US Pat. No. 9,099,282

FOCUSING A CHARGED PARTICLE IMAGING SYSTEM

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL,...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a charged particle beam generator configured to project simultaneously at least one non-astigmatic charged particle beam and
at least one astigmatic charged particle beam onto locations on a surface of a specimen, thereby causing released electrons
to be emitted from the locations;

an imaging detector configured to receive the released electrons from the locations and to form images of the locations from
the released electrons; and

a processor, coupled to the imaging detector, configured to analyze a subset of the images, the subset being produced by the
at least one astigmatic charged particle beam, and in response thereto to adjust a focus of the at least one non-astigmatic
charged particle beam.

US Pat. No. 9,096,579

AMINO-INDOLYL-SUBSTITUTED IMIDAZOLYL-PYRIMIDINES AND THEIR USE AS MEDICAMENTS

Boehringer Ingelheim Inte...

21. A pharmaceutical formulation comprising a compound of formula 1 according to claim 1, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,095,806

FILTER DEVICE

1. An air filter device for an internal combustion engine, comprising:
a filter housing having a raw side and a clean side, including
a raw side inlet for media to be filtered; and
a clean side outlet for media to be filtered, and
a front attachment part arranged in the area of said inlet of said filter housing,
wherein said front attachment part includes
a first part substantially made of plastic material and having at least one fastening area; and
a second part;
wherein said at least one fastening area is attached on said raw side of the filter housing, and
wherein said second part is clamped between said first part and said filter housing,
wherein said fastening area of said first part is screw-connected with said filter housing by metallic fastening elements,
said metallic fastening elements selected from any of:

at least one metal bushing arranged in an area of said raw side of the filter housing receiving at least one metallic screw,
and

at least one through bushing arranged in said fastening area of said first part and receiving at least one metallic screw
to pass through;

wherein said fastening area includes
at least one compression contour having a topside that is facing away from the filter housing and operable to compensate at
least one tolerance of dimensions of at least one of the fastening elements to be screw-connected to each other, the compression
contour operable to compensate at least one tolerance of:

a tolerance of the strength of the fastening area;
a strength of an area of the second part clamped between the fastening area and the filter housing;
a length of said through bushing;
a length of said metal bushing;
wherein said compression contour beginning at said topside of said fastening area, extends in a direction toward a head of
said screw, and

wherein said compression contour is substantially comprised of at least a plastic material that upon application of a force
generated by screw-connecting the metallic fastening elements is deformable,

wherein said application of said force generated by screw-connecting onto said compression contour meltably deforms plastic
material of said compression contour;

wherein said front attachment part is embodied as a cyclone pre-separator that is arranged in an area of said inlet of said
filter housing,

wherein said cyclone pre-separator comprises
a first cyclone component as a first part; and
a second cyclone component as a second part.

US Pat. No. 9,099,891

SUBMODULE FOR A MULTI-STAGE POWER CONVERTER HAVING ADDITIONAL ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A submodule for forming a multilevel converter for electrical power distribution and transmission, the submodule comprising:
a capacitor unit; a power semiconductor circuit having power semiconductors which can be turned off; output terminals;
said capacitor unit and said power semiconductor circuit being connected to one another for producing at least a voltage dropped
across said capacitor unit at said output terminals or a zero voltage at said output terminals, depending on a drive of said
power semiconductors;

an additional energy storage device; and a chopper unit connected between said additional energy storage device and said capacitor
unit for regulating a current flow between said capacitor unit and said additional energy storage device; said chopper unit
having an electronic switch and an inductive unit connected in series with said electronic switch, said electronic switch
including two power semiconductors which can be turned off, said two power semiconductors being connected in series with one
another and having opposite current flow directions.

US Pat. No. 9,100,968

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DIGITAL CANCELLATION SCHEME WITH MULTI-BEAM

Magnolia Broadband Inc., ...

1. A system comprising:
a plurality of collocated access points (APs), each coupled to, and operating independently with, a respective set of antennas,
wherein the antennas are directional and oriented to create beams that cover different directions, for dividing a coverage
of the APs into a plurality of subsectors,

wherein the antennas further comprise transmit antennas and receive antennas separated from each other,
wherein the APs operate with a limited number of channels,
wherein two or more of the subsectors share a common channel,
wherein the APs are configured to initiate a transmission by employing collision sense multiple access/collision avoidance
(CSMA/CA),

wherein the antennas are configured to enable simultaneous operation of each of the subsectors without impairing operation
of the others, and

wherein a radio frequency (RF) energy reception between the transmit antennas and the receive antennas is configured to prevent
independent subsector operation because of the CSMA/CA,

further comprising a sampler configured to sample an RF signal being radiated by each antenna for each of the APs, and an
analog to digital converter configured to convert the sampled RF signals into sampled digital signals,

wherein the received RF energy is reduced by combining the received transmitted RF energy with the sampled digital signals,
to allow simultaneous operation of the APs.

US Pat. No. 9,095,549

DIAGNOSIS AND PROGNOSIS OF COLORECTAL CANCER

ELECTROPHORETICS LIMITED,...

1. A method of diagnosis of colorectal cancer in a diagnostic sample of a valid body tissue taken from a human subject, comprising:
subjecting the diagnostic sample to two dimensional gel electrophoresis to yield a stained gel; detecting an increased or
decreased concentration of each of a plurality of differentially expressed proteins in the diagnostic sample, compared with
a control, normal human sample, by detecting an increased or decreased intensity of a protein-containing spot on the stained
gel, compared with a corresponding control gel, wherein detecting further comprises identifying peptide profiles for each
of the plurality of proteins using a mass spectrometer, the plurality of differentially expressed proteins comprising two
or more proteins selected from the group consisting of:
transforming growth factor-beta induced protein IG-H3;
suppressor of G2 allele of SKP1 homolog (isoform 2); and
hypothetical protein (part of URG4);
the plurality of proteins optionally further comprising one or more proteins selected from the group consisting of:
calponin-2;
heat shock protein HSP90-beta;
phosphoglycerate mutase 1;
serpin C1 protein; haptoglobin precursor; serotransferrin;
26S proteasome subunit p40.5;
aldo-keto reductase family 1 member B10;
fructosamine-3-kinase;
peripherin;
alpha-2-macroglobulin; and
apolipoprotein A IV.

US Pat. No. 9,095,395

SURGICAL K-WIRE AND SURGICAL SCREW SYSTEM

Aesculap AG, Tuttlingen ...

1. A surgical screw system comprising:
a bone screw having a longitudinal channel extending from a proximal end up to a distal end, and
a surgical K-wire for guiding the bone screw, the K-wire comprising:
a proximal and a distal end, and
a closure element for closing-off a distal end outlet opening of the longitudinal channel of the bone screw arranged or formed
at the distal end,

wherein:
the K-wire and the closure element are connected to one another in an inseparable manner or are formed in a one piece manner
and a predetermined breaking point is formed, arranged or provided between the distal end of the K-wire and the closure element,

the closure element comprises at least one closure section extending in a longitudinal direction,
the at least one closure section has a non-round cross section with only two opposing flat surfaces,
the bone screw has at least one lateral cement outlet opening, and
the predetermined breaking point is arranged such that the closure element, after separating from the K-wire at the predetermined
breaking point, remains between the distal end outlet opening and the at least one lateral cement outlet opening leaving the
at least one lateral cement outlet opening open.

US Pat. No. 9,099,798

CURRENT-SOURCE CONTACTING DEVICE AND CURRENT SOURCE HAVING METAL-INFILTRATED CERAMIC

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A current-source contacting device for electrical interconnection of at least two electric current sources, comprising:
at least one contact unit for electrically contacting at least one contact element of an electric current source, wherein:
the at least one contact unit includes (a) a metal-infiltrated ceramic portion that includes a ceramic infiltrated by a metal,
and (b) a metallic coating that at least partially coats a surface of the metal-infiltrated ceramic portion and the composition
of which includes the same metal as the metal of the metal-infiltrated ceramic portion;

the metal of the coating links up, and has a metallic continuity, with the metal of the metal-infiltrated ceramic portion.

US Pat. No. 9,096,145

ELECTRIFIED MONORAIL CONVEYOR SYSTEM

Automatic Systems, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
(a) at least a portion of a conductor bar operable to form a portion of a track for carriers;
(b) a plurality of carriers operable to engage the at least a portion of a conductor bar, wherein the plurality of carriers
are configured to advance along the track; and

(c) at least one variable frequency driver configured to drive at least two carriers along the track;
wherein the at least one variable frequency driver comprises a first variable frequency driver and a second variable frequency
driver, wherein the first variable frequency driver and the second variable frequency driver are configured to alternatingly
provide power to each of the plurality of carriers.

US Pat. No. 9,096,551

METHOD FOR PRODUCING 2-(TRIAZINYLCARBONYL) SULFONANILIDES

BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPER...

1. A process for preparing a 2-(triazinylcarbonyl)sulfonanilides of formula (1-1)
in which
R1a to R1d are each independently selected from the group consisting of

hydrogen, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine and from
(C1-C6)-alkyl where the alkyl radical is branched or unbranched and is unsubstituted or substituted by at least one substituent
selected from the group consisting of fluorine, chlorine, (C1-C4)-alkoxy and (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl,

(C3-C7)-cycloalkyl where the cycloalkyl radical is unsubstituted or substituted by at least one substituent selected from the group
consisting of fluorine, chlorine, (C1-C4)-alkyl and (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl and (C1-C4)-alkoxy,

(C1-C6)-alkoxy where the alkoxy radical is branched or unbranched and is unsubstituted or substituted by at least one substituent
selected from the group consisting of fluorine, chlorine, (C1-C4)-alkoxy and (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl,

(C3-C7)-cycloalkoxy where the cycloalkoxy radical is unsubstituted or substituted by at least one substituent selected from the
group consisting of fluorine, chlorine, (C1-C4)-alkyl and (C1-C4)-alkoxy,

(C1-C6)-alkylthio where the alkylthio radical is branched or unbranched and is unsubstituted or substituted by at least one substituent
selected from the group consisting of fluorine, chlorine, (C1-C4)-alkyl and (C1-C4)-alkoxy,

(C3-C7)-cycloalkylthio where the cycloalkylthio radical is unsubstituted or substituted by at least one substituent selected from
the group consisting of fluorine, chlorine, (C1-C4)-alkyl and (C1-C4)-alkoxy, and

phenyl or 1-naphthyl or 2-naphthyl or a five- or six-membered heteroaromatic ring having from 1 to 2 heteroatoms, where the
heteroatoms are each selected independently from the group consisting of O and N, and where the aryl or heteroaryl radical
is unsubstituted or substituted by at least one substituent selected from the group consisting of fluorine, chlorine, bromine,
iodine, (C1-C4)-alkyl, (C1-C4)-alkoxy and (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl and (C1-C4)-alkylthio, and

R2 is

(C1-C6)-alkyl where the alkyl radical is unsubstituted or fully or partly substituted by fluorine, or

(C3-C7)-cycloalkyl where the cycloalkyl radical is unsubstituted or fully or partly substituted by fluorine,

and
R4 and R5 are each hydrogen,

(C1-C6)-alkyl where the alkyl radical is unsubstituted or substituted by at least one substituent selected from fluorine, chlorine,
(C1-C4)-alkoxy and (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl, or

(C1-C6)-alkoxy where the alkoxy radical is branched or unbranched and is unsubstituted or substituted by at least one substituent
selected from the group consisting of fluorine, chlorine, (C1-C4)-alkoxy and (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl,
which comprises
using as a reactant an N-sulfonyl-substituted 3-triazinyloxindole of formula (2-1)
in which
R1a to R1d and R2, R4 and R5 are each as defined in formula (1-1), and

R3 is hydrogen

and
converting the reactant of formula (2-1) initially charged in a solvent in the presence
of a base and
of an oxidizing agent.

US Pat. No. 9,099,454

MOLDED SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE WITH BACKSIDE DIE METALLIZATION

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A semiconductor package, comprising:
a semiconductor die having a first side and a second side opposing the first side;
a terminal at the first side of the die;
a material coupled to the die at the second side of the die;
a molding compound in which the die is embedded, the die being covered by molding compound on all sides except the first side
and the second side, the material at the second side of the die being uncovered by molding compound without the second side
of the die being exposed; and

an electrical connection to the terminal at the first side of the die.

US Pat. No. 9,095,384

METHODS, SYSTEMS AND APPARATUSES FOR TORSIONAL STABILIZATION

1. A method for providing torsional stabilization to a spine, comprising:
extending an implant between a first vertebral body and a second vertebral body, the implant being attached to a fixation
device rigidly fixed to a spinous process of the second vertebral body and extending laterally outwardly to attach to a location
on the first vertebral body without penetrating a facet of the first vertebral body, wherein the fixation device does not
engage the spinous process of the first vertebral body;

wherein the implant is fixed at a first fixation point to the first vertebral body and at a second fixation point to the second
vertebral body, wherein the first and second fixation points and the implant lie substantially within the same plane parallel
with a disc space between the first and second vertebral bodies, such that relative movement between the first fixation point
and the second fixation point away from one another is resisted during axial rotation of the spine by tensioning the implant
without contacting or fixing any apparatus to the spinous process of the first vertebral body.

US Pat. No. 9,096,570

PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING SUBSTITUTED 3-PYRIDYLMETHYL AMMONIUM BROMIDES

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A process for manufacturing a compound of formula (I),

wherein
Q+ is a tertiary aliphatic or cyclic, saturated, partially unsaturated or aromatic amine;

Z is hydrogen or halogen;
Z1 is hydrogen, halogen, cyano or nitro;

Y and Y1 are each independently OR1, NR1R2, or when taken together YY1 is —O—, —S— or NR3—;

R1 and R2 are each independently hydrogen,

C1-C4 alkyl optionally substituted with C1-C4 alkoxy or phenyl optionally substituted with one to three C1-C4 alkyl groups, C1-C4 alkoxy groups or halogen atoms, or

phenyl optionally substituted with one to three C1-C4 alkyl groups, C1-C4 alkoxy groups or halogen atoms;

R3 is hydrogen or C1-C4 alkyl;

comprising
(i) reacting a compound of formula (II),

with bromine in the presence of a radical initiator in a solvent mixture comprising an aqueous phase and an organic phase,
where the organic phase comprises a solvent selected from the group consisting of 1,2-dichloroethane, 1,2-dichlorobenzene,
1,3-dichlorobenzene, and 1,4-dichlorobenzene, and wherein the pH-value of the aqueous phase is from 3 to <8, to obtain a compound
of formula (III),


and
(ii) reacting the compound of formula (III) with a tertiary amine base Q in a solvent at a temperature range of 0° C. to 100°
C. to obtain a compound of formula (I).

US Pat. No. 9,095,509

SACHET FORMULATION FOR AMINE POLYMERS

Genzyme Corporation, Cam...

1. A powder in a container, the powder comprising a mixture of:
a) a pharmaceutically acceptable anionic stabilizer comprising propylene glycol alginate;
b) carbonate salt of sevelamer mixed with the anionic stabilizer, wherein the amount of the sevelamer carbonate is 800 mg
on an anhydrous basis; and

c) sodium chloride;wherein:
i) the container is a sachet and the ratio of the anionic stabilizer to sevelamer carbonate is 0.005-1:1; and
ii) the only pharmaceutically active ingredient in the powder is the sevelamer carbonate.

US Pat. No. 9,100,929

TERMINAL AND A METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING A CELLULAR NETWORK CONNECTION BETWEEN A TERMINAL AND A BASE STATION

Intel Mobile Communicatio...

1. A terminal, comprising:
a generator to generate a request for radio network resources from a cellular network;
a transmitter to transmit the request for radio network resources to a relay device at a time in which both the terminal and
the relay device are located within a cell served by a base station,

wherein the request for radio network resources includes a request for a dedicated random access channel (RACH) preamble and
is to be forwarded by the relay device to the base station of the cellular network; and

a controller to:
receive a RACH assignment, which includes a dedicated RACH preamble, based on the request; and
perform a non-contention based random access procedure with the base station by sending the dedicated RACH preamble directly
to the base station to establish a cellular network connection between the terminal and the base station of the cellular network
using radio network resources assigned to the terminal by the cellular network.

US Pat. No. 9,096,540

METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF DISUBSTITUTED IMIDAZOLIUM SALTS

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A process for preparing a 1,3-disubstituted imidazolium salt represented by the following formula I:

wherein
each of R1 and R3 is, independently of one another, a C1-C10-alkyl group,
each of R2, R4 and R5 is, independently of one another, an H atom or a C1-C10-alkyl group,
X is the anion of a hydrogen acid having a pKa of at least 2, measured at 25° C., 1 bar in water or dimethyl sulfoxide, and

n is 1, 2 or 3,
the process comprising:
reacting an ?-dicarbonyl compound, an aldehyde, an amine and the hydrogen acid of the anion X? with one another in a single stage, thereby obtaining a reaction product,

wherein the reacting is carried out in water, a solvent which is miscible with water or a mixture thereof, and the solubility
of the imidazolium salt is at least 50 grams per 1 liter of water at 1 bar and 21° C.,

wherein X is selected from the group consisting of a benzoate anion, an anion of a C1-C20 alkanecarboxylic acid, and a mixture
thereof,

wherein the reaction mixture does not comprise a hydrophobic organic solvent which is immiscible with water, and wherein removal
of said water or solvent after the reaction is carried out without using a hydrophobic organic solvent which is immiscible
with water.

US Pat. No. 9,096,048

INTEGRATED DEVICE OF PEELING AND MOUNTING BOARD ASSEMBLY ON BACKLIGHT UNIT OF LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. An integrated device of peeling film and mounting a board assembly on a backlight unit of liquid crystal display, comprising:
an index rotary unit having a shaft for rotating heads facing in different directions;
an alignment calibration unit for calibrating an aligned state of the board assembly and the backlight unit; and
a mounting unit for mounting the board assembly adsorbed to a first head of the heads on the backlight unit,
wherein the mounting unit and the alignment calibration unit are arranged under the index rotary unit,
wherein a film is peeled from the board assembly attached to a second head of the heads during the operation of the mounting
unit.

US Pat. No. 9,100,313

SHARED EGRESS BUFFER IN A MULTI-STAGE SWITCH

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
an ingress stage that includes a plurality of ingress port subsystems each comprising a plurality of ingress ports that receive
packets;

an unscheduled crossbar switching fabric connected to the ingress stage and comprising a plurality of crossbar switching elements
that receive one or more packets from at least one of the ingress port subsystems; and

an egress stage connected to the unscheduled crossbar switching fabric, wherein the egress stage includes a plurality of egress
port subsystems each comprising:

a memory comprising at least one shared egress buffer that receives any packets forwarded by the crossbar switching elements
from the ingress stage directed to the egress port subsystem, and

a plurality of egress ports that transmit the packets received in the shared egress buffer,
wherein a first crossbar switching element generates a negative acknowledgement message for transmission to a first ingress
port subsystem when a first packet received from the first ingress port subsystem cannot be forwarded to the egress stage,
and wherein the first ingress port subsystem is configured to randomly select a second crossbar from among the plurality of
crossbar switching elements that are not the first crossbar switching element and to retransmit the first packet to the second
crossbar switching element for forwarding to the egress stage after receipt of the negative acknowledgement message.

US Pat. No. 9,100,865

RADIO TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

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

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

US Pat. No. 9,100,768

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DECODING AN AUDIO SOUNDFIELD REPRESENTATION FOR AUDIO PLAYBACK

THOMSON LICENSING, Issy ...

1. A method for decoding an audio soundfield representation for audio playback, comprising steps of:
calculating, for each of a plurality of loudspeakers, a panning function using a geometrical method based on the positions
of the loudspeakers and a plurality of source directions;

calculating a mode matrix ?N from the source directions;

calculating a pseudo-inverse mode matrix ?+ of the mode matrix ?; and

decoding the audio soundfield representation, wherein the decoding is based on a decode matrix that is obtained from at least
the panning function and the pseudo-inverse mode matrix ?+.

US Pat. No. 9,100,763

DETERMINING STIMULATION SIGNAL STRENGTH IN AN AUDITORY PROSTHESIS

Cochlear Limited, Macqua...

1. A method for determining the level of stimulation signals generated by an auditory prosthesis as a result of processing
an electrical audio signal representative of sound, the method comprising:
converting the audio signal into a plurality of frequency-based signal components;
analyzing one or more of the signal components to determine a quantity associated with the presence of a target signal in
the analyzed signal component; and

calculating the signal level based on the determined quantity when the determined quantity indicates a target signal is sufficiently
present in the audio signal.

US Pat. No. 9,098,677

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED CLOCK WIND BACK RECOVERY

Flexera Software LLC, It...

1. A computer implemented method for automated clock wind back detection, comprising:
a client device accessing a server comprising a time authority that provides a trusted current time;
said client device sending a request to said server for a license having a license expiration time and an optional license
start time and for said trusted current time, and said client device receiving a response thereto from said server;

said client device storing a trusted current time received in a last processed response from said server as a time anchor,
wherein server responses are considered to be trusted because they are signed by an application publisher;

said client device preventing replays of older responses by checking a trusted current time in a subsequent response against
the time anchor previously received from said server before applying the trusted current time in the subsequent response as
a time anchor, and said client device rejecting the trusted current time in said subsequent response if the trusted current
time in the response is not later than the time anchor;

updating the time anchor with a current system time at the client device when the current system time at the client device
is greater than the time anchor;

not updating the time anchor from the current system time at the client device when the current system time at the client
device is less than the time anchor, but within a designated tolerance;

said client device not updating the time anchor with the current system time at the client device when the client device determines
that the license expiration time is not greater than the current system time at the client device, wherein a checkout of the
license fails because the license has expired;

said client device updating the time anchor with the current system time at the client device when the client device determines
that the license expiration time is greater than the time anchor, wherein a checkout of the license fails because the license
has expired;

said client device determining if the current system time at the client device is not greater than the license expiration
time and the current system time at the client device is less than the license start time, wherein a license checkout fails
because the license has not started;

said client device determining if the current system time at the client device is not greater than the license expiration
time nor less than the license start time, and comparing the current system time at the client device to the time anchor;
and thereafter performing the steps of:

said client device determining if the current system time at the client device is less than the time anchor;
said client device calculating a value by copying the current system time at the client device and adjusting it per a designated
tolerance;

said client device comparing said value to the time anchor, wherein the current system time at the client device itself is
not adjusted, but it is used to generate a tolerance-adjusted value for comparison;

said client device determining if the tolerance-adjusted system time value is less than the time anchor, wherein a license
checkout fails because clock wind-back has been detected;

said client device determining if the adjusted system time value is not less than the time anchor, wherein a clock wind-back
is within a designated tolerance, and the license checkout is accepted;

said client device determining if the current system time at the client device is not less than the time anchor, wherein the
license is tested for an expiration time;

said client device determining if the license has an expiration time and, if so, said client device updating the time anchor
with the current system time at the client device, wherein the license checkout is accepted;

said client device determining if the license does not have an expiration time and, if so, said client device comparing the
start time of the license to the time anchor;

said client device determining if the license start time is greater than the time anchor and, if so, said client device updating
the time anchor with the current system time at the client device, wherein the license checkout is accepted; and

wherein said client device determining if the start time is not greater than the time anchor, wherein the license checkout
is accepted.

US Pat. No. 9,099,109

MAGNETIC STACK WITH DIFFERENT AREAL EXTENTS ON AN AIR BEARING SURFACE

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. An apparatus comprising a magnetic stack having a first magnetic layer separated from a second magnetic layer by a non-magnetic
spacer layer, the first magnetic layer having an areal extent on an air bearing surface (ABS) that differs from the second
magnetic layer, the second magnetic layer coupled to a magnetic shield via a coupling pedestal and configured with a first
plurality of linear sidewalls each angled with respect to a second plurality of linear sidewalls of the first magnetic layer,
the coupling pedestal having a third plurality of linear sidewalls angled differently than the first and second pluralities
of linear sidewalls.

US Pat. No. 9,100,363

AUTOMATICALLY RECOMMENDING FIREWALL RULES DURING ENTERPRISE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMATION

International Business Ma...

1. An article of manufacture comprising a non-transitory computer readable storage medium having computer readable instructions
tangibly embodied thereon which, when implemented, cause a computer to carry out a plurality of method steps comprising:
obtaining at least one communication pattern occurring in a pre-transformation source environment by analyzing (i) one or
more firewall configuration files and/or firewall log files associated with the source environment, (ii) one or more run-time
network flows at the source environment, and (iii) one or more configured dependencies at one or more servers running on the
source environment;

automatically generating one or more vendor-neutral firewall rules for multiple intended firewall interfaces, on a per-interface
basis, in a post-transformation target environment based on (i) the at least one communication pattern occurring in the source
environment and (ii) information derived from the target environment, wherein the one or more vendor-neutral firewall rules
contain multiple attributes and values associated therewith for configuring flow-control rules on a firewall device that is
not specific to any particular vendor, and wherein said automatically generating comprises:

generating a transformed version of the at least one communication pattern by applying source-target host and internet protocol
(IP) subnet mapping information to the at least one communication pattern;

generating an adjusted version of the at least one communication pattern by incorporating one or more communication requirements
associated with the target environment to the transformed version of the at least one communication pattern; and

identifying a subset of the adjusted version of the at least one communication pattern to be utilized for each of the multiple
intended firewall interface in the post-transformation target environment; and

automatically converting the one or more vendor-neutral firewall rules into one or more vendor-specific firewall rules for
the target environment based on information derived from the target environment, wherein the one or more vendor-specific firewall
rules comprise commands to be directly used to configure a particular firewall device associated with a particular vendor.

US Pat. No. 9,098,893

SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR CLASSIFICATION WITHIN INSPECTION IMAGES

Applied Materials Israel,...

1. An analysis system for classifying possible defects identified within an inspection image of an inspected object, the system
comprising:
a storage device; and
a processor, coupled to the storage device, to:
match a template and a portion of the inspection image, thus giving rise to a matching portion of the inspection image, wherein
the inspection image is captured by an inspection tool;

determine, using a mask corresponding to the template and defining one or more segments within the matching portion of the
inspection image, a location of a potential defect with respect to the one or more segments, thus giving rise to a matching
segment of the inspection image, the matching segment corresponding to the location of the potential defect; and

classify the potential defect based on the matching segment, thereby considering the location of the potential defect with
regard to the respective segment defined within the inspection image,

wherein the processor is further to define the mask based on a reference image of an inspected-object reference area, to downsample
a part of the reference image, and to generate the template based on a result of the downsampling, the reference image and
the mask are characterized by a resolution exceeding a resolution of the inspection image.

US Pat. No. 9,100,565

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An image processing apparatus, comprising:
an image processor configured to generate first movie data based on image capturing data, the image capturing data being obtained
in response to a shooting instruction to shoot a still picture; and

a controller configured to generate a movie file including second movie data, the second movie data being obtained by deleting
a portion of a movie represented by the first movie data when at least one of (i) the contents of management information associated
with the first movie data and (ii) the contents of the first movie data itself satisfy a predetermined condition, wherein

the image processor is configured to generate the first movie data and the still picture data in response to the shooting
instruction,

the management information includes information indicating whether or not light for shooting the still picture has been used,
and

the controller is configured to generate the second movie data by deleting a portion of the movie represented by the first
movie data, the portion being affected by the light for shooting the still picture, when the information indicates that the
light has been used.

US Pat. No. 9,099,441

POWER TRANSISTOR ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUS...

15. A package, comprising:
a power transistor arrangement, comprising:
a carrier;
a first power transistor comprising a first chip having a control electrode and a first power electrode and a second power
electrode, wherein the control electrode and the second electrode are at a first side of the first chip and the first electrode
is at a second side of the first chip that is opposite to the first side;

a second power transistor comprising a second chip having a control electrode and a first power electrode and a second power
electrode, wherein the control electrode and the second electrode are at a first side of the second chip and the first electrode
is at a second side of the second chip that is opposite to the first side;

wherein the first power transistor and the second power transistor are arranged next to each other on the carrier such that
the control electrode of the first power transistor and the control electrode of the second power transistor are facing towards
the carrier;

wherein the first power electrode of the first power transistor and the first power electrode of the second power transistor
are facing away from the carrier; and

wherein the first power electrode of the first power transistor and the first power electrode of the second power transistor
are electrically coupled with each other by means of an electrically conductive coupling structure;

package terminals configured to receive electrical signals from outside the package;
wherein the electrically conductive coupling structure is electrically isolated from the package terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,100,898

METHOD AND A DEVICE FOR ENABLING A MOBILE TERMINAL TO ACCESS TO A WIRELESS CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A method for enabling a mobile terminal to access a wireless cellular telecommunication network comprising plural base
stations and a core network device, the mobile terminal being allowed to access the wireless cellular telecommunication network
through at least one first base station, the mobile terminal memorizing a list comprising information enabling the identification
of signals transferred by each first base station, the mobile terminal not memorizing information enabling the identification
of signals transferred by second base stations, the method being executed by one second base station and comprising:
receiving, from the core network device, a message requesting the second base station to transfer signals corresponding to
a first base station;

transferring the signals corresponding to the first base station; and
transferring in the signals corresponding to the first base station, information enabling identification by the mobile terminal
of other signals corresponding to the second base station or at least one other second base station.

US Pat. No. 9,100,241

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RE-DIRECTING REQUESTS FROM BROWSERS FOR COMMUNICATIONS OVER NON-IP BASED NETWORKS

TeleCommunication Systems...

1. A method of deploying content to client applications, comprising:
accepting an inbound message from a client application running on a client device via a proxy IP/port;
packaging the inbound message into an internal message format with an HTTP redirector;
forwarding the packaged inbound message to a back-end server;
receiving a response from a web server;
packaging the response into the internal message format with the back end server;
forwarding the response to the HTTP redirector; and
transferring the response to the client application running on the client device via the proxy IP/port.

US Pat. No. 9,100,881

DYNAMICALLY POPULATING MEDIA INDEPENDENT HANDOVER (MIH) INFORMATION SERVICE DATABASE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:
receiving, by a first base station of a first power class type that provides access service to devices capable of performing
media independent handover (MIH), network information from an MIH information services database;

performing, by the first base station, a scan to detect available networks;
providing, by the first base station, results of the scan to the MIH information services database, the results of the scan
representing a change in available networks relative to the received network information; and

sending, by the first base station, results of the scan to a second base station of a second power class type to enable the
second base station to update information in the MIH information services database, wherein sending the results comprises
sending the results via a wired connection between the first and second base stations.

US Pat. No. 9,098,419

TECHNIQUES FOR EFFICIENT MASS STORAGE LAYOUT OPTIMIZATION

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method in a data storage server for improved data layout of a storage, the method comprising:
receiving a request from a client indicating a need to write a modified data block to a storage device, wherein the modified
data block is a modified version of an existing data block stored by the storage device;

inserting the modified data block into a cache memory;
identifying a set of one or more optimizable data blocks stored by the storage device that are logically contiguous to the
existing data block but not physically contiguous to the existing data block;

posting a first set of one or more read requests for the set of optimizable data blocks to a queue of read request entries;
in response to a cache flush request, determining whether all of the set of optimizable data blocks are located in the cache
memory;

in response to a determination that all of the set of optimizable data blocks are located in the cache memory,
writing the set of optimizable data blocks and the modified data block in locations of the storage device that are physically
contiguous; and

in response to a determination that one or more but fewer than all of the set of optimizable data blocks are located in the
cache memory, writing the modified data block to the storage device but not write any of the set of optimizable data blocks
to the storage device.

US Pat. No. 9,097,965

IMAGE PROJECTION DEVICE, IMAGE PROJECTION METHOD, AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An image projection device comprising:
beam generation unit that emits a plurality of beams in one direction such that said plurality of beams are superimposed on
each other, a convergence angle of each beam being different from each other; and

scanning unit that scans a projection surface with the beams emitted from said beam generation unit,
wherein, from among said plurality of beams, with respect to a first beam and a second beam, said second beam includes a next
larger convergence angle than that of said first beam in which an energy density of said first beam, at a position where a
beam waist of said first beam is present, coincides with an energy density of said second beam at a position in a range from
a position where a beam waist of said second beam is present to a position of Rayleigh length on a divergent side.

US Pat. No. 9,098,253

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM TOOL-LESS DAUGHTER CARD RETAINER AND LATCH

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An information handling system comprising:
a chassis;
a circuit board coupled to the chassis;
a processor disposed on the circuit board and operable to execute instructions to process information;
memory coupled to the circuit board and interfaced with the processor through the circuit board, the memory operable to store
the instructions and the information;

one or more daughter card slots disposed in the chassis and interfaced with the circuit board;
a retainer guide coupled to the chassis proximate the one or more daughter card slots, the retainer guide having an opening
and a length; and

a retainer sized to slidingly engage the retainer guide at the opening and to slide into the retainer guide for the length,
the retainer aligned to couple a daughter card to the chassis when the retainer slides through the retainer guide and past
the location of the daughter card.

US Pat. No. 9,096,944

AIR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM FOR ANODIZING TANK

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A system for distributing air in an anodizing tank electrolyte bath, the system comprising:
an anodizing tank filled with anodizing liquid to provide an electrolyte bath to a material placed in the electrolyte bath
for anodizing treatment;

an air source portion having an inlet to accept pressurized air and plural coupling points to provide the pressurized air
to plural air distribution portions; and

plural air distribution portions operable to couple to the coupling points of the air source portion, the air distribution
portions having plural openings to pass air into the electrolytic bath of the anodizing tank;

wherein the air source portion adjusts the coupling points to plural positions to move each of the plural air distribution
portions to plural positions within the anodizing bath.

US Pat. No. 9,100,645

PIXEL, STEREOPSIS DISPLAY DEVICE, AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A stereopsis display device, comprising:
a scan driver, transmitting a plurality of scan signals to a plurality of scan lines;
a gate driver, transmitting a plurality of gate signals to a plurality of gate lines;
a data driver, transmitting a plurality of data signals to a plurality of data lines;
a controller controlling the scan driver, the gate driver, and the data driver, generating a first image data signal to be
displayed for a first image period and a second image data signal to be displayed for a second image period respectively,
during one frame, and supplying the first and second image data signals to the data driver; and

a display unit, including a plurality of pixels to alternatively display the first image data signal and the second image
data signal, the plurality of pixels connected to the plurality of scan lines, the plurality of gate lines, and the plurality
of data lines, wherein:

the plurality of pixels simultaneously emit light according to the first image data signal during the first image period,
and the plurality of pixels sequentially write the second image data signal during the first image period, and

the plurality of pixels simultaneously emit light according to the second image data signal during the second image period,
and the plurality of pixels sequentially write a first image data signal of a next frame during the second image period.

US Pat. No. 9,099,921

INTEGRATING CIRCUITRY FOR MEASURING CURRENT IN A SIMO CONVERTER

Cree, Inc., Durham, NC (...

1. A system comprising:
a single inductor multiple output (SIMO) converter comprising:
storage circuitry; and
a plurality of output channels in communication with the storage circuitry, the plurality of output channels comprising a
plurality of loads configured to draw current received from the storage circuitry, wherein each output channel comprises a
load of the plurality of loads, and wherein an output channel of the plurality of output channels further comprises a capacitor;

integrating circuitry in communication with the SIMO converter, the integrating circuitry being configured to output an output
signal indicative of an accumulated average amount of current drawn through the output channel over a sample period, wherein
the sample period corresponds to an amount of time in which a net current flow through the capacitor is zero; and

a controller in communication with the integrating circuitry, wherein the controller comprises:
a sampler module configured to receive the output signal from the integrating circuitry, and sample the output signal upon
expiration of the sample period to generate a sampled output signal; and

a compensation module configured to determine whether to change one or more timing parameters used to control current conduction
through the SIMO converter based on the sampled output signal generated by the sampler module.

US Pat. No. 9,101,013

DRIVER FOR CONNECTING LED TO ELECTRONIC BALLAST

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A driver for driving a light emitting diode circuit the driver comprising
a first circuit for detuning a resonant tank of an electronic ballast, the first circuit comprising a serial connection of
a capacitor and a bidirectional switch, terminals of the serial connection being arranged to be coupled to terminals of the
electronic ballast for receiving an alternating current signal from the electronic ballast,

a second circuit for providing a direct current signal to the light emitting diode circuit, the second circuit comprising
a rectifier with inputs coupled to the terminals of the serial connection and with outputs being arranged to be coupled to
terminals of the light emitting diode circuit, and

a third circuit for providing a control signal to the first circuit for controlling an amount of power supplied to the light
emitting diode circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,100,466

METHOD FOR PROCESSING AN AUDIO SIGNAL AND AUDIO RECEIVING CIRCUIT

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A method for processing an audio signal comprising:
receiving a first audio signal via a first receiving path comprising a first microphone;
receiving a second audio signal via a second receiving path comprising a second microphone;
performing echo suppression of the first audio signal based on a comparison of the first audio signal and the second audio
signal, comprising identifying an echo-only state in which the first and the second signals include substantially only respective
echo-signals based on applying a threshold on a level difference between the first audio signal and the second audio signal.

US Pat. No. 9,100,423

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

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A method for processing network traffic data by a network switching device, the method comprising:
receiving a packet, by a network interface of the network switching device, to initiate a new session from an Internet Protocol
(IP) address;

determining, on the network switching device, a number N of concurrent sessions for active concurrent sessions associated
with the IP address; and

when the number N of concurrent sessions for active concurrent sessions associated with the IP address is less than a concurrent
session threshold T1:

determining, on the network switch device, a rate R at which the number of sessions N are received within a time period t
including a session of the received packet, where R=N÷t;

when the session rate threshold R is less than the prescribed session rate threshold T2 (R
classifying the packet as possibly associated with a flooding attack when the session rate threshold R is greater than or
equal to the prescribed session rate threshold T2 (R?T2) and performing a preventative action with regard to the packet.

US Pat. No. 9,096,607

TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR INHIBITORS

The Trustees Of The Unive...

1. A method treating rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn's disease, or ulcerative colitis, comprising
treating a patient in need of such treatment with an effective amount of a compound having a structure of Formula (IIA), or
a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:

wherein
R6, R7, R8, and R9 are each independently alkyl, hydroxyl, alkoxy, NR13R14, halogen, nitro, cyano, borono, aryl, aryloxy, —(CH2)nCOOR15, —O(CH2)nCOOR16, —OC(O)R17, —CR18?NOH, —CR19R20NHOH, —SO3H, —SO2R21, —SO2NHR22, —O(CH2)mOR23, —C(OH)?NOH, —C(O)NR24OH, CHR25N(COR26)OH, or C(O)R27; or R8 and R9 together form —O—, —NHC(O)—, —C(O)NH—, —C(O)O—, —NR29—, or —S(O)2NH;

R13, R14, R15, R16, R17, R18, R19, R20, R21, R22, R23, R24, R25, R26, R28, and R29 are each independently hydrogen, alkyl, or aryl, and R27 is alkyl or aryl;

X is absent or is —O—, —NR28— or —S—;

n and m are independently 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6; and
t and u are independently 0, 1, 2, or 3.

US Pat. No. 9,095,258

X-RAY IMAGING APPARATUS AND PROGRAM

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. An X-ray imaging apparatus for performing X-ray imaging of an object and acquiring an X-ray fluoroscopic image, comprising:
an X-ray generation unit configured to irradiate the object with X-rays;
an X-ray collimator configured to limit an X-ray irradiation range of the X-ray generation unit;
a dose detection unit configured to detect the X-rays that have passed through the X-ray collimator;
a dose reduction rate calculation unit configured to calculate a reduction rate of an exposure dose of the object based on
a value detected by the dose detection unit in X-ray imaging before the X-ray irradiation range is limited by the X-ray collimator
and a value detected by the dose detection unit in X-ray imaging after the X-ray irradiation range is limited by the X-ray
collimator;

a display unit configured to display a graph based on the reduction rate,
wherein the display unit displays at least one of a full field imaging expected cumulative value graph and a limited field
imaging expected cumulative value graph as the graph, the full field imaging expected cumulative value graph representing
time-rate change in a cumulative value of the exposure dose when assuming that X-ray imaging is performed without limitation
of the X-ray irradiation range by the X-ray collimator from a current point, and the limited field imaging expected cumulative
value graph representing time-rate change in a cumulative value of the exposure dose when assuming that X-ray imaging is performed
with limitation of the X-ray irradiation range by the X-ray collimator from the current point.

US Pat. No. 9,096,616

PROCESS FOR PREPARING A POROUS METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORK COMPOSED OF ZINC METHYLIMIDAZOLATE

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A process for preparing a porous metal-organic framework, the process comprising
(a) adding a first water-based solution comprising zinc ions to a second water-based solution comprising 2-methylimidazole,
and, optionally, a further at least bidendate organic compound, to provide a suspension;

(b) adding a third solution comprising a strong base to the suspension formed in step (a) to form a porous metal-organic framework
comprising an at least bidendate organic compound based on 2-methylimidazole coordinated and, optionally, a further at least
bidendate organic compound coordinated to a zinc ion,

wherein the further at least bidendate organic compound is selected from the group consisting of a monocyclic, bicyclic, or
polycyclic ring system which is derived from at least one heterocycle selected from the group consisting of pyrrole, alpha-pyridone
and gamma-pyridone and has at least two ring nitrogens, where the ring system is unsubstituted or has one or more substituents
selected independently from the group consisting of halogen, C1-6-,alkyl, phenyl, NH2, NH(C1-6-alkyl), N(C1-6-alkyl)2, OH, Ophenyl and OC1-6-alkyl, where the substituents C1-6-alkyl and phenyl are unsubstituted or have one or more substituents selected independently from the group consisting of halogen,
NH2, NH(C1-6-alkyl), N(C1-6-alkyl)2, OH, Ophenyl, and OC1-6-alkyl.

US Pat. No. 9,100,304

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN DYNAMIC NETWORK ENVIRONMENTS

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A system, comprising:
a communications network configured to support transmission of a plurality of communications streams;
a resource manager communicatively coupled to said communications network and configured to provision resources of said communications
network to said plurality of communications streams; and

a performance test manager communicatively coupled to said communications network and configured to:
identify a communication stream from said plurality of communications streams;
identify a test network path for said identified communication stream and including a performance-controlled path that is
free of other network traffic; and

divert said identified communication stream to said test network path for a configurable time period to perform a performance
test over said test network path.

US Pat. No. 9,099,925

SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY WITH CIRCUIT TO CONTROL TURN ON TIMING OF SWITCHING ELEMENT

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A switching power supply comprising:
an inductor connected to a rectifier circuit that rectifies an input AC voltage;
a switching element forming a current path from the rectifier circuit through the inductor in an ON state of the switching
element;

a diode forming a current path from the inductor to an output capacitor in an OFF state of the switching element to obtain
a specified output DC voltage on the output capacitor; and

a control circuit that controls current through the inductor by ON/OFF controlling the switching element, the control circuit
comprising

an ON width controlling component that controls an ON width of the switching element corresponding to a voltage difference
between a reference voltage and the output DC voltage,

a zero current detecting component that detects zero current flowing through the switching element and a controlling circuitry
that turns ON the switching element at a timing of the detected zero current,

a load condition detecting component that detects a load condition;
a frequency reducing component that delays a turn ON timing of the switching element upon detection of a light load condition
by the load condition detecting component to reduce a switching frequency of the switching element, and

an AC period detecting component that detects a period of the input voltage and a circuitry to hold the load condition detected
by the load condition detecting component over every period detected by the AC period detecting.

US Pat. No. 9,099,297

ELECTROCHEMICAL PROCESSOR

APPLIED Materials, Inc., ...

1. An electro-chemical processor, comprising:
a vessel;
an anode assembly in the vessel, with the anode assembly including an inner anode in an inner anode chamber in the vessel,
and an outer anode in an outer anode chamber in the vessel, with the outer anode chamber surrounding the inner anode chamber;
and

a catholyte assembly attached to the anolyte assembly, with an inner catholyte chamber within the catholyte assembly aligned
over the inner anode chamber;

an outer catholyte chamber within the catholyte assembly aligned over the outer anode chamber and separated from the outer
anode chamber by an outer membrane;

an annular dielectric material in the vessel surrounding the inner catholyte chamber and having a curved upper surface with
a plurality of annular ring slots extending from the curved upper surface to the outer catholyte chamber, wherein the slots
are formed as discrete discontinuous segments, with segments having different radial positions, to reduce radial current density
variations; and

a thief electrode adjacent to an upper end of the vessel.

US Pat. No. 9,097,943

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE COMPRISING A LIQUID CRYSTAL LAYER HAVING A TWISTED HELICAL STRUCTURE WHEN AN ELECTRIC FIELD IS NOT GENERATED

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A liquid crystal display device, comprising:
first and second substrates facing each other;
a pixel electrode and a common electrode on an inner surface of the first substrate and generating an electric field substantially
parallel to the first substrate;

a first alignment layer on the inner surface of the first substrate and homeotropically aligned;
a first polarizer on an outer surface of the first substrate and having a first polarization axis;
a second alignment layer on an inner surface of the second substrate and homogeneously aligned;
a second polarizer on an outer surface of the second substrate and having a second polarization axis perpendicular to the
first polarization axis; and

a liquid crystal layer between the first and second alignment layers,
wherein liquid crystal molecules of the liquid crystal layer are twisted in a helical structure having a helical axis perpendicular
to the first substrate when an electric field is not generated, and the liquid crystal molecules are untwisted such that the
helical axis is tilted with respect to the first substrate and arranged along a first direction when the electric field is
generated.

US Pat. No. 9,100,808

METHOD OF HANDLING SMS MESSAGES AND RELATED COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ACER INCORPORATED, Xizhi...

1. A method of handling a short message service (SMS) message which is sent from a sending entity to a receiving entity, the
method comprising:
providing a number and a text description associated with the sending entity;
the sending entity encoding the SMS message by inserting the number associated with the sending entity in a number sub-field
of an Address-Value field in a Transfer-Protocol-Originating-Address (TP-OA) field of the SMS message and by inserting the
text description associated with the sending entity in a text sub-field of the Address-Value field in the TP-OA field of the
SMS message;

the sending entity transmitting the encoded SMS message to the receiving entity;
the receiving entity decoding the number sub-field of the Address-Value field in the TP-OA field of the received encoded SMS
message for acquiring the number associated with the sending entity;

the receiving entity decoding the text sub-field of the Address-Value field in the TP-OA field of the received encoded SMS
message for acquiring the text description associated with the sending entity; and

the receiving entity simultaneously displaying the number and the text description as a title of the SMS message on a screen.

US Pat. No. 9,101,008

LIGHT EMITTER DRIVING DEVICE AND LIGHTING APPLIANCE THEREWITH

Rohm Co., Ltd., Kyoto (J...

1. A light emitter driving device comprising:
a decoder portion that monitors a rectified voltage and generates a dimming signal and a bleeder control signal;
a bleeder control portion that performs drive control of a bleeder circuit based on the bleeder control signal input from
the decoder portion, the bleeder circuit generating a bleeder current; and

a drive current control portion that controls a drive current for the light emitter in accordance with the dimming signal;
wherein

the decoder portion includes:
a hysteresis filter that has a characteristic when a difference between an input value and an output value falls in a predetermined
range, does not change the output value.

US Pat. No. 9,098,308

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CODE PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS BASED ON EXECUTION TRACE INFORMATION

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

15. A non-transitory computer readable medium storing program instructions for causing a processor to execute operations,
the operations comprising:
collecting symbol information to map traces of codes in a program to memory addresses storing corresponding native codes that
are dynamically compiled from the traces of codes during an execution of the program; and

making the symbol information available after the execution of the program to analyze profiling data sampled during the execution
of the program.

US Pat. No. 9,100,759

LOUDSPEAKER DRIVER WITH SENSING COILS FOR SENSING THE POSITION AND VELOCITY OF A VOICE-COIL

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A loudspeaker driver comprising:
at least one actuator connected to a vibrating support to impart excitation to the latter when caused to move,wherein the loudspeaker driver further comprises:
a plurality of sensing members arranged to move with the at least one actuator, each sensing member providing output sensing
data dependent on the velocity of said at least one actuator, and

means for determining the position of the at least one actuator based on at least one ratio X/Y of output sensing data or
of linear combinations of output sensing data provided from the plurality of sensing members, said at least one ratio being
independent of the velocity of the at least one actuator.

US Pat. No. 9,097,819

THERMOELASTIC LOGGING

Schlumberger Technology C...

1. A method for thermoelastic logging in a borehole of a subterranean formation, comprising:
generating, by a computer processor, a reference dispersion based on a borehole wave dispersion measurement of the borehole,
wherein the reference dispersion represents far-field elastic properties in the subterranean formation;

analyzing, by the computer processor, a difference between the reference dispersion and the borehole wave dispersion measurement
based on a thermoelastic model of the subterranean formation to generate an analysis result; and

determining, by the computer processor and based on the analysis result, a temperature dependent parameter of the subterranean
formation.

US Pat. No. 9,097,993

OPTICAL ELEMENT AND LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS

ASML NETHERLANDS B.V., V...

1. An optical element, comprising:
a surface comprising a tilted profile having height differences, thereby providing cavities and elevations having a predetermined
maximum height difference; and

a transmissive layer that covers the cavities and the elevations of the optical element, wherein a first height of the transmissive
layer in the cavities is substantially equal or larger than the predetermined maximum height difference and the transmissive
layer has a second height on the elevations and the second height is about 10-500 nm,

wherein the transmissive layer is enabled to optically filter incident radiation, and
wherein the optical element is a grating.

US Pat. No. 9,097,405

LIGHT MODULE SYSTEM

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. An illumination system comprising:
a receptacle;
a light emitting diode (“LED”) assembly positioned within the receptacle, the LED assembly including an LED array with an
anode and a cathode, the LED assembly translateable with respect to the receptacle in a vertical direction between an initial
and an installed position, the vertical translation being substantially without rotational translation; and

a first cover engaging the receptacle, the first cover configured to rotate relative to the receptacle, wherein rotation of
the first cover causes the first cover to translate vertically relative to the receptacle, wherein the vertical translation
of the first cover causes the LED assembly to translate vertically, the translation of the LED assembly being substantially
without rotational translation.

US Pat. No. 9,100,959

CARRIER SELECTION

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:
determining a maximum allowed time duration;
determining a first minimum allowed time duration;
performing a process of obtaining information related to one or more selected carriers from one or more neighboring base stations,
selecting at least one cell-specific base carrier for data transmission on the basis of the obtained information, and informing
the one or more neighboring base stations of the selected cell-specific base carrier, wherein the duration of the process
is at least the period of the first minimum allowed time duration and is dynamically determined based on the number of the
one or more neighboring base stations; and

repeating the process, thus enabling reselection of the cell-specific base carrier, wherein the aggregate duration for the
consecutive processes is within the determined maximum allowed time duration.

US Pat. No. 9,101,070

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MULTILAYER PRINTED WIRING BOARD

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

12. A method for manufacturing a multilayer printed wiring board, comprising:
providing a core substrate;
laminating a resin insulation layer on the core substrate;
forming a capacitor section coupled to the resin insulation layer by:
providing a first electrode comprising a first metal,
providing a second electrode opposing the first electrode, the second electrode comprising a second metal having a smaller
ionization tendency than an ionization tendency of the first metal forming the first electrode, and

providing a dielectric layer interposed between the first and second electrode;
forming an outermost insulating layer over the capacitor section;
forming a ground pad on the outermost insulating layer and electrically connected to the first electrode; and
forming a power source pad on the outermost insulating layer and electrically connected to the second electrode, wherein said
forming a capacitor section comprises:

forming a sputter film by sputtering on an inner surface of the first electrode, and
forming a sol-gel film using a sol-gel method on an inner surface of the second electrode which opposes the inner surface
of the first electrode such that a dielectric layer is formed by the sputter film and the sol-gel film.

US Pat. No. 9,101,039

RADIATION GENERATING APPARATUS AND RADIATION IMAGING SYSTEM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A radiation generating apparatus comprising:
a radiation generating unit configured to generate radiation; and
a diaphragm unit configured to limit a radiation field that is formed by the radiation emitted from the radiation generating
unit,

wherein the diaphragm unit includes
a light source configured to generate visible light with which the radiation field is simulated by a visible-light field;
an optical lens configured to control a state of diffusion of the visible light, and
a pair of field-limiting blades configured to limit the radiation field,
wherein the radiation generating unit includes
a radiation tube provided thereinside and configured to generate radiation;
an emission window through which the radiation generated by the radiation tube is emitted, and
an envelope provided over and enclosing the emission window; and
wherein the light source and the optical lens are provided between the emission window and the pair of field-limiting blades,
and the light source is movable into and retractable from a path of the radiation by a movable mechanism.

US Pat. No. 9,099,836

LASER BEAM AMPLIFIER AND LASER APPARATUS USING THE SAME

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A laser apparatus comprising:
a master oscillator configured to generate a pulse laser beam;
a preamplifier including a first container configured to accommodate a laser medium, a first optical system including a first
concave mirror configured to transfer an image of the pulse laser beam at a first point to form a first transfer image at
a second point, and a pair of first electrodes arranged in the first container and configured to perform discharge in the
laser medium to form an amplification region between the first point and the second point;

relay optics configured to transfer the first transfer image at the second point to form a second transfer image at a third
point; and

a main amplifier including a second container configured to accommodate a laser medium, a second optical system including
a second concave mirror configured to transfer the second transfer image at the third point to form a third transfer image
at a fourth point, and a pair of second electrodes arranged in the second container and configured to perform discharge in
the laser medium to form an amplification region between the third point and the fourth point.

US Pat. No. 9,098,603

INDEX PARTITIONING AND SCOPE CHECKING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

10. A machine-implemented method of partitioning an inverted index, the method comprising:
monitoring a search characteristic of processing a query against an inverted index, the query requesting a scope location;
storing the search characteristic in association with the scope location requested for the query;
determining whether to partition the inverted index based on whether the search characteristic stored in association with
the scope location meets criteria for inefficient searching against the inverted index; and

partitioning the inverted index for those scope locations meeting criteria for inefficient searching against the inverted
index, wherein partitioning includes logically separating portions of the inverted index corresponding to those scope locations
meeting criteria for inefficient searching, wherein logically separating comprises tagging children of directories comprising
those scope locations.

US Pat. No. 9,097,434

TARGET SUPPLY APPARATUS AND TARGET SUPPLY METHOD

GIGAPHOTON INC., Tochigi...

1. A target supply apparatus used in an extreme ultraviolet light apparatus that generates extreme ultraviolet light by irradiating
a target with a laser beam, the target supply apparatus comprising:
a tank;
a nozzle that includes a through-hole and is disposed so that the through-hole communicates with an interior of the tank;
a first heater disposed along a wall of the tank;
a second heater disposed along a wall of the tank in a position that is further from the nozzle than the first heater;
a third heater configured to heat the nozzle; and
a control unit configured to control the first heater, the second heater and the third heater so that a temperature of the
first heater is greater than a temperature of the second heater and a temperature of the third heater is greater than the
temperature of the first heater.

US Pat. No. 9,095,554

BREEDING, PRODUCTION, PROCESSING AND USE OF SPECIALTY CANNABIS

Biotech Institute LLC, L...

1. A hybrid cannabis plant, or an asexual clone of said hybrid cannabis plant, or a plant part, tissue, or cell thereof, which
produces a female inflorescence, said inflorescence comprising:
a) a BT/BD genotype;

b) a terpene profile in which myrcene is not the dominant terpene;
c) a terpene oil content greater than about 1.0% by weight; and
d) a CBD content greater than 3%;wherein the terpene profile is defined as terpinolene, alpha phelladrene, beta ocimene, careen, limonene, gamma terpinene,
alpha pinene, alpha terpinene, beta pinene, fenchol, camphene, alpha terpineol, alpha humulene, beta caryophyllene, linalool,
cary oxide, and myrcene, and wherein the terpene oil content is determined by the additive content of the terpenes in the
terpene profile; and wherein the terpene contents and CBD content are measured by gas chromatography-flame ionization detection
(GC-FID) and calculated based on dry weight of the inflorescence; wherein a representative sample of seed producing said plants
has been deposited under NCIMB Nos. 42246, 42247, 42248, 42249, 42250, and 42254.

US Pat. No. 9,101,009

CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT FOR OPERATING N PARALLEL-CONNECTED STRINGS HAVING AT LEAST ONE SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT SOURCE

Osram GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A circuit arrangement for operating n parallel-connected strings having at least one semiconductor light source, where
n is greater than or equal to 2, the circuit arrangement comprising:
an input having a first input terminal and a second input terminal for coupling to a DC supply voltage;
n semiconductor light source units comprising in each case a driver device and an output for coupling to at least one string
having at least one semiconductor light source;

wherein the n semiconductor light source units are coupled in parallel between the first input terminal and the second input
terminal, wherein each driver device comprises a PWM controller having a drive output and also a converter, wherein each converter
comprises at least one inverter inductance, a converter diode and a converter switch having a control electrode, a working
electrode and a reference electrode, wherein the drive output of the respective PWM controller is coupled to the control electrode
of the respective converter switch, wherein the output of the respective converter is coupled to the output of the respective
semiconductor light source unit, wherein the respective PWM controller is designed to provide a PWM signal at a respectively
predefinable frequency to the control electrode of the respective converter switch; and

n current measuring devices which are designed and arranged for measuring the current through a respective one of the n strings
having at least one semiconductor light source, wherein each current measuring device is coupled to the respectively associated
driver device; and

a control device having n control outputs, wherein each PWM controller has a clock input, wherein a respective control output
is coupled to a respective clock input of the n PWM controllers, wherein the control device is designed to provide n clock
signals at its n control outputs, said clock signals being phase-shifted by 360°/n with respect to one another.

US Pat. No. 9,100,888

CELL RESELECTION FOR MULTIPLE SIM DEVICES

ST-Ericsson SA, Plan-les...

1. A Multi Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) modem capable of receiving paging messages related to at least two subscriber
identities, the Multi SIM modem comprising:
a paging configuration circuit configured to:
determine whether a collision between paging occasions related to respective subscriber identities will or will not be systematic;
and

launch, when the collision has been determined to be systematic, a reselection of a new cell for at least one of the at least
two subscriber identities.

US Pat. No. 9,099,879

SUPPLY CIRCUIT FOR SUPPLYING POWER TO A SWITCH CIRCUIT

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

6. A supply circuit for supplying power and including a relay for selecting an output power, comprising:
a first and second inputs and a first and second outputs;
the first and second inputs electrically connected to the first and second outputs and defining a first branch and a second
branch;

the first output being coupled to the first input via the first branch;
the first output being coupled to the second input via the second branch;
the relay electrically interposed between the first branch and the second branch;
the first and second outputs being coupled to each other via an output capacitor and at least one voltage stabilizer in parallel
with each other;

the first branch including a first resistor and a first capacitor connected serially;
the supply circuit having
a first supply mode for receiving a first amount of input power from a source and providing a first amount of output power;
a second supply mode for receiving a second amount of input power and providing a second amount of output power, the first
amount of output power being larger than the second amount of output power, and the second amount of input power being larger
than zero and being smaller than an amount of a relay power necessary for operating the relay for switching a load;

the first branch coupled to the first output by a first diode and to the second output by a second diode;
the second branch coupled to the first output by a third diode and to the second output by a fourth diode;
the first input coupled to a first relay contact, the second input electrically coupled to a second relay contact.

US Pat. No. 9,099,581

RE-ENTRANT MIRROR PHOTODETECTOR WITH WAVEGUIDE MODE FOCUSING

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A semiconductor photonic integrated circuit (I/C), comprising:
a waveguide integrated within a semiconductor substrate layer of the I/C, the waveguide horizontally constrained by parallel
oxide structures on either side of a semiconductor material of the semiconductor substrate layer, the waveguide having a waveguide
width defined by the parallel oxide structures, where an optical signal is to propagate horizontally along the waveguide;

a photodetector structure integrated within the semiconductor substrate layer of the I/C, and not within the waveguide defined
by the parallel oxide structures;

a focusing mirror to focus light of the optical signal to a redirected width smaller than the waveguide width and redirect
the light of the optical signal to propagate horizontally along a plane parallel to a surface of the semiconductor substrate
layer to exchange the light of the optical signal between the waveguide and the photodetector structure; and

multiple photodetector electrical contacts to operate the photodetector structure, the multiple photodetector electrical contacts
including a first photodetector electrical contact and a second photodetector electrical contact arranged on opposite sides
of the photodetector structure along a line extending athwart a length of the photodetector structure, wherein light redirected
by the focusing mirror propagates along the length of the photodetector structure, and wherein a distance between the first
photodetector electrical contact and the second photodetector electrical contact is greater than the waveguide width.

US Pat. No. 9,097,190

COMBUSTION CONTROL APPARATUS FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A combustion control apparatus for an internal combustion engine comprising:
a first intake passage and a second intake passage respectively and independently connected with a combustion chamber defined
by at least one cylinder of the internal combustion engine, and which supply an intake air to the combustion chamber;

an EGR apparatus that circulates an EGR gas comprising a part of an exhaust gas into an EGR gas supply port provided at the
first intake passage, from an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine;

a fresh air blocking unit that blocks inflow of fresh air to the first intake passage;
a supercharger that supercharges fresh air at the upstream of the first intake passage and the second intake passage;
an opening and closing property changing unit that differentiates the timing of opening of a valve between a first intake
valve that controls the intake air which inflows into the combustion chamber from the first intake passage, and a second intake
valve that controls intake air which inflows into the combustion chamber from the second intake passage; and

a control unit that, in response to a decision by the control unit to perform a stratified combustion in the combustion chamber
where the EGR gas is introduced to the combustion chamber and when the intake air flowing through the second intake passage
is allowed to flow into the combustion chamber during a compression stroke, controls

to supercharge the fresh air by the supercharger,
to block inflows of the fresh air into the first intake passage by the fresh air blocking unit, and
to open the first intake valve before opening of the second intake valve by the opening and closing property changing unit,
and, thereafter, to open the second intake valve.

US Pat. No. 9,096,927

COOLING RING FOR PHYSICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION CHAMBER TARGET

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A cooling ring to cool a target in a physical vapor deposition chamber, comprising:
an annular body having a central opening and a first surface configured to be coupled to a target backing plate;
an inlet port coupled to the body;
an outlet port coupled to the body;
a coolant channel disposed in the body and having a first end coupled to the inlet port and a second end coupled to the outlet
port, wherein the coolant channel is configured to flow coolant through the coolant channel in an annular flow direction following
a shape of the cooling ring; and

a cap coupled to a second surface of the body and substantially spanning the central opening, wherein the cap includes a center
hole, wherein the second surface of the body opposes the first surface, and wherein the cap, the annular body, and the target
backing plate form a cavity when the cooling ring is coupled to the target backing plate.

US Pat. No. 9,098,191

SKETCH BEAUTIFICATION AND COMPLETION OF PARTIAL STRUCTURED-DRAWINGS

Microsoft Corporation, R...

1. A method, performed by computing functionality, for assisting a user in producing a drawing comprising:
receiving ink strokes in response to creation of an original drawing;
recognizing components within the original drawing;
recognizing constraints associated with the components that have been recognized, the components and the constraints yielding
a recognized drawing;

storing the components and the constraints in a data store;
revising at least one aspect of the recognized drawing in accordance with the constraints to produce a beautified drawing;
identifying a transformation between each pair of objects in the beautified drawing to produce transformation information,
wherein the transformation is based on intercept information;

identifying one or more predominant transformations in the transformation information that correspond to a predominant recurring
pattern in the beautified drawing;

adding an additional component in the beautified drawing based on the predominant recurring pattern; and
providing an output drawing which is based on the beautified drawing.

US Pat. No. 9,099,258

ROCKER CONTACT SWITCH FOR ELECTRICAL DEVICE

HUBBELL INCORPORATED, Sh...

1. A rocker contact switch for an electrical device, comprising:
a movable base;
a fixed first leg extending from said base; and
a movable second leg extending from said base, said second leg being movable to contact a conductive member to put the electrical
device in an end of life condition while said first leg remains substantially stationary during movement of said base.

US Pat. No. 9,099,108

MAGNETICALLY BIASED WRITE POLE

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. An apparatus comprising a first magnetically hard material separated from an air bearing surface (ABS) by a first non-zero
distance and from a write pole by a second non-zero distance, a second magnetically hard material separated from the ABS,
first magnetically hard material, and write pole, the first magnetically hard material positioned proximal a tapered surface
of the write pole and the second magnetically hard material positioned proximal a non-tapered surface of the write pole to
bias the write pole with a bias field oriented parallel with the ABS.

US Pat. No. 9,098,758

FRAMEWORK FOR COMBINING CONTENT INTELLIGENCE MODULES

Adobe Systems Incorporate...

1. A method, comprising:
providing sequential access to a plurality of portions of a stored digital media asset;
receiving a selection of raw analyzer modules, each of the respective raw analyzer modules to produce a respective set of
raw analyzer result data, each of the selection of the raw analyzer modules accepts no input parameters and is executed exactly
once during the playing back of the respective portions of the stored digital media asset;

using one or more processors, accessing the stored digital media asset and playing back the respective portions of the stored
digital media asset while concurrently executing the selection of the raw analyzer modules to analyze the portions of the
digital media asset to produce the respective sets of raw analyzer result data;

storing, in a data cache the sets of raw analyzer result data; and
executing a feature algorithm module to access at least one of the sets of raw analyzer result data in the data cache to generate
an analysis result for the digital media asset based on the at least one of the sets of raw analyzer result data accessed
by the feature algorithm module, the feature algorithm module accepts at least one input parameter and is executed more than
once based on more than one value for the at least one input parameter.

US Pat. No. 9,097,784

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO COLLECT AND MODIFY CALIBRATION DATA

CommScope Technologies LL...

12. A system for generating a calibration database, comprising:
a wireless device for determining location data at a plurality of geographic locations situated within a region, wherein said
region contains plural streets and intersections of said plural streets, said wireless device receiving an attribute of a
signal transmitted by a wireless transmitter to a mobile station in said region;

a wireless device transmitter for transmitting from said wireless device said attribute to a controller unit;
a location information database wherein said location database includes latitude and longitude information for each of a plurality
of points within said region;

circuitry for determining a status of said wireless device;
circuitry for determining from said status a most likely one of said plural streets upon which said wireless device is located;
circuitry for determining said most likely street as a first one of said plural geographic locations;
circuitry for determining a first point of said plural points that is in proximity to said first geographic location; and
circuitry for entering said first point in said calibration database; and associating the location data for the first one
of said plural geographic locations determined by said wireless device with the first point.

US Pat. No. 9,097,343

CONTROLLER OF CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION AND VEHICLE PROVIDED WITH THE SAME

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A controller of a continuously variable transmission (CVT) mounted on a vehicle, which includes an engine and an accelerator
manipulating element manipulated by hand to control an accelerator, the controller including
an accelerator manipulated variable detector that detects a manipulated variable of the accelerator manipulating element,
and

a speed change ratio controller that sets a target speed change ratio of the CVT on the basis of the manipulated variable
of the accelerator manipulating element and controls the CVT so that a current speed change ratio, that the CVT reaches, becomes
the target speed change ratio, and

wherein the speed change ratio controller comprises
a standard speed change ratio setting unit that sets a standard speed change ratio, according to a normal map, as the target
speed change ratio so that V-N (vehicle speed-engine rotational frequency) characteristics prescribed by a vehicle speed and
an engine rotational frequency fall in a predetermined region of speed change that has a top limit defined by V-N characteristics
determined when the accelerator is fully opened to accelerate under a condition of a normal load and a lower limit defined
by V-N characteristics determined when the accelerator is fully closed to decelerate under the condition of the normal load,
when the manipulated variable of the accelerator manipulating element is in a predetermined standard range, the normal map
being set so that the V-N characteristics do not get out of the predetermined region of speed change,

a specific speed change ratio setting unit that corrects the standard speed change ratio and sets a corrected speed change
ratio, which is outside the normal map, as the target speed change ratio so that the V-N characteristics get out of the predetermined
region of speed change and the current speed change ratio, that the CVT reaches, becomes the target speed change ratio that
gets the V-N characteristics out of the predetermined region of speed change so that the target speed change ratio is set
without being restricted by the predetermined region of speed change, when the manipulated variable of the accelerator manipulating
element exceeds the standard range, and

an automatic return unit that, when the V-N characteristics get out of the predetermined region of speed change, resets the
target speed change ratio so that the V-N characteristics having gotten out of the predetermined region of speed change return
to the predetermined region of speed change and the current speed change ratio, that the CVT reaches, becomes the target speed
change ratio that returns the V-N characteristics to the predetermined region of speed change.

US Pat. No. 9,096,123

STRADDLE-RIDING TYPE VEHICLE

Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushik...

1. A straddle-riding type vehicle comprising;
a vehicle body frame;
an engine;
a pair of front wheels spaced apart from each other in a vehicle width direction; and
a secondary air introduction unit that introduces secondary air into an exhaust passage of the engine; wherein
the vehicle body frame includes:
an engine supporting portion that supports the engine; and
a front wheel supporting portion located in front of the engine supporting portion, wherein a wheel supporting arm that supports
the pair of front wheels and a suspension arm that supports the wheel supporting arm are mounted to the front wheel supporting
portion; and

at least a portion of the secondary air introduction unit is positioned directly behind the front wheel supporting portion.

US Pat. No. 9,101,054

MULTILAYER PRINTED WIRING BOARD

IBIDEN Co., Ltd., Ogaki-...

1. A multilayer printed wiring board comprising:
a core substrate having a signal through-hole conductor formed through the core substrate;
an interlayer insulation layer formed on the core substrate and having a via conductor formed through the interlayer insulation
layer; and

a conductor layer formed on the interlayer insulation layer and connected to the via conductor in the interlayer insulation
layer,

wherein the core substrate comprises a multilayer insulation structure, an outer power conductor layer formed on a first surface
of the multilayer insulation structure, an outer ground conductor layer formed on a second surface of the multilayer insulation
structure, an inner power conductor layer formed inside the multilayer insulation structure and an inner ground conductor
layer formed inside the multilayer insulation structure, each of the inner ground conductor layer and the inner power conductor
layer has a tapered end portion having a tapered angle satisfying 2.8 substrate is penetrating through the inner ground conductor layer and the inner power conductor layer and insulated from the
inner ground conductor layer and the inner power conductor layer, and the inner power conductor layer and the inner ground
conductor layer are positioned between the outer power conductor layer and the outer ground conductor layer such that the
inner power conductor layer is positioned between the inner ground conductor layer and the outer ground conductor layer and
that the inner ground conductor layer is positioned between the outer power conductor layer and the inner power conductor
layer.

US Pat. No. 9,099,641

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING MAGNETOELECTRIC JUNCTIONS HAVING IMPROVED READ-WRITE CHARACTERISTICS

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A magnetoelectric junction comprising:
a ferromagnetic fixed layer;
a ferromagnetic free layer that is magnetically anisotropic;
a first dielectric layer interposed between the ferromagnetic fixed layer and the ferromagnetic free layer; and
a second dielectric layer disposed proximate the ferromagnetic free layer;
wherein the ferromagnetic fixed layer is magnetically polarized in a first direction;
wherein the ferromagnetic free layer has a first easy axis that is substantially aligned with the first direction, such that
the ferromagnetic free layer can adopt a magnetic polarity that is either parallel with or antiparallel with the first direction;
and

wherein the magnetoelectric junction is configured such that when a potential difference is applied across the magnetoelectric
junction, the magnetic anisotropy of the ferromagnetic free layer is altered such that the relative strength of the magnetic
anisotropy along a second easy axis that is orthogonal to the first easy axis, or the easy plane where there is no easy axis
that is orthogonal to the first easy axis, as compared to the strength of the magnetic anisotropy along the first easy axis,
is magnified or reduced for the duration of the application of the potential difference;

wherein the extent of the magnification or reduction of the relative strength is enhanced by the presence of the second dielectric
layer.

US Pat. No. 9,100,861

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ABBREVIATING INFORMATION SENT TO A VIEWING DEVICE

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method of providing graphical information content to a viewing device, comprising:
retrieving an information page having a plurality of frames from an information source;
generating an abbreviated version of the information page, the abbreviated version including a graphical representation of
the information page and frame location data that associates a plurality of links with the frame locations of the plurality
of frames in the graphical representation; and

transmitting the abbreviated version of the information page to the viewing device.

US Pat. No. 9,099,130

PLASMONIC WAVEGUIDE WITH AN ANGLED, ELONGATED PORTION

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

15. A method comprising: emitting light from a laser to an input surface of an input region of a recording head, the input
region comprising a high-refractive-index material; in response to emitting the light, exciting surface plasmons at a first
elongated portion of a plasmonic waveguide, the first elongated portion being disposed at a non-zero angle of less than 90
degrees to the input surface; guiding the surface plasmons to an output surface of the recording head via a second elongated
portion of the plasmonic waveguide that is coupled to the end of the first elongated portion at a non-zero transition angle
to the first elongated portion; and delivering the surface plasmons to heat a portion of a recording medium via the output
surface.

US Pat. No. 9,096,435

PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF CARBON NANOTUBE

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. A method for producing carbon nanotubes in which, using acetylene and a catalyst for producing carbon nanotubes from the
acetylene, the carbon nanotubes are synthesized on a support in a heated state, disposed in a reactor, the method comprising
a synthesis step of synthesizing the carbon nanotubes on the support on which the catalyst is supported by flowing a source
gas consisting of carbon dioxide, an inert gas and the acetylene over the support, wherein

in the source gas, a partial pressure of the acetylene is 1.33×101 to 1.33×104 Pa, a partial pressure of the carbon dioxide is 1.33×101 to 1.33×104 Pa, and a partial pressure ratio of the acetylene to the carbon dioxide (acetylene/carbon dioxide) is 0.1 or higher and less
than 0.5.

US Pat. No. 9,098,410

CROSS-DECODING FOR NON-VOLATILE STORAGE

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A method comprising:
allocating storage space of one or more flash memories respectively to redundancy and data information;
wherein the flash memories have a plurality of cells each enabled to store a plurality of bits, the bits of the cells organized
into respective pages corresponding to read/write quanta of the flash memories; and

wherein the allocating comprises configuring respective ratios of redundancy and data information to each of the pages such
that an effective error rate of a first one of the pages corresponding to a first one of the bits of a first one of the cells
approaches an effective error rate of a second one of the pages corresponding to a second one of the bits of the first one
of the cells.

US Pat. No. 9,098,049

CLEANING DEVICE, PROCESS CARTRIDGE INCORPORATING SAME, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCORPORATING SAME

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A cleaning device comprising:
a cleaning member including a brush rotary body that is disposed in contact with an image carrier provided in an image forming
apparatus and that removes toner on the image carrier and holds the toner thereon;

a toner conveying rotary body to collect and convey the toner removed by the cleaning member;
a flicker contacting the cleaning member to flick off the toner held on the cleaning member and having an opening; and
an agitator that has a free end contacting the toner conveying rotary body and vibrating due to rotation of the toner conveying
rotary body and has a trajectory being formed between the opening and the toner conveying rotary body by movement of the free
end thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,098,488

TRANSLATION OF MULTILINGUAL EMBEDDED PHRASES

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A system that includes at least one hardware device processor, the system comprising:
a multilingual translator engine that includes:
a receiving engine configured to receive a communication object including a plurality of object words arranged in sequence;
a language determination engine configured to determine a first natural language and at least one embedded natural language
different from the first natural language associated with the communication object, based on at least one first language word
phrase associated with the first natural language and at least one embedded word phrase associated with the embedded natural
language that are included in the plurality of object words;

a translation length determination engine configured to determine a length of a candidate translation of a group of the object
words; and

an embedded phrase translator engine configured to translate, via a translating device processor, the at least one embedded
word phrase to a target natural language, based on at least one context associated with the communication object, and based
on the length of the candidate translation of the group of the object words.

US Pat. No. 9,097,910

IMAGING APPARATUS, DETECTING APPARATUS, AND IMAGING METHOD

SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. An imaging apparatus for imaging a sample plate whose surface has a plurality of wells which are capable of holding a fluid,
comprising:
an illumination member which irradiates light from above the sample plate which is in a horizontal condition; and
an imager member which receives transmitted light which is transmitted to below the sample plate and captures an image which
includes at least one of the wells,

wherein the imager member includes an imaging element and an optical system which focuses the transmitted light upon the imaging
element, and a depth of field of the optical system is equal or smaller than 0.6 mm;

wherein the depth of field is defined by a following formula:
Dof=2sf2?F(f+s)/{f4??2F2(f+s)2}

where a symbol Dof denotes the depth of field, a symbol s denotes a distance between a principal point of the optical system
and a bottom surface of the well, a symbol f denotes a focal length of the optical system as measured on the imaging element
side, a symbol F denotes a F-number of the optical system, and a symbol ? denotes a pixel pitch of the imaging element.

US Pat. No. 9,100,147

BASE STATION, TERMINAL, RETRANSMISSION CONTROL METHOD, AND RESPONSE METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A base station comprising:
a controller configured to determine a rule for associating a combination of a component carrier and constellation points
with patterns about successful reception of each of downlink data transmitted using a plurality of component carriers in a
channel selection, based on a relative relationship about a parameter related to interference robustness among the plurality
of component carriers in a plurality of cells, the component carrier and the constellation points being used by a terminal
to feed back a response signal for downlink data transmitted using the plurality of component carriers, the channel selection
being performed such that the response signal is fed back by changing the combination of the component carrier and the constellation
points according to a pattern about successful reception of each of the downlink data transmitted using the plurality of component
carriers;

a receiver configured to receive the response signal; and
an identification section configured to identify the pattern about successful reception from a combination of the component
carrier and the constellation points that are used to feed back the response signal, based on the rule,

wherein according to the rule,
in the case where the downlink data is transmitted using two component carriers among the plurality of component carriers
and a first component carrier has higher interference robustness than a second component carrier of the two component carriers
in a first cell among the plurality of cells, and

a total of probabilities that the constellation point contained in a constellation associated with the first component carrier
of a second cell different from the first cell is used is higher than a total of probabilities that the constellation point
contained in a constellation associated with the second component carrier of the second cell is used.

US Pat. No. 9,096,749

PROPYLENE RESIN COMPOSITION AND INJECTION-MOLDED ARTICLE OF SAME

Sumitomo Chemical Company...

1. A propylene resin composition comprising
a propylene resin (A) defined below, a copolymer of ethylene and an ?-olefin having not less than 4 carbons (B) defined below,
an inorganic filler (C), a fatty acid amide (D), and carbon black (E), wherein

the propylene resin (A) has a content of 52% to 72% by weight, the copolymer (B) has a content of 10% to 20% by weight, and
the inorganic filler (C) has a content of 18% to 28% by weight,

where the total of the weights of the propylene resin (A), the copolymer (B) of ethylene and an ?-olefin having not less than
4 carbons, and the inorganic filler (C) is taken as 100% by weight, and

the fatty acid amide (D) is contained at 0.2 to 0.7 parts by weight, and the carbon black (E) is contained at 0.8 to 2.2 parts
by weight, relative to 100 parts by weight of the total of the weights of the propylene resin (A), the copolymer (B), and
the inorganic filler (C),

propylene resin (A) is a propylene-based polymeric material (A-1) produced by multistage polymerization and comprising a propylene
homopolymerized polymer component and a propylene-ethylene randomly copolymerized polymer component having an intrinsic viscosity
number of 5 to 7 dl/g, or being a mixture (A-3) comprising a propylene-based polymeric material (A-1) as defined above and
a propylene homopolymer (A-2) having an intrinsic viscosity number of less than 1.5 dl/g;

copolymer (B) is a copolymer of ethylene and an ?-olefin having not less than 4 carbons having a density of 0.850 to 0.870
g/cm3 and a melt flow rate, measured at 190° C. under a load of 2.16 kgf in accordance with JIS K7210, of 0.1 to 10 g/10 min.

US Pat. No. 9,100,773

VERIFYING A WIRELESS DEVICE

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A computer-implemented verification method comprising:
at a first wireless device, based on detecting proximity of a second wireless device, generating a recommendation request
from information received from the second wireless device, the recommendation request including a hash value generated by
the first wireless device based on the information;

sending the recommendation request from the first wireless device to a trusted authority; and
receiving, at the first wireless device, a response to the recommendation request, the response including a recommendation
of the trusted authority whether to trust the second wireless device.

US Pat. No. 9,100,148

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMICALLY ALLOCATING RESOURCE

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A method of allocating a time resource by a dynamic resource allocating apparatus of a first base station that manages
a first cell in a cellular communication system including the first cell and a plurality of cells adjacent to the first cell,
comprising:
dividing time resource of one period into a first time division interval and a second time division interval and dividing
the second time division interval into a plurality of third division intervals;

setting up a first level of transmission power in cells to which corresponding third division intervals are allocated to be
no less than a second level of transmission power in other cells in the third division intervals;

determining time resource division vector that represent the first time division interval and the plurality of third division
intervals; and

changing the time resource division vector in accordance with distribution of user terminals of the first cell and the plurality
of adjacent cells and load levels of the first cell and the plurality of adjacent cells after the one period.

US Pat. No. 9,099,803

JOINT CONNECTOR AND ASSEMBLING METHOD THEREOF

Autonetworks Technologies...

1. A joint connector for connecting a plurality of wires included in a harness to a connection section in a vehicle, comprising:
a conductor including a connection-section-side connecting portion shaped to be connectable to the connection section and
a plurality of terminal fitting portions;

a plurality of wire-side terminals to be respectively connected to ends of the plurality of wires and fitted to the terminal
fitting portions;

a housing for holding the conductor and the wire-side terminals;
waterproof plugs to be respectively mounted on the plurality of wires; and
a seal member provided in the housing;
wherein:
the housing includes a wire-side housing portion for holding each wire-side terminal and a conductor-side housing portion
for holding the conductor;

the wire-side housing portion includes an accommodating portion into which each wire-side terminal is to be accommodated,
movable pieces which are provided in the accommodating portion and displaceable between a locking position where the wire-side
terminal is locked in the accommodating portion and a retracted position which is retracted from the locking position and
where the wire-side terminal is insertable into and withdrawable from the accommodating portion, waterproof plug close-contact
portions which communicate with the accommodating portion, into which the wire-side terminals are insertable and which are
to be held in close contact with the waterproof plugs, and fitting portion insertion holes which communicate with the accommodating
portion and into which the terminal fitting portions are insertable;

the conductor-side housing portion includes a cover portion for holding the conductor such that the connection-section-side
connecting portion is exposed and covering each terminal fitting portion of the conductor, and movable piece lock portions
for restricting the movable pieces at the locking position;

the cover portion includes an opening into which the wire-side housing portion is insertable;
the conductor-side housing portion includes a fixing portion for fixing the wire-side housing portion inserted into the opening
of the cover portion at a predetermined first position and a second position closer to a back side of the cover portion than
the first position;

the seal member is provided to seal a clearance between the inner peripheral surface of the cover portion of the conductor-side
housing portion and the outer peripheral surface of the wire-side housing portion at least at the second position; and

the movable piece lock portions are provided at such positions as not to restrict the movable pieces at the locking position
when the wire-side housing portion is fixed to the conductor-side housing portion at the first position and, on the other
hand, restrict the movable pieces at the locking position when the wire-side housing portion is fixed to the conductor-side
housing portion at the second position.

US Pat. No. 9,098,266

DATA LAYER SERVICE AVAILABILITY

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium embodying a program executable in at least one computing device, comprising:
code that determines when at least one data store is unavailable during a communication of a data block tokenization call
from one of a plurality of services to a data layer service facilitating access to the unavailable at least one data store;

code that generates a temporary token responsive to the determination that the at least one data store is unavailable;
code that communicates the temporary token to the one of the services, wherein the temporary token is capable of being passed
to other ones of the services;

code that repeatedly queries the data layer service with the data block tokenization call until a successful query is performed
after the at least one data store is available;

code that obtains a valid token from the data layer service responsive to the successful query;
code that facilitates a communication of the valid token to at least one of the services having the temporary token; and
wherein the one of the services is associated with at least one dependent service, and the temporary token facilitates an
operation of the at least one dependent service.

US Pat. No. 9,100,136

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MITIGATING KNOWN INTERFERENCE

MARVELL WORLD TRADE LTD.,...

1. A method for mitigating known interference at a receiving device, the method comprising:
receiving a signal from a transmission source that is affected by an interference source;
determining at least one of i) a first pilot signal associated with the transmission source, and ii) a second pilot signal
associated with the interfering source, wherein the first pilot signal includes information broadcast from the transmission
source and the second pilot signal includes information broadcast from the interference source; and

mitigating interference caused by the interference source from the received signal using at least one of i) the first pilot
signal and ii) the second pilot signal, wherein mitigating the interference caused by the interference source comprises generating
an interference whitened received signal based on an interference correlation matrix.

US Pat. No. 9,099,833

MULTIPLEXER HAVING ASE SUPPRESSION

Infinera Corporation, Su...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a first plurality of optical sources, each of which providing a corresponding one of a first plurality of optical signals,
each of which having a corresponding one of a first plurality of wavelengths;

a second plurality of optical sources, each of which providing a second plurality of optical signals, each of which having
a corresponding one of a second plurality of wavelengths;

a first optical amplifier that receives the first plurality of optical signals;
a second optical amplifier that receives the second plurality of optical signals, the first optical amplifier generating first
amplified stimulated emission (ASE) over a first range of wavelengths, and the second optical amplifier generating second
ASE over a second range of wavelengths, the first plurality of optical signals being within the second range of wavelengths
and the second plurality of optical signals being within the first range of wavelengths;

a first filter that attenuates the first ASE and a second filter that attenuates the second ASE; and
an optical combiner that receives the first plurality of optical signals from the first optical amplifier and the second plurality
of optical signals from the second optical amplifier and combines the first and second pluralities of optical signals onto
an output.

US Pat. No. 9,099,142

RADIALLY DEPENDENT THERMAL HEAT RESIST LAYER

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A data storage disk, comprising:
a radial thickness-gradient heat sink layer deposited over a heat sink layer deposited over a substrate;
a radial thickness-gradient, non-magnetic thermal resist layer deposited over the thickness-gradient heat sink layer; and
a magnetic layer deposited over the thermal resist layer.

US Pat. No. 9,101,015

ADAPTIVE BIPOLAR JUNCTION TRANSISTOR GAIN DETECTION

Dialog Semiconductor Inc....

1. A power converter comprising:
a magnetic component coupled to an input voltage and to an output of the power converter, a shape of the input voltage having
a phase cutoff portion adjustable by a dimmer switch;

a bipolar junction transistor (BJT) coupled to the magnetic component;
a current control circuit configured to generate a control signal for controlling a base current of the BJT;
a gain detection circuit configured to, during a first mode, generate a first current setting signal for setting the base
current of the BJT to a first base current level and to determine a current gain of the BJT in a forward-active region based
on a feedback signal indicative of a level of current flowing through the BJT and the first base current level, the control
signal generated responsive to the first current setting signal in the first mode; and

a current calculation circuit configured to, during a second mode distinct in time from the first mode, generate a second
current setting signal for setting the base current of the BJT to a second base current level that operates the BJT in the
forward-active region during the phase cutoff portion of the shape of the input voltage, the current calculation circuit determining
the second base current level responsive to a target current level and the determined current gain of the BJT, the BJT drawing
current from the dimmer switch when operated in the forward-active region during the second mode, the control signal generated
responsive to the second current setting signal in the second mode,

the current control circuit generating the control signal to switch the BJT between a saturation region and a cutoff region
during a third mode distinct in time from the first mode and the second mode, the third mode substantially corresponding to
a portion of the input voltage that is not cutoff by the dimmer switch.

US Pat. No. 9,100,985

COORDINATED MULTI-POINT COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING COORDINATED MULTI-POINT TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A coordinated multi-point communications system, comprising:
a first center site, operative to serve one or more user equipment located under coverage of a first cluster; and
a plurality of first remote devices, connected to the first center site and operative to receive downlink signals from the
first center site and transmit the downlink signals to the one or more user equipment and/or receive uplink signals from the
one or more user equipment and transmit the uplink signals to the first center site,

wherein the first center site and the first remote devices form the first cluster to support coordinated multi-point transmission
and reception for simultaneously transmitting and/or receiving the downlink and/or uplink signals to and/or from the one or
more user equipment,

wherein at least one of the first remote devices is further connected to at least a second center site of a second cluster
adjacent to the first cluster, and

wherein the first remote device connected to the second center site comprises:
at least one antenna;
at least one radio frequency module; and
a switch device, selectively controlled by the first center site of the first cluster and the second center site of the second
cluster to connect the first remote device to the first center site or the second center site, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,099,155

ADAPTIVE MITIGATION OF ADJACENT TRACK INTERFERENCE (ATI) ON A RECORDING MEDIUM

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A method comprising:
accumulating a write count value for a first track responsive to successive writes to a second track on a data recording medium,
the write count value incremented by a different variable amount based on temperature for each of the successive writes;

obtaining readback data from the first track responsive to the write count value reaching a selected threshold value; and
responsive to detection of less than a selected number of errors in the readback data, maintaining the write count value at
a current value without rewriting the first track.

US Pat. No. 9,098,834

TASK MANAGEMENT USING ELECTRONIC MAIL

Oracle International Corp...

1. A computing system comprising:
a first client system to form and send an email upon a first user specifying a task to be performed and a distribution list,
wherein said email contains a header portion and a body portion,

said email specifying said task and said distribution list, said distribution list being represented in the form of a single
email address in an address field of said header portion in said email, said body portion of said email containing a pre-specified
tag to expressly indicate that said email is related to management of said task;

a server system operable to;
maintain a distribution data mapping each of a plurality of distribution lists to a corresponding list of recipients, each
of said list of recipients containing more than one recipient;

receive said email including said pre-specified tag in said body portion, said email also including said single email address
representing said distribution list in said header portion;

examine said distribution data to identify one of said plurality of distribution lists matching said single email address,
wherein a list of recipients mapped to said identified one of said plurality of distribution lists represents said distribution
list, said list of recipients containing more than one email address to specify corresponding recipients, said examine also
identifying said pre-specified tag in said body portion of said email,

upon identification of said at least one tag in said body portion, automatically determining said email as relating to task
management;

forward said email for management of said task to each of said list of recipients represented by said distribution list in
response to said single email address and said pre-specified tag in said email such that more than one recipient receives
said email in response to said single email address;

create an entry in a status table for said task in response to receiving said first email, wherein said current status is
stored in said entry;

insert, upon identification of said pre-specified tag in said body portion, a unique identifier in said first email prior
to said forwarding, said unique identifier uniquely identifying said task, said unique identifier also being stored in said
entry of said status table; and

maintain status data indicating a current status of said task in response to said task being specified in said email; and
a second client system of one of said list of recipients to receive said email forwarded by said server system, and for sending
a response email to said server system with a status update related to said task,

wherein said server system examines said response email for said unique identifier to determine that said response email is
related to said task and updates said current status of said task according to said status update in said response email after
receiving said status update if said response email is determined to be related to said task,

wherein at least one of said first client system, said server system and said second client system comprises a processor to
execute instructions.

US Pat. No. 9,097,895

OPTICAL DEFLECTOR INCLUDING MIRROR WITH RECESSED RIB ON ITS REAR SURFACE

STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. An optical deflector comprising:
a mirror;
a first rib formed at an outer circumference of said mirror;
a first support frame surrounding said mirror;
at least one first torsion bar arranged along a first axis of said mirror and coupled between said first support frame and
said mirror;

a pair of first actuators arranged between said first support frame and said first torsion bar; and
a first recess immediately adjacent to said first torsion bar, the first recess being formed within said first rib.

US Pat. No. 9,097,166

INTEGRATED FUEL CATALYST MONITOR

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method of monitoring catalyst performance, comprising:
computing a total fuel mass following a deceleration fuel shut-off event and an exhaust gas oxygen sensor switch;
applying the computed total fuel mass to a support vector machine to generate a classification output, the support vector
machine including a clustering algorithm configured to reduce a number of support vectors;

indicating catalyst degradation based on the classification output.

US Pat. No. 9,096,950

NITRIDE CRYSTAL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A nitride crystal which encircles an outer periphery of a seed crystal, the nitride crystal comprising:
first partial regions, and
second partial regions, each second partial region being a plane region positioned between two of the first partial regions
and having optical characteristics different from those of the first partial regions.

US Pat. No. 9,099,739

LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A lithium secondary battery comprising
a positive electrode including a high-voltage positive active material; and
a separator, wherein the separator comprises a substrate of polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinylidene fluoride, or a multilayer
thereof,

wherein the high-voltage positive active material has a discharge plateau voltage of about 4.6V to about 5.3V with respect
to a Li counter electrode and the high-voltage positive active material is selected from at least one olivine-based lithium
metal phosphate and a compound represented by Chemical Formula 1:

Li1+xNiyMn2-y-zMzO4+w  Chemical Formula 1

wherein,
0?x<0.2, 0.4?y?0.6, 0?z?0.2, 0?w?0.1, and
M is selected from the group consisting of Al, Ti, Mg, Zn, and combinations thereof, and
the separator comprises a porous substrate having porosity of about 40% to about 60%; and a coating layer on at least one
side of the porous substrate, wherein the coating layer comprises a polymer and a metal filler.

US Pat. No. 9,099,628

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE HAVING PATTERNS

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

1. A semiconductor light emitting device, comprising:
a substrate structure that includes a substrate and an adhering layer formed on the substrate, the adhering layer being a
metal layer disposed on the substrate;

a semiconductor layer disposed on the substrate structure, the semiconductor layer including a light emitting layer, the substrate
being stuck to the semiconductor layer using the adhering layer; and

an electrode formed on a surface of the semiconductor layer,
wherein a relatively coarse uneven portion and a relatively fine uneven portion are formed by a frost process on a surface
of the semiconductor layer at a side of the electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,098,746

BUILDING TEXTURE EXTRACTING APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF

Institute For Information...

1. A building texture extracting apparatus, comprising:
a non-transitory storage unit, being configured to store an aerial image and a panoramic image of a building, there being
a coordinate correlation between the aerial image and the panoramic image; and

a processor, being electrically connected to the non-transitory storage unit and configured to perform the following operations:
defining an edge line segment of the building in the aerial image, the edge line segment having a starting point of three-dimensional
coordinates and an end point of three-dimensional coordinates,

defining a vector according to the starting point and the end point,
calculating an edge line function corresponding to the edge line segment according to the vector,
calculating an edge curve function by projecting the edge line function onto the panoramic image according to the coordinate
correlation,

defining an edge curve segment of the building in the panoramic image according to the edge curve function,
capturing a sub-image of the panoramic image to be a building texture of the building, the sub-image being under the edge
curve segment, and

storing the building texture in the non-transitory storage unit.
US Pat. No. 9,097,996

SILICON DIOXIDE POWDER HAVING SPECIAL SURFACE PROPERTIES AND TONER COMPOSITION CONTAINING SAID POWDER

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A silica powder, in a form of aggregated primary particles having a mean diameter of at least 40 nm and a ratio of a BET
surface area to a STSA surface area of at least 3.5.
US Pat. No. 9,095,567

VACCINE FORMULATIONS

Wyeth LLC, New York, NY ...

1. A multivalent immunogenic composition comprising a polysaccharide-protein conjugates consisting of pneumococcal capsular
polysaccharides from Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F and 23F, individually conjugated to CRM197, and further comprising not less than 7 mg/mL of2-phenoxyethanol (2-PE).

US Pat. No. 9,100,533

PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION ELEMENT, IMAGE READING DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE READING METHOD

RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED, ...

1. A photoelectric conversion element comprising:
a plurality of light receiving elements that are arranged in a main-scanning direction, and that are arranged in a sub-scanning
direction according to colors of light to be received, and each of the plurality of light receiving elements accumulating
electric charge due to light exposure during a line period while being moved relative to an original document; and

a plurality of AD conversion units that convert analog signals that indicate quantities of said electric charge accumulated
in the light receiving elements into digital signals, each of the plurality of AD conversion units being are provided for
each group including a predetermined number light receiving elements out of the plurality of light receiving elements, the
predetermined number of light receiving elements being arranged at different positions in the sub-scanning direction, wherein

the predetermined number of light receiving elements of each group are exposed to light at different timings and accumulate
said electric charge, and each of the plurality of AD conversion units converts the analog signals into the digital signals
in an order in which the predetermined number of light receiving elements are exposed to light, and

the photoelectric conversion element further comprising a correction unit that reduces influence of difference in the sub-scanning
direction between positions of the original document that face the predetermined number of light receiving elements of each
group when being exposed to light, the difference being smaller than a length by which each of the plurality of light receiving
elements is moved relative to the original document during said line period.

US Pat. No. 9,099,854

COLLAPSIBLE IN-USE COVER

HUBBELL INCORPORATED, Sh...

1. An electrical device cover assembly configured for mounting over an electrical device, the electrical device cover assembly
comprising:
a base comprising an opening large enough to receive an electrical device;
a lid comprising a lid ring and a lid face moveably coupled to the lid ring and expandable from a retracted position having
a first depth to an extended position having a second depth deeper than the first depth; and

a first expansion arm extending between said lid ring and said lid face, said expansion arm having a first end pivotally mounted
with respect to said lid ring, said expansion arm being pivotable between a first position substantially parallel to said
lid ring when said lid face is in a retracted position and a second position extending away from said lid ring when said lid
face is in an extended position.

US Pat. No. 9,098,127

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING TOUCH-SENSITIVE DISPLAY AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method of selecting portions of text, the method comprising:
displaying a text on a touch-sensitive display of an electronic device;
displaying a selection tool on the touch-sensitive display;
in response to detecting a first gesture applied to a first portion of the selection tool, selecting a first portion of text,
the first portion of display elements comprising at least one text element; and

in response to detecting a second gesture applied to a second portion of the selection tool, moving the selection tool without
selecting additional text; and

in response to detecting the first gesture applied to the first portion of the selection tool, selecting a second portion
of text together with the first portion of text, the second portion of text being non-contiguous with the first portion of
text.

US Pat. No. 9,097,280

ROLLING CONTACT MEMBER, ROLLING BEARING, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING ROLLING CONTACT MEMBER

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A method of producing a rolling contact member in a rolling bearing, said rolling contact member being one of a race member
and a rolling element disposed in contact with said race member on an annular raceway, comprising the steps of:
preparing a powdery source material that contains ?-sialon as a main component and has a remainder formed of an impurity;
shaping said powdery source material generally into a geometry of said rolling contact member to provide a shaped body;
sintering said shaped body at a pressure equal to or smaller than 1 Mpa; and
working a surface of said shaped body sintered, to remove a portion including said surface, the step of working removing said
shaped body by a thickness equal to or smaller than 150 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,101,058

IC PACKAGE AND ASSEMBLY

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A circuit, comprising:
an integrated circuit (IC) package that includes an interposer having an outline portion that is notched with each notch at
least partially plated to form conductive components within the notches;

a printed circuit board (PCB) substrate formed with an opening portion that is dimensioned to accommodate the IC package;
and

wherein when the IC package is disposed in the opening portion and is electrically coupled to the PCB substrate for PCB assembling,
a thickness of the assembled PCB is less than a thickness sum of the IC package and the PCB substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,101,050

CIRCUIT MODULE HAVING ELECTRICAL SHIELD

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

1. A circuit module, comprising:
a circuit substrate having a mount surface;
a mount component mounted on the mount surface;
a sealing body formed on the mount surface, the sealing body covering the mount component and having a trench formed from
a main surface of the sealing body to the mount surface, the trench including a side wall configured of a first section at
a mount surface side and a second section at a main surface side, the first section and the second section are adjacent to
each other, the first section having a first slope against the mount surface in a cross section perpendicular to the mount
surface and perpendicular to an extending direction of the trench, when a connection point between the first section and the
second section is defined as a first point and a connection point between the second section and the main surface is defined
as a second point, a straight line connecting the first point and the second point having a second slope gentler than the
first slope against the mount surface; and

a shield covering the sealing body and having an inner shield section formed within the trench and an outer shield section
disposed on the main surface and the inner shield,

wherein the first point is disposed at a position higher than a mounted height of the mount component disposed adjacent to
the trench, and

wherein the mount component includes a plurality of mount components, and
the trench is formed between the plurality of mount components such that the plurality of mount components are separated.


US Pat. No. 9,100,135

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PACKET NETWORK SYNCHRONIZATION

Telefonaktiebolaget L M E...

1. A method for synchronizing a clock of a client in a packet based communication network with respect to a reference time
provided by a timeserver, the method comprising:
receiving packets from the timeserver at the client, each packet containing at least one timestamp indicating a sending time
of the packet,

determining an arrival time for each packet;
determining a delay between the timestamp and the arrival time for each packet;
calculating a first delay variation for a first plurality of the delays;
defining a first observation frame associated with the first plurality of the delays, wherein a size of the first observation
frame depends on the first delay variation and wherein the first observation frame comprises a second plurality of delays
associated with the first plurality of the delays;

determining a representative delay based on the second plurality of delays, by determining a minimum or mean delay from among
the second plurality of delays;

calculate a further delay variation for a third plurality of the delays;
define a further observation frame associated with the third plurality of delays, wherein a size of the further observation
frame depends on the further delay variation and wherein the further observation frame comprises a fourth plurality of delays
associated with the third plurality of the delays;

determine a further representative delay based on the fourth plurality of delays, by determining a minimum or mean delay from
among the fourth plurality of delays;

calculating a relation between the clock of the client and the reference time based on the representative delay and also based
on the further representative delay, wherein the relation comprises a frequency drift and/or time offset between the clock
of the client and the reference time, and wherein calculating the relation comprises calculating the relation from a time
difference line fitted to the representative delays; and

synchronizing the clock of the client based on the calculated relation.

US Pat. No. 9,098,304

DEVICE ENUMERATION SUPPORT METHOD FOR COMPUTING DEVICES THAT DOES NOT NATIVELY SUPPORT DEVICE ENUMERATION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method comprising:
detecting by an intermediate controller of a computing device connection events for hardware devices configured to removably
connect to a communication bus employed by the computing device that does not natively support device enumeration; and

notifying by the intermediate controller an operating system executed on a processor of the computing device of detected connection
events to enable device enumeration for hardware devices configured to use the communication bus within a device configuration
and power management system implemented by the operating system.

US Pat. No. 9,100,203

IP MULTICAST OVER MULTI-CHASSIS TRUNK

BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SY...

1. A switch, comprising:
a link management module adapted to operate a local interface of the switch in conjunction with a remote switch to form a
multi-chassis trunk link, wherein the multi-chassis trunk link is coupled to the switch and the remote switch;

a packet processor adapted to identify a join request from an end device coupled to the multi-chassis trunk link for joining
a multicast group, wherein the join request is encapsulated in a control message received from the remote switch;

a forwarding management module adapted to:
determine whether the switch is a primary forwarder for the multicast group;
preclude the local interface from forwarding multicast data associated with the multicast group to the end device in response
to the switch not being the primary forwarder; and

instruct the local interface to forward multicast data associated with the multicast group in response to detecting a failure
of the remote switch.

US Pat. No. 9,099,133

DISK DRIVE SERVO CONTROL USING HYBRID UPSAMPLE FILTER

Western Digital Technolog...

1. A disk drive comprising:
a disk comprising a plurality of servo tracks, wherein each servo track comprises a plurality of servo sectors;
a head;
an actuator for actuating the head over the disk in response to an actuator control signal; and
control circuitry operable to:
read the servo sectors to generate a first sequence of control samples x[k] at a sample frequency corresponding to a frequency
of the servo sectors;

use a hybrid upsample filter to upsample by a factor of N the first sequence of control samples x[k] to generate a second
sequence of control samples y[ki], wherein the hybrid upsample filter provides a higher phase gain than a zero-order type upsample filter at frequencies less
than one kilohertz, and approximately the same attenuation as a first-order type upsample filter around the sample frequency;
and

generate the actuator control signal in response to the second sequence of control samples y[ki].

US Pat. No. 9,097,858

RETARDER FILM COMBINATIONS WITH SPATIALLY SELECTIVE BIREFRINGENCE REDUCTION

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. A composite retarder film having a first and second, generally opposed sides, comprising:
a first film providing a first light retardation, the first film also having a first absorption characteristic suitable to,
upon exposure to a first light beam comprising a write wavelength, absorptively heat the first film by an amount sufficient
to change the first light retardation to a third light retardation while maintaining a structural integrity of the first film
without changing a second retardation of a second film;

the second film providing the second light retardation, the second film also having a second absorption characteristic suitable
to, upon exposure to a second light beam comprising the write wavelength, absorptively heat the second film by an amount sufficient
to change the second light retardation to a fourth light retardation while maintaining a structural integrity of the second
film without changing the first retardation of the first film; and

a first blocking layer disposed between the first and second film, the first blocking layer being adapted to at least partially
block light of the write wavelength,

wherein the first and second light beams are incident on the same side of the composite.
US Pat. No. 9,096,777

COMPOSITE AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A composite comprising:
a substrate; and
a structured sol-gel layer,
wherein the structured sol-gel layer has a modulus of elasticity of 200 to 10,000 N/mm2 and comprises a reaction product of at least one alkoxysilane with at least one polysiloxane, wherein the at least one polysiloxane
has a mean molecular weight of at least 1,500 and at most 300,000 g/mol, and wherein the least one polysiloxane is a polyester-modified
polvsiloxane.

US Pat. No. 9,100,771

MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATION EVENT REPORTING METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A Machine Type Communication (MTC) event reporting method, comprising:
a mobility management network element acquiring identifier information of an MTC server corresponding to an MTC device from
a user subscription server;

the mobility management network element sending the identifier information to an MTC event reporting entity; and
the MTC event reporting entity reporting an MTC event report of the MTC device to the MTC server corresponding to the identifier
information;

wherein the MTC event reporting entity is a policy and charging rules function entity (PCRF), and the mobility management
network element sending the identifier information to the MTC event reporting entity comprises:

when establishing a bearer for the MTC device, the mobility management network element carries the identifier information
in a bearer establishment request to send to a core network gateway, and the core network gateway sending the identifier information
to the PCRF by requesting policy and charging control from the PCRF; or

the mobility management network element sending the identifier information to the core network gateway when sending the MTC
event report to the core network gateway, and the core network gateway sending the identifier information to the PCRF when
sending the MTC event report to the PCRF.

US Pat. No. 9,100,250

PRE-PHASE ERROR CORRECTION

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A method implemented in a base station, the method comprising:
adjusting, by the base station, a phase of a plurality of spread data signals in response to a correction signal, the correction
signal including weights to adjust the phase of the data signals and wherein the correction signal was received from a mobile
device;

transmitting, by the base station, the plurality of phase adjusted data signals to the mobile station; and
transmitting, by the base station, a spread pilot signal.

US Pat. No. 9,099,637

PHASE CHANGE MEMORY AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE PHASE CHANGE MEMORY

INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY CO...

1. A phase change memory, comprising:
at least one wiring layer each comprising a first conductive layer and a phase change layer horizontally disposed on the first
conductive layer;

a heater layer disposed to vertically contact with the at least one wiring layer;
a second conductive layer disposed to contact with the heater layer in parallel therewith, and through which current flows
from at least one electrode into the at least one wiring layer;

an insulator formed in a space formed by etching a portion of the first conductive layer;
at least one lower electrode connected to the at least one wiring layer; and
an upper electrode connected to the second conductive layer,
wherein the phase change layer is made of a phase change material and has a thickness less than a thickness of the first conductive
layer.

US Pat. No. 9,099,418

DISPLAY PANEL, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT

JOLED INC., (JP)

1. A display panel comprising:
a plurality of pixels, wherein each pixel of the plurality of pixels includes a light emitting device;
a pixel circuit configured to drive the light emitting device, wherein the pixel circuit includes a retention capacitor, a
first transistor configured to write a voltage corresponding to a video signal to the retention capacitor, a second transistor
configured to drive the light emitting device based on the voltage of the retention capacitor, and a gate line connected to
the gate of the first transistor and formed to extend in a row direction;

a light exit face configured to discharge a light emitted from the light emitting device; and
a plurality of light blocking layers, each light blocking layer of the plurality of light blocking layers formed as a strip
extending parallel with the gate line and across the display panel, wherein at least one light blocking layer of the plurality
of light blocking layers is configured to block an external light, introduced from the light exit face, from reaching a channel
layer of the first transistor, and wherein a gate of the first transistor is located between the channel layer and the at
least one light blocking layer.

US Pat. No. 9,097,519

METHOD FOR MOUNTING AN ANGULAR DISPLACEMENT DETECTOR AND DETECTION DEVICE PROVIDED WITH CORRESPONDING MOUNTING MEANS

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FR...

1. A detection device of an angular displacement of a rotary shaft (17) with respect to a fixed element (16), said device comprising:
a housing (2) within which a sensor (3) is arranged and which is able to be mounted onto the fixed element (16), and

a support (4) which carries a localization element forming a target (5) facing the sensor (3) and which cooperates with the housing (2), the support (4) being able to be mounted onto said rotary shaft (17),

in such a manner that:
within said housing (2), a cylindrical accommodation (10) is formed for receiving said target holder support (4),

said target holder support (4) is freely located with clearance within the accommodation (10), and

retractable blocking means (18) are provided between said support (4) and said housing (2) so that,

in an initial position before and during the mounting of the target holder support (4) onto said rotary shaft (17), said blocking means (18) are active and maintain said support assembled (4) within the accommodation (10) of said housing (2), and that,

in an operational position, after the installation of said support (4) at the end of said rotary shaft (17) and under the action of a relative displacement of the housing (2) with respect to said support (4), said blocking means (18) are disabled and free up said support (4) with respect to said housing (2), by isolating said support (4) from said housing (2),

characterized in that,
said retractable blocking means (18) are axial and rotatable immobilizing said target (5) holder support (4) in the accommodation (10) of said housing (2), when said retractable blocking means (18) are active, and in that

said retractable blocking means (18) are defined by external spigots (20) forming a radial protrusion from a wall (14) of said support and which are engaged in corresponding slots (22) provided in internal lateral tabs (21) forming a radial protrusion from the wall (14) bounding said accommodation.

US Pat. No. 9,096,937

METHOD FOR ETCHING FILM HAVING TRANSITION METAL

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A method of etching a transition metal-containing film using a substrate processing apparatus, wherein the substrate processing
apparatus comprises:
a processing container configured to define a processing chamber and a plasma generation chamber; and
a shielding unit provided between the processing chamber and the plasma generation chamber and formed with a plurality of
openings to communicate the processing chamber and the plasma generation chamber with each other, the shielding unit being
configured to give an electron to the ions being passed through the openings of the shielding unit, thereby neutralizing the
ions, and

wherein the method comprises:
supplying neutral particles of oxygen atoms to the processing chamber in which a workpiece is accommodated by generating plasma
of a first gas containing oxygen in the plasma generation chamber and passing the generated plasma of the first gas containing
oxygen through the openings of the shielding unit, thereby oxidizing the transition metal-containing film;

supplying a second gas to the processing chamber to complex transition metal in the transition metal-containing film oxidized
with the supplying of neutral particles of oxygen atoms to the processing chamber; and

supplying neutral particles of rare gas atoms to the processing chamber by generating plasma of a rare gas and passing the
generated plasma of the rare gas through the openings of the shielding unit, thereby removing complexes formed at the supplying
a second gas to the processing chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,096,608

PHARMACEUTICALLY ACTIVE PYRAZOLO-TRIAZINE DERIVATIVES

Lead Discovery Center Gmb...

1. Compound of the general formula (I)

wherein
R1 represents C1-C4-alkyl, cyclopropyl, 1-methylcyclopropyl, or cyclobutyl;

R2 represents —R8, -Q-R8, —R9, -Q-(CH2)n—R9, —(CH2)n—R9, —(CH2)n—NH—R8, —(CH2)m—NH—(CH2)n—R9, —CO—NH—(CH2)n—NH2, —CO—NH—(CH2)n—R9, —CO—R9,

—SO—R9, —(CH2)n—NR10—R8, —(CH2)m—NR10—(CH2)n—R9, —CO—NR10—(CH2)n—R9, —(CH2)a-(Q)b-(CH2)c-(G1)d-(CH2)e-(G2)f-(CH2)g—R8, -(Q)b-(CH2)m—(G1)d-(CH2)e—R8, -(Q)b-(CH2)m-(G1)d-(CH2)n—R9, —(CH2)a-(Q)b-(CH2)c-(G1)d-(CH2)e-(G2)f-CH2—R9, -Q-R10, -Q-CH(COOR10)—R8, -Q-CH(R10)—R8, —(CH2)n—OH,

—CHO, —OH;
R3 represents —H, —CH3, —OH, —NH2, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, —CN, —OR11, —R11, —NO2, —CO—O—R11, —CH3, —NR11—CO—OR12, —NHR11, —NR11R12, CONR11R12,

—O—CO—NR11R12, —O—CO—OR11, —NR11—CO—NR12R13, —SO2NR11R12, —C(?NR11)—NR12R13, —C(R12)?NR11, —N?CR11R12, —N?S(?O)R11R12, —CR11R12R13, —CR11?cR12R13, —C?CR11, —NR11—C(?NR12)—NR13R14, —SR11, —S(?O)R11, —NR11—S(?O)R12, —O—S(?O)R11, —SO2—R11, —NR11-SO2—R12, —O—SO2—R11, —SO(?NR11)—R12, CO—R11, —O—CO—R11, —NR11—CO—R12, —CH2F, —CHF2, —CF3, 3-membered heterocyclyl, 4-membered heterocyclyl, 5-membered heterocyclyl, 6-membered heterocyclyl, monounsaturated 4-membered
heterocyclyl, monounsaturated 5-membered heterocyclyl, monounsaturated 6-membered heterocyclyl, 3-membered carbocyclyl, 4-membered
carbocyclyl, 5-membered carbocyclyl, 6-membered carbocyclyl, 6-membered aryl, 5-membered heteroaryl, 6-membered heteroaryl,
and wherein all afore-mentioned ring systems can be substituted with 1 to 4 substituents selected from Z1, Z2, Z3 and Z4;

Z1 and Z2 if attached to the same carbon atom can together represent ?O to form a carbonyl group with the carbon atom to which Z1 and Z2 are attached;

R3 together with R4 or R4 together with R5 can form a carbocylic or heterocyclic 4-, 5-, 6- or 7-membered ring with the two carbon atoms of the benzo ring to which R3 and R4 are attached and that 4-, 5-, 6- or 7-membered ring can be partly saturated or unsaturated and can be substituted with 1 to
4 substituents selected from Z1, Z2, Z3 and Z4;

Z1 and Z2 if attached to the same carbon atom can together represent ?O to form a carbonyl group with the carbon atom to which Z1 and Z2 are attached;

R4-R7 represent independently of each other —H, —F, —Cl, —Br, —C1-C4-alkyl, —O—C1-C4-alkyl, —O-cyclopropyl, —O-1-methylcyclopropyl, —O-cyclobutyl, —O-nitrogenheteroaryl;

R8 represents —(CH2)p—NH2, —(CH2)p—N(R16R17), carbocyclyl, heterocyclyl, spirocarbocyclyl, spiroheterocyclyl, wherein the afore-mentioned carbocyclyl, heterocyclyl,
spirocarbocyclyl and spiroheterocyclyl residues are linked through a ring carbon atom and can be substituted with 1 to 3 substituents
selected from Z5, Z6 and Z7;

Z5 and Z6 if attached to the same carbon atom can together represent ?O to form a carbonyl group with the carbon atom to which Z5 and Z6 are attached;

R9 represents —R8, nitrogenheterocyclyl, spironitrogencyclyl, wherein the afore-mentioned nitrogenheterocyclyl and spironitrogencyclyl residues
are linked through a ring nitrogen atom and can be substituted with 1 to 3 substituents selected from Z5, Z6 and Z7;

Z5 and Z6 if attached to the same carbon atom can together represent ?O to form a carbonyl group with the carbon atom to which Z5 and Z6 are attached;

R11, R12, R13, R14 and R15 represent independently of each other —H, linear or branched C1-C8-alkyl, C3-C8-cycloalkyl, C1-C9-heterocyclyl, linear or branched C2-C8-alkenyl, linear or branched C2-C8-alkynyl, C6-C14-aryl, C1-C10-hetero aryl,

wherein the afore-mentioned residues can be substituted with 1 to 5 substituents selected from Z8, Z9, Z10, Z11 and Z12;

R11 together with R12 can form a carbocyclic or heterocylic 4-, 5- or 6-membered ring and that 4-, 5- or 6-membered ring can be saturated or unsaturated
and can be substituted with 1 to 8 substituents selected from Z8, Z9, Z10, Z11, Z12, Z13, Z14 and Z15;

Z8 and Z9 if attached to the same carbon atom can together represent ?O to form a carbonyl group with the carbon atom to which Z8 and Z9 are attached;

R10, R16 and R17 represent independently of each other —H, —CH3, —C2H5, —C3H7, —CH(CH3)2, —CH2F, —CHF2, —CF3,

cyclo-C4H7, cyclo-C5H9, cyclo-C6H11, cyclo-C7H13,
C4H9, —CH2—CH(CH3)2, —CH(CH3)—C2H5, —C(CH3)3, —C5H11, —CH(CH3)—C3H7,

—CH2—CH(CH3)—C2H5, —CH(CH3)—CH(CH3)2, —C(CH3)2—C2H5, —CH2—C(CH3)3, —CH(C2H5)2, —C2H4—CH(CH3)2, —C6H13, —C7H15, —C8H17, -Ph, —CH2-Ph, —CH2—CH2-Ph, —CH2—CH?CH2, —C(CH3)?CH2, —C2H4—CH?CH2, —CH2—CH?CH—CH3, —CH2—C(CH3)?CH2, —CH(CH3)—CH?CH2, —C(CH3)?CH—CH3, —CH2—C?CH, —C2H4—C?CH, —CH2—C?C—CH3, —C2H4—OCF3, —C3H6—OCF3, —C2H4—OCH3, —C3H6—OCH3, —C2H4—OC2H5, —C3H6—OC2H5;

Q, G1, G2 represent independently of each other —O—, —S—, —NR15—, —SO—, —NR15—SO—, —SO—NR15—, —SO2—, —O—SO2—, —SO2—O—, —SO2—NR15—, —NR15—SO2—, —O—CO—, —O—CO—O—, —CO—, —CO—NR15—, —NR15—CO—, —NR15—CO—NR15—, —NR15—CO—O—, —O—CO—NR15—, —CO—O—, —(CH2)m—NR15—, bridging carbocyclyl, bridging heterocyclyl, bridging spirocarbocyclyl, bridging spiroheterocyclyl;

Z1-Z15 represent independently of each other

cyclo-C4H7, cyclo-C5H9, cyclo-C6H11, cyclo-C7H13, —H, —OH, —OCH3, —OC2H5, —OC3H7, —O-cyclo-C3H5, —OCH(CH3)2, —OC(CH3)3, —OC4H9, —OPh, —OCH2-Ph, —OCPh3, —CH2—OCH3, —C2H4—OCH3, —C3H6—OCH3, —CH2—OC2H5, —C2H4—OC2H5, —C3H6—OC2H5, —CH2—OC3H7, —C2H4—OC3H7, —C3H6—OC3H7, —CH2—O-cyclo-C3H5, —C2H4—O-cyclo-C3H5, —C3H6—O-cyclo-C3H5, —CH2—OCH(CH3)2, —C2H4—OCH(CH3)2, —C3H6—OCH(CH3)2, —CH2—OC(CH3)3, —C2H4—OC(CH3)3, —C3H6—OC(CH3)3, —CH2—OC4H9, —C2H4—OC4H9, —C3H6—OC4H9, —CH2—OPh, —C2H4—OPh, —C3H6—OPh,
—CH2—OCH2-Ph, —C2H4—OCH2-Ph, —C3H6—OCH2-Ph, —SH, —SCH3, —SC2H5, —SC3H7, —S-cyclo-C3H5, —SCH(CH3)2, —SC(CH3)3, —F, —C1, —Br, —I, —CN, —COCH3, —COC2H5, —COC3H7, —CO-cyclo-C3H5, —COCH(CH3)2, —COC(CH3)3, —COOH, —COOCH3, —COOC2H5, —COOC3H7, —OOC-cyclo-C3H5, —COOCH(CH3)2, —COOC(CH3)3, —OOC—CH3, —OOC—C2H5, —OOC—C3H7, —OOC-cyclo-C3H5, —OOC—CH(CH3)2, —OOC—C(CH3)3, —CONH2, —CONHCH3, —CONHC2H5, —CONHC3H7, —CONH-cyclo-C3H5, —CONH[CH(CH3)2], —CONH[C(CH3)3], —CON(CH3)2, —CON(C2H5)2, —CON(C3H7)2, —CON(cyclo-C3H5)2, —CON[CH(CH3)2]2, —CON[C(CH3)3]2, —NHCOCH3, —NHCOC2H5, —NHCOC3H7, —NHCO-cyclo-C3H5, —NHCO—CH(CH3)2, —NHCO—C(CH3)3, —NHCO—OCH3, —NHCO—OC2H5, —NHCO—OC3H7, —NHCO—O-cyclo-C3H5, —NHCO—OCH(CH3)2, —NHCO—OC(CH3)3, —NH2, —NHCH3, —NHC2H5, —NHC3H7, —NH-cyclo-C3H5, —NHCH(CH3)2, —NHC(CH3)3, —N(CH3)2, —N(C2H5)2, —N(C3H7)2, —N(cyclo-C3H5)2, —N[CH(CH3)2]2, —N[C(CH3)3]2, —SOCH3, —SOC2H5, —SOC3H7, —SO-cyclo-C3H5, —SOCH(CH3)2, —SOC(CH3)3, —SO2CH3, —SO2C2H5, —SO2C3H7, —SO2-cyclo-C3H5, —SO2CH(CH3)2, —SO2C(CH3)3, —SO3H, —SO3CH3, —SO3C2H5, —SO3C3H7, —SO3-cyclo-C3H5, —SO3CH(CH3)2, —SO3C(CH3)3, —SO2NH2, —SO2NHCH3, —SO2NHC2H5, —SO2NHC3H7, —SO2NH-cyclo-C3H5, —SO2NHCH(CH3)2, —SO2NHC(CH3)3, —SO2N(CH3)2, —SO2N(C2H5)2, —SO2N(C3H7)2, —SO2N(cyclo-C3H5)2, —SO2N[CH(CH3)2]2, —SO2N[C(CH3)3]2, —O—S(?O)CH3, —O—S(?O)C2H5, —O—S(?O)C3H7, —O—S(?O)-cyclo-C3H5, —O—S(?O)CH(CH3)2, —O—S(?O)C(CH3)3, —S(?O)(?NH)CH3, —S(?O)(?NH)C2H5,

—S(?O)(?NH)C3H7, —S(?O)(?NH)-cyclo-C3H5, —S(?O)(?NH)CH(CH3)2, —S(?O)(?NH)C(CH3)3, —NH—SO2—CH3, —NH—SO2—C2H5, —NH—SO2—C3H7, —NH—SO2-cyclo-C3H5, —NH—SO2—CH(CH3)2, —NH—SO2—C(CH3)3, —O—SO2—CH3, —O—SO2—C2H5, —O—SO2—C3H7, —O—SO2-cyclo-C3H5, —O—SO2—CH(CH3)2, —O—SO2—C(CH3)3, —OCH2F, —OCHF2—OCF3, —CH2—OCF3, —C2H4—OCF3, —C3H6—OCF3, —OC2F5, —CH2—OC2F5, —C2H4—OC2F5, —C3H6—OC2F5, —O—COOCH3, —O—COOC2H5, —O—COOC3H7, —O—COO-cyclo-C3H5, —O—COOCH(CH3)2, —O—COOC(CH3)3, —NH—CO—NH2, —NH—CO—NHCH3, —NH—CO—NHC2H5, —NH—CO—NHC3H7, —NH—CO—N(C3H7)2, —NH—CO—NH[CH(CH3)2], —NH—CO—NH[C(CH3)3], —NH—CO—N(CH3)2, —NH—CO—N(C2H5)2, —NH—CO—NH-cyclo-C3H5, —NH—CO—N(cyclo-C3H5)2, —NH—CO—N[CH(CH3)2]2, —NH—C(?NH)—NH2, —NH—C(?NH)—NHCH3, —NH—C(?NH)—NHC2H5, —NH—C(?NH)—NHC3H7, —O—CO—NH-cyclo-C3H5, —NH—C(?NH)—NH-cyclo-C3H5, —NH—C(?NH)—NH[CH(CH3)2], —O—CO—NH[CH(CH3)2], —NH—C(?NH)—NH[C(CH3)3], —NH—C(?NH)—N(CH3)2, —NH—C(?NH)—N(C2H5)2, —NH—C(?NH)—N(C3H7)2, —NH—C(?NH)—N(cyclo-C3H5)2,

—O—CO—NHC3H7, —NH—C(?NH)—N[CH(CH3)2]2, —NH—C(?NH)—N[C(CH3)3]2, —O—CO—NH2, —O—CO—NHCH3, —O—CO—NHC2H5, —O—CO—NH[C(CH3)3], —O—CO—N(CH3)2, —O—CO—N(C2H5)2, —O—CO—N(C3H7)2, —O—CO—N(cyclo-C3H5)2,

—O—CO—N[CH(CH3)2]2, —O—CO—N[C(CH3)3]2, —O—CO—OCH3, —O—CO—OC2H5, —O—CO—OC3H7, —O—CO—O-cyclo-C3H5, —O—CO—OCH(CH3)2, —O—CO—OC(CH3)3, —CH2F, —CHF2, —CF3, —CH2—CH2F, —CH2—CHF2, —CH2—CF3, cyclo-C4H5, -Ph, —CH2-Ph, —CH2—CH2-Ph, —CH?CH-Ph, —CPh3, —CH3, —C2H5, —C3H7, —CH(CH3)2, —C4H9, —CH2—CH(CH3)2, —CH(CH3)—C2H5, —C(CH3)3, —C5H11, —CH(CH3)—C3H7, —CH2—CH(CH3)—C2H5, —CH(CH3)—CH(CH3)2, —C(CH3)2—C2H5, —CH2—C(CH3)3, —CH(C2H5)2, —C2H4—CH(CH3)2, —C6H13, —C7H15, —C8H17, —C3H6—CH(CH3)2, —C2H4—CH(CH3)—C2H5, —CH(CH3)—C4H9, —CH2—CH(CH3)—C3H7, —CH(CH3)—CH2—CH(CH3)2, —CH(CH3)—CH(CH3)—C2H5, —CH2—CH(CH3)—CH(CH3)2, —CH2—C(CH3)2—C2H5, —C(CH3)2—C3H7, —C(CH3)2—CH(CH3)2, —C2H4—C(CH3)3, —CH(CH3)—C(CH3)3, —CH?CH2, —CH2—CH?CH2, —C(CH3)?CH2, —CH?CH—CH3, —C2H4—CH?CH2, —CH2—CH?CH—CH3, —CH?CH—C2H5, —CH2—C(CH3)?CH2, —CH(CH3)—CH?CH,

—CH?C(CH3)2, —C(CH3)?CH—CH3, —CH?CH—CH?CH2, —C3H6—CH?CH2, —C2H4—CH?CH—CH3, —CH2—CH?CH—C2H5, —CH?CH—C3H7, —CH?CH CH—CH?CH3, C2H4—C(CH3)?CH2, —CH2—CH(CH3)—CH?CH2, —CH(CH3)—CH2—CH?CH2, —CH2—CH?C(CH3)2, —CH2—C(CH3)?CH—CH3, —CH(CH3)—CH?CH—CH3, —CH?CH—CH(CH3)2, —CH?C(CH3)—C2H5, —C(CH3)?CH—C2H5, —C(CH3)?C(CH3)2, —C(CH3)2—CH?CH2, —CH(CH3)—C(CH3)?CH2, —C4H8—CH?CH2, —C3H6—CH?CH—CH3, —C2H4—CH?CH—C2H5, —CH2—CH?CH—C3H7, —CH?CH—C4H9, —C3H6—C(CH3)?CH2, —C2H4—CH(CH3)—CH?CH2, —CH2—CH(CH3)—CH2—CH?CH2, —C2H4—CH?C(CH3)2, —CH(CH3)—C2H4—CH?CH2, —C2H4—C(CH3)?CH—CH3, —CH2—CH(CH3)—CH?CH—CH3, —CH(CH3)—CH2—CH?CH—CH3, —CH2—CH?CH—CH(CH3)2, —CH2—CH?C(CH3)—C2H5, —CH2—C(CH3)?CH—C2H5, —CH(CH3)—CH?CH—C2H5, —CH?CH—CH2—CH(CH3)2, —CH?CH—CH(CH3)—C2H5, —CH?C(CH3)—C3H7, —C(CH3)?CH—C3H7, —CH2—CH(CH3)—C(CH3)?CH2, —C [C(CH3)3]?CH2, —CH(CH3)—CH2—C(CH3)?CH2, —CH(CH3)—CH(CH3)—CH?CH2, —CH?CH—C2H4—CH?CH2, —C(CH3)2—CH2—CH?CH2, —CH2—C(CH3)?C(CH3)2, —CH(CH3)—CH?C(CH3)2, —C(CH3)2—CH?CH—CH3, —CH?CH—CH2—CH?CH—CH3, —CH(CH3)—C(CH3)?CH—CH3, —CH?C(CH3)—CH(CH3)2, —C(CH3)?CH—CH(CH3)2, —C(CH3)?C(CH3)—C2H5,

—CH?CH—C(CH3)3, —C(CH3)2—C(CH3)?CH2, —CH(C2H5)—C(CH3)?CH2, —C(CH3)(C2H5)—CH—CH2, —CH(CH3)—C(C2H5)—CH2, —CH2—C(C3H7)—CH2, —CH2—C(C2H5)?CH—CH3, —CH(C2H5)—CH?CH—CH3, —C(C4H9)—CH2, —C(C3H7)?CH—CH3, —C(C2H5)—CH—C2H5, —C(C2H5)?C(CH3)2, —C [CH(CH3)(C2H5)]?CH2, —C [CH2—CH(CH3)2]?CH2, —C2H4—CH?CH—CH?CH2,

—CH2—CH?CH—CH2—CH?CH2, —C3H6—C?C—CH3, —CH2—CH?CH—CH?CH—CH3,

—CH?CH—CH?CH—C2H5, —CH(CH3)—CH2—C?CH, —CH(CH3)—C?C—CH3, —C2H4—CH(CH3)—C?CH, —CH?CH—CH?C(CH3)2, —CH2—CH(CH3)—CH2—C?CH, —CH?CH—C(CH3)?CH—CH3, —CH?C(CH3)—CH?CH—CH3, —CH2—CH(CH3)—C?CH, —C(CH3)?CH—CH?CH—CH3, —C?CH, —C?C—CH3, —CH2—C?CH, —C2H4—C?CH, —CH2—C?C—CH3, —C?C—C2H5, —C3H6—C?CH, —C2H4—C?C—CH3,

—CH2—C?C—C2H5, —C?C—C3H7, —CH(CH3)—C?CH, —C4H8—C?CH, —C2H4—C?C—C2H5, —CH2—C?C—C3H7, —C?C—C4H9, —C?C—CH2—CH(CH3)2, —CH(CH3)—C2H4—C?CH, —CH2—CH(CH3)—C?C—CH3, —C(CH3)(C2H5)—C?CH, —CH(CH3)—CH2—C?C—CH3, —CH(CH3)—C?C—C2H5, —CH2—C?C—CH(CH3)2, —C?C—CH(CH3)—C2H5, —CH2—C?C—C?C—CH3, —CH(C2H5)—C?C—CH3, —C(CH3)2—C?C—CH3, —CH(C2H5)—CH2—C?CH, —CH2—CH(C2H5)—C?CH, —C(CH3)2—CH2—C?CH, —CH2—C(CH3)2—C?CH, —CH(CH3)—CH(CH3)—C?CH, —CH(C3H7)—C?CH, —CH2—CH(C?CH)2, —C?C—C?CH, —CH2—C?C—C?CH, —C?C—C?C—CH3, —CH(C?CH)2, —C2H4—C?C—C?CH, —CH2—C?C—CH2—C?CH, —C?C—C2H4—C?CH, —C?C—C(CH3)3, —C?C—CH2—C?C—CH3, —C?C—C?C—C2H5;

a, c, e, g are independently of each other selected from 0, 1, 2, 3
b, d, f are independently of each other 0 or 1
n is an integer selected from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8,
m is an integer selected from 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6,
p is an integer selected from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8
and enantiomers, stereoisomeric forms, mixtures of enantiomers, diastereomers, mixtures of diastereomers, hydrates, solvates,
acid salt forms, tautomers, and racemates of the above mentioned compounds and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,099,604

IMAGE SENSOR WITH A CURVED SURFACE

STMicroelectronics (Croll...

1. A method for manufacturing an image sensor, comprising the successive steps of:
defining, in a semiconductor substrate extending on a semiconductor support with an interposed insulating layer, through trenches
delimiting columns, each column having a distal end and a proximal end separate from the distal end;

forming one or more pixels in the distal end of each of the columns; and
deforming a structure so that the proximal ends of each of said columns come closer to each other or draw away from each other
to form a surface in the shape of a polyhedral cap, wherein the proximal end of each column includes the semiconductor substrate
without pixels.

US Pat. No. 9,099,366

PHOTOSITE WITH PINNED PHOTODIODE

STMicroelectronics SA, M...

1. A photosite, comprising:
a semiconductor substrate of a first conductivity type and having an upper surface; and
a photodiode confined in a direction orthogonal to the upper surface of the substrate, comprising:
a first well in the substrate and having a second conductivity type opposite the first conductivity type;
a semiconductor zone configured to store charge comprising a second well of the first conductivity type that is formed in
the first well and laterally pinned in a first direction parallel to the surface of the substrate by the first well;

a third well in the substrate and having the second conductivity type placed between the first well and a first conductivity
type region in a lower part of the substrate; and

an additional semiconductor zone configured to store charge comprising a fourth well of the first conductivity type that is
formed in the third well and laterally pinned in the first direction by the third well, the fourth well buried under and making
contact with the second well.

US Pat. No. 9,098,180

USER INTERFACE AND METHOD FOR PERSONALIZED RADIO STATION CREATION

Panasonic Automotive Syst...

4. A method of operating a vehicle user interface, said method comprising the steps of:
providing a user interface including a plurality of movable virtual sliders on a vehicle touch screen display controlled by
a processor, each of the sliders corresponding to a respective category of a plurality of categories of audio infotainment
content, each of the sliders being movable in two opposite circumferential directions; and

playing each of the categories of audio infotainment content in proportions dependent upon circumferential lengths of visible
portions of the sliders;

wherein the user interface is further configured such that a first category may be selected in response to a touch input,
and each of the sliders may be re-assigned to a respective type of a plurality of types within the selected category of infotainment
content; and

wherein the user interface is further configured such that a second category may be selected to be presented immediately after
engine ignition regardless of which of the categories of infotainment was being presented at the last time the engine ignition
was previously on.

US Pat. No. 9,100,996

TRANSPARENT PANEL HAVING A HEATABLE COATING

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A transparent pane comprising an electrically heatable coating electrically connected to at least two first electrodes
provided for electrical connection to two terminals of a voltage source such that by applying a feed voltage, a heating current
flows over a heating field formed between the at least two first electrodes,
wherein the heating field includes at least one coating-free zone, which is bounded by a zone edge formed at least in sections
by the electrically heatable coating, characterized by at least one second electrode provided for electrical connection to
one terminal of the voltage source, the at least one second electrode having at least one supply section disposed at least
in sections in the at least one coating-free zone and at least one connection section connected to the at least one supply
section,

wherein the at least one connection section extends starting from the at least one coating-free zone, beyond an edge section
of the zone edge, the edge section being formed by a section of the heating field that is situated between the at least one
coating-free zone and one of the at least two first electrodes provided for connection to a second one of the two terminals
of the voltage source, and

wherein the at least one supply section is discontinuous and consists of at least two supply parts spatially separated from
each other and not connected to each other by the same electrode material as the two supply parts,which have a respective
coupling section electrically connected to the electrically heatable coating, the two coupling sections being disposed such
that they are galvanically coupled by the electrically heatable coating.

US Pat. No. 9,100,970

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING NEIGHBOR CELL INTERFERENCE

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A method of controlling interference between neighboring cells, comprising:
differently setting inter-cell interference control information in a time domain, wherein the differently setting inter-cell
interference control information in the time domain includes differently setting the inter-cell interference control information
for each subframe; and

transmitting the inter-cell interference control information differently set in the time domain to at least one neighboring
cell.

US Pat. No. 9,100,742

USB DICTATION DEVICE

Nuance Communications, In...

1. A handheld device for receiving audio input in the form of speech, the audio input recorded in a recording medium and processed
by a speech recognition engine, thereby generating text, the handheld device comprising:
an omni-directional microphone element disposed at a distal end for receiving the audio input; and
a set of input buttons positioned on the handheld device, the set of buttons comprising:
at least one navigation button for selectively navigating through predetermined sections of a form;
a selection button for selecting a section of the form;
a record button for initiating recording, wherein speech received from a user after recording is initiated is processed by
the speech recognition engine to generate recognized text, the recognized text being stored temporarily in a buffer during
recording instead of being immediately displayed in the form; and

an insert text button that, when pressed, initiates obtaining the recognized text from the buffer and inserting the recognized
text into the selected section of the form for display to the user, wherein the insert text button is different from the record
button.

US Pat. No. 9,100,698

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SHARING BANDWIDTH ACROSS MULTIPLE VIDEO STREAMS

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A client-based method, comprising: receiving more than one video stream at a client device over a wireless connection,
wherein each of the more than one video stream operates at one of a plurality of bit rates;
utilizing Real Time Control Protocol (RTCP) and Real Time Protocol between the client device and the associated source of
each of the more than one video stream;

determining quality feedback for each of the more than one video stream utilizing packet loss ratio;
determining modified quality feedback for each of the more than one video stream wherein the modified quality feedback is
based on the quality feedback for each of the more than one video stream; and

transmitting the modified quality feedback in a RTCP Receiver Report for each of the more than one video stream to an associated
source of each of the more than one video stream so that multiple RTCP receiver Reports are transmitted, each having a same
modified quality feedback transmitted to each source of the more than one video stream so that each source of the more than
one video stream upshifts or downshifts each of the more than one video stream in a uniform manner.

US Pat. No. 9,100,611

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM PRODUCT ADJUSTING IMAGE FORMATION BASED ON READING CROSS-HAIR AT FOLDED CORNER OF PRINT MEDIUM

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

7. An image forming apparatus comprising:
an image forming device to form an image on a recording medium;
an image reader to read an image from a recording medium;
a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium to store image data for adjustment of image formation, the image data comprising
a cross-hair formed in a corner of a recording medium; and

an adjuster to read the image data from the non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, to form an image for adjustment
of image formation on a recording medium with the image forming device, to read the image for adjustment of image formation
from the recording medium with the image reader, and to adjust image formation according to read data provided by the image
reader,

wherein, when the corner of the recording medium including an area where the cross-hair is formed on one side is folded to
an opposite side to the one side of the recording medium, the adjuster reads the opposite side with the image reader, detects
the cross-hair and a corner edge of the recording medium from read data provided by the image reader, calculates a distance
between the cross-hair and the corner edge of the recording medium, and adjusts the image formation according to the distance
between the cross-hair and the corner edge of the recording medium.

US Pat. No. 9,099,867

BATTERY PACK AND CHARGING SYSTEM INCLUDING BATTERY PACK

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A battery pack charging system comprising:
a battery pack; and
a charger comprising:
a first magnet and a second magnet having an opposite magnetic pole from that of the first magnet;
a coil configured to induce a current in the battery pack when the battery pack is aligned within the charger;
a detection unit configured to detect amperage data of the induced current in the battery pack and configured to compare the
amperage data of the induced current to a reference current value;

wherein the battery pack includes a plurality of third magnets and a plurality of fourth magnets, the arrangement of the plurality
of third magnets and the plurality of fourth magnets corresponding to an arrangement of the first and second magnets of the
charger, wherein the arrangement of the plurality of third magnets and the plurality of fourth magnets with regard to the
first and second magnets identifies the battery based on the coupling effect between the plurality of third magnets and the
plurality of fourth magnets and the first and second magnets;

wherein, when the battery pack is coupled to the charger, the first magnet faces the fourth magnet, the second magnet faces
the third magnet, and a current is induced in the battery pack which is detectable by the detection unit, the induced current
being indicative of proper alignment of the battery pack in the battery charger when the amperage data of the induced current
corresponds to the reference current value.

US Pat. No. 9,099,442

CONDUCTIVE INTERCONNECT STRUCTURES INCORPORATING NEGATIVE THERMAL EXPANSION MATERIALS AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a substrate having an opening extending at least partially through the substrate;
a conductive material partially filling the opening; and
a negative thermal expansion (NTE) material also partially filling the opening,
wherein the conductive material is disposed between the substrate and the NTE material.

US Pat. No. 9,098,994

ELECTRIC METER NETWORK SYSTEM, ELECTRIC METER NODE AND BROADCASTING METHOD THEREOF

Institute For Information...

1. An electric meter (EM) network system, comprising:
a back-end server;
a concentrator communicatively connected to the back-end server;
a first EM node electrically connected to a power supply loop, being configured to store a first layer number and a total
layer number, wherein when the power supply loop recovers from a power disconnect condition to a power supplying condition,
the first EM node obtains a first waiting time according to a first difference value between the first layer number and the
total layer number and broadcasts a first route message after the first waiting time; and

a second EM node electrically connected to the power supply loop, being configured to store a second layer number and the
total layer number, wherein when the power supply loop recovers from the power disconnect condition to the power supplying
condition, the second EM node obtains a second waiting time according to a second difference value between the second layer
number and the total layer number and broadcasts a second route message after the second waiting time;

wherein the first waiting time is longer than the second waiting time, the first EM node receives the second route message
from the second EM node and broadcasts the second route message after the first waiting time, and the concentrator receives
the first route message and the second route message from the first EM node.

US Pat. No. 9,097,602

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING STRENGTH OF CYLINDRICAL STRUCTURES BY INTERNAL PRESSURE LOADING

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a mandrel;
an expansion cylinder, comprising:
opposite first and second ends;
an inner circumferential surface extending between the ends and characterized by an inner diameter, the inner circumferential
surface defining a hollow cavity;

an outer circumferential surface extending between the ends and characterized by an outer diameter that is greater than the
inner diameter;

a plurality of slots extending from the inner circumferential surface to the outer circumferential surface and latitudinally
oriented between the ends, wherein the slots are characterized by an arrangement selected from:

a plurality of curved lines;
a zigzag pattern; and
an expanding web; and
one or more base plates configured to engage one of the ends of the expansion cylinder; and
one or more sensors,
wherein the one or more sensors are configured to detect one or more indicia of a structural failure of a test cylinder,
wherein at least one of the one or more sensors is configured for positioning along the outer circumferential surface of the
test cylinder, and

wherein the mandrel is physically configured to engage the expansion cylinder along the inner circumferential surface thereof
for causing expansion thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,097,337

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO CONTROL HYDRAULIC LINE PRESSURE IN AN ELECTRO-MECHANICAL TRANSMISSION

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. Method for controlling hydraulic line pressure of a hydraulic control system in an electro-mechanical transmission configured
to selectively transmit mechanical power to an output member, said method comprising:
determining an available flow from a main hydraulic pump;
determining an available flow from an auxiliary hydraulic pump;
determining a flow consumption of functions served by said hydraulic control system;
determining an estimated hydraulic line pressure based upon said flow from said main hydraulic pump, said flow from said auxiliary
hydraulic pump, and said flow consumption;

said determining of the available flow from the main hydraulic pump and the available flow from the auxiliary hydraulic pump
based on the determined estimated hydraulic line pressure;

modeling behavior of said functions served by said hydraulic control system based upon immediate requirements and projections
of expected requirements of the hydraulic control system;

determining a minimum hydraulic line pressure to fulfill said functions served by said hydraulic control system;
determining a desired hydraulic line pressure comprising one of said minimum hydraulic line pressure to fulfill said functions
served by said hydraulic control system and a hydraulic line pressure determined based upon said modeling behavior of said
functions served by said hydraulic control system;

determining an estimated maximum available hydraulic line pressure based upon the estimated hydraulic line pressure;
comparing said desired hydraulic line pressure to said estimated hydraulic line pressure; and
modulating output of said main hydraulic pump and controlling said auxiliary hydraulic pump based upon said comparing said
desired hydraulic line pressure to said estimated hydraulic line pressure and the estimated maximum available hydraulic line
pressure;

said modulating the output of the main hydraulic pump comprising controlling a selectable flow restrictor, and said controlling
said auxiliary hydraulic pump comprising controlling rotational speed of the auxiliary hydraulic pump.

US Pat. No. 9,095,673

UNOBTRUSIVE NASAL MASK

ResMed Limited, Bella Vi...

1. A patient interface for delivering breathable gas at a continuously positive pressure with respect to ambient air pressure
to an entrance of a patient's airways including at least an entrance of the patient's nares, throughout the patient's respiratory
cycle, while the patient is sleeping, to ameliorate sleep disordered breathing, the patient interface comprising:
a sealing portion including a nose tip engagement portion adapted to form a seal with the patient's nose tip, an upper lip
engagement portion adapted to form a seal with the patient's upper lip and/or base of the patient's nares, and nostril engagement
flaps adapted to form a seal with the patient's nares;

headgear structured to maintain the sealing portion in sealing contact with an area surrounding an entrance to the patient's
airways while maintaining said positive pressure at the entrance to the patient's nares; and

a plenum chamber defined by a supporting wall and configured to be pressurized at said positive pressure,
wherein the nose tip engagement portion and the upper lip engagement portion are structured to extend or curve outwardly from
the supporting wall,

wherein the nostril engagement flaps are cantilevered from the supporting wall so that the nostril engagement flaps flex outwardly
away from each other when engaged with the patient's nose, and

wherein at least one of the headgear and the supporting wall is configured to limit the extent to which the nostril engagement
flaps flex and prevents an angle between the nostril engagement flaps from reaching 180°.

US Pat. No. 9,101,063

POWER MODULE SUBSTRATE, POWER MODULE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING POWER MODULE SUBSTRATE

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A power module substrate comprising:
a ceramics substrate composed of Si3N4, having a top face;

a metal plate composed of aluminum having a purity of 99.99% or more and joined to the top face of the ceramics substrate
with a brazing filler metal including a melting-point lowering element interposed therebetween; and

a high concentration section formed at a joint interface at which the metal plate is joined to the ceramics substrate, having
an oxygen concentration that is greater than an oxygen concentration in the metal plate and in the ceramics substrate, and
having a thickness of less than or equal to 4 nm,

wherein a mass ratio of Al, Si, O, and N is Al:Si:O:N=15 to 50 wt %:25 to 50 wt %:20 wt % or less:10 to 40 wt % when the joint
interface is analyzed by an energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy.

US Pat. No. 9,099,603

IMAGE SENSOR OF CURVED SURFACE

STMicroelectronics (Croll...

1. A method for manufacturing an image sensor, the method comprising:
forming elementary structures of an image sensor on the first surface of a semiconductor substrate;
forming a layer over said first surface of the semiconductor substrate;
defining trenches in the layer, said trenches forming a pattern in the layer; and
conforming the layer to a concave-shaped surface of a support by placing the layer with the trenches in the concave-shaped
surface of the support, wherein the trenches prevent the layer from fracturing when conforming to the concave-shape of the
surface of the support.

US Pat. No. 9,097,911

MICROSCOPE ILLUMINATION

Carl Zeiss SMS GmbH, Jen...

1. An apparatus for microscope illumination, the apparatus comprising:
a laser light source that emits a light beam,
beam-guiding optical elements for generating an illumination beam path, the illumination beam path comprising pupil and field
planes, and

a homogenizing arrangement for forming a luminous field having a homogenized intensity and configured to be directed onto
a sample,

optical elements disposed downstream of the homogenizing arrangement configured to image the homogenized light beam onto the
sample, and

a first microlens array and a second microlens array, wherein the second microlens array is configured to image the first
microlens array into the pupil plane;

wherein:
the homogenizing arrangement comprises optical elements in a first section which reduce a coherence length of the light beam
emitted from the laser light source, optical elements in a second section which homogenize the intensity of the light beam
in a first plane and optical elements in a third section which homogenize the intensity of the light beam in a second plane,
the first plane is different from the second plane, when the first plane is a pupil plane, the second plane is a field plane,

the homogenizing arrangement comprises a micro-optically active element and a converging lens disposed downstream of the micro-optically
active element configured to homogenize the intensity of the light beam in the pupil plane, and

the optical elements in the third section comprise a diffractive optical element and a converging lens disposed downstream
of the diffractive optical element, the first plane being disposed between the second section and the third section, and

the converging lens is configured to image a far field of the diffractive optical element onto the second plane.

US Pat. No. 9,100,659

MULTI-VIEW VIDEO CODING METHOD AND DEVICE USING A BASE VIEW

Thomson Licensing, Boulo...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
an encoder for encoding at least two views corresponding to multi-view video content in a resultant bitstream by defining
as a base view any of the at least two views that, for a decoding thereof, is independent of any other of the at least two
views, wherein an avc_compatible_view_id syntax element identifies which one of base views encoded in the resultant bitstream
is syntax compliant with the International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission Moving
Picture Experts Group-4 Part 10 Advanced Video Coding standard/International Telecommunication Union, Telecommunication Sector
H.264 recommendation for backwards compatibility and wherein a syntax structure is included that indicates dependency information
between views, and a Multi-View Video Coding slice header includes a parameter indicative of which view a particular slice
belongs.

US Pat. No. 9,100,289

CREATING SEARCHABLE AND GLOBAL DATABASE OF USER VISIBLE PROCESS TRACES

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
determining, by a controller device for a virtual network, a set of two or more related processes executed by respective devices
in the virtual network, including a first process executed by a first device of a plurality of devices that form a physical
network and a second, different process executed by a second, different device of the plurality of devices, wherein the virtual
network comprises an overlay network formed over the physical network and between virtual switches executed by the plurality
of devices including a first virtual switch executed by the first device and a second virtual switch executed by the second
device, and wherein determining the set of two or more related processes comprises forming the set to include processes that
perform similar operations on different instances of respective data;

receiving, by the controller device, data for the set of two or more related processes from the respective devices; and
aggregating, by the controller device, the data for the set of two or more related processes to form aggregated data for the
set of two or more related processes.

US Pat. No. 9,099,615

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE THAT INCLUDES WAVELENGTH CONVERSION LAYER HAVING OUTER PERIPHERAL PORTION HAVING CONVEX PROJECTING PART WITH LIGHT REFLECTION LAYER FORMED THEREON

Koito Manufacturing Co., ...

1. A light emitting device comprising:
a semiconductor light emitting element including an emitting surface; and
a wavelength conversion layer including:
an input surface which is positioned to face the emitting surface of the semiconductor light emitting element and to which
light emitted from the emitting surface of the semiconductor light emitting element is incident;

an output surface from which the light that is incident to the input surface is emitted to an outside; and
an outer peripheral portion positioned between the input surface and the output surface,
wherein at least a part of the outer peripheral portion of the wavelength conversion layer includes a projecting portion that
is convex to an outer side,

wherein the projecting portion has a first inclined part continued from the input surface and a second inclined part continued
from the output surface,

wherein a light reflection layer is provided on the outer peripheral portion of the wavelength conversion layer to reflect
the light incident through the input surface, and

wherein a first reflection surface that is in contact with the first inclined part and a second reflection surface that is
in contact with the second inclined part are formed on the light reflection layer.

US Pat. No. 9,099,535

METHOD OF DEPOSITING A DIFFUSION BARRIER FOR COPPER INTERCONNECT APPLICATIONS

Novellus Systems, Inc., ...

1. A method for depositing a metal-containing material on a substrate, the method comprising:
(a) receiving a wafer substrate comprising at least one via comprising a bottom portion, at least one trench having a horizontal
surface, and a field, wherein the substrate comprises an exposed metal at the bottom portion of the at least one via;

(b) depositing a first portion of the metal-containing material at least over the bottom portion of the at least one via using
a metal from a deposition source;

(c) etching away the first portion of the metal-containing material at the bottom of the at least one via, such that an E/D
(etch rate to deposition rate) ratio is greater than 1 at the bottom of the at least one via, with energetic inert gas ions
without fully etching through to partially remove the first portion of the metal-containing material such that a part of the
first portion of the metal-containing material remains at the bottom of the at least one via and a part of the first portion
of the metal-containing material is removed from the bottom portion of the at least one via, such that the resistance of subsequently
formed interconnects is reduced relative to that of interconnects formed using the first portion of the metal-containing material
prior to etching, while simultaneously depositing a second portion of the metal-containing material in the trench and/or field
on the wafer substrate, comprising a PVD etch/deposition process in which the wafer substrate is biased with an RF frequency
source such that the etch rate at the bottom of the at least one via is greater than an etch rate on any associated horizontal
trench surfaces or the field.

US Pat. No. 9,099,079

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR GENERATING AND DECODING A SIDE CHANNEL SIGNAL TRANSMITTED WITH A MAIN CHANNEL SIGNAL

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. A device for generating a decoded signal, comprising:
a receiver configured to receive a receive signal comprising a main channel and a side channel which are capable of being
decoded separate from each other, wherein a minimal signal/noise ratio used to decode the side channel is smaller than a minimal
signal/noise ratio used to decode the main channel;

a decoder configured to generate a main channel which is separate from the side channel;
a quality observer configured to assess a receive quality; and
a changeover switch which is controllable by the quality observer to provide the side channel as a decoded signal when the
receive quality is lower than a threshold quality and to provide the main channel as a decoded signal when the receive quality
is higher than or equal to the threshold quality.

US Pat. No. 9,098,177

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING CONTEXT HANDOFF BETWEEN DEVICES IN A CLOUD BASED WIRELESS PERSONAL AREA NETWORK

Google Technology Holding...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, from a server at a second device, a first peer table, the first peer table including first application state information
for a first application running on a first device, wherein the first application state information includes a first device
profile for the first device, a first hardware address for the first device, and first context activity information for the
first device;

providing, from the second device to the server, second application state information for a second application running on
the second device, wherein the second application state information includes a second device profile for the second device,
a second hardware address for the second device, and second context activity information for the second device;

after providing the second application state information to the server, receiving, from the server at the second device, a
second peer table, the second peer table including the first application state information for the first application running
on the first device and the second application state information for the second application running on the second device;
and

causing a login screen to be displayed on a display of the second device, the login screen providing information for the first
application, based on the first application state information.

US Pat. No. 9,097,783

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POSITIONING USING HYBRID SPECTRAL COMPRESSION AND CROSS CORRELATION SIGNAL PROCESSING

TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS...

1. A system for providing observables related to a spread spectrum RF emission, comprising:
at least one emitter that emits a spread spectrum RF emission within a transmission medium;
at least one interceptor that receives the emission propagated through the transmission medium from the at least one emitter,
the interceptor comprising:

a spectral compressor configured to process the intercepted spread spectrum RF emission using spectral compression utilizing
a non-linear operation to produce at least one code clock frequency;

a signal state estimator configured to determine the spreading code of the emission based on the at least one code clock frequency;
and

a cross correlator configured to produce a code phase of the emission by cross correlating the spreading code with the emission.

US Pat. No. 9,097,775

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISCHARGING A BATTERY AND DETERMINING A CONDITION OF THE BATTERY

Motorola Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A method for discharging a rechargeable battery, comprising:
discharging a rechargeable battery;
monitoring a dynamic battery current and a dynamic battery voltage of the rechargeable battery while discharging the rechargeable
battery, wherein monitoring the dynamic battery current and dynamic battery voltage comprises:

applying a first load to a rechargeable battery
determining a first current and a first battery voltage provided by the rechargeable battery responsive to applying the first
load;

applying a second load to the rechargeable battery;
determining a second current and a second battery voltage provided by the rechargeable battery responsive to applying the
second load;

determining a dynamic impedance of the rechargeable battery responsive to monitoring the dynamic battery current and the dynamic
battery voltage, wherein the dynamic impedance is determined as a ratio of the difference between the first battery voltage
and the second battery voltage and the difference between the first current and the second current; and

determining a battery condition category by categorizing the dynamic impedance into one of a plurality of battery condition
categories.

US Pat. No. 9,097,151

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MEASURING THE SOOT LOAD IN THE EXHAUST GAS SYSTEMS OF DIESEL ENGINES

Continental Automotive Gm...

6. A device for measuring a soot load in an exhaust gas system of diesel engines having a particle filter comprising:
a sensor element connected downstream of the particle filter, the sensor element configured to one of resistively and capacitively
measure the soot load using electrodes, wherein the electrodes are formed on the sensor element and a measurement voltage
is applied between the electrodes; and

sensor electronic circuits configured to measure a current that flows across the electrodes of the sensor element and determine
a value for the soot load and soot concentration in the exhaust gas from the measured current value,

wherein the sensor electronic circuits are further configured to control the measurement voltage as a function of at least
one instantaneous operating parameter of the diesel engine and at least one of:

A) calculate at least one of a moisture of the exhaust gas and a temperature of the exhaust gas as the at least one instantaneous
operating parameter of the diesel engine; and

acquire an optimum measurement voltage of the sensor element from the at least one of the moisture of the exhaust gas and
the temperature of the exhaust gas; and

B) acquire a value for soot concentration in the exhaust gas over a time profile of the measured current value.

US Pat. No. 9,098,287

SUPER OPERATING SYSTEM FOR A HETEROGENEOUS COMPUTER SYSTEM

Institute For Information...

1. A heterogeneous computer system, comprising:
at least one performance processor, being configured to load a first part of a heterogeneous hypervisor layer when said at
least one performance processor is powered on, wherein said first part of said heterogeneous hypervisor layer loads a performance
operating system;

a processor supporting logic, supporting said at least one performance processor for executing tasks of software; and
a hypervisor processor, consuming less power than said at least one performance processor, loading a boot loader when said
hypervisor processor is powered on, wherein said boot loader loads a second part of said heterogeneous hypervisor layer and
said second part of said heterogeneous hypervisor layer loads a hypervisor operating system and said heterogeneous hypervisor
layer is to provide for simultaneous and seamless communication between the performance and hypervisor operating systems for
simultaneous applications,

wherein said heterogeneous computer system includes the following modes of executing tasks of said software:
said hypervisor processor, supported by said processor supporting logic, executing tasks of said software that said hypervisor
processor has sufficient processing power to handle and putting said at least one performance processor to a power-conserving
state;

said hypervisor processor bringing said at least one performance processor out of said power-conserving state to execute tasks
of said software that said hypervisor processor has insufficient processing power to handle; and

said at least one performance and hypervisor processors simultaneously executing tasks of said software that require combined
processing power of all processors, wherein

when said hypervisor processor is powered on before said at least one performance processor is powered on, said at least one
performance processor is powered on by said second part of said heterogeneous hypervisor layer, and

when said at least one performance processor is powered on before said hypervisor processor is powered on, said hypervisor
processor is powered on by said first part of said heterogeneous hypervisor layer.

US Pat. No. 9,101,010

HIGH-EFFICIENCY LIGHTING DEVICES HAVING DIMMER AND/OR LOAD CONDITION MEASUREMENT

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

1. A lighting circuit for powering one or more lighting devices from an output of a thyristor-switched dimmer circuit, comprising:
input terminals for coupling the lighting circuit to the output of the thyristor-switched dimmer circuit, wherein the thyristor-switched
dimmer circuit supplies an input voltage and an input current to the lighting circuit at the input terminals;

a power converter having an input coupled to the input terminals and at least one output for supplying energy to the one or
more lighting devices, wherein the power converter transfers energy from the input terminals to the at least one output during
an active time period;

an input current control circuit for controlling the input current at least during the active time period;
a sensing circuit for sensing the input voltage and determining a first attach current characteristic for positive half cycles
of an AC line voltage supplied to the input of the thyristor-switched dimmer circuit and a second attach current characteristic
for negative half cycles of the AC line voltage indicative of a load at the input terminals including external loads coupled
to the output of the thyristor-switched dimmer circuit; and

a storage circuit for storing information indicative of the first and second attach current characteristics, and wherein the
input current control circuit alternatively selects between the first and second attach current characteristics at the alternating
half cycles of the AC line voltage and controls the input current in conformity with the selected attach current characteristic.

US Pat. No. 9,100,125

FRAME FORMATTING FOR HIGH RATE OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a plurality of optical signals on a plurality of optical channels from an optical fiber communication system;
digitizing the received plurality of optical signals to obtain a plurality of data streams corresponding to the plurality
of optical signals;

identifying unique words in each of the plurality of data streams;
determining one or more characteristics of the plurality of data streams based at least in part on the unique words, wherein
the one or more characteristics includes at least one of particular received optical channels corresponding to the plurality
of data streams or a timing offset between one or more of the plurality of data streams; and

demodulating and decoding the plurality of data streams into data transport frames using the one or more characteristics of
the plurality of data streams determined using the identified unique words.

US Pat. No. 9,100,895

CLIENT BALANCING IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

Aruba Networks, Inc., Su...

1. A method comprising:
receiving by a network device a first client density array of a first access node and a second client density array of a second
access node in a plurality of access nodes in a network;

determining a first ratio based on a first number of first non-empty slots in the first client density array divided by a
first total number of slots in the first client density array, wherein each of the first non-empty slots corresponds to a
respective non-empty slot in the second client density array;

determining a second ratio based on a second number of second non-empty slots in the second client density array divided by
a second total number of slots in the second client density array, wherein each of the second non-empty slots corresponds
to a respective non-empty slot in the first client density array; and

in response to determining that one or more of the first ratio and the second ratio exceeding a predetermined threshold, identifying
by the network device the first access node and the second access node as members of a virtual radio frequency (RF) neighborhood,
wherein the virtual RF neighborhood comprises a subset of a RF neighborhood, each member of the virtual RF neighborhood being
capable of receiving beacons from other members of the virtual RF neighborhood.

US Pat. No. 9,099,968

BIAS CONTROL CIRCUIT

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

7. A bias control circuit for controlling bias of an amplifier for amplifying a high-frequency signal, provided with:
a detector for detecting an envelope of the high-frequency signal,
a first bias circuit for supplying a constant bias current to the amplifier, and
a second bias circuit for supplying a bias current that varies with variation of a level of the envelope to the amplifier,
wherein,

the first bias circuit is a current mirror circuit for supplying the bias current, which is irrelevant to the level of the
envelope and is obtained by multiplying a reference current having a constant current value by a first mirror ratio, and

the second bias circuit is a current mirror circuit for supplying the bias current which is obtained by multiplying a reference
current value by a second mirror ratio when the level of the envelope goes beyond a threshold value, wherein said reference
current varies with the variation of the level of the envelope.

US Pat. No. 9,098,386

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR DETERMINING A SUBJECTIVE DISTANCE BETWEEN TWO LOCATIONS

Amdocs Software Systems L...

1. A computer program embodied on a non-transitory computer readable medium, comprising computer code for:
identifying by a system including a hardware processor a first location and a second location associated with a query; and
identifying and storing by the system records of past physical movement for a plurality of different devices of a plurality
of different users, where each record includes a plurality of attributes including:

a time of the past physical movement,
an indication of whether the past physical movement associated with the record occurred during a holiday,
an indication of whether the past physical movement associated with the record occurred during daytime or nighttime, and
an indication of a plurality of weather conditions during the past physical movement associated with the record;
determining by the system a plurality of factors associated with the query, the plurality of factors including a current time,
an indication whether the current day is a holiday, an indication whether it is currently daytime or nighttime, and a current
plurality of weather conditions;

comparing by the system the attributes of each of the records of past physical movement to the plurality of factors associated
with the query;

selecting by the system only the records of past physical movement having attributes matching the plurality of factors associated
with the query;

identifying by the system a time associated with each of a plurality of instances of movement between the first location and
the second location within the selected records; and

determining by the system a subjective distance between the first location and the second location as an average of the identified
plurality of times.

US Pat. No. 9,096,709

PREPARATION METHOD OF FLEXIBLE POLYLACTIDE STEREOCOMPLEX AND THE COMPOUND THEREOF

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A polylactide stereocomplex prepared by a method comprising:
(i) adding poly D-lactide-caprolactone copolymer and poly L-lactide polymer to a reactor; and
(ii) adding an organic solvent to the reactor and then injecting a supercritical fluid to form the polylactide stereocomplex
comprising the poly D-lactide-caprolactone copolymer and poly L-lactide polymer,

wherein the poly D-lactide-caprolactone copolymer comprises a ratio of poly D-lactide to polycaprolactone of about 99.5:0.5
to about 95:5.0.

US Pat. No. 9,100,319

CONTEXT-AWARE PATTERN MATCHING ACCELERATOR

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a network interface of a network device, a packet stream;
identifying one or more packets within the packet stream that satisfy one or more conditions of a plurality of predefined
conditions specified by a rule by pre-matching, by an acceleration device of the network device, the packet stream with the
plurality of predefined conditions;

identifying, by the acceleration device, for a full-match processing stage a candidate packet of the one or more packets that
satisfies all of the plurality of predefined conditions by correlating the one or more satisfied conditions of the candidate
packet;

generating, by the acceleration device, for use by the full-match processing stage a matching token and a corresponding location
of the matching token within the candidate packet for each of the plurality of predefined conditions; and

determining, by a context-aware pattern matching and parsing (CPMP) processor of the acceleration device, whether the candidate
packet meets the rule by performing the full-match processing stage including fetching and executing special purpose CPMP
instructions to perform context-aware pattern matching processing on the packet, wherein the context-aware pattern matching
processing includes one or more of string matching, regular expression matching and packet field value matching based on,
for each of the plurality of predefined conditions, corresponding contextual information provided by the rule, the matching
token and the corresponding location.

US Pat. No. 9,100,128

OPTICAL BURST RECEIVER WITH A CONFIGURABLE AC AND DC COUPLING INTERFACE

Broadcom Corporation, Ir...

1. An optical line terminal (OLT), comprising:
an alternating current (AC) coupling control circuit configured to receive a hold-over pattern and a burst data signal, and
to generate an output signal based on a selective processing of the hold-over pattern and the burst data signal, the selective
processing being performed based on an optical signal received by the OLT; and

an AC coupling circuit configured to unbias direct current (DC) levels of the output signal received from the AC coupling
control circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,099,620

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. A light emitting device comprising a light emitting element and a phosphor layer placed on a top surface of the light emitting
element, the light emitting device being configured to convert a part of light outputted from the top surface of the light
emitting element into a fluorescence and mix the light passing through the phosphor layer with the fluorescence and output
the light with predetermined chromaticity, wherein,
the phosphor layer contains phosphor particles laid along the top surface of the light emitting element, and a binder filled
into a gap between the phosphor particles, and

an area of a region being positioned at the gap between the phosphor particles is between or equal to 3% and 10% with respect
to the area of an upper surface of the phosphor layer, the region allowing the light being outputted to pass through the binder
and directly reach the upper surface of the phosphor layer.

US Pat. No. 9,095,952

REFLECTIVITY MEASUREMENTS DURING POLISHING USING A CAMERA

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A substrate polishing system, comprising:
a platen to support a polishing surface;
a carrier head configured to hold a substrate against the polishing surface during polishing;
a light source configured to direct a light beam onto a surface of the substrate;
a detector including an array of detection elements, wherein the detector is configured to detect reflections of the light
beam from an area of the surface of the substrate with different detection elements receiving light from different portions
of the area, and wherein the detector is configured to generate an image of the area of the substrate having pixels representing
different regions on the substrate; and

a controller configured to receive the image, to generate a histogram of population of intensity values of the pixels of the
image, and to detect clearance of a metal layer from an underlying layer on the substrate based on a change in the histogram.

US Pat. No. 9,101,017

LIGHTING MODULE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting module comprising:
a power line for receiving a power supply current and a ground line,
a segmentation point for cutting said lighting module into two parts,
a first set of light sources upstream of said segmentation point, and
at least a second set of light sources downstream of said segmentation point, wherein said second set of light sources is
connected in series with said first set of light sources,

wherein said lighting module comprises:
a resistive element connected to the intermediate point between said first and said second set of light sources and said ground
line, wherein said resistive element is configured in such a way that:

when said lighting module has not been cut at said segmentation point, said resistive element has a resistance which is greater
than the resistance of the portion of the lighting module downstream of said segmentation point, and

when said lighting module has been cut at said segmentation point, said resistive element has a resistance which is less than
the resistance of the portion of the lighting module downstream of said segmentation point.

US Pat. No. 9,099,972

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTI-STAGE ADAPTIVE VOLUME CONTROL

Motorola Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A method for adaptively controlling audio output of a communication device comprising:
receiving a wirelessly conveyed speech communication at a communication device from another communication device, wherein
said conveyed speech communication is part of a real-time communication session;

in response to receiving the speech communication, determining a total adjustment needed for the speech communication as part
of an adaptive volume control (AVC) function of the communication device;

in response to determining the total adjustment, determining a software volume adjustment and a hardware gain adjustment,
wherein a combination of the software volume adjustment and the hardware gain adjustment result in the total adjustment, wherein
the software volume adjustment is a signal scaling adjustment of signal amplitude prior to the signal being conveyed to an
output audio amplifier of the communication device, wherein the hardware gain adjustment is an adjustment to a gain of the
output audio amplifier;

in response to determining the software volume adjustment and the hardware gain adjustment, applying the software volume adjustment
and the hardware gain adjustment to the speech communication;

in response to the applying, outputting audio of the speech communication from an audio transducer of the communication device,
wherein the total adjustment is automatically determined and applied;

sampling ambient noise from a listening environment of the communication device using a microphone of the communication device;
determining the total adjustment based on the ambient noise from the sampling; and
controlling a timing of the sampling of the ambient noise based on an operating state of the communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,097,402

VEHICLE LAMP WITH ELONGATED COVER AND A LIGHT DIFFUSIVE PORTION

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...

1. A vehicle lamp comprising:
a light emitting portion having an elongated shape;
a lamp body configured to accommodate therein the light emitting portion; and
a transparent cover configured to cover an opening portion in the lamp body,
wherein the transparent cover comprises:
a main light exit surface portion positioned in front of the light emitting portion,
an auxiliary light exit surface portion inclined with respect to the main light exit surface portion, the auxiliary light
exit surface having a fixing portion configured to fix the transparent cover and the lamp body together, and

a light diffusive portion formed on at least the periphery of a portion of the auxiliary light exit surface portion where
the fixing portion is provided,

wherein the light diffusive portion has a plurality of steps that are formed on an inner surface of the auxiliary light exit
surface portion and extend in a front-rear direction of the lamp, and

wherein the respective steps are aligned along an extending direction of the lamp that is perpendicular to the front-rear
direction.

US Pat. No. 9,095,523

HIGH FREQUENCY APPLICATION OF BOTULINUM TOXIN THERAPY

1. A method of treating a disease or condition caused by or associated with hyperactive cholinergic innervation of muscles
or exocrine glands in a patient, the method comprising administering a composition comprising a therapeutically effective
amount of a neurotoxic component of a Clostridium botulinum toxin complex serotype A, the composition being devoid of any other protein component of the Clostridium botulinum toxin complex, to remove partially or completely the treated disease or condition symptoms, wherein
(a) the patient is a human;
(b) the composition is locally administered by injection of a non-lethal dose to a muscle or exocrine gland exhibiting hyperactive
cholinergic innervation;

(c) the composition is administered at an interval of less than eight weeks, the interval comprising a first treatment and
a second treatment, wherein the amount administered in the second treatment can be lower, higher or identical to the amount
administered in the first treatment.

US Pat. No. 9,100,554

METHOD FOR DISPLAYING AN IMAGE ON A DISPLAY DEVICE IN A VEHICLE, DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEM AND VEHICLE

VALEO Schalter und Sensor...

1. A method for displaying an image on a display unit in a vehicle, comprising:
providing a vehicle image of at least one region of the vehicle;
acquiring sensor data, which contain information about an environment of the vehicle; and
displaying an image, which is formed from the vehicle image and the sensor data, the image containing a blank region assigned
to the environment, for which no sensor data are provided,

wherein, in the image, the vehicle image protrudes into the blank region.

US Pat. No. 9,099,997

LATCH CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Pixtronix, Inc., San Die...

1. A latch circuit for holding and latching data when a scanning voltage is input, the circuit comprising:
an input transistor having first and second electrodes and a gate, the first electrode being applied with a voltage corresponding
to “0” or “1”, the input transistor outputting the voltage from the second electrode when the scanning voltage is input to
the gate;

a retention capacitance retaining a voltage output by the input transistor, and having a first electrode and a second electrode,
the second electrode being applied with a capacitance control signal and the first electrode being connected to the second
electrode of the input transistor;

a first transistor which is one of n type and p type transistors having a gate connected to the second electrode of the input
transistor, a first electrode applied with a first latch control signal and a second electrode connected to a first output
terminal; and

a second transistor which is the other of n type and p type transistors having a gate connected to the second electrode of
the first transistor, a first electrode input with a second latch control signal and a second electrode connected to a second
output terminal;

wherein
voltage levels of the capacitance control signal the first latch control signal and the second latch control signal are respectively
changed at a certain timing, so that a voltage of the first output terminal and a voltage of the second output terminal are
changed to a voltage corresponding to “0” or “1” and latched.

US Pat. No. 9,099,487

ZENER DIODE DEVICES AND RELATED FABRICATION METHODS

FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR I...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a semiconductor substrate;
a first Zener diode structure on the semiconductor substrate, the first Zener diode structure including:
a first region having a first conductivity type and a first dopant concentration;
a second region having a second conductivity type and a second dopant concentration, the second region being adjacent to the
first region to provide a vertical junction between the first region and the second region, the first region overlying the
second region; and

a third region adjacent to the first region and the second region to provide a lateral junction between the third region and
one of the first region or the second region, wherein the lateral junction is configured to influence a first reverse breakdown
voltage of the vertical junction; and

a second Zener diode structure on the semiconductor substrate, the second Zener diode structure including:
a fourth region having the first conductivity type and the first dopant concentration;
a fifth region having the second conductivity type and the second dopant concentration, the fifth region being adjacent to
the fourth region to provide a third junction between the fourth region and the fifth region; and

a sixth region adjacent to the fourth region and the fifth region to provide a fourth junction between the sixth region and
one of the fourth region or the fifth region, wherein the fourth junction is configured to influence a second reverse breakdown
voltage of the third junction, wherein:

the second reverse breakdown voltage and the first reverse breakdown voltage are different; and
a third reverse breakdown voltage of the lateral junction is greater than the first reverse breakdown voltage of the vertical
junction.

US Pat. No. 9,100,997

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING CONTROL INFORMATION FROM A CONTROL APPARATUS TO AN OPERATING DEVICE FOR AT LEAST ONE LIGHT-EMITTING MEANS AND OPERATING DEVICE FOR AT LEAST ONE LIGHT-EMITTING MEANS

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A method for transmitting control information from a control apparatus to an operating device for at least one light-emitting
means, wherein the operating device has a first and a second supply connection,
wherein the control apparatus has an input, which is coupled to the phase conductor of an AC voltage system;
wherein the first supply connection is coupled to an output of the control apparatus via a supply line;
wherein the second supply connection is coupled to the neutral conductor of an AC voltage system;
the method comprising:
a) modulating the control information onto the supply line by means of the control apparatus during a modulation phase, wherein,
at least during the modulation phase, a switchable shunt of the operating device is connected between the first and second
supply connections;

b) decoding the control information in a decoder of the operating device;
b1) activating the demodulation by the decoder when the absolute value for the voltage at the two supply connections falls
below a first predeterminable threshold value, wherein the demodulation is blocked for a first predeterminable time period,
once a second predeterminable time period has elapsed, once the absolute value for the voltage at the two supply connections
has fallen below the first predeterminable threshold value when the decoder has not received any valid control information
in the preceding half-cycle of the voltage at the two supply connections; and

c) actuating a converter of the operating device in accordance with the decoded control information.

US Pat. No. 9,100,242

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAINTAINING CAPTIVE PORTAL USER AUTHENTICATION

Aruba Networks, Inc., Su...

1. A computer implemented method, comprising:
determining, by a network device connected to a network, an association status between a client and a wireless access point,
wherein the wireless access point provides network resources to clients;

determining that an entry in a network layer (L3) cache corresponding to the client is to be removed from the network layer
(L3) cache, wherein determining includes using the association status;

removing the entry corresponding to the client in the network layer (L3) cache;
receiving a request for accessing network resources, wherein the request is associated with the client;
denying the request for accessing network resources, wherein denying includes determining that the entry corresponding to
the client has been removed from the network layer (L3) cache; and

redirecting the client to a captive portal website, wherein a captive portal website requests client credential information.
US Pat. No. 9,099,218

ELECTRIC WIRE OR CABLE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An electric wire or cable which comprises an aluminum-alloy strand formed of an aluminum-alloy comprising:
Fe: 0.1% by mass or more to less than 1.0% by mass;
Zr: 0 to 0.08% by mass;
Si: 0.02 to 2.8% by mass;
at least one of Cu: 0.05 to 0.63% by mass and Mg: 0.04 to 0.45% by mass; and
the remainder being aluminum and unavoidable impurities, wherein the aluminum-alloy strand is obtained by wire-drawing a wire
rod without a thermal treatment until becoming a final wire diameter, and

the aluminum-alloy strand has a tensile strength of 80 to 150 MPa, an electric conductivity of 58 to 64% IACS, and an elongation
ratio of 10 to 30%.

US Pat. No. 9,100,832

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELF ORGANIZED NETWORK

AIRHOP COMMUNICATIONS, IN...

1. A method for self-organizing a network comprising the steps of:
in a wireless network comprising a plurality of base stations, providing each base station with a self-organizing network
component coupled to a radio resource management component and a radio resource control component;

establishing a self-organizing network layer for performing radio resource coordination for the base stations using at least
one of the self-organizing network components;

each self-organizing network component receiving radio allocation information from their respective radio resource management
component and providing that radio allocation information to the self-organizing network layer;

the self-organizing network layer determining radio resource allocation for the plurality of base stations within the network;
the self-organizing network layer accepting a request for additional radio resource from the self-organizing component of
one of the plurality of base stations;

said self-organizing network components of the plurality of base stations coordinating, via the self-organizing network layer,
radio resource allocation among the plurality of base stations to accommodate the request;

wherein:
each base station forms at least one coordination groups based on a list of neighbors received from a location server;
self-organizing components within a coordination group agree on an algorithm, and each self-organizing component within a
group runs on same set of inputs from neighboring base stations and its own.

US Pat. No. 9,101,053

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH SLIDABLE TRAY

Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shen...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a housing defining a receiving channel and an opening communicating with the receiving channel;
a tray slidably received in the receiving channel and capable of sliding out of the housing through the opening; and
a latching mechanism comprising:
a hook fixed to the tray;
at least one latching member rotatably connected to the housing and comprising a latching clamp for latchingly engaging the
hook, thereby latching the tray within the receiving channel of the housing;

a driving assembly configured to drive the at least one latching member to rotate from a locking position where the hook is
lockingly engaged with the latching clamp to a releasing position where the latching clamp disengages from the hook; and

at least one first resilient element comprising opposite ends respectively fixed to the at least one latching member and the
housing, the at least one first resilient member being configured to apply a spring force to the at least one latching member,
thereby providing an elastic resistance to the rotation of the at least one latching member.

US Pat. No. 9,097,645

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HIGH SPEED HEIGHT CONTROL OF A SUBSTRATE SURFACE WITHIN A WAFER INSPECTION SYSTEM

KLA-Tencor Corporation, ...

1. A system for high speed height control of a surface of the substrate within a wafer inspection system comprising:
a dynamically actuatable substrate stage assembly including a substrate stage for securing a substrate;
an actuator configured to actuate the substrate along a direction substantially perpendicular to the surface of the substrate;
a height error detection system configured to measure height error of a surface of the substrate at a position of inspection
of the surface;

a displacement sensor operably coupled to the substrate stage assembly and configured to measure a displacement substantially
perpendicular to the surface of the substrate at the location of the substrate stage assembly;

a feedback control system communicatively coupled to the height error detection system and the actuator, wherein the feedback
control system is configured to:

receive one or more height error measurements from the height error detection system; and
responsive to the measured one or more height error measurements, adjust an actuation state of the actuator in order to maintain
the substrate surface substantially at an imaging plane of a detector of the inspection system or a focus of illumination
of the inspection system; and

a feed forward control system communicatively coupled to the height error detection system and the actuator, wherein the feed
forward control system is configured to:

receive one or more displacement measurements from the displacement sensor;
responsive to one or more displacement values from the one or more displacements measurements with the one or more height
error values from the one or more height error measurements, generate one or more displacement targets; and

actuate the actuator using at least one of the one or more displacement targets in order to maintain the substrate surface
substantially at an imaging plane of a detector of the inspection system or a focus of illumination of the inspection system.

US Pat. No. 9,096,424

ASSEMBLY OF A CAPACITIVE ACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER OF THE MICROELECTROMECHANICAL TYPE AND PACKAGE THEREOF

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

1. An assembly comprising:
a first semiconductor die having a first surface and a second surface;
a microelectromechanical sensor (MEMS sensor) integrated in the first semiconductor die at the first surface and having a
fixed electrode and a mobile electrode, the fixed and mobile electrodes being configured to sense a change in capacitance,
the first semiconductor die including an opening at the second surface that exposes a bottom surface of the MEMS sensor;

a second semiconductor die coupled to the first surface of the first semiconductor die, the second die including a first through
hole, the first through hole of the second semiconductor die located above the MEMS sensor;

an electronic circuit integrated in the second semiconductor die, the electronic circuit operatively coupled to said MEMS
sensor;

conductive paths in the first semiconductor die configured to provide signals generated by the fixed electrode and the mobile
electrode;

conductive elements located between the first die and second die configured to provide the signals from the first semiconductor
die to the second semiconductor die; and

a substrate coupled to the second surface of the first semiconductor die, the substrate including a second through hole, the
second through hole located below the opening in the first semiconductor die.

US Pat. No. 9,095,424

MODULAR INTRAOCULAR LENS DESIGNS AND METHODS

ClarVista Medical, Inc., ...

1. A method of implanting an intraocular lens (IOL) into a native lens capsule, comprising:
a. placing a primary component into the lens capsule, wherein the primary component has a body, one or more haptics, a center
hole extending in an anterior-posterior direction through the body to form a continuous annular ring having an inside perimeter,
and a continuous recess extending around an entirety of the inside perimeter, the continuous recess being defined by an anterior-facing
posterior wall and a radially-inward-facing lateral wall, wherein the radially-inward-facing lateral wall includes diametrically
spaced extensions extending anteriorly of and radially inward from the radially-inward-facing lateral wall;

b. radially compressing a secondary component having an optical portion; and
c. inserting the radially-compressed secondary component into the continuous recess of the primary component so that an entire
posterior periphery of the secondary component contacts the anterior-facing posterior wall of the recess, and only the diametrically
spaced extensions interlock with and extend over an anterior peripheral edge of the secondary component at discrete, diametrically
spaced apart junctions so as to limit relative anterior and posterior movement between the primary and the secondary components;
and wherein, in an implanted configuration, the IOL provides optical correction to an eye solely via the optical portion of
the secondary component, an anterior surface of each of the diametrically spaced extensions is flush and even with an anterior
surface of the optical portion of the secondary component, and the radially-inward-facing lateral wall of the continuous recess,
except at the diametrically spaced extensions, is posterior to the anterior peripheral edge of the secondary component, such
that the anterior peripheral edge is exposed between the diametrically spaced extensions.

US Pat. No. 9,099,482

METHOD OF PROCESSING A DEVICE SUBSTRATE

Invensas Corporation, Sa...

1. A method of processing a device substrate, comprising:
a) bonding a first surface of a device substrate to a carrier with a polymeric material or a dielectric material, wherein
the device substrate has a plurality of integral portions which are bounded at edges of each integral portion at dicing lanes
of the device substrate, wherein the integral portions are configured to be separated from one another by severing the device
substrate along the dicing lanes, wherein the device substrate has a plurality of first openings and a plurality of second
openings, the first and second openings extending from the first surface towards a second surface of the device substrate
opposite from the first surface, wherein the device substrate includes a plurality of electrically conductive columns extending
within the plurality of second openings extending in a direction of a thickness of the device substrate;

b) then removing material exposed at the second surface of the device substrate to cause at least some of the first openings
and at least some of the second openings to communicate with the second surface and at least some of the electrically conductive
columns to protrude from the second surface;

c) then exposing at least a portion of the polymeric material or the dielectric material disposed between the first surface
and the carrier substrate to a substance through at least some first openings to debond the device substrate from the carrier
substrate; and

(d) then separating the integral portions from one another by severing the debonded device substrate along the dicing lanes.