US Pat. No. 9,048,630

SEMICONDUCTOR LASER DIODE

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A semiconductor laser diode, comprising:
a substrate;
a semiconductor layer sequence on the substrate, the layer sequence having an active layer designed for generating laser light
that is emitted along an emission direction during operation; and

a filter layer that has a main extension plane that is parallel to a main extension plane of the active layer and that is
designed to scatter and/or absorb light that propagates in the semiconductor layer sequence and/or the substrate in addition
to the laser light, wherein the filter layer has a roughening on an opposite side of the substrate relative to the semiconductor
layer sequence and an absorber layer on the roughening.

US Pat. No. 9,044,117

AUTOMATIC COFFEE MAKER AND TUBE VALVE

1. A coffee machine with a pinch valve, the pinch valve comprising: a conduit for liquids and/or gases, a flow adjusting device
for adjusting a flow of liquid through the conduit, and a flow changing device which is configured to change an alignment
of the conduit during operation, wherein the flow adjusting device comprises at least one pinch jaw and wherein the pinch
jaw is coupled with the flow changing device.
US Pat. No. 9,045,800

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR IDENTIFYING, CLASSIFYING AND MONITORING SUBJECT HAVING BCL-2 FAMILY INHIBITOR-RESISTANT TUMORS AND CANCERS

AbbVie Inc., North Chica...

1. A method for identifying a patient with small-cell lung carcinoma or a lymphoma as eligible to receive N-(4-(4-((2-(4-chlorophenyl)-5,5-dimethyl-1-cyclohex-1-en-1-yl)methyl)
piperazin-1-yl)benzoyl)-4-(((1R)-3-(morpholin-4-yl)-1-((phenylsulfanyl)methyl)propyl)amino)-3-((trifluoromethyl)sulfonyl)benzenesulfonamide
therapy or an anti-sense agent designed to bind to one of Bcl-2, Bcl-w, and Bcl-xL comprising:
(a) providing a tissue sample from a patient;
(b) determining if expression of a Bcl-xL gene is amplified relative to a baseline control level determined before the administration of N-(4-(4-((2-(4-chlorophenyl)-5,5-dimethyl-1-cyclohex-1-en-1-yl)methyl)piperazin-1-yl)benzoyl)-4-(((1R)-3-(morpholin-4-yl)-1-((phenylsulfanyl)methyl)propyl)amino)-3-((trifluoromethyl)sulfonyl)benzenesulfonamide;

(c) identifying the patient as eligible to receive N-(4-(4-((2-(4-chlorophenyl)-5,5-dimethyl-1-cyclohex-1-en-1-yl)methyl)piperazin-1-yl)benzoyl)-4-(((1R)-3-(morpholin-4-yl)-1-((phenylsulfanyl)methyl)propyl)amino)-3-((trifluoromethyl)sulfonyl)benzenesulfonamide
or the anti-sense agent designed to bind to one of Bcl-2, Bcl-w, and Bcl-xL if the Bcl-xL gene is not amplified; and

(d) administering N-(4-(4-((2-(4-chlorophenyl)-5,5-dimethyl-1-cyclohex-1-en-1-yl)methyl)piperazin-1-yl)benzoyl)-4-(((1R)-3-(morpholin-4-yl)-1-((phenylsulfanyl)methyl)propyl)amino)-3-((trifluoromethyl)sulfonyl)benzenesulfonamide
or the anti-sense agent designed to bind to one of Bcl-2, Bcl-w, and Bcl-xL to the patient identified as being eligible to receive N-(4-(4-((2-(4-chlorophenyl)-5,5-dimethyl-1-cyclohex-1-en-1-yl)methyl)piperazin-1-yl)benzoyl)-4-(((1R)-3-(morpholin-4-yl)-1-((phenylsulfanyl)methyl)propyl)amino)-3-((trifluoromethyl)sulfonyl)benzenesulfonamide
or the anti-sense agent designed to bind to one of Bcl-2, Bcl-w, and Bcl-xL.

US Pat. No. 9,045,014

MILITARY VEHICLE

OSHKOSH DEFENSE, LLC, Os...

1. A vehicle, comprising:
a passenger capsule including a structural shell having a first end and a second end;
a front module including a first longitudinal frame member, a second longitudinal frame member, and a front axle assembly,
wherein the first longitudinal frame member and the second longitudinal frame member extend within a common plane;

an engine coupled to the front module;
a rear module coupled to the second end of the passenger capsule and including a rear axle assembly, wherein at least one
of the front module and the rear module comprise a breakaway section;

a transaxle coupled to the rear module and the engine, wherein the transaxle includes a housing that defines a structural
component of the rear module, wherein the rear axle assembly includes at least one of an upper control arm, a lower control
arm, a spring, and a damper that is directly coupled to the transaxle;

a lift structure, comprising:
a first protrusion extending from the first longitudinal frame member and defining a first aperture; and
a second protrusion extending from the second longitudinal frame member and defining a second aperture, wherein the first
protrusion and the second protrusion are generally orthogonal to the common plane,

wherein the first aperture and the second aperture form a pair of front lift points, wherein the passenger capsule includes
a second pair of protrusions extending from opposing lateral sides of the structural shell, the second pair of protrusions
defining a pair of apertures that form a pair of rear lift points; and

a plurality of interfaces coupling the first longitudinal frame member and the second longitudinal frame member of the front
module to the first end of the structural shell such that a lifting force applied to the pair of front lift points is transmitted
into the structural shell of the passenger capsule to lift the vehicle,

wherein the plurality of interfaces are configured to fail during a blast event such that the breakaway section separates
from the passenger capsule and dissipates blast energy.

US Pat. No. 9,048,596

CONNECTOR WITH RESILIENT LATCHES TO ACCOMMODATE MOUNTING TO CURVED OR ARCUATE SURFACES

TYCO ELECTRONICS BRASIL L...

1. An electrical connector for mounting to mating member with an arcuate cylindrical member, the electrical connector comprising:
a housing;
a mounting member extending from the housing, the mounting member having latching members and a mating member receiving section;
the mating member receiving section having an arcuate configuration which cooperates with the arcuate cylindrical member to
maintain the electrical connector on the arcuate cylindrical member; and

the latching members having latching arms, each latching arm having an arcuate configuration which cooperates with a surface
of the mating member to prevent unwanted rotation of the electrical connector relative to the mating member.

US Pat. No. 9,045,762

VARIANTS OF THE PROMOTER OF THE GAP GENE CODING FOR GLYCERALDEHYDE-3-PHOSPHATE DEHYDROGENASE

EVONIK DEGUSSA GmbH, Ess...

1. A vector comprising an isolated polynucleotide having promoter activity, which comprises SEQ ID NO:3 or SEQ ID NO:34.

US Pat. No. 9,045,087

CENTRE CONSOLE

Daimler AG, Stuttgart (D...

1. A center console of a motor vehicle, comprising:
a storage compartment;
a cover that is configured to be moveable between open and closed positions, wherein in the closed position the cover covers
the storage compartment; and

an adjustment mechanism configured to adjust and open the cover between the open and closed positions, wherein the adjustment
mechanism has a guiding slide connected to the center console via two parallelogram carrier pairs, such that the adjustment
mechanism first lifts the cover during opening and adjusts the cover backwards into a rear position exposing a front portion
of the storage compartment and then subsequently swings the cover upwards while in the rear position.

US Pat. No. 9,045,068

ONE-PIECE SEAT BACK STRUCTURE

Johnson Controls Technolo...

1. A seat back structure, comprising:
a web extending about a central opening, wherein the web includes a left side member having a first substantially flat portion
and a right side member having a second substantially flat portion;

an inner flange extending about an inner perimeter of the web adjacent to the central opening, wherein the inner flange extends
along the left side member and the right side member; and

an outer flange extending about an outer perimeter of the web, wherein the outer flange extends along the left side member
and the right side member, the inner flange, the outer flange and the web form a channel extending about the seat back structure,
the seat back structure is formed from a single continuous sheet of material, and the outer flange of each side member includes
a first portion orientated more than 90 degrees laterally outward from a respective substantially flat portion of the web.

US Pat. No. 9,046,794

CLEANING MODULE, EUV LITHOGRAPHY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE CLEANING THEREOF

Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH, Obe...

1. A cleaning module for cleaning a component inside an extreme-ultraviolet lithography device, comprising:
a source of molecular gas,
a heating unit configured to convert the molecular gas at least partially into ions and producing a byproduct comprising a
thermal beam, wherein the ions and the byproduct flow in a given flow direction,

at least one electromagnetic deflection unit arranged to deflect the ions in a flow direction of the ions to an ion destination
within the extreme-ultraviolet lithography device, wherein the flow direction of the ions differs from the given flow direction,
and

an element establishing a flow direction of the byproduct to a predetermined byproduct destination and physically segregating
the byproduct destination from the ion destination, wherein the flow direction of the byproduct differs from the flow direction
of the ions.

US Pat. No. 9,045,465

3-HETEROCYCLYL-SUBSTITUTED BENZOYL DERIVATIVES

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A 3-heterocyclyl-substituted benzoyl compound of the formula I

wherein
X is O;
R1 is C1-C2-alkyl;

R2 is C1-C6-alkylsulfonyl;

R3 is hydrogen;

R4 is hydrogen, and R5 is hydrogen;

Y is CR13R14;

R13, R14 are hydrogen;

R15 is a pyrazole of the formula II which is linked in the 4-position


wherein
R16 is C1-C6-alkyl;

Z is H; and
R18 is hydrogen or methyl.

US Pat. No. 9,045,202

APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTING AND SHARING CHARACTERISTICS OF A RIDE ON A WATERCRAFT

Data Fin Corporation, Ne...

1. A watercraft system comprising:
a planar body configured for moving across a water surface and for carrying a rider;
at least one fin coupled to a bottom portion of the planar body, wherein the fin defines a fully enclosed cavity; and
a ride tracking device disposed within the cavity,
wherein the fin comprises a base with a slot configured for receiving the ride tracking device, and
wherein the cavity becomes watertight by coupling the base of the fin to the bottom portion of the planar body.

US Pat. No. 9,048,078

MASS SPECTROMETRY

1. An ion reflector for use with a mass spectrometer for directing a flow of ions between two distinct axes of travel, the
reflector including an electric field capable of causing a flow of ions flowing through a first spatial region to flow toward
a second spatial region such that the ionic flux at the second spatial region is substantially the same as the ionic flux
at the first spatial region, whereby the first and second spatial regions are aligned with respective axes of travel of said
ions.

US Pat. No. 9,048,593

ELECTRONIC CARD CONNECTOR

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. An electronic card connector, comprising:
an insulating body defining a bottom surface and a top surface opposite to the bottom surface; and
a plurality of terminals held by the insulating body, each terminal comprising:
a base comprising a main portion;
a spring portion extending from the base;
a contact portion extending from the spring portion and above the top surface of the insulating body;
a first soldering portion formed by recessing a first end of the base, wherein the first soldering portion and the main portion
form a slit therebetween; and

a second soldering portion separated from the first soldering portion.

US Pat. No. 9,048,745

STARTING UP A DC/DC CONVERTER HAVING A HIGH-FREQUENCY TRANSFORMER

SMA Solar Technology AG, ...

14. A DC/DC converter, comprising:
a high-frequency transformer comprising a primary winding supplied with current from an input-side DC link via an inverter
bridge comprising pulsed switches, and comprising a secondary winding configured to charge an output-side DC link via a rectifier
bridge; and

a controller configured to operate the switches of the inverter bridge during a startup of the DC/DC converter to load the
output-side DC link, in a manner that deviates from a normal operation of the switches after the startup, in order to limit
the currents that flow in the DC/DC converter during the startup of the DC/DC converter,
wherein the controller is configured to operate the switches of the inverter bridge during the startup of the DC/DC converter
at a pulse width that is fixed during each of a limited number of stages of the startup, and wherein a duty cycle of the switches
is not more than 5 percent during each of the stages of the startup.

US Pat. No. 9,044,023

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREPARING NAAN BREAD

FGF BRANDS INC., Concord...

1. A method of making naan bread, comprising the steps of:
preparing a naan bread dough;
dividing and forming the dough into round balls;
rising the round balls of dough;
passing the risen balls through a dough sheeting machine to flatten the round balls into loaves comprising generally circular
discs;

coating the loaves with oil;
stretching each disc into an irregular non-circular shaped loaf;
loading the loaves onto a conveyor comprising heated stone, granite, clay or porcelain tiles and carrying the loaves on the
conveyor through an entry point of an oven into an insulated baking chamber having insulated walls to insulate an exterior
surface of the oven from the insulated baking chamber, the insulated baking chamber being defined by an oven housing, the
housing comprising an exterior stainless steel layer, an interior carbon steel layer, and an intermediate insulating layer
between the exterior stainless steel layer and the interior carbon steel layer for maintaining an exterior surface of the
housing at a temperature below 100° F.; and

maintaining an oven environment of the insulated baking chamber at a temperature of at least 700° F. with gas burners disposed
above and at least one heating element disposed below the loaves as they travel through the oven environment on the conveyor
for a period of time between approximately 20 and approximately 50 seconds sufficient to bake the loaves until they have a
visibly bubbled surface texture and a slightly scorched top surface.

US Pat. No. 9,045,531

HLA-BINDING PEPTIDE, PRECURSOR THEREOF, AND DNA FRAGMENT AND RECOMBINANT VECTOR CODING FOR SAID HLA-BINDING PEPTIDE

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An HLA-binding peptide binding to an HLA-A type molecule, said HLA-binding peptide consisting of one sequence selected
from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOS: 2, 9, 13, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26-30, 32-34, 37, 40-43, 45, 47-49, 51 and 52
wherein said HLA-binding peptide is included in an amino acid sequence of a nucleoprotein of AF508607 strain which is represented
by SEQ ID NO: 54, wherein said HLA-binding peptide binds to a human HLA-A*2402 molecule.

US Pat. No. 9,048,548

AIRCRAFT MISSILE LAUNCHER COVER

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A cover for a rail missile launcher having a launch rail comprising: a flightworthy cover adapted for reducing a radar
cross section of the missile launcher and a hanger for slidably mounting the cover on the launch rail.

US Pat. No. 9,047,429

IN-PLACE RESYNTHESIS AND REMAPPING TECHNIQUES FOR SOFT ERROR MITIGATION IN FPGA

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. An apparatus for increasing fault tolerance of an FPGA circuit, comprising:
a computer configured for designing an FPGA circuit; and
programming executable on said computer for:
describing a logic circuit for implementation on the FPGA circuit and routing of circuits through a synthesis process which
arrives at a physical design;

performing a circuit analysis on said logic circuit;
performing in-place iterations of reconfiguring, don't care X filling, and/or inversion of look-up table (LUT) bits toward
increasing overall reliability of said logic circuit; and

updating said FPGA circuit in response to said in-place iterations;
wherein said in-place iterations are performed after placement and routing to preserve physical design while optimizing the
logic circuit to mask faults originating upstream; and

wherein said programming executable on said computer is configured to perform said in-place iterations by performing single
event upset (SEU) fault analysis to obtain weight values for routing configuration memory (CRAM) bits, followed by performing
in-place logic inversion which inverts functions of driving logic in response to reassigning look-up table (LUT) polarities,
followed by adjusting all of the truth tables of its fanout LUTs and driven LUTs to preserve functionality, whereby total
weight of configuration memory (CRAM) bits on routing multiplexers is minimized.

US Pat. No. 9,044,187

POST-PATIENT DYNAMIC FILTER FOR COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CT)

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. An imaging system, comprising:
a radiation source configured to rotate around an examination region about a z-axis includes a focal spot that emits a radiation
beam that traverses the examination region;

a radiation sensitive detector array includes a plurality of detector pixels that detects radiation traversing the examination
region and generates projection data indicative of the detected radiation; and

a dynamic post-patient filter including one or more filter segments configured to selectively and dynamically move in front
of the detector array between the detector array and the examination region and into and out of a path of the radiation beam
illuminating the detector pixels during scanning an object or subject based on a shape of the object or subject, thereby filtering
unattenuated radiation and radiation traversing a periphery of the object or subject.

US Pat. No. 9,047,702

COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRACKING A BOLUS

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A computed tomography system, comprising:
an acquisition unit including an X-ray source and an X-ray detector for acquiring projection data sets,
a reconstruction unit for reconstructing a planning image from a first projection data set with a first projection angle,
an identification unit for identifying a region of interest in the planning image,
a selection unit for selecting a second projection angle through the region of interest and the second projection angle narrows
an x-ray beam emitted by the X-ray source relative to the first projection angle,

a calculator for calculating a target projection value for a projection of said region of interest with the selected second
projection angle,

a control unit for controlling said acquisition unit to acquire a second, reduced projection data set including projection
data from projections of said region of interest with the selected second projection angle, and

a comparator for comparing projection values of the second projection data set with the target projection value,wherein the control unit is adapted to control the acquisition unit to initiate the acquisition of a third projection data
set with a third projection angle based on the comparison result and to reconstruct a diagnostic image from the third projection
data set.

US Pat. No. 9,045,143

ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE

WABCO GmbH, Hannover (DE...

1. An electronic brake control device for a vehicle, the electronic brake control device comprising: at least one output connection
to and configured to activate at least one vehicle component that is not part of a brake system of the vehicle, the at least
one vehicle component comprising a loading component configured to at least one of load the vehicle and secure a load to the
vehicle; and a memory having at least one memory location for storing operational data of the connected at least one vehicle
component, wherein the electronic brake control device is configured to determine and store in the at least one memory location
data characterizing the operation of the connected at least one vehicle component including as an overall operational value
of the vehicle component.

US Pat. No. 9,044,347

HYBRID BIOELECTRICAL INTERFACE DEVICE

The Regents of The Univer...

1. A hybrid bioelectrical interface device for interfacing living neural tissue with electronic devices comprising:
an abiotic component operable to transmit charge via electrons or ions;
a biological component interfacing with the neural tissue, said biological component comprising an acellularized tissue construct;
a conjugated polymer component interfacing said abiotic component and said biological component, said conjugated polymer component
promoting electronic to ionic charge transfer between said abiotic and biological components; and

a housing encapsulating at least a portion of said biological component, said conjugated polymer component and said abiotic
component.

US Pat. No. 9,049,745

WIRELESS ELECTRONIC DEVICES WITH DUAL CIRCUIT ARCHITECTURE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for wirelessly transmitting and receiving packet switched traffic and circuit switched traffic in an electronic
device that has first and second baseband processor integrated circuits, comprising:
transmitting and receiving the packet switched traffic using the first baseband processor integrated circuit;
transmitting and receiving the circuit switched traffic using the second baseband processor integrated circuit, wherein the
first baseband processor integrated circuit is coupled to the second baseband processor integrated circuit via an inter-processor
communications path;

with a universal integrated circuit card connected to the first baseband processor integrated circuit, providing subscriber
identity module (SIM) profile data to the first baseband processor integrated circuit; and

conveying control signals that include the SIM profile data from the first baseband processor integrated circuit to the second
baseband processor integrated circuit via the inter-processor communications path to enable the second baseband processor
integrated circuit to register with a wireless network.

US Pat. No. 9,046,095

PUMP WITH CROSSING LINES

FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DE...

1. A roller pump comprising:
a stator with a pump bed formed therein;
a pump bed hose, an inlet hose, and an outlet hose;
a rotor for acting on the pump bed hose, said pump bed hose being inserted into the pump bed in arcuate form, having an inlet
end and an outlet end, and being fixable in the roller pump by a connector to which the pump bed hose, the inlet hose, and
the outlet hose are connectable, the connector being arranged laterally at the pump bed with a horizontal alignment of a rotor
axle, and being configured such that a path of fluid flow within the connector associated with the inlet end of the pump bed
hose and a path of fluid flow within the connector associated with the outlet end of the pump bed hose cross in the connector;
and

a control unit which sets a direction of rotation of the rotor, said control unit setting the direction of rotor rotation
to be clockwise for a configuration in which an opening of the pump bed is on a left hand side, and setting the direction
of rotor rotation to be counterclockwise for a configuration in which the opening of the pump bed is on a right hand side.

US Pat. No. 9,045,450

METHOD FOR CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS OF ANTROCIN AND USE THEREOF FOR SUPPRESSING NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER

Zhen Yang, Shenzhen (CN)...

1. A method for preparing antrocin, comprising the steps of:
(a) reacting Compound A

with sulfide and haloalkane in the presence of a base to produce an intermediate; and
(b) reacting the intermediate with a free radical initiator and a free radical source to form antrocin.

US Pat. No. 9,047,018

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ZERO-COPY DISK IO USING SECTOR UNALIGNED BUFFERS

EMC CORPORATION, Hopkint...

1. A system for transferring data between a requesting application and a storage device, the system comprising:
a processor-based input/output management system executed on a computer system and configured to:
receive from the requesting application a scatter-gather list having a plurality of scatter-gather elements referencing data
buffers for a data transfer operation;

query at least one layered block device driver coupled between the requesting application and the storage device to determine
an input/output constraint imposed by the layered block device driver, the constraint not including alignment of data with
a boundary;

examine each scatter-gather element to determine whether there will be a violation of the input/output constraint;
generate at least one input/output request responsive to the examination; and
issue the input/output request to the storage device, wherein the input/output request comprises at least a portion of a data
buffer referenced by a scatter-gather element.

US Pat. No. 9,049,635

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

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

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

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

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

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 9,045,173

FRONT-END STRUCTURE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK...

1. A front-end structure of a motor vehicle, comprising:
longitudinal members;
a transverse member coupled to ends of the longitudinal members;
crash boxes arranged between the transverse member and the longitudinal member, said transverse member conducting impact energy
generated by a frontal crash into the crash boxes;

a subframe arranged underneath the front-end structure; and a transverse reinforcement member arranged in relation to a longitudinal
direction of the motor vehicle in front of front wheels of the motor vehicle, said transverse reinforcement member essentially
extending over a width of the motor vehicle and covering both front wheels;

first coupling beams supporting the transverse reinforcement member on the subframe; and
a cooler and a motor arranged in a region of the front-end structure, wherein the transverse reinforcement member, in relation
to a vertical axis of the motor vehicle is arranged essentially at a height of or below a center of the front wheels, and
in relation to the longitudinal direction of the motor vehicle is arranged between the cooler and an oil pan of the motor.

US Pat. No. 9,047,420

MANAGING DATA COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A PERIPHERAL DEVICE AND A HOST

Honeywell International I...

1. A method for managing data communication, comprising:
exposing, using a processor of a peripheral device, multiple interfaces for data communication between the peripheral device
and multiple applications executing on a host computer system over a single physical interface;

wherein the multiple applications executing on the host computer system comprise a management application; and
wherein the multiple interfaces comprise a dedicated management interface facilitating management of the peripheral device
by the management application.

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. 9,046,418

LINEAR FRESNEL SPECTROMETER CHIP WITH GRADIENT LINE GRATING

The United States of Amer...

1. A solid state spectrometer, the solid state spectrometer comprising:
a single differential linear Fresnel grating defining one of an optical axis and an optical axis plane, wherein the grating
receives incident light and causes Fresnel diffraction that disperses the incident light according to the wavelength of the
incident light onto the optical axis or the optical axis plane;

a detector having a dispersion area and a sensing area coinciding with the optical axis or the optical axis plane, the detector
detecting a distribution of dispersed light on the sensing area and measuring at least a selected one of light intensity and
light wavelength of the dispersed light;

the detector is configured to measure the wavelength or intensity of one or more distinct wavelengths without having any moving
parts; and

the single differential linear Fresnel grating element is in a perpendicular configuration with the detector; wherein the
single differential linear Fresnel grating is configured to provide the dispersion area of the detector with a minimal optical
path volume for the dispersed light, such that the dispersion area defines the smallest area capable of detecting all dispersions
for a wavelength range.

US Pat. No. 9,045,597

POLYIMIDE COMPOUND HAVING SIDE CHAIN AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A manufacturing method of polyimide compound having side chain, comprising:
(A) dissolving diamine monomer (a) and dianhydride monomer (b) into cresol by stirring under anhydrous condition to form polyamic
acid compound (c) solution,

wherein the general formula of diamine monomer (a) is shown as formula (V) below:

wherein the general formula of dianhydride monomer (b) is shown as formula (X) below:

wherein the general formula of polyamic acid compound (c) is shown as formula(XII) below

wherein R and R? comprises aromatic hydrocarbon or alicyclic hydrocarbon,
wherein the reaction temperature is 20 to 30, the reaction time is 6 to 7 hours;
(B) adding 5-10 drops of isoquinoline into polyamic acid compound solution, and heating refluxing the solution to form polyimide
compound solution,

wherein the reaction temperature is 100 to 200, the reaction time is 8 to 12 hours; and
(C) cooling polyimide compound (d) solution and adding polyimide compound solution (d) into ethanol to precipitate out solid
polyimide compound (d),

wherein the general formula of polyimide compound (d) is shown as formula (I) below:

(D) heating refluxing solid polyimide compound (d) and ethanol,
wherein the reaction temperature is 70 to 80, the reaction time is 4 to 6 hours.

US Pat. No. 9,048,619

LASER DIODE ASSEMBLY

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A laser diode assembly comprising:
a mode-locked laser diode device;
a diffraction grating that outputs 0-order diffracted light outside;
an external resonator composed of a reflecting mirror that reflects primary or more order diffracted light from the diffraction
grating and returns the reflected light to the mode-locked laser diode device thorough the diffraction grating;

an imaging section provided between the mode-locked laser diode device and the diffraction grating and imaging laser light
outputted from the mode-locked laser diode device on the external resonator; and

a plurality of apertures provided between the diffraction grating and the external resonator and regulating entrance of laser
light into the external resonator,

wherein the reflecting minor composing the external resonator is formed with a concave mirror, and
wherein curvature radius of the concave mirror is equal to distance from the diffraction grating to the concave mirror.

US Pat. No. 9,048,900

ALL DIGITAL TRANSMITTER NOISE CORRECTION

ANALOG DEVICES GLOBAL, H...

1. A circuit comprising:
an estimator circuit modeling nonlinear signal distortion from a transmitter at a receiver based on an analysis of an outgoing
digital signal converted to an analog signal and transmitted at the transmitter;

a mixer mixing an output of the estimator circuit with a frequency offset signal and shifting the estimator circuit output
to an intermediate frequency offset representing a difference between frequencies of the transmitter and the receiver; and

a subtractor coupled to the mixer and subtracting the frequency shifted estimator circuit output from a digitized incoming
signal received at the receiver;

a delay unit delaying the estimator circuit output until the estimator circuit output is synchronized with a corresponding
portion of the incoming signal at the subtractor; and

a decimator downsampling the mixed estimator circuit output to a frequency of the incoming signal before the subtractor subtracts
the downsampled estimator output from the incoming signal.

US Pat. No. 9,046,518

DETECTOR AND DETECTION METHOD

Hitachi Chemical Company,...

1. A strip-shaped detector detecting an analyte in a liquid sample, the detector comprising:
a collecting member directly collecting the liquid sample from a living organism;
a holding member including a labeling reagent binding specifically to the analyte, the labeling reagent being held in a state
where the labeling reagent can move along with the movement of the liquid sample;

a detecting member including a detection reagent capturing a complex of the analyte and the labeling reagent by binding specifically
to the analyte, and the detection reagent being immobilized;

an absorbing member being capable of absorbing the liquid sample;
a liquid-impermeable supporting member, and
an adhesive member,
wherein the collecting member, the holding member, the detecting member, and the absorbing member are arranged in order on
the liquid-impermeable supporting member in a longitudinal direction of the detector so that the liquid sample moves through
the inside of these members in the above order of the members from an upstream side to a downstream side by capillarity,

the collecting member includes a protruding portion sticking out of the liquid-impermeable supporting member at the upstream
side in the movement direction of the liquid sample, and

the adhesive member has: an adhesive face adhering to and covering an end portion of the downstream side of the detecting
member, the absorbing member, and the end portion of the downstream side of the liquid-impermeable supporting member, a non-adhesive
face at the opposite side from the adhesive face adhering to the respective members, and a pick-up portion provided at the
end portion of the downstream side of the adhesive member configured to enable a user to hold the pick-up portion to pick
up the strip-shaped detector, the pick-up portion comprising folded portions of the adhesive member folded such that adhesive
faces in the folded portions adhere to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,045,387

OXIDATIVE HOMO-COUPLING REACTIONS OF ARYL BORONIC ACIDS USING A POROUS COPPER METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORK AS A HIGHLY EFFICIENT HETEROGENEOUS CATALYST

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method to connect aryls by homocoupling comprising contacting a porous metal organic framework (MOF) or a porous metal
organic polyhedral (MOP) with boronic acid substituted aryls wherein the MOF or MOP catalyze the synthesis of a biaryl through
a homo-coupling reaction, wherein the MOF or MOP comprises a plurality of linking moieties that have a substructure selected
from the group consisting of (C1-C20)alkyl, (C3C20)cycloalky, aryl, (C1-C20)alkylamine, arylamine, and heterocycle; and wherein the substructure has one or more covalently attached CO2H linking clusters that undergo condensation with a copper metal and wherein the MOF or the MOP comprise open copper centers
that are mono-dispersed throughout the pores.

US Pat. No. 9,045,474

COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR MITIGATING TISSUE DAMAGE AND LETHALITY

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method of mitigating tissue damage, genetic instability, or lethality induced by radiation or a chemical carcinogen in
a cell, the method comprising contacting the cell with a compound having a structure of Formula IA
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,047,228

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DATA PRIVACY AND DESTRUCTION

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A computer-implemented method for managing access to personal data, the method comprising:
a processor selecting one or more business partners having personal data records stored in a database connected to an enterprise
computing system, the personal data records including the personal data;

for each particular business partner of the selected business partners, a business partner data management component of the
processor identifying each application that accesses the personal data records associated with the particular business partner;

the business partner data management component inquiring from each identified application if it has reached an end-of-purpose
period for the personal data records of the particular business partner;

if an end-of-purpose period has been reached by a particular application, receiving a start-of-retention-time indication from
the particular application;

storing the start-of-retention-time indication in a data record associated with the particular business partner;
blocking access by the particular application to the personal data records of the particular business partner based on the
start-of-retention-time indication received from the particular application, without deleting the personal data from the database;

if a start-of-retention-time indication is not received from the particular application, allowing continued access by the
particular application to the personal data records associated with the selected business partner;

for each particular business partner if a start-of-retention time is received from each application accessing the personal
data records associated with the particular business partner,

calculating an end-of-retention period time for the personal data by the information lifecycle management component; and
removing the personal data from the personal data records at the end-of-retention period expiration.

US Pat. No. 9,048,110

NOISE ISOLATION BETWEEN CIRCUIT BLOCKS IN AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CHIP

FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR I...

1. An integrated circuit, comprising:
a substrate;
a first circuit block formed in the substrate;
a second circuit block formed in the substrate;
a plurality of noise isolation regions formed between the first circuit block and the second circuit block, the plurality
of noise isolation regions comprising:

a p-well block region formed in the substrate and having a first doping concentration of a p-type dopant, the p-well block
region at least partially positioned between the first circuit block and the second circuit block, the p-well block region
not including any active region therein;

a first guard region formed in the substrate between the p-well block region and the first circuit block, the first guard
region having a second doping concentration of a p-type dopant; and

a first grounded highly doped region formed in the substrate between the first guard region and the first circuit block, the
first grounded highly doped region having a third doping concentration of a p-type dopant; and

a first trench formed in the substrate between the p-well block region and the first guard region; and
wherein the second doping concentration is higher than the first doping concentration, and wherein the third doping concentration
is higher than the second doping concentration.

US Pat. No. 9,046,588

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTING AN ARC FAULT IN A PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SYSTEM

SMA Solar Technology AG, ...

1. A method for detecting an arc fault in a photovoltaic power circuit comprising a photovoltaic generator, comprising:
operating the photovoltaic generator at a first working point;
determining a first signal related to a DC-current flowing in the power circuit and/or a DC-voltage present in the power circuit;
analyzing the first signal and determining whether the first signal indicates a presence of an electric arc in the power circuit;
in case the first signal indicates the presence of an electric arc in the power circuit, operating the photovoltaic generator
at a second working point;

determining a second signal related to the DC-current flowing in the power circuit and/or the DC-voltage present in the power
circuit;

comparing the first signal and the second signal; and
signaling the occurrence of an arc fault in the power circuit if a result of the comparison indicates the presence of an electric
arc.

US Pat. No. 9,049,632

IDLE MODE HANDOFF TRANSFER OF NETWORK ACCESS INFORMATION

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of operating a communication system, the method comprising:
communicating with a wireless communication device over a long-term evolution (LTE) wireless communication link provided by
a first LTE wireless access node;

detecting a handoff from the first LTE wireless access node to a second LTE wireless access node for the wireless communication
device when the wireless communication device is in an idle mode of operation;

responsive to the handoff, transferring network access information for a non-LTE network to the wireless communication device
in handoff messaging associated with the handoff.

US Pat. No. 9,048,331

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Shinko Electric Industrie...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method comprising:
forming a masking member including an opening on a wiring substrate including a chip mounting region so as to align the opening
with the chip mounting region;

forming an uncured sealing resin on at least the chip mounting region of the wiring substrate, wherein a support film is formed
on the uncured sealing resin;

removing the support film from the uncured sealing resin;
removing the masking member from the wiring substrate so that the uncured sealing resin remains on the chip mounting region;
and

flip-chip mounting a semiconductor chip onto the chip mounting region with the uncured sealing resin arranged in between,
wherein the uncured sealing resin has a higher temperature when removing the masking member than when removing the support
film.

US Pat. No. 9,045,434

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF TREATMENT FOR MYOCILIN GLAUCOMA BY SELECTIVELY INHIBITING GRP94

University of South Flori...

1. A method for treating myocilin glaucoma in a patient comprising:
administering a therapeutically effective amount of a Grp 94-selective inhibitor to the patient in need thereof wherein the
Grp94-selective inhibitor is a compound having the formula:


wherein n is an integer from 0 to 4.
US Pat. No. 9,044,902

RADIO FREQUENCY MAGNETIC FIELD RESPONSIVE POLYMER COMPOSITES

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A composite comprising a reversibly crosslinked thermoset polymer,
wherein magnetic field responsive particles are dispersed within the composite, wherein the Curie or Neel temperature of the
particles is lower than 150° C.,

wherein the reversibly crosslinked thermoset polymer is generated by forming covalent bonds among a plurality of monomers,
wherein each covalent bonds formed by polymerization of the plurality of monomers is a thermally reversible covalent bond,
wherein applying an electromagnetic field of given strength alternating at a first frequency to the composite heats the composite
to a first temperature at which a portion of the thermally reversible covalent bonds is broken, and

wherein the first temperature is lower than the temperature at which the polymer undergoes irreversible decomposition.
US Pat. No. 9,045,713

CLONING, EXPRESSION AND USE OF ACID PHOSPHOLIPASES

AB Enzymes GMBH, Darmsta...

1. A cDNA sequence that encodes a polypeptide with phospholipase activity essentially without lipase activity comprising a
cDNA sequence selected from the group consisting of
a) DNA sequences that comprise a nucleotide sequence according to SEQ ID NO: 1,
b) DNA sequences that comprise the coding sequence according to SEQ ID NO: 1,
c) DNA sequences that code for the protein sequence according to SEQ ID NO: 2,
d) DNA sequences that are coded for by the plasmid pPL3940-Topo2.5 with the restriction map according to FIG. 7, which is deposited under accession number DSM 22741,

e) DNA sequences that hybridize under stringent conditions with one of the DNA sequences according to a), b), c) or d), wherein
said DNA sequences hybridize at 65° C., 18 h in dextran sulphate solution, subsequent washing of the filter for 30 min, respectively,
at first with 6× saline-sodium citrate (SSC), twice 2×SSC, twice 2×SSC, 0.1% SDS, and with 0.2×SSC at 65° C., and

f) complementary strands to the sequences according to a) to f), wherein the DNA sequence is derived from Aspergillus.

US Pat. No. 9,049,802

APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING SERVERS

HONG FU JIN PRECISION IND...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a server cabinet capable of receiving a plurality of servers therein; and
a heat dissipation device mounted on the server cabinet;
wherein the heat dissipation device includes a plurality of fans and a housing, the housing defining a plurality of heat dissipation
holes corresponding to the plurality of fans, a diameter of each heat dissipation hole equal to or greater than a sum of thicknesses
of all of the servers, each heat dissipation hole aligned with all of the servers, and each of the plurality of fans is configured
to dissipate heat generated in the server cabinet.

US Pat. No. 9,049,685

IDENTIFIERS AND TRIGGERS FOR CAPILLARY DEVICES

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method for use in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) for capillary network device registration, the method comprising:
receiving, at the WTRU, a first registration message from a capillary network device, wherein the WTRU acts as a gateway for
communication between the capillary network device and a network;

sending, from the WTRU, to the capillary network device, one or more fields of a capillary network device identifier (CNDID);
establishing a connection with the network;
sending, from the WTRU, a second registration message associated with the capillary network device to a machine type communications
(MTC) server via a cellular radio access network (RAN), wherein the second registration message includes the CNDID of the
capillary network device; and

receiving, at the WTRU, a first trigger message including the CNDID of the capillary network device from a machine type communications-interworking
function (MTC-IWF) via the cellular RAN on a condition that the MTC-IWF received a trigger request message from the MTC server;
and

transmitting, from the WTRU, a second trigger message to the capillary network device associated with the CNDID.

US Pat. No. 9,046,231

FOLDING WORKLIGHT WITH ATTACHMENT MECHANISM

Cooper Technologies Compa...

1. A worklight, comprising:
a center core comprising an inner cavity;
a first panel coupled to the center core, the first panel comprising at least one first LED module;
a second panel coupled to the center core opposite the first panel, the second panel comprising at least one second LED module;
a hanger comprising a core guide rod and an outer molding, the core guide rod comprising a shaft portion extending within
the inner cavity at a distal end and a hook portion bent at an approximately 90° angle to the shaft portion, wherein the hook
portion is disposed within the outer molding, and the hanger is movable between a stowed position and an actuated position,

wherein in the stowed position, the hook portion and outer molding are disposed within a recess along an edge of the first
panel or the second panel and the shaft portion is fully disposed within the inner cavity; and

wherein in the actuated position, the hook portion is raised a distance above the recess and the shaft portion extends partially
out of the inner cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,045,821

LAMINATE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND FUNCTIONAL ELEMENT USING SAME

Sumitomo Metal Mining Co....

1. A laminate comprising:
a substrate;
a buffer layer selected from the group consisting of a gallium oxide thin film, a gallium, indium oxide thin film, a gallium,
indium, aluminum oxide thin film, a gallium oxynitride thin film, a gallium indium oxynitride thin film, and a gallium indium
aluminum oxynitride thin film, formed on the substrate; and

a transparent conductive film layer made of an oxide thin film, mainly composed of titanium oxide, containing at least one
element selected from the group consisting of niobium, tantalum, molybdenum, arsenic, antimony and tungsten, and consisting
of an anatase phase grown by epitaxial growth with twelve-fold symmetry formed on the buffer layer.

US Pat. No. 9,049,342

ELECTRONIC CONFERENCE SYSTEM, BAND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING BAND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM STORED THEREIN

NEC Platforms, Ltd., Kan...

1. An electronic conference system comprising a configuration in which through a network, a first exchange system to which
a terminal of a conference organizer who organizes a conference is connected and a second exchange system to which are connected
terminals used by conference participants who participate in the conference held straddling different bases by the conference
organizer are connected,
wherein when the terminals of the plurality of conference participants who participate in the conference of the conference
organizer are connected to the same exchange system as the second exchange system of the conference participant side, in a
mixing device included in the second exchange system, conference communication information from the terminals of the plurality
of conference participants is previously mixed to be edited into one conference communication information, and the one conference
communication information is transmitted to the mixing device included in the first exchange system of the conference organizer
side,

in order to discriminate whether or not the terminals of the plurality of conference participants who participate in the conference
of the conference organizer are connected in the same exchange system as the second exchange system of the conference participant
side, in the first exchange system of the conference organizer side, at least a database for previously registering as a participant
list an address to uniquely specify the second exchange system to which the terminals of the conference participants who are
going to participate in the conference is included,

when it is detected that identical addresses have been registered in the participant list as the addresses to specify the
second exchange system of the conference participant side in the first exchange system of the conference organizer side, a
mixing request is transmitted from the first exchange system to the appropriate second exchange system side, the mixing request
requesting to previously mix conference communication information from the terminals of the plurality of conference participants,
edit into one conference communication information, and transmit the one conference communication information to the first
exchange system side.

US Pat. No. 9,048,225

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Shinko Electric Industrie...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a semiconductor substrate including a first surface, a second surface, and a through hole extending through the semiconductor
substrate from the first surface to the second surface;

a first insulating layer that covers the second surface of the semiconductor substrate, wherein the first insulating layer
includes an opening that is in communication with the through hole and has a diameter that is the same as that of the through
hole;

an insulating film that covers a wall surface of the through hole and a wall surface of the opening;
a through electrode formed in the through hole and the opening that are covered by the insulating film, wherein the through
electrode includes a metal barrier layer, which covers the insulating film in the through hole and the opening, and a conductive
layer, which fills the through hole and the opening and which is surrounded by and in contact with the metal barrier layer;

a first connection terminal formed on the first insulating layer, the first connection terminal including an electroless plating
metal layer that is formed on an end surface of the through electrode and on an the end surface of the insulating film, wherein
the first connection terminal has a larger diameter than the through electrode;

a wiring pattern and a second insulating layer that are laminated on the first surface of the semiconductor substrate; and
an electrode pad connected to the wiring pattern,
wherein the through electrode is connected to the wiring pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,047,910

SPINDLE MOTOR AND HARD DISK DRIVE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A spindle motor comprising:
a lower thrust member fixed to a base member;
a shaft fixed to the lower thrust member;
a sleeve disposed above the lower thrust member and installed so as to be rotatable with respect to the shaft; and
a rotor hub coupled to the sleeve to be rotated together therewith,
wherein the lower thrust member includes a fitting protrusion protruding upwardly in the axial direction and fitted into a
fixing groove formed in a lower end of the shaft so as to be depressed upwardly in the axial direction, a thrust bearing surface
forming a thrust bearing between the thrust bearing surface and a lower surface of the sleeve, and an extension part protruding
from an outer edge of the lower thrust member in a radial direction upwardly in the axial direction to form a liquid-vapor
interface between the extension part and an outer surface of the sleeve while enclosing the sleeve, and

the thrust bearing surface has inner and outer concave parts depressed in one of inner and outer diameter directions thereof,
respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,049,808

PRINTED WIRING BOARD AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A PRINTED WIRING BOARD

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki-...

1. A printed wiring board, comprising:
a core substrate formed of a single layer having a thickness in a range of from about 0.06 mm to about 0.40 mm and a thermal
expansion coefficient ? in a range of from 5×10?6 to 8×10?6;

a first conductive circuit formed directly on a first surface of the core substrate;
a second conductive circuit formed directly on a second surface of the core substrate on an opposite side with respect to
the first surface;

a through-hole conductor formed in a penetrating hole extending from the first surface to the second surface of the core substrate
and connecting the first conductive circuit and the second conductive circuit;

at least one first interlayer insulation layer formed on the first surface of the core substrate; and
at least one second interlayer insulation layer formed on the second surface of the core substrate,
wherein the core substrate, the first interlayer insulation layer and the second interlayer insulation layer satisfy an equation,
?/(E×(a+b+c))=0.5×10?6˜2.5×10?6/GPa·mm·K, where the thermal expansion coefficient of the core substrate is set at ?, Young's modulus of the core substrate
is E, a thickness of the core substrate is a, a sum of a thickness of the first interlayer insulation layer is b, and a sum
of a thickness of the second interlayer insulation layer is c.

US Pat. No. 9,049,787

PADDLE CARD WITH IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. A cable assembly, the cable assembly comprising:
a cable, the cable including a plurality of signal-transmitting wires, pairs of the signal-transmitting wires being arranged
in the cable, each signal-transmitting wire including a conductor surrounded by an insulative covering, each conductor extending
forwardly past a leading edge of the insulative covering to define a free end of each signal-transmitting wire; and

a circuit board, the circuit board having opposite leading and trailing edges, the circuit board including a first portion
to which the free ends are terminated and a second portion extending forwardly from and spaced apart from the first portion,
the first portion including a plurality of contact pads disposed on a surface thereof, the contact pads being arranged in
pairs of contact pads associated with each free end, the contact pads of each contact pad pair being aligned with each other
so that a leading edge of the foremost contact pad and a trailing edge of the rearmost contact pad define a predetermined
length, L, there between, the contact pads being separated from each other by an intervening spacing, the cumulative length
of the contact pads being between about 0.5 L to 0.8 L;

wherein each free end of the signal-transmitting wires contacts both the contact pads of one of the pairs of contact pads.

US Pat. No. 9,047,653

STITCHED DIGITAL IMAGES

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A method of blending first and second portions of a stitched digital image of a document, the method comprising the steps
of:
using a computer, detecting respective overlapping or adjacent boundaries of the first and second portions;
using a computer, categorizing pixels on each boundary of the first and second portions as either a background pixel or a
foreground pixel; and

using a computer, modifying a pixel of the first or second portion based on a pixel value difference between corresponding
background pixels on the respective boundary of the first and second portions, wherein the corresponding background pixels
on the respective boundary of the first and second portions are those closest in distance to the pixel being modified.

US Pat. No. 9,047,361

TRACKING USAGE OF A MEDIA ASSET

FACEBOOK, INC., Menlo Pa...

9. A method comprising:
determining, using at least one processor, information regarding usage of a digital media file by a first user that receives
the digital media file, the information being integrated within the digital media file, wherein the digital media file comprises
a media content portion and a media history portion;

storing the information in a database;
receiving, from a second user associated with the first user, a request for the information regarding usage of the digital
media file; and

providing, to the second user, access to the information.

US Pat. No. 9,046,651

MIRROR DEVICE

GIGAPHOTON INC., Tochigi...

1. A mirror device, comprising:
a mirror including
a base plate having a surface a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a side surface different from the first
and second surfaces, the side surface having a plurality of holes,

a reflective film on the first surface of the base plate, and
a plurality of first protrusions on the second surface of the base plate;
a plurality of support parts for respectively supporting the plurality of the first protrusions, each support part having
a groove for guiding the first protrusion; and

a plurality of clamps each having a first portion secured on corresponding one of the plurality of support parts and a second
portion positioned in corresponding one of the plurality of holes, the plurality of clamps being configured to press respectively
the plurality of the first protrusions against grooves in the plurality of the support parts.

US Pat. No. 9,046,525

METHOD OF DETERMINING THE OLIGOMERIC STATE OF A PROTEIN COMPLEX

California Institute of T...

1. A method of determining the number of protein subunits in a protein complex, the method, comprising:
tagging a protein subunit of the protein complex to form a tagged protein subunit comprising a peptide tag and a protease
cleavage site between the peptide tag and the protein subunit;

expressing the tagged protein subunit in a cell culture or a cell-free extract to form a tagged protein complex comprising
expressed tagged protein subunits;

selectively digesting the tagged protein complex at at least two different time points with a protease to form an analyte
mixture comprising undigested protein complex, intermediate reaction products, and/or digested protein complex;

separating the undigested protein complex, the intermediate reaction products, and/or the digested complex of the analyte
mixture; and

determining the number of protein subunits in the protein complex by analyzing the presence of, or the progressive loss of,
the peptide tag in each of the undigested protein complex, the intermediate reaction products, and/or the digested protein
complex.

US Pat. No. 9,048,602

AUDIO-VISUAL CONNECTOR

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A cover for an electronic device comprising:
a connector housing integrally molded with the cover, the connector housing defining a cavity configured to receive a connector
plug therein;

a plurality of connector springs configured to contact the connector plug when the connector plug occupies the cavity; and
a connector plate comprising at least one connector plate contact surface,
wherein the connector plate contact surface is configured to communicate with at least one connector spring, and
wherein the plurality of springs are protected when the cover is removed from the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,045,158

DEFORMABLE HEATING ELEMENT

I. G. BAUERHIN GMBH, Gru...

1. A deformable heating element for a vehicle steering wheel, adapted to be attached to a steering wheel body by means of
an adhesive, said heating element comprising a base material, having a rear-side layer and a front-side layer both formed
of a flat fibrous material, and at least one heating conductor, one side of which is laid on, and fastened to, the front-side
layer of the base material, the improvement wherein the front-side layer of the base material, on which the heating conductor
is laid and fastened, has at least one of a lower compression hardness and a volume density than does this base material in
the area of the opposite, rear-side layer thereof and occupies a volume that is in the range of 50% to 100% greater, at the
same volume weight, as the rear-side layer, and wherein the heating conductor is embedded in the fibrous material on the front-side
layer such that fibers thereof are laid around the heating conductor and at least partially cover the same.
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. 9,046,022

CATALYSED SUBSTRATE MONOLITH

Johnson Matthey Public Li...

1. A catalysed substrate monolith for use in treating exhaust gas emitted from a lean-burn internal combustion engine, which
catalysed substrate monolith comprising a first washcoat coating and a second washcoat coating, wherein the first washcoat
coating comprises a catalyst composition comprising at least one platinum group metal (PGM) and at least one support material
for the at least one PGM, wherein at least one PGM in the first washcoat coating is liable to volatilise when the first washcoat
coating is exposed to relatively extreme conditions including relatively high temperatures, wherein the second washcoat coating
comprises at least one metal oxide for trapping volatilised PGM and a catalyst composition comprising at least one metal selected
from the group consisting of palladium, silver, gold and combinations of any two or more thereof, wherein the at least one
metal oxide supports the at least one metal, wherein the second washcoat coating is oriented to contact exhaust gas that has
contacted the first washcoat coating, and wherein the substrate monolith is a filtering substrate monolith having inlet surfaces
and outlet surfaces, wherein the inlet surfaces are separated from the outlet surfaces by a porous structure.

US Pat. No. 9,048,414

NONVOLATILE MEMORY DEVICE AND PROCESSING METHOD

THE UNITED STATES OF AMER...

1. A method of processing a nonvolatile memory device, comprising:
forming a first electrode;
depositing a layer of the sol-gel solution on the first electrode;
hydrolyzing the layer of sol-gel solution to form a gel layer of variable electric resistance material, including depositing
the layer of the sol-gel solution and hydrolyzing the layer of the sol-gel solution at room temperature; and

forming a second electrode on the gel layer of variable electric resistance material.
US Pat. No. 9,045,559

METHOD FOR SCREENING INHIBITORS OF INTERLEUKIN-32 (IL-32)

Yeda Research and Develop...

1. A method of screening for an inhibitor of activation of interleukin 32 (IL-32) based on the proteolytic activity of proteinase
3 (PR-3) on IL-32, the method comprising the steps of
(a) contacting a composition comprising an IL-32 with protein PR3 in the presence of a test agent;
(b) detecting the presence of an IL-32 proteolytic fragment; and
(c) identifying the test agent as the inhibitor of activation of IL-32 when the presence of the proteolytic fragment is less
and when presence of the intact IL-32 protein is more than that in a control without the test agent.

US Pat. No. 9,049,220

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING AND PREVENTING FLOODING ATTACKS IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A method for processing network traffic data comprising:
receiving a packet to initiate a new session from an Internet Protocol (IP) address;
determining a concurrent session counter N for active concurrent sessions associated with the IP address;
comparing the concurrent session counter N for active concurrent sessions associated with the IP address with a prescribed
concurrent session threshold T;

allowing the packet to pass when the concurrent session counter N for active concurrent sessions associated with the IP address
is less than the prescribed concurrent session threshold T (N
classifying the packet as possibly associated with a flooding attack when the concurrent session counter N for active concurrent
sessions associated with the IP address is greater than or equal to the prescribed concurrent session threshold T (N>=T).

US Pat. No. 9,046,132

GREASE COMPOSITION AND ROLLING BEARING

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A rolling bearing, which is incorporated in a wind power generator,
said rolling bearing comprising a plurality of rolling elements interposed between an inner ring and an outer ring such that
said rolling elements are capable of rolling;

a grease composition being packed inside a space, formed between said inner ring and said outer ring, in which said rolling
elements are disposed,

said grease composition comprising a base oil, a thickener, and an additive,
wherein said base oil comprising synthetic oil having a kinematic viscosity at 40° C. of 300 to 600 mm2/s,

wherein said additive contains at least one kind selected from among a phosphite ester shown by a chemical formula (1) or
a phosphite ester shown by a chemical formula (2); a content of said phosphite ester is 0.5 to 4 parts by weight for 100 parts
by weight which is a total of an amount of said base oil and that of said thickener; and said additive contains neither phosphite
esters other than said phosphite ester shown by said formula 1 or by said formula (2) nor phosphate esters having organic
groups whose carbon number is not less than three:


In chemical formulas (1) and (2), R1, R2, R3, R4, and R5 denote a methyl group or an ethyl group R1 and R2 are the same group or different groups R3, R4, and R5 are the same group or different groups.

US Pat. No. 9,048,114

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH AN ACTIVE REGION AND TRANSISTORS

PS4 Luxco S.a.r.l., Luxe...

1. A device comprising a first and a second transistor formed in an active region defined by an insulating region, wherein:
the active region is divided into a first and second portions which are arranged in a first direction, and into a third and
fourth portion which are interposed respectively between the first and second portions and arranged adjacently to each other
in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction;

the first transistor is provided in the first and third portions; and
the second transistor is provided in the second and fourth portions.

US Pat. No. 9,047,830

CIRCUITS FOR CONTROLLING DISPLAY APPARATUS

Pixtronix, Inc., San Die...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a plurality of display elements arranged in an array; and
a control matrix coupled to the plurality of display elements to communicate data and drive voltages to the display elements,
wherein the control matrix, for each display element, includes:
an actuation circuit coupling a voltage source to a respective display element and configured to apply an actuation voltage
to an actuator of the respective display element throughout an actuation stroke of the actuator; and

wherein the control matrix is configured to initiate the actuation of the actuator after a pre-charging signal that initiated
the application of the actuation voltage to the actuator has been deactivated.

US Pat. No. 9,045,789

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A TARGET SUBSTANCE BY FERMENTATION

AJINOMOTO CO., INC., Tok...

1. A method for producing a target substance comprising
A) culturing a bacterium belonging to the genus Pantoea or the genus Corynebacterium and having an ability to produce the target substance in a medium containing xylose wherein the bacterium is able to produce
the target substance through conversion of xylonic acid produced from xylose into 2-ketoglutaric acid by xylonate dehydratase,
2-keto-3-deoxyxylonate dehydratase, and 2-ketoglutaric semialdehyde dehydrogenase,

B) allowing the bacterium to produce and secrete the target substance into the medium, and
C) collecting the target substance from the medium,
wherein the target substance is 2-ketoglutaric acid or a derivative thereof, the bacterium has an ability to produce xylonic
acid from xylose, and activities of the enzymes xylonate dehydratase, 2-keto-3-deoxyxylonate dehydratase, and 2-ketoglutaric
semialdehyde dehydrogenase have been imparted to or enhanced in the bacterium;

wherein the 2-ketoglutaric acid derivative is selected from the group consisting of L-glutamic acid, L-glutamine, L-arginine,
L-citrulline, L-ornithine, L-proline, putrescine, and ?-aminobutyric acid,

wherein the bacterium can produce xylonic acid from xylose because of any one of the following characteristics:
(i) xylose dehydrogenase activity, or xylose dehydrogenase activity and xylonolactonase activity have been imparted to or
enhanced in the bacterium, or

(ii) the bacterium has glucose dehydrogenase activity that can catalyze a reaction producing xylonic acid from xylose,
wherein said activities are imparted to or enhanced in the bacterium by introducing expressable forms of genes coding for
the enzymes into the bacterium, wherein the genes are native to a microorganism belonging to a genus selected from the group
consisting of Caulobacter, Escherichia, Agrobacterium, Herbaspirillum, Actinoplanes, Cupriavidus, Pseudomonas, Zobellia, Thermobacillus,
Arthrobacter, Azospirillum, Halomonas, Bacillus, and Aspergillus.

US Pat. No. 9,047,249

HANDLING FAULTS IN A CONTINUOUS EVENT PROCESSING (CEP) SYSTEM

Oracle International Corp...

1. A computer-readable memory storing a plurality of instructions for causing a processor to perform operations, the plurality
of instructions comprising:
instructions that cause the processor to detect a first fault raised by the operator of a first continuous execution processing
(CEP) query relative to a first event from an event stream;

instructions that cause the processor to invoke, in response to detecting the first fault, a first user-registered fault handler
that has been registered with a CEP query processor;

instructions that cause the processor to determine that the first user-registered fault handler caught and handled the first
fault; and

instructions that cause the processor to cause the CEP query processor, in response to determining that the first user-registered
fault handler caught and handled the first fault, to continue to execute the first CEP query without halting execution of
the first CEP query;

wherein the first user-registered fault handler is configured to determine whether to handle the first fault or to re-throw
the first fault so that a fault handler other than the first user-registered fault handler can handle the first fault.

US Pat. No. 9,048,594

DUAL SIM CARD CONNECTOR

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. A dual SIM card tray for loading a mini-SIM card and a micro-SIM card, the tray comprising a main body, and the main body
having:
a top side;
a bottom side positioned at an opposing side of the top side;
a first receiving groove formed to the top side of the main body for loading the mini-SIM card;
a second receiving groove formed to the bottom side of the main body and partially positioned below the first receiving groove
for loading the micro-SIM card;

a first window extending from a part of the first receiving groove in a direction from the top side to the bottom side and
penetrating through the bottom side so as to expose conductive pads of the mini-SIM card toward the bottom side; and

a second window being an opening of the second receiving groove on the bottom side, and the second window and the first window
arranged in a lengthwise direction of the tray, so as to expose conductive pads of the micro-SIM card toward the bottom side,
wherein the main body further has a spacer positioned between the first receiving groove and the second receiving groove and
wherein the main body further has a supporting plate being a part constituting the second receiving groove; a plane where
the supporting plate is present is opposite to and spaced apart from a plane where the spacer is present; and an edge of the
supporting plate defines one side of the second window, and the supporting plate is used to limit displacement of the micro-SIM
card toward the bottom side.

US Pat. No. 9,047,834

METHOD FOR DRIVING LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY USING SAME

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Mia...

1. A liquid crystal display (LCD), comprising:
a plurality of data lines;
a plurality of scanning lines;
a plurality of pixel units defining by the data lines and the scanning lines, the pixel units arranged as a matrix array with
a plurality of columns and rows;

a data driver providing a plurality of data signals;
a scanning driver providing a plurality of scanning signals; and
wherein an arbitrary one column of the matrix array is selected and divided into two pixel groups according to the polarities
of the data signals applied to the pixel units within a current frame, one of the pixel groups with a same polarity is defined
as a first polarity group and another one of the pixel groups with a polarity opposite to the polarity of the first polarity
group is defined as a second polarity group, a part of the pixel units in the first polarity group are arranged in adjacent
to each other, a part of the pixel units in the second polarity group are arranged in adjacent to each other, and the data
driver outputs corresponding data signals to the first polarity group and then outputs corresponding data signals to the second
polarity group.

US Pat. No. 9,049,100

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING INTERFACING BETWEEN CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORKS

INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDI...

1. A method for use in a content delivery network interconnection (CDNI) router, the method comprising:
establishing a connection with a first content delivery network (CDN);
establishing a connection with a second CDN;
receiving, from the first CDN, a first CDNI route advertisement message which includes at least a set of end-user Internet
protocol (IP) address blocks, wherein the set of end-user IP address blocks includes IP addresses of end users accessible
via the first CDN;

updating an end-user-based CDNI routing table based at least in part on the set of end-user IP address blocks; and
transmitting a second CDNI route advertisement message to the second CDN, wherein the second CDNI route advertisement message
includes at least a portion of the end-user IP address blocks of the updated end-user-based CDNI routing table.

US Pat. No. 9,048,197

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE SYSTEM EMPLOYING WAFER LEVEL CHIP SCALE PACKAGING

STATS ChipPAC Ltd., Sing...

1. An integrated circuit package system comprising:
a substrate with a first surface and a second surface, the second surface includes a polished surface for promoting adhesion
of subsequent layers;

electrical conductors on the first surface of the substrate;
a protective coating directly on the second surface of the substrate, the protective coating is optically opaque, and the
protective coating includes a coating material having high adhesion strength, durability, and temperature resistance for preventing
delamination and for providing structural support for the substrate; and

a labeling film on the protective coating, the labeling film includes a curable film having releasable bond properties, a
sidewall of the protective coat coplanar to both a sidewall of the substrate and a sidewall of the labeling film.

US Pat. No. 9,047,392

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONVERSION OF JMS MESSAGE DATA INTO DATABASE TRANSACTIONS FOR APPLICATION TO MULTIPLE HETEROGENEOUS DATABASES

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. A system for integrating a message-based system with a database-based system, comprising:
a computer including a microprocessor;
a data parsing component, provided as a shared library to integrate a dataflow of a source system, wherein the data parsing
component includes a plurality of parsers, wherein each of the plurality of parsers is configured to parse messages received
from a message-based system having a particular message format; and

a properties file which indicates properties and data definitions that define how the system is to parse messages from a source
format of the source system, to a target format of a target system;

wherein the data parsing component operates to
read a message from a messaging topic at the source system,
present values read from a header of the message to the properties file,
select, using the properties file, a parser from the plurality of parsers to parse the message,
parse, using the selected parser and the properties file, the message to determine transaction boundaries and operation types,
store the parsed message in a persistent trail file, which is subsequently routed via a network to the target system,
generate a source definition file from properties in the properties file, which is provided to the target system, and
apply the parsed message as database operations at a database at the target system, wherein, if the target system needs to
be recovered from an earlier point in time, the persistent trail is deciphered using the source definition file to replay
the database operations.

US Pat. No. 9,048,407

MOUNTING METHOD FOR SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTER USING RESIST WITH OPENINGS OF DIFFERENT SIZES

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A method for mounting a semiconductor light-emitting element on a substrate via a bump,
the semiconductor light-emitting element including:
a first electric-conductivity-type semiconductor layer;
a second electric-conductivity-type semiconductor layer laminated on a part of an upper surface of the first electric-conductivity-type
semiconductor layer;

a first electrode section formed on another part of the upper surface of the first electric-conductivity-type semiconductor
layer; and

a second electrode section formed on an upper surface of the second electric-conductivity-type semiconductor layer,
an upper surface of the second electrode section being in a higher position than an upper surface of the first electrode section
with respect to the first electric-conductivity-type semiconductor layer,

the method comprising the steps of:
(i) laminating resist on the first electrode section and the second electrode section and forming (a) one or more first openings
at a part of the resist which part corresponds to the first electrode section and (b) one or more second openings at a part
of the resist which part corresponds to the second electrode section;

(ii) forming one or more first bumps in the respective one or more first openings and forming one or more second bumps in
the respective one or more second openings;

(iii) removing the resist; and
(iv) bonding the one or more first bumps and the one or more second bumps to the substrate,
a cross-sectional area of each of the one or more first openings being larger than a cross-sectional area of each of the one
or more second openings,

wherein the cross-sectional area of each of the one or more first openings and the cross-sectional area of each of the one
or more second openings are selected respectively in accordance with a difference in height between the first electrode section
and the second electrode section.

US Pat. No. 9,044,940

INKJET PRINTING APPARATUS

SCREEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD....

1. An inkjet printing apparatus for printing images on printing paper by discharging ink while moving inkjet heads and the
printing paper relative to each other, comprising:
an inkjet head holder for holding the inkjet heads to be movable by at least two shafts extending vertically;
a control device for operating at least two motors respectively coupled to the at least two shafts to move the inkjet head
holder vertically along the at least two shafts at least between a printing position, a standby position of the inkjet head
holder, and an origin position above the standby position;

a detecting device for detecting slits formed in at least two different sizes in each of slit disks rotatable by the at least
two motors, and outputting detection signals concerning synchronous rotations of the at least two motors and directions of
rotation of the at least two motors; and

a monitoring device for monitoring, during a vertical movement of the inkjet head holder caused by the control device, synchronous
rotations of the at least two motors by monitoring the signals outputted from the detecting device and counting the slits
of the slit disks, and corresponding directions of rotation of the at least two motors by monitoring orders in which the slits
of the slit disks appear, the monitoring device having at least two counters respectively for storing counts of the slits
of the slit disks provided for the at least two motors, respectively, and a comparator for comparing a difference between
the counts of the at least two counters and one of a first threshold value for a time of normal vertical movement and a second
threshold value for a time of return to the origin position after occurrence of an abnormality,

wherein the control device causes the comparator of the monitoring device to compare the difference between the counts of
the at least two counters and the first threshold value at the time of normal vertical movement, and

when the monitoring device has detected occurrence of an abnormality, the control device:
raises the inkjet head holder to the origin position while causing the comparator to compare the difference between the counts
of the at least two counters and the second threshold value, and

only when the inkjet head holder has been able to reach the origin position, lowers the inkjet head holder from the origin
position to the printing position.

US Pat. No. 9,046,751

OPTICAL EXCITATION DEVICE, LIGHT SOURCE MODULE, AND PROJECTOR USING THE SAME

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. An optical excitation device for exciting a laser light source, wherein the laser light source emits a first light beam
having a first wavelength, the optical excitation device comprising:
a wavelength converter comprising:
a wheel;
a motor connected to the wheel for driving the wheel to rotate relative to the laser light source; and
a wavelength converting layer disposed on a light receiving surface of the wheel for converting the first light beam with
the first wavelength into a second light beam with a second wavelength; and

a moving element connected to the wavelength converter for moving the wavelength converter relative to the laser light source,
wherein there is a first reaction area between the laser light source and the wavelength converter when the motor is operated
and the moving element is not operated, there is a second reaction area between the laser light source and the wavelength
converter when both the motor and the moving element are operated, and the second reaction area is greater than the first
reaction area.

US Pat. No. 9,045,876

CONNECTION BRACKET AND TAMPING DEVICE HAVING SUCH A CONNECTION BRACKET AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

BOMAG GmbH, Boppard (DE)...

1. In combination,
a tamping device; and
a connection bracket supported by the tamping device, the connection bracket comprising:
a frame,
a guide element mount, and
a drive element mount,
wherein the connection bracket has a guide unit implemented integrally therewith for combustion air.

US Pat. No. 9,047,401

EXCEPTION HANDLING TEST APPARATUS AND METHOD

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An exception handling test apparatus for a system including a device driver, a device manager, and an application, the
apparatus comprising:
a generation module configured to generate a modified device driver based on a defect model and information obtained from
the device manager;

a hooking module configured to hook the device driver using the modified device driver;
a scanning module configured to collect test information returned from the hooked modified device driver to the application
while the application operates; and

an analysis module configured to analyze the test information collected by the scanning module,
wherein if the test information indicates that a defect has occurred, the application performs exception handling according
to the generated defect, and

wherein if the exception handling is not normally performed, the analysis module analyzes the test information as at least
one of entire system down, some process down, an abnormal termination of some processes, an abnormal operation of some processes,
an abnormal return and no error code, and a normal return and incorrect error code return.

US Pat. No. 9,045,095

SECURITY FOR A WIRELESS ECU VEHICLE SYSTEM

CISCO TECHNOLOGY INC., S...

1. A method for securing wireless communications for a multiplicity of electronic control units (ECUs) installed in a vehicle,
the method comprising:
connecting a communication unit on each of said ECUs via electrical wiring to a power source of said vehicle, wherein said
ECUs are configured to control one or more of electrical component systems and subsystems of said vehicle;

configuring one of said ECUs as a key manager;
generating at least one key by said key manager;
distributing said at least one key from said key manager via said electrical wiring to other said ECUs from among said multiplicity
of ECUs; and

applying said distributed at least one key to secure said wireless communications between at least two of said multiplicity
of ECUs, wherein said wireless communications are performed via wireless transceivers on said at least two ECUs.

US Pat. No. 9,048,573

INDUSTRIAL INTERCONNECT SYSTEM INCORPORATING TRANSCEIVER MODULE CAGE

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. An interconnect system, comprising:
a receptacle, the receptacle including a flange mated to an exterior side of an equipment panel, the exterior side being open
to the environment, the panel having a through-hole for receiving the receptacle, the receptacle further including a means
for mounting the receptacle to the equipment panel, the means being secured by the flange, the receptacle being adapted to
mate to a connector to form an environmentally-sealed connection between the receptacle and the connector; and

a transceiver module located within a module cage assembly, a portion of the transceiver module being received within the
receptacle;

wherein the transceiver module is accessible without removing the receptacle from the equipment panel.

US Pat. No. 9,045,590

INTERFACIAL PROCESSES FOR PREPARING PHOTOACTIVE ADDITIVES

SABIC Global Technologies...

1. A process for preparing a photoactive additive from a monohydroxybenzophenone, a dihydroxy compound, a carbonate precursor,
a tertiary amine catalyst, water, and a water-immiscible organic solvent, comprising:
combining the dihydroxy compound, tertiary amine catalyst, water, and water-immiscible solvent to form a reaction mixture;
adding the carbonate precursor to the reaction mixture over a first time period; and
adding the monohydroxybenzophenone to the reaction mixture during the first time period to obtain the photoactive additive;
wherein the monohydroxybenzophenone is dissolved in a dilute aqueous sodium hydroxide solution prior to being added to the
reaction mixture, wherein the solution contains from about 1 to about 2 moles of NaOH per mole of the monohydroxybenzophenone,
and contains from about 5 wt % to about 20 wt % of the monohydroxybenzophenone.

US Pat. No. 9,049,640

ENCODED INFORMATION READING TERMINAL WITH WIRELESS PATH SELECTION CAPABILITY

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. An encoded information reading (EIR) terminal, comprising:
a terminal module including a central processing unit (CPU), a memory, and an encoded information reading (EIR) device selected
from the group consisting of a bar code reading device, an RFID reading device, and a card reading device, the EIR device
configured to output raw message data;

a wireless interface module communicatively coupled to the terminal module via a wired interface, the wireless interface module
including a microcontroller, a memory, and at least one wireless communication interface;

wherein the wireless interface module is configured to establish one or more wireless links with one or more peer EIR terminals
to join a wireless network of peer EIR terminals; and

wherein the wireless interface module is configured, responsive to receiving a portal announcement, to cache one or more network
addresses of devices having originated the portal announcement.

US Pat. No. 9,049,602

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING A CLONED BASE STATION

Continental Automotive Sy...

1. A method of detecting a cloned base station by a communication device, the method comprising:
obtaining a data structure from a wireless communications service provider, the data structure containing information that
identifies valid base stations, the data structure comprising base station validation information for known valid base stations;

establishing communications with a first base station and obtaining first base station validation information from said first
base station;

comparing the first base station validation information to validation information stored in the data structure and determining
whether the first base station is valid based upon the comparing;

when the comparing indicates that the first base station is not valid, initiating a warning to a user;
scanning for a presence of a neighboring second base station identified in the data structure and when a signal strength level
of the second base station is below a predetermined threshold level, determining that said second base station is not valid;
and

when the second base station is determined to be not valid, initiating a warning to a user.

US Pat. No. 9,048,738

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ZERO VOLTAGE SWITCHING IN POWER CONVERSION SYSTEMS

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system for regulating a power converter, the system comprising:
a controller configured to generate a first switching signal and a second switching signal;
a first switch configured to receive the first switching signal, the first switch being coupled to an auxiliary winding of
the power converter further including a primary winding and a secondary winding; and

a second switch configured to receive the second switching signal and coupled to the primary winding of the power converter;
wherein the controller is further configured to:
change, at a first time, the second switching signal to open the second switch;
maintain, from the first time to a second time, the first switching signal to keep the first switch open; and
change, at the second time, the first switching signal to close the first switch;
wherein the controller is further configured to:
change, at a third time, the first switching signal to open the first switch;
maintain, from the third time to a fourth time, the second switching signal to keep the second switch open; and
change, at the fourth time, the second switching signal to close the second switch.

US Pat. No. 9,048,312

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME

VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SE...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a substrate having an active region, wherein a field-plate region and a bulk region are in the active region, and the bulk
region is at a first side of the field-plate region;

at least one trench-gate structure disposed in the substrate corresponding to the bulk region;
at least one source-doped region in the substrate corresponding to the bulk region, wherein the at least one source doped
region surrounds the at least one trench gate structure; and

a drain-doped region in the substrate at a second side opposite to the first side of the field-plate region, wherein an extending
direction of length of the at least one trench gate structure is perpendicular to that of the drain-doped region as viewed
from a top view perspective.

US Pat. No. 9,046,497

INTELLIGENT AIRFOIL COMPONENT GRAIN DEFECT INSPECTION

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A system comprising:
a component manipulator structured to position a component in response to a positioning algorithm;
a surface scanner configured to:
output electromagnetic radiation directed at a surface of the component,
detect reflected electromagnetic radiation from the surface of the component, and
produce a reflectivity signal in response to detecting the reflected electromagnetic radiation; and
a processor configured to:
apply a fuzzy logic algorithm to the reflectivity signal to determine a solution set in response to the reflectivity signal;
and

produce a grain structure characterization in response to the solution set.

US Pat. No. 9,049,627

HANDOVER AND NEIGHBOR MANAGEMENT FOR MOBILE RELAY NODES

Telefonaktiebolaget L M E...

1. A method for maintaining neighbor cell information at a mobile relay node in a wireless communication system, the method
comprising:
detecting the occurrence of a defined condition which characteristically indicates that movement of the mobile relay node
has rendered previously obtained neighbor cell information incomplete or invalid;

responsive to detecting the occurrence of the defined condition, generating a request for neighbor cell information, wherein
the request includes non-unique cell identifiers for one or more cells currently neighboring a mobile cell provided by the
mobile relay node, and sending the request for neighbor cell information to a donor base station in the system; and

receiving the requested neighbor cell information responsive to the request, wherein said neighbor cell information pertains
to those one or more neighboring cells and maps those non-unique cell identifiers to corresponding unique cell identifiers.

US Pat. No. 9,048,891

MULTI-TIERED QUANTIZATION OF CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION IN MULTIPLE ANTENNA SYSTEMS

Wi-LAN Inc., Ottawa, Ont...

1. An apparatus for quantizing channel state information in a multiple-input transmission system having at least a transmitter
and a receiver, the apparatus comprising:
first quantizing means for quantizing information concerning a first channel state to produce first quantized information,
and sending the first quantized information to the transmitter; and

second quantizing means for quantizing information concerning a second channel state by reference to (1) the second channel
state and (2) the first quantized information, to produce second quantized information, and sending the second quantized information
to the transmitter.

US Pat. No. 9,048,586

EARTH CONNECTION FOR ELECTRICALLY AND MECHANICALLY CONNECTING EARTH WIRES

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. An earth connection for electrically and mechanically connecting a plurality of earth wires to a structure, comprising
an angled element which is formed in one piece and is made of electrically conductive material, which element comprises a
first and a second fastening portion, it being possible to fasten the first fastening portion to the structure and the second
fastening portion comprising a plurality of electrical connections for connecting the earth wires, which connections comprise
socket contact elements which are formed so as to receive pin contact elements of the earth wires, wherein a housing is provided
which surrounds at least the second fastening portion, and wherein the housing comprises a strain relief for relieving a strain
of the earth wires which are connected to the angled element.

US Pat. No. 9,046,688

SURGICAL MICROSCOPE WITH ENLARGED WORKING DISTANCE

CARL ZEISS MEDITEC AG, J...

1. A surgical microscope, comprising:
an imaging system that provides a magnified multidimensional image of an object disposable in a focal plane of the imaging
system along at least one optical imaging path, the imaging system comprising an objective, the objective comprising at least
two lens groups through which the at least one optical imaging path passes one after another, and which define the focal plane
of the imaging system,

wherein at least one lens group of the objective is moveable along its optical axis relative to the at least one other lens
group of the objective,

wherein the objective's first lens group which is located directly adjacent to the focal plane along the at least one optical
imaging path consists of at least three optical lenses and has altogether a negative optical power, and

wherein the absolute value of the focal length of the first lens group of the objective does altogether not exceed 35% of
the absolute value of a minimum focal length of the objective.

US Pat. No. 9,046,681

ELECTRO-WETTING ELEMENT AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF, ELECTRO-WETTING DISPLAY DEVICE

Industrial Technology Res...

1. An electro-wetting element, comprising:
a first substrate and a second substrate, wherein the first substrate and the second substrate are disposed oppositely;
a first electrode formed on the first substrate;
a photoreactive layer formed on the first electrode, wherein the photoreactive layer comprises a reversible photoreactive
material and a modifier;

a second electrode formed on the first substrate or the second substrate; and
a polar fluid and a non-polar fluid disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,049,416

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTING SCENE CLIP, AND RECORD MEDIUM THEREOF

INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION...

1. A system for constructing a scene clip, comprising:
media supply equipment used for providing a piece of media data;
a metadata server used for receiving the media data provided by the media supply equipment to provide and output multiple
pieces of scene time information corresponding to playback scenes of the media data, wherein each piece of the scene time
information stores playback time of the local scene clip corresponding thereto;

a first end device used for acquiring the media data provided by the media supply equipment and the multiple pieces of scene
time information provided by the metadata server, and used for inputting a piece of capture time information corresponding
to playback of the media data when playing the media data, wherein the capture time information comprises media record starting
time and media record end time, and the first end device outputs at least one piece of first target scene time whose playback
time is recorded between the media record starting time and the media record end time; and

a scene server used for acquiring each piece of the first target scene time, the media data, and the pieces of scene time
information and aligning each piece of the first target scene time with the pieces of scene time information to extract, according
to alignment results, multiple local scene clips from the media data to form a piece of media division data.

US Pat. No. 9,049,185

AUTHENTICATED HIERARCHICAL SET OPERATIONS AND APPLICATIONS

EMC Corporation, Hopkint...

1. A method performed by a third party server to process a query q on a plurality of outsourced data sets S1 . . . Sn stored in a memory on behalf of a source of said outsourced data sets, wherein said query q comprises a hierarchical set operation
between at least two of said outsourced data sets, said method comprising:
providing a proof-of-correctness for an intermediate result of each set operation in a lowest level from a plurality of levels
of a hierarchy of said hierarchical set operation to a client, wherein said proof-of-correctness is generated by at least
one hardware device using an Authenticated Set Operation (ASO) for each set operation in said lowest level, wherein at least
a first level of said hierarchy of said hierarchical set operation comprises at least a first one of an intersection operation,
a union operation and a set difference operation and wherein at least a second level different from the first level of said
hierarchy comprises at least a second distinct one of said intersection, union and set difference operations;

providing said intermediate result for each of said set operations in said lowest level to said client;
repeating said two providing steps for each successive level in said hierarchy until a top level of said hierarchy is reached;
providing a proof-of-correctness for a final result of a top-level set operation in said top level of said hierarchy to said
client, wherein said proof-of-correctness is generated using said ASO for said top-level set operation; and

providing said final result from said top-level set operation to said client, wherein said provided final result and said
provided proof-of-correctness for said final result are used by said client to authenticate said hierarchical set operation.

US Pat. No. 9,048,770

SYNCHRONOUS MACHINE STARTING DEVICE

TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTR...

1. A synchronous machine starting device comprising:
a power conversion unit for converting supplied power into AC power and supplying the AC power to an armature of a synchronous
machine;

an AC voltage detection unit for detecting AC voltage supplied to or generated at the armature of said synchronous machine;
an AC current detection unit for detecting AC current supplied to or generated at the armature of said synchronous machine;
a rotor position detection unit for detecting a rotor position of said synchronous machine, based on said detected AC voltage
and AC current; and

a power conversion control portion for controlling said power conversion unit, based on said detected rotor position,
said rotor position detection unit including:
a timing detection unit for outputting a first position signal indicating a timing at which a value of said detected AC voltage
passes a prescribed reference level;

a feedback operation unit for calculating an error of an estimated phase based on said estimated phase indicating said rotor
position, an estimated rotational speed of the rotor of said synchronous machine, as well as said detected AC voltage and
AC current, updating said estimated phase and said estimated rotational speed based on said calculated phase error, and outputting
a second position signal indicating said updated estimated phase;

a frequency detection unit for detecting a first frequency corresponding to a rotational speed of the rotor of said synchronous
machine at the time of starting of said synchronous machine starting device based on said first position signal, for use as
an initial frequency corresponding to an initial value of said estimated rotational speed; and

a selector circuit for selecting said first position signal or a position signal obtained based on said first position signal,
outputting the selected signal to said power conversion control portion as a signal indicating the rotor position of said
synchronous machine, releasing selection of said first position signal or the position signal obtained based on said first
position signal, and thereafter selecting said second position signal for output to said power conversion control portion
as a signal indicating the rotor position of said synchronous machine.

US Pat. No. 9,048,303

GROUP III-NITRIDE-BASED ENHANCEMENT MODE TRANSISTOR

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A Group III-nitride-based enhancement mode transistor, comprising a heterojunction fin structure, wherein side faces and
a top face of the heterojunction fin structure are covered by a p-type Group III-nitride layer.

US Pat. No. 9,046,178

SELF-RETAINING GASKET AND FASTENER RETAINER

DENSO International Ameri...

1. A gasket comprising:
a main body defining a first aperture;
a first retention tab extending from the main body at the first aperture, a first portion of the first retention tab extending
directly from the main body in a direction away from the first aperture at an acute angle as measured between an inner surface
of the first portion facing the first aperture and a plane extending parallel to the main body, the first portion of the first
retention tab extending at an obtuse angle as measured between the plane and an outer surface of the first portion opposite
to the inner surface;

a second retention tab extending from the main body at the first aperture, a first portion of the second retention tab extending
directly from the main body in a direction away from the first aperture at an acute angle as measured between an inner surface
of the first portion facing the first aperture and the plane extending parallel to the main body, the first portion of the
second retention tab extending at an obtuse angle as measured between the plane and an outer surface of the first portion
opposite to the inner surface;

a third retention tab extending from the main body at the first aperture, a first portion of the third retention tab extending
directly from the main body in a direction away from the first aperture at an acute angle as measured between an inner surface
of the first portion facing the first aperture and the plane extending parallel to the main body, the first portion of the
third retention tab extending at an obtuse angle as measured between the plane and an outer surface of the first portion opposite
to the inner surface;

a second aperture defined by the main body;
fourth, fifth, and sixth retention tabs extending from the main body at the second aperture, the fourth, fifth, and sixth
retention tabs are at least substantially similar to the first, second, and third retention tabs respectively; and

a third aperture defined by the main body between the first and second apertures.

US Pat. No. 9,048,681

WIRELESS POWER AND DATA APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD

NXP B.V., Eindhoven (NL)...

1. For use in wirelessly charging portable devices and in both powering and authenticating remote operator-carried transponders
for activating an automotive circuit, an apparatus comprising:
a portable device including circuitry configured to be wirelessly charged;
a first circuit-based module including signal transmission circuitry and configured an arranged to
operate in a first mode to generate and transmit a first signal to wirelessly charge a portable device, wherein the first
circuit-based module is configured to communicate and exchange data with the portable device while in the first mode and while
wirelessly charging the portable device by energy sourced from the first signal, and

in response to detecting the presence of a remote transponder, operate in a second mode to generate and transmit a second
signal to power and communicate authentication data with the remote transponder; and

a second circuit-based module including logic circuitry and configured and arranged to authenticate the transponder by accessing
and processing stored authentication data with authentication data carried in signals received from the remote transponder
via the first module, and generate an output for activating the automotive circuit based upon the authentication.

US Pat. No. 9,048,558

RECEPTACLE CONNECTOR

Inventec (Pudong) Technol...

1. A receptacle connector, adapted for being connected to a plug connector, the receptacle connector comprising:
a main body comprising a first concave area; an insulating base having a plurality of conductive terminals and comprising
a second concave area, the first and second concave areas constituting a joint cavity and an opening, such that the plug connector
is adapted to be plugged into the joint cavity through the opening;

a tenon member erected on the bottom surface of the first concave area;
a compressing spring, wherein the tenon member is threaded through the compressing spring; and
a cap body comprising a sheath portion and a cover portion which are opposite to each other, wherein the sheath portion is
slidably threaded through the tenon member and is connected to the compression spring, the cover portion occupies a part of
the opening, and the plug connector is adapted to push the cap body such that the sheath portion compresses the compressing
spring and the: cover portion is enabled to move from a closing position to an accessing position relative to the opening;

wherein the sidewall of the first concave area has a notch; the cap body has a rotating member; the rotating member comprises
a first portion and a second portion; the first portion is disposed inside the notch; the second portion extends from the
first portion and is protruded from the notch, facing the sidewall of the first concave area; when the cover potion is located
at the accessing position, the second portion abuts against the sidewall of the first concave area.

US Pat. No. 9,046,387

SHAFT-MOUNTED DETECTOR FOR OPTICAL ENCODER

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a detector of a transmissive optical encoder, the detector comprising:
a circuit substrate comprising an aperture through the circuit substrate, the aperture to receive a rotary shaft of a motor;
and

a photosensor array coupled directly to a surface of the circuit substrate, the photosensor array located on the circuit substrate
at a position to receive a modulated light signal from an emitter through a coding element coupled to the rotary shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,046,922

PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES FOR PROVIDING MULTIMODAL FEEDBACK IN A USER INTERFACE DEVICE

Immersion Corporation, S...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a manipulandum;
an actuator in communication with the manipulandum, the actuator operable to provide haptic feedback to the manipulandum,
to communicate information regarding the characteristics of the actuator to a processor, and to produce an audible sound correlated
with the haptic feedback, wherein the actuator is configured to receive an actuator signal and an audio signal, the actuator
signal operative to cause the actuator to provide the haptic feedback and the audio signal operative to cause the actuator
to produce the audible sound correlated with the haptic feedback;

a second actuator, the second actuator configured to receive a second actuator signal and a second audio signal, the second
actuator signal operative to cause the actuator to provide a second haptic feedback and the second audio signal operative
to cause the actuator to produce a second audible sound correlated with the second haptic feedback.

US Pat. No. 9,045,939

BATTERY-POWERED MOTORIZED WINDOW TREATMENT HAVING A SERVICE POSITION

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

21. A battery-powered motorized window treatment configured to be mounted to a surface for covering at least a portion of
an opening, the motorized window treatment comprising:
a covering material;
a motor drive unit configured to be disposed near a top of the opening for controlling the covering material between a fully-opened
and a fully-closed position;

an enclosure configured to be disposed near the top of the opening, the enclosure including a compartment for holding at least
one battery for powering the motor drive unit; and

at least one mounting bracket for coupling the enclosure to the surface;
wherein the motorized window treatment is rotatable into a service position in which access is provided to an open side of
the enclosure to provide access to the at least one battery through the open side, the mounting bracket configured such that
the enclosure is rotatable about an axis into the service position and the at least one battery may be removed from the enclosure
in a direction perpendicular to the axis of rotation, the mounting bracket remaining coupled to the surface and the enclosure
remaining coupled to the mounting bracket when the motorized window treatment is in the service position.

US Pat. No. 9,043,999

BOWFISHING REEL

Bear Archery Incorporated...

1. A bowfishing reel for use with a fishing line, the bowfishing reel comprising:
a first wheel rotatable about its axis;
a second wheel movable with respect to the first wheel and rotatable about its axis, wherein said second wheel is constructed
and arranged to be moved into contact with said first wheel to pinch the fishing line between said first and second wheels;

a biasing mechanism constructed and arranged to bias said second wheel toward said first wheel with a biasing force sufficient
to grip the fishing line when the fishing line is pinched between said first and second wheels;

an actuator mechanically coupled to said second wheel constructed and arranged to move said second wheel away from said first
wheel against the biasing force of said biasing mechanism;

a latch constructed and arranged to independently hold and retain said second wheel away from said first wheel against the
biasing force of said biasing mechanism; and

a trigger mechanism constructed and arranged to controllably release said latch from holding said second wheel away from said
first wheel; thereby allowing said biasing mechanism to bias said second wheel into contact with said first wheel to pinch
the fishing line between said first and second wheels.

US Pat. No. 9,045,633

THERMOPLASTIC POLYCARBONATE RESIN COMPOSITION

Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd., ...

1. A thermoplastic polycarbonate resin composition comprising:
about 50 to about 70 wt % of a polycarbonate resin;
about 5 to about 20 wt % of a vinyl cyanide compound-conjugated diene-vinyl aromatic hydrocarbon copolymer;
about 10 to about 30 wt % of a polyester resin;
about 3 to about 15 wt % of a maleimide-based copolymer;
about 2 to about 10 wt % of an impact modifier; and
about 0.1 to about 1.0 wt % of a nucleating agent,
wherein the polycarbonate resin has a melt index of about 2 to about 20 g/10 min (300° C., 2.16 kg).

US Pat. No. 9,046,708

DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display device, comprising:
a display panel;
a protective plate which is provided opposed to the display panel;
a member having a touch sensor function; and
a transparent organic layer which is provided between the display panel and the protective plate;
wherein the transparent organic layer comprises:
an outer organic layer which is shaped like a frame to enclose at least a portion of an effective display area of the display
panel; and

an inner organic layer which is formed from the same material as the frame to fill a space enclosed by the frame;
wherein at least a part of the outer organic layer overlaps the effective display area of the display panel; and
wherein at least one of the display panel and the protective plate forms a portion of the member having the touch sensor function.

US Pat. No. 9,046,215

SUPPORT DEVICE

INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOL...

1. A support device, applicable for holding up an electronic device in different directions, the support device comprising:
a base including a fixing part;
a couple of clamps, each of the clamps including a first embedded part; and
a curved sliding bracket slidably assembled on the base in a curve direction and including at least one second embedded part
corresponding to each first embedded part, the clamps being retained on the at least one second embedded part respectively
via the first embedded part so as to be fixed on the curved sliding bracket, the electronic device being adapted for being
fixed on the curved sliding bracket, wherein the base includes a sliding rail, where the curved sliding bracket is assembled.

US Pat. No. 9,044,789

METHOD FOR DEICING AND CLEANING FANS

Linde Aktiengesellschaft,...

1. A method for removing and cleaning of ice layers, snow layers and/or dirt layers from rotor blades of axial fans in a cooling
installation for refrigerating and/or freezing products, comprising:
directing at least one cleaning jet toward a suction side of the rotor blades of an axial fan and directing at least another
cleaning jet toward a pressure side of said rotor blades within certain time intervals such that said layers are at least
separated from surfaces of the rotor blades and transported away, the at least one cleaning jets comprising a gas selected
from the group consisting of dehumidified compressed air, nitrogen, carbon dioxide; and mixtures of nitrogen and carbon dioxide,
mixtures of nitrogen and dehumidified compressed air, mixtures of carbon dioxide and dehumidified compressed air, and mixtures
of nitrogen, carbon dioxide and dehumidified compressed air, and

rotating the rotor blades with nominal speed while the at least one of the cleaning jets act upon the surfaces of the rotor
blades.

US Pat. No. 9,049,184

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVISIONING A UNIQUE DEVICE CREDENTIALS

ARUBA NETWORKS, INC., Su...

1. A non-transitory computer readable storage medium comprising instructions which, when executed by one or more hardware
processors, is configured to perform operations comprising:
receiving a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) discovery message from a client device;
based on the DHCP discovery message, determining a type of an authentication protocol supported by the client device;
based on the type of the authentication protocol that is determined based on the DHCP discovery message, selecting a procedure
from a plurality of procedures for generating one or more unique device credentials for sending to the client device;

generating the one or more unique device credentials using the selected procedure;
sending the one or more unique device credentials to the client device.

US Pat. No. 9,048,115

SUPERJUNCTION TRANSISTOR WITH IMPLANTATION BARRIER AT THE BOTTOM OF A TRENCH

VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SE...

9. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a substrate of a first conductivity type;
an epitaxial layer of the first conductivity type grown on the substrate, wherein the epitaxial layer comprises at least one
trench;

a barrier region formed at a bottom of the trench, wherein the trench has an aspect ratio in a range of 1/12 to 1/8;
a doped region of a second conductivity type formed in the epitaxial layer and surrounding sidewalls of the trench by an angled
implantation process, wherein an implantation angle of the implantation process is about 2-5 degrees, such that the doped
region surrounds a sidewall of the barrier region from a top to a bottom of the sidewall of the barrier region, wherein the
barrier region prevents a dopant used for forming the doped region from reaching the epitaxial layer under the barrier region;

a dielectric material disposed in the trench; and
a pair of polysilicon gates disposed on the epitaxial layer and on both sides of the trench.

US Pat. No. 9,047,745

INFRARED CAMERA SYSTEMS AND METHODS

FLIR Systems, Inc., Wils...

1. A system, comprising:
a fixed mount camera subsystem having a camera, a camera positioner, and a first communications interface;
a portable imaging/viewing subsystem having a target position finder and a second communications interface adapted to establish
a communications link with the first communications interface to communicate a signal from the target position finder to the
camera positioner, the signal being representative of position information of a target being imaged/viewed with the portable
imaging/viewing subsystem;

wherein the fixed mount camera subsystem is configured to aim the camera using the camera positioner toward the target in
response to the signal;

wherein the communications link comprises a wired or wireless communications link; and
wherein the portable imaging/viewing subsystem and/or the fixed mount camera subsystem comprises:
a control component adapted to provide a plurality of selectable processing modes to a user, receive a user input corresponding
to a user selected processing mode, and generate a control signal indicative of the user selected processing mode, wherein
the plurality of selectable processing modes includes a man overboard mode, a night cruising mode, and a day cruising mode;
and

a processing component adapted to receive the generated control signal from the control component, process a captured infrared
image according to the user selected processing mode, and generate a processed infrared image.

US Pat. No. 9,047,597

POS SYSTEM

NEC Platforms, Ltd., Kan...

1. A POS system, comprising a terminal that comprises a bank deposit amount calculating unit for calculating a bank deposit
amount for each business day,
wherein the bank deposit amount calculating unit subtracts an amount spent for other uses than as change from a total amount
of cash gained on a day for which validity of spending is judged and approved, to thereby calculate a bank deposit amount
of the day,

wherein the amount spent for other uses than as change is a portion of change fund that has been spent for other uses than
as change,

wherein the total amount of cash gained on the day comprises a total cash sale of the day,
wherein the POS system comprises a POS terminal, which is provided in a store, a store controller, which is provided in the
store to work as the terminal that comprises the bank deposit amount calculating unit, and a headquarters server, which is
provided in a headquarters of the store,

wherein, when a portion of change fund in a drawer of the POS terminal has been spent for other uses than as change at the
store, the store controller transmits, to the headquarters server, replenishment request data for requesting for replenishment
of the portion of the change fund that has been spent for other uses than as change,

wherein the headquarters server receives the replenishment request data, determines the validity of the spending of the portion
of the change fund that has been spent for other uses than as change based on the received replenishment request data, and,
when the spending is valid, transmits, to the store controller, replenishment approval data which indicates that the replenishment
has been approved, and

wherein the bank deposit amount calculating unit of the store controller calculates a bank deposit amount of the day by subtracting
an amount spent for other uses than as a change from a total amount of cash gained on a day that the replenishment approval
data was received with the store controller, under the condition that the day in which the replenishment approval data was
received with the store controller is the day that the validity of the spending was approved.

US Pat. No. 9,047,513

METHOD FOR IMPROVING THE ACCURACY OF ROCK PROPERTY VALUES DERIVED FROM DIGITAL IMAGES

Ingrain, Inc., Houston, ...

1. A method for increasing the accuracy of a target property value derived from a digital image representing a material sample,
comprising:
a) obtaining a three-dimensional tomographic digital image of the material sample;
b) generating a preliminary segmented volume corresponding to the material sample by processing the three-dimensional tomographic
digital image through a segmentation process;

c) obtaining a criterion relation developed independently of the preliminary segmented volume as a function of values of criterion
properties related to the target property;

d) creating an adjusted segmented volume through additional revising features to the preliminary segmented volume, comprising:
1) applying a processing step to identify locations for potentially revising features of the preliminary segmented volume;
2) applying revision features to the preliminary segmented volume to create a revised segmented volume;
3) deriving trial values of criteria properties from the revised segmented volume;
4) repeating at least steps 2)-3) on the revised segmented volume until trial values of criterion properties satisfy the criterion
relation; and

e) deriving a final value for the target property from the adjusted segmented volume.

US Pat. No. 9,046,721

SUBSTRATE AND DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Mia...

1. A display device, comprising:
a first base substrate;
a second base substrate;
a liquid crystal layer, disposed between the first base substrate and the second base substrate;
an electrode structure, disposed on at least one of the first base substrate and the second base substrate; and
a conductive protrusion structure, disposed on at least one of the first base substrate, the second base substrate and the
electrode structure, wherein the conductive protrusion structure comprises a plurality of conductive protrusions in a predetermined
arrangement, a first gap between two adjacent rows of the conductive protrusions ranges between 0.01 ?m and 20 ?m, a second
gap between the conductive protrusions of a same row ranges between 0.01 ?m and 20 ?m, and a density of the conductive protrusions
is 10?2 to 106 conductive protrusions per 100 ?m2.

US Pat. No. 9,046,056

INLET PARTICLE SEPARATOR SYSTEM FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. An inlet particle separator system for a gas turbine engine, comprising:
a separator inlet structured to receive a vitiated air flow;
an inertial particle separator in fluid communication with the separator inlet positioned upstream of a fan, wherein the inertial
particle separator includes an outer flowpath wall and an inner flowpath wall that define an inlet pathway to receive the
vitiated air flow and discharge a cleaned air flow and a scavenge flow, a first portion of the inlet pathway extending radially
outward to an apex and a second portion of the inlet pathway extending radially inward from the apex such that scavenge flow
is directed radially outward towards the outer flowpath wall;

a flow splitter having an intermediate outer flowpath wall and an intermediate inner flowpath wall positioned downstream of
the inertial particle separator;

a scavenge flowpath defined by the intermediate outer flowpath wall of the flow splitter and the outer flowpath wall of the
inlet pathway positioned to receive the scavenge flow from the inertial particle separator;

a cleaned air flowpath defined by the intermediate inner flowpath wall of the flow splitter and the inner flowpath wall of
the inlet pathway positioned to receive the cleaned air flow from the inertial particle separator;

a variable output ejector in fluid communication with said flowpaths, wherein said variable output ejector is structured to
provide a variable draw on the scavenge flowpath using a portion of the cleaned air flow as a motive fluid for operating said
variable output ejector; and

a cleaned air engine inlet in fluid communication with the cleaned air flowpath, wherein the cleaned air engine inlet is structured
to receive the balance of the cleaned air flow and to direct the balance into the gas turbine engine as at least one of a
core flow and a fan bypass flow of the gas turbine engine.

US Pat. No. 9,048,742

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADJUSTING CURRENT CONSUMPTION OF CONTROL CHIPS TO REDUCE STANDBY POWER CONSUMPTION OF POWER CONVERTERS

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. An apparatus for a power conversion system, the apparatus comprising:
one or more power-consumption components configured to receive a first signal associated with a feedback signal, a current
sensing signal and an input voltage, the feedback signal being related to an output signal of a power conversion system, the
current sensing signal representing one or more peak magnitudes related to a current flowing through a primary winding of
the power conversion system;

wherein:
the one or more power-consumption components are further configured to reduce power consumption in response to the feedback
signal being smaller than a feedback threshold in magnitude for a first predetermined period of time, the current sensing
signal being smaller than a current sensing threshold in magnitude for a second predetermined period of time, and the input
voltage being smaller than a first threshold in magnitude for a third predetermined period of time; and

each of the first predetermined period of time, the second predetermined period of time, and the third predetermined period
of time is equal to or larger than zero in magnitude.

US Pat. No. 9,048,458

METHOD OF FABRICATING PIXEL STRUCTURE FOR ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY

INNOLUX CORPORATION, (TW...

1. A method of fabricating a pixel structure for an organic light-emitting display, comprising:
providing a substrate having a plurality of series of sub-pixel regions arranged in parallel;
forming an auxiliary electrode layer on the substrate, wherein the auxiliary electrode layer corresponds to at least a sub-pixel
region in the plurality of series of sub-pixel regions, wherein the auxiliary electrode layer is coupled to a first power
voltage;

forming a first insulating layer on the substrate and covering the auxiliary electrode layer, wherein the first insulating
layer has at least a first opening to partially expose the auxiliary electrode layer;

forming a lower electrode layer on the substrate in each sub-pixel region in the plurality of series of sub-pixel regions;
forming an organic light-emitting layer on each lower electrode layer, filling the first opening;
forming an upper electrode layer on the organic light-emitting layer; and
performing a laser process to the upper electrode layer and the organic light-emitting layer directly on the first opening
to form at least a third opening therein, wherein the third opening is in the upper electrode layer and penetrates through
the organic light-emitting layer, such that the upper electrode layer and the auxiliary electrode layer are connected via
welding through the third opening.

US Pat. No. 9,047,888

MAMR HEAD ADAPTED FOR HIGH SPEED SWITCHING

HGST Netherlands B.V., A...

1. A microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) head, comprising:
a main magnetic pole adapted to generate a writing magnetic field when current is applied to a write coil;
a trailing shield positioned, at an air bearing surface (ABS), in a trailing direction from the main magnetic pole;
a field generation layer (FGL) positioned, at the ABS, between the main magnetic pole and the trailing shield; and
an interlayer positioned, at the ABS, between the main magnetic pole and the FGL, wherein the interlayer comprises a non-magnetic
material, and

a cap layer positioned, at the ABS, between the FGL and the trailing shield, wherein the cap layer comprises a non-magnetic
material,

wherein either a portion of the main magnetic pole closer to the FGL or a portion of the trailing shield closer to the FGL
is adapted to act as a spin polarization layer,

wherein the portion of the main magnetic pole is configured to act as the spin polarization layer, and
wherein the portion of the main magnetic pole configured to act as the spin polarization layer is in direct contact with the
interlayer and comprises a highly-polarized material.

US Pat. No. 9,047,363

TEXT INDEXING FOR UPDATEABLE TOKENIZED TEXT

Oracle International Corp...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
accessing a text index that includes postings that map tokens to documents that contain the tokens;
where each posting includes a mature portion having token location information compiled at a last posting rewrite and an allocated
free space portion having revised token location information for tokens received since the last posting rewrite, further where
the mature portion is sorted on document identifier, and further where each posting is configured such that both the mature
portion and the allocated free space portion are susceptible to query operations for tokens; and

rewriting a selected posting by:
removing the revised token location information from the allocated free space portion;
sorting the revised token location information according to document identifier; and
merging the sorted revised token location information into the mature portion.

US Pat. No. 9,046,252

LED LAMP

Seoul Semiconductor Co., ...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) lamp, comprising:
an LED package comprising:
a heat sink having an upper surface and a lower surface;
an LED chip disposed on the upper surface of the heat sink; and
a lead frame electrically connected to the LED chip, a portion of the lead frame being disposed under the lower surface of
the heat sink;

a printed circuit board (PCB) separated from the LED package and having a conductive pattern formed on a surface thereof facing
the lead frame; and

a pressing element configured to press the LED package toward the PCB so that the lead frame is in contact with the conductive
pattern,

wherein the pressing element is configured to contact the heat sink of the LED package when the lead frame is in contact with
the conductive pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,048,553

CARD SOCKET WITH HEAT SINK

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. A card connector, comprising:
a housing that houses a card provided with a terminal member;
a connecting terminal attached to the housing that connects with the terminal member of the card;
a cover member connected to the housing and which forms a card housing space between the housing; and
a card connector attached to a substrate;
wherein:
the cover member comprises a top panel part, a plurality of side panel parts established from the side edge of the top panel
part, and a fixed side that extends from the bottom end edge of the side panel part;

at least one of the fixed sides is connected to a heat transfer pad arranged on the substrate; and
the top panel part contacts the top surface of the card housed within the card housing space and is provided with a heat transfer
improving part that improves heat transfer from the card to the top panel part.

US Pat. No. 9,048,228

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGING SYSTEM WITH SIDE SOLDERABLE LEADS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

STATS ChipPAC Ltd., Sing...

1. A method of manufacture of an integrated circuit packaging system comprising:
providing a leadframe having a side solderable lead with a half-etched lead portion and a lead top side;
forming a mold body directly on the leadframe and the side solderable lead, the lead top side of the side solderable lead
exposed from the mold body;

removing a portion of the mold body and a portion of the side solderable lead for forming a mold groove in the mold body to
expose a lead protrusion of the side solderable lead on an upper perimeter side of the mold body; and

singulating the mold body and the leadframe for exposing the half-etched lead portion from a lower perimeter side of the mold
body.

US Pat. No. 9,047,996

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING AND/OR WORKING NEAR A RADIOACTIVE PAYLOAD USING SHIELD-GATE APPARATUS

HOLTEC INTERNATIONAL, INC...

1. A method of transferring a radioactive payload from a first shielding container to a second shielding container comprising:
a) positioning a shield-gate apparatus atop the first shielding container, the shield-gate apparatus comprising a body, a
passageway extending along an axis through the body from a first opening in a top surface of the body to a second opening
in a bottom surface of the body, and one or more movable shielding gates;

b) opening the one or more shielding gates of the shield-gate apparatus;
c) lifting a removable shielding lid of the first shielding container through the passageway until the removable shielding
lid is above the one or more shielding gates and closing the one or more shielding gates of the shield-gate apparatus;

d) positioning a shielding block atop the shield-gate structure to enclose the first opening, the shielding block comprising
a central axis and a first tool port offset from the central axis of the shielding block;

e) removing a first shielding plug from the first tool port and opening the one or more shielding gates of the shield-gate
apparatus;

f) rotating the shielding block about the central axis of the shielding block to a first rotational position;
g) inserting a first tool through the first tool port and removing one of a plurality of fasteners that secure a removable
pressure vessel lid to a pressure vessel body using the first tool, the radioactive payload positioned within the pressure
vessel;

h) rotating the shielding block about the central axis from the first rotational position to a second rotational position;
i) removing another one of the plurality of fasteners using the first tool;
j) removing a second radiation shielding plug from a second tool port of the shielding block that is aligned with the central
axis of the shielding block;

k) inserting a second tool through the second tool port and lifting the pressure vessel lid through the passageway using the
second tool until the pressure vessel lid contacts the shielding block;

l) lifting both the shielding block and the removable pressure vessel lid using the second tool until the removable pressure
vessel lid is above the one or more gates of the shield-gate apparatus and closing the one or more shielding gates of the
shield-gate apparatus;

m) positioning a second shielding container atop the shield-gate apparatus and opening the one or more shielding gates of
the shield-gate apparatus; and

n) lifting the radioactive payload through the passageway and into a second cavity of the second shielding container.

US Pat. No. 9,046,615

PRODUCTION METHOD OF SCINTILLATOR ARRAY

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

1. A method for producing a dual-array-type scintillator array comprising the steps of
(1) forming a first scintillator stick comprising first scintillator cell portions arranged like a comb by providing a first
scintillator substrate with pluralities of grooves, and then cutting said first scintillator substrate in a direction perpendicular
to said grooves;

(2) forming a second scintillator stick comprising second scintillator cell portions arranged like a comb by providing a second
scintillator substrate having a different composition from that of said first scintillator substrate with pluralities of grooves,
and then cutting said second scintillator substrate in a direction perpendicular to said grooves;

(3) arranging and fixing plural sets of said first and second scintillator sticks with said first and second scintillator
cell portions downward onto a support plate;

(4) removing base portions from said first and second scintillator sticks by grinding to expose the grooves of said first
and second scintillator sticks on the surface, thereby obtaining plural sets of first cell arrays and second cell arrays arranged
in parallel, each first cell array being obtained from a line of the first scintillator cells, and each second cell array
being obtained from a line of the second scintillator cells;

(5) forming an integral resin-cured assembly comprising plural sets of said first and second cell arrays arranged in parallel
by filling at least grooves and gaps of said first and second cell arrays with a resin for a reflector, curing said resin,
and then removing said support plate; and

(6) cutting a resin layer between adjacent sets of said first and second cell arrays to divide said resin-cured assembly to
sets of said first and second cell arrays.

US Pat. No. 9,046,606

RADAR SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE AND PROGRAM, AND RADAR APPARATUS

Furuno Electric Co., Ltd....

1. A radar apparatus comprising:
an antenna for receiving reception data;
a radar signal processing device, including:
an azimuth resolution improving processor including:
an amplitude value change determiner for determining, among amplitude values of a series of the reception data, an increase/decrease
tendency of a predetermined number of amplitude values of the reception data; and

a filter processor for filtering the reception data based on a determination result of the amplitude value change determiner;
and

a display for displaying a radar image based on the filtered reception data.

US Pat. No. 9,046,429

TORQUE SENSOR

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. A torque sensor including a first resolver that outputs a signal corresponding to a rotation angle of a first rotor fitted
on an outer periphery of a first rotary shaft, and a second resolver that outputs a signal corresponding to a rotation angle
of a second rotor fitted on an outer periphery of a second rotary shaft that is coupled to the first rotary shaft via a torsion
bar, the torque sensor detecting a torque exerted on the first rotary shaft or the second rotary shaft based on the signals
output from the first resolver and the second resolver, wherein
a first junction between the first rotary shaft and the first rotor and a second junction between the second rotary shaft
and the second rotor are formed so as to have different shapes or different sizes.

US Pat. No. 9,045,841

CONTROL OF ELECTROLYTE COMPOSITION IN A COPPER ELECTROPLATING APPARATUS

Novellus Systems, Inc., ...

1. A method of controlling the composition of an electrolyte bath for electroplating a metal onto a wafer, the method comprising:
providing one or more wafers sequentially to a catholyte portion of a plating cell having a separate anode chamber configured
for holding an anode and maintaining an anolyte in ionic communication with the catholyte via a cation exchange membrane on
the separate anode chamber;

recirculating the anolyte;
providing a diluent to the recirculating anolyte and providing a make-up solution to the recirculating anolyte, while separately
controlling delivery of the diluent and of the make up solution to the recirculating anolyte, wherein the dosing parameters
for the diluent and the make up solution are selected such as to minimize precipitation-induced passivation of the anode.

US Pat. No. 9,045,223

METHOD OF ASSISTING A PILOT OF A SINGLE-ENGINED ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT DURING A STAGE OF FLIGHT IN AUTOROTATION

Airbus Helicopters, Mari...

1. A method of assisting a pilot of a rotary wing aircraft during a stage of flight in autorotation, said aircraft comprising:
a hybrid power plant having a single engine, at least one electric machine, and a main gearbox;
at least one electrical energy storage means; and
at least one main rotor that is driven in flight at a nominal speed of rotation NrN by said hybrid power plant;

the method being characterized by the following steps:
during a monitoring step, measuring in flight a monitoring parameter of said aircraft in order to detect a failure, if any,
of said engine; and

when a failure of said engine is detected, controlling said electric machine to deliver auxiliary power We to said main rotor, thereby assisting said pilot of said aircraft in maneuvering said aircraft during said stage of flight
in autorotation following said failure.

US Pat. No. 9,044,830

METHOD FOR FORMING CAVITY, APPARATUS FOR FORMING CAVITY, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CIRCUIT BOARD, AND CIRCUIT BOARD

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki-...

1. A method for forming a cavity in a core substrate, comprising:
setting a start position on a closed loop line having a circumference L in ?m for a core substrate;
consecutively irradiating laser from a laser irradiating device upon a flat board for the core substrate such that a plurality
of laser-processed holes each having a diameter ? in ?m is formed in the flat board; and

moving the laser irradiating device in a loop from the start position of the closed loop line along the closed loop line such
that a penetrating hole penetrating through the flat board is formed in the flat board for the core substrate,

wherein the start position of a first loop by the laser irradiating device is set as a base position on the closed loop line,
the moving of the laser irradiating device includes shifting the start position by a distance d after each loop and controlling
the laser irradiating device such that the moving of the laser irradiating device in the loop satisfies p=?di, m?L/p and M=m×n, where i=1 to n, n represents a number of loops by the laser irradiating device and is a natural number
of 2 or greater, p represents a processing pitch of the laser-processed holes, m represents a number of the laser-processed
holes in each loop and is a natural number, ?di is a total distance shifted from the base position for the start position of the laser irradiating device after an i-th loop,
and M is a number of the laser-processed holes formed by the number of loops along the closed loop line and is a natural number.

US Pat. No. 9,045,657

VISCOELASTIC INK FOR DIRECT WRITING OF HYDROGEL STRUCTURES

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A viscoelastic ink for direct writing of hydrogel structures, the ink comprising:
a polymer;
a photopolymerizable moiety;
a photoinitiator; and
water,
wherein the polymer comprises poly(hyaluronic acid) (pHA), methacrylated hyaluronic acid or a blend of the two and is present
at a concentration of about 5 wt. % or greater in the ink.

US Pat. No. 9,048,024

SOLID ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITOR AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

NEC Tokin Corporation, M...

1. A solid electrolytic capacitor, comprising:
a capacitor element, which is electrically connected to an external electrode terminal, comprising
an anode body comprising a valve action metal containing a polar layer which has a leading surface for leading an anode lead,
a bottom surface opposed to the leading surface, and side surfaces next to the leading surface and the bottom surface,

a dielectric layer formed on a surface of the anode body,
an electroconductive polymer layer formed on a surface of the dielectric layer, and
a graphite layer and a silver paste layer sequentially formed on a surface of the electroconductive polymer layer; and
an outer package formed by covering a whole surface with an insulating material;
wherein
the electroconductive polymer layer comprises a first electroconductive polymer layer and a second electroconductive polymer
layer;

the first electroconductive polymer layer covers the surface of the dielectric polymer; and
the second electroconductive polymer layer is provided on a surface of the first electroconductive polymer layer covering
the bottom surface and the side surfaces, and is provided with opening at least a part of the leading surface of the first
electroconductive polymer layer; and

the second electroconductive polymer layer is not disposed over the leading surface of the anode body.

US Pat. No. 9,046,556

SENSING DEVICE AND RELATED OPERATING METHODS

FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR I...

1. A sensing device comprising:
a first sensing arrangement on a substrate semiconductor die to sense a first property;
a heating arrangement to heat the first semiconductor die when activated;
a temperature sensing arrangement;
a control system coupled to the first sensing arrangement, the heating arrangement and the temperature sensing arrangement,
the control system to activate the heating arrangement and automatically deactivate the heating arrangement in sync with obtaining
a plurality of measurement values for the first property from the first sensing arrangement and a plurality of measured temperature
values corresponding to a temperature of the first sensing arrangement from the temperature sensing arrangement concurrently
to obtaining the plurality of measurement values for the first property.

US Pat. No. 9,048,708

INTEGRATED DRIVE-MOTOR ASSEMBLY WITH IP SEAL AND ENHANCED HEAT TRANSFER

Rockwell Automation Techn...

1. An integrated drive motor assembly comprising:
a motor comprising a motor housing and a motor unit located in the motor housing, said motor housing comprising a mounting
flange including a sealing surface and a peripheral edge;

an electronics drive module connected to said mounting flange of said motor housing, said electronics drive module comprising:
(i) a metal frame comprising a peripheral wall that defines a central opening and that includes an upper edge and a lower
edge; (ii) a metal floor connected to said peripheral wall and extending across said central opening, said floor comprising
an upper surface and a lower surface;

a power supply PCBA located adjacent said upper surface of said floor;
a switching chip assembly located adjacent said lower surface of said floor, said switching chip assembly comprising a base
plate and a plurality of switches connected to said base plate, wherein said base plate is thermally associated at a first
thermal interface to said lower surface of said floor and conducts heat into said floor and is thermally associated at a second
thermal interface to said mounting flange of said motor housing and conducts heat into said mounting flange, wherein heat
conducted to said floor by said base plate is conducted to said peripheral wall of said frame and heat conducted to said mounting
flange from said base plate is conducted to said motor housing;

wherein said lower edge of said metal frame is sealingly engaged with said sealing surface of said motor housing mounting
flange, said integrated drive motor assembly comprising an environmental seal located between said lower edge of said frame
and said sealing surface of said mounting flange and extending coextensively with said lower edge of said peripheral wall
of said frame such that a sealed zone is defined within said peripheral wall of said frame and said first and second thermal
interfaces are located within said sealed zone.

US Pat. No. 9,048,699

POWER TOOL

HITACHI KOKI CO., LTD., ...

1. A power tool comprising:
a brushless motor including a rotation shaft extending in a front-rear direction;
a fan attached to the rotation shaft;
switching elements that drive the brushless motor;
a circuit board on which the switching elements are mounted;
a tip end tool hold portion that holds a tip end tool;
a transmission portion that transmits a driving force of the brushless motor; and
a housing that houses the brushless motor, the fan, the switching elements, the circuit board and the transmission portion
therein and includes suction openings formed on a periphery side of the circuit board and a rear side of the circuit board
and an opening formed at a periphery portion of the fan,

wherein the switching elements include semiconductor elements each having terminals on a bottom surface thereof,
wherein the switching elements are surface mounted on the circuit board, and
wherein the fan is configured to draw air into the housing from the suction openings formed on the periphery side and the
rear side of the circuit board such that the air flows along a surface of the circuit board and is exhausted to the outside
of the housing from the opening formed at the periphery portion of the fan.

US Pat. No. 9,048,654

REDUCTION OF INRUSH CURRENT DUE TO VOLTAGE SAGS BY IMPEDANCE REMOVAL TIMING

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method for the reduction of inrush current to an electrical load due to voltage sags on an input power AC voltage, comprising
the steps of:
providing a current limiting circuit comprising an selectively removable impedance coupled between the input power AC voltage
and the load,

providing a sag detector coupled to receive the input power AC voltage, the sag detector operative to provide a signal corresponding
to (i) a beginning of a sag, and (ii) an en of a sag in the input power AC voltage during steady state operation of the load;

providing an impedance removal timing circuit coupled to receive the input power AC voltage and a load voltage as measured
across the load, the impedance removal timing circuit operative to provide an impedance removal signal in response to detection
that the input power AC voltage is less than the load voltage;

applying the input power AC voltage to the load through the current limiting circuit,
detecting a sag in the input power AC voltage during steady-state operation of the electrical load;
in response to the signal from the sag detector indicating a beginning of a sag, actuating the current limiting circuit to
add the impedance between the input power AC voltage and the load;

detecting the end of a sag with the sag detector;
subsequent to the signal from the sag detector indicating an end of a sag, receiving the impedance removal signal from the
impedance removal timing circuit; and

in response to the impedance removal signal, reconnecting the input power AC voltage to the load through the current limiting
circuit at any point on the power voltage cycle of the input AC power voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,048,372

PATTERNING

Cambridge Enterprise Limi...

1. A method for patterning an article comprising a first layer of a first material, the method comprising providing a thread
carrying a first solvent in which the first material is soluble, and contacting the thread with a first surface region of
an exposed surface of the first layer but not a second surface region of the exposed surface and thereby solvating the first
material at the first surface region to remove at least part of the first layer at the first surface region but not a part
of the first layer at the second surface region of the exposed surface.

US Pat. No. 9,046,037

METHOD FOR OPERATING A COMBINED CYCLE POWER PLANT

ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD., ...

1. A method for operating a combined cycle power plant, which plant has a gas turbine installation and a water-steam cycle,
wherein the water-steam cycle is connected to the gas turbine installation by a waste heat steam generator and wherein the
water-steam cycle includes at least one steam turbine and a condenser configured to condense the steam emerging from the at
least one steam turbine, and wherein the condenser operates under vacuum, and wherein the gas turbine installation includes
a compressor, a combustion chamber, and a turbine, and wherein, to cool the turbine of the gas turbine installation, air compressed
at the compressor is removed, cooled in at least one cooler flowed through by water thus generating steam, and introduced
into the turbine of the gas turbine installation, the method comprising:
at least with the gas turbine installation running, and prior to or during the start-up of the water-steam cycle, pre-heating
at least a portion of the gas turbine installation at a position inside the combined cycle power plant with waste heat contained
in the steam generated in the at least one cooler; and

wherein the pre-heating at least a portion of the gas turbine installation includes evacuating the condenser with steam generated
in the at least one cooler.

US Pat. No. 9,045,249

SYNTHETIC RESIN CONTAINER HAVING PRESSURE REDUCING/ABSORBING CAPABILITY IN THE BOTTOM

TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDING...

1. A synthetic resin container forming, in a bottom portion thereof, an outer circumferential wall that is continuing from
a body portion, an annular leg portion inclusive of a grounding portion and an inner circumferential wall, and a raised bottom
portion positioned over said grounding portion on the inside of the inner circumferential wall of said leg portion, wherein
said raised bottom portion is protruding downward beyond a root portion where said leg portion is continuing to the inner
circumferential wall, a plurality of arcuate protuberances are formed in a spiral shape heading from an outer edge of the
central portion of said raised bottom portion toward an outer circumferential side, and arcuate dents are formed among the
arcuate protuberances that are neighboring each other, and said arcuate dents have branched dents that extend in a direction
nearly opposite the spiraling direction and toward the outer circumference on the outer circumferential side in the radial
direction, and divided protuberances are formed between said arcuate dents and said branched dents.

US Pat. No. 9,049,339

METHOD FOR OPERATING A CONFERENCE SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR A CONFERENCE SYSTEM

Harman Becker Automotive ...

1. A method for operating a multipoint conference system, the method comprising:
transforming a first sound of a first participant into a first audio signal by means of a first microphone;
transforming a second sound of a second participant into a second audio signal by means of a second microphone;
generating a first identifier associated with the first participant when the first participant produces the first sound;
generating a second identifier associated with the second participant when the second participant produces the second sound;
transmitting the first audio signal, the second audio signal, the first identifier, and the second identifier to a device
of a further participant;

filtering the transmitted first audio signal and the second audio signal by a filter of the device;
associating one or more first filter coefficients of the filter with the first identifier and associating one or more second
filter coefficients of the filter with the second identifier;

causing an acoustic separation of the first participant and the second participant in a virtual acoustic space with the one
or more first filter coefficients and the one or more second filter coefficients, wherein the one or more first filter coefficients
and the one or more second filter coefficients are different;

determining a change of a head position of the further participant;
changing the one or more first filter coefficients and/or the one or more second filter coefficients based on the change of
the head position;

communicating, with the first participant through a first terminal;
communicating, with the second participant through a second terminal, wherein the first participant, the second participant,
and the further participant are in different locations for a conference, and

connecting the first terminal and the second terminal to a function block through connections of a packet-oriented network.

US Pat. No. 9,048,012

METHOD OF FABRICATING HIGH-DENSITY HERMETIC ELECTRICAL FEEDTHROUGHS

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. A method of fabricating electrical feedthroughs, comprising:
providing an electrically conductive substrate having opposing first and second sides;
selectively removing substrate material from the first side of the substrate to form an array of electrically conductive posts
in a substrate cavity;

filling said substrate cavity with an electrically insulating material to surround each post therewith;
solidifying the electrically insulating material; and
exposing the solidified electrically insulating material from the second side of the substrate so that each post is electrically
isolated as an electrical feedthrough extending between the first and second sides of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,047,643

METHOD OF EXTENDING WEB SERVICE APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACES USING QUERY LANGUAGES

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method, comprising:
modifying an interface to a social graph comprising nodes connected by edges that represent relationships between the nodes,
wherein the nodes form a plurality of trees associated with users of the social graph, and wherein modifying the interface
comprises:

adding a first node to at least one user's tree; and
attaching at least one query to the first node, wherein the at least one query operates on a sub-tree of the first node,and further wherein the interface is modified in response to the at least one user invoking a service configured to perform
the at least one query on the sub-tree.

US Pat. No. 9,047,194

VIRTUAL CACHE DIRECTORY IN MULTI-PROCESSOR ARCHITECTURES

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

1. A method to transfer a thread from a first tile to a second tile in a multi-core processor die, the method comprising:
receiving a first message at the first tile, wherein the first message corresponds to a request to transfer the thread from
the first tile to the second tile, the first tile having a first cache, the second tile having a second cache;

in response to the first message, sending a second message from the first tile to a second tile, wherein the second message
corresponds to an instruction to map a virtual cache identifier to a first cache identifier corresponding to the first cache,
and to map the virtual cache identifier to a second cache identifier corresponding to the second cache, wherein, in response
to the instruction, the virtual cache identifier is mapped to the first and second cache identifiers;

after sending the second message, transferring the thread from the first tile to the second tile;
after transferring the thread, generating a third message at the second tile, wherein the third message corresponds to a first
request for a data block to be sent to the second tile;

in response to the third message, determining that the data block is not stored in the second cache;
in response to the third message, determining that the virtual cache identifier is mapped to the first cache identifier and
to the second cache identifier;

in response to determining that the virtual cache identifier is mapped to the first cache identifier and the virtual cache
identifier is mapped to the second cache identifier, sending a fourth message from the second tile to the first tile, wherein
the fourth message corresponds to a second request for the data block to be sent to the second tile; and

in response to the fourth message, sending the data block from the first tile to the second tile.

US Pat. No. 9,047,098

METHOD OF PROGRAMMING THE DEFAULT CABLE INTERFACE SOFTWARE IN AN INDICIA READING DEVICE

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. A method, comprising:
configuring an indicia reading device with factory defaults, the indicia reading device having various functionalities including
a reading functionality;

executing, with the indicia reading device, an initial boot sequence comprising determining whether an interface default variable
is present, wherein if the indicia reading device does not contain one of a plurality of specified sequences of data elements,
the indicia reading device will recognize a factory default interconnect cable;

in response to the boot sequence executing and determining that the interface default variable is not present, indicating,
with the indicia reading device, to a user that the indicia reading device needs to be configured to operate with a recognized
interconnect cable;

disabling a functionality of the indicia reading device that is not the reading functionality until the indicia reading device
receives a specified sequence of data elements applicable to the factory default interconnect cable;

receiving, with the indicia reading device, a specified sequence of data elements; and
restoring, with the indicia reading device, the disabled functionality.

US Pat. No. 9,045,747

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING MICRO-CAPSULE

Korea Institute of Scienc...

1. An apparatus for fabricating a microcapsule using a plurality of microchannels which are spatially connected with one another
and are designed such that fluid flows through them in a particular direction, comprising
a cell supply unit comprising a cells and cell dropletizing material supply channel(130); and a cell dropletizing material supply channel(140) provided upstream of the cells and cell dropletizing material supply channel(130), wherein the cell supply unit supplies a fluid mixture of cells and a cell dropletizing material;

a droplet forming unit, wherein a dropletization inducing fluid supply channel(110), the cells and cell dropletizing material supply channel(130) and a main channel(150) join with each other, and a dropletization inducing fluid supplied from the dropletization inducing fluid supply channel
joins with the fluid mixture of the cells and the cell dropletizing material to form a droplet in the droplet forming unit
and

a fluid exchange unit comprising a neutral fluid supply channel (160), a dropletization inducing fluid discharge channel (170), and a portion of the main channel (150) between the neutral fluid supply channel (160) and the dropletization inducing fluid discharge channel (170), the neutral fluid supply channel being branched from the main channel, the dropletization inducing fluid discharge channel
being branched from the main channel and provided downstream of the neutral fluid supply channel along the length direction
of the main channel, wherein the main channel is a straight line channel, wherein the dropletization inducing fluid is exchanged
with a neutral fluid not reacting with the cells in the fluid exchange unit.

US Pat. No. 9,049,542

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOCATION-BASED TARGETED NOTIFICATIONS USING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES

West Corporation, Omaha,...

1. A method for targeting messages delivered by wireless communication, the method comprising:
determining at least one target space by retrieving the at least one pre-defined target space from a memory of at least one
computing system within at least one wireless communications network;

determining a notification list via a processor of at least one computing system comprising at least one recipient in said
at least one target space;

determining at least one mobile station corresponding to said at least one recipient on said notification list is currently
active in the at least one target space by sequential query of each serving station of the at least one wireless communications
network;

determining at least one notification message from a database of at least one computing system; and
transmitting said at least one notification message through said at least one wireless communications network via the processor
pushing the at least one notification message to each recipient on said notification list associated with respective mobile
stations that are determined to be currently active.

US Pat. No. 9,047,272

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR INDEX SELECTION IN COLLECTIONS OF DATA

Dell Software Inc., Alis...

1. A method for finding an index configuration for a database, the method comprising:
under control of a computing system comprising one or more physical computing devices,
determining, from a plurality of structured query language (SQL) statements for a database, a set of index candidates for
the database, the index candidates comprising at least one of: (1) a column in a table in the database, (2) disabling an index
associated with a table in the database, and (3) a composite index for the database, the composite index comprising a plurality
of columns from at least one table in the database;

forming a gene pool comprising a plurality of genes associated with the index candidates for the database, wherein each gene
in the gene pool is a representation of an index candidate from the set of index candidates, the representation comprising
an alphanumeric identifier for the index candidate;

determining a participation probability for each gene in the gene pool, the participation probability for a gene based at
least in part on a total cost of the plurality of SQL statements for the index candidate associated with the gene;

generating a parent population of chromosomes, each chromosome comprising one or more genes from the gene pool, wherein the
generating comprises filling a gene in a chromosome based at least in part on the participation probability for that gene;

evolving the parent population of chromosomes to form an offspring population of chromosomes, wherein the evolving comprises
applying at least one of a crossover operator and a mutation operator to at least some of the chromosomes in the parent population;

determining a fitness of each of the chromosomes in the offspring population;
evaluating whether to terminate the evolving based at least in part on a termination criterion; and
providing information associated with one or more of the chromosomes in the offspring population.

US Pat. No. 9,046,130

GAS TURBINE ENGINE AND HIGH SPEED ROLLING ELEMENT BEARING

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A high speed rolling element bearing system for reacting a primary thrust load, comprising:
a first high speed rolling element thrust bearing;
a second high speed rolling element thrust bearing, wherein the first high speed rolling element thrust bearing and the second
high speed rolling element thrust bearing are dimensionally configured to react the primary thrust load in parallel;

a clutch operable for selectively coupling first and second rotatable spools together, the clutch adapted to transmit the
primary thrust load during a clutching operation and remove the primary thrust load upon completion of the clutching operation;

a preload generator operative to generate a thrust preload between the first high speed rolling element thrust bearing and
the second high speed rolling element thrust bearing upon removal of the primary thrust load; and

wherein the preload generator includes a split spacer with a pair of substantially U-shaped cavities opposing one another
and a spring engaged within the opposing cavities.

US Pat. No. 9,044,919

TRANSPARENT LAMINATED GLASS AND USE THEREOF

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A transparent laminated glass comprising:
i) a transparent outer pane with a thickness of 1.6 mm to 1.8 mm,
ii) at least one polymer layer with a thickness of 0.76 to 0.86 mm, and
iii) a transparent inner pane with a thickness of 1.2 mm to 1.4 mm,
wherein the at least one polymer layer contains ethylene vinyl acetates, plasticized polyvinyl butyrals, polyurethanes, polycarbonates,
polyethylene terephthalates, ionomers, copolymers, and/or combinations thereof, and wherein a ratio of the thickness of the
transparent outer pane to a sum of the thickness of the transparent outer pane and the transparent inner pane is from 0.552
to 0.571.

US Pat. No. 9,044,381

METHOD FOR DELIVERING DRUGS TO THE BRAIN

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC....

1. A method for delivering a pharmaceutical composition to a brain of a mammalian subject, the method comprising the steps
of:
(i) forming a dispersion of a pharmaceutical composition as particles having an average particle size of from about 150 nm
to about 150 microns, wherein the pharmaceutical composition comprises a therapeutic agent;

(ii) isolating cells from the mammalian subject, wherein the cells are capable of phagocytosis and are selected from the group
consisting of macrophages, monocytes, granulocytes, neutrophils, basophils, eosinophils, and combinations thereof;

(iii) contacting the cells with the dispersion of the pharmaceutical composition;
(iv) allowing for cell uptake of a portion of the particles to form loaded cells; and
(v) administering to the mammalian subject the loaded cells to deliver an effective amount of the pharmaceutical composition
to the brain.

US Pat. No. 9,048,585

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING A ROTATABLE BUCKLE

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector assembly adapted to be mounted onto a horizontal mother board, comprising:
a shielding housing adapted to be mounted onto the mother board, the shielding housing having a horizontal passage and an
entrance backwardly communicating the passage and forwardly opening for receiving a plug;

a socket adapted to be mounted behind the passage for mating with a front end of a plug inserted therein; and
a rotatable buckle having a front latch movable between an open position permitting a plug outside of the shielding housing
to be inserted into the passage and a plug inside the shielding housing to be pulled out therefrom and a closed position where
the front latch blocks the entrance of the shielding housing so that a plug outside of the shielding housing is blocked from
being inserted into the shielding housing and a plug inside the shielding housing is blocked from being pulled out therefrom.

US Pat. No. 9,047,053

CONDUCTIVE FILM, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND TOUCH SCREEN HAVING THE SAME

Nanchang O-Film Tech. Co....

1. A conductive film, comprising:
a substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other; and
a first conductive layer disposed on the first surface of the substrate, the first conductive layer comprising a plurality
of first conductive areas and a plurality of first insulating areas, one of the first insulating areas being located between
two adjacent first conductive areas, the first conductive areas comprising a metal mesh formed by a metal, the first insulating
areas comprising an insulating mesh formed by an insulating metal sulfide, wherein the insulating metal sulfide is obtained
from a reaction between the metal and hydrogen sulfide.

US Pat. No. 9,046,509

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ESTIMATING ROCK PROPERTIES FROM ROCK SAMPLES USING DIGITAL ROCK PHYSICS IMAGING

Ingrain, Inc., Houston, ...

1. A method for estimating a target rock property of a rock sample from an application of digital rock physics in 2D, comprising:
scanning a rock sample to obtain a 2D digital image of the rock sample;
segmenting the digital image to produce a digital 2D segmented image having pixels characterized as pore space and pixels
characterized as mineral matrix and defining a boundary at the intersection of pore space and the mineral matrix;

deriving values for rock properties P1-P1 from the segmented image as a function of pore space geometry; and

applying a transform relationship adapted for application to a 2D segmented image environment to calculate an estimated value
for a target rock property as a function of pore space geometry derived from the 2D segmented image, wherein the target rock
property is absolute permeability, wherein the transform relationship is adapted by deriving a transform that is wholly a
function of pore space geometry, and wherein the transform relationship further comprises a Kozeny-Carman equation and adaptation
further comprises converting the property of tortuosity to one or more functions of pore space geometry.

US Pat. No. 9,046,272

COMBUSTION LINER ASSEMBLY HAVING A MOUNT STAKE COUPLED TO AN UPSTREAM SUPPORT

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

16. A method comprising:
spacing an inner liner of a gas turbine engine combustor from an outer liner, the inner liner having a through passage and
the outer liner having a through passage;

installing a mount stake that is elongate between the inner liner and the outer liner of a gas turbine engine combustor such
that an outer end of the mount stake extends past the through passage of the outer liner and an inner end of the mount stake
extends past the through passage of the inner liner, wherein the mount stake fails to contact a gas turbine engine casing
located near the outer liner of the gas turbine engine,

wherein the mount stake is radially oriented between the inner liner and outer liner and includes a radial length larger than
a cross sectional dimension taken along the length of the mount stake, wherein the mount stake is structured to retain a spaced
relation of the inner liner and the outer liner;

forming a flow space between the mount stake and a neighboring mount stake such that a bulk flow of working fluid is permitted
to pass; and

coupling an intermediate portion of the mount stake to a structure of the gas turbine engine at a point upstream of the mount
stake

further including a support assembly coupled to the structure of the gas turbine engine, and wherein the support assembly
is directly coupled to the mount stake.

US Pat. No. 9,045,229

SEALING SYSTEM

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH, ...

1. Air-through cooling system for use in an aircraft galley which comprises:
an aircraft cooling system comprising a cooling air outlet that provides cooling air from the aircraft cooling system,
a trolley with a housing, in which a connecting opening is formed, wherein the connecting opening is directly connectable
to the cooling air outlet and serves to supply cooling air into the interior of the trolley or to discharge exhaust air from
the interior of the trolley, and wherein the connecting opening defines a sealing surface; and

a sealing system including:
a closing element which is releasably connectable to the connecting opening of the trolley in order to seal the connecting
opening formed in the housing of the trolley from the environment and which has a fluid passage opening connected in a fluid
conveying manner to the cooling air outlet of the aircraft cooling system,

a receiving device comprising a groove in the closing element of the aircraft cooling system, the groove extending around
the closing element,

a sealing element received in the receiving device of the aircraft cooling system, and
a transfer device which is adapted to transfer the sealing element of the aircraft cooling system between an inactive state,
in which the sealing element is configured such that the sealing element cannot be brought into sealing contact with the sealing
surface of the connecting opening of the trolley facing the receiving device, and an active state, in which the sealing element
is configured such that the sealing element can be brought into sealing contact with the sealing surface of the connecting
opening of the trolley facing the receiving device;

wherein the air-through cooling system is characterized in that the transfer device is coupled to a locking mechanism in such
a manner that the transfer device transfers the sealing element automatically from the inactive state into the active state
when the locking mechanism is in a locked position, in which the locking mechanism latches the closing element, when connected
to the housing, in the housing, and that the transfer device transfers the sealing element automatically from the active state
into the inactive state when the locking mechanism is in an open position, in which the locking mechanism unlatches the closing
element when connected to the housing, from the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,044,943

INKJET PRINTHEAD INCORPORATING OLEOPHOBIC MEMBRANE

PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER...

1. An inkjet printhead, comprising:
an oleophobic membrane comprising:
a metal structure having a nanostructured surface; and
a low-surface energy coating disposed on the metal structure.

US Pat. No. 9,046,707

TOUCH-SENSING LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

HANNSTAR DISPLAY CORPORAT...

1. A touch-sensing liquid crystal panel, comprising:
a color filter substrate including:
a first glass substrate having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface is opposite to the second surface;
a plurality of color filters disposed on the first surface of the first glass substrate; and
a common electrode layer disposed on the color filters;
a sensing matrix disposed on the second surface of the first glass substrate, wherein the sensing matrix is formed from indium
tin oxide (ITO), and the sensing matrix has sheet resistance smaller than or equal to 30 ohm/square, and the sensing matrix
has a thickness ranging from 1000 Angstroms to 1400 Angstroms; and

a transistor substrate comprising:
a second glass substrate; and
a plurality of pixel units disposed on the second glass substrate, and each of the pixel units comprises a transistor switch
and a pixel electrode; and

a liquid crystal layer disposed between the color filter substrate and the transistor substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,046,475

HIGH ELECTRON ENERGY BASED OVERLAY ERROR MEASUREMENT METHODS AND SYSTEMS

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL,...

1. A method for evaluating overlay between a first three dimensional feature formed in a first layer of an inspected object
by a first lithographic process and a second feature three dimensional formed in a second layer of the inspected object buried
under the first layer and formed by a second lithographic process prior to the first lithographic process, the method comprising:
obtaining or receiving first area information representative of a characteristic of the first feature formed in the first
layer;

performing a multi-step imaging sequence to generate an image of at least a portion of the first and second features, the
multi-step imaging sequence including: (i) directing electrons of a primary electron beam to interact with the first feature
during a first imaging step; and (ii) directing electrons of the primary electron beam to interact with the second feature
during a second imaging step;

generating detection signals responsive to electrons that were scattered or reflected from each of the first and second features;
and

determining at least one spatial relationship in the X or Y dimensions between at least one edge of the first feature and
at least one edge of the second feature based on the detection signals and on the first area information representative of
the characteristic of the first feature formed in the first layer to enable differentiation between overlay errors that otherwise
cannot be distinguished based on edge detection.

US Pat. No. 9,044,875

CHAIN SAW

HITACHI KOKI CO., LTD., ...

1. A chain saw comprising:
a motor driven by electric power;
a housing configured to accommodate the motor;
a guide bar attached to the housing;
a chain blade driven by the motor and wound around the guide bar;
a sprocket engaged with the chain blade to drive the chain blade;
a trigger switch; and
a control device connected to the trigger switch and configured to control rotation of the motor,
wherein a driving force of the motor is configured to be transmitted to the sprocket via a clutch mechanism,
wherein the chain saw comprises a clutch state detection unit configured to detect an actuation of the clutch mechanism, and
wherein the power supply to the motor is stopped when the actuation of the clutch mechanism is detected by the clutch state
detection unit,

wherein the clutch state detection unit is connected to the control device,
wherein the control device is configured to shut off the power supply to the motor when an operation of the clutch state detection
unit is detected by the control device, and

wherein the control device is configured to release the shut-off of the power supply upon detecting that the operation of
the trigger switch is released after the shutoff of the power supply to the motor.

US Pat. No. 9,048,797

HIGH EFFICIENCY, REMOTELY RECONFIGURABLE REMOTE RADIO HEAD UNIT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

DALI SYSTEMS CO. LTD., G...

1. A multiple-channel remote radio head unit for wireless communications comprising:
a plurality of power amplifiers, each receiving an input signal and each providing as an output an amplified representation
of the received input signal;

a plurality of feedback paths, wherein each feedback path in the plurality of feedback paths provides a feedback signal that
includes a representation of a characteristic of a power amplifier of the plurality of power amplifiers;

digital logic for processing signals;
a feedback switch for selecting one of the feedback signals for connection to the digital logic to generate predistortion
compensation signals for each of the plurality of power amplifiers;

a plurality of circulators, each coupled to the output of a power amplifier of the plurality of power amplifiers;
a duplexer coupled to the plurality of circulators; and
a plurality of receiver switches, each coupled to a circulator of the plurality of circulators, that selectively couples a
respective circulator to the digital logic to reduce insertion loss between the plurality of power amplifiers and the duplexer.

US Pat. No. 9,048,380

THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION MATERIAL AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION MATERIAL

Japan Science and Technol...

1. A thermoelectric conversion material, comprising:
a first dielectric material layer comprising a SrTiO3 single crystal substrate; and

a second dielectric material layer comprising a TiO2 or SrTiO3 thin film that is epitaxially grown on said first dielectric material layer, characterized in that

an electron localization layer that is formed between said first dielectric material layer and second dielectric material
layer, the electron localization layer having a thickness equal to or greater than 0.04 nm and equal to or less than 1 nm
and a carrier electron density equal to or greater than 1×1020 cm?3,

wherein a Seebeck coefficient is approximately between 3 and 8 times that in bulk of SrTiO3 or TiO2.

US Pat. No. 9,045,040

PTO DRIVELINES

AGCO International GmbH, ...

1. A vehicle PTO driveline in which a PTO input shaft drives a PTO wet clutch which when engaged drives a PTO output shaft,
the driveline having an eccentric formation on the input shaft which oscillates a pumping piston when the input shaft rotates,
the oscillating piston pumping cooling/lubricating fluid around a circuit which includes the wet clutch and a fluid reservoir
provided by part of a housing which encloses the driveline, characterized in that the piston is connected with the eccentric
formation by a ring which surrounds the eccentric formation and a hollow tube which is attached at an upper end to the ring
and which carries the piston at a lower end, the piston oscillating inside a chamber when the input shaft rotates, said chamber
being connected with the fluid reservoir and the oscillating piston pumping the fluid along the hollow tube into the ring
which then delivers the fluid into internal passages in the input shaft from where the fluid flows to the wet clutch.

US Pat. No. 9,044,457

ANTI-DR4 AGONIST ANTIBODIES

The United States of Amer...

1. An antibody that binds to and is an agonist of DR4, wherein the antibody comprises a heavy chain variable region and a
light chain variable region, wherein the heavy chain variable region and the light chain variable region each comprise the
following three complementary determining regions (CDRs): CDR1, CDR2 and CDR3; wherein:
i) the CDR1 of the heavy chain variable region comprises the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:8;
ii) the CDR2 of the heavy chain variable region comprises the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:9;
iii) the CDR3 of the heavy chain variable region comprises the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:10;
iv) the CDR1 of the light chain variable region comprises the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:5;
v) the CDR2 of the light chain variable region comprises the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:6;
vi) the CDR3 of the light chain variable region comprises the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:7.

US Pat. No. 9,048,190

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING SUBSTRATES USING AN ION SHIELD

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A method of processing a substrate having a first layer disposed thereon that is part of a 3D device disposed on or being
fabricated on the substrate, the method comprising:
disposing a substrate atop a substrate support disposed in a lower processing volume of a process chamber beneath an ion shield
having a bias power applied thereto, wherein the ion shield comprises a substantially flat member supported parallel to the
substrate support, and a plurality of apertures formed through the flat member, and wherein the ratio of the diameter of the
apertures to the thickness of the flat member has a range of about 10:1 to about 1:10;

flowing a process gas into an upper processing volume above the ion shield;
forming a plasma from the process gas within the upper processing volume;
treating the first layer with neutral radicals that pass through the ion shield; and
heating the substrate to a temperature of up to about 550 degrees Celsius while treating the first layer.

US Pat. No. 9,045,938

LINKING ELEMENTS DESIGNED TO EQUIP PANELS, IN PARTICULAR GLASS PANELS, FOR FIXING AND PANELS EQUIPPED WITH SAME

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

12. A panel made of glass, comprising:
at least one cavity disposed in a surface portion of the panel, the cavity being configured to accommodate at least one connecting
element, the cavity being oriented in a width direction perpendicular to opposing main faces of the panel, and the cavity
extending longitudinally along a length of an outermost peripheral edge face of the panel,

wherein the cavity includes a first side wall, a second side wall, and a planar closed end adjoining the first and second
side walls, such that first corners where the first and second side walls adjoin the closed end, respectively, are rounded,
and

wherein each of the first and second side walls includes a concave wall portion and an oblong wall portion, the concave wall
portions facing inward, where second corners located between the concave wall portion and the oblong wall portion of each
of the first and second side walls are rounded.

US Pat. No. 9,044,445

MOSAIC CLADE M HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS TYPE 1 (HIV-1) GAG IMMUNOGENS

LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL SECUR...

1. A nucleic acid encoding any one of the mosaic Gag polypeptide Gag M4.1-4Dmyr selected from the group consisting of SEQ
ID NOs: 173-176.

US Pat. No. 9,049,294

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SPEED DIALING

RingCentral, Inc., Belmo...

1. A method of enabling a user to assign and store speed dial addresses, the method comprising:
receiving, at a mobile computing device of a user, an incoming call directed to the user and caller information associated
with the incoming call, the caller information including a first phone address of a caller;

creating a contact record, wherein the contact record includes at least the first phone address of the caller;
receiving, from the user via a user interface presented by a software program installed on the mobile computing device of
the user, an association between the contact record and a first speed dial identifier; and

transmitting for storage, over at least one data network to a server-based data store, at least the association between the
contact record and the first speed dial identifier,

wherein the association between the contact record and the first speed dial identifier is accessible over at least one data
network to other computing devices associated with the user.

US Pat. No. 9,048,998

FEEDBACK SIGNALING ERROR DETECTION AND CHECKING IN MIMO WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

INTERDIGITAL TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method of feedback in a wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU), the method comprising:
the WTRU generating a feedback signal, the feedback signal comprising at least one of a precoding matrix index (PMI) or a
channel quality index (CQI);

the WTRU determining a number of bits of the feedback signal to be encoded;
the WTRU selecting a type of error detection and correction scheme to apply to the feedback signal based on the number of
bits of the feedback signal to be encoded, wherein selecting the type of error detection and correction scheme comprises selecting
a number of error check (EC) bits to attach to the feedback signal and selecting a type of channel coding scheme to apply
to the feedback signal and the selected number of EC bits;

the WTRU encoding the feedback signal and the selected number of EC bits using the selected type of channel coding scheme;
and

the WTRU transmitting the encoded feedback signal.

US Pat. No. 9,048,746

ELECTRIC DEVICE HAVING AN INTERFERENCE SUPPRESSION CAPACITOR CIRCUIT

MINEBEA CO., LTD., Nagan...

1. An electrical device that is connectable via a mains plug (65) to a mains voltage (7) and that has a stand-by mode or an energy saving mode the electrical device comprising an interference suppression capacitor
circuit (96), made up of at least one interference suppression capacitor (6, 60), a power supply unit (2) and a control unit (3) for the stand-by mode or the energy saving mode, a monitor for detecting the mains voltage, so as to detect, at least in
the stand-by mode or energy saving mode, an interruption to the mains voltage (7) and has an active switching element (68) with which an electrical load (69; 5, 8) can be connected in parallel to the at least one interference suppression capacitor (6), so that the at least one interference suppression capacitor (6) is actively discharged when an interruption to the mains voltage (7) has been detected and the power supply unit (2) has a power factor correction circuit (5) and a DC/DC converter (8) and the electrical load forms at least one part of at least one of the power factor correction circuit (5) or at least one part of the DC/DC converter (8).

US Pat. No. 9,046,876

PROTECTION OF A STRUCTURAL COMPONENT OF A TIMEPIECE

ETA SA Manufacture Horlog...

1. A protective insert for the protection of a housing forming a surface of revolution generated by a given profile in a structural
component of a timepiece having a given surface hardness, said insert including at least one slide surface having a higher
surface hardness than said given surface hardness, said insert including at least one machined portion of revolution about
an axis of revolution whose profile is complementary to said given profile, wherein said insert includes at least one complementary,
first, flat indexing surface perpendicular to said axis of revolution, and at least one complementary, second, flat indexing
surface parallel to said axis of revolution, and in that at least said complementary first indexing surface forms a said slide
surface having a higher surface hardness than said given surface hardness.

US Pat. No. 9,045,810

METHOD FOR MELTING STEEL

ABB RESEARCH LTD., (CH)

1. A method for melting steel in an electric arc furnace (EAF), said method including steps of
providing a hot heel in the EAF,
loading metal scrap into the EAF, and
melting the metal scrap in the EAF,wherein a mass of the hot heel provided is according to a formula:
where mh is the mass of the hot heel provided, ms is the mass of an initially loaded scrap that is beyond a surface of the hot heel, Tm is the melting temperature of the scrap, Ts is the temperature of the scrap at loading thereof, Th is the temperature of the hot heel at the loading of the scrap, Cps is the specific heat capacity of the scrap, Cpl is the specific heat capacity of the hot heel, Q is the specific melt heat for the scrap and R is a coefficient that is at
least 0.75, wherein electromagnet stirring (EMS) is applied to at least the melting step, and wherein the mass of the hot
heel provided is calculated by a process and control device using stored and/or measured values for ms, Tm, Ts, Th, Cps, Cpl, Q, and R applied to the formula.

US Pat. No. 9,044,142

SURGICAL OPTICAL SYSTEMS FOR DETECTING BRAIN TUMORS

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, J...

1. A microscopy system, comprising:
a surgical microscope having a first field of view configured to acquire images of a sample within the first field of view
when the sample is exposed to infrared radiation;

a confocal endomicroscope having a second field of view configured to acquire images of the sample within the second field
of view;

a navigation sub-system configured to monitor a location of the second microscope; and
a display sub-system in communication with the first microscope, the second microscope and the navigation sub-system,
wherein:
the surgical microscope has a field of view having an area of 1 cm2 or more;

the area of the field of view of the confocal endomicroscope is 1 mm2 or less; and

during operation of the microscopy system the display sub-system displays information about a relative location of one or
more images acquired using the confocal microscope relative to the field of view of the surgical microscope based on information
from the navigation sub-system.

US Pat. No. 9,049,682

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDLE MODE OPERATION FOR M2M COMMUNICATION

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for operating in an idle mode for Machine To Machine (M2M) communication, comprising:
receiving, by a M2M device in the idle mode, a paging message from a base station, the paging message including a network
access type and a start offset, the network access type indicating a resource allocation for a ranging request, the start
offset indicating an offset to start to monitor a ranging resource for the ranging request; and

monitoring, by the M2M device, the ranging resource for the ranging request beginning from the offset,
wherein a reference point of the start offset is a frame in which the paging message is transmitted, and
wherein the ranging resource is a Fast Ranging information element.

US Pat. No. 9,049,371

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING A CAMERA

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. An apparatus comprising:
logic circuitry determining a first field of view (FOV) for a first camera, determining an undesirable FOV, and determining
if the first FOV and the undesirable FOV overlap; and

a sensor capturing video when the first FOV and the undesirable FOV do not overlap;
wherein the first camera operates in a higher-powered state when the first FOV and the undesirable FOV do not overlap, operates
in a lower-powered state when the first FOV and the undesirable FOV overlap, wherein the higher-powered state consumes more
battery power than the lower-powered state.

US Pat. No. 9,048,540

MULTIPLE-ANTENNA SYSTEM FOR CELLULAR COMMUNICATION AND BROADCASTING

Neocific, Inc., Bellevue...

8. A mobile device configured to operate within a telecommunications system having a plurality of cells, each cell having
a serving base station with a plurality of antennas, the mobile device comprising:
a transmitter configured for transmitting uplink signals to the serving base station of a cell; and
a receiver configured for receiving a first signal from multiple of the plurality of antennas at the serving base station
during a first receive time period and a second signal from one of the plurality of antennas at the serving base station during
a second receive time period, wherein

the first signal contains a first group of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols, the first signal transmitted
by the serving base station using multiple of the plurality of antennas in a first transmission mode with a first beam pattern
having a first azimuth pattern and first elevation pattern for unicast transmission within the cell;

the second signal contains a second group of OFDM symbols, the second signal transmitted by the serving base station using
one of the plurality of antennas in a second transmission mode with a second beam pattern having a second azimuth pattern
and second elevation pattern for single frequency network (SFN) broadcast transmission to the cell and other cells;

and
a transition between the first receive time period and the second receive time period occurs during a cyclic prefix or a cyclic
postfix between OFDM symbols, and wherein the first beam pattern is different than the second beam pattern in either an azimuth
pattern or an elevation pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,047,532

SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR EVALUATING AN ACTUAL STRUCTURAL ELEMENT OF AN ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL,...

1. A method of evaluating a structural element of an electrical circuit fabricated in a lithography process using a simulated
contour of an element obtained by simulating a lithographic process that is responsive to a design contour corresponding to
the structural element, the method comprising:
scanning the electrical circuit with a scanning electon microscope (SEM) to obtain an SEM image of the actual structural element;
identifying a robust portion of the simulated contour;
processing the SEM image to detect a contour of the actual structural element of the electrical circuit;
determining at least one spatial relationship between the robust portion of the simulated contour and a corresponding portion
of the detected actual structural element contour;

aligning, with a processor, the detected actual structural element contour with the simulated contour using the at least one
spatial relationship to provide an aligned actual structural element contour; and

comparing the aligned actual structural element contour with reference information.