,990

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING KEYPAD VIA VARIOUS TYPES OF GESTURES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for displaying a keypad on a mobile device, the method comprising:
receiving one or more gestures for a keypad calling command; and
displaying one or more keypad blocks on the screen of the mobile device based on a track of one or more drag gestures that
are input and a location where the one or more drag gestures are released,

wherein the orientation of the displayed keypad blocks depends upon the track of the one or more drag gestures.

US Pat. No. 9,485,729

SELECTING A TRANSMISSION POLICY AND TRANSMITTING INFORMATION TO A WEARABLE DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for operating an aggregator to transmit information to a wearable device, the method comprising:
receiving information from at least one data source;
selecting a transmission policy according to which the information is to be transmitted to the wearable device based on preference
settings of the wearable device; and

transmitting the information to the wearable device according to the selected transmission policy,
wherein the selected transmission policy includes aggregating applicable received information and transmitting the applicable
received information upon detection of a change in context in which the wearable device operates.

US Pat. No. 9,332,228

CONTENT PROVISION APPARATUS AND METHOD

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A content provision apparatus comprising:
a message reception module configured to selectively receive an advertising content request message, the advertising content
request message comprising a transmission time of the advertising content request message and information corresponding to
a broadcast channel of broadcasting content, the advertising content request message being received from a display apparatus
which is displaying the broadcast content;

a content extraction module configured to extract advertising content associated with the broadcast content based on the broadcast
channel corresponding to the information included in the advertising content request message and the transmission time of
the advertising content request message; and

a communication module configured to transmit the extracted advertising content,
wherein the advertising content is directly uploaded to the content provision apparatus by an advertiser of the advertising
content, and the advertising content is associated with the broadcast content selected by the advertiser, and

wherein in the requesting of the advertising content associated with the broadcast content, the advertising content associated
with the broadcast content is selectively requested during playback of the broadcast content.

US Pat. No. 9,280,210

OPTICAL INPUT APPARATUS WHEREIN LIGHT SOURCES SELECTIVELY EMIT LIGHT AS THE APPARATUS IS INCLINED

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An optical input apparatus comprising:
a body including an image sensor;
a plurality of light sources provided on the body to emit light; and
a controller configured to control the plurality of light sources based on a pattern detected by the image sensor,
wherein the plurality of light sources selectively emit light according to a generation of a local saturation of light received
by the image sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,275,314

IMAGING FORMING APPARATUS AND METHOD THAT ADJUSTS AN XPS FILE TO THE OUTPUTTED PAPER SIZE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An image forming apparatus, comprising:
a communication interface unit to receive an XML paper specification (XPS) file;
an XPS file processing unit to convert the XPS file into an output data corresponding to printing paper to print the XPS file
based on information regarding the height and width of a FixedPage in the XPS file; and

a control unit to control the image forming apparatus to print the output data,
wherein the XPS file Processing unit comprises a determination unit to determine if a printing paper option is set for the
XPS file.

US Pat. No. 9,564,142

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING NOISE SIGNAL

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of filling noise in a decoding apparatus, the method comprising:
generating noise components using a noise level; and
adding, performed by using at least one processing device, the noise components to spectrum components quantized to zero in
an audio signal, to obtain a noise-filled spectrum of the audio signal,

wherein the adding of noise components comprises adding the noise components to the spectrum components quantized to zero
for a specific frequency region of the audio signal.

US Pat. No. 9,497,782

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING DATA ON MULTIPLE CARRIERS IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
receiving a system information block including information associated with a mobility state;
determining a first mobility state of the terminal based on the information in an idle mode;
transmitting a random access preamble to a base station;
receiving a random access response from the base station;
after receiving the random access response, transmitting a first control message including the determined first mobility state
and information related to a changed cell to the base station prior to the terminal entering a radio resource control (RRC)
connected state;

receiving a second control message requesting a second mobility state; and
in response to receiving the second control message, transmitting a third control message including the second mobility state
which is different from the first mobility state.

US Pat. No. 9,426,818

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING COORDINATED MULTI-POINT TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An operating method of a base station for a Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) transmission in a wireless communication system,
the method comprising:
receiving, from a terminal, a sounding reference signal (SRS) generated by using a cell identifier (ID);
measuring, if the cell ID is identical to a cell ID for the CoMP transmission, a channel quality between the base station
and the terminal based on the SRS; and

transmitting, to the terminal, if the channel quality is greater than a designated value, a notification message informing
that the base station participates in the CoMP transmission for the terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,281,072

FLASH MEMORY DEVICE AND FLASH MEMORY SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A nonvolatile memory device comprising:
a nonvolatile memory cell array;
an x-selector configured to select a plurality of memory cells among the nonvolatile memory cell array based on an address;
and

a page buffer configured to read user data from the plurality of memory cells,
a peripheral circuit configured to receive a command, to select one of a single data rate (SDR) mode and a double data rate
(DDR) mode in response to the command, and to receive a first signal toggling between a high level and a low level;

wherein, in the SDR mode, when data is output in synchronization with the first signal, the data is maintained with the same
value at a rising edge and a falling edge of each of a plurality of periods of the first signal during a data output cycle,

in the DDR mode, the data is output in synchronization with both the rising edge and the falling edge of the first signal
during the data output cycle,

the peripheral circuit is configured to output identification data only in the SDR mode,
the peripheral circuit is configured to output the user data in both the SDR mode and the DDR mode, and
the identification data includes at least one of a maker code, a device code, a page size and a block size of the nonvolatile
memory device.

US Pat. No. 9,280,182

CHIP ON FILM PACKAGE AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A chip on film package, comprising:
a flexible base film having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other that includes at least one through
hole therein;

a plurality of wirings disposed on the first surface and the second surface of the base film, respectively, that include a
first lead and a second lead connected to each other through the through hole; and

a display panel driving chip and a touch panel sensor chip, each mounted on any one of the first surface and the second surface
of the base film, wherein at least one of the display panel driving chip and the touch panel sensor chip is electrically connected
to the first and second leads.

US Pat. No. 9,503,492

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING QUALITY OF MULTIMEDIA STREAMING SERVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for receiving a multimedia streaming service, comprising:
receiving, by a client from a server, a media presentation description (MPD) including segment information;
transmitting, by the client to the server, a partial request message requesting a part of media data associated with a byte
range specified by the MPD;

receiving, by the client from the server, at least one segment containing the part of the media data in response to the partial
request message, wherein each of the at least one segment includes segment index information including information indicating
a corresponding byte range occupied by each of at least one fragment included in one of the at least one segment, and fragment
index information for accessing different levels of a plurality of subfragments included in the at least one fragment, and
wherein the fragment index information includes information about a total size of the plurality of the subfragments; and

accessing, by the client, at least one subfragment from the plurality of subfragments of a level using the fragment index
information, and decoding the at least one subfragment for playback.

US Pat. No. 9,389,881

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING COMBINED USER INTERFACE FROM A PLURALITY OF SERVERS TO ENABLE USER DEVICE CONTROL

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of generating a user interface (UI) by a client, the method comprising:
receiving a plurality of UIs, each UI being encoded in a multimedia format and independently received at the client from plural
servers; and

generating, by the client, a combined UI by combining the received plurality of UIs, based on preference of the client and
the received plurality of UIs,

wherein, the plurality of UIs are also displayed on a different client.

US Pat. No. 9,609,679

WIRELESS LOCAL AREA COMMUNICATION METHOD AND TERMINAL SUPPORTING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

19. A terminal comprising:
a display unit which displays an application screen having at least one icon for executing function;
a control unit which detects a touch input for selecting an icon associated with a content to be received from an external
terminal, and controls to display at least one identifier, wherein the at least one identifier was broadcast by the external
terminal; and

a wireless communication unit which, under control of the control unit, receives at least one content from the external terminal
corresponding to a selected identifier, upon detection of a touch input for selecting the identifier.

US Pat. No. 9,554,467

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A printed circuit board, comprising:
a first conductive layer including a recessed portion, a protruding portion disposed at a higher level than that of the recessed
portion, and a connecting portion connecting the recessed portion with the protruding portion;

a second conductive layer disposed above the recessed portion of the first conductive layer;
a core layer disposed between the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer;
an upper solder resist layer disposed on the second conductive layer, wherein the upper solder resist layer exposes at least
a portion of the protruding portion; and

a lower solder resist layer disposed below the first conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 9,319,728

DISPLAY APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR SELECTING AND DISPLAYING RELATED IMAGE CONTENT OF PRIMARY IMAGE CONTENT

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

16. A method of controlling a television, the method comprising:
displaying information indicating the primary image content;
selecting the displayed information indicating the primary image content, and playing back the primary image content;
in response to receiving a first command while the primary image content is being played, displaying a user interface (UI)
of information indicating a plurality of secondary image content related to the primary image content over the primary image
content which is being played; and

in response to receiving a second command to select one of the plurality of secondary image content, playing the selected
one of the plurality of secondary image content.

US Pat. No. 9,282,547

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCES OF A CONTROL CHANNEL IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING ORTHOGONAL FREQUENCY DIVISION MULTIPLEXING

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for wireless communication, the method comprising:
mapping control symbols to a plurality of resource element groups (REGs) which is not assigned to a physical channel format
indication channel (PCFICH) or a physical hybrid automatic repeat request indicator channel (PHICH), the REGs are allocated
based on a time first manner; and

transmitting the mapped control symbols on a packet dedicated control channel (PDCCH),
wherein a number of a plurality of resource elements (REs) in each of the REGs depends on an index of an orthogonal frequency
division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol and a number of configured reference signals.

US Pat. No. 9,183,627

MEDICAL IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A medical imaging apparatus comprising:
a scanner configured to obtain projection data of an object;
a three-dimensional restoring module configured to restore a volume of the object based on the projection data;
a volume segmentation module configured to segment a plurality of material volumes corresponding to a plurality of materials
included in the object based on the volume of the object;

a reprojection module configured to generate a plurality of reprojection images according to the plurality of materials by
reprojecting the plurality of material volumes from a plurality of virtual viewpoints; and

an image fusion module configured to generate a plurality of fusion images according to the plurality of virtual viewpoints,
each of the plurality of fusion images being generated by fusing reprojection images obtained from the same virtual viewpoint.

US Pat. No. 9,544,985

APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An apparatus for generating extreme ultraviolet light, the apparatus comprising:
a collector mirror unit;
a gas supply unit configured to supply a processing gas to the collector mirror unit;
a gas supply nozzle arranged in at least one area of the collector mirror unit and configured to supply the processing gas
to a surface of the collector mirror unit to remove contamination from the surface of the collector mirror unit;

a sensing unit configured to measure a contamination level of the surface of the collector mirror unit; and
a controller configured to adjust a shape of a spray hole of the gas supply nozzle based on a result of measuring the contamination
level by the sensing unit,

wherein the shape of the spray hole is changed according to a control operation of the controller.

US Pat. No. 9,456,796

X-RAY IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An X-ray imaging apparatus comprising:
an X-ray generator configured to radiate first-energy X-rays toward an object;
an X-ray detector configured to detect the first-energy X-rays which propagate through the object;
an image processor configured to generate a first object image which corresponds to the detected first-energy X-rays and to
estimate a second object image which corresponds to second-energy X-rays based on the generated first object image; and

a controller configured to control the image processor to repeatedly estimate the second object image by controlling the X-ray
generator to repeatedly radiate the first-energy X-rays toward the object.

US Pat. No. 9,420,597

SCHEDULING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USE IN D2D COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A scheduling method of a node in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
acquiring a first data rate on a first link in consideration of interference occurring if a second link is established;
acquiring a second data rate on the first link without consideration of the second link;
acquiring, if the second link is established, a third data rate on the second link;
determining whether to establish the second link based on the first data rate, second data rate, and third data rate; and
performing a scheduling for at least one of the first link or the second link based on a result of the determination.

US Pat. No. 9,285,953

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INPUTTING CHARACTERS THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display apparatus comprising:
a display which displays an input user interface (UI) comprising a plurality of character items;
an inputter configured to receive a command to select one of the plurality of character items; and
a controller configured to determine at least one recommended character item associated with a first character item, if the
first character item is selected from among the plurality of character items,

wherein the at least one recommended character item is displayed to partially overlap with the first character item and character
items adjacent to the first character item, and

wherein, upon a condition that a recommended character determined for the first character item is a same character as a character
included in a character item located within a predetermined distance from the first character item, the controller changes
the recommended character.

US Pat. No. 9,177,569

APPARATUS, MEDIUM AND METHOD TO ENCODE AND DECODE HIGH FREQUENCY SIGNAL

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A high band signal decoding apparatus comprising:
a high band signal generating unit to generate a high band signal by using a decoded low band signal;
a noise generation unit to generate a noise signal based on an extent of voicing in the decoded low band signal; and
a noise addition unit to add the noise signal to the high band signal.

US Pat. No. 9,462,501

METHOD OF ANONYMOUSLY REPORTING MINIMIZATION OF DRIVE TEST MEASUREMENTS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for reporting minimization of drive test (MDT) measurements by a base station, the method comprising:
determining whether anonymization of MDT data is based on a type allocation code (TAC);
generating a cell traffic trace message based on the determination; and
transmitting, to a mobility management entity (MME), the generated cell traffic trace message,
wherein the TAC of a terminal is transmitted by the MME to a trace collection entity (TCE) if the anonymization of the MDT
data is based on the TAC, and

wherein the cell traffic trace message includes a S1 AP ID identifying the terminal in the MME.

US Pat. No. 9,418,204

BIOINFORMATICS SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE WITH DATA AND PROCESS INTEGRATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A computer-implemented bioinformatics system comprising: a user interface hardware module for receiving a search query
from a user and for providing processed results to the user, wherein the search query comprises user selected data type information,
user selected data source information, and user specified query parameters, in addition to the data type and data source information;
and
an application host that interfaces said user interface hardware module with:
a search engine module that searches a structured database and an unstructured database using said search query to obtain
search results, and

a plurality of informatics tools at least one of which processes said search results to provide processed results.

US Pat. No. 9,379,404

ELECTROLYTE MEMBRANE FOR FUEL CELL, ELECTRODE FOR FUEL CELL, AND FUEL CELL EMPLOYING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electrolyte membrane for a fuel cell, comprising:
an inorganic ionic conductor comprising a trivalent metal element, a pentavalent metal element, phosphorus, and oxygen; and
a polymer wherein the inorganic ionic conductor is represented by Formula 4:

A0.5-xB0.5-yP2O7  Formula 4

wherein, in Formula 4,
A is the trivalent metal element;
B is the pentavalent metal element;
x is a number from 0 to 0.45; and
y is a number from 0 to 0.45.

US Pat. No. 9,295,161

METHOD OF FORMING ELECTRIC WIRING USING INKJET PRINTING AND INKJET PRINTING APPARATUS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of forming an electric wiring, the method comprising:
forming a trench on a substrate;
ejecting first ink and second ink into the trench, the first ink containing a first solvent and the second ink containing
a conductive material and a second solvent; and

heating the substrate to sinter the second ink such that,
a tunnel is formed in a lower portion of the trench by evaporation of the first ink, and the conductive material forms the
electric wiring in an upper portion of the trench, and

wherein the first solvent of the first ink is immiscible with the second solvent of the second ink, and
wherein the ejecting of the first ink and the second ink comprises ejecting the first ink in the trench, and ejecting the
second ink on the first ink.

US Pat. No. 9,222,846

TACTILE SENSOR

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A tactile sensor comprising:
a first substrate including a plurality of first electrodes;
a second substrate including a plurality of second electrodes corresponding to the plurality of first electrodes; and
a dielectric substance disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate,
wherein a second electrode corresponding to any one of the first electrodes is offset from the any one of the first electrodes
in one direction while a second electrode corresponding to another first electrode neighboring the any one of the first electrodes
is offset from the another first electrode in a different direction.

US Pat. No. 9,408,225

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COOPERATIVE SCHEDULING USING INTERFERENCE BETWEEN MULTIPLE POINTS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for a cooperative scheduling using interference between multiple points, the method comprising:
identifying adjacent links which interfere with each other;
setting, based on the adjacent links, a cooperation set comprising cooperation links, wherein the cooperation links comprise
a first link between a first set of nodes and a second link between a second set of nodes that function together to be cooperatively
scheduled as the cooperation set,

wherein cooperative scheduling refers to links that transmit signals by sharing a resource without damaging or negatively
affecting each other due to interference occurring when a terminal reuses a resource;

generating, based on the cooperation set, a cooperation session map comprising information about multi-hop cooperation links,
wherein a cooperation session map defines at least one cooperation link selected from at least one cooperation set for each
session of a network, indicates whether cooperation is performed between links based on the cooperation set, and defines the
cooperation link selected from the cooperation set based on the information obtained from the cooperation map table; and

determining a cooperation group of cooperation links to be scheduled simultaneously using the cooperation session map,
receiving, from a network layer of each of the cooperation links, session information including routing information and quality
of service (QoS) information.

US Pat. No. 9,392,670

WHITE LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND WHITE LIGHT SOURCE MODULE USING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method for manufacturing a white light source module, the method comprising:
disposing a blue LED chip on a substrate, the blue LED chip having a full width at half-maximum (FWHM) of 10 to 30 nm;
selecting a red phosphor having a FWHM of 50 to 200 nm and such that red light emitted from the white light source module
has a color coordinate falling within a space defined by four coordinate points (0.5448, 0.4544), (0.7079, 0.2920), (0.6427,
0.2905), and (0.4794, 0.4633) based on CIE 1931 color chromaticity diagram,

wherein the red phosphor is at least one selected from the group consisting of: CaAlSiN3:Eu and Ca2Si5N8:Eu;

selecting a green phosphor having a FWHM of 30 to 100 nm and such that green light emitted from the white light source module
has a color coordinate falling within a space defined by four coordinate points (0.1270, 0.8037), (0.4117, 0.5861), (0.4197,
0.5316), and (0.2555, 0.5030) based on the CIE 1931 color chromaticity diagram; and

disposing a mixture of the red phosphor and the green phosphor around the blue LED chip, wherein the red phosphor and the
green phosphor are excited by light emitted from the blue LED chip and emit red light and green light, respectively, and the
blue LED chip in combination with the red phosphor and the green phosphor emit white light.

US Pat. No. 9,354,604

OPTICALLY ADDRESSABLE SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATOR DIVIDED INTO PLURALITY OF SEGMENTS, AND HOLOGRAPHIC THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD USING THE LIGHT MODULATOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An optically addressable spatial light modulator (OASLM) comprising:
a plurality of light modulation segments arranged in a two-dimensional (2D) array;
a plurality of gaps disposed among the plurality of segments;
a plurality of first independent transparent electrodes, wherein each of the plurality of light modulation segments comprises
one of the plurality of first independent transparent electrodes in a one-to-one relationship;

a plurality of second independent transparent electrodes, wherein each of the plurality of light modulation segments comprises
one of the plurality of second independent transparent electrodes in a one-to-one relationship;

a plurality of first independent interconnections, each of the plurality of first independent interconnections connected to
one of the plurality of first independent transparent electrodes in a one-to-one relationship; and

a plurality of second independent interconnections, each of the plurality of second independent interconnections connected
to one of the plurality of second independent transparent electrodes in a one-to-one relationship, such that each of the plurality
of segments can be turned on and off independently of any other of the plurality of segments.

US Pat. No. 9,163,929

TOMOGRAPHIC IMAGE GENERATION APPARATUS HAVING MODULATION AND CORRECTION DEVICE AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A tomographic image generation apparatus comprising:
a light source unit configured to emit light to be used for scanning an object;
an optical control unit configured to control a direction of propagation of light;
an optical coupler configured to divide and combine incident light;
a plurality of optical systems optically connected to the optical coupler; and
a modulation and correction device comprising an optical modulator and configured to modulate and correct the light to be
used for scanning the object;

wherein in the optical modulator, a reflection region of light that enters from the optical coupler is different from a reflection
region of light that enters from the object.

US Pat. No. 9,479,972

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING VOICE CALL IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND SYSTEM THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method, performed by an evolved node B (eNB), for providing a voice call service to a user equipment (UE) in a mobile
communication system, the method comprising:
receiving, from a mobile management entity (MME), a first message for paging to provide the voice call service to the UE;
and

sending, to the MME, a second message including a cause associated with a domain change from a packet switching (PS) domain
to a circuit switching (CS) domain,

wherein, if the MME receives the second message, a third message for requesting suspension of a bearer to provide a service
for the UE is sent to a gateway in the PS domain.

US Pat. No. 9,451,564

POWER HEADROOM REPORT METHOD AND APPARATUS OF UE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:
determining whether power backoff is applied due to power management if a power headroom report (PHR) is triggered;
identifying whether an extended PHR is configured;
generating an extended power headroom (PH) medium access control (MAC) control element (CE) if the extended PHR is configured;
and

transmitting the extended PH MAC CE to a base station,
wherein a first bit of an octet containing PH field in the extended PH MAC CE is set based on the determination.

US Pat. No. 9,439,286

CONNECTING DEVICE FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENT OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A connecting device to connect an electronic component within an electronic device to another connection point, comprising:
at least one conducting wire extending from the electronic component;
a board connected to an end of the at least one conducting wire;
at least one connecting member provided on a first surface of the board and electrically coupled to the at least one conducting
wire; and

at least one pad provided on a second surface of the board opposite to the first surface,
wherein the board is affixed such that the at least one connecting member faces the connecting point, and
wherein the end of the at least one conducting wire is fixed to the at least one pad.

US Pat. No. 9,426,766

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ESTABLISHING SYNCHRONIZATION AND TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING SIGNAL IN BEAMFORMING SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of communicating with a base station by a mobile station in a communication system, the method comprising:
receiving, by a mobile station a plurality of downlink signals transmitted through a plurality of downlink beam pairs, each
downlink beam pair including a transmission beam and a reception beam;

determining, by the mobile station, a propagation delay for each of the plurality of downlink signals;
selecting, by the mobile station, at least one downlink signal among the plurality of downlink signals based on the propagation
delay for each of the plurality of downlink signals; and

determining, by the mobile station, a downlink frame boundary of the mobile station based on the selected at least one downlink
signal.

US Pat. No. 9,348,066

FILM FOR IMPROVING COLOR DISPLAY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A color display film comprising:
a base material layer;
a high-refractive resin layer having an optical pattern, the high-refractive resin layer not including any light diffuser;
and

a low-refractive light diffusion layer comprising a light diffuser,
wherein the base material layer, the high-refractive resin layer, and the low-refractive light diffusion layer are in a stacked
configuration,

the optical pattern is in a surface of the high-refractive resin layer facing the low-refractive light diffusion layer,
wherein the high-refractive resin layer and the low-refractive light diffusion layer are configured so as to include a plurality
of air cavities configured by a lower surface of the low-refractive light diffusion layer and the surface of the high-refractive
resin layer.

US Pat. No. 9,279,968

ZOOM LENS AND PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A zoom lens comprising, in an order from an object side to an image side:
a front lens group having a negative refractive power;
an aperture stop; and
a rear lens group having a positive refractive power,
wherein the front lens group comprises a first lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a
negative refractive power, and a third lens group having a negative refractive power, and

the third lens group comprises at least one positive lens and one negative lens and performs focusing, and
the rear lens group comprises at least two lens groups that move during zooming and have a positive refractive power, wherein
at least one of the two lens groups perform hand shake correction, and

the zoom lens satisfies the following Equations:
1.5<|(1?ms2)·ms2|<6

1.0
 where ms is a magnification of the third lens group at a telephoto position of the zoom lens, mR is a synthesis magnification of the rear lens group in the telephoto position of the zoom lens, fT is an overall focal length in the telephoto position of the zoom lens, and f1 is a focal length of the first lens group.

US Pat. No. 9,151,711

OPTOELECTRONIC SHUTTER, METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME AND OPTICAL APPARATUS INCLUDING THE OPTOELECTRONIC SHUTTER

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of operating an optoelectronic shutter including a phototransistor which generates an output signal from incident
input light and a light emitting diode serially connected to the phototransistor, wherein the light emitting diode outputs
output light according to the output signal, and the output signal is gain-modulated according to a modulation of a current
gain of the phototransistor, the method comprising:
modulating a base current of the phototransistor to modulate a current gain of the phototransistor.

US Pat. No. 9,480,145

APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING RESONANCE FREQUENCY OF DEVICE SUBJECT TO WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION INTERFERENCE AND METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An apparatus to control a device, the apparatus comprising:
a printed circuit board (PCB) configured to supply power to an integrated circuit (IC) during exposure to a wireless power
transmission environment; and

a resonance frequency control unit configured to control a resonance frequency of the PCB based on the supply of power,
wherein the controlled resonance frequency is different from a frequency used to transmit or receive a wireless power.

US Pat. No. 9,468,015

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION ON MULTIPLE SPECTRUM BANDS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of a User Equipment (UE) for communicating in a wireless communication system comprising a first network and a
second network, the method comprising:
transmitting first capability information for the UE to a first network node via the first network on a first frequency, the
first capability information indicating that the UE is available for data communication with the first network node via the
second network on a second frequency which is distinct from the first frequency;

receiving, after transmitting the first capability information, a first control message to activate data communication via
the second network;

monitoring first control information for the first network on the first frequency for receiving a first data packet; and
monitoring second control information for the second network on the second frequency for receiving a second data packet,
wherein the first data packet and the second data packet are distributed by the first network node.

US Pat. No. 9,426,919

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a housing defining an outside surface of the electronic device, wherein the housing comprises a first housing, and a second
housing coupled with the first housing and comprising a through hole;

a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) disposed between the first housing and the second housing;
a socket connector mounted on a surface of the PCB and disposed between the PCB and the second housing; and
a sealing member-disposed within the housing,
wherein the sealing member includes a body of a container shape having an inner space for receiving the socket connector,
the body comprising:

a first opening faced with the surface of the PCB so as to bring the first opening into contact with the surface of the PCB,
wherein there is gaplessness between the first opening and the surface of the PCB over all so that the first opening is blocked
by the surface of the PCB, and

a second opening faced with the through hole of the housing so as to bring the second opening into contact with the through
hole of the housing, wherein there is gaplessness between the second opening and the through hole of the housing over all,
and wherein the first opening is not exposed to an outside of the housing because the first opening is contacted with an inner
side surface of the housing,

wherein the inner space of the sealing member only communicates with an outside of the housing via the through hole of the
housing because of the gaplessness between the first opening and the surface of the PCB and the gaplessness between the second
opening and the through hole of the housing,

wherein the sealing member further includes:
a first extension portion extended from the body and forming a hook at thereof end,
a second extension portion extended from the body and forming a screw fasten hole, the second extension opposed to the first
extension,

wherein the PCB further includes:
a first through hole corresponding to and in alignment with the hook of the sealing member,
a second through hole corresponding to and in alignment with the screw fasten hole,
wherein the first housing further includes:
a boss passing through the second through hole of the PCB and extending to the screw fasten hole of the sealing member,
wherein the hook of the sealing member is hook-coupled with the first through hole of the PCB, and
wherein the screw fasten hole of the sealing member is screw-coupled with both the boss of the first housing and the second
housing.

US Pat. No. 9,261,990

HYBRID TOUCH SCREEN DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A hybrid touch screen device comprising:
a touch panel that detects a direct touch input event made by a direct touch on the touch panel;
a pen touch panel that detects a touch pen input event from an entry of a touch pen within a predetermined detection distance
from a surface of the touch screen device;

a display panel for displaying a screen according to selection of the touch panel, the pen touch panel, and a user operation;
and

at least one processor configured to: execute a relevant function according to a type of input event as detected by the touch
panel and the pen touch panel, respectively; deactivate a direct touch input function of the touch panel independently of
any direct touch made on the touch panel when the touch pen enters within the predetermined detection distance; and reactivate
the touch panel when determining from a timer that the touch pen has not been detected within the predetermined detection
distance for a predetermined time,

wherein the at least one processor cancels an input event currently detected by the touch panel and deactivates an input event
detection function of the touch panel, when the touch pen is detected within the predetermined distance of the pen touch panel
while a direct touch input event is continuously detected by the touch panel, unless a particular series of touches, taps
or multi-finger touch indicative of intentional contact are detected.

US Pat. No. 9,491,401

VIDEO CALL METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE SUPPORTING THE METHOD

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A video call method, comprising:
forming a video call channel in an electronic device;
outputting a screen including a first image received through the video call channel;
extracting at least one face in a second image, which is acquired by a camera unit of the electronic device and is transmitted
through the video call channel; and

displaying the screen without the second image based on information on the at least one face and a predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,472,624

SEMICONDUCTOR BUFFER STRUCTURE, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A semiconductor buffer structure comprising:
a plurality of overlapping nitride semiconductor layers with increasing average gallium composition ratios; and
a dislocation control layer disposed between two neighboring nitride semiconductor layers, the two neighboring nitride semiconductor
lavers including gallium, from among the plurality of nitride semiconductor layers, wherein the dislocation control layer
is made from a material which includes Ala1Inb1Ga1-a1 -b1N (0 ?a1<1, 0 ?b1<1, a1+b1 ?1),

wherein a thickness of the dislocation control layer is smaller than a thickness of each of the two neighboring nitride semiconductor
layers, and

an average gallium composition ratio of the dislocation control layer is higher than an average gallium composition ratio
of each of the neighboring nitride semiconductor layers.

US Pat. No. 9,451,506

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING MOBILITY OF UE IN LOCAL NETWORK

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for managing local packet data network (PDN) connection of a terminal by a mobility management entity (MME), the
method comprising:
establishing the local PDN connection for the terminal;
receiving a message including a local home network identifier (LHN ID) from a base station to which the terminal is connected;
determining whether the LHN ID is changed; and
deactivating the local PDN connection of the terminal if the LHN ID is changed.

US Pat. No. 9,420,585

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF RECEIVING DIFFERENT TYPES OF SUBFRAMES IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
receiving, at the terminal, system information including information associated with a sub-frame configuration of multimedia
broadcast multicast service single frequency network (MBSFN) sub-frame;

receiving, at the terminal, dedicated message including information on configuration of a transmission mode of the terminal;
identifying whether the transmission mode of the terminal is a first transmission mode or a second transmission mode;
if the terminal is configured in the first transmission mode, detecting a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) in a sub-frame
of the MBSFN sub-frame and decoding a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) in the sub-frame of the MBSFN sub-frame; and

if the terminal is configured in the second transmission mode, detecting a PDCCH in a sub-frame of a non-MBSFN sub-frame and
decoding a PDSCH in the sub-frame of the non-MBSFN sub-frame.

US Pat. No. 9,291,693

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus comprising:
a main magnet which generates a static magnetic field in an imaging region;
gradient coils which form magnetic field gradients in the static magnetic field;
a radio frequency (RF) coil assembly which applies a first RF pulse and a second RF pulse to n (n?2) slice regions located
at different positions in the imaging region to excite atomic nuclei of the slice regions; and

a controller which controls the RF coil assembly to apply the first RF pulse and the second RF pulse having a first center
frequency f0 to a first slice region of the slice regions, to apply the first RF pulse having a second center frequency f0+fs to a second slice region of the slice regions, and to apply the second RF pulse having a third center frequency f0?fs to the second slice region, so that each of the second center frequency and the third center frequency applied to the second
slice region is shifted from the first center frequency by a quantity fs,

wherein the controller is configured to adjust the quantity fs to obtain a desired slice gap between the first and second slice regions.

US Pat. No. 9,661,642

METHOD AND APPRATUS FOR AVOIDING INTEFERENCE IN TERMINAL WITH PLURAL HETEROGENEOUS COMMUNICATION MODULES IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for controlling interference by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
identifying an in-device coexistence (IDC) interference between a first transceiver and a second transceiver;
generating first control information including a frequency band suffering from the IDC interference;
transmitting, to a base station, the first control information to report the IDC interference; and
transmitting, to the base station, second control information indicating a termination of the IDC interference if the termination
of the IDC interference is identified,

wherein the frequency band includes at least one carrier related to the first transceiver.

US Pat. No. 9,478,702

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A semiconductor light emitting device comprising:
a first conductivity-type semiconductor base layer;
a mask layer disposed on the first conductivity-type semiconductor base layer and including a graphene layer with a plurality
of openings exposing the first conductivity-type semiconductor base layer; and

a plurality of light emitting nanostructures disposed on the openings and each including a first conductivity-type semiconductor
core, an active layer, and a second conductivity-type semiconductor layer,

wherein the mask layer comprises first, second and third layers sequentially stacked on the first conductivity-type semiconductor
base layer, and the second layer is the graphene layer, and each of the first and third layers is an oxide layer or a nitride
layer.

US Pat. No. 9,455,804

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PACKET RETRANSMISSION IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A packet retransmission method of a terminal, the method comprising:
transmitting an uplink packet to a base station using a first resource in a contention-based access mode;
receiving, if the base station fails decoding the uplink packet, a message requesting for a radio link control (RLC) retransmission
transmitted by the base station; and

performing the RLC retransmission in response to the message requesting for the RLC retransmission,
wherein the performing of the RLC retransmission comprises initializing, if the message includes information indicating that
the failure to decode the uplink packet is caused by an access collision of the uplink packet, the RLC retransmission by triggering
a back-off timer, and initiating, if the back-off timer expires or if the message does not include information indicating
that the failure to decode the uplink packet is caused by an access collision of the uplink packet, the RLC retransmission
using a second resource.

US Pat. No. 9,426,890

DISPLAY APPARATUS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A curved display apparatus comprising:
a curved display panel configured to display an image;
a source printed circuit board (PCB) configured to control the curved display panel; and
a flexible printed circuit board (PCB) that connects the curved display panel and the source printed circuit board,
wherein the flexible PCB is directly connected to the curved edge of the curved display panel,
wherein a driving chip is disposed in the flexible PCB at a position offset from the center of the flexible PCB, and disposed
at a rear side of the curved display panel when the flexible PCB is bent,

wherein the flexible PCB is provided so as to incline in a direction oblique with respect to one side end portion of the curved
display panel or one side end portion of the source PCB, and

wherein when a plurality of source printed circuit boards are provided, an oblique direction of the flexible PCB connected
to one source PCB is different from an oblique direction of the flexible PCB connected to the other source PCB.

US Pat. No. 9,288,825

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INITIATING COMMUNICATIONS ON A SHARED CHANNEL IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for performing random access in a user equipment (UE) of a mobile communication system, the method comprising:
receiving system information indicating a group of identification(ID)s;
selecting an first ID from among the group of the IDs;
transmitting a first uplink signal corresponding to the selected first ID for random access to a Node B;
after the transmitting of the first uplink signal, waiting for a predetermined delay duration without checking a downlink
channel;

after the waiting for the predetermined delay duration, checking the downlink channel during a valid period;
determining whether a downlink signal responding to the first uplink signal is received in the valid period, the downlink
signal comprising a second ID and an UE-ID; and

transmitting a second uplink signal using the UE-ID, if the downlink signal is received during the valid period and the second
ID is equal to the first ID,

wherein the valid period starts when the predetermined delay duration starting from transmission of the first uplink signal
has terminated.

US Pat. No. 9,282,317

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING AN IMAGE AND GENERATING INFORMATION REPRESENTING THE DEGREE OF STEREOSCOPIC EFFECTS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of processing an image by an image processing apparatus, the method comprising:
obtaining an image to be photographed;
adjusting a focus of the image to a first subject and a second subject;
generating 3-dimensional (3D) information that represents a numerical degree of three or more numerical degrees of stereoscopic
effects of the image based on distances respectively between the image processing apparatus and at least two objects in the
image and depth information of the image; and

outputting the 3D information to inform the numerical degree of stereoscopic effects of the image to be photographed to a
user before capturing the image, and to guide the user to obtain an image which has a desired stereoscopic feeling,

wherein the step of generating 3D information comprises:
calculating the first distance between the image processing apparatus and the first subject;
calculating a second distance between the image processing apparatus and the second subject indicated by the AF points;
calculating at least one of a first probability indicating a degree to which a distance between the first subject and the
second subject is within a first reference range, and a second probability indicating a degree to which the first distance
and the second distance are within a second reference range;

calculating at least one of a weighted first probability and a weighted second probability by multiplying weights by the at
least one of the first and second probabilities, respectively; and

generating 3D information using the at least one of the weighted first and second probabilities.

US Pat. No. 9,262,685

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPRESENTING CHANGES IN SHAPE AND LOCATION OF ORGAN IN RESPIRATION CYCLE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method, performed by a processor, of generating a model, the method comprising:
generating a first model representing a change in the location or the shape of the region of interest during the respiration
cycle, using diagnostic images that are obtained at two points of time in the respiration cycle and that represent the region
of interest, wherein the diagnostic images are magnetic resonance (MR) images or computed tomography (CT) images or a combination
thereof;

extracting shape information of one or more tissues included in the region of interest at a shape information extractor, using
a 3D ultrasound image that is obtained at one point of time in the respiration cycle;

determining a characteristic point of the 3D ultrasound image corresponding to a characteristic point of the first model by
matching the first model with the extracted shape information; and

generating a second model by updating the first model with the determined characteristic point.

US Pat. No. 9,224,984

OPTICAL FILMS FOR REDUCING COLOR SHIFT AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY APPARATUSES EMPLOYING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An optical film, comprising:
a high refractive index pattern layer including a first surface and a second surface facing each other,
wherein the first surface includes a pattern having a plurality of grooves,
the plurality of grooves each have a curved surface and a depth greater than a width thereof, and
the high refractive index pattern layer is formed of a material having a refractive index greater than 1; and
a low refractive index pattern layer formed of a material having a refractive index smaller than the refractive index of the
material constituting the high refractive index pattern layer,

wherein the low refractive index pattern layer includes a filling material for filling the plurality of grooves,
wherein a tilt angle, ?, of each groove satisfies the following condition, 15°???75°,
the tilt angle is an angle between a straight line and the first surface,
the straight line connects an apex of the respective groove to a start point of an adjacent groove on the first surface, and
light incident through the low refractive index pattern layer is emitted through the second surface of the high refractive
pattern layer.

US Pat. No. 9,059,857

NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SELECTIVELY SECURING RECORDS IN A NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION DATA EXCHANGE FORMAT (NDEF) MESSAGE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for selectively securing records in a Near Field Communication Data Exchange Format (NDEF) message in a Near Field
Communication (NFC) device, the method comprising:
generating a place marker signature record by setting a URI_present field to ‘0’ and setting a signature_type field to a predefined
value, wherein a combination of the URI_present field set to ‘0’ and the signature_type field set to the predefined value
indicates that a signature Record Type Definition (RTD) is a place marker signature record, the URI_present field indicating
whether a signature or a reference to the signature is present in the record; and

placing the place marker signature record before a first record of a first set of records to be secured in the NDEF message,
wherein the set of records, which follows the place marker signature record until a next signature RTD, is secured, and a
second set of records preceding the place marker signature record is unsecured.

US Pat. No. 9,591,793

DEFLECTING DEVICE FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
active layers;
a first high resistive layer disposed between the active layers;
second and third high resistive layers disposed on respective surfaces of the active layers, the second and third high resistive
layers comprising first and second strip conductors, respectively, the first strip conductors being connected at an end by
a first connecting conductor, the second strip conductors being connected at an end by a second connecting conductor, and
the first connecting conductor being disposed perpendicularly to the second connecting conductor;

first contact pads disposed on respective ends of the first connecting conductor;
second contact pads disposed on respective ends of the second connecting conductor; and
matching layers disposed on respective surfaces of the second and third high resistive layers.

US Pat. No. 9,468,066

PHOTO SENSOR-INTEGRATED TUBULAR LIGHT EMITTING APPARATUS AND LIGHTING SYSTEM USING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A photo sensor-integrated tubular light emitting apparatus, comprising:
a cylindrical cover unit comprising a heat dissipation member and a cover, the cover having light-transmittance and being
combined with the heat dissipation member;

a light-emitting module disposed in the cylindrical cover unit and having a plurality of arrayed light-emitting devices therein;
and

a pair of sockets combined with ends of the cylindrical cover unit,
wherein:
a photo sensor module is disposed in one of the pair of sockets,
a driving voltage applied to the light-emitting module is adjusted based on an amount of light sensed by the photo sensor
module, and

the one of the pair of sockets in which the photo sensor module is disposed comprises:
a cap having a supporting unit to which a printed circuit board (PCB) of the photo sensor module is fixed; and
a top cover combined with the cap or the PCB and having a through window to guide external light to be received by the photo
sensor module.

US Pat. No. 9,439,142

POWER SAVING FOR LOW LATENCY DETERMINISTIC NETWORKS IN WIRELESS PERSONAL AREA NETWORKS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:
communicating, by a wireless device, power save capability information with a coordinator during a discovery state;
receiving, by the wireless device, a low latency (LL) beacon indicating a configuration state, the LL beacon including a modified
LL frame comprising an additional sleep control field that includes an indication for a sleep command or a wake up command,
and the additional sleep control field includes sub-fields comprising indications of application of the sleep command or the
wakeup command for multiple wireless devices;

sending configuration status information to the coordinator; and
receiving, by the wireless device, a configuration request command frame for entering or exiting the power save mode.

US Pat. No. 9,439,191

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING PACKETS IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING HYBRID AUTOMATIC REPEAT REQUEST

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

5. A method for transmitting data in a communication system, the method comprising:
transmitting information representative of a number of hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) processes of a semi-persistent
resource allocation and semi-persistent resource allocation interval information;

allocating the semi-persistent resource for a subframe based on the semi-persistent resource allocation interval information
and time information;

acquiring a HARQ process identifier (ID) using the number of HARQ processes of the semi-persistent resource allocation, the
semi-persistent resource allocation interval information, and the time information;

transmitting soft buffer information; and
transmitting data based on the semi-persistent resource allocation for the subframe, the HARQ process ID, and the soft buffer
information.

US Pat. No. 9,426,591

PORTABLE TERMINAL AND SOUND DETECTOR, WHICH BOTH COMMUNICATE USING BODY AREA NETWORK, AND DATA CONTROLLING METHOD THEREFOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A sound detector which communicates with a portable terminal and another sound detector using a body area network (BAN),
the sound detector comprising:
a sensing unit which senses first hearable data from outside the sound detector and the portable terminal,
a sound detector side transmitter/receiver which communicates with the portable terminal and the another sound detector and
receives second hearable data and control data using a body area network (BAN) of a user according to a manipulation of the
portable terminal by the user;

a sound detector side controller which amplifies the first hearable data sensed by the sensing unit and determines a reproduction
mode for reproducing at least one of the amplified first hearable data and the second hearable data according to a manipulation
of the portable terminal by the user and the control data; and

a sound detector side reproducing unit which reproduces the amplified first hearable data or the second hearable data according
to the reproduction mode,

wherein the control data comprises sound detector information, user information and hearable data edit information,
wherein the sound detector information comprises information corresponding to an up-to-date record of previous and current
operations of the sound detectors,

wherein the user information comprises a result of a hearing test performed for the user,
wherein the hearable data edit information comprises compensation gain corresponding to an audiogram of the user, and
wherein the sound detector side controller adaptively updates the control data when a change of the sensed first hearable
data exceeds a predetermined threshold value, and the sound detector side transmitter/receiver transmits the updated control
data to the another sound detector using the body area network.

US Pat. No. 9,420,596

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING FEEDBACK FOR COOPERATIVE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of a User Equipment (UE) for transmitting feedback in a Wireless Communication system, the method comprising:
receiving configuration information for a plurality of channel status information (CSI) reports;
receiving information for identifying at least one CSI report;
identifying the at least one channel status information-reference signal (CSI-RS) associated with the at least one CSI report
based on the configuration information and the information for identifying the at least one CSI report;

obtaining a channel quality indicator (CQI) based on the at least one CSI-RS; and
transmitting obtained channel quality information.

US Pat. No. 9,285,982

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING USER INTERFACE OF PORTABLE DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method for providing a user interface of a portable telephone device, the method comprising:
displaying at least two graphic items in an original first area of the user interface, each of the at least two graphic items
being selectable to allow the portable telephone device to perform an operation and being displayed in a row of the user interface;

displaying information in a second area of the user interface distinguishable from the original first area;
receiving a first gesture on a part of the original first area;
forming an extended first area by extending the original first area to include a portion of the second area in response to
the first gesture, the extended first area including the original first area and an additional first area corresponding to
the portion of the second area;

displaying a plurality of graphic items including the at least two graphic items and at least two new graphic items in the
extended first area in response to the first gesture, the displayed at least two new graphic items being separately selectable
and being different from each other and being displayed in another row of the user interface;

receiving a second gesture for moving a first graphic item among the plurality of graphic items; and
in response to the second gesture, moving the first graphic item to a part of the original first area and moving a second
graphic item of the plurality of graphic items to a part of the additional first area,

wherein the first graphic item is an item among the at least two new graphic items displayed in the additional first area,
and the second graphic item is an item among the at least two graphic items displayed in the original first area, and

wherein the second gesture comprises a selection of the first graphic item which is being displayed in the additional first
area and a designation of the part of the original first area to which the selected first graphic item is moved.

US Pat. No. 9,131,505

BASE STATION AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING UPLINK SERVICE

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A method for providing an uplink service from a base station to a terminal, the method comprising:
allocating a dedicated code, which is temporarily dedicated to the terminal, depending on a transmission of downlink TCP packets
to the terminal;

transmitting allocation information of the dedicated code when the downlink TCP packets are transmitted;
receiving the dedicated code from the terminal;
searching a requesting bandwidth for a code number and allocating resources to the terminal; and
receiving an ACKnowledgement (ACK) packet for the downlink TCP packets based on the allocated resources from the terminal,
wherein the allocation information of the dedicated code comprises:
the code number to be used to access the base station;
a code use duration that is a duration using the dedicated code; and
information on a code use interval that is a frame interval using the dedicated code.

US Pat. No. 9,253,270

METHOD AND SYSTEM TO SHARE, SYNCHRONIZE CONTENTS IN CROSS PLATFORM ENVIRONMENTS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for managing at least one item associated with a plurality of entities, the method comprising:
displaying the at least one item associated with at least one entity of the plurality of entities;
receiving a selection of at least one item corresponding to a first entity of the plurality of entities; and
in response to at least one action to share the selected at least one item with a second entity of the plurality of entities,
uploading the selected at least one item to a server corresponding to the second entity.

US Pat. No. 9,425,414

ORGANOMETALLIC COMPLEXES, AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE DEVICE AND DISPLAY USING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An organometallic complex represented by Chemical Formula 1:

wherein, in Chemical Formula 1,
M is Ir, Os, Pt, Pb, Re, Ru, or Pd,
CyN-M-CyC forms a heterocyclic ring and CyN—CyC is a cyclometalating ligand bonded with M through a nitrogen atom and a carbon
atom; or CyN is a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C60 heterocyclic group comprising a nitrogen atom bonded with M or a
substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C60 heteroaryl group including a nitrogen atom bonded with M, CyC is a substituted or unsubstituted
C4 to C60 carbon cyclic group including a carbon atom bonded with M, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C60 heterocyclic
group including a carbon atom bonded with M, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C60 aryl group including a carbon atom bonded
with M, a substituted or unsubstituted C7 to C60 arylalkyl group including a carbon atom bonded with M, or a substituted or
unsubstituted C3 to C60 heteroaryl group including a carbon atom bonded with M, and CyN—CyC is a cyclometalating ligand bonded
with M through a nitrogen atom and a carbon atom,

X1 to X3 are independently N or CR?, provided at least one of X1 to X3 is a nitrogen atom,

R1 to R3 and R? are independently hydrogen, deuterium, a halogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted
or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C30 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted
C2 to C30 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 heteroaryl
group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 amino group, SF5, a trialkylsilyl group having a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a dialkylarylsilyl group having a substituted
or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group and a C6 to C30 aryl group, a triarylsilyl group having a substituted or unsubstituted
C6 to C30 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted diaryl boronyl, or at least two of R1 to R3 are fused to form a fused ring, and

n is an integer ranging from 0 to 2.