US Pat. No. 9,080,370

DEVICE FOR BLOCKING A PASSAGE

LIBERVIT, Perpignan (FR)...

1. A self-contained protection device for temporarily blocking a passage such as a corridor, a door, or a window, the device
comprising:
at least one telescopically extendable bar comprising a first end, and a second end; and
at least one blocking member joined to the extendable bar to form a protection screen blocking said passage, wherein
the at least one telescopically extendable bar comprises:
an actuator powered by a pneumatic mechanism,
the actuator being directly mounted on the extendable bar,
the actuator having a first rod, the first rod being telescopically extendable from the first end of the extendable bar to
lock said extendable bar between first and second locking surfaces associated with first and second opposing sides of said
passage, and the first rod being telescopically retractable into the first end of the extendable bar to unlock the extendable
bar between the first and second locking surfaces,

wherein:
said actuator comprises a tubular body and the first rod telescopically extends in a longitudinal direction of the tubular
body from an interior toward an exterior of said tubular body;

said actuator is a pneumatic actuator powered by a cartridge of compressed air;
said cartridge is rechargeable or replaceable; and
said cartridge is fixed to said extendable bar.
US Pat. No. 9,078,867

VACCINE AGAINST BETA-HERPESVIRUS INFECTION AND USE THEREOF

1. A recombinant human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), wherein said virus comprises a deletion of nucleotides 122631-123667 and 181653-189191
of SEQ ID NO: 20, and wherein SEQ ID NO: 34 is inserted into said virus to replace deleted nucleotides 12263-123667 from SEQ
ID NO: 20.

US Pat. No. 9,078,659

DELIVERY SYSTEM WITH HOOKS FOR RESHEATHABILITY

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

20. A stent delivery system comprising:
an elongate body having a distal portion, a proximal portion, and an inner surface extending from the distal portion to the
proximal portion, the distal portion being configured to extend within a blood vessel of a patient;

a stent having a proximal region and a distal region and being expandable from a compressed configuration to an expanded configuration;
a proximal retaining member concentrically disposed within the elongate body; and
a plurality of hook members extending distally from the proximal retaining member, each hook member having (i) a restrained
configuration in which (a) a proximal section releasably engages the stent proximal region by extending through one or more
interstices defined by the stent and (b) a distal section extends proximally from the proximal region and is held by the inner
surface of the elongate body in a position interposed between the inner surface of the elongate body and an exterior surface
of the stent while the stent is in the compressed configuration and (ii) an unrestrained configuration, wherein the distal
section of each hook member, while in the restrained configuration, engages the inner surface of the elongate body and is
held radially between the stent and the inner surface of the elongate body.

US Pat. No. 9,079,243

METHOD OF AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING A TEMPERATURE

SMS SIEMAG AKTIENGESELLSC...

1. A method of controlling a temperature of a cast strand (2) in a secondary cooling of a cast installation (1) having at least one means for cooling the cast strand (2), a control or regulation unit (3), and at least one temperature sensor (4), the method comprising the steps of:
dynamically adapting a set temperature of the cast strand in at least one position thereof dependent on an exit temperature
of the cast strand (2) from a mold;

dynamically changing the dynamically adapted set temperature of the cast strand (2) based on at least one of data and signals which the control or regulation unit (3) acquires, wherein

the control or regulation unit (3) determines, respectively, based on the at least one of data and signals, bending and elongation of the strand and strand
shell, ductility of the strand (2), and a solidification length of the cast strand, by comparing the at least one of data and signals with a respective threshold
value, and generates a control signal for changing the dynamically adapted set temperature, taking into account an actual
cast strand temperature in the at least one position; and

adjusting the actual temperature of the cast strand with the at least one cooling means based on the dynamically adapted and
changed set temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,079,333

PELLETIZING DEVICE AND BLADE HEAD AND/OR GRINDING HEAD FOR SUCH A PELLETIZING DEVICE

GALA KUNSTSTOFF-UND KAUTS...

1. A cutting/grinding head for a pelletizer, comprising a tool carrier to be driven rotatably about a tool carrier axis of
rotation, and at least one cutting/grinding tool for knocking off plastic melt emerging from melt passages of a pelletizer
die plate and for grinding a surface of said pelletizer die plate, said at least one cutting/grinding tool being rotatably
mounted on said tool carrier about an axis of rotation spaced from the tool carrier axis of rotation, said axis of rotation
of said at least one cutting/grinding tool extending substantially parallel to the tool carrier axis of rotation and substantially
perpendicular to the die plate surface, said at least one cutting/grinding tool positioned on an outlet side of said die plate
and including a substantially planar end face extending perpendicular to said axis of rotation of said at least one cutting/grinding
tool for bearing against said pelletizer die plate outlet side to knock off or cut strands of plastic melt emerging from the
die plate melt passages, said planar end face of said at least one cutting/grinding tool being provided with an abrasive coat
to grind the die plate, and said at least one cutting/grinding tool being rotatably supported on said tool carrier free from
a rotatory drive in a freely self-rotating manner.

US Pat. No. 9,082,104

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method, comprising:
using a processor for:
identifying a first system specification defined at a first refinement level,
wherein the first system specification comprises specification data;
generating a second system specification at a second refinement level, wherein the second system specification inherits the
specification data of the first system specification;

modifying at least a portion of the inherited specification data of the second system specification, wherein modifying at
least a portion of the inherited specification data comprises applying a mapping operator to a portion of the specification
data of the first system specification of the first refinement level to provide modified specification data for the second
system specification of the second refinement level; and

storing the second system specification including the modified specification data.

US Pat. No. 9,079,095

HEEL RETAINER WITH ROLLER-SHAPED SOLE RETAINER

Marker Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A heel retainer for a ski binding, comprising:
a base plate using which the heel retainer can be fastened to an upper side of a ski or snowboard;
a connecting structure which can be connected to the base plate; and
a tensioning device using which a ski boot is tensioned onto the ski, wherein
the connecting structure comprises a first connecting structure part and a second connecting structure part, and the first
connecting structure part can be moved relative to the second connecting structure part in the transverse release direction
when the ski binding is transversely released, and

the tensioning device comprises a sole retainer which, in direct contact with the sole of a ski boot, tensions the ski boot
onto the ski or snowboard,

wherein the sole retainer is formed as a rolling body exhibiting a rotational axis (A1, A2) and is connected to the tensioning device such that the sole retainer can be rotated about its rotational axis (A1, A2), and

wherein the sole retainer itself forms a rotary bearing comprising a central body of the bearing which is non-rotationally
connected to the tensioning device and a race which forms the flank of the sole retainer which points transverse to the rotational
axis and can be rotated about the central body of the bearing.

US Pat. No. 9,079,226

HIGH-PRESSURE LIQUID JET CLEANER AND HIGH-PRESSURE LIQUID JET CLEANING METHOD FOR CLEANING THIN FILM SOLAR CELL PANEL

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...

1. A high-pressure liquid jet cleaner for use in cleaning a thin film solar cell panel, comprising:
a plurality of high-pressure liquid jet nozzles each configured to jet out a high-pressure liquid in a straight line from
a jet hole to a corresponding one of a plurality of scribe lines to clean the scribe lines which continuously extend in a
direction perpendicular to the width direction of the thin film solar cell panel and which are arranged in the width direction
at consistent intervals;

a nozzle holder holding the plurality of jet nozzles which are arranged in the longitudinal direction of the nozzle holder
and which correspond to the respective scribe lines;

a support configured to support the nozzle holder,
a conveyor configured to convey the solar cell panel in relation to the nozzle holder in a direction that is perpendicular
to the longitudinal direction of the nozzle holder and that is parallel to the direction in which the scribe lines of the
solar cell panel extend continuously; and

a scribe line position sensor disposed directly above one of the scribe lines, wherein
the support supports the nozzle holder in a manner to allow the nozzle holder to move in the longitudinal direction of the
nozzle holder, and the support includes a micro-positioning device configured to move the nozzle holder in the longitudinal
direction by a micro distance for positioning the jet nozzles,

the support supports the nozzle holder in a manner to allow the nozzle holder to rotate around an axis extending in the longitudinal
direction of the nozzle holder, such that a direction in which the high-pressure liquid is jetted out from the jet nozzles
is adjustable,

the scribe line position sensor detects a position of the one of the scribe lines in advance, and based on the detected position,
the micro-positioning device performs the positioning of the jet nozzles such that the high-pressure liquid jetted out from
the jet nozzles hits the respective scribe lines, and

each of the plurality of high-pressure liquid jet nozzles includes:
a nozzle body with a tip hole formed in a central portion of the nozzle body; and
a nozzle tip formed of a material having a higher hardness than a hardness of a material forming the nozzle body, the nozzle
tip being embedded in the tip hole of the nozzle body, the nozzle tip having a straight let hole drilled therein at a central
portion.

US Pat. No. 9,080,172

TARGETING P63 TO RE-ACTIVATE DORMANT RESERVE STEM CELLS IN OLFACTORY EPITHELIUM

TRUSTEES OF TUFTS COLLEGE...

1. A method for activating a dormant horizontal basal cell (HBC) of the olfactory epithelium, or population thereof, to a
state of multipotency comprising, reducing the level of ?Np63 in the cell(s) by contacting the cell or population with an
effective amount of an RNAi designed for inhibition of expression of ?Np63, to thereby reduce the level of ?Np63 in cell(s)
to activate the cell(s) to a state of multipotency.

US Pat. No. 9,083,024

STACK DESIGN FOR NA NICL BATTERY

General Electric Company,...

1. A battery stack, comprising:
a plurality of conical base layers,
at least one conical bipolar layer;
at least one anode layer disposed between a first conical base layer of the plurality of conical base layers and the at least
one conical bipolar layer;

at least one cathode layer disposed between the at least one bipolar layer and a second conical base layer of the plurality
of conical base layers; and

a plurality of seals;
wherein the first base layer and the at least one bipolar layer are provided with one or more seals of the plurality of seals
that seal the first base layer to the at least one bipolar layer without contacting the anode and/or the cathode layer.

US Pat. No. 9,080,941

MICROFLUIDIC FLOW CELL ASSEMBLIES FOR IMAGING AND METHOD OF USE

General Electric Company,...

1. A microfluidic subassembly comprising:
a stacked planar assembly comprising;
an adherent layer;
a transparent substrate layer;
a gasket layer; and
wherein each layer is adhered to one another and the adherent layer and the gasket layer extend beyond the extents of the
substrate layer; and

at least one fluidic port wherein said port is positioned outside the boundaries of the substrate layer; and
where the substrate layer forms a flexible transparent lid capable of bending in either direction to alter the internal dimensions
of the subassembly.

US Pat. No. 9,082,591

THREE-COIL INDUCTIVELY COUPLED PLASMA SOURCE WITH INDIVIDUALLY CONTROLLED COIL CURRENTS FROM A SINGLE RF POWER GENERATOR

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A plasma reactor for processing a workpiece, comprising:
an RF power generator and an impedance match coupled to said RF power generator;
three coil antennas having respective driven ends and return ends, said return ends being connected to a common potential;
three current divider branches coupled between said impedance match and the driven ends of respective ones of said coil antennas,
each one of a pair of said three current divider branches comprising a respective variable impedance element; and

a current apportionment controller controlling impedances of said variable impedance elements of said pair of current divider
branches in response to a user-specified apportionment of currents among said three coil antennas.

US Pat. No. 9,080,553

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROL OF REDUNDANT DEVICES IN A WIND TURBINE

General Electric Company,...

1. A method of operating redundant devices in a wind turbine, comprising:
operating a first device and at least one further device redundant to the first device; and
subjecting the first device, over a time of wind turbine operation, to a greater lifetime reduction compared to any of the
at least one further devices,

wherein a number of redundant devices is n+1, n being the number of the at least one further device redundant to the first
device, and

wherein over the time of wind turbine operation, the first device is operating more than 1/(n+1) of the time of operation
of the n+1 redundant devices.

US Pat. No. 9,080,451

AIRFOIL

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. An airfoil, comprising:
a. an interior surface;
b. an exterior surface opposed to the interior surface, wherein the exterior surface comprises a pressure side, a suction
side opposed to the pressure side, a stagnation line between the pressure and suction sides, and a trailing edge between the
pressure and suction sides and downstream from the stagnation line;

c. a plurality of stagnation trench segments forming a radial column of stagnation trench segments on the exterior surface,
wherein the stagnation line passes through at least a portion of each of the stagnation trench segments, the plurality of
stagnation trench segments comprising a first stagnation trench segment having a first end radially and axially spaced from
a second end, and a second stagnation trench segment radially adjacent to the first stagnation trench segment and having a
first end radially and axially spaced from a second end, wherein the second end of the first stagnation trench segment radially
overlap with the first end of the second stagnant trench segment; and

d. at least one cooling passage in each stagnation trench segment, wherein the cooling passages provide fluid communication
from the interior surface to the exterior surface.

US Pat. No. 9,083,717

DATA FLOW IN PEER-TO-PEER NETWORKS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A client node apparatus for use in a network, comprising:
a transmitter for requesting data from the network;
a processor operatively connected to the transmitter and having access to an operating system and an application in the client
node apparatus; and,

a receiver operatively connected to the processor for receiving data from the network; wherein:
the application is configured to request content data from the network by opening a transport socket to the operating system;
the operating system is configured to establish contact with a master peer server in the network, receive a list of sources
of the content data from the master peer server through transport socket signalling, and establish contact with multiple sources
from the list of sources; and,

the application is configured to receive the content data from the multiple sources, through the transport socket, without
being aware that the content is delivered by multiple sources from a list of sources, and is further configured to allow a
server to redirect the client node apparatus to multiple peers without being aware of the redirection, and

the list of sources includes nodes in a peer-to-peer network.

US Pat. No. 9,080,459

FORWARD STEP HONEYCOMB SEAL FOR TURBINE SHROUD

General Electric Company,...

13. A method of retrofitting a turbine stage, comprising:
removing an existing shroud from the turbine stage, the existing shroud comprising a plurality of projections;
positioning a forward step honeycomb seal on a replacement shroud;
positioning the replacement shroud in the turbine stage; and
blocking an air gap between the replacement shroud and a bucket with the forward step honeycomb seal;
wherein the forward step honeycomb seal comprises:
a first linear portion comprising a radially inner surface spaced a first distance from a longitudinal axis of the turbine
stage;

a forward step portion positioned adjacent to and downstream of the first linear portion, the forward step portion comprising
a radially inner surface spaced a second distance from the longitudinal axis of the turbine stage; and a second linear portion
positioned adjacent to and downstream of the forward step portion, the second linear portion comprising a radially inner surface
spaced a third distance from the longitudinal axis of the gas turbine engine; wherein the first distance is greater than the
second distance; wherein the third distance is greater than the second distance; wherein the first linear portion comprises
a first groove positioned adjacent to the forward step portion; and wherein the second linear portion comprises a second groove
positioned adjacent to the forward step portion.

US Pat. No. 9,080,536

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION

General Electric Company,...

1. An engine system comprising:
a v-engine having a first cylinder group including at least two cylinders and a second cylinder group including at least two
cylinders, the first and second cylinder groups having a firing order that produces unequally spaced and un-periodic pulses
of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) from the second cylinder group, where a first portion of cylinders of the first cylinder
group are included in a first bank of the v-engine, a second portion of cylinders of the first cylinder group are included
in a second bank of the v-engine, and all cylinders of the second cylinder group are included in the second bank;

an inlet manifold coupled to the first cylinder group and the second cylinder group;
an inlet passage coupled to the inlet manifold to provide inlet air to the inlet manifold;
a first exhaust manifold coupled to the first cylinder group;
a second exhaust manifold coupled to the second cylinder group; and
a mixer pipe positioned within the second exhaust manifold and/or the inlet passage to mix EGR gases exhausted by the second
cylinder group that are delivered through the second exhaust manifold with inlet air, the mixer pipe forming an inlet end
coupled to the second exhaust manifold and an outlet end that is located upstream of the at least two cylinders in the first
cylinder group and the at least two cylinders in the second cylinder group.

US Pat. No. 9,083,552

MOBILITY PLANE ARCHITECTURE FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of operating a telecommunications system comprising a transport network arranged between a wireless access network
and a backbone network, the method comprises:
providing an overlay mobile network through the transport network, the overlay mobile network comprising a point-to-multipoint
tunnel having tunnel segments formed in a tree topology, the point-to multipoint tunnel connecting mobility aware routers,
the mobility aware routers being located in the transport network between the backbone network and one or more access points
of the wireless access network;

using the mobility aware routers of the transport network as nodes of the tree topology; and,
selecting at least one of the mobility aware routers as a first ingress mobility aware router to direct traffic to a mobile
node based on updated network topology information distributed to the mobility aware routers by routing protocols, wherein
a first ingress mobility aware router is configured to install a route to the mobile node and to instruct a second ingress
mobility aware router to redirect traffic, received by the second ingress mobility aware router but directed to the mobile
node, to the first ingress mobility aware router, and wherein the first and second ingress mobility aware routers are connected
to the backbone network and cooperate with one another to direct traffic to the mobile node.

US Pat. No. 9,080,776

FAN APPARENCY ARRANGEMENT FOR AN APPLIANCE

General Electric Company,...

1. An appliance comprising:
an oven cavity;
a chamber different from the oven cavity, the chamber having a first port, a second port and a third port;
an air blower disposed in the chamber; and
a pressure sensitive device comprising:
a switch for signaling activation of the air blower; and
a sail member pivotably supported by the chamber and disposed adjacent to the second port, the sail member being movable between
a first position where the sail member does not turn on the switch and does not close the second port and a second position
where the sail member turns on the switch to signal the activation of the air blower and substantially closes the second port,

wherein when activated, the air blower moves air into the chamber through the third port and out of the chamber through the
first port to create a pressure difference between an inside and an outside of the chamber, and wherein the sail member is
so positioned relative to the air blower that the pressure difference between the inside and the outside of the chamber causes
the sail member to move from the first position to the second position.

US Pat. No. 9,080,242

PRESSURIZED ELECTROLYSIS STACK WITH THERMAL EXPANSION CAPABILITY

General Electric Company,...

1. An electrolyzer, comprising:
an electrolyzer stack comprising a plurality of electrolyzer cells placed adjacent to one another, wherein each electrolyzer
cell comprises an electrode assembly and a diaphragm assembly, and the diaphragm assembly of each electrolyzer cell is placed
adjacent to an electrode assembly of another electrolyzer cell;

a shell enclosing the stack and coupled to the stack via a resilient mounting member comprising a spring, the shell being
spaced from the stack to permit differential thermal expansion of the stack and the shell during operation, wherein the space
between the shell and the stack is substantially filled with a non-conductive fluid, wherein the resilient mounting member
is configured to allow for the thermal expansion of the stack while maintaining a resilient mounting member pressure on the
stack;

a gas outlet external to the shell and coupled to the stack; and
a volume compensation member enclosed by the shell and configured to apply pressure to the non-conductive fluid, wherein the
volume compensation member is fluidically coupled to the gas outlet to receive oxygen, hydrogen, or both from the stack.

US Pat. No. 9,078,566

DUAL DISPLAY CT SCANNER USER INTERFACE

General Electric Company,...

16. A computed tomography (CT) imaging system comprising:
a rotatable gantry having a gantry opening to receive a subject to be scanned;
a high frequency electromagnetic energy projection source configured to project a high frequency electromagnetic energy beam
toward the subject;

a detector array configured to detect high frequency electromagnetic energy passing through the subject and generate a detector
output responsive thereto;

a data acquisition system (DAS) connected to the detector array and configured to receive the detector output;
an image reconstructor connected to the DAS and configured to reconstruct one or more images of the subject from the detector
output received by the DAS; and

a user interface configured to be usable by an operator to set scan related parameters and perform scan related tasks and
observe the one or more reconstructed images generated by the image reconstructor;

wherein the user interface comprises:
a first display configured to enable the operator to perform set-up and scanning tasks for one or more patients including
acquiring and verifying scan image data and selecting a scan protocol from a protocol list area; and

a second display configured to enable the operator to perform image post-processing tasks including reconstructions and reformats;
wherein the first display includes a plurality of dosage indicators configured to display radiation dosage related information
associated with a CT exam of a patient at multiple locations on the first display.

US Pat. No. 9,083,537

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ENERGY MANAGEMENT IN A HOUSEHOLD

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A method for establishing communication between an appliance and a remote device configured to monitor operation of the
appliance, each of the appliance and the remote device comprising a processor, a memory, a wireless radio, and a port, said
method comprising:
connecting a communication device to the port on the remote device to form a first physical connection between the communication
device and the remote device;

exchanging security data via the first physical connection to securely bind the communication device with the remote device
to form a secure connection for wireless communication between the communication device and the remote device, the security
data including a first security key stored on the memory of the remote device and a second security key stored in the memory
of the communication device, wherein the remote device is configured to transmit the first security key to the communication
device and the communication device is configured to transmit the second security key to the remote device in response to
the first security key from the remote device, and wherein the first security key stored on the memory of the remote device
and the second security key stored on the memory of the communication device comprise a serial number, an Internet Protocol
address, and a code established by one or more security protocols that associate the remote device with the communication
device when physically connected together; and

connecting the communication device to the port on the appliance to form a second physical connection that enables the remote
device to exchange operating data with the appliance using the communication device and the secure connection for wireless
communication between the communication device and the remote device,

wherein disconnecting the second physical connection disallows the appliance and the remote device from communicating using
the secure connection for wireless communication between the communication device and the remote device, and

wherein the exchange of operating data requires the communication device and the remote device to engage to form the first
physical connection prior to the appliance physically connecting with the communication device to engage to form the second
physical connection.

US Pat. No. 9,080,768

GASIFIER PREHEATER FUEL SYSTEM AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING SAME

General Electric Company,...

1. A gasifier for use in generating syngas, said gasifier comprising:
a vessel comprising a dome having a longitudinal axis extending therethrough;
a primary nozzle assembly coupled to said dome for injecting gasifier feedstock and oxidizer into said vessel during normal
gasification operations; and

a preheater assembly securely coupled to said vessel, said preheater assembly comprising:
a distributor ring comprising an outer tube and an inner tube circumscribed by said outer tube; and
at least one supply line coupled to said distributor ring and to at least one of a source of fuel, a source of oxidizer, a
source of cooling agent, and a source of moderating agent, wherein said outer tube is selectively coupled to the source of
oxidizer and to at least one of the source of cooling agent and the source of moderating agent, said inner tube being selectively
coupled to the source of fuel, such that said preheater assembly is configured to selectively discharge at least one of fuel
and oxidizer, and at least one of cooling agent and moderating agent into said vessel to facilitate preheating said gasifier
prior to normal gasification operations.

US Pat. No. 9,079,503

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING POWER IN A VEHICLE

General Electric Company,...

1. A vehicle system, comprising:
an electrical power generation unit operatively coupled with at least one drive shaft of an engine system, the electrical
power generation unit comprising:

a traction alternator excited by power electronics positioned external to the traction alternator, the power electronics including
a field isolation transformer and a dual H-bridge coupled to the field isolation transformer to control an excitation power
level provided to the traction alternator; and

a head-end-power (HEP) alternator, wherein the HEP alternator is self-excited by an exciter winding positioned in the HEP
alternator.

US Pat. No. 9,079,199

SYSTEM FOR INCREASING THE LIFE OF FUEL INJECTORS

General Electric Company,...

1. A system, comprising:
a gasification fuel injector, comprising:
a fuel conduit configured to inject a fuel from a fuel outlet;
a first oxygen conduit configured to inject oxygen from a first oxygen outlet;
a second oxygen conduit configured to inject oxygen from a second oxygen outlet; and
a cooling gas conduit configured to flow a cooling gas, wherein the cooling gas is flame resistant, the cooling gas conduit
comprises a plurality of radial cooling holes configured to flow the cooling gas away from an axial axis of the gasification
fuel injector, the cooling gas conduit comprises a cooling gas outlet, and the cooling gas outlet is disposed axially downstream
in a fuel flow direction with respect to the plurality of radial cooling holes and at least one of the fuel outlet, the first
oxygen outlet, or the second oxygen outlet, or any combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,083,911

NOZZLE SHADING METHOD, AND AN INKJET PRINTING APPARATUS USING SAME

SCREEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD....

1. A nozzle shading method applicable to nozzles of an inkjet printing apparatus, comprising:
a reading step for repeatedly reading charts for shading correction with a contact image sensor (CIS) type scanner with a
plurality of read conditions consisting of varied exposure amounts, while emitting light from light emitters, thereby to obtain
a plurality of image data with different read conditions;

a density value converting step for converting luminance values of the plurality of image data read with the plurality of
read conditions consisting of the varied exposure amounts into density values, respectively, based on a luminance value to
density value conversion table corresponding to each of the plurality of read conditions consisting of the varied exposure
amounts;

a correction table creating step for creating nozzle shading correction tables corresponding to all input tone values, based
on target density values for correction which are the plurality of density values converted and combined with density values
having a region where detection of the density values is saturated; and

a shading correcting step for carrying out shading correction based on the correction tables.

US Pat. No. 9,084,168

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

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 9,083,261

NEUTRAL POINT CLAMPED CONVERTER CONTROL SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD AND COMPENSATION UNIT

General Electric Company,...

1. A control system for providing commands to a multi-level converter for balancing a neutral point voltage of the multi-level
converter, the control system comprising:
a fundamental control unit configured to generate fundamental commands to implement fundamental power conversion operation
for the multi-level converter;

a first compensation control unit configured to generate a first compensation signal for injection into the fundamental commands
to balance the neutral point voltage when the multi-level converter is in operation in a first state;

a second compensation control unit configured to generate a second compensation signal for injection into the fundamental
commands to balance the neutral point voltage when the multi-level converter is in operation in a second state, wherein the
first state is different from the second state;

a switch control unit configured to detect the state of the multi-level converter and provide a first switch signal and a
second switch signal respectively corresponding to the first state and the second state; and

a switch implementation unit configured to switch the fundamental control unit to communicate with the first compensation
control unit according to the first switch signal and switch the fundamental control unit to communicate with the second compensation
control unit according to the second switch signal.

US Pat. No. 9,082,184

NOTE RECOGNITION AND MANAGEMENT USING MULTI-COLOR CHANNEL NON-MARKER DETECTION

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a computing device, an input image of an environment having a plurality of physical notes;
separating, by the computing device, the input image into a plurality of channelized input images, each of the channelized
input images associated with a different color;

generating, by the computing device, a plurality of transformed channelized input images by applying edge detection to each
of the plurality of channelized input images;

processing, by the computing device, the plurality of transformed channelized input images to identify, based on edges detected
within the transformed channelized input images, a plurality of polygons corresponding to the physical notes within the input
image;

grouping, by the computing device, the plurality of polygons from the plurality of transformed channelized input images into
a plurality of groups, each of the groups comprising one or more of the polygons and corresponding to different one of the
physical notes; and

selecting, by the computing device, a representative one of the polygons from each of the plurality of groups for each respective
physical note in the input image.

US Pat. No. 9,084,379

PROCESS FOR FABRICATING WIRING BOARD

UNIMICRON TECHNOLOGY CORP...

1. A process for fabricating a wiring board, comprising:
forming a first wiring carrying substrate including a first carry substrate and a first wiring layer disposed on the first
carry substrate;

forming at least a first blind via in the first wiring carrying substrate, wherein the first blind via extends from the first
wiring layer into the first carry substrate;

laminating the first wiring carrying substrate to a second wiring carrying substrate via an insulation layer, wherein the
second wiring carrying substrate includes a second carry substrate and a second wiring layer disposed on the second carry
substrate, the insulation layer is disposed between the first wiring layer and the second wiring layer, and full fills the
first blind via;

removing a part of the first carry substrate and a part of the second carry substrate to expose the insulation layer in the
first blind via;

removing a part of the insulation layer in the first blind via to form a hole extending from the first wiring layer to the
second wiring layer;

forming a conductive pillar in the hole, wherein the conductive pillar is connected between the first wiring layer and the
second wiring layer; and

removing the remained first carry substrate and the remained second carry substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,080,686

VALVE, PARTICULARLY GLUE VALVE

1. A valve for fluid media having a valve housing (11), a discharge or valve opening (13), and a closure element (15) which is movable within the valve housing (11) and which, with an end-sided closing piece (16), when the valve is closed, is held in sealing contact with a valve seat (14), the improvement comprising:
a) permanent magnets (24, 25), wherein the closure element (15) is movable in a closing direction into a closing position within the valve housing (11) by a repelling force between the permanent magnets (24, 25) and is urgable into the closing position by the repelling force of the permanent magnets (24, 25) acting in the closing direction so that the closing position of the valve is the normal setting;

b) an electromagnet (23), wherein the closure element (15) is movable in an opening direction into an opening position within the valve housing (11) by the electromagnet (23) having an opening force in the opening direction that overcomes the repelling force of the permanent magnets (24, 25), and wherein the repelling force that acts between the permanent magnets (24, 25) in the closing position of the closure element (15) is weaker than the opening force of the electromagnet (23) that acts upon the closure element (15); and

c) a first permanent magnet (24) of the permanent magnets (24, 25) being arranged within the valve housing (11) embedded in a fixed support arranged in an inner space (20) of the housing (11) and a second permanent magnet (25) of the permanent magnets (24, 25) being arranged opposite to the first permanent magnet (24) and embedded in the closure element (15), such that the same magnetic poles of the permanent magnets (24, 25) are facing each other and the permanent magnets (24, 25) therefore repel each other,

wherein the fixed support is held adjustably in the valve housing (11) by an adjusting screw (41) that protrudes from the valve housing (11), and wherein the adjusting screw (41) is connected to the fixed support by entry and press fitting and/or gluing of a free end of the adjusting screw (41) into an axial recess (42) of the fixed support.

US Pat. No. 9,082,606

HIGH-PRESSURE DISCHARGE LAMP

Osram GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A high-pressure discharge lamp comprising:
a discharge vessel enclosing a discharge volume and being equipped with an end which is tubular;
a feedthrough comprising a front part and a rear part, the feedthrough being sealed in the end of the discharge vessel by
means of glass solder;

an electrode having a shaft attached to the front part of the feedthrough, the electrode protruding at least partially into
the discharge volume;

a filler housed in the discharge volume;
wherein the rear part of the feedthrough is coupled to the front part; and
wherein the rear part is manufactured from niobium material and the front part is manufactured from iridium;
wherein the front part is at least partially spherical;
wherein the diameter of the shaft of the electrode is 20-30% smaller than the diameter of the front part.

US Pat. No. 9,082,694

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUBSTRATE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC ...

1. A substrate processing apparatus comprising:
a processing chamber that accommodates a substrate;
a heating portion that is provided so as to surround an accommodating region of the substrate within the processing chamber;
a gas nozzle that is provided inside the heating portion and that supplies a processing gas to the accommodating region of
the substrate; and

a gas heating mechanism that is provided inside the heating portion and that supplies the processing gas from an upstream
side of the gas nozzle into the gas nozzle, wherein

a ratio of a flow channel circumferential length to a flow channel cross-sectional area in a gas flow channel of the gas heating
mechanism is larger than a ratio of a flow channel circumferential length to a flow channel cross-sectional area in a gas
flow channel of the gas nozzle, and wherein

the gas flow channel of the gas heating mechanism includes plural holes.

US Pat. No. 9,080,651

DRIVE APPARATUS FOR DRIVING A WORM OF AN INJECTION MOLDING MACHINE

Wittenstein AG, Ingershe...

1. A drive apparatus for driving a worm of an injection molding machine, which worm is arranged coaxially with respect to
an injection molding cylinder, comprising:
(a) a housing which is mounted such that it can be displaced in an axial direction of the housing and is fixed rotationally;
(b) an output shaft which is mounted non-displaceably and rotatably in the housing;
(c) a rotational drive which is arranged in the housing for the rotational drive of the output shaft; and
(d) a translatory drive which is arranged in the housing for the translatory drive of the housing,wherein the translatory drive comprises a spindle rotor which interacts with a spindle shaft, the spindle shaft is mounted
in a rotationally fixed and axially non-displaceable manner.

US Pat. No. 9,079,743

SHEET DISCHARGE CONTROL BY SHEET CONVEYING APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A sheet conveying apparatus comprising:
a staying unit disposed in a conveyance path through which a sheet is conveyed, and configured to hold at least one sheet
in staying and feed the sheet held in staying again to the conveyance path to superimpose the sheet on a succeeding sheet,
forming a sheet bundle of the sheet held in staying and the succeeding sheet;

a discharge unit configured to discharge a sheet or a sheet bundle;
a stacking unit configured to stack the sheet or the sheet bundle discharged from the discharge unit; and
a pressure unit configured to press a preceding sheet or sheet bundle stacked on the stacking unit against the stacking unit
when a succeeding sheet bundle of a plurality of sheets is discharged on the preceding sheet or sheet bundle on the stacking
unit,

wherein, in a case where a succeeding sheet bundle of a predetermined number of sheets or more is conveyed from the staying
unit and the succeeding sheet bundle is to be stacked on the preceding sheet or sheet bundle on the stacking unit, the pressure
unit presses the preceding sheet or sheet bundle against the stacking unit, and

wherein, in a case where a succeeding sheet or sheet bundle of less than the predetermined number of sheets is conveyed from
the staying unit and the succeeding sheet or sheet bundle is to be stacked on the preceding sheet or sheet bundle on the stacking
unit, the pressure unit does not press the preceding sheet or sheet bundle against the stacking unit.

US Pat. No. 9,078,704

CONNECTING ELEMENT FOR A STABILIZATION SYSTEM FOR THE VERTEBRAL COLUMN, AND STABILIZATION SYSTEM FOR THE VERTEBRAL COLUMN

Aesculap AG, Tuttlingen ...

1. A connecting element for a stabilization system for the vertebral column, the connecting element comprising:
a first attachment section for fixing to a first bone fixation device;
a second attachment section for fixing to a second bone fixation device;
an at least partially flexible intermediate section arranged or formed between the first and second attachment sections, said
intermediate section having a serpentine shape defining at least one recess which is open at the sides in a direction transverse
to a longitudinal axis defined by the intermediate section, the at least one recess delimited by two sections and defining
an insertion opening, the two sections extending toward one another in the direction of the insertion opening to define a
constriction at the insertion opening; and

an anti-twisting device,
wherein at least one movement limiting member is provided, which comprises a filling body and at least one stop device acting
at least in one of a direction parallel or substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis and a circumferential direction,
the filling body having a cross-sectional taper defining a constriction,

wherein the filling body, in a normal position in which no external forces act on the intermediate section, engages at least
partially in the at least one recess, with the constriction defined by the filling body engaging the constriction defined
in the insertion opening to substantially prevent removal of the filling body from the at least one recess, and

wherein the anti-twisting device prevents twisting of the intermediate section about the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 9,080,466

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING A VALVE OF A TURBOMACHINE

General Electric Company,...

1. A method of limiting steam flow entering a steam turbine, the method comprising:
providing a steam turbine comprising a rotor disposed within a first section and a second section, wherein a flow path around
the rotor allows for steam to fluidly communicate between the first section and the second section;

providing a first valve configured for controlling steam flow entering the first section; and a second valve configured for
controlling steam flow entering the second section;

receiving a command that provides reference strokes for the first valve and the second valve;
determining an operational parameter, wherein the operational parameter limits the reference strokes relative to the command;
selecting a minimum value between the command and the operational parameter; wherein the minimum value determines reference
strokes of the first valve and the second valve; and

wherein the operational parameter independently controls the steam flow to and of at least one of the first section or the
second section, wherein the independently controls is independent of the command, and

the operational parameter is based on a physical requirement that comprises at least one of: a pressure, a temperature, a
flow rate, or combinations thereof; and

wherein the operational parameter comprises at least one of: axial thrust, rotor stress, steam pressure, or a physical range.

US Pat. No. 9,083,242

INTERLEAVED LLC CONVERTER EMPLOYING ACTIVE BALANCING

General Electric Company,...

12. A power supply, comprising:
a first LLC power channel having a first LLC power stage and a first power source configured to generate a first power input
for said first LLC power stage;

a second LLC power channel having a second LLC power stage and a second power source configured to generate a second power
input for said second LLC power stage, wherein outputs of said first and said second LLC power stages are interleaved; and

a compensation controller configured to:
receive a first power source output voltage directly from said first power source;
receive a second power source output voltage directly from said second power source; and
adjust said first and said second power inputs to match output voltage and current levels for a given load condition and a
common operating frequency of said first and second LLC power stages.

US Pat. No. 9,082,055

METHOD AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR THE AUTHORIZATION-DEPENDENT CONTROL OF A CONTACTLESS INTERFACE DEVICE

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG, Bon...

1. A method for authorization-dependent control of a contactless interface of a portable data carrier with contactless communication
capability, the method comprising:
receiving by the portable carrier, first authentication data corresponding to a user of the portable data carrier from an
external device via a contact interface of the portable data carrier;

performing, by the portable data carrier, an authentication operation on the first authentication data;
logically deactivating, by the portable data carrier, in response to successful authentication of the first authentication
data, the contactless interface of the portable data carrier, wherein the logical deactivation of the contactless interface
of the portable data carrier includes:

initiating a filtering function of the portable data carrier,
wherein the filtering function includes denial of commands received via the contactless interface, including commands to read
out data from the portable data carrier;

after logically deactivating the contactless interface of the portable data carrier, receiving, by the portable data carrier,
second authentication data corresponding to the user of the portable data carrier from the external device via the contact
interface of the portable data carrier;

performing; by the portable data carrier, an authentication operation on the second authentication data; and
logically activating, by the portable data carrier, in response to successful authentication of the second authentication
data, the contactless interface of the portable data carrier, wherein the logical activation of the contactless interface
of the portable data carrier includes deactivating the filtering function of the portable data carrier,

wherein the filtering function is configured to cause the portable data carrier to accept only a command operable to activate
the contactless interface.

US Pat. No. 9,081,865

IDENTIFYING SELECTED ELEMENTS IN DYNAMIC CONTENT

Adobe Systems Incorporate...

1. A method for using identifiers of selectable elements of network content that is stored using a hierarchical data structure
to obtain analytics data for the network content when a presentation of the selectable elements changes overtime, the method
comprising:
electronically receiving, by a processing device, first analytics data indicating a selection of a selectable element of network
content, wherein the first analytics data includes a first hierarchical position identifier corresponding to a location of
the selectable element in a hierarchical data structure of the network content;

electronically receiving, by the processing device, second analytics data, wherein the second analytics data was generated
from a second selection of the selectable element of the network content, wherein the second analytics data includes a second
hierarchical position Identifier, wherein at least some of the network content changed from a time at which the first analytics
data was generated to a time at which the second analytics data was generated;

identifying, by the processing device, a current selectable element of a current version of the network content from both
the first hierarchical position identifier and the second hierarchical position identifier;

matching, by the processing device, the current selectable element of the current version of the network content to both the
first analytics data and the second analytics data based on identifying the current selectable element from the first hierarchical
position identifier and the second hierarchical position identifier, wherein matching the current selectable element to both
the first analytics data and the second analytics data comprises incrementally removing a portion of at least one of the first
hierarchical position identifier, the second hierarchical position identifier, and a hierarchical position identifier from
current data corresponding to the current selectable element until the first hierarchical position identifier, the second
hierarchical position identifier, and the hierarchical position identifier from the current data match one another; and

outputting, by the processing device, combined analytics data associated with the current selectable element based on matching
the current selectable element to both the first analytics data and the second analytics data.

US Pat. No. 9,084,381

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FLEX-RIGID WIRING BOARD

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

1. A method for manufacturing a flex-rigid wiring board, comprising:
forming a structure comprising a rigid base material and a flexible substrate;
forming a separator over the rigid base material;
laminating a plurality of insulation layers over the rigid base material and flexible substrate of the structure such that
at least one insulation layer is formed over the separator on the rigid base material; and

removing the separator from the structure such that a portion of the insulation layer is removed together with the separator
from the structure and that a recessed portion configured to accommodate an electronic component is formed in the plurality
of insulation layers over the rigid base material of the structure,

wherein the separator is formed in one of the plurality of insulation layers over the rigid base material.

US Pat. No. 9,081,937

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING SUBSCRIPTION-BASED LICENSING OF SOFTWARE PRODUCTS

Adobe Systems Incorporate...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
providing a synchronization device configured for updating information stored at a first device configured for determining
whether a subscription for performing at least one function of a software product is authorized, wherein the synchronization
device is separate from the first device and accesses the first device over a network, wherein the first device identifies
the subscription based on a first serial number;

receiving, by the synchronization device, billing transaction information regarding the subscription from a second device,
wherein the second device is configured to manage billing transactions associated with the subscription, wherein the second
device identifies the subscription based on a second serial number different from the first serial number and the billing
transaction information comprises the second serial number, wherein the second device is separate from the first device and
the synchronization device and is accessible by the synchronization device over a network;

determining, by the synchronization device, that the billing transaction information including the second serial number corresponds
to the subscription identified by the first device using the first serial number;

determining, by the synchronization device, a status of the subscription based on the billing transaction information; and
based on determining the status of the subscription, generating, by the synchronization device, information for updating a
status of an account for the subscription at the first device, wherein the information for updating the status of the account
includes the first serial number;

providing, by the synchronization device, the information for updating the status of the account to the first device.

US Pat. No. 9,081,464

OBJECT SELECTION

ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATE...

1. A method for selecting a desired object from a layout including a plurality of objects, wherein the plurality of objects
belongs to an object hierarchy having different hierarchy levels, and wherein each object of the plurality of objects is associated
with a respective hierarchy level in the object hierarchy, the method comprising:
determining a currently selected object of the plurality of objects within the layout;
receiving a cursor actuation signal, the cursor actuation signal associated with a first cursor position within the currently
selected object;

determining whether the first cursor position corresponds to an inner area within the currently selected object or an outer
area within the currently selected object, wherein the outer area surrounds the inner area, the outer area extends inward
from a boundary of the currently selected object, and the inner area comprises an area within a predetermined distance of
a center point of the currently selected object;

in response to determining the first cursor position corresponds to the inner area within the currently selected object and
receiving the cursor actuation signal, selecting a child object of the currently selected object, wherein a position of the
child object corresponds to the first cursor position, and wherein the child object is within the object hierarchy; and

in response to determining the first cursor position corresponds to the outer area within the currently selected object and
receiving the cursor actuation signal, selecting a parent object of the currently selected object, wherein the parent object
is within the object hierarchy.

US Pat. No. 9,079,638

STORAGE SYSTEM FOR A WATERCRAFT

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A watercraft, comprising:
a cockpit;
a stern-facing seat disposed outside of the cockpit, and having a backrest movable to a first position and to a second position;
an aquatic activity platform extending to a stern of the watercraft from the seat, and defining a foot rest for the seat;
an engine positioned substantially further towards a bow of the watercraft than the seat; and
a storage compartment having an opening positioned further towards the bow than the backrest of the seat, the backrest exposing
the opening and providing access to the storage compartment when in the first position, and the backrest concealing the opening
when in the second position.

US Pat. No. 9,082,845

SUPER JUNCTION FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR

IXYS Corporation, Milpit...

1. A Super Junction Field Effect Transistor (FET) device, comprising:
a substrate;
a charge compensation region disposed above the substrate and comprising a plurality of columns of P? type semiconductor material
within a region of N? type semiconductor material;

a thin oxide layer disposed on an upper semiconductor surface;
a plurality of edge termination floating rings, wherein each edge termination floating ring extends from the upper semiconductor
surface toward the substrate;

a polysilicon gate structure disposed on an upper surface of the thin oxide layer;
an InterLayer Dielectric (ILD) layer disposed on an upper surface of the thin oxide layer and covering the polysilicon gate
structure;

a gate bus line metal structure disposed on an upper surface of the ILD;
a field plate metal structure disposed at least in part on the upper surface of the ILD layer, wherein a portion of the upper
surface of the ILD extends from the gate bus line metal structure to the field plate metal structure thereby extending over
at least one of the edge termination floating rings, and wherein the entire portion of the upper surface of the ILD layer
is substantially planar; and

a passivation layer that covers the gate bus line metal structure and covers the field plate metal structure of metal and
that covers the portion of the upper surface of the ILD.

US Pat. No. 9,079,189

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR SORTING CELLS AND OTHER BIOLOGICAL PARTICULATES

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. An apparatus for sorting cells or particles by light induced dielectrophoresis (DEP), the apparatus comprising:
(a) a fluidic chamber having a first surface and a second surface configured for retaining in the fluidic chamber a liquid
containing a population of particles or cells to be sorted;

(b) a photoconductive area on said first or said second surface configured for conversion of received light to a local electric
field in the vicinity of the received light;

(c) an inlet configured for receiving a sample liquid containing a population of particles or cells to be sorted; and
(d) a plurality of outlet channels spaced-apart at relative distances in relation to the position of the photoconductive area
of the fluidic chamber;

(e) wherein the particles or cells are retrievable through specific outlet channels in the plurality of outlet channels as
a function of response to the electric field;

(f) wherein a specific outlet channel through which a said particle or cell is retrievable is indicative of relative magnitude
of the response of the particle or cell to the electric field; and

(g) an extraction port configured for manual extraction of a particle or cell from the fluidic chamber using a micropipette.
US Pat. No. 9,079,936

DERIVATIVES OF APF AND METHODS OF USE

University of Maryland, B...

1. A composition comprising two sugars and a peptide that comprises SEQ ID NO:11, wherein the sugars are ?-galactose and N-acetyl
galactosamine that are linked to each other, wherein the N-acetyl galactosamine is linked to the peptide in the alpha configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,084,342

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF CIRCUIT BOARD

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A manufacturing method of a circuit board, comprising:
providing a substrate, wherein the substrate has a pre-removing area, and the substrate comprises:
a first dielectric layer;
a first laser resistant structure, disposed on a first surface of the first dielectric layer and located at a periphery of
the pre-removing area;

a second dielectric layer, disposed on the first dielectric layer and covering the first laser resistant structure;
a circuit layer, disposed on a second surface of the second dielectric layer, wherein a portion of the circuit layer is extended
from outside of the pre-removing area into the pre-removing area;

a second laser resistant structure, disposed on the second surface, located at the periphery of the pre-removing area, and
insulated from the circuit layer, wherein there is at least one gap between the second laser resistant structure and the circuit
layer, and a vertical projection of the gap on the first surface overlaps the first laser resistant structure;

a third dielectric layer, disposed on the second dielectric layer, and covering the circuit layer and the second laser resistant
structure;

performing a laser machining process to etch the third dielectric layer located at the periphery of the pre-removing area;
removing a portion of the third dielectric layer located within the pre-removing area; and
performing an etching process or a mechanical processing to remove the second laser resistant structure.

US Pat. No. 9,084,033

OPTICAL CROSS-CONNECT APPARATUS

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPO...

1. An optical cross-connect apparatus disposed in an optical node in an optical network with optical nodes connected to each
other via each of a plurality of inter-node connection optical fibers, comprising:
a plurality of optical cross-connect portions each having an inter-node connection input port and an inter-node connection
output port respectively connected to each of the plurality of the inter-node connection optical fibers, an internal connection
input port, and an internal connection output port, wherein

among the plurality of inter-node connection optical fibers, each of optical input fibers connected to an input side of the
optical cross-connect apparatus are directly connected to each of the inter-node connection input port of the plurality of
the optical cross-connect portions, and each of optical output fibers connected to an output side of the optical cross-connect
apparatus are directly connected to each of the inter-node connection output port of the plurality of the optical cross-connect
portions, and wherein

for each of the plurality of the optical cross-connect portions, the internal connection output port of a predetermined optical
cross-connect portion is directly connected to the internal connection input port of another optical cross-connect portion,
or the internal connection output port of a predetermined optical cross-connect portion is directly connected to the internal
connection input port of another optical cross-connect portion and is indirectly connected via the another optical cross-connect
portion to the internal connection input port of yet another optical cross-connect portion.

US Pat. No. 9,082,418

METHODS FOR READING DATA FROM A STORAGE MEDIUM USING A READER AND STORAGE DEVICES

MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD...

1. A method for reading data from a storage medium using a reader, the method comprising:
reading a first signal with a reader head of the reader at a first position of the storage medium, wherein the first signal
includes a first portion corresponding to a first track and a second portion corresponding to a second track;

reading a second signal with the reader head of the reader at a second position of the storage medium, wherein the second
signal includes a third portion corresponding to the first track and a fourth portion corresponding to the second track;

estimating, based on the first portion and the second portion, (i) a first ratio of an amplitude of the first signal contributed
by the first track with the reader head of the reader at the first position and (ii) a second ratio of the amplitude of the
first signal contributed by the second track with the reader head of the reader at the first position;

estimating, based on the third portion and the fourth portion, (i) a third ratio of the amplitude of the second signal contributed
by the first track with the reader head of the reader at the second position and (ii) a fourth ratio of the amplitude of the
second signal contributed by the second track with the reader head of the reader at the second position; and

determining data stored at a pre-determined position of the storage medium based on the estimated first ratio, the estimated
second ratio, the estimated third ratio, and the estimated fourth ratio,

wherein the storage medium comprises a plurality of tracks including the first track and the second track, each track having
a width smaller than a width of the reader head of the reader.

US Pat. No. 9,082,070

SCREEN PRINTING APPARATUS

Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushik...

1. A screen printing apparatus sequentially carrying out printing on a plurality of print substrates, the screen printing
apparatus comprising:
a mask sheet on which a printing pattern is formed;
a squeegee configured to print an applying material supplied to a front surface of the mask sheet on a print substrate put
beneath a rear surface of the mask sheet, by contacting with the front surface of the mask sheet;

a cleaning unit configured to clean the rear surface of the mask sheet by feeding out a cleaning sheet at every predetermined
execution interval of cleaning;

a cleaning agent supply unit configured to supply a cleaning agent to the cleaning sheet at every predetermined execution
interval of the cleaning;

a residual quantity obtaining section configured to obtain a residual quantity of a consumable item consumed during cleaning;
a processable quantity predicting section configured to predict a number of executable printings based on the residual quantity
obtained by the residual quantity obtaining section, the number of executable printings being a scheduled number of printings
for producing the substrates; and

a prediction-result informing section configured to provide a prediction-result by the processable quantity predicting section,
wherein

the cleaning unit executes wet type cleaning for cleaning the mask sheet using the cleaning sheet at a timing when the cleaning
agent is supplied to the cleaning sheet by the cleaning agent supply unit, and the cleaning unit executes dry type cleaning
for cleaning the mask sheet using the cleaning sheet without supply of the cleaning agent based on a predetermined execution
interval of the dry type cleaning within one cleaning cycle, supposing that the one cleaning cycle is a cycle from a certain
wet type cleaning to a next wet type cleaning, and

the processable quantity predicting section calculates a number of times of wet type cleaning execution, as a number of cleaning
cycles, that is executable with the residual quantity of the cleaning sheets, based on the residual quantity of the cleaning
sheets obtained by the residual quantity obtaining section, a consumption of the cleaning sheets consumed in one wiping operation
in the dry type cleaning, and a consumption of the cleaning sheets consumed in one wiping operation in the wet type cleaning,
and the processable quantity predicting section executes calculations of the number of executable printings based on the calculated
number of times of wet type cleaning.

US Pat. No. 9,081,709

VIRTUALIZABLE AND FORWARD-COMPATIBLE HARDWARE-SOFTWARE INTERFACE

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An I/O apparatus comprising a non-transitory machine-readable medium to record functional descriptive material, which if
accessed by a machine causes the machine to:
queue a plurality of commands, from a first function driver that is either one of a physical function driver or a virtual
function driver, into a first command queue;

fetch a first command of the plurality of commands from the first command queue to a device firmware in the I/O apparatus;
access an actions table stored on the I/O apparatus with the device firmware to determine a type of action, through which
the first function driver is permitted to perform the first command;

wherein upon determining the type of action, through which the first function driver is permitted to perform the first command,
if the type of action is a correction, said functional descriptive material further causes the machine to:

trap the first command;
correct the first command to generate a corrected command; and
queue a first event from the device firmware into a first event queue responsive to the first command.

US Pat. No. 9,081,319

ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTOCONDUCTOR, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. An electrophotographic photoconductor, comprising:
a conductive substrate;
an undercoat layer provided on the conductive substrate and consisting of:
from 5 to 80 parts by weight, based on 100 parts by weight of a solids fraction in the undercoat layer, of a resin that has
an acid value and a base value that are each no greater than 10 KOH mg/g and that is obtained by polymerizing starting materials
consisting of from 0.1 to 10 mol % of one type of aromatic dicarboxylic acid, at least one type of aliphatic dicarboxylic
acid having 8 or more carbon atoms, and at least one type of diamine having a cycloalkane structure; and

from 95 to 20 parts by weight, based on 100 parts by weight of a solids fraction in the undercoat layer, of at least one metal
oxide that has an acid value and a base value that are each no greater than 20.0 KOH mg/g so that the at least one metal oxide
is effectively dispersed in said resin; and

a photosensitive layer provided on the undercoat layer so that a sequential stack is obtained.

US Pat. No. 9,080,746

LED ASSEMBLY HAVING A REFRACTOR THAT PROVIDES IMPROVED LIGHT CONTROL

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A light assembly for distributing light toward a preferred side, the light assembly comprising:
a light emitter mounted on a circuit board and having an emitter axis oriented outwardly from and normal to the circuit board;
wherein the preferred-side and a non-preferred-side are separated by a plane that includes the emitter axis; and

a lens positioned proximate the light emitter, the lens comprising:
a convex outer surface, and
a concave inner surface more proximate the light emitter than the outer surface, wherein:
a lens cavity exists between the circuit board and the inner surface, and
the lens cavity comprises a preferred-side void substantially within the preferred side and a non-preferred-side void substantially
within the non-preferred side;

an optical element within the non-preferred-side void that is shaped to refract light emitted from the light emitter toward
the non-preferred side so that the refracted light exits the lens toward the preferred side; and

a reflector positioned within the lens cavity, wherein the reflector extends at least partially around the light emitter;
wherein
the light emitted from the light emitter toward the non-preferred side comprises a first portion and a second portion,
the optical element is adapted to refract the first portion of light so that the first portion of light exits the lens toward
the preferred side, and

the reflector is adapted to reflect the second portion of light so that the second portion of light exits the lens toward
the preferred side.

US Pat. No. 9,080,744

LIGHT SYSTEM WITH INCREASED EFFICIENCY

Osram GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A light system comprising:
at least one first chip capable of emitting a primary radiation;
a layer containing a phosphor mounted in front of the first chip, for at least partially converting the primary radiation
into a secondary radiation;

at least one second chip capable of emitting a second primary radiation with a greater wavelength than the primary radiation;
and

a substrate,
wherein the layer is arranged spaced apart from the first chip,
wherein the second chip is arranged in such a way that its radiation is substantially not absorbed by the phosphor, and
wherein the thickness of the substrate is sufficient to be able to arrange the second chips at the lateral rim of the substrate,
with the result that the radiation from said chips is coupled into the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,080,513

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMBUSTING SYNGAS WITHIN A COMBUSTOR

General Electric Company,...

1. A method for operating a combustor, said method comprising:
supplying a predetermined amount of a first gaseous fuel to a blending device, wherein the first gaseous fuel has a first
Modified Wobbe Index (MWI) and a first fuel reactivity;

supplying a predetermined amount of a second gaseous fuel to the blending device, wherein the second gaseous fuel has a second
MWI and a second fuel reactivity, wherein the first MWI is greater than approximately two times the second MWI and the second
fuel reactivity is higher than the first fuel reactivity;

regulating a flow of each of the first and second gaseous fuels to the blending device to form a blended gaseous fuel having
a third MWI; and

supplying the blended gaseous fuel from the blending device to an injector of the combustor via a single main fuel line.

US Pat. No. 9,080,427

SEABED WELL INFLUX CONTROL SYSTEM

General Electric Company,...

1. An apparatus useable in an offshore drilling installation close to the seabed for controlling well influx within a wellbore
comprising:
a centralizer and flow constrictor assembly configured to centralize a drill string within a drill riser and regulate a return
mud flow, the centralizer and flow constrictor assembly comprising at least one centralizer component comprised of a ram plate
and a flexible element bearing configured to seal about the drill string while allowing rotation of the drill string and a
flow constrictor component;

a sensor located close to the centralizer and flow constrictor assembly and configured to acquire values of at least one parameter
related to the return mud flow; and

a controller coupled to the centralizer and flow constrictor assembly and the sensor, the controller configured to control
the centralizer and flow constrictor assembly to achieve a value of a control parameter close to a predetermined value, based
on the values acquired by the sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,083,702

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INTERNAL SERVICES TO EXTERNAL ENTERPRISES

Bank of America Corporati...

1. A system for providing internal services to third party enterprises, comprising:
an authentication gateway module comprising memory, an interface, and a processor, the authentication module operable to:
receive a request for authentication from a particular third party enterprise of a plurality of third party enterprises, the
request for authentication comprising credentials associated with the particular third party enterprise;

authenticate the particular third party enterprise based on the credentials;
store the credentials associated with the particular third party enterprise at an audit module, the audit module being architecturally
distinct from the authentication gateway module such that access to the authentication gateway module does not provide access
to the audit module;

generate an authentication token associated with the particular third party enterprise; and
send the authentication token to the particular third party enterprise;
a services gateway module comprising memory, an interface, and a processor, the services gateway module operable to:
receive a service request associated with the particular third party enterprise, the service request including the authentication
token associated with the particular third party enterprise;

validate the particular third party enterprise based on a comparison of the authentication token associated with the particular
third party enterprise and the credentials associated with the particular third party enterprise stored at the audit module;

determine, based on one or more attributes of the service request, a particular internal service among a plurality of internal
services offered by an enterprise that is the subject of the service request;

forward the service request to the particular internal service;
receive results corresponding to the service request generated by the particular internal service;
communicate the results corresponding to the service request to the particular third party enterprise; and
store the results corresponding to the service request.

US Pat. No. 9,083,677

HUMAN USER VERIFICATION OF HIGH-RISK NETWORK ACCESS

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A method comprising:
identifying, by an intermediary security device, a high-risk network access initiated by a device, wherein the high-risk network
access poses a risk to the device, a human user of the device or a private network within which the device is operating;

sending, by the intermediary security device, a human user test message to the human user of the device to verify that the
high-risk network access was initiated by or is otherwise authorized by the human user of the device;

receiving, by the intermediary security device, a response to the human user test message;
determining, by the intermediary security device, if the response is a correct response to the human user test message; and
allowing, by the intermediary security device, the high-risk network access if the response is correct, wherein said allowing
the high-risk network access comprises one or more of:

redirecting the human user of the device to the resource originally requested;
directly returning a copy of the requested resource temporarily stored on the intermediary security device;
presenting the human user of the device with an alternative Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that points to a copy of the resource
originally requested temporarily stored on the intermediary security device; and

sending a resource originally requested to the human user of the device via an alternative secure channel.

US Pat. No. 9,081,555

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CURRENT DERATING WITH INTEGRATED TEMPERATURE SENSING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for derating a current for a camera flash, comprising:
monitoring a local junction temperature of a module;
converting the local junction temperature into a local junction current, wherein the local junction current is a function
of the local junction temperature and further wherein the local junction current is based on a proportional to absolute temperature;

comparing the local junction current with a reference current, wherein the reference current is independent of temperature
or a function of a reference temperature and the reference current is a zero temperature coefficient current;

subtracting the reference current from the local junction current to generate the derate control current;
determining a timing of a camera flash; and
derating the local junction current if the local junction current is greater than the reference current at the time of the
camera flash.

US Pat. No. 9,084,327

DRIVER CIRCUIT FOR IMPROVING UTILIZATION RATE OF LED DEVICE AND RELATED CONSTANT CURRENT REGULATOR

Richtek Technology Corpor...

1. A driver circuit for driving a LED array, the LED array comprising: a first LED device, a second LED device, a third LED
device, a fourth LED device, and a first diode device, wherein the second LED device is connected to the first LED device,
the fourth LED device is connected to the third LED device, and the first diode device is connected between the second LED
device and the third LED device, the driver circuit comprising:
a first constant current regulator for coupling between the first LED device and the second LED device;
a second constant current regulator for coupling between the second LED device and the third LED device;
a third constant current regulator for coupling between the third LED device and the fourth LED device;
a fourth constant current regulator for coupling between the fourth LED device and a fixed-voltage terminal; and
a control circuit coupled with the first, the second, the third, and the fourth constant current regulators;
wherein when an input voltage of a target constant current regulator of the first, the second, the third, and the fourth constant
current regulators exceeds a corresponding threshold voltage, the target constant current regulator reduces a current flowing
through the target constant current regulator to be lower than a predetermined threshold value under control of the control
circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,082,345

DISPLAY DEVICE WITH REDUCED EFFECTS FROM PIXEL SHORTS

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A display device comprising a pixel array section, the pixel array section including:
a plurality of pixel units;
a plurality of signal lines arranged in a first direction; and
a plurality of scanning lines arranged in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction,
wherein,
each of the pixel units comprises a plurality of pixels,
each pixel of the plurality of pixels includes at least one pixel circuit element set, each pixel circuit element set comprising
(i) circuit elements including a holding capacitor and a drive transistor and (ii) a light-emitting element,

each holding capacitor is adapted to store data corresponding to image data given a voltage signal from one of the signal
lines, and

each drive transistor is adapted to control a drive current in response to the data stored in the respective holding capacitor,
and

each light-emitting element is adapted to emit light based on the drive current controlled by the respective drive transistor,
and

in each of the plurality of pixel units,
(a) a pixel corresponding to a specific color has more pixel circuit element sets than any pixel corresponding to one of other
colors,

(b) opening areas of the light-emitting elements in the pixel corresponding to the specific color are adjacent to each other,
along the first direction,

(c) an opening area of the light-emitting element in at least one of the pixels corresponding to at least one of the other
colors is adjacent to one of the opening areas of the light-emitting elements in the pixel corresponding to the specific color,
along the second direction, and

(d) an area of the light-emitting element corresponding to one of the other colors partially overlies an area of a pixel circuit
block for the circuit elements corresponding to the specific color.

US Pat. No. 9,084,224

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICES (MBMS) SERVICE FEEDBACK

INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDI...

1. A method, implemented by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), comprising:
receiving a first message over an multimedia broadcast multicast services (MBMS) control channel; and
transmitting a report, in response to the first message, for a plurality of MBMS service identifier index values that the
WTRU is receiving or interested in receiving, wherein each MBMS service identifier index value indicates a position of a service
identifier in a counting list.

US Pat. No. 9,082,043

IMAGE CONGEALING VIA EFFICIENT FEATURE SELECTION

General Electric Company,...

1. A method, comprising:
integrating an unsupervised feature selection algorithm with a least-square based congealing algorithm;
selecting a subset of features from an initial feature representation with the unsupervised feature selection algorithm; and
executing the least-square based congealing algorithm to estimate warping parameters for a plurality of images in an ensemble
using the subset of features.

US Pat. No. 9,081,159

OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE DEVICE

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. A method of manufacturing an optical waveguide, comprising:
forming a first light path core layer having a first light path length on a first cladding layer;
forming a groove portion having an inclined surface in an end side of the first light path core layer;
forming a second light path core layer having a second light path length which is longer than the first light path length,
in a lateral area of the first light path core layer on the first cladding layer;

forming a groove portion having an inclined surface, which is arranged to an outer side than the groove portion of the first
light path core layer, in an end side of the second light path core layer;

forming a metal layer having light reflection property on the respective inclined surfaces of the first light path core layer
and the second light path core layer to obtain a light path conversion mirror; and

forming a second cladding layer covering the first light path core layer and the second light path core layer,
wherein the first light path core layer and the second light path core layer are formed by patterning a photosensitive resin
layer by means of photolithography,

wherein in the forming of the first light path core layer, an alignment pattern which is formed of an identical layer with
the first path core layer and is arranged in parallel with the first light path core layer is formed simultaneously,

wherein in the forming of the groove portion in the first light path core layer, an alignment groove portion is formed simultaneously
in a position of the alignment pattern corresponding to the groove portion which is formed in the first light path core layer,
and

wherein in the forming of the second light path core layer, a photo mask used in the photolithography is aligned by utilizing
the alignment groove portion.

US Pat. No. 9,083,568

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION FOR COGNITIVE RADIO NETWORKS

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method of dynamic spectrum management (DSM), comprising:
allocating, by a server, at least one channel from a dynamic white space spectrum to at least one device;
assigning, by the server, a channel as a primary channel on a condition that multiple channels are allocated, wherein the
assigned primary channel has channel qualities above a threshold and has a least channel utilization among the multiple channels;

monitoring, by the server, alternate channels for bandwidth allocation based on an occurrence of a triggering event; and
sending, by the server, a reconfiguration message indicating one or more of the alternate channels to be used by the at least
one device and a respective maximum power transmission level for each of the one or more of the alternate channels.

US Pat. No. 9,082,529

SHIELD CONDUCTOR

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A shield conductor comprising:
an electrical wire; and
a metal pipe that encloses the electrical wire and whose outer peripheral surface is covered with a resin layer of a color
other than a metallic color,

wherein the pipe is routed so that at least a portion of the pipe passes in proximity to an exhaust pipe of a vehicle, and
a section of the pipe passing in proximity to the exhaust pipe and that faces the exhaust pipe does not have the resin layer
thereon, such that a metallic-colored outer peripheral surface of the section of the pipe is exposed.

US Pat. No. 9,078,449

COOK TOP GRATE AS UTENSIL SIZE/PRESENCE DETECTOR

General Electric Company,...

1. A method of controlling a cooking appliance comprising:
applying an electrical signal to a cooking utensil support structure of the cooking appliance, where the electrical signal
is applied across a gap formed in the utensil support structure, wherein the electrical signal is either an alternating current
signal or a radio frequency signal;

detecting an electrical characteristic induced on the cooking utensil support structure by the electrical signal; and
determining a cooing utensil characteristic based on the detected electrical characteristic.

US Pat. No. 9,079,657

WING OF AN AIRCRAFT AND ASSEMBLY OF A WING COMPRISING A DEVICE FOR INFLUENCING A FLOW

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. A wing of an aircraft with an upper side and a lower side, the wing comprising:
a main wing, which has an upper surface positioned on the upper side, and a lower surface positioned on the lower side, which
surfaces in each case run along a main wing chordwise direction;

at least one high lift flap coupled to the main wing such that the at least one high lift flap is movable between a retracted
and an extended setting; and

at least one spoiler coupled to the main wing such that the at least one spoiler is rotatable and projects beyond a trailing
edge of the main wing;

wherein the main wing has a plurality of ejection openings, of which a plurality are arranged side-by-side along a main wing
spanwise direction, and which are connected in terms of flow via an air conduit with an outlet device of a flow delivery driver
device arranged on the main wing or on the spoiler;

wherein the spoiler has a plurality of inlet openings for intake of air, which are arranged side-by-side in a spoiler spanwise
direction, and which in each case are connected in terms of flow via an air conduit with an inlet device of the flow delivery
driver device; and

wherein the flow delivery driver device has a receiver device for reception of command signals for purposes of adjustment
of the flow delivery driver device in such a manner that air flowing around the wing is sucked in through the inlet openings
on the spoiler and said air is ejected through the ejection openings on the main wing.

US Pat. No. 9,083,699

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ACCESSING KEYS FOR SECURE MESSAGING

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method for handling on an electronic device a secure message to be sent from the electronic device to an intended recipient,
the method comprising:
receiving data at the electronic device about at least one of a security key or certificate associated with the intended recipient;
using the received data to perform a check with respect to using the at least one of the security key or certificate associated
with the intended recipient to send the secure message to the intended recipient, wherein the performed check determines whether
at least one certificate or security key for the intended recipient can be located, wherein an issue exists due to the check;
and

providing, via a user interface on the electronic device, information describing the issue and at least one potential action
for resolving the issue, wherein the information describing the issue that is provided includes that the intended recipient's
certificate or security key was not located, wherein the at least one potential action for resolving the issue comprises one
or more of the following: (i) opening a certificate search application to identify a certificate for the intended recipient,
or (ii) manually selecting a certificate to use for the intended recipient from a list of all allowed certificates.

US Pat. No. 9,082,480

DETECTION AND DECODING IN FLASH MEMORIES WITH ERROR CORRELATIONS FOR A PLURALITY OF BITS WITHIN A SLIDING WINDOW

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A method for processing data from a flash memory device, comprising:
obtaining one or more read values for a plurality of bits from one or more pages of said flash memory device;
converting said one or more read values for said plurality of bits to a non-binary log likelihood ratio based on a probability
that a given data pattern was written to said plurality of bits when a particular pattern was read from said plurality of
bits; and

decoding said plurality of bits using a binary decoder.

US Pat. No. 9,084,382

METHOD OF EMBEDDING AN ELECTRONIC COMPONENT INTO AN APERTURE OF A SUBSTRATE

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A method, comprising:
depositing a first set of one or more forms onto a surface of a first conductive layer;
depositing a first layer of dielectric material onto the first conductive layer, around the first set of one or more forms;
depositing a spacer layer having one or more apertures onto the dielectric material and the one or more forms; and
placing one or more electrical components into the one or more apertures in the spacer layer, the one or more electrical components
arranged to be electrically coupled to a portion of the first conductive layer via one or more apertures formed in the first
layer of dielectric material, based on the first set of one or more forms.

US Pat. No. 9,083,500

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MULTI-CARRIER COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS WITH AUTOMATIC REPEAT REQUEST (ARQ)

Neocific, Inc., Bellevue...

1. A method for a transmitter in a communication system, the method comprising:
allocating first and second subchannels for signal transmissions to a receiver in the communication system, the subchannels
containing Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) subcarriers;

transmitting, at a first transmission time, a first data packet over the first subchannel and a second data packet over the
second subchannel;

receiving a signal from the receiver indicating an error in the first data packet received by the receiver; and
transmitting, at a second transmission time, a redundancy version of the first data packet over the second subchannel and
a third data packet originally scheduled for the second subchannel over the first subchannel, wherein the first subchannel
and second subchannels have different spatial configurations.

US Pat. No. 9,082,203

IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR IMAGE RESIZING BASED UPON OPERATIONAL FEEDBACK PARAMETERS AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. An image processing system comprising:
a transceiver configured to communicate with a remote terminal over a communications channel; and
an image processor cooperating with said transceiver and configured to
determine an operational parameter associated with at least one of the communications channel and the remote terminal,
generate a resized image from an original image based upon an energy function and the operational parameter and at least one
spatiotemporal template configured to detect and remove activity movement and textures below a smoothness threshold, the at
least one spatiotemporal template for determining regions of movement in the image over a plurality of image frames based
upon a motion vector field and a spatiotemporal texture determined by calculating standard deviations of voxels to determine
deviation from a background of the image, and

transmit the resized image to the remote terminal over the communications channel.

US Pat. No. 9,083,414

LTE MIMO-CAPABLE MULTI-FUNCTIONAL VEHICLE ANTENNA

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A multifunctional vehicle antenna assembly, comprising:
a primary multiple input and multiple output (MIMO) antenna component having a plurality of antennas;
a secondary MIMO antenna component having a plurality of antennas; and
a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) antenna component, wherein the GNSS antenna component is located between the primary
MIMO antenna component and the secondary MIMO antenna component and is located nearer to the secondary MIMO antenna component.

US Pat. No. 9,082,628

TRENCH SCHOTTKY DIODE

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A trench Schottky diode, comprising:
a highly doped substrate of a first conductivity type;
an epitaxial layer of the first conductivity type and applied to the substrate, wherein:
the epitaxial layer includes at least two trenches,
the epitaxial layer is a stepped epitaxial layer including a first partial layer and a second partial layer of different doping
concentrations,

the first partial layer is contacted by the substrate and includes a higher doping concentration than the second partial layer,
the second partial layer is not contacted by the substrate,
the first partial layer determines a breakdown voltage of the trench Schottky diode, and
the trench Schottky diode is a trench Schottky barrier Schottky diode;
a first metal layer disposed at a rear side and serving as a cathode electrode;
a second metal layer disposed at a front side and extending into the trenches, the second metal layer serving as a control
electrode and forming a first Schottky contact with the second partial layer; and

a third metal layer disposed between the second metal layer and each of the bottoms of the trenches, the third metal layer
forming a second Schottky contact with the second partial layer and a third Schottky contact with the first partial layer
wherein a barrier height of the second Schottky contact is different from a barrier height of the third Schottky contact.

US Pat. No. 9,078,937

REFRIGERATOR APPLIANCE AND METHOD FOR USE WITH FRAGRANCE DISPENSER

General Electric Company,...

1. A method for operating a refrigerator appliance, the method comprising:
providing a fragrance dispenser in a housing, the housing disposed in a dispenser recess defined in the refrigerator appliance;
and

flowing a gas from an outlet conduit into the fragrance dispenser.

US Pat. No. 9,084,345

BACKLIGHT MODULE, PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD USED FOR BACKLIGHT MODULE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR THE SAME

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A backlight module, wherein, the backlight module comprises a light bar and a printed circuit board, and the printed circuit
board comprising:
a light bar region used for mounting the light bar of the backlight module, being formed with a conductive circuit for supplying
power for the light bar, comprising an aluminum (Al) layer of the light bar region, a dielectric layer of the light bar region,
a conductive layer and an insulating layer, wherein the Al layer of the light bar region, the dielectric layer of the light
bar region, the conductive layer and the insulating layer overlap sequentially; and

a heat dissipating region connected with the light bar region, comprising an Al layer of the heat dissipating region and a
dielectric layer of the heat dissipating region wherein the Al layer of the heat dissipating region and the dielectric layer
of the heat dissipating region overlap sequentially;

wherein, a connection location of the light bar region and the heat dissipating region disposes with a cutting slot and the
cutting slot locates at a side of the printed circuit board for mounting the light bar in order to prevent a short-circuit
connection between the heat dissipating region and the conductive circuit of the light bar region through the cutting slot.

US Pat. No. 9,083,860

METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLING OPERATION OF A USER-MOUNTED RECORDING DEVICE BASED ON USER MOTION AND EVENT CONTEXT

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A method of recording an event, the method comprising:
determining if a user is walking or running via a body-worn motion sensor;
instructing a body-worn camera to enter a rear-viewing mode or a front-viewing mode based on whether or not the user is walking
or running, wherein the rear-viewing mode is entered when the user is walking and the front-viewing mode is entered when the
user is running.

US Pat. No. 9,080,024

HEAT CONTROL SYSTEM FOR CONSOLIDATION ROLLER

Airbus Helicopters Deutsc...

1. A heat control system for a consolidation roller for producing fiber reinforced polymers made of consolidated layers from
a band of at least one resin pre-impregnated flat tape or tow of composite materials formed by a heating system adapted to
emit heat radiation directed towards the band on an application surface, the system comprising the consolidation roller and
a spindle, the consolidation roller being rotatable on the spindle and comprising a surface made of an elastic deformable,
flexible material,
wherein at least one additional roller with thermal control means is provided and the at least one additional roller is pressed
from outside against the surface of the consolidation roller, the at least one additional roller having a contact surface
defined by a contact region between the at least one additional roller and the surface of the consolidation roller, the contact
surface having a generally oval shape.

US Pat. No. 9,080,227

COPPER ALLOY SHEET AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING COPPER ALLOY SHEET

Mitsubishi Shindoh Co., L...

1. A copper alloy sheet, comprising:
28.0 mass % to 35.0 mass % of Zn, 0.15 mass % to 0.75 mass % of Sn, 0.005 mass % to 0.05 mass % of P, and a balance consisting
of Cu and unavoidable impurities,

wherein an average grain size of the copper alloy sheet is 2.0 ?m to 7.0 ?m,
a sum of an area ratio of a ? phase and an area ratio of a ? phase in a metallographic structure of the copper alloy sheet
is 0% to 0.9%,

a Zn content [Zn] (mass %) and a Sn content [Sn] (mass %) satisfy relationships of 44?[Zn]+20×[Sn]?37 and 32?[Zn]+9×([Sn]?0.25)1/2?37, and

wherein the copper alloy sheet is manufactured by a manufacturing process including a finish cold-rolling process of cold-rolling
a copper alloy material.

US Pat. No. 9,084,258

DYNAMIC SUB-FRAME CONFIGURATION METHOD AND APPARATUS IN TIME DIVISION DUPLEX SYSTEM

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. A dynamic sub-frame configuration method in a Time Division Duplex (TDD) method, comprising:
in the case that the uplink and downlink sub-frame configuration of a cell and the uplink and downlink sub-frame configuration
of its neighboring cell are different in the configuration of a sub-frame,

silencing resources in a set timeslot and/or a set bandwidth on the sub-frame for the cell, and silencing resources on the
sub-frame for the neighboring cell corresponding to the resources not silenced on the sub-frame for the cell; alternatively,
silencing the resources in the set timeslot and/or the set bandwidth on the sub-frame for the neighboring cell, and silencing
the resources on the sub-frame for the cell corresponding to the resources not silenced on the sub-frame for the neighboring
cell.

US Pat. No. 9,081,409

EVENT DETECTION CONTROL SYSTEM FOR OPERATING A REMOTE SENSOR OR PROJECTILE SYSTEM

The United States of Amer...

1. A damage detection and remediation system comprising:
a sensing device configured to be operably coupled to a structure of interest and to sense damage events, the sensing device
including a layer, each of the measuring portions including an input coupling point and an output coupling point and adapted
to conduct an electrical signal from the input coupling point to the output coupling point through said layer, wherein each
of said input and output coupling points are formed on opposing sides of said layer;

a measurement system in electrical communication with the measuring portions of the sensing device, the measurement system
configured to provide electrical signal inputs to the input coupling points of the sensing device, and configured to measure
electrical signal outputs at the output coupling points of the sensing device;

a damage detection processing system operably coupled to the measurement system, the processing system configured to determine
data on a damage event from the sensed damage event based on changes between the electrical signal inputs at the input coupling
points and the electrical signal outputs at the output coupling points, the data including a location of the damage event
on the sensing device, size of damage event, time data of damage event, corresponding damage assessment comprising a category
of the damage event, and a damage event origination axis approximately oriented upon a point of origin of an object associated
with said damage event; and

a targeting device operably coupled to the measurement system and damage detection processing system operable to control movement
and operation of an equipment item having a first operation axis associated with operation of said equipment item comprising
an operation to orient an aiming axis of said equipment item along said damage event orientation axis up to said point of
origin of said object;

wherein said damage event is further determined based on a comparison of changes of said electrical signal outputs between
a first measuring portion and a second measuring portion;

wherein said electrical signal output changes of said first measuring portion includes a baseline measurement data determination
based on a resistance data value associated with a first state of said layer by taking a measurement of electrical signal
outputs of said layer before at least one said damage event, said damage detection processing system and said measuring system
are configured to perform a plurality of continuous said comparisons of changes of said electrical signals to continually
monitor said sensing device for said damage event or damage events at a specified time interval, wherein said baseline measurement
is provided in an initial said measurement of said electrical signal outputs at the output coupling points of the sensing
device;

wherein one or more of said baseline measurement data is reset and stored with one or more new baseline measurement data after
a determination is made by said damage detection processing system that one or more of said measured electrical signals are
different than one or more said baseline measurement data so as to reset damage event detection capability on an ongoing basis
for remaining sections of said sensing device;

further comprising an acoustic sensor supported by a vehicle and in communication with the damage detection processing system,
the acoustic sensor configured to detect soundwaves generated by the firing of a projectile and provide sound wave data to
said damage detection processing system, wherein said damage detection processing system is configured to determine a sound
wave origination axis approximately oriented upon a sound wave point of origin, wherein said damage detection processing system
is further configured to correlate said sound wave point of origin with said damage event origination axis and said point
of origin of said object associated with said damage event and determine a range of spatial orientation correlations, wherein
if said damage detection processing system determines said range of spatial orientation correlations then said damage detection
processing system outputs a damage event correlation data output to a user interface indicating an increased probability of
accurate target identification to a user.

US Pat. No. 9,080,114

METHOD FOR PRODUCING DIESEL FUEL WITH IMPROVED YIELD AND QUALITY BY INTEGRATION OF FLUIDIZED CATALYTIC CRACKING (FCC) AND HYDROCRACKING (HC)

YPF S.A., Ciudad Autonom...

1. A method for producing diesel fuel with improved yield and quality by integration of fluidized catalytic cracking (FCC)
and hydrocracking (HC), comprising the following steps:
a. segregating feedstock to one of a FCC unit and a HC unit arranged in parallel, based on the aromatic hydrocarbon content
of the feedstock, wherein feedstock of a higher aromatic hydrocarbon content is fed to the HC unit;

b. processing at least a portion of the feedstock in the FCC unit, and processing at least a portion of the feedstock in the
HC unit;

c. recovering a FCC effluent and a HC effluent;
d. feeding the FCC effluent and the HC effluent to a common fractionator;
e. fractionating the FCC effluent and the HC effluent in a common fractionation stage;
f. recycling an unconverted fraction from the common fractionator to the FCC unit.

US Pat. No. 9,078,738

STENT WITH EXPANDABLE FOAM

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. A device comprising:
a vascular stent, to be implanted in a patient, including first and second windows along a central lumen of the stent, the
first and second windows respectively including first and second shape memory polymer (SMP) struts that each include SMP having
a first state and a second state;

a SMP foam, coupled to the first and second SMP struts, having a first state and a second state;
a core, included in the central lumen of the stent and directly contacting an inner surface of the first strut but not directly
contacting an outer surface of the first strut, to provide structural support to the first and second SMP struts during advancement
of the stent within vasculature of the patient; and

an outer portion of a heating system that directly contacts an inner portion of the core;
wherein (a) in a first position the vascular stent is configured to be located, with the first and second SMP struts in the
first state and the SMP foam in the first state, proximate to a vascular aneurysm; (b) in a second position the SMP foam is
configured to be expanded to the second state, radially outward from the first and second SMP struts and into the vascular
aneurysm, based on heat from the heating system; and (c) in a third position the first and second SMP struts are configured
to be expanded to the second state, proximate to the vascular aneurysm, based on heat from the heating system;

wherein (d) the inner surface of the first strut is between the core and the first strut and the outer surface of the first
strut is between the first strut and the SMP foam, and (e) the inner portion of the core is between the heating system and
the core and an outer portion of the core is between the core and the stent.

US Pat. No. 9,083,068

ULTRA-WIDEBAND 180 DEGREE HYBRID FOR DUAL-BAND CELLULAR BASESTATION ANTENNA

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A 180° hybrid for feeding at least one dual-polarization radiator of a wideband dual-polarization cellular basestation
antenna, said 180° hybrid comprising:
a substrate of dielectric material;
a pair of metal plates configured in parallel as groundplanes, said substrate disposed between said pair of metal plates;
first and second metallizations comprising a plurality of metal tracks implemented on opposite exterior surfaces of said substrate
in a mirrored configuration to directly overlap one another, said first and second metallizations being shorted together to
keep the metal tracks at the same potential to form a conductor, said metal plates and said first and second metallizations
forming a first stripline circuit that implements a matched splitter with a short-circuit shunt stub, said metal plates being
grounded for said first stripline circuit, a sum input port provided at one end and two output ports provided at opposite
ends, wherein branches of said matched splitter narrow to provide a gap between output tracks providing said two output ports;

a third metallization comprising a plurality of metal tracks disposed within said substrate disposed between said first and
second metallizations to provide a center conductor, said first, second and third metallizations forming a second stripline
circuit, said metal of tracks of said third metallization comprising a plurality of quarter-length transformers of different
widths, a difference input port provided at one end of said second stripline circuit and at a short-circuit point of said
short-circuit shunt stub of said first stripline circuit, a portion of metal track extending across the gap of said first
stripline circuit, wherein a difference signal is applied by said second stripline circuit at said output ports from the input
port of said second stripline circuit due to the break in the ground of the second stripline circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,081,919

DESIGN-FOR-MANUFACTURING—DESIGN-ENABLED-MANUFACTURING (DFM-DEM) PROACTIVE INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING FLOW

GLOBALFOUNDRIES SINGAPORE...

1. A method comprising:
using a computer for
receiving design data related to layout of an integrated circuit (IC);
extracting information from the design data;
performing analysis on the extracted information;
enabling design-for-manufacturing (DFM) and design-enabled-manufacturing (DEM) aware manufacturing (collectively DFM-DEM)
applications using information stored in a knowledge database, wherein the knowledge database stores information related to
DFM and DEM for facilitating DFM-DEM aware manufacturing; and

updating the knowledge database with new information learned from at least the extracted information and the analysis.

US Pat. No. 9,083,895

EMBEDDED DOCUMENT DESTINATION ROUTING RESTRICTIONS

LENOVO ENTERPRISE SOLUTIO...

1. A method for restricting transmission of a document, the method comprising:
loading an image of a document into memory of a computer;
receiving a request to transmit the image to a specified destination; and,
in response to receiving the request, locating an embedded code within the document, extracting a restriction as to the transmission
of the image of the document, the restriction specifying a time of day or date during which the image is either permitted
or prohibited to be transmitted, applying the restriction, and transmitting the image of the document to the specified destination
only if permitted by the restriction.

US Pat. No. 9,083,108

WATERPROOF ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A connector, comprising:
a terminal fitting provided at an end of an electric wire; and
a connector housing including a terminal accommodation part in which the terminal fitting is accommodated, wherein
the connector is to be waterproofed by a filler filled into a filling chamber of the connector housing,
the filling chamber is arranged to allow at least a wire connection part and an continuous part which is continuous to an
electrical contact part and continuous to the wire connection part in the terminal fitting to be immersed in the filler, and

the connector further comprises a holder fitted in the connector housing and engaged with the electric wire which is drawn
from the filling chamber, wherein

the holder includes a holder body and a plurality of first ribs extending from the holder body, the first ribs being formed
integrally with the holder body, and extending across an opening of the filling chamber and partly being immersed in the filler,
wherein

the holder body includes pressing grooves to be in contact with the electric wire, and each of the plurality of first ribs
respectively extends substantially along a widthwise center of a corresponding one of the pressing grooves, and

each of the first ribs is formed to extend to a position corresponding to the continuous part or the wire connection part,
and an extension part is integrally formed with one of the first ribs, the extension part extending from the partly immersed
portion of the one first ribs toward a bottom of the filling chamber so as to contact the continuous part or the wire connection
part.

US Pat. No. 9,081,548

ASSEMBLY MECHANISM AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREWITH

Wistron Corporation, Hsi...

1. An assembly mechanism for installing a first module on a second module, comprising:
a first sliding member installed on the second module in a slidable manner, an opening being formed on the first sliding member;
an assembly member with an end detachably contained inside the opening on the first sliding member and an another end pivoted
to a lateral side of the first module, the assembly member being driven by the first module to slide the first sliding member
in a first direction when the first module rotates in a first rotating direction;

a second sliding member installed on the first sliding member in a slidable manner, the second sliding member being for covering
the opening, so as to constrain the end of the assembly member inside the opening; and

a pushing structure disposed on the second module, the pushing structure being for driving the second sliding member to separate
from the opening in a separating direction when the first sliding member is slid in the first direction, so as to remove the
end of the assembly member from the opening.

US Pat. No. 9,081,289

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPTIMIZATION OF AN IMAGED PATTERN OF A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method, comprising:
providing a layout of a device having a pattern of features;
identifying a first portion of at least one feature of the plurality of features;
assigning an image criteria for the first portion;
determining a lithography optimization parameter based on the assigned image criteria for the first portion; and
imaging the first portion of the at least one feature onto a semiconductor substrate using the determined lithography optimization
parameter;

wherein the at least one feature is symmetrical as defined by a layout file, wherein the imaging provides an imaged first
feature on the semiconductor substrate, and wherein the imaged first feature is asymmetrical.

US Pat. No. 9,083,897

INFRARED CAMERA SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DUAL SENSOR APPLICATIONS

FLIR Systems, Inc., Wils...

1. A method comprising:
receiving visible light sensor data corresponding to a visible light image;
receiving infrared sensor data corresponding to an infrared image comprising thermal information from an infrared wavelength
spectrum;

receiving a control parameter;
scaling a luminance data part of the visible light sensor data by a first amount using the control parameter;
scaling a luminance data part of the infrared sensor data by a second amount using the control parameter; and
generating output image data by combining the scaled luminance data parts.

US Pat. No. 9,081,193

INTERFEROMETRIC SYSTEMS AND METHODS

The Arizona Board of Rege...

1. An optical system comprising:
at least one light source including a deep ultraviolet light source configured to generate first light having a wavelength
within a window in the deep ultraviolet region of the electromagnetic spectrum within which a local minimum in the absorption
coefficient of oxygen occurs that at standard temperature and pressure is less than 25 atm?1 cm?1, wherein the wavelength is approximately 121.6 nm, and wherein the at least one light source is further configured to generate
second light that includes visible light or near-ultraviolet light and that is directed toward a target location to allow
for locating of a feature of interest at the target location;

a lens device that receives at least a first portion of the generated first light, directs at least some of the first portion
of the generated first light toward the target location, receives reflected light from the target location, and directs at
least some of the reflected light toward a further location, wherein a region within a housing of the deep ultraviolet light
source experiences a sub-atmospheric pressure and is substantially sealed off from an outside atmosphere, and wherein at least
a part of a light path between the deep ultraviolet light source and the target location is other than at a high vacuum;

a camera device that is positioned at one of the further location and an additional location, wherein the camera device receives
at least a second portion of the reflected light; and

a beam splitter positioned between at least two of the deep ultraviolet light source, the lens device and the camera device,
whereby an image is generated by the camera device based upon the second portion of the reflected light,
wherein the optical system is an interferometer.

US Pat. No. 9,080,523

METHOD TO IMPROVE BLOWTHROUGH VIA SPLIT EXHAUST

Ford Global Technologies,...

18. An engine system, comprising:
an engine cylinder having a first exhaust valve, a second exhaust valve, and a third valve;
a turbocharger;
a first exhaust passage communicating the first exhaust valve directly to only a turbine of the turbocharger;
a second exhaust passage communicating the second exhaust valve directly to only an emission control device;
a third passage communicating the third valve directly to only an inlet of the turbocharger compressor.

US Pat. No. 9,079,407

INKJET APPARATUS AND METHOD OF COLLECTING MIST

SCREEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD....

1. An inkjet apparatus comprising:
a transport mechanism for transporting a strip-shaped base material in a direction of movement along the length thereof;
at least one jet head for jetting out ink droplets toward a recording surface of said base material;
a switching part for bending said base material in a direction opposite to said recording surface in a position downstream
in said direction of movement as viewed from said at least one jet head to switch said direction of movement from a first
direction to a second direction; and

a mist suction part for suctioning air containing mist of said ink from near said recording surface of said base material
passing over said switching part, said mist suction part including a suction opening at least part of which is positioned
on the extension of said first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,078,687

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MAGNETICALLY SUSPENDING TISSUE STRUCTURES

Mohammadreza Rohaninejad,...

1. A tissue suspension system comprising:
a grasper placement tool having a shaft with a distal end and a driver,
a tissue grasper detachably secured to the distal end of the shaft, wherein the tissue grasper includes a pair of pivotally
attached clamping jaws, a lockable piston and a link which drivably connects the piston to one of the jaws, wherein the driver
of the grasper placement tool is configured to axially translate the piston to open and close the jaws via the link and to
lock and unlock the piston so that the tissue grasper can be closed over tissue and remain closed over tissue after being
detached from the grasper placement tool, wherein the lockable piston comprises external threads which selectively engage
internal threads on an internal surface of a shank portion of the tissue grasper, wherein the shank portion is configured
to be opened and closed to disengage and engage the external and internal threads;

a magnetic coupling element;
a tether securing the magnetic coupling element to the tissue grasper; and
an external suspension magnet, wherein at least one of the magnetic coupling element and the external suspension magnet is
configured to provide an adjustable magnetic field, wherein both the external suspension magnet and the magnetic coupling
element are configured to provide an adjustable magnetic field.

US Pat. No. 9,083,303

ACOUSTIC WAVE DEVICE

TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD., T...

1. An acoustic wave device comprising:
a substrate;
a dielectric film formed on the substrate; and
a pair of IDT electrodes opposing each other provided between the substrate and the dielectric film,
wherein at least one of the substrate and the dielectric film is piezoelectric,
wherein the IDT electrodes each include an electrode finger that extends in at least one direction,
wherein the dielectric film has a sloped area in a gap portion that is an area between a tip of the electrode finger of one
of the IDT electrodes and the other IDT electrode that is opposing to said one of the IDT electrodes in the direction of extension
of the electrode finger, so that a film thickness of the dielectric film changes in said gap, and

wherein a film thickness difference caused by the change in the film thickness of the dielectric film in said sloped area
is greater than a thickness of the IDT electrodes.

US Pat. No. 9,082,732

ORGANIC EL DISPLAY PANEL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A method of manufacturing an organic EL display panel, the method comprising:
forming, above a substrate, a plurality of first electrodes in both a row direction and a column direction of a surface of
the substrate;

forming, above the substrate, a bank layer having openings that are in one-to-one correspondence with the first electrodes,
the openings each exposing at least a part of a corresponding one of the first electrodes;

forming organic light-emission layers by using an inkjet head having a plurality of nozzles, by (i) moving at least one of
the inkjet head and the substrate in the row direction and thereby causing relative movement of the inkjet head and the substrate
with respect to one another, and (ii) when each of the nozzles arrives above one of the openings as a result of the relative
movement, causing said each of the nozzles to eject an ink liquid droplet with respect to said one of the openings so that
the ink liquid droplet arrives inside said one of the openings; and

forming a second electrode above the organic light-emission layers, wherein
the bank layer is formed such that, among the openings, a first column-direction array of openings and a second column-direction
array of openings are offset with respect to one another in the column direction by an offset amount that is no greater than
50% of a predetermined pitch at which the openings are disposed in the column direction, and

the organic light-emission layers are formed by using some of the nozzles as a first group of nozzles and using some of the
nozzles as a second group of nozzles, and by switching between the first group of nozzles and the second group of nozzles,
the first group of nozzles used when the inkjet head arrives above the first column-direction array of openings and ejecting
ink liquid droplets with respect to the first column-direction array of openings, the second group of nozzles used when the
inkjet head arrives above the second column-direction array of openings and ejecting ink liquid droplets with respect to the
second column-direction array of openings.

US Pat. No. 9,082,241

WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS CIRCUIT

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

1. An apparatus comprising:
a portable motion-sensing circuit configured and arranged to be carried by a user and to indicate that motion is sensed in
response to detecting whether the user has been moving for a predetermined period of time; and

a communication circuit communicatively coupled to the motion-sensing circuit and configured and arranged to operate in an
active mode and an inactive mode in which the communication circuit is consuming less power relative to power consumed by
the communication circuit in the active mode, and in which wireless access authentication communications with the communication
circuit are respectively permitted and inhibited in the active and inactive modes, wherein the communication circuit is configured
and arranged to operate in the active mode in response to a spectral characteristic of the motion being sensed at the motion-sensing
circuit and a type of motion indicated by the spectral characteristic, and to use the low-frequency communication circuit
to detect a polling signal from a remote base station, and

identify the remote base station based upon the polling signal.

US Pat. No. 9,079,925

ALKALINE EARTH METAL-COMPLEXED METAL AMIDES

BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPER...

1. A process for preparing an AE-complexed metal amide of formula (I)

wherein
AE is an alkaline earth metal selected from calcium and magnesium;
M is a metal selected from Sc, Ti, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn and Al;
X is a halogen atom selected from the group consisting of fluorine, chlorine, bromine and iodine;
R1 and R2 are each independently selected from the group consisting of (C1-C8)alkyl optionally substituted by 1-2 R3 radicals;

or
R1 and R2 together form a —(CH2)4—, —(CH2)5— or —(CH2)2O(CH2)2— group, where each of these groups may optionally be substituted by 1-4 R4 radicals;

R3 is independently selected from halogen, (C1-C3)alkoxy, (C1-C3)haloalkoxy and (C2-C4)dialkylamino;

R4 is selected from halogen, (C1-C3)alkyl, (C1-C3)alkoxy, (C1-C3)haloalkoxy and (C2-C4)dialkylamino,

by reacting a chloroamine of formula (II)
with one or more alkaline earth metals (AE) in elemental form and one or more metals (M) in elemental form, where R1, R2, AE and M are each as defined above.

US Pat. No. 9,083,130

DIFFERENTIALLY COUPLED CONNECTOR

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. A connector comprising:
a housing with a mating face and a support face and a mounting side, wherein a slot is positioned in the mating face, the
slot having a first side with a first set of terminal grooves and a second side with a second set of terminal grooves and
a width define by the first and second side, and the housing further includes a channel in the support face;

a terminal block mounted in the first channel;
a first set of terminals insert molded in the terminal block and extending from the mounting side to the first set of terminal
grooves, the first set of terminals forming a first row of terminals in the slot, the first row of terminals including a first
and second differential pair spaced apart by at least one ground terminal, each of the terminals that form the first and second
differential pair including a tail, a contact and a body, wherein the terminal block supports the first set of terminals,
wherein the body of each of the terminals that form the first and second differential pair has a block portion and a free
portion, the block portion positioned in the terminal block and having a first width and the free portion having a second
width greater than the first width; and

a second set of terminals extending from the mounting face to the second set of terminal grooves, the second set of terminals
forming a second row of terminals, wherein the terminals that form the first and second differential pair are at a first pitch
at the contact and are at a second pitch at the body, the second pitch being less than the first pitch, wherein the block
portions of the signal terminals that form the differential pair are separated by a first distance and the free portions of
the signal terminals that form the differential pair are separated by a second distance, the first distance being greater
than the second distance, wherein the block portions are on a third pitch and the free portions are on a fourth pitch and
the third pitch is less than the fourth pitch.

US Pat. No. 9,082,774

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...

1. A display device comprising:
a substrate including a display area and a non-display area, wherein the non-display area is outside of the display area;
a plurality of drivers on the non-display area of the substrate, each of the drivers having a first alignment mark on a first
side of the driver and a second alignment mark on a second side of the driver;

a first contact pad having a third alignment mark on a first portion of the non-display area of the substrate;
a second contact pad having a fourth alignment mark on a second portion of the non-display area of the substrate;
wherein the third alignment mark of the first contact pad corresponds to the first alignment mark of the driver and the fourth
alignment mark of the second contact pad corresponds to the second alignment mark of the driver.

US Pat. No. 9,080,857

DEVICE FOR INTERFERENTIAL DISTANCE MEASUREMENT

DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN G...

1. A device for interferential distance measurement, comprising:
a light source that emits a light beam along a propagation direction;
a scanning plate comprising a splitter that splits said light beam into a measurement beam and a reference beam;
a reflector disposed spaced-apart in a direction of said propagation direction, wherein said reflector is embodied as a plane
mirror and is movable with respect to said scanning plate along an axis which is perpendicular to a surface of said reflector;

a detector element, wherein said measurement beam and said reference beam are propagated from said splitter along different
optical paths toward said reflector, where a back reflection of said measurement beam and said reference beam occurs at said
surface of said reflector toward said scanning plate, and wherein at a combining location said measurement beam and said reference
beam attain interfering superposition, and wherein said measurement beam and said reference beam interfering at said combining
location are detected by said detector element so that said detector element generates a distance signal regarding a distance
between said scanning plate and said reflector along said axis; and

a signal processing unit that has a structure to receive said distance signal from said detector element and determine said
distance based on said distance signal.

US Pat. No. 9,080,723

PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND RESPONSE SYSTEM

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

8. A method of responding to a person in the vicinity of a vehicle, the method comprising:
processing an image of the vicinity of the vehicle to identify a marker disposed on the person;
determining a zone relative to the vehicle in which the marker is present; and
activating a warning apparatus based on the zone and the result of the processing step.

US Pat. No. 9,083,723

METHOD FOR PROVIDING EARLY-MEDIA SERVICE BASED ON SESSION INITIATION PROTOCOL

SK TELECOM CO., LTD., Se...

1. A method of a session initiation protocol (SIP) based call connection by a terminating terminal, the method comprising:
receiving an invite message containing a first session description protocol (SDP) information on an originating terminal via
an application server;

transmitting a 180 ringing message containing a second SDP information on the terminating terminal to the application server,
prior to transmitting a call response message, wherein the terminating terminal transmits the 180 ringing message after the
application server acquires media information for early media and provides the early media to the originating terminal;

transmitting the call response message responsive to the invite message to the application server; and
establishing a call with the originating terminal,
wherein the second SDP information is provided to the originating terminal by the application server before the terminating
terminal transmits the call response message.

US Pat. No. 9,083,652

CROWD BASED CONTENT DELIVERY

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A method for managing content delivery within a network, comprising:
receiving at a resource manager computer system coupled to the network and configured to facilitate servicing of requests
for a content item published by a node of the network registered with the resource manager computer system as a resource consumer
a specification of a resource consumer policy for servicing requests for the content item;

receiving at the resource manager computer system a specification from a node of the network registered with the resource
manager computer system as a resource provider of a resource provider policy for using a content delivery service available
at the resource provider;

determining using a processor of the resource manager computer system that the resource consumer policy for servicing requests
for the content item and the resource provider policy for using the available content delivery service are compatible;

selecting, by the resource manager computer system, the resource provider to service at least a subset of requests for the
content item;

facilitating caching of the content item at the resource provider; and
redirecting, by a content redirect action of a communication protocol supported by the network, a received client request
for the content item to the resource provider for servicing, wherein the resource provider is configured to service the client
request by providing the content item to the requesting client.

US Pat. No. 9,083,243

PROTECTION CIRCUIT FOR PROTECTING A HALF-BRIDGE CIRCUIT

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUS...

1. A method, comprising:
periodically alternately switching first and second switches for a switched-on duration; and
counting periodically recurring intervals of time during which a voltage across a resistor exceeds a threshold value at least
once.

US Pat. No. 9,083,119

CONNECTOR HAVING A HOUSING WITH A PAIR OF ENGAGEMENT ARMS AND CATCH MEMBERS

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. A connector for insertion into a receiving frame, the connector comprising:
a cable, the cable enclosing a plurality of wires;
a plurality of conductive terminals, the terminals terminated to the cable wires at a termination area, the terminals being
supported by, and the termination area being enclosed by, an internal body portion of the connector, the internal body portion
including a premolded mass of material; and

a protective housing enclosing the termination area, the housing including a pair of engagement arms and at least one catch
member, the engagement arms extending lengthwise from parallel sides of the connector, each engagement arm including a backbone
portion, each backbone portion terminating in two opposing ends, each backbone portion being spaced from the housing by an
intervening opening, the opening having a configuration that biases the backbone portion outwardly from the housing, urging
the connector rearward, each catch member extending from a top side of the connector, the top side being perpendicular to
the parallel sides;

wherein the engagement arms and each catch member serve to affix the housing within the frame both horizontally and vertically,
and centers the housing horizontally within the frame.

US Pat. No. 9,082,187

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CORRECTING DISTORTION IN AN IMAGE DUE TO ROTATIONAL MOTION OF AN IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE OCCURRING WHILE THE IMAGE IS BEING CAPTURED

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A system operable to correct for distortion in a captured image, the distortion in the captured image having been caused
by a rotation of an image capture device while the captured image was being captured by the image capture device, the system
comprising:
an orientation sensor configured to perform a first measurement concurrently with the image capture device capturing the captured
image;

a rotation module configured to generate, based on the first measurement, a rotation matrix;
a correction module configured to, based on the rotation matrix, produce a corrected image by correcting the distortion in
the captured image caused by the rotation of the image capture device; and

a restoration module configured to selectively revert the corrected image back to the captured image based on (i) the corrected
image and (ii) the rotation matrix.

US Pat. No. 9,081,821

SPELL CHECK USING COLUMN CURSOR

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A system comprising:
a query parser configured to parse an input query into one or more tokens;
a document searcher configured to compare the one or more tokens against spell storage tables to derive alternative tokens,
and to launch a spell cursor in response to a determination that no matches are found in the spell storage tables for the
one or more tokens;

the spell cursor configured to calculate scores for permutations of the tokens and alternative tokens, the scores representing
a likelihood to use the permutation as the input query, the spell cursor calculates the scores by accessing a directed acyclic
word graph (DAWG) containing alternative tokens indexed by n-grams of continuous sequences of alternative tokens; and

the spell cursor further configured to generate a memory table including the permutations of the tokens and alternative tokens
and the calculated scores, and to pass the memory table to a column cursor, the column cursor designed to generate an output
table of results based on queries to a database using the permutations.

US Pat. No. 9,084,111

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING LEVELED SECURITY KEY HOLDER

ARUBA NETWORKS, INC., Su...

1. A method comprising:
detecting, by a network device in a wireless network, a roaming or connection pattern of one or more wireless clients in the
wireless network based on requests received from the wireless clients;

prioritizing two or more of: (1) a first selecting rule based on an initial association of a particular wireless client with
the wireless network; (2) a second selecting rule based on at least one of a roaming pattern and a connection pattern of the
particular wireless client; (3) a third selecting rule based on a random election among a plurality of network devices capable
of servicing as the appropriate key holder for the particular wireless client; or (4) a fourth selecting rule based on connectivity
of the particular wireless client; and

selecting a key holder for storing a second level key for a particular wireless client among a plurality of network devices
based on prioritized rules, wherein the second level key is derived from a first level key which is derived from a pre-configured
key, and wherein the second level key is used to generate a derived security key for authenticating the particular wireless
client.

US Pat. No. 9,083,577

SAMPLER CIRCUIT FOR A DECISION FEEDBACK EQUALIZER AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF

Nvidia Corporation, Sant...

1. A sampler for sampling an input signal state, comprising:
a first sampler portion including a series-coupled first master regeneration latch and first slave latch;
a second sampler portion including a series-coupled second master regeneration latch and second slave latch; and
a first feedback circuit coupled to a first node between said first master regeneration latch and said first slave latch and
operable to provide a feedback signal to said second master regeneration latch to cause a bias charge to be built up therefor,
wherein said bias charge is generated during a track mode of said sampler and subsequent latching occurs in a regeneration
mode of said sampler.

US Pat. No. 9,083,527

USING MOBILE DATA TO ESTABLISH A SHARED SECRET IN SECOND-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION

Symantec Corporation, Mo...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a server computer system, mobile device activity data from a mobile device;
verifying that the mobile device activity data matches mobile device activity data that is stored at the mobile device, wherein
the mobile device activity data comprises mobile device location data, mobile device usage data, mobile application usage
data, and mobile application inventory data;

generating a shared secret at the server computer system using the received mobile device activity data, wherein the shared
secret at the server computer system matches a shared secret generated at the mobile device; and

sending a message to the mobile device indicating criteria for the mobile device to use to generate a shared secret at the
mobile device, wherein the criteria comprises at least one of the mobile device activity data to use to generate the shared
secret, one or more sampling algorithms to use to generate the shared secret, a length of the shared secret, or an order of
the mobile device activity data to use to generate the shared secret.

US Pat. No. 9,082,564

KEY SUPPORT ARRANGEMENT FOR NARROW KEY SWITCH STRUCTURE

Oki Electric Industry Co....

2. A key switch structure in which a key top is pushed-down and makes contact with a conductor, and the key top is returned
to an original position by a restoring member, the key switch structure comprising:
a plurality of supporting members that support the key top so as to be movable vertically;
wherein the length of at least one side of each of the plurality of supporting members is less than or equal to a placement
diameter of the restoring member;

wherein the key switch structure further comprises a first restricting portion that restricts positional offset, in a predetermined
direction, of at least one supporting member among the plurality of supporting members, and a second restricting portion that
restricts positional offset, in the predetermined direction, of the key top with respect to the at least one supporting member;

wherein the key switch structure further comprises a third restricting portion that restricts positional offset, in a direction
that is different than the predetermined direction, of a supporting member other than the at least one supporting member among
the plurality of supporting members, and a fourth restricting portion that restricts positional offset, in the direction that
is different than the predetermined direction, of the key top with respect to the supporting member other than the at least
one supporting member;

wherein the first and second restricting portions also restrict positional offsets of the at least one supporting member and
the key top, respectively, in a direction opposite to the predetermined direction;

wherein the third and fourth restricting portions also restrict positional offsets of the other one of the supporting members
and the key top, respectively, in a direction opposite to the direction that is different than the predetermined direction;
and

wherein the third restricting portion is configured by inner sides of both side end portions of the other one of the supporting
members abutting a holder, and the fourth restricting portion is configured by fixing walls formed at the key top abutting
end portions of the other one of the supporting members.

US Pat. No. 9,081,167

LENS COMPRESSION MOLDED OVER LED DIE

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. An intermediate product during the fabrication of a light emitting device, the device having been separated from a mold,
defining a lens, to form an encapsulating lens over the die, the mold not including a liquid channel through which liquid
lens material is injected into the mold, the device being at a time immediately after the LED die and lens are separated from
the mold, the device comprising:
a light emitting diode (LED) die attached to a support structure; and
a molded lens, entirely formed of cured lens material as a continuous homogeneous member, directly over, encapsulating, and
contacting the LED die, the lens being completely composed of the cured lens material, wherein there is no lens material extending
from the lens that is remaining from a liquid channel immediately after the LED die and lens are separated from the mold,

wherein there is no additional solid material covering and in contact with the molded lens.

US Pat. No. 9,079,445

IMAGE FORMING METHOD AND COMBINATION OF THERMAL TRANSFER SHEET AND THERMAL TRANSFER IMAGE-RECEIVING SHEET

DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., ...

1. An image forming method in which an image is formed by using a thermal transfer sheet and a thermal transfer image-receiving
sheet in combination, wherein the thermal transfer sheet comprises a substrate, a dye layer formed on one surface of the substrate
and a back face layer formed on another surface of the substrate, wherein the thermal transfer image-receiving sheet comprises
another substrate and a dye-receiving layer formed on one surface of the other substrate, which is characterized in that the
dye layer of the thermal transfer sheet comprises a sublimation type dye, a binder resin, and (A) a polyether modified silicone
having a viscosity of not less than 1000 mm2/s at 25° C.; and the dye-receiving layer of the thermal transfer image-receiving sheet comprises an aqueous dye-receiving
layer.

US Pat. No. 9,082,202

IMAGE DETECTION AND PROCESSING FOR BUILDING CONTROL

enLighted, Inc., Sunnyva...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
at least one image sensor;
a controller, wherein at least one of the controller, or an external controller electronically connected to the controller
are operative to:

obtain a plurality of images from the at least one image sensor;
determine a color difference image of a color difference between consecutive images of the plurality of images;
determining an area of the color difference image wherein the color difference is greater than a threshold;
create an occupancy candidate based on filtering of the determined area if the determined area is less than a light change
threshold;

generate one or more centroids that represent areas of the occupancy candidate that are greater than a second threshold;
track the one or more centroids over a period of time; and
detect occupancy if one or more of the centroids is detected to have moved more than a movement threshold over the period
of time.

US Pat. No. 9,081,065

INDUCTANCE MEASURING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MEASURING AN INDUCTANCE PARAMETER OF PERMANENT MOTOR

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. An inductance measuring device for measuring an inductance parameter of a permanent motor, the inductance measuring device
comprising:
a signal conversion unit, for converting a signal corresponding to a d-axis given current signal and a signal corresponding
to a q-axis given current signal into a three-phase command signal, and converting a three-phase feedback signal of the permanent
motor into a d-axis feedback signal and a q-axis feedback signal;

a power conversion unit for receiving the three-phase command signal and outputting a motor control signal corresponding to
the three-phase command signal, so as to obtain the three-phase feedback signal based on the motor control signal; and

a parameter calculation unit, for receiving a first response signal corresponding to the d-axis given current signal, a second
response signal corresponding to the q-axis given current signal, a third response signal corresponding to the d-axis feedback
signal and a fourth response signal corresponding to the q-axis feedback signal, and calculating a d-axis inductance and a
q-axis inductance based on the first, second, third and fourth response signals when the permanent motor is in a stationary
state.

US Pat. No. 9,082,798

SUBSTRATE COLLECTING METHOD

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A substrate collecting method for withdrawing a substrate by a transfer arm, the method comprising:
a substrate peripheral portion detecting step for detecting a peripheral portion of the substrate, which is a target to be
withdrawn, based on output images from a plurality of imaging units disposed along a peripheral portion shape of the substrate;

a substrate position deviation correcting step for, when the peripheral portion of the substrate can be detected by at least
one imaging unit, acquiring a positional deviation from a preset reference position based on a horizontal position of the
substrate obtained from a shape of the detected peripheral portion, and correcting the positional deviation by moving the
substrate in a horizontal direction if the deviation exceeds a withdrawable range; and

a substrate collecting step for withdrawing the substrate by the transfer arm when the deviation does not exceed the withdrawable
range, or when the deviation is reduced not to exceed the withdrawable range through the substrate position deviation correcting
step.

US Pat. No. 9,082,578

ELECTRON EMISSION ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY CO...

1. An electron emission device, comprising:
a substrate comprising a metal tip;
carbon nano tubes that are positioned on the metal tip; and
a lithium layer that is positioned on the carbon nano tubes.

US Pat. No. 9,081,249

ELECTROPHORESIS DISPLAY APPARATUS

E INK HOLDINGS INC., Hsi...

1. An electrophoresis display apparatus, comprising:
an electronic-ink layer;
a passive-matrix substrate, having an electrode surface, the electrode surface comprising a plurality of electrodes arranged
as a square array;

a conducting layer, having a predetermined shape, the conducting layer being disposed between the electronic-ink layer and
the electrode surface of the passive-matrix substrate and configured to transmit a plurality of signals on the electrodes
to the electronic-ink layer, so that the electronic-ink layer can display an image having the predetermined shape; and

a cover, configured for covering a display area of the electronic-ink layer and showing the predetermined shape of the conducting
layer displayed on the electronic-ink layer,

wherein the cover and the electronic-ink layer have the same area size and shape.

US Pat. No. 9,079,376

PREPREG, LAMINATE OBTAINED WITH THE SAME AND PRINTED-WIRING BOARD

Hitachi Chemical Company,...

1. A prepreg comprising a fiber substrate and a layer made of a thermosetting resin composition, wherein the layer made of
the thermosetting resin composition contains a modified silicone oil or a compound having a skeleton derived from a modified
silicone oil, and the layer made of a thermosetting resin composition has a phase separation structure, said phase separation
structure being a sea-island structure, wherein an occupying area ratio of an island portion of the sea-island structure per
unit area on an observation surface of the layer made of a thermosetting resin composition is 10% or more to 45% or less,
and wherein the thermosetting resin composition contains at least one of a cyanate resin and an unsaturated imide resin.
US Pat. No. 9,080,158

METHOD OF PRODUCING S-ADENOSYL-L-METHIONINE-CONTAINING DRY YEAST HAVING EXCELLENT STORAGE STABILITY, THE PRODUCT THEREOF AND COMPOSITION FOR ORAL INTAKE

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A method for producing a dry yeast containing S-adenosyl-L-methionine, the dry yeast having excellent storage stability
of S-adenosyl-L-methionine, the method using a yeast having production capability of S-adenosyl-L-methionine, in which a combination
of sulfuric acid and an ascorbic acid compound or a salt thereof is added to a yeast concentrate separated from a fungus culture
liquid of the yeast, and the concentrate is then dried, wherein an addition amount of the ascorbic acid compound or a salt
thereof is in a range of from 0.6 to 2.8 times by mol S-adenosyl-L-methionine contained in the yeast concentrate.

US Pat. No. 9,083,871

PLANT IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE AND IMAGE CAPTURE METHOD THEREOF

Institute for Information...

1. A plant image capture device, comprising:
a first mirror, disposed at a side of an image measurement position, so as to generate a first mirror image of a plant disposed
on the image measurement position;

a first image capture device, used to obtain at least one image comprising a direct image and the first mirror image of the
plant;

an image processing module, using a frame of the first mirror as a feature, dividing the obtained at least one image and obtaining
the direct image and the first mirror image; and

an operation processing module, restoring the first mirror image, so as to obtain a first image of the plant.

US Pat. No. 9,083,621

POLICY-BASED MANAGEMENT METHOD FOR REMOTE MANAGEMENT OF HOME DEVICES

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. Policy-based management method for remote management of a home device (3), said method comprising:
a triggering step wherein the operational state of the home device (3) changes under occurrence of a triggering event belonging to one of the following event categories:

a device event, where the event is automatically produced by the home device (3);

a scheduled event, where the event is automatically produced by a clock; and
a user event, where the event is produced by a user;
an evaluation step, wherein a home device management (HDM) server (9) evaluates at least one device selection criterion; and

a policy run cycle, wherein the HDM server (9) runs a policy on the home device (3), said policy being selected among the following policies:

an activation policy if the triggering event is of the device type;
a management policy if the triggering event is of the scheduled type; and
a transient policy if the triggering event is of the user type.

US Pat. No. 9,081,944

ACCESS CONTROL FOR PERSONALIZED USER INFORMATION MAINTAINED BY A TELEMATICS UNIT

General Motors LLC, Detr...

1. A method for limiting access to personalization information for a registered primary vehicle user for a vehicle including
a telematics unit, the method comprising:
storing personalization information of the registered primary vehicle user within a non-transitory memory;
blocking, after the storing, access to the personalization information of the registered primary vehicle user during use of
the vehicle by a driver that has not been authenticated as the registered primary vehicle user;

permitting a change to a first setting value on the vehicle by the driver that has not been authenticated as the registered
primary vehicle user;

authenticating, after the storing, the registered primary vehicle user;
providing, in response to successful authentication of the registered primary vehicle user during the authenticating, access
to the personalization information for the registered primary vehicle user; and

restoring, after the permitting and authenticating, the first setting value on the vehicle, based upon a setting value stored
in the non-transitory memory.

US Pat. No. 9,080,946

DIGITAL ROCK ANALYSIS SYSTEMS AND METHODS WITH MULTIPHASE FLOW REV DETERMINATION

Ingrain, Inc., Houston, ...

1. A digital rock analysis method that comprises:
deriving from a pore-matrix model at least one pore structure parameter;
determining a distribution of multiple phases within pores of the pore-matrix model;
based on said distribution, partitioning the pore-matrix model into multiple phase-matrix models;
deriving said at least one pore structure parameter from each of the phase-matrix models; and
producing a representation of the at least one pore structure parameter's dependence on said distribution.
US Pat. No. 9,079,777

METHOD FOR PRODUCING INORGANIC OXIDE PARTICLES

TOKUYAMA CORPORATION, Sh...

1. A method for producing inorganic oxide particles, comprising at least the following steps of:
coagulating a dispersion obtained by carrying out the hydrolysis reaction and the polycondensation reaction of a metal alkoxide
in the presence of a basic catalyst by using of a mixture of water and an alcohol as a solvent;

filtering the dispersion to obtain particles; and
drying the particles, wherein
the step of coagulating the dispersion is carried out by adding a coagulant comprising at least one compound selected from
the group consisting of carbon dioxide, ammonium carbonate, ammonium hydrogen carbonate and ammonium carbamate to the dispersion.

US Pat. No. 9,083,424

FREQUENCY MULTIPLYING TRANSCEIVER

University of Washington ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a local oscillator configured to (i) receive a first reference signal having a first-reference frequency and (ii) generate,
based on the received first reference signal, a set of oscillation signals, wherein each oscillation signal of the set has
a respective oscillation frequency that is equal to the first-reference frequency; and

an edge combiner coupled to the local oscillator, wherein the edge combiner is configured to combine the set of oscillation
signals into an output signal, wherein the output signal has an output frequency that is (i) a multiple of the first-reference
frequency or (ii) a difference frequency equal to a difference of (a) a second-reference frequency of a second-reference signal
and (b) a multiple of the first-reference frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,081,255

EMBEDDED LINEAR MOTOR DRIVE FOR IR CAMERA SHUTTER

BAE Systems Information a...

1. A motor drive for a camera comprising:
a shutter comprising a shutter plate for covering a focal plane array window of said camera;
a friction enhancement on said shutter plate;
a drive mechanism comprising a positive drive comprising a rotatable pinion shaft and pinion gear on one end of said pinion
shaft for achieving desired movement of said shutter; and

a housing having outer sides for enclosing said shutter and said drive mechanism.

US Pat. No. 9,081,148

SYSTEMS, METHODS AND COMPUTER-ACCESSIBLE MEDIUM WHICH PROVIDE MICROSCOPIC IMAGES OF AT LEAST ONE ANATOMICAL STRUCTURE AT A PARTICULAR RESOLUTION

The General Hospital Corp...

1. An apparatus for providing at least one electro-magnetic radiation to at least one sample, comprising:
a plurality of wave-guiding arrangements configured to (i) provide the at least one electro-magnetic radiation along different
paths, and (ii) at a point of emission of each of the wave guiding arrangements, cause a phase of each of the at least one
electro-magnetic radiation to have a predetermined value; and

at least one lens arrangement which is configured to receive the at least one electro-magnetic radiation from the wave-guiding
arrangements, and generate a focus-spot radiation to have a diameter that is smaller than a diffraction limited spot on or
in the sample.

US Pat. No. 9,084,210

USER TERMINAL AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user terminal that performs radio communications with a base station apparatus in a mobile communication system, comprising:
a processor for:
acquiring a parameter from the base station apparatus, wherein the parameter includes a variable number of resource blocks
of an uplink control channel (PUCCH) allocated at both ends of a system band and an identification number of a root sequence
of a random access preamble (PRACH); and

transmitting the random access preamble to the base station apparatus by using a PRACH (Physical Random Access Channel) formed
with six resource blocks,

wherein a maximum value of transmission power of the PRACH is defined as a rated power minus MPR (maximum power reduction),
the MPR being determined by the variable number of resource blocks of the PUCCH and the identification number of the root
sequence of the PRACH, and the rated power being defined in the mobile communication system.

US Pat. No. 9,082,501

SHIFT REGISTER APPARATUS AND DISPLAY SYSTEM UTILIZING THE SAME

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Chu...

1. A shift register apparatus, comprising:
a plurality of shift registers, each shift register comprising:
a first shift register cell, which are serially connected, each of the shift register cell having an input terminal connected
to an output terminal of a preceding shift register cell and an output terminal connected to an input terminal of a succeeding
shift register cell, comprising:

a first logic unit generating a first control signal and a second control signal according to a start signal from the input
terminal and a first setting signal;

a first control unit according to the first and second control signals to make a first clock signal from the input terminal
update the first setting signal during a first period; and

a first output unit outputting a first shifted output signal to the output terminal, wherein during the first period, the
first output unit employs the first and second control signals to make a second clock signal from the input terminal update
the first shifted output signal, and during the second period, the first output unit controls the first shifted output signal
according to the first and second control signals such that the first shifted output signal does not follow the second clock
signal.

US Pat. No. 9,081,123

EVANESCENT ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE CONVERSION LENSES II

The Invention Science Fun...

1. An electromagnetic apparatus, comprising:
a layered structure that includes alternating layers of first and second materials, the layered structure having an electromagnetic
property characterized by a positive electromagnetic parameter corresponding to a first direction and a negative electromagnetic
parameter corresponding to a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, the layered structure being responsive
to an evanescent electromagnetic wave at a first surface region to provide a non-evanescent electromagnetic wave at a second
surface region, where one of the first and second surface regions is a substantially planar surface region and the other of
the first and second surface regions is a substantially nonplanar surface region, and

wherein:
the layered structure is responsive to the evanescent electromagnetic wave at a first frequency with a first wavenumber to
provide the non-evanescent electromagnetic wave at the first frequency with a second wavenumber, the first wavenumber corresponding
to a surface parallel direction of the first surface region and the second wavenumber corresponding to a surface parallel
direction of the second surface region;

a first region outside the layered structure and adjacent to the first surface region defines a first phase velocity for electromagnetic
radiation, and the first wavenumber is greater than the first frequency divided by the first phase velocity; and

a second region outside the layered structure and adjacent to the second surface region defines a second phase velocity for
electromagnetic radiation, and the second wavenumber is less than the first frequency divided by the second phase velocity.

US Pat. No. 9,079,935

REDUCING RISK OF CONTRACTING CLOSTRIDIUM-DIFFICILE ASSOCIATED DISEASE

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A method of reducing risk of developing Clostridium difficile-associated disease or reducing existing Clostridium difficile-associated disease in a mammalian subject, the method comprising administering to the mammalian subject an effective amount
of a germination-inhibiting compound derived from taurocholate, wherein the compound derived from taurocholate is a compound
conforming to:

wherein R1 and R2 are hydroxyl groups; R3 is hydrogen; R4 is oxygen; and R5 is NH(m-(C6H4))SO3H.

US Pat. No. 9,079,575

MACHINE POWERTRAIN CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A machine having a powertrain, the powertrain including an engine operably connected to a torque converter, the torque
converter connected to a transmission, the machine comprising:
a selector interface configured to activate a manual mode operation or an automatic mode operation of the machine; and
a control system configured to:
receive an activation signal from the selector interface indicative of the automatic mode operation of the machine; and when
in the activation signal is received to:

command the transmission to shift from a second gear ratio to a first gear ratio when the torque converter is in a converter
drive mode;

command the torque converter to switch the converter drive mode to a direct drive mode;
command the torque converter to remain in the direct-drive mode while the transmission shifts from the first gear ratio to
the second gear ratio; and

send a speed command signal to the engine to limit an engine speed below a first engine speed limit when a gear ratio setting
of the transmission is indicative of the second gear ratio.

US Pat. No. 9,080,721

DISPLAY POSITIONING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Ergotron, Inc., St. Paul...

1. An apparatus for positioning an electronic display and a keyboard relative to a first work surface, the apparatus comprising:
a base including a bottom surface for supporting the base upon the first work surface;
a support column extending upward from the base at an obtuse angle with respect to the first work surface;
a mounting portion movably coupled to the support column through an angled range of travel relative to the first work surface,
the mounting portion configured to simultaneously move the electronic display and the keyboard within the vertical range of
travel; and

a second work surface coupled to the mounting portion and configured to simultaneously move with the electronic display and
the keyboard within the range of travel.

US Pat. No. 9,082,537

R-T-B BASED PERMANENT MAGNET

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A R-T-B based permanent magnet, comprising
a R-T-B based structure in which a R1-T-B based crystal layer and a Y-T-B based crystal layer are stacked,
wherein R1 represents at least one rare earth element except Y, and T represents at least one transition metal element comprising
Fe or a combination of Fe and Co.

US Pat. No. 9,083,436

FULL DUPLEX COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING DISJOINT SPECTRAL BLOCKS

InterDigital Technology C...

11. A base station comprising:
at least one circuit configured to split data and transmit in a first time interval a first portion of the split data in a
first orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDM) waveform in a first frequency band over a first plurality of subcarriers
to a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) and at a same time transmit a second portion of the split data in a second OFDM
waveform in a second frequency band over a second plurality of subcarriers to the WTRU; wherein the first frequency band and
the second frequency band are in different Federal Communication Commission (FCC) allocated spectral bands and a number of
the first plurality of subcarriers differs from the second plurality of subcarriers; wherein the first and second OFDM waveform
include data from a same source; and

wherein the at least one circuit is further configured to adaptively assign frequency bands to transmit data to the WTRU on
a time interval basis.

US Pat. No. 9,081,356

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:
an image forming apparatus main body;
an opening/closing member disposed on a side of the image forming apparatus main body so as to open and close an opening of
the image forming apparatus main body; and

a unit installed on the opening/closing member; wherein
the unit is installed flexibly movably on the opening/closing member by a support shaft member disposed on a side of the opening/closing
member, a slit disposed on a side of the unit and a biasing member that biases the unit toward the image forming apparatus
main body, wherein

when a closing operation of the opening/closing member is performed, a positioning member disposed on the image forming apparatus
main body engages with a positioned member disposed on the unit so that the unit is positioned, and wherein

when the opening/closing member is closed, a direction of operation of pressing force, which the unit receives from the image
forming apparatus main body, faces obliquely downward on the side of the opening/closing member.

US Pat. No. 9,080,046

EPOXYBENZYL-TERMINATED POLY(ARYLENE ETHER)S, METHOD FOR PREPARATION THEREOF, AND CURABLE COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING SAME

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A curable composition comprising:
a poly(arylene ether) having the structure
R—W—R,wherein
W is a divalent poly(arylene ether) residue terminated with phenolic oxygen atoms, and
R is an epoxybenzyl group having the structure
wherein each occurrence of R is the same or different, and each occurrence of m is independently 1 or 2; and
a curing promoter.

US Pat. No. 9,083,756

SESSION ANALYSIS SYSTEMS AND METHODS

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A method comprising:
accessing session data;
identifying a plurality of sessions contained in the session data;
identifying a plurality of events that occurred within each of the plurality of identified sessions;
determining a temporal relationship between the plurality of identified events in each session, the determining of the temporal
relationship including determining an elapsed time to complete each of the plurality of identified events;

aggregating, using one or more processors, the plurality of identified sessions based on a user-defined data segmentation
setting, the user-defined data segmentation setting including a restriction on the type of session data analyzed, the aggregating
of the plurality of identified sessions including statistically summarizing the plurality of identified events that occurred
within the plurality of identified sessions; and

generating a user interface including a graphical representation of the aggregated plurality of identified sessions, the graphical
representation of the aggregated plurality of identified sessions being divided into multiple portions, each portion of the
multiple portions representing an event of the plurality of identified events, each portion of the multiple portions including
an indicator of a number of sessions aggregated into the portion and an indicator of the elapsed time to complete the event.

US Pat. No. 9,082,456

SHARED IMAGE DEVICE DESIGNATION

The Invention Science Fun...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving at least one motivating event at least partially at a processing shared image device;
transmitting at least one designated attribute at least partially from the processing shared image device, wherein the at
least one designated attribute can be effected at least partially in response to the receiving the at least one motivating
event at least partially at the processing shared image device;

obtaining an obtained shared image at the processing shared image device that is obtained in accordance with the at least
one motivating event, and is obtained at least partially in response to the transmitting the at least one designated attribute;
and

processing the obtained shared image to derive an at least one processed shared image at least partially at the processing
shared image device, wherein the receiving at least one motivating event at least partially at the processing shared image
device comprises: receiving an indication of a camera shutter closing from an at least one shared image device.

US Pat. No. 9,080,742

NEAR INFRARED ILLUMINATOR

Stanley Electric Co., Ltd...

1. A near infrared illuminator for projecting near infrared light forward, comprising:
a light source configured to emit near infrared rays; and
a projector lens configured to project the near infrared rays emitted from the light source forward to form a predetermined
light distribution pattern in front of the projector lens, the projector lens including

a light distribution control section disposed substantially at the center of the projector lens and configured to project
part of the near infrared rays emitted from the light source forward to form the predetermined light distribution pattern,
which is a horizontally long light distribution pattern, and

a marker forming section disposed substantially at a periphery of the projector lens and around the light distribution control
section and configured to receive part of the near infrared rays emitted from the light source and refract the received near
infrared rays laterally so that the exiting near infrared rays are projected forward and at an angle that diverges away from
the optical axis to form an alignment marker with a spot shape at a predetermined position that is separate from and located
beside the light distribution pattern and disposed a prescribed distance away from the light distribution pattern in order
to position the light distribution pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,080,448

GAS TURBINE ENGINE VANES

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A vane segment for a gas turbine engine, comprising:
an outer shroud;
an inner shroud;
a composite airfoil having a span slidably disposed between said outer shroud and said inner shroud, the entirety of the span
being configured to move in a flowpath direction, the airfoil being configured at its ends to slide against said outer shroud
and inner shroud from a first position to a second position, said airfoil having a passage extending between said outer shroud
and said inner shroud; and

a spoke extending through said passage between said outer shroud and said inner shroud, wherein said airfoil is moveable in
the flowpath direction from the first position to the second position, and in the second position the spoke is operative to
limit the movement of said airfoil.

US Pat. No. 9,078,773

PROSTHETIC FOOT

Ability Dynamics LLC, Te...

1. A prosthetic foot device comprising:
a bottom member comprising a front end and a back end and an intermediate section spanning between and connecting said front
end and said back end, wherein the bottom member is convex from said front end to said back end with respect to the ground,
and wherein said back end is configured to contact the ground during a gait cycle;

a toe member comprising a front end and a back end, wherein said front end is connected to said front end of said bottom member,
wherein said toe member extends upwardly from said front end, and, having said back end spaced apart from said front end,
and wherein said back end of the bottom member is not connected to said front end of the toe member;

a connector attached to said back end of said toe member configured for coupling the prosthetic foot device to a prosthetic
leg device; and

a bumper coupled to an upper surface of the back end of said bottom member and in contact with the underside of said toe member.

US Pat. No. 9,084,286

FRONT END MODULE AND METHOD OF OPERATION IN DIFFERENT CIRCUIT ENVIRONMENTS

EPCOS AG, Munich (DE)

1. A front end module constructed on or in a module substrate, the front end module comprising:
a first signal path that can be operated in a first frequency range and that connects a first antenna input to a first signal-path
output;

a second signal path that can be operated in a second frequency range and that connects a second antenna input to a second
signal-path output;

a first contact surface and a second contact surface on an underside of the module substrate, the first contact surface being
coupled to the antenna input of the first signal path and the second contact surface being coupled to the antenna input of
the second signal path;

wiring within the module substrate that is designed so that, in a first operating mode, a first diversity antenna can be coupled
to the first contact surface, and a second diversity antenna can be connected to the second contact surface; and

a further connection element between the first and second signal paths for use in a multiplex operating mode, the further
connection element configured to couple the first and second signal paths to a shared antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,083,985

MOTION IMAGE ENCODING APPARATUS, MOTION IMAGE DECODING APPARATUS, MOTION IMAGE ENCODING METHOD, MOTION IMAGE DECODING METHOD, MOTION IMAGE ENCODING PROGRAM, AND MOTION IMAGE DECODING PROGRAM

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A motion image decoding apparatus, comprising:
a memory that stores previously decoded blocks of original resolution including a previously decoded reference block of original
resolution;

a low-resolution block decoder that generates a low-resolution block, whose resolution is lower than the original resolution,
from low-resolution block information received from an encoder and the previously decoded reference block of original resolution;

a divider that divides the low-resolution block into low-resolution small blocks;
a small block predictor that generates small prediction blocks of original resolution from the low-resolution small blocks
and the previously decoded reference block of original resolution; and

a block combiner that combines the small prediction blocks of original resolution to generate a prediction block of original
resolution.

US Pat. No. 9,082,879

SILVER-TO-SILVER BONDED IC PACKAGE HAVING TWO CERAMIC SUBSTRATES EXPOSED ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE PACKAGE

IXYS Corporation, Milpit...

1. A method, comprising:
(a) attaching a sintered silver pad of a first Direct Metal Bonded (DMB) ceramic substrate assembly to a layer of silver that
covers a backside of a semiconductor die such that a silver-to-silver bond is formed between the first DMB ceramic substrate
and the die, wherein the die comprises the layer of silver on the backside of the die, and wherein the die further comprises
a plurality of sintered silver pads on a frontside of the die; and

(b) attaching a plurality of sintered silver pads of a second DMB ceramic substrate assembly to the plurality of sintered
silver pads on the frontside of the semiconductor die such that a plurality of silver-to-silver bonds is formed between the
second DMB ceramic substrate assembly and the die.

US Pat. No. 9,080,738

VEHICULAR LAMP

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...

1. A vehicular headlamp comprising:
a lamp body including an opening at one side;
a light-emitting diode that is used as a light source and that emits visible light;
a light transmitting member that is arranged in a path of the emitted light and through which the light is passed, and
a projection lens, wherein
the light transmitting member contains an infrared ray absorbent which absorbs infrared rays, and
at least one of constituent elements of the vehicular headlamp is arranged at or near a rear focal point of the projection
lens,

the light transmitting member is an outer cover that is attached to the lamp body to close the opening,
the lamp body and the outer cover constitute a lamp casing, and
the light-emitting diode and the projection lens are arranged inside the lamp casing;
wherein the projection lens is interposed between the outer cover and the light-emitting diode such that the visible light
emitted by the light-emitting diode first passes through the projection lens and then passes through the outer cover.

US Pat. No. 9,082,725

PATTERN FORMING METHOD

SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. A pattern forming method comprising the steps of:
alternately stacking at least two insulative films and at least two polysilicon films on a substrate to form a multilayer
film including the at least two insulative films and the at least two polysilicon films;

forming a hole extending through the at least two insulative films and the at least two polysilicon films in the multilayer
film; and

selectively etching the polysilicon films from a side wall of the hole through isotropic etching by feeding into the hole
an etching gas prepared by diluting a fluorine-containing halogen gas with an inert gas, such that a ratio ?/tA of a standard deviation ? of etching depths of the respective polysilicon films in a side wall of the hole after the selective
etching, with respect to an average tA of the etching depths, is in a range from 9% to 13%.

US Pat. No. 9,082,592

PLASMA PROCESSING APPARATUS AND PROCESSING GAS SUPPLY STRUCTURE THEREOF

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A plasma processing apparatus for performing a plasma process on a substrate mounted on a mounting table in a processing
chamber by generating inductively coupled plasma within the processing chamber by applying a high frequency power to a high
frequency antenna, the apparatus comprising:
a multiple number of gas nozzles protruding from a sidewall of the processing chamber toward a center of the processing chamber
in a space above the mounting table, each gas nozzle having a gas discharge hole at a leading end of the gas nozzle in a protruding
direction and a gas discharge hole at a sidewall of the gas nozzle;

a rotation device configured to rotate each of the gas nozzles on each central axis of the gas nozzles, each central axis
being extended in the protruding direction of each of the gas nozzles; and

a revolution device configured to allow the gas nozzles to revolve around a central axis of the processing chamber along a
circumference of the processing chamber,

wherein the rotation device includes: a rotation member provided at a rear end portion of each of the gas nozzles; and a rotation
driving unit connected with the rotation member via a rotation transmitting member,

the revolution device is connected with the rotation driving unit at an outside of the processing chamber, while the rotation
driving unit is installed within the revolution device, and

the revolution device is connected with a revolution driving unit.

US Pat. No. 9,082,025

CONFORMAL ELECTRONICS INTEGRATED WITH APPAREL

MC10, INC., Cambridge, M...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a flexible substrate;
a flexible device disposed on the flexible substrate, the flexible device comprising:
a stretchable coil formed from a conductive material and comprising at least one corrugated portion; and
an integrated circuit component disposed proximate to and in electrical communication with the stretchable coil, the integrated
circuit component comprising at least one memory that is read and write-enabled; and

a flexible encapsulant encapsulating the flexible device;
wherein the apparatus is configured for remote data read- and write-operations to the at least one memory to store identifying
information.

US Pat. No. 9,081,622

AUTOMATED SCALING OF APPLICATIONS IN VIRTUAL DATA CENTERS

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method comprising:
determining a performance of a multi-component application distributed across a plurality of tiers, wherein each of the plurality
of tiers comprises at least one virtual machine;

estimating a new performance based at least partially on an application reservation and an application limit;
calculating, via a processor, an optimized utility of the application based on a cost to execute the application, the application
reservation, and the application limit; and

determining a scaling factor for each of the plurality of tiers.

US Pat. No. 9,080,255

METHOD OF PRODUCING SILVER NANOWIRES IN LARGE QUANTITIES

THE HONG KONG UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method of forming monodispersed silver nanowires comprising:
mixing a capping agent with a silver salt in a polyol and adding water at a molar ratio of water to a reducing agent of between
0.001 and 0.3 without bubbling air or oxygen into the solution to form a substantially homogeneous solution;

elevating the temperature of the solution by application of heat using a heating mantle equipped with a stirrer, to a temperature
equal to or greater than 210° C. but less than the boiling point of the solution to form a heated solution without bubbling
air or oxygen into the solution, thereby reducing dissolved oxygen in the solution;

allowing the solution to cool to room temperature;
subsequent to allowing the solution to cool, diluting the solution with a diluent selected from the materials consisting of
water and alcohol without bubbling air or oxygen into the solution, thereby forming the nanowires in response to said diluting
the solution without the use of controlled-feeding of oxygen to supplement the reaction to provide more than 90% of the reduced
products as pure single crystalline nanowires; and

centrifuging the solution to separate the silver nanowires.

US Pat. No. 9,084,331

ACTIVE MATRIX ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE CIRCUIT AND OPERATING METHOD OF THE SAME

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...

7. An active matrix organic light emitting diode circuit, comprising:
an organic light emitting diode;
a switching circuit connected to the organic light emitting diode;
a compensating circuit connected to the switching circuit, wherein the compensating circuit comprises a first capacitor;
a driving circuit connected to the switching circuit and the compensating circuit, wherein the driving circuit is configured
to be driven by the compensating circuit so as to provide the organic light emitting diode with a driving current; and

a reset circuit connected to both ends of the first capacitor and to a control line, wherein the reset circuit comprises a
second capacitor, wherein a first end of the second capacitor is connected to the first end of the first capacitor and a second
end of the second capacitor is connected to the control line, wherein the reset circuit is configured to change the voltage
levels on both ends of the first capacitor according to the voltage level on the control line, such that one end of the first
capacitor and a reference power supply are conducted, and the charges stored inside the first capacitor are released.

US Pat. No. 9,083,531

PERFORMING CLIENT AUTHENTICATION USING CERTIFICATE STORE ON MOBILE DEVICE

Symantec Corporation, Mo...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing instructions, which, when executed on a processor, performs an
operation for authenticating a user requesting access to a computing resource, the operation comprising:
receiving, over a first network connection, a request from a client device to access an application,
generating, by operation of the processor, a nonce and a network address to encode in a barcode graphic;
sending, over the first network connection, the barcode graphic to the client device;
receiving, over a second network connection, a response which includes a digital signature signing the nonce, wherein a mobile
device generates the response by:

scanning the barcode graphic to decode the nonce and to recover the network address,
accessing a private key from a certificate store on the mobile device, wherein the private key corresponds to a public key
identified in a digital certificate associated with the user, wherein the mobile device prompts the user to supply authenticating
credentials prior to accessing the private key from the certificate store on the mobile device, and

signing, with the private key, the decoded nonce; and
upon determining the digital signature is valid, granting the client device access to the application.

US Pat. No. 9,081,994

PORTABLE RFID READING TERMINAL WITH VISUAL INDICATION OF SCAN TRACE

HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. An RFID reader comprising:
at least one processor that:
responsive to receiving a user interface action, captures an image of at least one part of a physical structure using an imaging
device, the physical structure supporting items to be scanned by the RFID reader;

responsive to locating optical decodable indicia within said image, decodes said optical decodable indicia into a message
comprising an identifier identifying said physical structure;

retrieves from a database, using said identifier identifying said physical structure, at least one of: a reference image of
said physical structure and a description of said physical structure; and

while being moved to follow an imaginary trajectory within said physical structure, performs the following steps:
(i) capturing an image of said physical structure using said imaging device;
(ii) responsive to identifying one or more objects within each captured image, determining an orientation and a current spatial
position of said RFID reader relative to said physical structure;

(iii) displaying on said display an RFID scan trace point defined by an intersection of a coverage shape of an RF signal transmitted
by said RFID reader and a chosen plane intersecting said physical structure.

US Pat. No. 9,080,301

PILE WITH LOW NOISE GENERATION DURING DRIVING

University of Washington ...

1. A pile configured for noise abatement during installation comprising:
a driving shoe; and
an elongate first tube having a distal end that engages the driving shoe and a proximal end configured to be driven with a
pile driver, wherein the elongate first tube further comprises a plurality of slots configured to attenuate the radial amplitude
of traveling compression waves by providing a space for circumferential expansion in the elongate first tube,

wherein the plurality of slots are aligned with a longitudinal axis of the elongate first tube and extend only partially through
the elongate first tube.

US Pat. No. 9,079,137

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING BIOFOULING OF A MEMBRANE

Nanyang Technological Uni...

1. A method of determining a state of biofouling of a membrane contained within a flow cell, the flow cell having at least
an outer surface coupled to one or more acoustic transducers, the method comprising the following steps:
introducing inorganic particles into the flow cell such that the inorganic particles form at least a part of a top surface
of a foulant layer on the membrane;

emitting acoustic waves towards the membrane using the one or more transducers;
detecting an acoustic signature of reflected sound waves, the acoustic signature comprising a profile of reflected sound waves
from the top surface and a profile of reflected waves from the membrane; and

determining, based on the detected acoustic signature, a state of biofouling of the membrane.

US Pat. No. 9,079,406

INKJET PRINTING APPARATUS AND NOZZLE-CLEANING METHOD THEREOF

Screen Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. An inkjet printing apparatus that performs printing while moving an inkjet head and a printing sheet relatively to each
other, comprising:
an inkjet head with a plurality of nozzles, the nozzles being arranged in a width direction of the printing sheet orthogonal
to a relative movement direction of the printing sheet and enabling to eject ink droplets of at least two sizes;

an ink-droplet detector configured to optically detect ink droplets ejected from each of the nozzles; and
a non-ejection recovering device configured to recover non-ejection of ink droplets from each of the nozzles; and
a controller configured to perform flushing that ejects the ink droplets of at least two sizes from each of the nozzles, to
operate the ink-droplet detector to perform an ejection test for detecting an ejection condition of each of the nozzles, and
to operate the non-ejection recovering device to perform cleaning in accordance with results of the ejection test,

the non-ejection recovering device having a function of cleaning each of the nozzles by purge that discharges the ink droplets,
and enables to perform weak purge as weak cleaning and strong purge as stronger cleaning than the weak purge,

the controller performing the ejection test of ejecting only the smaller ink droplets and thereafter ejecting only the larger
ink droplets relative to each of the nozzles prior to printing, and

the controller causing the non-ejection recovering device to perform the weak purge when the ink droplet detector detects
a non-ejection nozzle upon the ejection of only the smaller ink droplets, and causing the non-ejection recovering device to
perform the strong purge when the ink droplet detector detects a non-ejection nozzle upon the ejection of the larger droplets
thereafter through performing the ejection test.

US Pat. No. 9,080,933

STIMULI-RESPONSIVE POLYMER DIAGNOSTIC ASSAY COMPRISING MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLES AND CAPTURE CONJUGATES

University of Washington ...

1. A method of concentrating a target in a liquid, comprising applying a magnetic field to an aggregate in the liquid to provide
a collected aggregate by magnetophoresis, wherein the aggregate comprises:
(a) a stimuli-responsive magnetic nanoparticle comprising a first stimuli-responsive polymer attached to a magnetic core,
wherein the stimuli-responsive magnetic nanoparticle does not include a capture moiety; and

(b) a stimuli-responsive capture conjugate comprising a second stimuli-responsive polymer attached to a capture moiety, wherein
the capture moiety is capable of binding to a target;

wherein the aggregate is formed through associative interaction between the first stimuli-responsive polymer and the second
stimuli-responsive polymer.

US Pat. No. 9,084,186

CALL MANAGEMENT FOR LOCATION-AWARE MOBILE DEVICES

RingCentral, Inc., Belmo...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
receiving data identifying a location of a mobile device;
accessing a location rule for relating the location of the mobile device to a pre-determined location;
receiving data identifying a posture of the mobile device;
updating a status based on the at least one location rule and on the data identifying the posture of the mobile device, wherein
updating the status comprises determining whether or not the mobile device is in use from the data identifying the posture
of the mobile device;

receiving a call intended for the mobile device;
applying at least one action rule to the call, wherein the at least one action rule determines a routing plan based at least
in part on the updated status; and

routing the call according to the routing plan.

US Pat. No. 9,083,790

OBTAINING AND PRESENTING OF A PLURALITY OF IMAGES FROM A PLURALITY OF IMAGE SOURCES IN RESPONSE TO TELEPHONE DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method comprising:
engaging, by a first telephone device operated by a first user, in a text message exchange with a second telephone device
operated by a second user; and

responsive to the engaging, obtaining by the first telephone device, from a plurality of image-sources, a plurality of images
associated with the second user, and presenting by the first telephone device, on a user interface, the plurality of obtained
images,

wherein presenting the plurality of obtained images on the user interface comprises presenting on the user interface a split
screen including a first portion showing the text message exchange and a separate second portion showing the plurality of
obtained images,

wherein obtaining by the first telephone device from the plurality of image-sources the plurality of images associated with
the second user comprises (a) obtaining by the first telephone device, as one or more of the plurality of images, one or more
images from a social network account of the second user and (b) obtaining by the first telephone device, as another one or
more of the plurality of images, one or more other images from an image library stored by the first telephone device,

wherein obtaining by the first telephone device the one or more images from the social network account of the second user
comprises (i) accessing by the first telephone device a social network account of the first user, (ii) using, by the first
telephone device, a social network connection between the accessed social network account of the first user and the social
network account of the second user, to obtain through the accessed social network account of the first user the one or more
images from the social network account of the second user, and

wherein obtaining by the first telephone device the one or more other images from the image library stored on the first telephone
device comprises (i) searching by the first telephone device through the image library to identify at least one image based
on the at least one image being tagged with metadata associated with the second user and (ii) obtaining by the first telephone
device from the image library the at least one identified image.

US Pat. No. 9,080,942

FLEXIBLE MULTI-MODULED NANOPARTICLE-STRUCTURED SENSOR ARRAY ON POLYMER SUBSTRATE AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURE

The Research Foundation f...

1. A flexible chemiresistor module for sensing a molecule of interest, said flexible chemiresistor module comprising:
a flexible substrate; and
a thin film nanoparticle assembly disposed on the flexible substrate, said thin film nanoparticle assembly comprising:
metal or metal alloy core, ligand-capped nanoparticles comprising a nanoparticle capping ligand,
molecular linkers connecting adjacent ones of the metal or metal alloy core, ligand-capped nanoparticles, the molecular linkers
comprising mercaptocarboxylic acid with a carboxyl end forming hydrogen bonds with the metal or metal alloy core, ligand-capped
nanoparticles, and

a plurality of microelectrodes coupled to one or more of the metal or metal alloy core, ligand-capped nanoparticles,
wherein the flexible substrate and the thin film nanoparticle assembly are configured to bend from a first orientation to
a second orientation, which is different than the first orientation,

wherein the thin film assembly adheres to the flexible substrate via hydrophobic interaction between the flexible substrate
and the nanoparticle capping ligand of the ligand-capped nanoparticles,

wherein the first orientation is planar and the second orientation configures the substrate and the thin film nanoparticle
assembly to conformally adapt to a cylinder of a defined diameter by convex bending and concave bending, and

wherein the thin film nanoparticle assembly is configured to maintain chemical sensitivity in response to exposure to the
molecule of interest to induce an electrical signal across the plurality of microelectrodes in the second orientation.

US Pat. No. 9,082,769

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

ROHM CO., LTD., Kyoto (J...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a semiconductor substrate;
a copper fuse;
a plurality of insulating layers, each of the plurality of insulating layers having a first via hole and a second via hole,
the first via hole and the second via hole being filled with a first conductive material and a second conductive material,
respectively, wherein one of the plurality of insulating layers is formed on an upper layer of the copper fuse;

a wiring layer formed on each of the plurality of insulating layers, the wiring layer having a first contact portion and a
second contact portion that are connected to the first conductive material and the second conductive material, respectively,
the wiring layer being made of a metallic layer that includes a metallic material other than copper;

first and second sealing layers disposed between the semiconductor substrate and the copper fuse, the first and second sealing
layers being made of copper, wherein at least one of the plurality of insulating layers is provided between the first and
second sealing layers so that the first and second sealing layers are apart from each other; and

a copper sealing member coupled to the first and second sealing layers and formed to have a container-like shape that surrounds
the copper fuse.

US Pat. No. 9,081,241

PIXEL STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

HANNSTAR DISPLAY CORPORAT...

1. A method for manufacturing a pixel structure, comprising steps of:
forming a patterned first metal layer on a substrate, the patterned first metal layer comprising a common line and a gate
electrode;

forming a patterned first transparent conductive layer, of which a part covers the common line for electrically connecting
thereto, wherein the patterned first transparent conductive layer has a first common electrode;

forming a first insulating layer to cover the patterned first metal layer and the patterned first transparent conductive layer;
forming a patterned semi-conductive layer on the first insulating layer above the gate electrode;
forming a patterned second metal layer, the patterned second metal layer comprising a source electrode and a drain electrode;
forming a second insulating layer;
patterning the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer to form a first contact hole and a second contact hole;
and

forming a patterned second transparent conductive layer which comprises a pixel electrode and a common electrode, wherein
the patterned second transparent conductive layer has a second common electrode;

wherein the first common electrode of the patterned first transparent conductive layer has a hollow portion which corresponds
to the second common electrode of the patterned second transparent conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 9,079,054

INERT GAS FIRE EXTINGUISHER FOR REDUCING THE RISK AND FOR EXTINGUISHING FIRES IN A PROTECTED SPACE

AMRONA AG, Zug (CH)

1. An inert gas fire-extinguishing system which reduces a risk of and extinguishes fires in a protected room, the inert gas
fire-extinguishing system comprising:
at least one high-pressure gas tank in which an oxygen-displacing gas is stored under high pressure, wherein the high-pressure
gas tank is connected to a collecting line via a quick-release valve, and

an extinguishing line connected on one side to the collecting line via a pressure-reducing device and on the other side to
extinguishing nozzles,

wherein the pressure-reducing device includes at least two parallel branches, each having a pressure regulator, wherein each
parallel branch is connected to the collecting line and the extinguishing line via a controllable valve,

wherein each pressure regulator is configured to reduce a high input pressure to a low output pressure according to a known
pressure-reducing characteristic curve,

the inert gas fire-extinguishing system further comprising:
a control device to automatically effect, based on measurement by a sensor of at least one fire characteristic in the protect
room, a multi-stage inerting process in which the oxygen content in the protected room is first reduced to a first lowered
level and then further reduced to another preset lowered level or successively to multiple preset lowered levels,

wherein the control device is configured to control the valves of the pressure-reducing device to set the lowered level such
that the oxygen content in the protected room reduces in accordance with a preset inerting curve,

wherein the control device is configured to control the valves of the pressure-reducing device to reduce the oxygen content
to the first lowered level such that only one first parallel branch of the at least two parallel branches is connected to
the collecting line and the extinguishing line, and

wherein the control device is further configured to control the valves of the pressure-reducing device to further reduce the
oxygen content to a second lowered level such that only one second parallel branch of the at least two parallel branches is
connected to the collecting line and the extinguishing line, and

wherein the pressure-reducing characteristic curve of the pressure regulator arranged in the first parallel branch differs
from the pressure-reducing characteristic curve of the pressure regulator arranged in the second parallel branch,

such that the reduction of the oxygen content in the protected room from the first lowered level to the other preset lowered
level is performed as needed according to a desired inerting curve, which is a function of temporal changing of the oxygen
content such that the sequence of events may be varied according to need by controlling the valves, of the pressure-reducing
device, respectively disposed in each of the parallel branches.

US Pat. No. 9,079,824

METHOD FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF AN AMINO ACETAL

Nanyang Technological Uni...

1. A method for the synthesis of an ?-amino acetal, comprising
(i) oxidizing a tertiary amine in the presence of a copper catalyst, at least one oxidant and a solvent, or
(ii) reacting a secondary amine and an aliphatic aldehyde in the presence of a copper catalyst, at least one oxidant and a
solvent.

US Pat. No. 9,080,981

NANOSCALE ARRAY STRUCTURES SUITABLE FOR SURFACE ENHANCED RAMAN SCATTERING AND METHODS RELATED THERETO

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. A method for fabricating a structure, the method comprising:
providing a planar substrate;
coating the planar substrate with a polymer layer;
annealing the polymer layer, wherein the annealing causes a microphase separation of the polymer layer into first portions
and second portions, the first portions being an array of nanostructures surrounded by the second portions, the second portions
being a polymer matrix;

removing the array of nanostructures, whereby the removing forms an array of nanorecesses and the removing exposes portions
of the planar substrate below the removed nanostructures; and

coating a first metal on the polymer matrix and the exposed portions of the planar substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,079,108

CACHE-INFLUENCED VIDEO GAMES

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

1. A method for providing, by a computing system, a cache-influenced video game, the method comprising:
performing, by a computing system, a cache-influenced video game mission selection process to select a video game mission,
the cache-influenced video game mission selection process comprising:

using a set of mission input parameters to generate multiple different video game missions;
scoring cache performance of the multiple different video game missions at least in part by identifying digital assets used
by the multiple different video game missions, and determining whether the identified digital assets are in a computing system
cache; and

selecting the video game mission from among the multiple different video game missions, wherein selecting the video game mission
uses a cache performance score of the video game mission to select the video game mission to increase a re-use rate of digital
assets in the cache; and

providing, by a computing system, the selected video game mission for video game playback.

US Pat. No. 9,084,325

ADAPTIVE DIMMER DETECTION AND CONTROL FOR LED LAMP

Dialog Semiconductor Inc....

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) lamp controller for a switching power converter comprising a switch coupled to a winding that
supplies power to one or more LEDs, the LED lamp controller comprising:
a dimmer control circuit to detect a dimming amount of an input voltage from a dimmer switch, and to generate a dimming control
signal representative of the detected dimming amount;

a switch controller to receive the dimming control signal, a current sense signal representing a current through the winding
coupled to the switch, and a voltage sense signal representing a reset time of the switching power converter, and to control
switching of the switch based on the dimming control signal, the current sense signal, and the reset time to regulate a current
through the one or more LEDs such that the one or more LEDs achieve a dimming level corresponding to the detected dimming
amount.

US Pat. No. 9,081,254

EMBEDDED LINEAR MOTOR DRIVE FOR IR CAMERA SHUTTER

BAE Systems Information a...

1. A motor drive for a camera comprising;
a shutter comprising a shutter plate for covering a focal plane array window of said camera;
a friction enhancement on said shutter plate;
a drive mechanism comprising a frictional drive comprising an elastomer pinion wheel and a rotatable pinion shaft for achieving
desired movement of said shutter; and

a housing having outer sides for enclosing said shutter and said drive mechanism.

US Pat. No. 9,079,527

VEHICLE HEADLAMP

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...

1. A vehicle headlamp comprising;
at least three lamp units, each of the at least three lamp units having a semiconductor light emitting device as a light source;
and

a controller configured to turn on at least one of the at least three lamp units to form a fog lamp light distribution pattern,
and to turn on the at least one of the at least three lamp units and one or more of the at least three lamp units other than
the at least one of the at least three lamp units to form a cornering lamp light distribution pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,082,452

METHOD FOR MEDIA RELIVING ON DEMAND

Kodak Alaris Inc., Roche...

1. A method for interactively viewing a collection of images, comprising:
displaying on a user-interface system one or more images of the collection in an initial time-variable sequence along with
one or more icons, wherein each of the icons corresponds to a criterion for reordering the time-variable sequence;

reordering the time-variable sequence in response to a user selection of an icon;
computing a suitability score for each image in the collection of images, wherein suitability score depends at least on the
criterion corresponding to the icon selected by the user;

restricting any low-suitability images from being displayed in the reordered time-variable sequence, wherein a low-suitability
image is an image in the collection with a suitability score below a predetermined threshold; and

displaying on the user-interface system one or more images of the collection according to the reordered time-variable sequence
along with one or more icons.