US Pat. No. 9,073,767

WATER SUPPLY WITH A BIDIRECTIONAL UV DISINFECTION DEVICE

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. A water disinfection system comprising:
a bidirectional water disinfection device, having a UV light generator for the UV treatment of water,
a water pipe, having a first pipe portion, a second pipe portion and a third pipe portion which branches off between the first
and the second pipe portion,

wherein the water disinfection device has a first water connection and a second water connection,
wherein the first water connection is connected to the first pipe portion,
wherein the second water connection is connectable to a water reservoir,
wherein the second pipe portion is connectable to a water source,
wherein the third pipe portion is connectable to a tap for water;
wherein the bidirectional water disinfection device is adapted for being flown through in a first direction during filling
of the reservoir in a first mode of operation;

wherein the bidirectional water disinfection device is adapted for being flown through in a second direction which is counter
to the first direction, during water drawing from the reservoir in a second mode of operation; and

wherein a higher light intensity is producible in the UV light generator in the first mode of operation than in the second
mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 9,072,889

SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING NON-INVASIVE NEUROREHABILITATION OF A PATIENT

Neurohabilitation Corpora...

15. The system of claim 14 further comprising at least one of tongue sense circuitry for determining if a patient's tongue is in contact with the plurality
of electrodes located on the bottom portion of the mouthpiece, a clock for determining a total time of usage of the mouthpiece,
or an audio indicator that can warn the patient when the remaining battery charge is inadequate to complete a therapy session.

US Pat. No. 9,076,781

SUPPORT DEVICE FOR A SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP AND OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENT WITH A CARRIER DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT WITH A CARRIER DEVICE

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A carrier device for a semiconductor chip comprising:
a bondable and/or solderable metallic carrier having a mounting region for the semiconductor chip and a soldering region;
a covering material, wherein the carrier is at least partly covered with the covering material; and
a solder barrier arranged between the soldering region and the mounting region at an interface between the carrier and the
covering material, wherein the solder barrier comprises a material having a lower wettability by a solder than the carrier;

wherein the carrier has a surface that comprises the mounting region and on which the solder barrier is arranged and over
which the solder barrier extends transversely with respect to an extension direction from the soldering region to the mounting
region.

US Pat. No. 9,074,301

FILTRATION MATERIALS USING FIBER BLENDS THAT CONTAIN STRATEGICALLY SHAPED FIBERS AND/OR CHARGE CONTROL AGENTS

1. A non-woven electret gas filter media comprising fibers that include about 22.5% dry spun acrylic dog bone shaped fibers
that are three dimensionally crimped.

US Pat. No. 9,075,500

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRESENTING AND NAVIGATING EMBEDDED USER INTERFACE ELEMENTS

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A computer-implemented method, the method comprising:
defining attributes of a plurality of interactive user interface elements, the attributes including, at least, a textual descriptor
and a value representation of an associated data element;

associating at least one of the interactive user interface elements into a group of user interface elements;
displaying, embedded in a user interface of a first application, the group of the at least one interactive user interface
element, including a presentation of a value for the textual descriptor and the value representation of the associated data
element for each interactive user interface element in the group;

selecting a user interface control element to display a second group of at least one interactive user interface element, wherein
the at least one interactive user interface element have associated attributes including, at least, a textual descriptor and
a value representation of an associated data element; and

displaying, embedded in the user interface of the first application, the second group of the at least one interactive user
interface element, including a presentation of a value for the textual descriptor and the value representation of the associated
data element for each interactive user interface element in the second group.

US Pat. No. 9,076,442

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING A SPEECH SIGNAL

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of encoding a speech signal, the method comprising:
obtaining, with a speech encoding apparatus, a linear prediction filter coefficient of a current frame from an input signal
using linear prediction;

obtaining, with the speech encoding apparatus, a quantized spectrum candidate vector of the current frame corresponding to
the linear prediction filter coefficient of the current frame based on first best information;

interpolating, with the speech encoding apparatus, the quantized spectrum candidate vector of the current frame and a quantized
spectrum vector of a previous frame;

generating, with the speech encoding apparatus, weighted input signal using the quantized spectrum candidate vector; and
obtaining, with the speech encoding apparatus, adaptive codebook candidate based on the weighted input signal and second best
information,

wherein the first best information is information about a number of codebook indexes extracted in frame units,
wherein the second best information is information about a number of the adaptive codebook candidate acquired in frame units.

US Pat. No. 9,072,748

BCL-2-SELECTIVE APOPTOSIS-INDUCING AGENTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER AND IMMUNE DISEASES

AbbVie Inc., North Chica...

1. A compound having formula II
or a therapeutically acceptable salt thereof,wherein
R100 is absent;

n is 0;
A1 is N or C(A2);

one or two or three or each of A2, B1, D1 and E1 are independently selected R1, OR1, SR1, SO2R1, NHC(O)R1, NHR1, N(R1)2, or —C(O)NHR17, and the remainder are independently selected H, F, Cl, Br, or I;

Y1 is H, CN, NO2, F, Cl, Br, I, CF3, R17, NHC(O)R17, or C(O)NH2;

R1 is R2, R3, R4 or R5;

R2 is phenyl;

R3 is heteroaryl;

R4 is cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, heterocycloalkyl or heterocycloalkenyl, each of which is unfused or fused with R4A; R4A is cycloalkane;

R5 is alkyl, or alkynyl, each of which is unsubstituted or substituted with one or two or three independently selected R6, R7, OR7, SR7, SO2R7, N(R7)2, OH, CN, CF3, F, Cl, Br or I substituents;

R6 is C2-C5-spiroalkyl;

R7 is R8, R9, R10 or R11;

R8 is phenyl which is unfused or fused with R8A;

R8A is heterocycloalkane;

R9 is heteroaryl;

R10 is C3-C10-cycloalkyl, having one or two CH2 moieties unreplaced or replaced with independently selected O, S(O), SO2 or NH and one or two CH moieties unreplaced or replaced with N;

R11 is alkyl, which is unsubstituted or substituted with one or two or three independently selected OR12, F, Cl, Br or I substituents;

R12 is R16;

R16 is alkyl;

R17 is R19 or R21;

R19 is heteroaryl which is unfused or fused with arene, heteroarene or R19A; R19A is cycloalkane, cycloalkene, heterocycloalkane or heterocycloalkene;

R21 is alkynyl;

R30 is cycloalkyl, having two CH2 moieties unreplaced or replaced with NH;

R37 is R38, R39 or R40, each of which is substituted with F, CI, Br, I, NHR41, or R41;

R38 is phenyl;

R39 is heteroaryl;

R40 is C3-C8-cycloalkyl or C4-C8-cycloalkenyl, each having one or two CH2 moieties unreplaced or replaced with independently selected O, C(O), CNOH, CNOCH3, S, S(O), SO2 or NH;

R41 is R42, R43, or R44;

R42 is phenyl;

R43 is heteroaryl;

R44 is C3-C9-cycloalkyl or C4-C7-cycloalkenyl, each having one or two CH2 moieties unreplaced or replaced with independently selected NH and one or two CH moieties unreplaced or replaced with N, and
each of which is unfused or fused with R44A; R44A is cycloalkane;

wherein moieties represented by R2, R3, R4, R4A, R6, R8, R8A, R9, R10, R19, R30, R38, R39, R40, R42, R43, R44, and R44A are independently unsubstituted, further unsubstituted, substituted or further substituted with one or two or three or four
or five independently selected R50, OR50, SR50, S(O)R50, SO2R50, C(O)R50, CO(O)R50, NH2, NHR50, C(O)NH2, C(O)N(R50)2, SO2N, OH, (O), CN, CF3, OCF3, Cl, Br or I substituents;

R50 is R51, R52, R53 or R54;

R51 is phenyl which is unfused or fused with arene, heteroarene or R51B; R51B is heterocycloalkane;

R52 is heteroaryl;

R53 is C3-C6-cycloalkyl, having one or two CH2 moieties unreplaced or replaced with independently selected O, and one or two CH moieties unreplaced or replaced with N;

R54 is alkyl, which is unsubstituted or substituted with one or two or three independently selected R55, OR55, N(R55)2, OH, CN, F, Cl, Br or I substituents; and

R55 is alkyl or phenyl;

wherein the alkyl is unsubstituted or substituted with OCH3.

US Pat. No. 9,074,027

DIP-FORMED SYNTHETIC POLYISOPRENE LATEX ARTICLES WITH IMPROVED INTRAPARTICLE AND INTERPARTICLE CROSSLINKS

Ansell Healthcare Product...

1. A synthetic, dip-formed polyisoprene elastomeric condom comprising:
synthetic polyisoprene particles, said synthetic polyisoprene particles bonded to each other through intra-polyisoprene particle
crosslinks and inter-polyisoprene particle crosslinks;

wherein the intra-polyisoprene particle crosslinks and the inter-polyisoprene particle crosslinks are such that the molecular
weight is less than about 8000 g/mol between the crosslinks.

US Pat. No. 9,074,012

MOLECULAR CONTROL OF BROWN FAT DIFFERENTIATION AND ENERGY EXPENDITURE

Dana-Farber Cancer Instit...

1. A method for increasing energy expenditure in a mammal comprising inducing PR-domain containing protein-16 (Prdm16) expression
in fibroblast, preadipocyte, or white adipose tissue (WAT) stromal-vascular cells sufficient to activate differentiation of
said cells into brown fact cells in the mammal, wherein Prdm16 expression is induced using a) a Prdm16 nucleic acid encoding
a PRDM16 polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence which is at least 90 percent identical over its full length to the
amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NOs: 2, 4, or 6 or b) a PRDM16 polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence which is at least
90 percent identical over its full length to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NOs: 2, 4, or 6 and wherein the differentiated
brown fat cells promote energy expenditure thereby increasing energy expenditure in the mammal.

US Pat. No. 9,077,326

CONTINUOUS TIME COUNTER

Novelda AS, Oslo (NO)

1. A continuous time counter comprising:
a plurality of counter inputs; and
a plurality of adding stages, each adding stage comprising a stack of one or more outputs, and each counter input providing
an input to an adding stage,

wherein the adding stages are arranged successively from a first adding stage to a last adding stage,
wherein the first adding stage is arranged to set its single output to a first output value,
wherein each succeeding adding stage is arranged to take the outputs from the immediately preceding stage and when the appropriate
counter input for the adding stage represents a count, the adding stage is arranged to add a new output at the bottom of the
stack and when the counter input represents no count, the adding stage is arranged to add a new output at the top of the stack,
and

wherein the counter is arranged to apply a compensating delay to each of its inputs to compensate for the propagation delay
through the adding stages.

US Pat. No. 9,073,568

DISPLAY AND OPERATING SYSTEM OF A MOTOR VEHICLE INCLUDING AN OUTER LEFT-HAND DISPLAY DEVICE AND AN OUTER RIGHT-HAND DISPLAY DEVICE

DR. ING. H.C. F. PORSCHE ...

1. A display and operating system of a motor vehicle, the display and operating system comprising:
an instrument cluster formed by a plurality of display devices and including an outer left-hand display device and an outer
right hand display device;

a steering wheel including:
an outer left-hand operating device configured exclusively for driver interaction with the outer left-hand display device
of the instrument cluster and an outer right-hand operating device configured exclusively for driver interaction with the
outer right-hand display device of the instrument cluster, each of the outer left-hand operating device and the outer right-hand
operating device having two input devices including:

one rotary-barrel-like input device configured for selecting and confirming a display mode of the respective outer display
device of the instrument cluster, and

one button-like input device configured for returning to a display mode of the respective outer display device of the instrument
cluster that is superordinate to

the respectively selected display mode; and
an operating mode selecting device configured to select at least one operating mode from the group including purely electric-motor-powered
driving, purely combustion-engine-powered driving, combined electric-motor-powered and combustion-engine-powered driving,
and electric-motor-powered boosting as a special case of combined electric-motor-powered and combustion-engine-powered driving,
the operating mode selecting device including:

a rotatable selecting element configured for driver selection of at least one of the operating modes including purely electric-motor-powered
driving combined electric-motor-powered and combustion-engine-powered driving, and

a button-like boost selecting element configured for driver selection of the electric-motor-powered boosting; and
further devices including at least one of a display device or an operating device disposed laterally adjacent to the instrument
cluster.

US Pat. No. 9,073,785

METHOD FOR PRODUCING TERNESITE

HEIDELBERGCEMENT AG, Hei...

1. A method for producing a ternesite clinker, comprising sintering a raw meal mixture, which contains at least sources for
CaO, SiO2, and SO3, wherein a temperature during sintering is adjusted in the range of 900 to 1300° C. such that the ternesite clinker has a
content of C5S2$ ranging from 20 to 95% by weight and a content of C4(AxF(1-x))3$, with x being 0.1 to 1, of less than 15% by weight, in each case relative to the total weight of the clinker.

US Pat. No. 9,073,770

PORTABLE HIGH RATE ANAEROBIC DIGESTER APPARATUS AND METHOD OF OPERATION

USEMCO, INC., Tomah, WI ...

1. An apparatus for digesting waste, comprising:
a digester tank;
a vertical pump tube disposed within the digester tank;
a propeller disposed within the vertical pump tube and configured to pump a waste material upward through the vertical pump
tube from a bottom of the digester tank towards a top of the digester tank, wherein the waste material comprises heavy solids
that fall to the bottom of the digester tank and light solids that rise to a waste material top level located near the top
of the digester tank;

a controller configured to operate the propeller to maintain at least a portion of the heavy solids in suspension within the
waste material in the digester tank during at least part of a recycle operation;

a drainage trough configured to collect the light solids that rise to the waste material top level;
an auger, wherein the auger is located inside the drainage trough and is configured to pull the light solids collected by
the drainage trough toward a discharge tube of the digester tank;

a skimmer; and
a heavy solids outlet tube located at the bottom of the digester tank through which the heavy solids are purged from the digester
tank,

wherein the skimmer pushes the light solids over the edge of the drainage trough and into the drainage trough, and
wherein a top portion of the vertical pump tube is disposed far enough below the waste material top level such that the heavy
solids fall to the bottom of the digester tank after being propelled up the vertical pump tube rather than being propelled
to at or above the waste material top level and discharged through the drainage trough and discharge tube.

US Pat. No. 9,074,490

GAS TURBINE

1. A gas turbine, comprising:
a stator blade support, which is essentially hollow-conical or hollow-cylindrical and extends along a machine axis; and
an outer wall, which is essentially hollow-conical or hollow-cylindrical and is segmented into a plurality of annular segments
in a circumferential and/or axial direction, of an annular hot gas path, and whose plurality of annular segments are attached
by means of a plurality of hook elements to an inside of the stator blade support by a connecting joint,

wherein the hook elements of at least one of the plurality of annular segments are geometrically matched such that the outer
wall which bounds the hot gas path has a variable cross-sectional contour, the variability of the contour ranging from an
essentially elliptical cross-sectional contour in a section at right angles to the machine axis when gas in the hot gas path
is at room temperature, to an essentially circular cross-sectional contour after a thermal deformation which occurs as the
gas rises above room temperature,

wherein a plurality of radial lengths of the plurality of hook elements are matched such that the plurality of hook elements
have different lengths with different circumferential positions in order for the outer wall to have a variable cross-sectional
contour, and

wherein shims for different radial positions of the plurality of hook elements are arranged in an annular groove in the stator
blade support.

US Pat. No. 9,076,821

ANCHORING STRUCTURE AND INTERMESHING STRUCTURE

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. An anchoring structure for a metal structure of a semiconductor device, the anchoring structure comprising:
an anchoring recess structure comprising at least one overhanging sidewall, wherein the metal structure is at least partly
arranged within the anchoring recess structure and below an overhang of the overhanging sidewall, wherein the overhanging
sidewall is formed by a semiconductor substrate of the semiconductor device, wherein the semiconductor substrate comprises
mono-crystalline semiconductor in which the anchoring recess structure is formed so that the overhanging sidewall is formed
by the semiconductor.

US Pat. No. 9,073,792

METHODS FOR IMPROVED ATMOSPHERE CONTROL THROUGH SECONDARY GAS PRESSURE WAVE FIRING

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method for firing ware in a furnace, the method comprising:
positioning at least one stack of ware in a ware space of a furnace, the stack of ware comprising a plurality of ware articles
arranged such that at least laterally adjacent ware articles are spaced apart;

heating the at least one stack of ware in the ware space of the furnace;
introducing a first gas flow into the ware space on a first side of the at least one stack of ware as the stack is heated;
introducing a second gas flow into the ware space on a second side of the at least one stack of ware as the stack is heated;
and

adjusting a flow condition of at least one of the first and second gas flows to create a pressure differential within the
furnace across at least a portion of the ware space such that at least some of the first or second gas flows through the at
least one stack of ware,

wherein the first gas flow introduced on the first side of the stack has a first flow rate FR1, the second gas flow introduced on the second side of the stack has a second flow rate FR2, and FR1?FR2.

US Pat. No. 9,075,902

TRACKING ERRORS IN A COMPUTING SYSTEM

International Business Ma...

1. A method of tracking errors in a computing system that includes a plurality of current error buckets and a plurality of
historical error buckets, the method comprising:
inserting, by an error repository manager into a current error bucket, error information describing a first error identified
by a timestamp, wherein the current error bucket is associated with a bucket interval determined using a base time interval
associated with the error measured from the timestamp;

moving, by the error repository manager, the error information in the current error bucket to a historical error bucket upon
the expiration of the bucket interval, wherein each historical error bucket has a storage interval determined in dependence
upon the base time interval associated with the error and a bucket number associated with the historical error bucket; and

moving, by the error repository manager, the error information in a source historical error bucket to a destination historical
error bucket upon the expiration of the storage interval associated with the source historical error bucket.

US Pat. No. 9,073,895

BIARYLAMIDE INHIBITORS OF LEUKOTRIENE PRODUCTION

Boehringer Ingelheim Inte...

10. A compound of formula (I), selected from a group consisting of:
or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,076,448

DISTRIBUTED REAL TIME SPEECH RECOGNITION SYSTEM

Nuance Communications, In...

1. A method of performing distributed voice recognition, the method comprising:
(a) receiving speech utterance signals representing utterances of a user, the speech utterance signals comprising one or more
words;

(b) generating, via a processing circuit of a client device, speech data values from the utterance signals during an utterance
evaluation time frame corresponding to each utterance signal,

wherein the speech data values comprise compressed mel-frequency cepstral coefficient vectors (MFCC vectors) further comprising
MFCC delta parameters and MFCC acceleration parameters automatically determined based on at least an amount of computational
resources available on the client device and a speed of a transceiver used to transmit data between the client device and
a server;

(c) encoding the speech data values into a transmission format suitable for transmission over a communications channel to
the server; and

(d) communicating user context information over the communications channel to the server, wherein the server uses the context
information to dynamically select a grammar to use for recognizing the speech data values.

US Pat. No. 9,073,700

CONVEYING DEVICE FOR HETEROGENEOUS, SENSITIVE FOODS THAT CANNOT BE PUMPED AND HAVE A LOW LIQUID CONTENT

Maschinenfabrik Leonhardt...

1. A device for conveying heterogeneous, sensitive and non-pumpable foodstuffs having a low liquid portion comprising:
a drive motor,
one screw conveyor which is configured as a hollow screw to cause, when rotated, a conveyance of foodstuffs in an axial direction
of the screw conveyor by a coaxial helical feature,

wherein the screw conveyor, at an end distance from a drive, is configured as a hollow screw and, at an antegrade end, has
additional spikes that are aligned radially with respect to the rotational midpoint of the screw conveyor,

a bearing flange, and
a connecting piece to a front wall.

US Pat. No. 9,073,152

ELLIPTICAL BEARING MANIPULATOR

General Electric Company,...

1. An elliptical bearing manipulator comprising:
a frame including:
at least one adjustable roller being adjustable in a horizontal direction relative to a fixed roller and configured to support
a bearing;

at least one adjustable arm being adjustable in a vertical direction relative to a horizontal plane of the frame and configured
to attach to the bearing; and

a motor configured to incrementally rotate the bearing via the at least one adjustable arm.

US Pat. No. 9,077,632

INTERWORKING BETWEEN ETHERNET AND MPLS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A source node for addressing target nodes in a communication system, the source node configured to be part of an Ethernet
domain and the target nodes configured to be part of a Multiple Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) domain that is connected to
the Ethernet domain via an interworking node, the source node comprising processing circuits configured to execute the stored
processing instructions to:
generate a message comprising
an identifier of the source node,
an identifier of the interworking node, and
an identifier of a certain target node of the target nodes, said identifier of the certain target node comprises an MPLS address;
send the message to the certain target node via the interworking node, and
receive from the certain target node via the interworking node a reply to the message.

US Pat. No. 9,074,581

CONE ANGLE INSERT FOR WIND TURBINE ROTOR

General Electric Company,...

1. A rotor for a wind turbine, comprising:
a hub;
a rotor blade;
a bearing assembly configured to rotate the rotor blade with respect to the hub; and,
an insert, the insert comprising a first end, a second end, and a body extending therebetween, the first end coupled to the
hub and the second end coupled to the bearing assembly, the second end defining a second plane oriented at a cone angle with
respect to a first plane defined by the first end;

a bearing drive assembly disposed at least partially within an interior of the insert; and
a web extending into the interior and comprising a first end, a second end, and a body extending therebetween, the bearing
drive assembly coupled to the web, and wherein the web is cantilevered such that only one of the first end and the second
end is coupled to the body.

US Pat. No. 9,075,520

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REPRESENTING AN IMAGE IN A PORTABLE TERMINAL

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

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

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

US Pat. No. 9,072,487

ULTRASOUND PROBE THERMAL DRAIN

General Electric Company,...

1. An ultrasound probe comprising:
a nose having an outer polymeric casing wall;
a lens at an end of the nose;
an ultrasound transducer within the nose behind the lens and
a thermal drain thermally coupling the transducer to the casing wall, the thermal drain being formed from a material having
a thermal resistance less than a thermal resistance of a material forming the casing wall.

US Pat. No. 9,074,486

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LABYRINTH SEAL PACKING RING

General Electric Company,...

1. A turbomachine, the turbomachine comprising:
a stationary housing;
a rotor rotatable about an axis; and
a seal assembly, the seal assembly comprising:
at least one arcuate plate coupled to an interior surface of the stationary housing and positioned in a radial plane;
at least one packing ring segment disposed intermediate to the rotor and the plate, wherein the at least one packing ring
segment comprises an upstream side and a downstream side and is positioned to move along the plate in a radial direction,
and wherein the at least one packing ring segment comprises at least one inner barrier that is coupled to a surface of the
at least one packing ring segment that faces rotor and that restricts circumferential flow of a fluid along the at least one
packing ring segment;

a first plurality of arcuate teeth disposed intermediate to the at least one packing ring segment and the rotor,
wherein a tip clearance between an innermost surface of one of the first plurality of arcuate teeth and a corresponding outer
surface of the rotor is less than a like tip clearance for any of the other first plurality of arcuate teeth disposed upstream
from the one of the first plurality of arcuate teeth,

wherein at least two of the other first plurality of arcuate teeth are disposed upstream from the one of the first plurality
of arcuate teeth and have different heights from each other,

wherein the tip clearances associated with the one of the first plurality of arcuate teeth and the other first plurality of
arcuate teeth disposed upstream from the one of the first plurality of arcuate teeth progressively decrease toward the downstream
side of the at least one packing ring segment, and

wherein the tip clearances of the first plurality of arcuate teeth create a passive feedback in the hydrostatic forces generated
by differential pressure across the seal assembly, such that as the tip clearance decreases due to the hydrostatic forces
outward radial forces cause the at least one packing ring segment to move away from the rotor, and as the tip clearance increases
due to the hydrostatic forces inward radial forces cause the at least one packing ring segment to move toward the rotor; and

a biasing member disposed intermediate to the arcuate plate and the at least one packing ring segment and coupled to both.

US Pat. No. 9,077,591

DIAS-DYNAMIC IMPU ASSIGNMENT SERVICE

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of providing access to multimedia services for communication devices connected to a private network, by means
of a multimedia gateway connected to a multimedia service network, comprising the following steps:
receiving, using a processor, a request from a device in the private network for a public identity associated with the multimedia
gateway,

selecting and allocating, using the processor, to said device at least one associated public identity from a pool of public
identities associated with the multimedia gateway which have been predefined as valid in the multimedia service network, wherein
the multimedia service network is an IMS network, the at least one associated public identity comprises an IP Multimedia Public
Identity (IMPU), and allocating the at least one associated public identity comprises assigning at least one temporary IMPU
from the pool to the device, and

registering, using the processor, the device by activating the allocated associated public identity in the multimedia service
network, thereby enabling the multimedia gateway to establish a multimedia session on behalf of said device, using said allocated
associated public identity.

US Pat. No. 9,075,863

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING BUSINESS OBJECTS

Honeywell International I...

1. A method for managing business objects, the method including:
receiving, from a client terminal, data indicative of a page call-up request;
identifying a business object by querying a cache of basic business object data maintained in the business layer for identifying
the business object associated with the page call-up request, the identifying a business object performed using a processor
to execute instructions;

loading, from a database to a business layer, wherein the database is separate from the business layer, substantive data for
the business object, wherein the substantive data for the business object includes:

one or more properties for the business object that define a relationship between the business object and the database;
one or more business rules for the business object that define operation of the business object;
one or more permissions for the business object that define rules for determining whether the client terminal has permission
to change personal information of a cardholder; and

one or more methods performed by the business object;
instantiating the business object, via the business layer, based on the substantive data;
modifying the business object, wherein the modification includes adding one or more properties to the business object or deleting
one or more properties from the business object;

loading the business object from the database to the business layer based on the modification when the business object is
next instantiated;

performing a page layout procedure for a page that communicates with the business object; and
providing, in response to the page call-up request, page data for rendering at the client terminal, wherein the page data
allows the client terminal to interface with the business object.

US Pat. No. 9,074,866

ROTATIONAL ANGLE MEASUREMENT APPARATUS, CONTROL APPARATUS, AND ROTATION-MACHINE SYSTEM

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A rotational angle measurement apparatus comprising:
a magnetic sensor operable to respond to a magnetic-field angle; and
a detection unit operable to input an output of the magnetic sensor,
wherein the rotational angle measurement apparatus is employed with a rotatable body provided with a magnetic flux generator,
wherein the output of the magnetic sensor is a raw-angle signal set corresponding to the magnetic-field angle, and
wherein the detection unit outputs a corrected angle after the influence of a non-magnetic conductor arranged in the vicinity
of the magnetic sensor is corrected, with the use of a correction value outputted by a correction function with rotational
velocity of the rotatable body as an argument.

US Pat. No. 9,073,069

FLUID INJECTION DEVICE

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A fluid injection device comprising:
a pulse generation section that includes a fluid chamber for generating a pulsed flow, in which pressure inside the fluid
chamber increases when the pulsed flow is generated;

an inlet flow passage and an outlet flow passage that are connected to the fluid chamber; and
a fluid injection opening formed at an extension of the outlet flow passage,
wherein inertance on the inlet flow passage is greater than inertance on the outlet flow passage.

US Pat. No. 9,075,595

POWER EXCURSION WARNING SYSTEM

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A power excursion warning system, comprising:
a power system having a first slew rate;
a powered component that is coupled to the power system that that has a second slew rate that is greater than the first slew
rate;

a powered component voltage regulator coupled to the powered component and operable to convert a first voltage received from
the power system to a second voltage that is supplied to the powered component; and

a power excursion warning device coupled to the powered component voltage regulator and operable to receive a power system
output signal from the power system, receive a signal from the powered component voltage regulator that is associated with
the second slew rate, determine that the signal from the powered component voltage regulator and the power system output signal
indicate a power excursion that will result in the power system operating outside a predetermined range, and produce a warning
signal indicative of the power excursion.

US Pat. No. 9,074,493

STEAM GENERATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING OPERATION OF SAME

General Electric Company,...

1. A method for controlling the operation of a steam generation system, the steam generation system including a lead heat
recovery steam generator (lead HRSG) and a lag heat recovery steam generator (lag HRSG), said method comprising:
determining a fluid pressure set point for a first boiler of the lag HRSG;
channeling fluid flow from a first boiler of the lead HRSG within a first conduit, the first conduit operatively coupled to
a first stage of a steam turbine engine;

channeling fluid flow from a second boiler of the lead HRSG within a second conduit, the second conduit operatively coupled
to a second stage of the steam turbine engine;

adding fluid flow within the first conduit from the first boiler of the lag HRSG, and adding fluid flow within the second
conduit from a second boiler of the lag HRSG;

calculating an adjusted fluid pressure set point for the first boiler of the lag HRSG using as an input at least one of a
detected drum level and a detected change in value of the drum level of the second boiler of the lag HRSG; and

maintaining a fluid pressure within the first boiler of the lag HRSG to be approximately equal to the adjusted fluid pressure
set point.

US Pat. No. 9,074,152

PLASMA-ASSISTED WASTE GASIFICATION SYSTEM

General Electric Company,...

1. A plasma-assisted waste gasification system for converting a waste stream into a synthesis gas, comprising:
a reactor having three zones; a bottom zone for melting the waste stream reaction residues and forming a slag pool, a middle
zone higher in elevation than the bottom zone for converting the waste stream into the synthesis gas, and a top zone higher
in elevation than both the bottom zone and the middle zone and having at least one plasma arc torch for controlling a temperature
of the synthesis gas and composition of the synthesis gas; and

a feed mechanism for introducing the waste stream into the reactor.

US Pat. No. 9,077,809

MOBILE PHONE

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

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

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

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 9,077,680

OFFENDER MESSAGE DELIVERY SYSTEM

CORE SYSTEMS (NI) LIMITED...

1. A system for providing an inmate housed in a correctional facility with access to recorded media, the system comprising:
one or more network interfaces configured to facilitate network access for a correctional facility system, wherein the correctional
facility system corresponds to one or more correctional facilities;

one or more user interfaces to facilitate access to information regarding one or more recorded media items from a media repository
that is network-accessible;

one or more processors coupled to the one or more network interfaces, to one or more repositories that retain information
about inmates housed in the one or more correctional facilities, and to the one or more user interfaces, the one or more processors
to execute instructions to:

enable authorized access, via the one or more user interfaces, to the information regarding one or more recorded media items
from the media repository based at least in part on processing authentication information corresponding to persons approved
for access;

process information regarding an identity of a first inmate housed in one of the one or more correctional facilities;
process information regarding a selection of the one or more recorded media items for playback by the first inmate, where
the one or more recorded media items were selected via one or more recorded media options, and where the one or more recorded
media options exposed to the first inmate are a function of the information regarding the identity of the first inmate;

download data corresponding to at least part of the one or more recorded media items consequent to a determination that one
or more predetermined rules are not violated based at least in part on the identity of the first inmate, and retain the data
in association with the first inmate; and

enable transfer of the data to a media player medium to facilitate playback by the first inmate.

US Pat. No. 9,075,477

TOUCH PANEL APPARATUS AND METHODS

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. An apparatus for improving touch panel accuracy, comprising:
a calibration sampling controller to command an X-Y coordinate positioning apparatus to position a touch-emulating stylus
at a known X-Y coordinate position relative to a touch panel and to depress the stylus;

a touch sampling module communicatively coupled to the calibration sampling controller to receive, sample and store a plurality
of calibration sample values, each calibration sample value corresponding to a signal amplitude associated with a touch panel
node, each node corresponding to an X-Y coordinate position associated with a touch panel row/column cross point, the signal
amplitude corresponding to a physical proximity of a node to the X-Y coordinate position of the depressed stylus; and

a touch panel characteristic modeler communicatively coupled to the calibration sampling controller to receive the plurality
of node calibration sample values and to generate a characteristic model of the plurality of node calibration sample values
as a function of a path of the touch-emulating stylus across the touch panel,

a peak detection module communicatively coupled to the run-time buffer to compare the plurality of sample values and to retain
a selected number of the largest-signal sample values; and

a sample sorting module communicatively coupled to the peak detection module to order the largest-signal X-Y node sample values
according to magnitude.

US Pat. No. 9,074,530

STOICHIOMETRIC EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION AND RELATED COMBUSTION CONTROL

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

10. A fuel control system for a gas turbine engine, comprising:
a plurality of combustors;
a gas compressor;
a gas turbine for extracting energy from the high velocity exhaust gas from said combustors;
a generator operatively connected to said gas turbine;
a primary fuel circuit;
a fuel tuning circuit for said plurality of combustors, said fuel tuning circuit comprising a plurality of adjustable control
valves for achieving near-stoichiometric exhaust gas recirculation for efficient removal of NOx contaminates in an exhaust stream, wherein each one of said control valves connects to a corresponding one of said plurality
of combustors and wherein said fuel tuning circuit operates to control the flow of gaseous fuel from each control valve to
a corresponding one of said combustors in a controlled sequence;

an oxygen sensor in an exhaust stream of said combustors;
a carbon monoxide sensor in the exhaust stream of said combustors;
a NOx contaminate catalyst downstream of said combustors; and

a feedback control loop operatively connected to said fuel tuning circuit and to said oxygen and carbon monoxide sensors,
wherein:

the feedback control loop is configured to monitor oxygen content and carbon monoxide content in the exhaust stream using
the oxygen sensor and the carbon monoxide sensor, respectively, and cause the fuel tuning circuit to individually adjust the
fuel and/or air provided to each of the combustors such that the gas turbine engine runs at a level that is fuel rich after
a start-up operation and is configured to ensure sufficient oxygen depletion in the exhaust stream for efficient and maximized
removal of NOx contaminates by the NOx contaminate catalyst.

US Pat. No. 9,075,738

EFFICIENT LDPC CODES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

6. A method, comprising:
initializing a decoder with a first Error Correction Code (ECC), wherein the first ECC is defined by a first set of parity
equations;

receiving a plurality of input code words, wherein each input code word of the plurality of input code words is encoded with
a second ECC, wherein the second ECC is defined by a second set of parity equations, wherein the second set of parity equations
is a proper subset of the first set of parity equations;

receiving an indication of which parity equations are included in the first set of parity equations but excluded from the
second set of parity equations;

and
decoding, iteratively, each input code word of the received plurality of input code words based upon messages transferred
between the symbol node memory and the check node memory, wherein the messages transferred between the symbol node memory
and the check node memory are controlled such that messages originating from check nodes that correspond to parity check equations
excluded from the second set of parity equations are prevented from affecting the symbol nodes by assigning to symbol nodes
respective artificial confidence metrics that indicate a zero value with a maximal likelihood based upon the received indication
of the parity equations included in the first set of parity equations but excluded from the second set of parity equations.

US Pat. No. 9,078,172

SESSION TRANSFER IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of transferring a session from a packet switched access network to a circuit switched access network, the method
comprising:
at a Mobility Management Entity, receiving from a gateway node a service type indicator, the service type indicator indicating
a type of service for the session, the service type indicator being associated with bearers used for the session;

at the Mobility Management Entity, receiving from an eNodeB an indication that the session is to be transferred from the packet
switched network to the circuit switched access network;

at the Mobility Management Entity, determining the bearers associated with the session using the service type indicator, and
initiating transfer of the session using those bearers.

US Pat. No. 9,077,424

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USE IN COOPERATIVE RELAYS USING INCREMENTAL REDUNDANCY AND DISTRIBUTED SPATIAL MULTIPLEXING

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A relay station (RS) comprising:
a receiver configured to receive a first phase transmission from a base station (BS); and
a transmitter configured to transmit a second phase transmission over an RS link, wherein the second phase transmission contains
a subset of bits received in the first phase transmission and contains a plurality of bits coded with different redundancy
versions (RVs),

wherein the RS link is allocated a greater proportion of the plurality of bits on a condition that a link quality of the RS
link is stronger than a link quality of a BS link,

wherein the BS link is allocated a greater proportion of the plurality of bits on a condition that the link quality of the
BS link is stronger than the link quality of the RS link; and

wherein the transmitter is further configured to transmit a channel quality index (CQI) feedback to the BS.

US Pat. No. 9,076,431

FILTER ARCHITECTURE FOR AN ADAPTIVE NOISE CANCELER IN A PERSONAL AUDIO DEVICE

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

1. A personal audio device, comprising:
a personal audio device housing;
a transducer mounted on the housing for reproducing an audio signal including both source audio for playback to a listener
and an anti-noise signal for countering the effects of ambient audio sounds in an acoustic output of the transducer;

a reference microphone mounted on the housing for providing a reference microphone signal indicative of the ambient audio
sounds; and

a processing circuit that generates the anti-noise signal from the reference microphone signal to reduce the presence of the
ambient audio sounds heard by the listener, wherein the processing circuit implements a partitioned filter that controls the
generation of the anti-noise signal, wherein the filter is partitioned into a first filter portion having a fixed frequency
response that is combined with a variable frequency response of a second filter portion, wherein the first filter portion
and the second filter portion are coupled in parallel and receive identical inputs, wherein the processing circuit sums an
output of the first filter portion and an output of the second filter portion to generate the anti-noise signal, and wherein
the processing circuit shapes the spectrum of the anti-noise signal in conformity with the reference microphone signal to
minimize the ambient audio sounds heard by the listener.

US Pat. No. 9,075,091

SENSOR DEVICES AND METHODS FOR USE IN SENSING CURRENT THROUGH A CONDUCTOR

General Electric Company,...

1. A sensor device for use in detecting current in a conductor, said sensor device comprising:
a non-magnetic substrate defining an aperture structured to receive a conductor therein;
a coil comprising a plurality of coil turns wound about at least a portion of said substrate;
a first shield between said substrate and said plurality of coil turns;
a second shield disposed proximate to the plurality of coil turns, opposite said first shield, such that said plurality of
coil turns is disposed between said first shield and said second shield; and

a filter element connected to at least one of the first and second shields.

US Pat. No. 9,074,051

DIANHYDRIDE MONOMER HAVING SIDE CHAIN, POLYIMIDE COMPOUND HAVING SIDE CHAIN AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A dianhydride monomer having side chain, comprising the formula is listed as formula (I) below:

wherein R is a cycloalkane group with at least one tertiary carbon atom.
US Pat. No. 9,073,790

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

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

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

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

US Pat. No. 9,078,307

FAULT PROTECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FLUORESCENT LAMP BALLASTS

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. The lighting method, comprising:
providing a voltage to a lamp, the lamp comprising fluorescent lamps;
determining a current across the lamp;
providing an output based on the current across the lamp;
providing an output based on a light setting, wherein the light setting may indicate a desired light level of the lamp;
determining a difference between the current across the lamp and the desired light level of the lamp;
determining whether a fault or hazard condition exists based on the difference between the current across the lamp and the
desired light level;

controlling, when a fault or hazard condition is determined, the current across the lamp to go to a safe level or to be cut
off; and

controlling, when no fault or hazard condition is determined, a voltage frequency applied to the lamp based on the determined
difference between the current across the lamp and the desired current level.

US Pat. No. 9,075,505

CONTENT FEED USER INTERFACE

GOOGLE INC., Mountain Vi...

1. A method of presenting content, comprising:
at a client computer distinct from a server computer:
concurrently displaying, in a list region, a subscriptions list of subscription items, wherein each item of a plurality of
user-selectable subscription items in the subscriptions list corresponds to a set of content feeds to which a user has subscribed
from a plurality of content sources, and displaying in a content region that is distinct from the list region, content items
in the set of content feeds corresponding to a user selected subscription item of the plurality of user-selectable subscription
items in the subscriptions list;

receiving an ordered list of content items from the server computer, the content items comprising items from the set of content
feeds corresponding to the user selected subscription item in the subscriptions list;

displaying in the content region the ordered list of content items, wherein individual content items in the ordered list are
arranged according to a score that takes into account both the content of the individual items and timestamps of the individual
items;

responding to a first user action for selecting a first item in the ordered list of content items by displaying in the content
region the first item in the ordered list in an expanded format and simultaneously displaying in the content region other
items in the ordered list in a compact format;

marking the first item as read when the first item is displayed in the expanded format in the ordered list;
transmitting information to the server computer, indicating that the first item has been read, so as to update at the server
a read state of the first item with respect to the user;

wherein the list of content items as displayed in response to the first user action includes at least one respective item
in compact format displayed above the first item and at least one respective item in compact format displayed below the first
item;

responding to a second user action, subsequent to the first user action, the second user action selecting a second item in
the displayed list of content items, by redisplaying the ordered list of content items, including displaying the second item
in the expanded format and displaying the first item in the compact format, marking the second item as read, and transmitting
information to the server, indicating that the second item has been read, so as to update at the server a read state of the
second item with respect to the user, wherein the responding includes scrolling the displayed list such that an item displayed
at a top of the list when the first item was the selected item is no longer displayed after the second item is selected and
the ordered list of content items is redisplayed; and

changing a status associated with a previously selected content item from unread to read in accordance with the item being
scrolled off the top of the list.

US Pat. No. 9,077,455

OPTICAL RECEIVER HAVING A MIMO EQUALIZER

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus comprising:
an optical-to-electrical converter configured to mix an optical input signal and an optical local-oscillator signal to generate
a first electrical digital measure and a second electrical digital measure of the optical input signal; and

a digital processor configured to process the first and second electrical digital measures to recover data carried by the
optical input signal, wherein the digital processor comprises:

a first equalization filter configured to apply respective signal-equalization processing to the first electrical digital
measure to generate a first processed signal;

a second equalization filter configured to apply respective signal-equalization processing to the first electrical digital
measure to generate a second processed signal;

a third equalization filter configured to apply respective signal-equalization processing to the second electrical digital
measure to generate a third processed signal; and

a fourth equalization filter configured to apply respective signal-equalization processing to the second electrical digital
measure to generate a fourth processed signal; and

wherein the digital processor is further configured to:
combine the first processed signal and the third processed signal to generate a real part of a first complex-valued digital
measure;

combine the second processed signal and the fourth processed signal to generate an imaginary part of the first complex-valued
digital measure; and

recover the data carried by the optical input signal based on the first complex-valued digital measure.

US Pat. No. 9,077,107

CONNECTOR LATCH ACTUATOR WITH IMPROVED TORSIONAL RESISTANCE

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. An improved cable connector assembly, comprising:
a connector housing, the connector housing including a hollow interior and a rear opening for receiving a cable therein;
a circuit board, the circuit board including opposing leading and trailing edges, the leading edge at least partially extending
out of the connector housing along a mating face thereof, the trailing edge being disposed within the connector housing to
provide a termination location for wires of the cable; and

a latching mechanism, the latching mechanism being adapted for latching the connector housing to an electronic device and
including at least one latching member, extending longitudinally along the connector housing, and an actuator member, for
moving one of the latching members out of engagement with the electronic device, the actuator member including a pull tab
extending longitudinally along the cable, and further including a defined perimeter, a rounded edge extending along a substantial
extent of the perimeter, the rounded edge providing the pull tab with increased resistance to tearing when subjected to torsional
forces.

US Pat. No. 9,074,868

AUTOMATED BORESCOPE MEASUREMENT TIP ACCURACY TEST

General Electric Company,...

1. A method of testing measurement accuracy of a remote visual inspection system, the testing using a test object including
a test feature having a known geometric characteristic, the method comprising automatically performing the following steps
using a controller:
detecting attachment of a detachable measurement optical tip to a probe of the remote visual inspection system;
after detecting attachment of the detachable measurement optical tip, prompting a user via a user-prompt device to perform
testing of the measurement accuracy of the remote visual inspection system;

capturing one or more images of the test feature on the test object;
determining coordinates of the test feature using at least some of the captured images;
determining a measured geometric characteristic of the test feature using the determined coordinates of the test feature;
determining an accuracy result using the measured geometric characteristic and the known geometric characteristic; and
providing an indication of the determined accuracy result.

US Pat. No. 9,073,454

VEHICLE

Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushik...

1. A vehicle comprising:
a pair of front wheels;
at least a pair of rear wheels;
a frame portion supported by the pair of front wheels and the pair of rear wheels;
a first seat portion, a second seat portion and a third seat portion supported by the frame portion and disposed side by side
in this order in a width direction of the vehicle;

a steering wheel in front of the first seat portion; and
a grab bar at least a portion of which is disposed directly in front of the third seat portion; wherein
the grab bar includes a first grip portion directly in front of the second seat portion.

US Pat. No. 9,077,068

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ANTENNA SYSTEM THEREIN

ACER INCORPORATED, Taipe...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a supporting plate, comprising a conductive plate and a non-conductive plate, wherein the conductive plate has a first edge
and a second edge, and the second edge is opposite to the first edge and is adjacent to the non-conductive plate, wherein
the conductive plate does not overlap the non-conductive plate; and

an antenna system, disposed at the first edge, and at least comprising:
a first antenna, operating in at least a first band; and
a second antenna, operating in at least the first band,
wherein a distance between the first edge and the second edge is approximately equal to 0.25 wavelength of the lowest frequency
in the first band, and the distance is smaller than a length of the first edge.

US Pat. No. 9,076,740

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE DISPLAY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

JOLED INC., (JP)

1. An organic electroluminescence display comprising:
a plurality of first electrodes provided on a substrate on the basis of a first organic electroluminescence element for blue
color and on the basis of a second organic electroluminescence element for another color;

a hole injection/transport layer provided over a whole surface area on the first electrodes and having a property of at least
one of hole injection and hole transport;

a second organic light emitting layer for the another color provided over a whole surface area on the hole injection/transport
layer and having a crystal part in at least a part thereof;

a connection layer provided over a whole surface area on the second organic light emitting layer;
a first organic light emitting layer for the blue color provided over a whole surface area on the connection layer;
an electron injection/transport layer provided over a whole surface area on the first organic light emitting layer and having
a property of at least one of electron injection and electron transport; and

a second electrode provided over a whole surface area on the electron injection/transport layer, wherein the crystal part
is a hole transport crystal part.

US Pat. No. 9,076,595

CAPACITOR

Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd., T...

1. A capacitor, comprising:
a dielectric layer having a first plane, a second plane opposite to the first plane, and a plurality of through-holes communicated
with the first plane and the second plane; the plurality of through-holes including a first through-hole and a second through-hole,
the first through-hole including a first hole diameter part having a first hole diameter and a second hole diameter part having
a second hole diameter smaller than the first hole diameter at a second plane side;

a first external conductor layer disposed on the first plane;
a second external conductor layer disposed on the second plane;
a first internal electrode formed in the first through-hole, connected to the first external electrode layer, disposed in
the second hole diameter part at a tip and separated from the second external electrode layer; and

a second internal electrode formed in the second through-hole, connected to the second external electrode layer, and separated
from the first external electrode layer.

US Pat. No. 9,076,106

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGEMENT OF RISK IN INDUSTRIAL PLANTS

General Electric Company,...

1. A system, comprising:
a processor configured to execute a risk assessment system of a gas turbine system, comprising:
a risk calculation system executed by the processor and configured to calculate a risk based on one or more static inputs
and one or more dynamic inputs, wherein the risk calculation system is configured receive the one or more static inputs and
the one or more dynamic inputs from a sensor as an indication of a location of a human resource, a location of a mobile resource,
or a combination thereof, and wherein the risk calculation system is configured to update the risk based on signals received
from the sensor and based on a current measurement of an operating condition of the gas turbine system; and

a decision support system (DSS) executed by the processor and configured to use the risk to derive one or more decisions based
on the risk, the one or more static inputs, and the one or more dynamic inputs, wherein the one or more decisions are configured
to aid in operating an industrial facility comprising the gas turbine system.

US Pat. No. 9,078,158

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING RADIO LINK CONTROL PROTOCOL DATA UNITS

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method for a wireless transmit and receive unit (WTRU) to generate a radio link control (RLC) protocol data unit (PDU),
the method comprising:
determining a data field size for the RLC PDU, at the WTRU, based on a current enhanced dedicated channel (E-DCH) transport
format combination (E-TFC) selection, a minimum RLC PDU size and an amount of data to be transmitted, wherein a RLC PDU size
of the RLC PDU is less than the minimum RLC PDU size when the data to be transmitted is insufficient to create a RLC PDU of
the minimum RLC PDU size, and wherein the RLC PDU size of the RLC PDU is greater than or equal to the minimum RLC PDU size
when the data to be transmitted is sufficient to create a RLC PDU of the minimum RLC PDU size or greater; and

generating, at the WTRU, the RLC PDU based on the determined data field size.

US Pat. No. 9,077,678

FACILITATING PHOTO SHARING

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A computer-implemented method, the method comprising:
recognizing one or more people from one or more faces in a photo including two or more faces captured by a user;
sending a copy of the photo in real-time to at least one person's device recognized in the photo; and
in response to an indication that the at least one person disapproves the photo, sending to the user a prompt to capture a
new photo, wherein the at least one person who disapproves the photo is different from the user who captured the photo.

US Pat. No. 9,074,705

EXHAUST PIPE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING EXHAUST PIPE

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

8. An exhaust pipe comprising:
a base material made of a metal;
a surface coating layer provided on a surface of said base material, the surface coating layer comprising an amorphous inorganic
material; and

an information display comprising a character portion and a background portion, at least one of said character portion and
said background portion being located in said surface coating laver,

wherein said surface coating layer includes a first. part of the surface coating layer in which the character portion is located
and a second part of the surface coating layer in which the background portion is located, and at least one of the first part
of the surface coating layer and the second part of the surface coating layer includes a crystalline inorganic material,

wherein a chemical composition of the first part of the surface coating layer is different from a chemical composition of
the second part of the surface coating layer, and

wherein one of the first part of the surface coating layer and the second surface coating layer has a composition comprising
the amorphous inorganic material and the crystalline inorganic, material, and another of the first part of the surface coating
layer and the second surface coating layer has a composition consisting of the amorphous inorganic material, or

the amorphous inorganic, material, the crystalline inorganic material, both of the amorphous inorganic material and the crystalline
inorganic material, or an amount of the crystalline inorganic material relative to an amount of the amorphous inorganic material
in said surface coating layer is different between the first part of the surface coating layer and the second part of the
surface coating layer.

US Pat. No. 9,075,088

POWER QUALITY MONITORING APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A power quality monitoring apparatus, comprising:
a calculating unit for calculating an absolute value of an applied commercial voltage;
an accumulating unit for accumulating the absolute value of the applied commercial voltage per a constant period to output;
an extracting unit for sampling an absolute value accumulative maximum value of the commercial voltage for each period; and
a determining unit for determining a quality of the commercial voltage by using the absolute value accumulative maximum value
of the sampled commercial voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,077,113

PRESS-INSERTION CONNECTOR

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FR...

1. A connector comprising:
a casing; and
a plurality of pins, each pin comprising:
a first end portion, extending along a first axis,
a second end portion, extending along a second axis,
a securing portion, adjacent to the first end portion and secured to the casing,
an insertion part, arranged between the securing portion and the second end portion,
wherein at least some of the pins comprise at the level of their insertion part at least one wavy inflected part, as a result
of which the extremities of the second end portions of the pins are situated substantially in one and the same plane perpendicular
to the second axis,

the wavy inflected part comprises at least one axial part, extending along the first axis or the second axis and one off-axis
part extending radially distant from the axial part, the off-axis part being connected to the axial part through a curved
shape, and

the insertion part of each pin comprises:
a first straight portion adjacent to the securing portion and extending essentially on the first axis,
a second straight portion adjacent to the second end portion and extending essentially on the second axis,
a bent portion, situated between the first and the second straight portion,
the at least some of the pins comprising the at least one wavy inflected part at the level of their respective first straight
portion.

US Pat. No. 9,076,605

TOUCH PANEL

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. A touch panel, the touch panel comprising:
a main panel, the main panel including a base, a plurality of side panels extending downward from the base, a plurality of
display patterns disposed on the base, and a singular opening disposed therein, the base and the side panels defining a chamber,
the singular opening being waterproof; and

a light-emitting touch module mounted under the main panel, the light-emitting touch module including:
a first circuit board, the first circuit board including a plurality of touch sensors and a plurality of light-emitting devices
disposed under the main panel, each touch sensor inducing the approaching signals of the operator and transmitting the signals
to a touch control circuit, the touch control circuit controlling the light-emitting status of a corresponding light-emitting
device; and

a second circuit board, the second circuit board being electrically connected to the first circuit board, the touch control
circuit being disposed on the second circuit board, the second circuit board being separated from the first circuit board
by a certain distance so that the electromagnetic interference of the touch control circuit may be reduced.

US Pat. No. 9,073,551

VEHICLE CONTROL APPARATUS, VEHICLE, AND MOTOR

Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushik...

1. A vehicle control apparatus mounted in a vehicle including an engine, two clutches mounted downstream of the engine to
individually receive an output torque from the engine, two actuators to change torque capacities of the two clutches, and
two dog clutch type transmission mechanisms mounted downstream of the two clutches and including a common output shaft, the
vehicle control apparatus being configured and programmed to execute, during a gear change period, switching control to switch
transmission paths of the output torque from one of the two clutches and two transmission mechanisms to another of the two
clutches and two transmission mechanisms and to execute rotation control to change a rotation speed of the engine by ensuring
a difference between the output torque and the torque capacities, the vehicle control apparatus comprising:
a target value determination unit configured and programmed to determine a target value of the output torque;
a target value restriction unit configured and programmed to restrict the target value such that the output torque becomes
smaller than a load torque input from the transmission path to the engine when the rotation speed of the engine exceeds a
threshold; and

a restriction release unit configured and programmed to release a restriction on the target value before the rotation control
is started during the gear change period.

US Pat. No. 9,072,254

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH254441

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed of the hybrid corn variety CH254441, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV294874 with a second plant
of variety CV436306, wherein representative seed of said varieties CV294874 and CV436306 have been deposited under ATCC Accession
numbers PTA-12234 and PTA-121491, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,077,592

LOW PHASE-NOISE INDIRECT FREQUENCY SYNTHESIZER

Thales, Courbevoie (FR)

1. A frequency synthesizer, with low phase noise, including, arranged in series, a first mixer receiving at its first input
a reference signal at a reference frequency Fr, a loop filter and a voltage-controlled oscillator delivering at output a microwave signal at a second frequency F0 slaved to a multiple of said reference frequency Fr, the frequency synthesizer further comprising:
a frequency multiplier configured to multiply the frequency F0 of said microwave signal by a factor N strictly greater than 1,

a frequency corrector configured to correct the frequency N·F0 of the output signal of said frequency multiplier configured to restore this frequency N·F0 to an interval [F0min, F0max] in which said output frequency F0 would vary if said multiplication factor N was equal to 1,

a frequency divider configured to divide the frequency Fj of the output signal of said frequency corrector by a factor equal to the expected ratio between said frequency Fj and the reference frequency Fr,

said frequency divider being connected at output to the second input of the first mixer.

US Pat. No. 9,076,644

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, SUBSTRATE SUPPORTER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC ...

1. A substrate processing apparatus, comprising:
a process chamber configured to process a substrate:
a gas supply unit configured to supply a processing gas into the process chamber;
a substrate placement stage installed in the process chamber, and configured to place the substrate on a substrate placement
surface, with a flange provided on its side face;

a heating element arranged in the substrate placement stage and configured to heat the substrate;
a plurality of struts configured to support the flange from below;
an exhaust unit configured to exhaust an atmosphere in the process chamber; and
a supporting member provided between the flange and the plurality of struts,
wherein insertion holds into which upper ends of the struts are inserted from below, are formed to penetrate the supporting
member in a vertical direction of the supporting member,

wherein a diameter of a lower portion below the upper end of each of the struts, is formed to be larger than a diameter of
the upper end of each of the struts, to thereby form an insertion part into each of the insertion holes, and a collar unit
which stops at the supporting member, in each of the struts, and

wherein the struts are configured to support the flange from below via the supporting member, by engaging the supporting member
with the collar unit.

US Pat. No. 9,075,659

TASK ALLOCATION IN A COMPUTER NETWORK

Kodak Alaris Inc., Roche...

1. A method of allocating computing tasks in a communication network, comprising the steps of:
providing a plurality of server computers and one or more processor computers all coupled to the communication network;
the server computers receiving server tasks over the communication network and the processor computers receiving processing
tasks over the communication network;

a first server computer sending a task request to the one or more processor computers, wherein the task request asks the one
or more processor computers to allocate a processing task to the first server computer, and wherein the task request comprises
an associated expiration time;

the one or more processor computers receiving the task request;
at least one of the processor computers responding to the task request by allocating a processing task to the first server
computer; and

the first server computer performing the allocated processing task to completion only if the allocated processing task is
allocated within the associated expiration time and if the first server computer does not receive a higher priority task prior
to completing the allocated processing task.

US Pat. No. 9,074,666

POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A power transmission apparatus comprising:
a single rotary member having gear teeth located on one or both sides;
first and second gear sets provided with respective gears engaged with the gear teeth of the single rotary member;
a clutch interposed between the first and second gear sets and moved toward one of the first and second gear sets according
to a rotational direction thereof so as to be coupled with one of the first and second gear sets; and

a driving shaft providing power to the clutch.

US Pat. No. 9,074,508

EXHAUST-GAS PURIFICATION DEVICE, METHOD FOR EXHAUST-GAS PURIFICATION, CATALYTIC CONVERTER AND PYROLYSIS REACTOR

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT Z...

1. An exhaust gas purification device, comprising
a) at least one pyrolysis reactor which has a catalyst and which, by means of intermittently progressing anaerobic catalytic
pyrolysis of combustibles, selected from the group consisting of liquid or gaseous hydrocarbons, oxygen-comprising combustibles,
liquid or gaseous hydrocarbon mixtures or gas mixtures which comprise hydrocarbons and aerobic regeneration of the catalyst,
enables the production of a hydrogen-comprising gas mixture and a hydrogen-comprising gas mixture with cracked products from
the material used, and

b) connected subsequent to the pyrolysis reactor
i. at least one oxidation catalyst and/or a soot particulate filter and/or
ii. at least one catalyst for reducing the content of nitrous gases (NOx catalyst) and/or

iii. at least one “Lean NOx Trap (LNT)” and/or a particulate filter,

the oxidation catalyst and/or the soot particulate filter and/or the NOx storage catalyst and/or LNT and soot particulate filter being disposed in the exhaust gas flow of a combustion device.

US Pat. No. 9,076,968

PIEZOELECTRIC ELEMENT, PIEZOELECTRIC ACTUATOR, PIEZOELECTRIC SENSOR, HARD DISK DRIVE, AND INKJET PRINTER DEVICE

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A piezoelectric element which includes, as a piezoelectric layer, a thin film of potassium sodium niobate that is a perovskite
compound illustrated by a general expression ABO3,
wherein the piezoelectric layer contains Ta (tantalum) as an additive, and
wherein Ta is substituted on both of an A site and a B site.

US Pat. No. 9,076,574

ELASTOMER MATERIAL CONTAINING IMMOBILIZED IONIC COMPONENTS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIM...

1. An elastomer material containing immobilized ionic components, characterized by comprising:
an elastomer;
ion-immobilized particles in which first ionic components are immobilized to metallic oxide particles having a median diameter
of 5 nm or more and 100 nm or less; and

second ionic components having electric charges opposite to electric charges of the first ionic components, wherein
the ion-immobilized particles are chemically bonded to the elastomer.

US Pat. No. 9,076,104

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING DRUG TARGETS USING BIOLOGICAL NETWORKS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method, comprising executing computer executable instructions by one or more processors for predicting gene expression
profile changes upon inhibiting proteins or genes of drug targets on treating a disease, the method further comprising:
constructing a genetic network comprising a structure of a dynamic Bayesian network based at least in part on knowledge of
drug inhibiting effects on a disease;

associating a set of parameters with the constructed dynamic Bayesian network;
determining values of a joint probability distribution of the dynamic Bayesian network via an automatic procedure;
deriving a mean dynamic Bayesian network with one or more averaged parameters based at least in part on the joint probability
values; and

calculating a quantitative prediction based at least in part on the mean dynamic Bayesian network,
wherein said method searches for an optimal combination of drug targets whose perturbed gene expression profiles are most
similar to healthy cells.

US Pat. No. 9,073,926

HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS CONTAINING A PYRROLOPYRIDINE OR BENZIMIDAZOLE CORE

Boehringer Ingelheim Inte...

1. A compound of formula (I):

wherein:
X is N or C;
Y is C or N;
wherein when X?N then Y?C and when X?C then Y?N;
R1 is aryl or heteroaryl selected from the group consisting of phenyl, isoxazolyl, oxazolyl, imidazolyl, pyrazolyl, thiazolyl,
furanyl, thienyl, pyrrolyl, pyridinyl, pyrimidinyl, pyridazinyl, benzimidazolyl, benzopyrazolyl, pyrazolopyridinyl, imidazopyridinyl,
indolyl, and quinolinyl; wherein each of the foregoing R1 groups is optionally substituted with 1 to 3 substituents selected from R6;

R2 and R3 are each independently H or C1-C5 alkyl; or

R2 and R3 together with the carbon atom to which they are attached, form a C3-C8 cycloalkyl ring;

R4 and R5 are each independently H or C1-C5 alkyl; or

R4 and R5 together with the carbon atom to which they are attached, form a C3-C8 cycloalkyl ring;

each R6 is independently C1-C5 alkyl, —C1-C5 alkylamino, —C1-C5 alkyl-NH—C1-C3 alkyl, —C1-C5 alkyl-N(C1-C3 alkyl)2, —C1-C5 alkyl-aryl, —C1-C5 alkyl-heteroaryl, —C1-C5 alkyl-heterocyclyl, C1-C5 alkoxyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, —C(O)NH2, —C(O)NH—C1-C5 alkyl, —C(O)N(C1-C5 alky)2, —C(O)NH—C3-C8 cycloalkyl, —C(O)OC1-C5 alkyl, halogen, cyano, heterocyclyl, aryl or heteroaryl; wherein each aryl and heteroaryl of said R6 is optionally independently substituted with 1 to 2 of C1-C5 alkyl;

n is 0 or 1;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,073,301

SCREEN PRINTING MACHINE HAVING A SCREEN POSITION ADJUSTING DEVICE

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. A screen printing machine configured to print solder cream on a circuit substrate through a through hole of a mask, the
screen printing machine comprising:
a main body frame;
a mask frame configured to hold the mask;
a mask frame receiver held by the main body frame and configured to move relative to the main body frame in a parallel direction
that is parallel to the mask, the mask frame receiver being configured to receive the mask frame;

a squeegee moving device configured to move together with the mask frame receiver while the mask frame receiver is moving
relative to the main body frame in the parallel direction, the squeegee moving device being configured to move a squeegee;

a substrate support device configured to support the circuit substrate, the substrate support device being unmovable relative
to the main body frame at least in the parallel direction that is parallel to the mask; and

a position adjusting device configured to adjust a position of the mask frame receiver relative to the main body frame in
the parallel direction, the position adjusting device being provided between the mask frame receiver and the main body frame,

wherein:
the position adjusting device is configured to adjust a first position and a second position of the mask frame receiver respectively
in a first direction and a second direction which intersect each other in an adjustment plane parallel to the parallel direction,
the position adjusting device being configured to adjust a rotational position of the mask frame receiver about a rotation
axis perpendicular to the adjustment plane, and

the position adjusting device includes:
two first slides provided at respective two positions spaced apart from each other in the first direction such that positions
of the first two slides in the second direction are adjustable,

two second slides held by the two first slides, respectively, so as to be movable relative to the respective first slides
in the first direction,

two first rotational members fixed to the mask frame receiver and held by the two second slides, respectively, such that each
of two first rotational members is rotatable relative to a corresponding one of the two second slides about a rotation axis
perpendicular to the adjustment plane,

a third slide provided at a position spaced apart from the two first slides in the second direction such that a position of
the third slide in the first direction is adjustable,

a fourth slide held by the third slide so as to be movable relative to the third slide in the second direction, and
a second rotational member fixed to the mask frame receiver and held by the fourth slide so as to be rotatable relative to
the fourth slide and about a rotation axis perpendicular to the adjustment plane.

US Pat. No. 9,075,613

LOW POWER CONSUMPTION CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION

E INK HOLDINGS INC., Hsi...

1. A low power consumption circuit comprising:
a microprocessor, electrically coupled to a power supply voltage and for outputting a power control signal and changing one
of a first pulse width or a first pulse frequency of the power control signal when the microprocessor switches from a first
working mode to a second working mode;

a power supply switch module, electrically coupled to the power supply voltage and separately coupled to the microprocessor
and for receiving the power control signal and outputting a power supply signal with one of a second pulse width or a second
pulse frequency set according to one of said first pulse width or said first pulse frequency; and

a main circuit module, electrically coupled to the power supply switch module and powered by the power supply signal,
wherein said microprocessor is separately coupled to said power supply voltage and said power supply switch module.

US Pat. No. 9,074,553

CYLINDER BLOCK ASSEMBLY

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A cylinder block assembly, comprising:
a cylinder block including a cylinder, two crankshaft supports at a bottom of the cylinder block, first and second cylinder
block exterior sidewalls ending above a centerline of a crankshaft supported by the supports, where the two crankshaft supports
are formed out of a single continuous piece of material and surround the circumference of the crankshaft; and

a structural frame coupled to the cylinder block, the structural frame including first and second structural frame exterior
sidewalls extending above the centerline of the crankshaft and coupled to the first and second cylinder block exterior sidewalls.

US Pat. No. 9,073,081

DISPENSING DEVICE FOR PASTY MATERIALS

Heraeus Medical GmbH, We...

1. A dispensing device for cartridges comprising a connection for supplying a pressurized gas and a base body, in which at
least one passage or a front channel extends through such that the pressurized gas can be guided to a first cartridge connector
for connecting a first cartridge, wherein the first cartridge connector comprises a first opening towards the passage or the
front channel such that a cartridge content is expellable from the first cartridge through application of the pressurized
gas to the first cartridge when the first cartridge is arranged in the first cartridge connector, wherein a second cartridge
connector having a larger cross-section and a second opening is arranged at a front edge of the first cartridge connector,
wherein the second cartridge connector is suitable for connecting a larger second cartridge, wherein the second opening of
the second cartridge connector is sufficiently large to allow the first cartridge to be connected to the first cartridge connector
proceeding through the second opening, wherein, on the side of the dispensing device facing away from the cartridge connectors
in the base body, a hollow space for a gas cartridge is provided, wherein the connection for supplying a pressurized gas is
arranged in the hollow space and comprises a mandrel for opening a gas cartridge and fastening means for fastening a closure
cap arranged on the base body, wherein the gas cartridge is openable by the closure cap being fastened, wherein the closure
cap comprises a locking means that engages a locking device in the hollow space.

US Pat. No. 9,077,098

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH SEALED PINS

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. An electrical accessory for a vehicle, said electrical accessory comprising:
a housing having a connector portion having a connector cavity therein;
a plurality of terminals that electrically connect at a circuit element in said housing and that protrude at least partially
into said connector cavity;

wherein said housing comprises at least one fill port and at least one channel for receiving a sealant material through said
fill port, whereby said sealant material is dispensed at said at least one fill port and flows along said at least one channel
and at and around individual terminals of said plurality of terminals to substantially seal said individual terminals relative
to one another and relative to said housing; and

wherein said fill port is accessible from outside of said housing after said electrical accessory is assembled.

US Pat. No. 9,073,486

DEPLOY AND EXTEND STEP PAD

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle comprising:
a first step pad;
a second step pad rotatably attached to the first step pad;
a telescoping extension disposed within the second step pad and configured to extend from the second step pad to an extended
position outboard relative to a rear wheel,

wherein the telescoping extension includes an inner portion and an outer portion, wherein the inner portion and the outer
portion are configured to extend from the second step pad and wherein the inner portion is configured to extend from the outer
portion; and

a reinforcement core extending through the telescoping extension.

US Pat. No. 9,076,932

OPTICAL SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT MOUNTING PACKAGE, AND OPTICAL SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE USING THE SAME

Hitachi Chemical Company,...

1. An optical semiconductor element mounting package having a recessed part that serves as an optical semiconductor element
mounting region, wherein the package is formed by integrating:
a resin molding composed of a thermosetting light-reflecting resin composition, which forms at least the side faces of the
recessed part; and

at least a pair of positive and negative lead electrodes, each of the positive and negative lead electrodes having opposed
first and second major surfaces extending continuously from an inner end to an opposite end, the pair of positive and negative
lead electrodes being disposed with their inner ends opposite each other so that inner portions of the first major surface
of the positive and negative lead electrodes form part of the bottom face of the recessed part, wherein there is no gap at
a joint face between the resin molding and the lead electrodes, the inner ends of the positive and negative lead electrodes
are separated by the resin molding composed of the thermosetting light-reflecting resin composition and at least portions
of the second major surface of the positive and negative lead electrodes are not in contact with the resin molding composed
of the thermosetting light-reflecting resin composition,

wherein the thermosetting light-reflecting resin composition includes triglycidyl isocyanurate as (A) an epoxy resin.

US Pat. No. 9,076,737

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGING SYSTEM WITH BUMPS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

STATS ChipPAC Ltd., Sing...

1. An integrated circuit packaging system comprising:
a terminal body with a substantially spherical shape, the terminal body having a terminal layer on a terminal core, the terminal
core formed from a non-conductive material;

a device adjacent the terminal body, a device mount side of the device below a top portion of the terminal body;
a device connector attached to the device and the top portion of the terminal body; and
an encapsulant over the device connector, the device, and the top portion of the terminal body, a bottom portion of the terminal
body partially exposed from the encapsulant.

US Pat. No. 9,075,241

LIQUID CRYSTAL LENS AND STEREO DISPLAY USING THE SAME

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...

18. A liquid crystal lens, comprising:
a first substrate;
a second substrate disposed opposite to the first substrate;
a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate;
a plurality of first main electrodes disposed on a surface of the first substrate adjacent to the liquid crystal layer, wherein
any two adjacent of the first main electrodes define a first gap therebetween;

a plurality of second main electrodes disposed on a surface of the second substrate adjacent to the liquid crystal layer,
wherein any two of the adjacent second main electrodes define a second gap therebetween, and a projection of each first main
electrode on the surface of the second substrate overlaps at least two adjacent second main electrodes to form overlapping
portions, and each of the overlapping portions has an overlapping width W, which meets the following conditions:

0 ?m
a plurality of first auxiliary electrodes respectively disposed in the first gaps, wherein the first auxiliary electrodes
and the first main electrodes are not contacted to each other, and the size of each first main electrode is greater than the
size of each first auxiliary electrode;

a plurality of second auxiliary electrodes respectively disposed in the second gaps, wherein the second auxiliary electrodes
and the second main electrodes are not contacted to each other, and the size of each second main electrode is greater than
the size of each second auxiliary electrode;

a first insulating layer disposed between the first substrate and the first auxiliary electrodes, wherein the first insulating
layer has a plurality of first auxiliary through holes formed therein, the first insulating layer is further disposed between
the first substrate and the first main electrodes, and the first insulating layer has a plurality of first main through holes
formed therein;

at least one first auxiliary wire disposed at one side of the first insulating layer opposite to the first auxiliary electrodes,
and electrically connected to the first auxiliary electrodes via the first auxiliary through holes;

a second insulating layer disposed between the second substrate and the second auxiliary electrodes, wherein the second insulating
layer has a plurality of second auxiliary through holes formed therein, the second insulating layer is further disposed between
the second substrate and the second main electrodes, and the second insulating layer has a plurality of second main through
holes formed therein;

at least one second auxiliary wire disposed at one side of the second insulating layer opposite to the second auxiliary electrodes,
and electrically connected to the second auxiliary electrodes via the second auxiliary through holes;

at least one first main wire disposed at one side of the first insulating layer opposite to the first main electrodes and
the first auxiliary electrodes, and electrically connected to the first main electrodes via the first main through holes;

at least one second main wire disposed at one side of the second insulating layer opposite to the second main electrodes and
the second auxiliary electrodes, and electrically connected to the second main electrodes via the second main through holes;

a first main voltage source for making the first main electrodes have a first main voltage through the first main wire;
a second main voltage source for making the second main electrodes have a second main voltage through the second main wire,
wherein a first voltage difference exists between the first main voltage and the second main voltage;

a first auxiliary voltage source for making the first auxiliary electrodes have a first auxiliary voltage through the first
auxiliary wire, wherein a second voltage difference exists between the second main voltage and the first auxiliary voltage;
and

a second auxiliary voltage source for making the second auxiliary electrodes have a second auxiliary voltage through the second
auxiliary wire, wherein a third voltage difference exists between the first main voltage and the second auxiliary voltage,
and the first voltage difference is greater than the second voltage difference and the third voltage difference, and the first
voltage difference is about 0 V to ±30 V, the second voltage difference is about 0 V to ±20 V, and the third voltage difference
is about 0 V to ±20 V.

US Pat. No. 9,074,863

HEIGHT MEASURING DEVICE FOR WORKPIECES

FU DING ELECTRONICAL TECH...

1. A height measuring device, for measuring and indicating height inspection data for at least one workpiece positioned in
a jig, comprising:
a platform;
a mounting base mounted on the platform;
at least one measuring mechanism, the at least one measuring mechanism comprising a driving member, a measuring member, and
a sensor; and

a controller electrically connected to the sensor for receiving the moving distance of the measuring member form the sensor,
wherein the driving member is mounted on the mounting base, the sensor is fixed to the driving member for sensing a moving
distance of the measuring member, the measuring member is movably positioned on and driven by the driving member for a range
of motion until contacting the at least one workpiece, and a prestored data of a moving distance range is stored and compared
by the controller for judging whether a height of the at least one workpiece is of an acceptable height relative to the jig
via comparing the moving distance data with the prestored data of the moving distance range.

US Pat. No. 9,076,382

PIXEL, ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING DATA SIGNAL AND RESET VOLTAGE SUPPLIED THROUGH DEMULTIPLEXER, AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A method for driving an organic light emitting display device with a plurality of data signals and a reset signal having
a lower voltage than those of the data signals during a plurality of scan periods including a first scan period and a second
scan period immediately subsequent to the first scan period, each of the scan periods comprising a plurality of data-then-reset
periods including a first data-then-reset period, the method comprising:
supplying a first data signal of the data signals and then the reset signal from a data driver to an output line coupled between
the data driver and a demultiplexer during the first data-then-reset period of the first scan period and concurrently with
supplying a first control signal from a demultiplexer control unit to the demultiplexer, the supplying of the first control
signal overlapping with the supplying of the first data signal and with the supplying of the reset signal;

supplying the first data signal and then the reset signal, supplied to the output line during the first data-then-reset period
of the first scan period, to a first data line of a plurality of data lines through the demultiplexer coupled to the output
line, as selected by the first control signal;

resetting a pixel corresponding to the second scan period, by the reset signal from the first data-then-reset period of the
first scan period and supplied by the first data line;

supplying a second data signal of the data signals and then the reset signal from the data driver to the output line during
the first data-then-reset period of the second scan period;

supplying the second data signal and then the reset signal, supplied to the output line during the first data-then-reset period
of the second scan period, to the first data line through the demultiplexer;

charging a voltage corresponding to the second data signal in the pixel during the first data-then-reset period of the second
scan period when a scan signal is supplied to a current scan line of the pixel; and

allowing the pixel to emit light corresponding to the charged voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,076,239

METHOD AND SYSTEMS FOR THUMBNAIL GENERATION, AND CORRESPONDING COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

12. A method of generating a thumbnail, the method comprising:
identifying a thumbnail having a given size from an image for which a spatial frequency domain representation is available;
reducing the size of said image by zooming;
wherein said zooming comprises a spatial frequency domain zooming on the image to generate the thumbnail having an initial
size and an image pixel domain zooming to fit said thumbnail to the given size;

wherein said spatial frequency domain zooming comprises applying a zooming factor z1 wherein:

z1 is equal to 1/k if (½qk) is less than a zoom value and if the zoom value is less than or equal to (1/qk) when k is equal
to 1, 2, or 4; and

wherein z1 is equal to ? if the zoom value is less than or equal to (1/q8);

where:
the zoom value comprises an overall zooming factor resulting from both said spatial frequency domain zooming and said pixel
domain zooming, and

q comprises a parameter selected in the interval {0.5, 1}.

US Pat. No. 9,078,157

QUICK RECOVERY OF RF SESSIONS AFTER BACKHAUL LINK FAILURE

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:
detecting, by one or more devices, failure of a backhaul network connecting a cell site to a core portion of a wireless network;
suspending, by the one or more devices and based on the detected failure, a communication session with a mobile device connected
to the cell site through radio interfaces, the suspending of the communication session including preventing loss of the communication
session despite the failure of the backhaul network;

detecting, by the one or more devices, cessation of the failure of the backhaul network; and
resuming, by the one or more devices and based on the detected cessation of the failure of the backhaul network, the communication
sessions with the mobile devices.

US Pat. No. 9,076,047

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING PARKING SPACE LINE MARKINGS FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A method for recognizing a parking space line marking for a vehicle, comprising:
detecting, by a processor, a plurality of parking spaces from a portion of a parking space line marking in an image;
calculating, by the processor, an overlap coefficient representing a degree of overlap between the detected plurality of parking
spaces;

calculating, by the processor, a brightness coefficient of the detected plurality of parking spaces; and
selecting, by the processor, one parking space from the detected plurality of parking spaces having a largest brightness coefficient
as a final parking space by determining an overlap when the overlap coefficient includes a predetermined dimension and comparing
brightness degrees of the overlapped parking spaces.

US Pat. No. 9,077,180

PHASE LOCKING SYSTEM FOR THREE-PHASE ALTERNATING CURRENT ELECTRIC GRID AND METHOD THEREOF

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. A phase locking system for a three-phase alternating current (AC) electric grid, comprising:
an input module, for receiving three-phase voltages of the three-phase AC electric grid and converting the three-phase voltages
to two-way voltages Vgrid? and Vgrid?, each of which comprising a positive sequence component and a negative sequence component;

a first separation module, for obtaining a positive sequence component dpos at a d-axis and a positive sequence component qpos at a q-axis by performing a coordinate transformation from a ?-? coordinate system to a d-q coordinate system on a first variable
to be separated, and next outputting positive sequence components V?pos and V?pos corresponding to the voltage of each way by performing the coordinate transformation from the d-q coordinate system to the
?-? coordinate system on the positive sequence component dpos at the d-axis; and

a second separation module, for outputting negative sequence components V?neg and V?neg corresponding to the voltage of each way by performing the coordinate transformation from the ?-? coordinate system to the
d-q coordinate system and then the coordinate transformation from the d-q coordinate system to the ?-? coordinate system on
a second variable to be separated;

wherein the first separation module and the second separation module are coupled as a closed loop feedback, the second separation
module obtains the negative sequence component by adopting a closed loop compensation, and eliminates an error in the first
separation module, making the first separation module separate out the positive sequence component for phase locking.

US Pat. No. 9,076,724

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT SYSTEM WITH DEBONDING ADHESIVE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

STATS ChipPAC Ltd., Sing...

1. A method of manufacture of an integrated circuit system comprising:
providing a wafer having a via, the wafer having a top side and a bottom side;
mounting a top interconnect to the via at the top side;
mounting an interconnect pillar to the via at the bottom side;
attaching a device interconnect to the interconnect pillar;
forming a base adhesive covering the interconnect pillar and the device interconnect, wherein forming the base adhesive includes
an inorganic filler material and an organic filler material; and

forming a die by singulating the wafer.
US Pat. No. 9,073,755

SPHERICAL ALUMINUM NITRIDE POWDER

TOKUYAMA CORPORATION, Sh...

1. A spherical aluminum nitride powder having an average particle diameter of 3 to 30 ?m, a sphericalness of not less than
0.75, and an oxygen concentration which is suppressed to be not more than 1% by weight wherein, when said average particle
diameter is d (?m), the specific surface area S (m2/g) satisfies the following formula (1),
(1.84/d)?S?(1.84/d+0.5)  (1)

wherein, “d” is said average particle diameter; and
wherein a lattice constant of C-axis of aluminum nitride crystal particles in the aluminum nitride powder is not smaller than
4.9800.

US Pat. No. 9,076,606

MAGNET ARRANGEMENT FOR A LOW-VOLTAGE CIRCUIT-BREAKER

ABB SCHWEIZ AG, Baden (C...

1. A magnet arrangement for improving running characteristics of a switching arc generated upon an interruption of a current
circuit in a pre-chamber of a low-voltage circuit-breaker, in which the switching arc is directed between two electric arc
running rails, the magnet arrangement comprising:
an open magnetic circuit comprised of a magnetic material; and
at least one permanent magnet that delivers a magnetic flux to the magnetic circuit and generates magnetic induction in a
vicinity of the pre-chamber that acts upon the switching arc,

wherein the magnetic material is configured as a U-section metal sheet which extends along the length of the pre-chamber,
the U-section metal sheet including a material recess that extends through a pre-chamber metal sheet and contains the at least
one permanent magnet.

US Pat. No. 9,076,590

ELECTROCONDUCTIVE POLYMER SUSPENSION SOLUTION, ELECTROCONDUCTIVE POLYMER MATERIAL, AND ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITOR AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

NEC Tokin Corporation, M...

1. An electroconductive polymer suspension solution, comprising:
an electroconductive polymer,
at least one polyanion,
at least one organic dispersant,
and at least one cross-linker,
wherein the electroconductive polymer suspension comprises 10 to 200 parts by weight of the polyanion, 1 to 120 to parts by
weight of the organic dispersant and 0.5 to 120 parts by weight of the cross-linker with respect to 100 parts by weight of
the electroconductive polymer.

US Pat. No. 9,073,621

AIRCRAFT COMPRISING AN INSULATION SYSTEM FOR THERMAL AND ACOUSTIC INSULATION

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. An aircraft with an insulation system for thermal insulation and acoustic insulation, with the aircraft comprising:
a cabin;
an outer skin;
an acoustic insulation unit;
a thermal insulation unit;
wherein the acoustic insulation unit is configured for acoustically insulating the aircraft;
wherein the thermal insulation unit is configured for thermally insulating the aircraft;
wherein the acoustic insulation unit and the thermal insulation unit are arranged between the cabin and the outer skin, and
wherein the thermal insulation unit is formed from a coarsely-textured woven material with a coarse fiber pattern thereby
preventing the thermal insulation unit from soaking up water and comprises a plurality of strips and a connecting strip, wherein
the connecting strip is adapted to affix the strips.

US Pat. No. 9,073,447

POWER TRANSMITTING DEVICE, VEHICLE, AND CONTACTLESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A power transmitting device that supplies power to a vehicle, comprising:
a power transmitting unit configured to supply power to the vehicle in a contactless manner;
a readout unit configured to read out, in a contactless manner, information stored in advance in an ID tag provided in the
vehicle;

a communication unit configured to exchange information with the vehicle through radio communication; and
a control device configured to control supply of power to the vehicle, the control device being configured to recognize that
the vehicle is a vehicle to be supplied with power from the control device, if vehicle information indicated by information
from the ID tag corresponds to vehicle information indicated by information received by the communication unit,

wherein the control device is configured to refrain from recognizing that the vehicle is a vehicle to be supplied with power,
if information is unable to be read out from the ID tag after recognizing that the vehicle is a vehicle to be supplied with
power from the control device.

US Pat. No. 9,077,517

SYNCHRONOUS TRANSFER OF STREAMING DATA IN A DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM

Commscope Technologies LL...

1. A method of generating a jitter reduced clock signal from signal transmitted over a communication medium, the method comprising:
receiving, with high speed data interface circuitry, a modulated signal that includes a binary encoded data stream;
generating a recovered clock signal that is phase locked to the binary encoded data stream with circuitry having a filter
with a bandwidth that does not substantially block the long-term drift in the modulated signal; and

generating a jitter reduced clock signal by filtering the recovered clock signal using a filtering circuit having a bandwidth
narrower than the bandwidth of the circuitry that is used for generating the recovered clock signal in order to remove jitter
while allowing the jitter reduced clock signal to track drift of the binary encoded data stream.

US Pat. No. 9,076,005

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. An image processing apparatus configured to be connected to a specific apparatus through a network, the image processing
apparatus comprising:
a processor; and
a memory that stores a computer program that, when executed by the processor, causes the image processing apparatus to function
as:

a first acquisition unit configured to acquire input information from an outside for starting execution of an image processing
function;

a determination unit configured to determine whether the specific apparatus is logged in based on specific identification
information corresponding to the input information;

a first request unit configured to request input of authentication information from the outside; and
a function control unit configured to control execution of the image processing function,
wherein when it is determined that the specific apparatus is not logged in, the first request unit is configured to request
the input of the authentication information from the outside, and

wherein when it is determined that the specific apparatus is logged in, the function control unit is configured to permit
the execution of the image processing function without the first request unit requesting the input of the authentication information
from the outside.

US Pat. No. 9,075,545

SYNCHRONIZING SENSOR DATA USING TIMESTAMPS AND SIGNAL INTERPOLATION

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A method of synchronizing sensor data comprising:
receiving sequences of time-stamped data indicative of physical events from a plurality of sensors;
generating an interpolation filter according to desired sampling times;
interpolating the sequences of time-stamped data with the generated interpolation filter to obtain synchronized sequences
of data that are synchronized at the desired sampling times;

subtracting an approximation of a noise-free sequence from at least one sequence of the time-stamped data to obtain an estimate
of noise in the at least one sequence; and

adding a filtered sequence to the approximation of the noise-free sequence to obtain a reduced-noise sequence of time-stamped
data.

US Pat. No. 9,075,227

HIGH-RESOLUTION MICROSCOPY AND PHOTOLITHOGRAPHY DEVICES USING FOCUSING MICROMIRRORS

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDER...

1. A high-resolution microscopy device comprising a light source, a sample area, a plurality of focusing micromirrors, and
a plurality of detector elements, wherein said sample area is located in the focus area of said micromirrors, wherein each
focusing micromirror is adapted to collect and direct a sample information towards said detector elements, and further comprising
one or a plurality of aperture stops for filtering out collected sample information that is not originating from foci of the
micromirrors for confocal detection to form a scanned confocal image, and also comprising a three-directional translation
mechanism that is adapted for establishing a relative motion between said sample and said micromirrors to record, using the
plurality of detector position of the micromirrors relative to the sample to produce the scanned confocal image of the sample.

US Pat. No. 9,077,870

COPY MACHINE WITH CONTROLLING OF PRINTING UNIT

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A copy machine comprising:
a reading unit configured to read a document;
memory configured to store image data of the document read by the reading unit;
a printing unit configured to print an image of the document read by the reading unit onto recording paper on a basis of the
image data stored in the memory; and

a processor,
wherein the memory is configured to store computer readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the copy
machine to:

in a case of controlling the reading unit to read a document of a plurality of sheets and controlling the printing unit to
print the document one at a time,

perform a former part printing with respect to a former part of the document of the plurality of sheets in a preceding print
mode, the preceding print mode comprising:

starting printing of image of the former part of the document on the basis of the stored image data before document reading
of the reading unit is completed; and

perform a latter part printing with respect to a latter part of the document of the plurality of sheets in a memory print
mode, the memory print mode comprising:

starting printing of image of the latter part of the document on the basis of the stored image data after the document reading
of the reading unit is completed.

US Pat. No. 9,076,936

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE

Tsinghua University, Bei...

1. A light emitting diode comprising:
a substrate having an epitaxial growth surface;
a first semiconductor layer on the epitaxial growth surface;
an active layer on the first semiconductor layer;
a second semiconductor layer on the active layer;
a cermet layer on the second semiconductor layer, wherein a refractive index of the cermet layer is a complex number comprising
a real part and an imaginary part, and the imaginary part is greater than or smaller than 0, and a dielectric constant of
the cermet layer is a complex number comprising a real part and an imaginary part, and the real part of the dielectric constant
is a negative number;

a first electrode electrically connected to the first semiconductor layer; and
a second electrode electrically connected to the second semiconductor layer.

US Pat. No. 9,077,972

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ASSESSING THE QUALITY OF A VIDEO SIGNAL DURING ENCODING OR COMPRESSING OF THE VIDEO SIGNAL

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG, Bon...

1. A method for assessing the quality of a video signal during encoding or compressing of the video signal, the method comprising
the steps of:
estimating, by a video quality processor, the quality (Qcod) of the encoded or compressed video signal using one or more parameters;
using, by the video quality processor, at least one additional parameter to adjust the estimated video signal quality, wherein
the at least one additional parameter includes the key-frame rate (kfr) of the video signal as a Group of Pictures (GOP)-length-related
parameter; and

outputting, by the video quality processor, the adjusted estimated video signal quality;
wherein the adjustment of the estimated video signal quality is in accordance with the following equation:
Qcod=(a1*kfr+a2)*exp(b*br)+c;
where a1, a2, b, and c are coefficients and br is the bit-rate of the video signal.

US Pat. No. 9,077,070

TRI-POLE ANTENNA ELEMENT AND ANTENNA ARRAY

COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LL...

1. A dual polarized base station antenna, comprising: a reflector having a longitudinal axis; an array of tri-pole elements
disposed on the reflector, each tri-pole element having arms consisting of:
i. a first side arm;
ii. a second side arm; and
iii. a central arm, approximately perpendicular to the first and second side arms;
said first side arm, said second side arm, and said central arm electrically connected to each other; wherein one of the first
side arm and the center arm is parallel to the longitudinal axis; and a feed network having a first microstrip line coupled
to the first arms of the tri-pole elements and a second microstrip line coupled to the second arms of the tri-pole elements,
said first and second microstrip lines having a common ground conductor coupled to the central arm.

US Pat. No. 9,074,547

METHOD FOR ADAPTING THE ACTUAL INJECTION QUANTITY, INJECTION DEVICE AND INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GM...

1. A method for regulating fuel injection quantities of an injector of an internal combustion engine, comprising:
implementing a test cycle including a test injection pulse during a normal fired combustion operating state of the internal
combustion engine,

detecting a rotational speed signal of the internal combustion engine caused by the test injection pulse,
using a processor, determining a crankshaft acceleration based on the detected rotational speed signal caused by the test
injection pulse,

using the processor, determining an actual injected fuel quantity of the injector based on the determined crankshaft acceleration
associated with the test injection pulse, and

using the processor, adjusting actuation data of the injector for subsequent fuel injections based on the determined actual
injected fuel quantity.

US Pat. No. 9,078,343

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PRINTED WIRING BOARD

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

1. A method for manufacturing a printed wiring board, comprising:
preparing a core substrate;
forming a penetrating hole in the core substrate;
forming a first conductor on a first surface of the core substrate;
forming a second conductor on a second surface of the core substrate on an opposite side of the first surface of the core
substrate; and

filling a conductive material in the penetrating hole such that a through-hole conductor is formed in the penetrating hole
and the first conductor and the second conductor are connected via the through-hole conductor,

wherein the forming of the penetrating hole comprises forming a first opening portion in the first surface of the core substrate,
forming a second opening portion from a bottom portion of the first opening portion toward the second surface such that the
second opening portion forms a first bent portion connected to the first opening portion and has a diameter which is smaller
than a diameter of the first opening portion, forming a third opening portion in the second surface of the core substrate,
and forming a fourth opening portion from a bottom portion of the third opening portion toward the first surface such that
the fourth opening portion forms a second bent portion connected to the third opening portion and a third bend portion connected
to the second opening portion and has a diameter which is smaller than a diameter of the third opening portion, the first
opening portion inclines at an angle ?1 and the second opening portion inclines at an angle ?2 such that ?1>?2 is satisfied with respect to an axis normal to the first and second surfaces, and the third opening portion inclines at an
angle ?3 and the fourth opening portion inclines at an angle ?4 such that ?3>?4 is satisfied with respect to the axis normal to the first and second surfaces.

US Pat. No. 9,076,555

FAILURE DIAGNOSIS CIRCUIT

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

1. A circuit, comprising:
a multiplexer configured to receive a first sequence of failure testing address signals and a second sequence of failure testing
address signals, and to selectively output one of the sequences of failure testing address signals in response to a selecting
signal for application to an addressable module having a set of addressable components; and

a controller configured to generate the first sequence of failure testing address signals and the selecting signal and to
read out an output of the addressable module in response to the first sequence of failure testing address signals.

US Pat. No. 9,074,667

GEAR DRIVE MECHANISM AND LIBRARY DEVICE

NEC Platforms, Ltd., Kan...

1. A library device, comprising:
a magazine capable of storing a cartridge;
a drive configured to carry out reading from a recording medium in the cartridge and writing into the recording medium;
an accessor configured to move the cartridge stored in the magazine from or to the drive;
an indicator;
a bias mechanism; and
a gear drive mechanism,
wherein:
the gear drive mechanism is configured to move the accessor along a prescribed driving path by a rotation of a gear,
an original point, for position control, of the accessor is positioned by use of a detection result from a detection mechanism
for the indicator, which is arranged at one end of the driving path in a direction of a movement of the original point,

when positioning the original point, the bias mechanism generates a bias in a direction of a movement of the accessor so that
backlash of the gear drive mechanism may be removed, synchronously to the detection of the indicator by the detection mechanism,

the bias mechanism is arranged on at least one of:
a portion of the accessor, which faces to the original point in a direction approaching the original point, and
a portion of an inner wall of a chassis at the original point side,
when the accessor is moved, the bias mechanism is pushed and pressed between the accessor and the inner wall of the chassis,
and

when the bias mechanism is pushed and pressed, the bias mechanism generates a restoration force according to an elasticity
of the accessor and the inner wall of the chassis.

US Pat. No. 9,073,900

DIHYDROQUINONE DERIVATIVES OF PIPERIDINE AND PIPERAZINE

KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF P...

1. A dihydroquinone derivative of piperidine and piperazine, comprising a compound of the formula:
wherein X is nitrogen and R is a group selected from a, b, c, d, e, and f having the formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,078,117

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING HOME NODE-B IDENTIFICATION AND ACCESS RESTRICTION

InterDigital Technology C...

1. An evolved NodeB (eNodeB) comprising a receiver, transmitter and a processor, wherein:
the transmitter is configured to transmit:
a message from a cell, the message including a closed subscriber group (CSG) identifier (ID) and at least one indicator, one
of the at least one indicator being an indication that the cell is a CSG cell; and

signaling from a network, the signaling including a plurality of allowed CSG IDs; and
the processor and receiver are configured to:
receive, from a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), a request for access to the CSG cell based on the at least one indicator
and on the CSG ID being included in the list of allowed CSG IDs.

US Pat. No. 9,073,583

RECTIFIER OF VEHICLE WHEEL HOUSE

FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KA...

1. A rectifier of a vehicle wheel house for rectifying an air flow in the wheel house housing a wheel, the rectifier comprising:
an air passage to introduce running wind from a forward position of a vehicle; and
an air blowing port formed at a partition wall member included in a partition wall of the wheel house on a vehicle body side,
the air blowing port being configured to allow the running wind through the air passage to strike an outer circumferential
surface of the wheel,

wherein the air blowing port is formed to have an opening area smaller than a passage cross-sectional area of the air passage.

US Pat. No. 9,073,217

CLAMPING MECHANISM

HONG FU JIN PRECISION IND...

1. A clamping mechanism, for clamping a workpiece, comprising:
a housing comprising:
a top plate,
a front plate,
a first side plate, and
a second side plate, the first side plate and the second side plate positioned at two sides of the front plate, the top plate,
the front plate, the first side plate, and the second side plate cooperatively defining a receiving space;

a driving assembly comprising:
a driving gear;
a cylinder,
a sliding knob,
a rack coupled with the cylinder and secured by the sliding knob, and
a sliding rail mounted on the top plate, the sliding knob mounted on the sliding rail and configured to slide on the sliding
rail;

at least one gear assembly, wherein the gear assembly comprises a first slave gear, a second slave gear, and a driven rod,
the driven rod is coupled with the driving gear and the first slave gear, and the first slave gear is meshed with the second
slave gear; and

at least one clamping assembly, wherein the clamping assembly comprises a first clamping member coupled with the first slave
gear and a second clamping member coupled with the second slave gear; when the driving gear rotates, the first slave gear
and the second slave gear would rotate in opposite directions, enable the first clamping member and the second clamping member
to move toward or away from each other to clamp or release the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 9,078,366

PRINTED WIRING BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

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

1. A printed circuit board, comprising:
a core substrate;
a first conductive pattern formed on a first surface of the core substrate;
a second conductive pattern formed on a second surface of the core substrate on an opposite side of the core substrate with
respect to the first surface; and

a through hole conductor formed through the core substrate and comprising a plated material such that the through hole conductor
is connecting the first conductive pattern and the second conductive pattern,

wherein the plated material of the through hole conductor is formed in a through hole formed in the core substrate such that
the plated material is filling the through hole of the core substrate, the core substrate includes an insulation layer including
an inorganic fiber material and a resin material, a first resin layer formed on one surface of the insulation layer and having
the first surface of the core substrate, and a second resin layer formed on an opposite surface of the insulation layer and
having the second surface of the core substrate, the first and second resin layers are formed such that the first and second
resin layers do not contain an inorganic fiber material and a sum of thicknesses of the first and second resin layers is set
in a range of 20% or less of a thickness of the core substrate, the first resin layer of the core substrate includes an inorganic
filler material, the second resin layer of the core substrate includes an inorganic filler material, and the first resin layer
of the core substrate includes the inorganic filler material such that an amount of the inorganic filler material in the first
resin layer decreases from the insulation layer toward the first surface of the core substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,076,974

TRIDENTATE PLATINUM (II) COMPLEXES

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A platinum (II) complex of the formula,
wherein:
Ar1 is a 1,2-diazole ring, Ar2 is a phenyl ring, and Ar3 is a 1,3-diazole ring, and Ar1, Ar2, and Ar3 together form a tridentate
ligand coordinated to the platinum through atoms X, Y, and Z, respectively, wherein X is nitrogen, Y is carbon, and Z is nitrogen,
and

W is an anion.

US Pat. No. 9,076,553

SPSRAM WRAPPER

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A system for facilitating access operations to a single port memory device, comprising:
a wrapper controller configured to:
initiate a first access operation from a first port of a wrapper address component to a single port memory device during a
first clock period;

receive a clock reset signal from the single port memory device, the clock reset signal indicative of a completion of the
first access operation; and

initiate a second access operation from a second port of the wrapper address component to the single port memory device during
the first clock period responsive to receiving the clock reset signal.

US Pat. No. 9,076,054

IMAGE SENSOR BASED OPTICAL READER

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. An imaging module comprising:
a support assembly, said support assembly having a back end, a front end, said support assembly having first, second, third,
and fourth post holes for accommodating first, second third, and fourth support posts;

a first circuit board disposed rearward of said support assembly;
a two dimensional CMOS image sensor mounted to said first circuit board;
a second circuit board having a central aperture carrying illumination LEDs, said second circuit board being disposed forwardly
of said front end of said support assembly, said second circuit board having first, second, third, and fourth post holes for
accommodating said first, second, third, and fourth support posts;

a plurality of illumination LEDs carried by said second circuit board;
a plurality of aiming LEDs;
imaging optics supported by said imaging module;
an optical plate having a central aperture disposed forwardly of said second circuit board, said optical plate having illumination
optics for shaping light from said plurality of illumination LEDs and aiming optics for shaping light from said plurality
of aiming LEDs, said optical plate having first, second, third, and fourth post holes for accommodating said first, second,
third, and fourth support posts;

first, second, third, and fourth support posts extending through said first, second, third, and fourth post holes of said
optical plate, said second circuit board and said support assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,073,570

ARMATURE FOR A STEERING WHEEL AND METHOD OF MAKING

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A steering wheel, comprising:
a plastic top armature portion comprising a top rim portion and a top spoke portion, the top spoke portion extending radially
inward from the top rim portion; and

a plastic bottom armature portion comprising a hub, a bottom rim portion, and a bottom spoke portion, the bottom spoke portion
extending radially inward to the hub;

wherein the top armature portion is attached to the bottom armature portion with a plurality of spaced apart snap mechanisms
to form an armature,

wherein the snap mechanisms comprise an aperture extending through a side in the top armature portion or the bottom armature
portion, and a snap fit protrusion in the other of the top armature portion and the bottom armature portion, wherein the snap
fit protrusion comprises an arm with a lip, the arm being of sufficient length to flex during assembly of the top armature
portion and the bottom armature portion and to allow a locking arrangement;

wherein the lip is sized to extend into and through the aperture to contact another side of the top rim portion or the bottom
rim portion when the top armature portion and the bottom armature portion are assembled together in the locking arrangement;
and

wherein the armature is to attach to a vehicle steering column.

US Pat. No. 9,072,984

BUBBLE-COLUMN VAPOR MIXTURE CONDENSER

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A method for condensing a fluid from a carrier-gas stream, comprising:
bubbling a carrier-gas stream comprising a condensable fluid in vapor phase through a first bath of the fluid in liquid phase
in a first stage of a bubble-column condenser, wherein the carrier-gas stream contacts the first bath, and wherein some of
the fluid in vapor phase in the carrier-gas stream condenses into the first bath;

exhausting the carrier-gas stream with a reduced content of the fluid in vapor phase from the first stage of the bubble-column
condenser; and

passing a coolant through a conduit that passes through the liquid in the first stage to recover energy from condensation
in the condenser to the coolant passing through the conduit.

US Pat. No. 9,077,005

INTEGRATION OF MOLTEN CARBONATE FUEL CELLS IN FISCHER-TROPSCH SYNTHESIS

EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND E...

1. A method for synthesizing hydrocarbonaceous compounds, the method comprising:
introducing a fuel stream comprising a reformable fuel into an anode of a molten carbonate fuel cell, an internal reforming
element associated with the anode, or a combination thereof;

introducing a cathode inlet stream comprising CO2 and O2 into a cathode inlet of the molten carbonate fuel cell;

generating electricity within the molten carbonate fuel cell;
generating an anode exhaust comprising H2, CO, H2O, and at least about 20 vol % CO2;

reacting at least a portion of the anode exhaust under effective Fischer-Tropsch conditions in the presence of a shifting
Fischer-Tropsch catalyst to produce at least one gaseous product and at least one non-gaseous product, wherein a CO2 concentration in the at least a portion of the anode exhaust is at least 80% of a CO2 concentration in the anode exhaust; and

recycling at least a portion of the at least one gaseous product to the cathode inlet.

US Pat. No. 9,076,946

LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT

EPISTAR CORPORATION, Hsi...

1. A light-emitting element, comprising:
a light-emitting semiconductor stack comprising a first semiconductor layer, a second semiconductor layer on the first semiconductor
layer, and a light-emitting layer between the first semiconductor layer and the second semiconductor layer;

a first electrode on the first semiconductor layer;
a first protection layer on the light-emitting semiconductor stack and comprising a first through hole; and
a conductive contact layer on the first protection layer and electrically connected to the first electrode through the first
through hole;

wherein the conductive contact layer further comprises a first conductive part and a second conductive part spatially separated
from the first conductive part, and a distance between the first conductive part and the second conductive part is at least
50 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,074,945

MEASURING INSERT FOR TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT

1. A measuring insert for a thermometer having a protective jacket, said measuring insert comprising:
a temperature sensor, which serves for registering the temperature of a measured measuring material and which is at least
partially embedded in the measuring insert, wherein:

the measuring insert has functionalized surface areas adjoining one another, wherein:
adsorptive behaviors of a liquid on said functionalized surface areas differ from one another;
wherein the measuring insert has a measuring tip, which is in thermal contact with the measuring material during measurement
operation; and

wherein said measuring tip has a functionalized surface area, which, in comparison with at least one other surface area of
the measuring insert, has the lowest affinity as regards the adsorption of liquid.

US Pat. No. 9,073,212

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TESTING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shen...

1. An apparatus connected to one or more electronic devices and a robot, each electronic device being connected to a plurality
of shielding boxes, each shielding box being configured to receive a printed circuit board (PCB) to be tested, each shielding
box comprising a unique identifier, the apparatus comprising:
a storage system storing a unique identifier of each shielding box and a predetermined path of each shielding box; the unique
identifier of each of the shielding boxes being capable of being marked to identify that the shielding box is open; the predetermined
path of each shielding box being a shortest path that the robot moves along from a depot which stores a plurality of PCBs
to be tested to the corresponding shielding box; the position of the depot being a preset position range;

a processor;
one or more programs stored in the storage system, executed by the processor, the one or more programs comprising:
a position determining module operable to determine a position of the robot at a predetermined time interval and determine
whether the determined position of the robot is within the preset position range;

a state determining module operable to determine whether one or more shielding boxes are open according to the unique identifiers
of the shielding boxes when the determined position of the robot is within the preset position range;

an obtaining module operable to obtain the predetermined path of each determined open shielding box from the storage system
when one or more shielding boxes are open; and

a control module operable to determine a shortest predetermined path among the obtained predetermined paths, and the open
shielding box corresponding to the shortest predetermined path, and transmit a control signal comprising the determined shortest
predetermined path to the robot, to control the robot to carry the PCB to be tested from the depot to the determined open
shielding box, and place the PCB to be tested into the determined open shielding box.

US Pat. No. 9,072,259

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH066104

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed of the hybrid corn variety CH066104, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV774864 with a second plant
of variety CV599033, wherein representative seed of said varieties CV774864 and CV599033 have been deposited under ATCC Accession
numbers PTA-11317 and PTA-11123, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,078,115

DOCK STATION FOR MOBILE DEVICES

RingCentral, Inc., Belmo...

2. The method of claim 1, wherein the base telephone system is associated with a first phone number and the mobile device is associated with a second,
different phone number, wherein the call is initiated using the first phone number, and wherein continuing the call on the
mobile device comprises continuing the call using the second, different phone number associated with the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 9,077,253

CONTROL INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FOR A POWER TRANSISTOR OF A SWITCHING CURRENT REGULATOR

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

1. A control circuit for controlling a first switch of a switching current regulator, said control circuit comprising:
a comparator configured to compare a first signal, representative of a first current through a primary winding of the switching
current regulator, with a second signal;

a charge/discharge circuit configured to selectively charge and discharge a capacitor; and
a divider circuit configured to generate said second signal as a ratio of a third signal, proportional to a the input voltage
of the switching current regulator, to a voltage on the capacitor.

US Pat. No. 9,076,825

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising the steps of:
forming an oxide semiconductor film over an insulating surface;
forming a hard mask over the oxide semiconductor film, the hard mask containing at least one of Ti, Mo, Ta, and W;
forming a resist over the hard mask;
performing light exposure to form a resist mask;
processing the hard mask using the resist mask to form a processed hard mask;
processing the oxide semiconductor film using the processed hard mask;
removing the resist mask and the processed hard mask;
forming a source electrode and a drain electrode in contact with the oxide semiconductor film;
forming a gate insulating film over the source electrode and the drain electrode; and
forming a gate electrode over the gate insulating film, the gate electrode overlapping with the oxide semiconductor film.

US Pat. No. 9,078,302

APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING AN ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN ILLUMINATION DEVICE

1. An apparatus for controlling an illumination device, comprising:
a light source, which is suitable for emitting light having a wavelength in the visible range, and
a pulse-width modulator, which delivers at least one output signal that is connected to the light source and is suitable for
effecting brightness control of the light source,

wherein the output signal is composed from a first number of first subsignals each having a first pulse width and a second
number of second subsignals each having a second pulse width, the second pulse width being shorter than the first pulse width,
so that the brightness of the light source is adjusted by varying the first number and the second number for a brightness
change and the output signal is repeated after delivery of the first number and second number of subsignals.

US Pat. No. 9,077,364

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONVERTING AN ANALOG SIGNAL TO A DIGITAL SIGNAL BASED ON REFERENCE VOLTAGES PROVIDED BY REFERENCE LADDERS

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A circuit comprising:
a first reference ladder configured to provide a plurality of first reference voltages via a plurality of first taps;
a selection circuit connected to the plurality of first taps, wherein the selection circuit is configured to select one of
the plurality of first reference voltages;

a second reference ladder configured to, based on the selected one of the plurality of first reference voltages, provide a
plurality of second reference voltages via a plurality of second taps;

a first analog to digital converter configured to (i) receive a first version of an analog input signal, and (ii) convert
the first version of the analog input signal to a first digital signal; wherein the first reference ladder is separate from
the first analog to digital converter;

a second analog to digital converter connected to the plurality of second taps, wherein the second analog to digital converter
is configured to (i) receive a second version of the analog input signal, and (ii) based on the plurality of second reference
voltages, convert the second version of the analog input signal to a second digital signal; and

a summer configured to generate a digital output signal based on (i) the first digital signal, and (ii) the second digital
signal.

US Pat. No. 9,074,990

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR OPTICALLY DETERMINING A CHARACTERISTIC OF A SUBSTANCE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A device, comprising:
an electromagnetic radiation source configured to optically interact with a sample having a characteristic of interest;
a first integrated computational element arranged within a primary channel and configured to optically interact with the electromagnetic
radiation source and produce a first modified electromagnetic radiation, wherein the first integrated computational element
is configured to be positively or negatively correlated to the characteristic of interest;

a second integrated computational element arranged within a reference channel and configured to optically interact with the
electromagnetic radiation source and produce a second modified electromagnetic radiation, wherein the second integrated computational
element is configured to be correlated to the characteristic of interest with an opposite sign relative to the first integrated
computational element; and

a first detector arranged to generate a first signal from the first modified electromagnetic radiation and a second signal
from the second modified electromagnetic radiation, and generate an output signal corresponding to the characteristic of the
sample, wherein the second signal decreases when the first signal increases according to the characteristic of the sample,
and wherein the second signal increases when the first signal decreases according to the characteristic of the sample.

US Pat. No. 9,074,565

DAMPED FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEM

DENSO International Ameri...

1. A fuel delivery system comprising:
a fuel line extending to a fuel injector, the fuel line defining a fuel path;
a damper along the fuel path, the damper including a first flexible member and a stop, a first side of the first flexible
member faces the fuel path and a second side of the first flexible member faces the stop;

a second flexible member disposed between the first flexible member and the stop, the second flexible member including a center
portion, an angular portion extending from the center portion to define a conical surface and a peripheral portion extending
from the angular portion in a direction parallel with the center portion, the peripheral portion being spaced from and parallel
to the center portion; wherein

the center portion of the second flexible member abuts the first flexible member to define a first chamber between the first
flexible member and the angled and peripheral portions of the second flexible member; and

the peripheral portion of the second flexible member is seated on the stop to define a second chamber between the center portion
of the second flexible member and the stop.

US Pat. No. 9,073,146

PRESSURE CONTROL METHOD FOR SPOT WELDING APPARATUS

FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KA...

1. A pressure control method for a spot welding apparatus, wherein the spot welding apparatus includes a first welding electrode;
a pressure actuator configured to apply a pressure to a second welding electrode, the electrodes holding therebetween a workpiece;
and a sub-pressure actuator configured to bring a sub-pressure unit into contact with the workpiece so as to apply a sub-pressure
to the workpiece; and wherein the spot welding apparatus is configured to perform spot welding on the workpiece by applying
current between the first welding electrode and the second welding electrode to which a preset pressure is applied while holding
the workpiece by using the first welding electrode, the second welding electrode, and the sub-pressure unit; the pressure
control method comprising:
a first step of applying to the workpiece one of a preset initial pressure by the pressure actuator through the first welding
electrode and the second welding electrode holding and pressing the workpiece therebetween and a preset initial sub-pressure
by the sub-pressure actuator through the sub-pressure unit being in contact with the workpiece, and subsequently applying
the other one of the initial pressure and the initial sub-pressure; and

a second step of applying to the workpiece one of a preset setting pressure by the pressure actuator through the first welding
electrode and the second welding electrode and a preset setting sub-pressure by the sub-pressure actuator through the sub-pressure
unit, and subsequently applying the other one of the preset setting pressure and the preset setting sub-pressure, the second
step being performed after the first step,

wherein the first step and second step are alternately repeated until an acceptable range is reached.

US Pat. No. 9,075,350

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE TRANSFERABILITY OF TONER TO A RECORDING MEDIUM

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An image forming apparatus, comprising:
an image bearing member to bear a toner image on a surface thereof;
a transfer member disposed opposite the image bearing member to contact the surface of the image bearing member to form a
transfer nip;

a power source to output a voltage to transfer the toner image from the image bearing member onto a recording medium interposed
in the transfer nip, the voltage including a first voltage in a transfer direction in which the toner image is transferred
from the image bearing member to the recording medium and a second voltage having a polarity opposite that of the first voltage,
and the first voltage and the second voltage alternating upon transfer of the toner image from the image bearing member to
the recording medium; and

a controller operatively connected to the power source to control the power source,
wherein a time-averaged value of the voltage has a polarity in the transfer direction, and an absolute value of the time-averaged
value of the voltage is greater than a midpoint value of the voltage, the midpoint value of the voltage being an intermediate
value between a maximum value and a minimum value of the voltage and the time-averaged value of the voltage being a value
of an integral value of an alternating waveform of the voltage over one cycle divided by a length of said one cycle, and

wherein as a roughness of the recording medium increases, the controller controls the power source to reduce a duty ratio
expressed by A/(A+B), where A is an area of the alternating waveform of the voltage in said one cycle in a return direction
opposite the transfer direction relative to the midpoint value of the voltage and B is an area of the alternating waveform
of the voltage in the transfer direction relative to the midpoint value of the voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,074,946

PROTECTIVE TUBE INNER PART FOR A THERMOMETER WITH A PROTECTIVE TUBE

1. A thermometer comprising a protective tube inner part for insertion into a protective tube, wherein:
the protective tube inner part serves for arranging conductor elements;
the protective tube inner part is matched to the shape of the inside of said protective tube in the region of a closed, protective
tube end; and

the protective tube inner part serves to arrange said conductor elements on the side of the protective tube inner part facing
said protective tube in the installed state,

said protective tube is sealed on one of its ends by a lid,
and wherein a system for determining pressure in said protective tube is provided in said lid, or connecting lines to such
a system are provided in said lid.

US Pat. No. 9,078,360

IMPRINTED MULTI-LAYER MICRO-STRUCTURE

EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY, R...

1. An imprinted micro-wire structure, comprising:
a substrate;
a first layer formed in relation to the substrate;
imprinted first, second, and third micro-channels in the first layer, the third micro-channel separate from the first and
second micro-channels and dividing the first layer into first and second portions, the first micro-channel located in the
first portion, and the second micro-channel in the second portion;

a first micro-wire located in the first micro-channel, a second micro-wire located in the second micro-channel, and a third
micro-wire located in the third micro-channel;

a second layer adjacent to and in contact with the first layer;
an imprinted first connecting micro-channel in contact with at least a portion of the first micro-wire and an imprinted second
connecting micro-channel in contact with at least a portion of the second micro-wire, the first and second micro-channels
in the second layer and not in contact with the third micro-wire;

a first connecting micro-wire located in the first connecting micro-channel contacting at least a portion of the first micro-wire
and separate from the third micro-wire;

a second connecting micro-wire located in the second connecting micro-channel contacting at least a portion of the second
micro-wire and separate from the third micro-wire;

a third layer adjacent to and in contact with the second layer;
an imprinted bridge micro-channel in the third layer contacting at least a portion of the first connecting micro-wire, contacting
at least a portion of the second connecting micro-wire, and separate from the third micro-wire; and

a bridge micro-wire located in the imprinted bridge micro-channel, the bridge micro-wire electrically connecting the first
micro-wire to the second micro-wire and electrically isolated from the third micro-wire.

US Pat. No. 9,078,137

MOBILE HOTSPOT MANAGED BY ACCESS CONTROLLER

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A method comprising:
establishing, by a mobile hotspot, a wide area network (WAN) connection through a wireless WAN module;
determining, by the mobile hotspot, which one of the first AP profile and a second AP profile of the mobile hotspot is to
be used for establishing a wireless local area network (WLAN) connection with a wireless fidelity (WiFi)-enabled device, wherein
the first AP profile is the same as an AP profile for APs that are controlled by an access controller (AC);

establishing, by the mobile hotspot, the WLAN connection with the WiFi-enabled device using the determined AP profile;
receiving, by the mobile hotspot, WLAN traffic from the WiFi-enabled device through the WLAN connection;
when the determined AP profile is the first AP profile:
setting up, by the mobile hotspot, a security tunnel with the AC through the WAN connection; and
transmitting, by the mobile hotspot, the WLAN traffic to the AC through the security tunnel; and
when the determined AP profile is the second AP profile, transmitting the WLAN traffic from the WiFi-enabled device through
the WAN connection of the mobile hotspot without having to set up the security tunnel.

US Pat. No. 9,078,131

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF COMMUNICATING LOCATION-ENABLING INFORMATION FOR LOCATION ESTIMATION

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a location-enabling information (LEI) processor to process a location-enabling message, which is transmitted between first
and second location-enabling sources and receivable by a mobile device, said location-enabling message including encrypted
LEI configured to enable estimation of a location of said mobile device at a predefined accuracy based on a cryptographic
key corresponding to said first location-enabling source, the encrypted LEI including at least one value selected from the
group consisting of a first time value representing a time of transmission of a first message from said first location-enabling
source to said second location-enabling source, a second time value representing a time of reception of said first message
at said second location-enabling source, a third time value representing a time of transmission of a second message from said
second location-enabling source to said first location-enabling source, a fourth time value representing a time of reception
of said second message at said first location-enabling source, a difference between said fourth and first time values, a difference
between said third and second time values, and a time-of-flight between said first and second location-enabling sources.

US Pat. No. 9,077,233

INSERTION SYSTEM FOR ELECTRICAL CONDUCTOR

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

1. An insertion system for electrical conductors that inserts an electrical conductor into a slot of a stator core in which
insulating paper is disposed, comprising:
a first moving part that causes a leg of the electrical conductor to move in an insertion direction of the slot;
a guide part that guides the leg of the electrical conductor moving by way of the first moving part into the slot; and
a pair of spreader plates that extends from a leading end of the guide part in the insertion direction, and is capable of
spreading at a leading end thereof,

wherein the pair of spreader plates is respectively formed so as to extend inclined relative to the insertion direction so
as to approach each other towards a leading end side, and a gap therebetween is narrower than a width of the insulating paper
at the leading end side, and is wider than a width of the leg of the electrical conductor at a base end side, and

wherein in a state in which leading ends of the pair of spreader plates are inserted between ends of the insulating paper,
when the leg of the electrical conductor is inserted between the pair of spreader plates from a base end side via the guide
part by way of the first moving part, between the ends of the insulating paper is spread by the leading end side of the pair
of spreader plates spreading, and in this state, the leg of the electrical conductor is inserted into the slot.

US Pat. No. 9,076,336

PERSONALIZED PARKING ASSISTANT

VOLKSWAGEN AG, Wolfsburg...

1. An in-vehicle personalized parking system, comprising:
a processor in data communication with a graphical display device, a driver identifying device, a driver input device, a transceiver
operative to communicate with at least one source of parking space information, a global positioning system (GPS) module,
and a non-transitory data storage device on which is stored computer code which, when executed on the processor, implements:

a parking information database that stores information of at least one of an available parking space, and a parking space
the vehicle has been parked in;

a weighting factor database that stores weighting factor information;
a driver preference database that stores driver preference information;
a parking preference analysis engine,
a parking recommendation engine;
an interface to an in-vehicle navigation system; and
instructions which, when executed on the processor, cause the system to:
identify the driver,
obtain from the driver a destination where a parking space is needed;
request current information of available parking spaces proximate the destination from the at least one source of parking
space information, and receive the requested information;

recommend by the parking recommendation engine at least one parking space based on the destination, the available parking
spaces, and the driver preference information, and

present the recommended parking space(s) on the display; and
means for gathering information of the parking spaces in which respective identified drivers park, means for analyzing the
drivers' selection of parking spaces parked in, and means for adapting the parking space recommendation based on the analyzing,

wherein the destination requested from the driver is used by the in-vehicle navigation system to provide driving directions
to the destination, the in-vehicle navigation system provides the destination to the in-vehicle personalized parking system
via the interface to the vehicle navigation system and the in-vehicle personalized parking system obtains information of available
parking spots around the destination,

wherein the driver identifying device includes one of a key fob, a camera, and a driver selection control of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,078,352

LOW INDUCTANCE FLEX BOND WITH LOW THERMAL RESISTANCE

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. An electronic circuit, comprising:
a ground plane;
a flex circuit, the flex circuit having a first surface generally facing the ground plane and a second surface opposite to
the first surface, the flex circuit defining a flexible bridge at least partially split from the rest of the flex circuit;

a first electronic device positioned on the second surface of the flex circuit;
a second electronic device positioned on the second surface of the flex circuit; and
at least one conductive trace defined on the second surface of the flex circuit and extending along the flexible bridge, one
end of the at least one conductive trace being configured for receiving an outbound current from the first electronic device
and another end of the at least one conductive trace being communicatively coupled to at least one electrical contact of the
second electronic device through a vertical interconnect access (via), wherein the at least one electrical contact of the
second electronic device is located away from the second surface of the flex circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,077,432

TWO-WAY RELAY, WIRELESS APPARATUS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF

Institute For Information...

1. A two-way relay wireless communication apparatus for a wireless communication system, comprising:
a transceiver, being configured to receive a relay receiving signal, wherein the relay receiving signal comprises a first
terminal transmitting signal transmitted by a first wireless apparatus and a second terminal transmitting signal transmitted
by a second wireless apparatus; and

a processor electrically connected to the transceiver, being configured to use a mapping function to transform the relay receiving
signal into a relay signal and enable the transceiver to broadcast the relay signal;

wherein the mapping function is:
ƒMF(x)=?·c mod(?x+C,B)

where, ? is a transmit power scaling factor, ? is a phase rotation factor, x is the relay receiving signal, C is an offset,
B is a modulus, and c mod(·) is a complex modulo function and is defined as follows:

c mod(x1+jxQ,B)=mod(x1,B)+j mod(xQ,B)

where x1 is a real component of a complex input signal, xQ, is an imaginary component of the complex input signal, and mod(·) is a modulo function and is defined as follows:

mod(A,B)=[(A+B/2)%B]?B/2

where A is an input signal and % is an asymmetric modulo operator defined as follows: p % q=p??p/q?q where p and q are any
two real numbers and ?p/q? means taking the largest integer smaller or equal to p/q.

US Pat. No. 9,076,272

WHEEL SPEED SENSOR AND INTERFACE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A measurement system comprising:
a speed plus sensor comprising a magnetic field sensor configured to detect a magnetic field in response to speed and resonance
characteristics and generate a field sensor output;

a comparator component configured to receive the field sensor output and generate a comparator output by comparing the field
sensor output with a threshold;

a speed measurement component configured to receive the field sensor output and generate a speed measurement signal having
information relating to speed, based on frequency information from the field sensor output;

a summation component configured to add the speed measurement signal to the comparator output and generate a sensor output
signal, amplitude shifted with respect to the speed measurement signal, wherein the sensor output signal comprises speed data
and enhanced resonance data.

US Pat. No. 9,076,052

RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION CONTROL SYSTEM

HONG FU JIN PRECISION IND...

1. A fixed reader in communication with a portable reader, the fixed reader comprising:
an induction circuit receiving wireless signals sent by the portable reader, and outputting control signals according to the
received wireless signals; and

a microcontroller electronically connected to the induction circuit, and activating the fixed reader according to the control
signals, to allow the fixed reader to enter into a working state or an idle state;

wherein the portable reader predetermines a radiation radius, and if a distance between the portable reader and the fixed
reader is less than the radiation radius, the induction circuit receives wireless signals sent by the portable reader and
outputs a first control signal to the microcontroller; and

wherein the microcontroller controls the fixed reader to enter into the work state according to the first control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,075,984

SECURE SYSTEM FOR ALLOWING THE EXECUTION OF AUTHORIZED COMPUTER PROGRAM CODE

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A method comprising:
intercepting, by a kernel mode driver of a computer system, file system or operating system activity relating to a code module;
selectively authorizing, by the kernel mode driver, the code module by authenticating a content authenticator of the code
module with reference to a multi-level whitelist, the multi-level whitelist comprising (i) a global whitelist database remote
from the computer system, the global whitelist database containing content authenticators of approved code modules that are
known not to contain viruses or malicious code and (ii) a local whitelist database containing content authenticators of at
least a subset of the approved code modules;

allowing the file system or operating system activity relating to the code module when the content authenticator matches one
of the content authenticators of approved code modules within the multi-level whitelist; and

blocking the file system or operating system activity relating to the code module when the content authenticator does not
match any of the content authenticators of approved code modules within the multi-level whitelist.

US Pat. No. 9,075,572

MEDIA ENHANCEMENT DOCK

Google Technology Holding...

1. A media enhancement dock, comprising:
a housing configured to interface with an electronic device having a camera and an audio input interface, the housing defining
a receptacle configured to receive a portion of the electronic device having the camera;

a first optical lens, disposed on the housing, for producing a first lens image and configured to enhance a field of view
of the camera, the first optical lens overlapping with the camera of the electronic device when the electronic device is inserted
into the receptacle of the housing, wherein the first lens image is presented to the camera;

a first far-field microphone for sensing and converting sound into a first audio signal and configured to communicate the
first audio signal to the audio input interface;

a second optical lens, disposed on the housing, for producing a second lens image and configured to enhance the field of view
of the camera, the second optical lens being disposed a distance from the first optical lens;

a shutter configured to present the first lens image to the camera when in a first position and to present the second lens
image to the camera when in a second position; and

a shutter controller configured to adjust whether the shutter is in the first position or the second position, based on a
frame synchronization signal received from the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,076,528

APPARATUS INCLUDING MEMORY MANAGEMENT CONTROL CIRCUITRY AND RELATED METHODS FOR ALLOCATION OF A WRITE BLOCK CLUSTER

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
non-volatile memory control circuitry including a plurality of channel control circuits, wherein each of the plurality of
channel control circuits is configured to be coupled to a respective number of logical units (LUNs) that each include a plurality
of blocks; and

memory management circuitry coupled to the non-volatile memory control circuitry and configured to:
allocate a write block cluster for host writes such that blocks of the write block cluster are written in a particular sequence
of LUNs, wherein the write block cluster is based on an information width of a host bus and a protocol of the host bus, and
wherein the write block cluster comprises one of the plurality of blocks from fewer than all of the LUNs; and

allocate a remainder of the plurality of blocks from the LUNs for wear leveling operations; and
temporarily deallocate at least one of the allocated LUNs from wear leveling operations at least partially in response to
the particular sequence of LUNs indicating that the at least one of the allocated LUNs is within a threshold number of LUNs
of being next in the particular sequence of LUNs for a host write, wherein the threshold number is associated with a wear
leveling read operation, a wear leveling write operation, or an erase operation.

US Pat. No. 9,073,869

METHOD OF USING SUBSTITUTED 2-AZA-BICYCLO[2.2.2]OCTANE-3-CARBOXYLIC ACID (BENZYL-CYANO-METHYL)-AMIDES INHIBITORS OF CATHEPSIN C

Boehringer Ingelheim Inte...

1. A method of treating asthma and allergic diseases, gastrointestinal inflammatory diseases, eosinophilic diseases, chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease, infection by pathogenic microbes, rheumatoid arthritis or atherosclerosis comprising administering
to a patient a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of formula 1

wherein
R1 is independently selected from among H, C1-6-alkyl-, halogen, HO—, C1-6-alkyl-O—, H2N—, C1-6-alkyl-HN—, (C1-6-alkyl)2N— and C1-6-alkyl-C(O)HN—;

or two R1 are together C1-4-alkylene;

R2 is selected from among

R2.1;

aryl-; optionally substituted with one, two or three residues independently selected from R2.1; optionally substituted with one R2.3;

C5-10-heteroaryl-; containing one, two, three or four heteroatoms independently selected from among S, S(O), S(O)2, O and N, wherein carbon atoms of the ring are optionally and independently from each other substituted with one, two or
three R2.1; wherein nitrogen atoms of the ring are optionally and independently from each other substituted with one, two or three R2.2; wherein a carbon atom of the ring is optionally substituted with one R2.3; a nitrogen atom of the ring is optionally substituted with one R2.4; — and

C5-10-heterocyclyl-; containing one, two, three or four heteroatoms independently selected from among S, S(O), S(O)2, O and N, wherein the ring is fully or partially saturated, wherein carbon atoms of the ring are optionally and independently
from each other substituted with one, two or three or four R2.1; wherein nitrogen atoms of the ring are optionally and independently from each other substituted with one, two or three R2.2; wherein a carbon atom of the ring is optionally substituted with one R2.3 or one R2.5; a nitrogen atom of the ring is optionally substituted with one R2.4 or

R2 and R4 are together with two adjacent carbon atoms of the phenyl ring a 5- or 6-membered aryl or heteroaryl, containing one, two
or three heteroatoms independently selected from among S, S(O), S(O)2, O and N, wherein carbon atoms of the ring are optionally and independently from each other substituted with one, two or
three R2.1; wherein nitrogen atoms of the ring are optionally and independently from each other substituted with one, two or three R2.2;

R2.1 is independently selected from among H, halogen, NC—, O?, HO—, H-A-, H-A-C1-6-alkylene-, R2.1.1-A-, C1-6-alkyl-A-, C3-8-cycloalkyl-A-, C1-6-haloalkyl-A-, R2.1.1—C1-6-alkylene-A-, C1-6-alkyl-A-C1-6-alkylene-, C3-8-cycloalkyl-A-C1-6-alkylene-, C1-6-haloalkyl-A-C1-6-alkylene-, R2.1.1—C1-6-alkylene-A-C1-6-alkylene-, R2.1.1-A-C1-6-alkylene-, HO—C1-6-alkylene-A-, HO—C1-6-alkylene-A-C1-6-alkylene-, C1-6-alkyl-O—C1-6-alkylene-A- and C1-6-alkyl-O—C1-6-alkylene-A-C1-6-alkylene-

R2.1.1 is independently selected from among

aryl-; optionally substituted independently from each other with one, two or three R2.1.1.1;

C5-10-heteroaryl-; containing one, two, three or four heteroatoms independently selected from among S, S(O), S(O)2, O and N, wherein carbon atoms of the ring are optionally and independently from each other substituted with one, two or
three R2.1.1.1; wherein nitrogen atoms of the ring are optionally and independently from each other substituted with one, two or three R2.1.1.2; — and

C5-10-heterocyclyl-; containing one, two, three or four heteroatoms independently selected from among S, S(O), S(O)2, O and N, wherein the ring is fully or partially saturated, wherein carbon atoms of the ring are optionally and independently
from each other substituted with one, two or three or four R2.1.1.1; wherein nitrogen atoms of the ring are optionally and independently from each other substituted with one, two or three R2.1.1.2;

R2.1.1.1 is independently selected from among halogen, HO—, O?, C1-6-alkyl-, C1-6-alkyl-O—, C1-6-haloalkyl-, C1-6-haloalkyl-O— and C3-8-cycloalkyl-;

R2.1.1.2 is independently selected from among O?, C1-6-alkyl-, C1-6-haloalkyl-; C3-8-cycloalkyl-, C1-6-alkyl-O—C1-6-alkyl-, H(O)C—, C1-6-alkyl-(O)C—, tetrahydrofuranylmethyl- and tetrahydropyranylmethyl-;

R2.2 is independently selected from among H-A-C1-6-alkylene-, C3-8-cycloalkyl-, C1-6-alkyl-A-C1-6-alkylene-, C3-8-cycloalkyl-A-C1-6-alkylene-, C1-6-haloalkyl-A-C1-6-alkylene-, R2.1.1-A-C1-6-alkylene-, C1-6-alkyl-S(O)2—, C1-6-alkyl-C(O)— and R2.1.1-A-;

R2.3 and R4 are together selected from

among —O—, —S—, —N(R2.3.1)—, —C(O)N(R2.3.1)—, —N(R2.3.1)C(O)—, —S(O)2N(R2.3.1)—, —N(R2.3.1)S(O)2—, —C(O)O—, —OC(O)—, —C(O)—, —S(O)—, —S(O)2—, R2.3,

R2.3, —C(R2.3.2)?C(R2.3.2)—, —C?N—, —N?C—, —C(R2.3.2)2—O—, —O—C(R2.3.2)2—, —C(R2.3.2)2N(R2.3.1)—, —N(R2.3.1)C(R2.3.2)2— and —C1-4-alkylene-;

R2.3.1 is independently selected from among H, C1-6-alkyl-, C1-6-haloalkyl-; C3-8-cycloalkyl-, HO—C1-4-alkylene-, (C1-4-alkyl)-O—C1-4-alkylene-, H2N—C1-4-alkylene-, (C1-4-alkyl)HN—C1-4-alkylene- and (C1-4-alkyl)2N—C1-4-alkylene-;

R2.3.2 is independently selected from among H, C1-6-alkyl-, C1-6-haloalkyl-; C3-8-cycloalkyl-, HO—C1-4-alkylene-, (C1-4-alkyl)-O—C1-4-alkylene-, H2N—C1-4-alkylene-, (C1-4-alkyl)HN—C1-4-alkylene- and (C1-4-alkyl)2N—C1-4-alkylene-;

R2.4 and R4 are together selected from

among —N(R2.4.1)—, —C(O)N(R2.4.1)—, —N(R2.4.1)C(O)—, —S(O)2N(R2.4.1)—, —N(R2.4.1)S(O)2—, —C(O)—, —S(O)—, —S(O)2—, —C(R2.4.2)?C(R2.4.2)—, —C?N—, —N?C—, —C(R2.4.2)2N(R2.4.1)— and —N(R2.4.1)C(R2.4.2)2—, —C1-4-alkylene-; and

R2.4.1 is independently selected from among H, C1-6-alkyl-, C1-6-haloalkyl-; C3-8-cycloalkyl-, HO—C1-4-alkylene-, (C1-4-alkyl)-O—C1-4-alkylene-, H2N—C1-4-alkylene-, (C1-4-alkyl)HN—C1-4-alkylene- and (C1-4-alkyl)2N—C1-4-alkylene-;

R2.4.2 is independently selected from among H, C1-6-alkyl-, C1-6-haloalkyl-; C3-8-cycloalkyl-, HO—C1-4-alkylene-, (C1-4-alkyl)-O—C1-4-alkylene-, H2N—C1-4-alkylene-, (C1-4-alkyl)HN—C1-4-alkylene- and (C1-4-alkyl)2N—C1-4-alkylene-;

R2.5 and R4 are together selected from among —C(R2.5.1)?, ?C(R2.5.1)— — and —N?; and

R2.5.1 is independently selected from among H, C1-6-alkyl-, C1-6-haloalkyl-; C3-8-cycloalkyl-, HO—C1-4-alkylene-, (C1-4-alkyl)-O—C1-4-alkylene-, H2N—C1-4-alkylene-, (C1-4-alkyl)HN—C1-4-alkylene- and (C1-4-alkyl)2N—C1-4-alkylene-;

R3 is H or F;

R4 is independently selected from among H, F, Cl, phenyl-H2C—O—, HO—, C1-6-alkyl-, C1-6-haloalkyl-, C3-8-cycloalkyl-, C1-6-alkyl-O—, C1-6-haloalkyl-O—, C1-6-alkyl-HN—, (C1-6-alkyl)2-HN—, C1-6-alkyl-HN—C1-4-alkylene- and (C1-6-alkyl)2-HN—C1-4-alkylene-;

A is a bond or independently selected from
among —O—, —S—, —N(R5)—, —C(O)N(R5)—, —N(R5)C(O)—, —S(O)2N(R5)—, —N(R5)S(O)2—, —S(O)(?NR5)—N(R5)—, —N(R5)(NR5?)S(O)—, —S(?NR5)2—N(R5)—, —N(R5)(NR5?)2S—, —C(R5)?C(R5)—, —C?C—, —C(O)O—, —OC(O)—, —C(O)—, —S(O)—, —S(O)2—, —S(?NR5)—, —S(O)(?NR5)—, —S(?NR5)2—, —(R5)(O)S ?N—, —(R5N?)(O)S— and —N?(O)(R5)S—;

R5 is independently selected from among H, C1-6-alkyl- and NC—;

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,077,007

INTEGRATED POWER GENERATION AND CHEMICAL PRODUCTION USING FUEL CELLS

EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND E...

1. A method for producing electricity, and hydrogen or syngas, using a molten carbonate fuel cell comprising an anode and
cathode, the method comprising:
introducing an anode fuel stream comprising a reformable fuel into the anode of the molten carbonate fuel cell, an internal
reforming element associated with the anode of the molten carbonate fuel cell, or a combination thereof;

introducing a cathode inlet stream comprising CO2 and O2 into the cathode of the molten carbonate fuel cell;

generating electricity within the molten carbonate fuel cell;
generating an anode exhaust from an anode outlet of the molten carbonate fuel cell; and
separating from the anode exhaust a H2-containing stream, a syngas-containing stream, or a combination thereof,

wherein an amount of the reformable fuel introduced into the anode of the molten carbonate fuel cell, the internal reforming
element associated with the anode of the molten carbonate fuel cell, or the combination thereof, provides a reformable fuel
surplus ratio of at least about 2.0.

US Pat. No. 9,076,498

MOBILE HARD DISK DRIVE

Adlink Technology Inc., ...

1. A mobile hard disk drive, comprising:
an electrical module comprising a circuit board, a face panel connected to one end of said circuit board, said face panel
comprising a plurality of transmission interfaces electrically connected to said circuit board and adapted for connecting
to respective external mating interfaces and an insertion slot cut through opposing front and back walls thereof, and a holder
box mounted at one side of said circuit board, said holder box defining therein a receiving chamber in communication with
said insertion slot of said face panel; and

a hard disk tray detachably insertable through said insertion slot of said face panel into said receiving chamber of said
holder box, said hard disk tray comprising an accommodation open chamber adapted for accommodating a hard disk, and a plurality
of arched spring plates symmetrically disposed at two opposite lateral sides thereof and insertable with said hard disk tray
through said insertion slot of said face panel into said receiving chamber of said holder box for friction engagement with
two opposite inner lateral walls in said receiving chamber of said holder box.

US Pat. No. 9,075,780

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPARING OBJECTS IN DOCUMENT REVISIONS AND DISPLAYING COMPARISON OBJECTS

Workiva Inc., Ames, IA (...

1. A method for comparing revisions of a document, comprising:
comparing content of a first revision of an object with content of a second revision of the object to produce a comparison
object in a comparison document;

determining a footprint of the second revision of the object, wherein the footprint is a dimensional length and width of the
object;

determining whether the entire compared content fits completely within the footprint of the second revision of the object;
if the entire compared content is determined to fit completely within the footprint of the second revision of the object,
displaying the comparison object having the same footprint as the second revision of the object; and

if the entire compared content is determined to not fit completely within the footprint of the second revision of the object,
expanding the footprint of the comparison object beyond the footprint of the second revision of the object.

US Pat. No. 9,074,658

CHAIN TENSIONER LEVER

FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KA...

1. A chain tensioner lever that contacts a timing chain wound around a crank sprocket and a cam sprocket of an engine in order
to apply tension thereto,
wherein a chain guide surface formed in the lengthwise direction of the chain tensioner lever so as to slide along the timing
chain is formed from a curve having a radius of curvature that continuously becomes larger from the crank sprocket towards
the cam sprocket.

US Pat. No. 9,073,052

LAB MEMBERS AND LIQUID HANDLING SYSTEMS AND METHODS INCLUDING SAME

PerkinElmer Health Scienc...

1. A laboratory liquid handling system comprising:
a pipetting module including a pipettor, the pipettor including a pipettor shaft and a pipetting tip extending from an end
of the pipettor shaft;

a lab member including a body and at least one adapter structure including an interlock feature configured to laterally receive
and interlock with the pipettor shaft to releasably secure the lab member to the pipettor shaft; and

a drive system including a motor and a controller operative to control the motor to:
selectively move the pipettor shaft laterally relative to the interlock structure to engage the pipettor shaft with the interlock
structure to secure the lab member to the pipetting module;

move the pipetting module to transport the lab member secured thereto; and
selectively move the pipettor shaft laterally relative to the interlock structure to disengage the pipettor shaft from the
interlock structure to thereby release the lab member from the pipetting module;

wherein:
the pipetting module includes a second pipettor including a second pipettor shaft and a second pipetting tip extending from
an end of the second pipettor shaft;

the at least one adaptor structure includes a second interlock feature configured to laterally receive and interlock with
the second pipettor shaft to releasably secure the lab member to the second pipettor shaft;

the first interlock structure includes a first substantially U-shaped support flange defining a first flange slot and a first
lateral opening in communication with the first flange slot;

the second interlock structure includes a second substantially U-shaped support flange defining a second flange slot and a
second lateral opening in communication with the second flange slot; and

the first and second support flanges are opposingly arranged such that the first and second lateral openings face one another.
US Pat. No. 9,074,127

HEAT RADIATING MATERIAL

POLYTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A heat radiating material for coating onto an object for heat dissipation, the heat radiating material comprising a combination
of components comprising:
10-45% by weight of titanium oxide;
5-25% by weight of zirconium oxide;
2-30% by weight of magnesium oxide operable to increase heat conductivity of the heat radiating material; and
0.01-0.5% by weight of an oxide of a rare earth metal operable to decrease excited levels of titanium oxide and zirconium
oxide;

wherein the heat radiating material has a heat conductivity of 0.34 to 1.5 W/m-K and a radiation efficiency of equal to or
greater than 88% which is measured in an infrared spectroscopy wavelength range of 4-14 ?m and at a temperature of 40° C.,
wherein the combination of components comprises an amount of P-type and N-type components sufficient to generate infrared.

US Pat. No. 9,072,256

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH863777

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed of the hybrid corn variety CH863777, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV774864 with a second plant
of variety CV436306, wherein representative seed of said varieties CV774864 and CV436306 have been deposited under ATCC Accession
numbers PTA-11317 and PTA-121491, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,078,015

TRANSPORT OF PARTIALLY ENCRYPTED MEDIA

CABLE TELEVISION LABORATO...

1. A computer-readable medium not including a signal and having stored thereon computer-executable instructions which when
executed by a computer perform a method for re-packetizing partially encrypted video packets, the method comprising:
identifying at least one encrypted video slice and at least one unencrypted video slice within each partially encrypted video
packet, each of the partially encrypted video packets including both encrypted video slices and unencrypted video slices;

de-concatenating each of the at least one encrypted video slice and the at least one unencrypted video slice into separate
packets; and

generating at least one fully unencrypted video packet for each of the unencrypted video slices and at least one fully encrypted
video packet for each of the encrypted video slices.

US Pat. No. 9,076,071

LOGO RECOGNITION

TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES...

1. A computerized method for recognizing a logo, the method comprising:
obtaining a plurality of feed frames from a display, wherein each feed frame from the plurality of feed frames has the logo
embedded therein;

comparing at least one region-of-interest (ROI) in a feed frame from the plurality of feed frames to each template from a
plurality of templates;

computing a correlation parameter for each template based on the comparing;
identifying one or more candidate match template based on the correlation parameter;
determining a logo score based on comparison of each of the one or more candidate match templates against a predetermined
number of feed frames from the plurality of feed frames; and

recognizing the logo based on the logo score.

US Pat. No. 9,073,672

STORAGE CONTAINER FOR ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS

HUBBELL INCORPORATED, Sh...

1. A storage container, comprising:
a jar having a cavity defined by a jar base and a first wall extending upwardly from said jar base, a protrusion extending
outwardly from an outer surface of said first wall;

a first alignment indicator being disposed on an outer surface of said first wall;
a cap removably connectable to said jar, said cap having an upper portion connected to a lower portion by a connecting member,
said lower portion having a cap base and a cap wall extending downwardly therefrom, a recess on an inner surface of said cap
wall for receiving said protrusion; and

a second alignment indicator being disposed on an outer surface of said cap wall, said first and second alignment indicators
being aligned when connecting said cap to said jar to substantially prevent misalignment of said cap with respect to said
jar.

US Pat. No. 9,072,232

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF CORN VARIETY CV150221

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of corn variety CV150221, wherein a sample of seed of corn variety CV150221 has been deposited under ATCC Accession
No. PTA-12959.

US Pat. No. 9,077,817

VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL (VOIP) E911 METRO STREET ADDRESS GUIDE (MSAG) VALIDATION

TeleCommunication Systems...

1. A method of providing location information to a requesting device, comprising:
receiving, at a physical server, latitude/longitude information associated with a voice-over-Internet-protocol (VoIP) caller
device;

associating, at said physical server, said latitude/longitude information with a pre-defined geographic polygon enclosing
said latitude/longitude from a polygon street validation database including a plurality of pre-defined geographic polygons;

retrieving, at said physical server, a validated street address associated with a center area point of said geographic polygon;
and

routing said validated street address associated with said geographic polygon to a public safety answering point (PSAP);
wherein said pre-defined geographic polygon is associated with a unique validated street address.

US Pat. No. 9,077,100

RECEPTACLE CONNECTOR

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. A receptacle connector, comprising:
a body having a first and second end, an inner surface and an outer surface, a terminal receiving passageway extending substantially
between the first and second end, and a seal retention aperture having a predetermined dimension provided therethrough, the
seal retention aperture being spaced from the first and second ends and offset from the terminal receiving passageway;

a conductive terminal mounted in the terminal receiving passageway; and
an elastomeric seal positioned between the first and second end and extending around the outer surface, the seal having an
outer ring defining a passageway into which the body is seated, and a locking extension extending from the outer ring into
the passageway, the locking extension comprising a base extending from the outer ring and a flange provided at an end of the
base, the flange being larger in dimension than the base and the flange being larger in dimension than the seal retention
aperture such that the flange is positioned within the housing and engages the inner surface of the housing, the base is seated
within the seal retention aperture and the outer ring is positioned outside of the housing and engages the outer surface of
the housing, the seal being removable from the body.

US Pat. No. 9,076,483

DVD REPLICATIONS SYSTEM AND METHOD

Thomson Licensing LLC, B...

1. A system for replicating protected content on media following partial encoding of the content during DVD mastering, comprising:
a controller for enabling replicating of the content from partially encoded content received at the controller after the DVD
mastering of the content by a content mastering facility at a location different from the system for replicating the protected
content, wherein the partially encoded content was generated during the DVD mastering and was protected from use in stages
prior to final replication;

a hardware processor coupled to the controller for fully modulating the partially encoded content by performing one of an
eight to sixteen modulation, an eight to twelve modulation and a one to seven parity preserved modulation to generate completely
encoded content; and;

a drive coupled to the processor for receiving the completely encoded content generated by the processor and for recording
the completely encoded content on media for reading by a device other than said drive.

US Pat. No. 9,075,307

PHOTOSENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION FOR PROTECTIVE FILM OF PRINTED WIRING BOARD FOR SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

9. A photosensitive resin composition for a protective film of a printed wiring board for a semiconductor package, the photosensitive
resin composition comprising:
(A) an acid-modified vinyl group-containing epoxy resin;
(B) a phenol compound, wherein the phenol compound is a compound represented by formula (1) or formula (10),

wherein, in formula (1), R1 represents a C1-C5 alkyl group, m represents an integer of 1-4, n represents 3 and A is a trivalent organic group represented by formula (2),
a plurality of R1 groups may be the same or different,


wherein, in formula (10), R3, R4, R5 and R6 each independently represent a C1-C5 alkyl group, and Z represents hydrogen or an organic group represented by formula (11),


wherein, in formula (11), R7 and R8 each independently represent a C1-C5 alkyl group;

(C) a compound having at least one ethylenically unsaturated group in each molecule;
(D) a photopolymerization initiator; and
(E) inorganic fine particles including barium sulfate,wherein the content of the phenol compound is 1.3-3 mass % based on the total solid mass of the photosensitive resin composition,
wherein the (A) acid-modified vinyl group-containing epoxy resin is a resin obtained by reacting a saturated or unsaturated
group-containing polybasic acid anhydride (c) with a resin obtained by reacting a vinyl group-containing monocarboxylic acid
(b) with at least one type of epoxy resin (a) selected from the group consisting of novolac-type epoxy resins represented
by the following formula (4), bisphenol-type epoxy resins represented by the following formula (5), salicylaldehyde-type epoxy
resins represented by the following formula (6) and bisphenol-type novolac resins having a repeating unit represented by the
following formula (7) or (8)

wherein in formula (4), R11 represents hydrogen or a methyl group, Y1 represents hydrogen or a glycidyl group, and n1 represents an integer of 1 or greater; a plurality of R11 and Y1 may be the same or different; however at least one Y1 represents a glycidyl group;
wherein in formula (5), R12 represents hydrogen or a methyl group, Y2 represents hydrogen or a glycidyl group, and n2 represents an integer of 1 or greater; a plurality of R12 may be the same or different; when n2 is 2 or greater, a plurality of Y2 may be the same or different;
wherein in formula (6), Y3 represents hydrogen or a glycidyl group, and n3 represents an integer of 1 or greater; a plurality of Y3 may be the same or different, and however at least one Y3 represents a glycidyl group;
wherein in formula (7), R13 represents hydrogen or a methyl group, and Y4 and Y5 each independently represent hydrogen or a glycidyl group; the two R13 may be the same or different; however at least one of Y4 and Y5 represents a glycidyl group;
wherein in formula (8), R14 represents hydrogen or a methyl group, and Y6 and Y7 each independently represent hydrogen or a glycidyl group; the two R14 may be the same or different; however at least one of Y6 and Y7 represents a glycidyl group.

US Pat. No. 9,074,583

METHOD FOR OPERATING A WIND ENERGY INSTALLATION

SENVION SE, Hamburg (DE)...

1. A method for operating a wind energy installation (10) with a rotor (12) and at least one rotor blade (14), which can be adjusted in terms of its angle of attack, comprising the steps of:
accelerating the rotor blade (14) by virtue of at least five repeated adjustment operations of the angle of attack about its longitudinal axis (15),

wherein a rotor-blade bending vibration with a vibration amplitude and a vibration frequency is excited,
wherein the vibration amplitude of the rotor-blade bending vibration increases with each of the adjustment operations,
wherein the rotor-blade bending vibration is a pivoting vibration,
wherein the adjustment operations take place in succession temporally such that a time between two consecutive adjustment
operations in a same direction does not deviate more than +10% or ?10% from an inverse first pivoting natural frequency of
the rotor blade,

wherein a rotor rotation with a rotor rotation frequency below one fifth of the vibration frequency is present, and wherein
the rotor blade (14) specifies a revolution with an upper (18) and a lower semicircle (19) and executes an upwards movement and a downwards movement per revolution.

US Pat. No. 9,074,524

AIR SUPPLY SYSTEM WITH TWO-STAGE ROOTS BLOWER

Eaton Corporation, Cleve...

16. An air supply system comprising:
a housing;
a first and a second rotatable shaft at least partially within the housing;
a first and a second pair of rotors within the housing, each pair of rotors having a first rotor supported for rotation on
the first shaft and a second rotor supported for rotation on the second shaft;

a single pair of intermeshing timing gears operatively connecting the first shaft and the second shaft;
a gear train;
an electric motor operatively connected to the first shaft through the gear train and operable to drive rotation of the first
shaft;

wherein the housing has an air inlet at the first pair of rotors, an internal chamber extending between the first and the
second pairs of rotors, a first outlet at the internal chamber, and a second outlet across the second pair of rotors from
the internal chamber, air flow from the inlet to the first outlet having a first pressure boost and air flow from the internal
chamber to the second outlet having an additional pressure boost; and

a fuel cell operatively connected to the housing to receive air flow from both the first outlet and the second outlet.

US Pat. No. 9,078,305

DISTRIBUTED LIGHTING CONTROL THAT INCLUDES SATELLITE CONTROL UNITS

enLighted, Inc., Sunnyva...

1. A lighting control system, comprising:
a central controller;
a plurality of satellite control units, each satellite control unit comprising an AC (Alternating Current) to DC (Direct Current)
converter and a power meter;

a plurality of light fixtures, the plurality of light fixtures being connected to a one of the plurality of satellite control
units through power control devices; wherein

the central controller is operative to:
communicate with one or more of the plurality satellite control units and one or more of the plurality of light fixtures;
the lighting control system further comprising a plurality of sensor systems, wherein each sensor system is interfaced with
a corresponding power control device, and wherein each sensor system comprises a controller and one or more sensors, wherein
each of the sensor systems further comprises a communication interface, and wherein the central controller communicates with
the one or more of the plurality of light fixtures through the communication interface of a sensor system that corresponds
with the light fixture.

US Pat. No. 9,078,160

APPARATUS, METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR DETECTING COVERAGE HOLES AND PROVIDING A CONFIDENCE ESTIMATION VALUE OF DETECTED COVERAGE HOLES TO DECIDE ON A COVERAGE HOLES REDUCING ACTION

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. An apparatus comprising:
one or more processors; and
one or more memories including computer program code, the one or more memories and the computer program code configured, with
the one or more processors, to cause the apparatus to perform the following:

detect a radio coverage hole;
determine confidence information for a detection of the radio coverage hole, said confidence information being a confidence
value indicating the reliability of the detection of the radio coverage hole, said confidence value being based at least in
part on whether the apparatus has lost radio coverage in a serving cell for the apparatus and in a neighboring cell to the
serving cell; and

provide the detection of the radio coverage hole and the confidence information to a network.

US Pat. No. 9,077,965

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING LOSSY IMAGE COMPRESSION THROUGH SOURCE QUANTIZATION AND LOSSLESS COMPRESSION KERNEL, AND RELATED METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMAGE DECOMPRESSION

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. An image compression method, comprising:
receiving source pixel data of a plurality of blocks of a frame;
when a lossless compression mode is enabled for the frame, utilizing an image compressor for bypassing a source quantization
operation and applying a lossless compression kernel to source pixel data of each of the blocks; and

when a lossy compression mode is enabled for the frame, utilizing the image compressor for applying the source quantization
operation to the source pixel data of each of the blocks to generate input pixel data of each of the blocks, and applying
the lossless compression kernel to the input pixel data of each of the blocks.

US Pat. No. 9,077,490

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING A CHANNEL QUALITY INFORMATION

Intel Mobile Communicatio...

1. A method for transmitting a channel quality information on a quality of a communication channel in a radio communications
system, wherein the system comprises a regular cycle for transmitting the channel quality information in an uplink direction
from a communication unit to a base station, the method comprising:
determining in the communication unit whether a pre-defined condition is met by generating a comparison based on a quantity
with a reference value, and, based on the comparison, determining whether a saturated condition is present for a pre-defined
number of transmission slots by determining whether a total uplink transmission power to transmit the channel quality information
at the pre-defined number of transmission slots would exceed an allowable uplink transmission power; and

suppressing in the communication unit the transmitting of the channel quality information based on the pre-defined condition
being met.

US Pat. No. 9,077,474

MAKE BEFORE BREAK OPTICAL MESH NETWORK ELEMENT

CIENA CORPORATION, Hanov...

1. A network element comprising:
an electronic switch configured to route traffic between a plurality of client access ports and a plurality of electro-optic
(EO) ports;

a respective EO interface coupled to each one of the plurality of EO ports, wherein the plurality of EO interfaces includes
at least one Make Before Brake (MBB) EO interface;

a wavelength selective switch configured to optically switch optical channels between the EO interfaces and a set of optical
transmission fibers; and

a control system operative to:
identify a first EO interface to be reconfigured, the first EO interface terminating a respective optical channel carrying
a first traffic flow;

set up a new optical channel through the wavelength selective switch and terminated on the MBB EO interface, the new optical
channel being configured to carry the first traffic flow; and

subsequently control the electronic switch to re-route the first traffic flow traversing the first EO interface to the MBB
EO interface without interrupting the first traffic flow.

US Pat. No. 9,077,329

LATCH CIRCUIT WITH A BRIDGING DEVICE

NVIDIA Corporation, Sant...

1. A latch circuit, comprising:
a storage sub-circuit including two cross-coupled inverters and configured to capture a level of an input signal when a clock
signal transitions from a first level to a second level and hold the captured level of the input signal to generate an output
signal that equals the captured level of the input signal while the clock signal is at the second level, wherein the inverters
each have a supply terminal coupled to ground;

a bridging transistor coupled between the supply terminals and configured to connect the supply terminals to each other and
to the ground when the bridging transistor is turned on; and

a propagation sub-circuit configured to receive the input signal and propagate the input signal to generate the output signal
so that the input signal is passed through to the output signal while the clock signal is at the first level, wherein at least
one pull-up transistor activates the propagation sub-circuit when the clock signal is at the first level and deactivates the
propagation sub-circuit when the clock signal is at the second level.

US Pat. No. 9,077,239

VOLTAGE ADAPTOR FOR AC-DC POWER SUPPLY MODULES

Transistor Devices, Inc.,...

1. A method of using a first AC-DC power supply and a second AC-DC power supply to power a DC load from an AC source, each
AC-DC power supply having a shutdown input, a DC voltage output and an AC voltage input requiring an AC voltage, in which
the AC power source has an AC voltage higher than the AC voltage required by the AC voltage input of each of the power supplies,
comprising:
a) coupling the AC source across a balancing transformer comprising a first winding and a second winding connected at a center
tap;

b) coupling the AC voltage input of the first AC-DC power supply across the first winding of the balancing transformer;
c) coupling the AC voltage input of the second AC-DC power supply across the second winding of the balancing transformer;
d) coupling the DC power output from the first AC-DC power supply and the second AC-DC power supply together to form a DC
power output for powering the DC load; and

e) a controller asserting a shutdown signal on the shutdown inputs of the power supplies in response to a signal at an input
of the controller indicating an overload condition on the balancing transformer.

US Pat. No. 9,077,009

FUEL CELL ELEMENT ELECTRODE INCLUDING LAYERS WITH VARYING HYDROPHOBICITY

General Electric Company,...

7. A gas sensor for measuring gas content in gas streams comprising:
a first electrode;
a second electrode;
a gel electrolyte positioned between the first and second electrode;
at least one of the first and second electrodes including:
a hydrophobic graphite support layer coated in polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) having a water absorption capability of approximately
0%;

a semi-hydrophobic electro-catalyst layer, which is less hydrophobic than the hydrophobic graphite support layer and having
a water absorption capability of 10% to 50% by weight, including an electro-catalytically active material in a carbon substrate
and a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) content having a first concentration; and

a hydrophilic electro-catalyst layer including an electro-catalytically active material in a carbon substrate and having a
PTFE content having a second concentration that is less than the first concentration and having a water absorption capability
of 60% to 100%;

an air side element supplying an oxygen containing gas to one of the electrodes;
a gas side element supplying a gas mixture to the other of the electrodes;
a wire contact coupled to each electrode; and
a signal measuring means coupled to the wire contacts for determining a gas content of the gas mixture.

US Pat. No. 9,073,450

CARRYING DEVICE FOR CARRYING ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Getac Technology Corporat...

1. A carrying device for carrying an electronic device, the carrying device comprising:
a base having a carrying side carrying an electronic device;
a movable positioning stand with an end disposed in the base and another end protruding from the base, the movable positioning
stand being movable into the base;

a movable position-limiting block disposed in the base and having at least a first position-limiting portion; and
a linking unit with an end connected to the movable positioning stand, wherein the movable position-limiting block is disposed
at the linking unit, and when the movable positioning stand moves into the base, the movable positioning stand drives the
linking unit to move into the base, and the linking unit drives the movable position-limiting block to move toward the carrying
side, such that the first position-limiting portion protrudes from the carrying side, thereby fixing the electronic device
to the carrying side;

at least a first positioning element disposed at the base; and
at least a second positioning element disposed at the movable positioning stand and opposite to the first positioning element,
wherein the first positioning element and the second positioning element fix the electronic device to the carrying side, and
wherein the first positioning element and the second positioning element protrude from the carrying side.

US Pat. No. 9,072,716

METHODS OF TREATING AND PREVENTING INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE INVOLVING IL-13 AND NKT CELLS

The United States of Amer...

1. A method of treating Crohn's disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC) in inflammatory bowel disease in a subject comprising
administering to the subject an effective amount of a substance that inhibits the binding of IL-13 to IL-13 receptors on NKT
cells, wherein the substance comprises a modified IL-13, wherein the modified IL-13 comprises a mutation consisting of substituting
a glutamic acid residue at position 13 of native human IL-13 (hIL-13) with a neutrally charged or positively charged amino
acid residue, and wherein the modified IL-13 is linked to an effector molecule, wherein the effector molecule comprises a
cytotoxin or radionuclide.

US Pat. No. 9,078,195

MEDIA INDEPENDENT MULTI-RAT FUNCTION IN A CONVERGED DEVICE

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A communication device configured to facilitate a mesh network communicating on multiple radio access technologies (RATs),
the communication device comprising:
at least two physical network ports, wherein each of the at least two physical network ports support a different RAT;
a processor for executing a media independent mesh function (MIMF), wherein the MIMF comprises:
exchanging media independent mesh information between peer mesh entities;
determining a RAT-agnostic link quality estimate for signal routing;
selectively activating or deactivating each RAT-based physical network port to conserve power and control bandwidth; and
determining a multi-RAT mesh capability of a peer device.

US Pat. No. 9,075,260

TOUCH DISPLAY APPARATUS

HannStar Display Corporat...

1. A touch display apparatus, comprising:
a display panel, comprising:
a color filter substrate;
an active device array substrate, disposed above the color filter substrate; and
a display medium layer, disposed between the color filter substrate and the active device array substrate;
a touch device layer, disposed on an outer surface of the active device array substrate;
at least one first flexible circuit board, disposed on the outer surface and an edge of the active device array substrate,
and electrically connected to the touch device layer; and

at least one second flexible circuit board, disposed on an inner surface opposite to the outer surface and the edge of the
active device array substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,074,542

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING AN ENGINE DURING TUNNELING OPERATION

General Electric Company,...

1. A method for controlling an engine in a vehicle via an electronic device, the engine having an intake and an exhaust, comprising:
determining if the vehicle is under tunneling operation in response to an intake gas constituent;
if tunneling operation is not confirmed, adjusting an engine exhaust gas recirculation amount in response to exhaust nitrogen
oxide concentration; and

if tunneling operation is confirmed, adjusting the engine exhaust gas recirculation amount to zero percent.

US Pat. No. 9,073,750

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF MICRO-ELECTRO-MECHANICAL SYSTEM DEVICE AND MICRO-ELECTRO-MECHANICAL SYSTEM DEVICE MADE THEREBY

RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORPOR...

1. A manufacturing method of micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) device, comprising:
providing an integrated circuit device including a substrate and an electrical structure on the substrate, wherein the electrical
structure includes at least one first connection section;

providing a structure layer, and forming at least one second connection section on the structure layer;
bonding the at least one first connection section with the at least one second connection section and forming an electrical
connection between the at least one first connection section with the at least one second connection section when the at least
one first connection section with the at least one second connection section are bonded;

etching the structure layer to form at least one movable structure and the movable structure being connected to the at least
one first connection section via the at least one second connection section, the movable structure being electrically connected
to the integrated circuit device via the at least one first connection section and the at least one second connection section;
and

thereafter, providing a cap to cover the movable structure and the sensing region;
wherein the movable structure is not directly connected to the cap.

US Pat. No. 9,077,302

AMPLIFIER FOR A WIRELESS RECEIVER

ST-Ericsson SA, Plan-les...

1. An amplifier for a wireless receiver, the amplifier comprising:
a detection circuit configured to detect a risky intermodulation scenario in which the wireless receiver may be desensitized;
a voltage amplifier module having a voltage gain switchable between a first voltage gain value and a second voltage gain value
higher than the first gain value; and

a resistance module having a resistance switchable between a first resistance value and a second resistance value higher than
the first resistance value;

wherein an output of the voltage amplifier module is connected to an input of the resistance module;
wherein the combination of the voltage amplifier module and the resistance module comprises a set of switches configured to
set the voltage gain value and the resistance value; and

wherein the amplifier is operable in:
a nominal mode of operation in which the voltage gain value is set to the second voltage gain value and the resistance value
is set to the second resistance value to have a nominal mode ratio of the voltage gain value to the resistance value; and

a high linearity mode of operation in which the voltage gain value is set to the first voltage gain value to improve linearity
of the amplifier, and the resistance value is set to the first resistance value to have a high linearity mode ratio of the
voltage gain value to the resistance value similar to the nominal mode ratio with less than a 5% difference between the ratios;

wherein the amplifier is configured to activate the high linearity mode of operation when the risky intermodulation scenario
is detected.

US Pat. No. 9,077,244

EXPANDING DC/DC CONVERTER INTO MULTIPHASE DC/DC CONVERTER

LINEAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORA...

1. A DC/DC converter for converting an input DC signal at an input node of the converter into an output DC signal at an output
node of the converter, comprising:
a primary switcher configured as a single-phase converter, the primary switcher including a primary power stage coupled between
the input node and the output node, and having at least one primary power switch responsive to the input DC signal for producing
the output DC signal, and a controller for producing a switch drive signal for controlling the primary power switch to produce
the output DC signal at a desired level,

multiple secondary power stages coupled between the input node and the output node for producing the output DC signal, each
of the multiple secondary power stages having at least one secondary power switch responsive to the input DC signal for producing
the output DC signal, and

an expander system coupled to the primary switcher for enabling the controller of the single-phase converter to control the
secondary power stages for operation in a multiphase DC/DC conversion mode,

the expander system being responsive to the switch drive signal of the controller for producing a master drive signal to form
multiple slave drive signals for respectively controlling secondary power switches in the multiple secondary power stages,
the slave drive signals having phases shifted with respect to the master drive signal and with respect to each other,

the expander system responsive to a difference between sensed values of output current in the primary power stage and a secondary
power stage for adjusting a slave drive signal for a respective secondary power switch so as to modify duty cycles of the
secondary power switches based on the sensed values of output current.