US Pat. No. 9,104,562

ENABLING COMMUNICATION OVER CROSS-COUPLED LINKS BETWEEN INDEPENDENTLY MANAGED COMPUTE AND STORAGE NETWORKS

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing communication over cross-coupled links between independently managed compute
and storage networks, comprising:
coupling, by a processing device, an independently managed local subsystem with an independently managed remote subsystem
over cross-coupled links, each subsystem comprising compute entities and storage entities;

assigning unique identifiers to the compute entities and the storage entities in a local network and a remote network;
determining whether each entity is in the local subsystem or the remote subsystem;
building a global broadcast tree bridging the compute entities in the local subsystem to the storage entities in both the
local and remote subsystem, the building based on the assigning and the determining; and

responsive to an error in a layer of the local subsystem external to a cross-coupled link, disabling the cross-coupled link
in the local subsystem, wherein the remote subsystem will detect the link has failed.

US Pat. No. 9,102,906

ADHERING ACIDIC SANITARY CLEANER AND FRAGRANCER

BUCK-CHEMIE GMBH, Herren...

1. Sanitary agent for cleaning and/or disinfecting and/or fragrancing, said agent being able to be applied directly to the
sanitary object, adhering there and being able to be flushed away only after a large number of flushing operations, and said
agent comprising surfactants and at least one adhesion promoter,
characterized in that the adhesion promoter is an oxo acid of the following formula

wherein R is an alkyl or aryl radical, R? is an alkyl or hydroxyalkyl group, R? is an alkyl, aryl or alkoxyalkyl radical,
X is selected from the group consisting of phosphorus, arsenic, antimony, selenium, tellurium, chlorine, bromine, iodine,
manganese, chromium, molybdenum, tungsten and gold, m=1 to 50, n=0, 1, 2, q=1, 2, r=0, 1 and p=1, 2, the viscosity of the
agent, measured with a Haake viscometer, plate-cone system, PK 5 1° sensor, shear rate of 25 s?1 and 20° C., is at least 15 000 mPas, the proportion of adhesion promoter in the sanitary agent is between 18% b.w. (by weight)
and 50% b.w. and

further characterized in that the agent comprises water in a concentration of between 20% b.w. and 80% b.w.
US Pat. No. 9,102,798

METHOD FOR PRODUCING LOW-HALOGEN POLYBIPHENYLSULFONE POLYMERS

BASF SE, (DE)

1. A process for the production of polybiphenyl sulfone polymers comprising
(a) providing components (a1) composed of at least one aromatic dihydroxy compound and (a2) composed of at least one aromatic
sulfone compound having two halogen substituents, where component (a1) comprises 4,4?-dihydroxybiphenyl, and then

(b) reacting component (a2) with a molar excess of component (a1) in a solvent using alkali metal carbonates as a base, where
water and/or a metal hydroxide is added after the reaction and before precipitation,

wherein according to step (b) the addition of water and/or of a metal hydroxide takes place at a conversion of at least 90%.

US Pat. No. 9,102,331

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL ELECTRIC MODULE FOR A VEHICLE

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A multi-functional electric module (eModule) for use with a vehicle having a chassis, a master controller, and a drive
wheel having a propulsion-braking module, the eModule comprising:
a steering control assembly having a steering motor and at least one steering controller, wherein each of the at least one
steering controller includes a first printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) operable to control the steering motor in response
to control signals from the master controller;

a mounting bracket positioned with respect to the steering control assembly, and having a mounting feature that is engageable
with the chassis;

a propulsion control assembly having a propulsion controller including a second PCBA that is in communication with the propulsion-braking
module;

a brake controller in communication with the propulsion-braking module, wherein the brake controller includes a third PCBA;
a housing that rotates with respect to the mounting bracket, wherein the housing includes an upper portion positioned adjacent
to the mounting bracket and containing the propulsion control assembly, and a lower portion which contains the brake controller;
and

a lower control arm connected to the lower portion of the housing, wherein the control arm contains a suspension system, and
wherein the lower control arm is connectable to the drive wheel via a wheel input/output block;

wherein the pair of steering controllers, the propulsion controller, and the brake controller are in communication with each
other and with the master controller, and are responsive to commands from the master controller to thereby control a respective
steering, propulsion, and braking function of the eModule.

US Pat. No. 9,104,469

SUSPEND-RESUME OF VIRTUAL MACHINES USING DE-DUPLICATION

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for suspending a virtual machine executing in a physical host, the method comprising:
suspending execution of a virtual machine having data stored in a virtual memory space allocated for the virtual machine;
dividing the data in the virtual memory space into a plurality of blocks;
determining a plurality of keys corresponding to data in the plurality of blocks;
storing the plurality of keys in a key-data map that associates each of the plurality of keys with corresponding data from
the plurality of blocks; and

generating, on a storage device, a saved state file comprising the plurality of keys, wherein the saved state file represents
a state of the virtual memory space of the suspended virtual machine.

US Pat. No. 9,103,243

VALVE TRAIN FOR GAS EXCHANGE VALVES OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE HAVING A DOUBLE-SUPPORTED CAM CARRIERS

AUDI, AG, Ingolstadt (DE...

1. An assembly of an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle, comprising:
a camshaft having a pair of axially spaced, radially disposed guide recesses, a body disposed in each of said recesses and
means disposed in each of said recess between said camshaft and said body for biasing said body radially outwardly; and

a carrier provided with an opening receiving said camshaft therethrough, mounted on said camshaft, displaceable axially thereon
and precluded from rotation relative thereto, at least one set of axially spaced cam surfaces disposed on the exterior thereof,
a pair of axially spaced, annular surfaces disposed on the interior thereof, coaxially with said camshaft,

wherein one of said interior annular surfaces of said carrier is provided with a pair of axially spaced, annular grooves,
one of said radially biased bodies is receivable in a radially aligned one of said annular grooves upon axial displacement
of said carrier relative to said camshaft and the other of said radially biased bodies is biased into engagement with the
other of said axially spaced annular interior surfaces.

US Pat. No. 9,103,965

AMPHIPHILIC SILOXANE-CONTAINING VINYLIC MONOMERS AND USES THEREOF

Novartis AG, Basel (CH)

1. An amphiphilic siloxane-containing vinylic monomer, comprising: one sole ethylenically unsaturated group (Q), one sole
bulky siloxane-containing group BSi, and one hydrophilic linkage (hL) between Q and BSi, wherein the amphiphilic siloxane-containing
vinylic monomer is represented by formula (I)
Q-X1-hL-X2—BSi  (I)
In which:
Q is an ethylenically unsaturated group of formula (II)

in which
R12 is hydrogen or C1-C4 alkyl,

Z1 is a linear or branched C1-C12 alkylene radical, —O—, or —NH—,

Z2 is a direct bond or a linear or branched C1-C12 alkylene radical,

A is —O— or —NH—,
q1 and q2 independent of each other are an integer of 0 or 1;

X1 and X2 independent of each other are a direct bond or a cross linkage of formula (III)

—X3—R?1?4-E-X5—R?2—X6-  (III)

in which
X3, X4, X5, and X6 independent of one other are a linkage selected from the group consisting of a direct bond, —O—, —NR?—, —CO—NR?—, —NR?—CO—,
—NR?—CO—NH—, —NH—CO—NR?—, —O—CO—NH—, —NH—CO—O—, —S—CO—NH—, —O—CO—, —CO—O—, —S—, and —NH—CO—S— in which R? is H or C1-C4 alkyl,

E is a linear or branched alkylene, cycloalkane diradical or arene diradical with up to 40 carbon atoms,
R?1 and R?2 independent of each other is a direct bond, a linear or branched C1-C10 alkylene divalent radical, or a divalent radical of —R?3—X4-E-X5—R?4— in which E, X4 and X5 are as defined above and R?3 and R?4 independent of each other are a direct bond or a linear or branched C1-C10 alkylene radical;

hL is a hydrophilic oligomeric segment selected from the group consisting of (1) polyoxazoline (—[(N(COR?)C2H4— in which R? is H, methyl or ethyl) which is obtained in a ring-opening polymerization of oxazoline, (2) a polypeptide segment
composed of at least one amino acid selected from the group consisting of asparagine, glutamine, alanine, glycine, and combinations
thereof, and (3) a hydrophilic polymer segment composed of hydrophilic monomeric units derived from at least one hydrophilic
vinylic monomer selected from the group consisting of (meth)acrylamide, N,N-dimethyl(meth)acrylamide, dimethylaminoethyl(meth)acrylate,
dimethylaminoethyl(meth)acrylamide, N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone, N-vinyl-N-methyl isopropylamide, N-vinyl-N-methyl acetamide, N-vinyl
formamide, N-vinyl acetamide, N-vinyl isopropylamide, N-vinyl-N-methyl acetamide, N-methyl-3-methylene-2-pyrrolidone, 1-ethyl-3-methylene-2-pyrrolidone,
1-methyl-5-methylene-2-pyrrolidone, 1-ethyl-5-methylene-2-pyrrolidone, 5-methyl-3-methylene-2-pyrrolidone, 5-ethyl-3-methylene-2-pyrrolidone,
1-n-propyl-3-methylene-2-pyrrolidone, 1-n-propyl-5-methylene-2-pyrrolidone, 1-isopropyl-3-methylene-2-pyrrolidone, 1-isopropyl-5-methylene-2-pyrrolidone,
1-n-butyl-3-methylene-2-pyrrolidone, 1-tert-butyl-3-methylene-2-pyrrolidone, and mixtures thereof; BSi is a monovalent radical
of formula (1A) or (1B)


in which
Y is a C1-C6 alkylene radical or a C1-C6 substituted alkylene radical containing one or more hydroxyl groups,

B1 and B2 independent of each other are C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl, or benzyl,

T is a C1-C12 alkyl or an alkoxyalkyl radical having 3 to 8 carbon atoms,

m is an integer of 0 to 3,
p is an integer of 1 to 6,
r is an integer of 2 to 20,
A1, A2 and A3 independent of each other are C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl, benzyl, or a radical of formula (2)


in which B3, B4 and B5 independent of each other are C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl, or benzyl, provided that at least two of A1, A2 and A3 are radicals of formula (2).

US Pat. No. 9,103,321

ON OR OFF GRID VERTICAL AXIS WIND TURBINE AND SELF CONTAINED RAPID DEPLOYMENT AUTONOMOUS BATTLEFIELD ROBOT RECHARGING AND FORWARD OPERATING BASE HORIZONTAL AXIS WIND TURBINE

1. A wind turbine, comprising:
a frame structure;
a housing enclosing said frame structure;
a rotary, wing assembly supported by said frame structure, said rotary wing assembly including rotating eccentric cams and
including asymmetric, helical swept wings that rotate to capture wind throughout a circumference of the rotary wing assembly
from both windward and leeward sides so that a torque input spreads evenly to mitigate damaging harmonic pulsations that would
otherwise arise without the torque input spreading evenly;

permanent magnet disc means for levitating static weight of an entirety of the rotary wing assembly via magnetic repulsion,
said permanent magnet disc means including double opposing conical needle bearings with a toothed ring that all together provide
a hall effect and including an electronic inductive pickup that senses velocity, the double opposing needle bearings including
two opposing needle bearings, each of the two opposing needle bearings being configured to converge in a conical manner toward
the toothed ring that is at a location between the two opposing needle bearings; and

hub means for affixing said permanent magnet disc means within said frame structure in a manner that counteracts both a coefficient
of friction (“COF”) associated with rotation of the rotary wing assembly and ensuing bearing wear imparted from the rotary
wing assembly and offsets momentary loads from wind gusts; and

electricity generating means within said housing for generating electricity in response to rotation of the helical swept wings.

US Pat. No. 9,105,460

GAS DISCHARGE TUBE INCLUDING A STARTING AID

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A gas discharge tube comprising a starting aid, comprising:
a discharge vessel with at least one open end, in which end a stopper with a continuous stopper bore is inserted; and
an electrical leadthrough, which is inserted into the respective stopper bore and is fuse-sealed into the stopper bore;
wherein the starting aid extends at least into the stopper bore,
wherein the starting aid has at least one starting strip applied to the outside of the discharge vessel and, on one side,
a connecting part of the starting aid is formed from the starting strip at least into the stopper bore,

wherein connecting part widens and runs over a protruding rim of the discharge vessel.

US Pat. No. 9,103,526

PHOSPHOR ASSEMBLY WITH PHOSPHOR ELEMENT AND OPTICAL SYSTEM

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A phosphor assembly comprising: a phosphor element for converting pump light into converted light, an optical system for
transmitting at least a part of at least one of said converted light and said pump light, a liquid immersion material, which
can be provided between said phosphor element and said optical system, wherein said assembly and a total volume of said liquid
immersion material are adapted for an excess of immersion material to enable an exchange of immersion material during phosphor
assembly operation, such that not more than 50% of said total volume are penetrated by said light transmitted by said optical
system,
wherein said optical system and said phosphor element are moveable with respect to each other,
wherein said phosphor element is mounted rotatably for a movement on a circular path around a rotational axis,
wherein a passageway for liquid immersion material is provided at said phosphor element radially inside said circular path
for enabling a flow of liquid immersion material along said rotational axis,

wherein a guide is provided at said passageway for guiding said flow of said liquid immersion material with respect to said
phosphor element,

wherein the phosphor element is ring-shaped and spaced to the rotational axis by spokes, wherein the structure of the spokes
is punched out of an aluminum disc and wherein said guide is formed by blades, which are left at the spokes and are put into
a shape for adjusting the flow of immersion oil with respect to the phosphor element.

US Pat. No. 9,103,909

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING WHETHER AN OBJECT IS LOCATED WITHIN A REGION OF INTEREST

Lyngose Systems Ltd., Mi...

1. A system for determining whether an object is within a region of interest, the system comprising:
a radiofrequency signal receiver outside of the region of interest configured to receive radiofrequency signals from the direction
of the region of interest; and

a radiofrequency transponder positioned outside of the region of interest, the radiofrequency transponder comprising:
a transponder radiofrequency signal transmitter; and
a directional antenna configured to transmit radiofrequency signals away from the radiofrequency signal receiver and towards
the region of interest,

wherein radiofrequency signals transmitted by the radiofrequency transponder are only received at the radiofrequency signal
receiver when the object is within the region of interest because of reflection of the radiofrequency signals off the object.

US Pat. No. 9,107,284

CHAMBER MATCHING USING VOLTAGE CONTROL MODE

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A method for compensating for harmonics produced during plasma processing in a plasma chamber, the method comprising:
retrieving a measurement of a combined waveform, the combined waveform including a fundamental waveform and a harmonic waveform,
the combined waveform defining a voltage proximate to a surface of a chuck, the chuck coupled to a radio frequency (RF) transmission
line, the RF transmission line coupled to an impedance matching circuit, the impedance matching circuit coupled to an RF generator;

extracting the fundamental waveform from the combined waveform;
determining a difference between a magnitude of the combined waveform and a magnitude of the fundamental waveform; and
controlling the RF generator to compensate for the difference,
wherein the method is executed by one or more processors.

US Pat. No. 9,106,152

METHOD FOR STABILIZING AN ELECTRIC GRID

SMA Solar Technology AG, ...

1. A method for grid support by means of an inverter, wherein the grid is supported by feeding in compensation currents, comprising:
measuring a prevailing grid state;
breaking down voltages measured for measuring the prevailing grid state into symmetrical components of the grid state including
positive sequence system components and negative sequence system components;

determining symmetrical components of a compensation current including positive sequence system components and negative sequence
system components of the compensation current as functions of deviations of the positive sequence system components and negative
sequence system components of the grid state from reference values; and

feeding-in a compensation current as a function of the determined symmetrical components of the compensation current.

US Pat. No. 9,106,094

WIRELESS CHARGING SYSTEM METHOD OF CONTROLLING WIRELESS CHARGING OF A RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A wireless charging system, comprising:
a charging device; and
a portable electronic device that charges a secondary battery by utilizing electromagnetic waves being output from the charging
device,

wherein the portable electronic device includes:
a plurality of receiving units that receive the electromagnetic waves being output from the charging device;
a charging state monitoring unit that monitors a charging state of the secondary battery and determines an adjustment based
on a quantity of power received or a low charged level relative to a predetermined value; and

a first communication unit that communicates the adjustment to the charging device, and
wherein the charging device includes:
a plurality of output units that output the electromagnetic waves;
a second communication unit that communicates with the portable electronic device to receive the adjustment; and
an output control unit that controls an output from the plurality of output units, based on a result of monitoring by the
charging state monitoring unit to adjust a quantity of power that is output from the plurality of output units based on the
adjustment so that the plurality of output units output an adjusted quantity of power to the portable electronic device,

wherein, when a plurality of portable electronic devices are placed on the charging device, the output control unit controls
output of the plurality of output units, based on each result of monitoring the charging states received from the plurality
of portable electronic devices, so that electromagnetic waves are preferentially output to a portable electronic device having
a low quantity of power received or a low charged level among the plurality of portable electronic devices, and

wherein, when the portable electronic device, to which the electromagnetic waves were preferentially output, reaches a predetermined
charged state, the output control unit controls output of the plurality of output units, so that electromagnetic waves are
output to the other portable electronic devices.

US Pat. No. 9,107,003

EXTENDED DUCT WITH DAMPING FOR IMPROVED SPEAKER PERFORMANCE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic audio device comprising:
an enclosure and a base;
the enclosure having a bottom wall and a front wall, wherein an acoustic output opening is formed in the bottom wall of the
enclosure and the front wall of the enclosure includes a flat panel display;

a speaker positioned within the enclosure, the speaker having a sound emitting surface positioned behind the flat panel display;
an acoustic output duct connecting the speaker to the acoustic output opening in the bottom wall of the enclosure, the acoustic
output duct including a planar face and a sidewall connected to the planar face, the acoustic output duct having a damping
chamber at a position upstream from the speaker and an exit port at a position downstream from the speaker, the planar face
extending from the damping chamber to the exit port; and

wherein the acoustic output opening in the bottom wall of the enclosure is positioned at a distance from a bottom of the base
and sound emitted from the acoustic output opening is directed toward a plane that is parallel to the bottom of the base.

US Pat. No. 9,106,897

PICTURE ENCODING AND DECODING METHOD, PICTURE ENCODING AND DECODING DEVICE AND NETWORK SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A picture encoding method, comprising:
determining a prediction block used by a picture block according to a division manner of the picture block;
determining a corresponding division level in the picture block or the prediction block of a transform block corresponding
to the picture block or the prediction block;

determining a size of the transform block corresponding to the picture block or the prediction block according to the division
manner of the picture block and the division level;

determining identification information for identifying the division level corresponding to the transform block corresponding
to the picture block or the prediction block; and

writing the identification information into a code stream.

US Pat. No. 9,105,819

METHOD FOR MAKING AN ELECTRONIC APPARATUS HAVING AN ENCAPSULATING LAYER WITHIN AND OUTSIDE OF A MOLDED FRAME OVERLYING A CONNECTION ARRANGEMENT ON A CIRCUIT BOARD

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A method of manufacturing an electronic apparatus, the electronic apparatus comprising a circuit board, the method comprising:
mounting at least one semiconductor component on the circuit board;
locating at least one trace or conductor on the circuit board and operably coupling the at least one trace or conductor to
the at least one semiconductor component;

operably coupling the at least one trace or conductor to a connection arrangement mounted on the circuit board;
placing a molded frame part onto the circuit board and over the connection arrangement, wherein the molded frame part defines
an interior cavity;

applying a first electrically insulating encapsulating compound layer over at least part of the circuit board, wherein the
first electrically insulating encapsulating compound layer comprises a first portion located within the interior cavity of
the molded frame part and a second portion located exterior the molded frame part;

at least partially curing the first electrically insulating encapsulating compound layer; and
filling the first portion with an additional encapsulating compound layer such that the first portion is thicker than the
second portion and curing the additional encapsulating compound layer.

US Pat. No. 9,105,381

HIGH FREQUENCY INDUCTOR STRUCTURE HAVING INCREASED INDUCTANCE DENSITY AND QUALITY FACTOR

International Business Ma...

1. An inductor structure comprising:
a base material;
a plurality of bottom spiral conductors having a first number of turns n2 of the spiral disposed on the base material, the
plurality of bottom spiral conductors having thicknesses tbot1, tbot2, . . . tbotn measured in a vertical direction from the base material and a width Wthin and a turn to turn spacing Sthin, wherein width Wthin and turn to turn spacing Sthin are measured in a direction parallel to the base material;

at least one top spiral conductor having a second number of turns n1 of the spiral in contact with the plurality of bottom
spiral conductors, the at least one top spiral conductor having a thickness ttop1 measured in a vertical direction from the base material, a width Wthick and a turn to turn spacing Sthick wherein the width Wthick and turn to turn spacing Sthick being measured in a direction parallel to the base material, such that ttop1 is greater than tbot1, tbot2, . . . tbotn; and

dielectric material separating the bottom and top spiral conductors;
each turn of the at least one top spiral conductor being in axial alignment with a turn of the plurality of bottom spiral
conductors, the inductor structure having a current path from a turn of the at least one top spiral conductor to an axially
aligned turn of the plurality of bottom spiral conductors to a next turn of the plurality of bottom spiral conductors to an
axially aligned turn of the at least one top spiral conductor to a next turn of the top spiral conductor and continuing until
the current path has passed through all turns of the at least one top spiral conductor and the plurality of bottom conductors;

wherein the width of each of the plurality of bottom spiral conductors, Wthin, is greater than the width of the at least one top spiral conductor, Wthick, and wherein the turn to turn spacing of each of the plurality of bottom spiral conductors, Sthin, is smaller than the turn to turn spacing of the at least one top spiral conductor, Sthick, and wherein the inductor has an outside diameter, OD, and an inside diameter, ID, such that:

Wthick+Sthick=Wthin+Sthin,
ID=OD?(2)(n1)(Wthick Sthick) where n1=the number of turns of the topmost conductor of the inductor structure,

Sthin is specified by design rules for minimum spacing, and

Wthin=((OD?ID)/n1)?Sthin.

US Pat. No. 9,103,481

HEATABLE MEDIUM PIPE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

VOSS AUTOMOTIVE GMBH, Wi...

8. A method for producing a heatable medium pipe, comprising the medium pipe, at least one pipe connector, a transition area
between medium pipe and pipe connector and at least one heating element, wherein the heating element comprises a few wires,
comprising the steps of:
obtaining a heating element that is continuously wound around a tubular medium pipe and is pre-assembled, having been fastened
or fixed to the medium pipe by at least one fastening element, in that the medium pipe is cut to a first length for the particular
application, said length corresponding to a desired medium pipe length (lR) plus a heating element length (lH) required for wrapping around the at least one pipe connector and the transition area, the fastening element is removed in
a region outside the desired medium pipe length (lR), the heating element is unwrapped from the medium pipe section cut off the first length, the medium pipe is cut to the desired
medium pipe length (lR) to form a second medium pipe section, the medium pipe section is connected to the at least one pipe connector as the medium
pipe, and the heating element is wrapped around at least the at least one pipe connector.

US Pat. No. 9,102,215

AIRFLOW CONTROL IN FLOOR MODE FOR VEHICLE WITH MULTIPLE SEATING ROWS

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A comfort system for a motor vehicle, wherein the vehicle includes a passenger cabin with a front seat zone, a second row
zone, and a third row zone, and wherein the vehicle includes at least one seat occupancy sensor for determining at least whether
the third row zone is occupied, the comfort system comprising;
only one blower for driving an airflow, wherein the one blower drives the airflow to each of the front seat zone, the second
row zone, and the third row zone;

a heat exchanger for exchanging heat with the driven airflow and outputting a conditioned airflow;
a front register for delivering at least a portion of the conditioned airflow to the front seat zone;
a rear duct including a second row outlet for delivering at least a portion of the conditioned airflow to the second row zone
and a third row outlet for delivering at least a portion of the conditioned airflow to the third row zone;

at least one flow controller in the rear duct for controllably supplying the conditioned airflow to at least the third row
outlet; and

a comfort controller for coupling to the seat occupancy sensor and to the flow controller, the comfort controller configured
for:

detecting whether the third row zone is occupied;
if the third row zone is occupied, then turning on the second row outlet and the third row outlet to supply conditioned airflow
to the front seat zone, the second row zone, and the third row zone;

if the third row zone is not occupied, then:
closing off the third row outlet;
detecting whether the second row zone is occupied;
if the second row zone is not occupied, then closing off the second and third row outlets to supply conditioned airflow to
only the front seat zone; and

if the second row zone is occupied, then turning on the second row outlet to supply the conditioned airflow to only the front
seat zone and the second row zone until a desired comfort level is achieved in the second row zone.

US Pat. No. 9,107,304

FABRICATION OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD STRUCTURES

Honeywell International I...

1. A method of fabricating components for a three-dimensional circuit structure, the method comprising:
providing a first printed circuit board (PCB) having a top surface, an opposing bottom surface, a first height, and an end
section;

forming a first angled channel in the top surface at the end section of the first PCB, wherein the first angled channel extends
to an edge of the end section and divides the end section into a first end portion and a second end portion;

removing PCB material from the top surface at the first end portion to form a first support member having an upper surface
at a preselected distance below the top surface;

forming a second angled channel in the bottom surface at the end section of the first PCB, wherein the second angled channel
extends to the edge of the end section and is adjacent to the first support member; and

removing PCB material from the bottom surface at the second end portion to form a second support member having an upper surface
that is contiguous with the top surface of the first PCB, wherein a ramp portion extends between the first support member
and the second support member, the ramp portion having a first size and shape.

US Pat. No. 9,107,048

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MOBILE IP ROUTE OPTIMIZATION

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for route optimization that does not require a return routability procedure, the method comprising the steps of:
(a) receiving, at a home agent, a first update message transmitted from a mobile node, the first update message comprising
a care-of-address (CoA) associated with the mobile node, wherein, in response to receiving the first update message, the home
agent binds the CoA associated with the mobile node with a home address assigned to the mobile node; and

(b) after receiving the first update message, transmitting a second update message from the home agent to a correspondent
node, the second update message comprising the CoA associated with the mobile node and the home address assigned to the mobile
node;

wherein step (b) is not performed until the home agent determines there is a trusted relationship between the mobile node
and the correspondent node, and wherein the trusted relationship exists if the home agent determines there is an end-to-end
cryptographic relationship between the mobile node and the correspondent node, and wherein the correspondent node is a node
with which the mobile node is communicating;

wherein the correspondent node is a mobile node and the correspondent node has the same home agent as the mobile node, and
the method further comprises:

(c) receiving, at the home agent, a third update message transmitted from the correspondent node, the third update message
comprising a CoA associated with the correspondent node, wherein, in response to receiving the third update message, the home
agent binds the CoA associated with the correspondent node with a home address assigned to the correspondent node, wherein

step (b) is not performed until after the home agent receives the third update message.

US Pat. No. 9,102,315

SLIP-BASED RELEASE VERIFICATION FOR A BINARY CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A vehicle comprising:
an engine; and
a transmission assembly having:
a stationary member;
a plurality of gear sets;
an input member that is continuously connected to the engine and to one of the plurality of gear sets;
a friction clutch which selectively connects an element of one of the gear sets to the stationary member or to an element
of another of the gear sets;

a binary clutch assembly having a freewheeling element which holds torque only in a first rotational direction and a binary
device that, when engaged, prevents rotation of the binary clutch assembly in a second rotational direction, and that allows
the binary clutch assembly to freewheel in the second rotational direction opposite the first rotational direction when released;
and

a transmission control module (TCM) in communication with the binary clutch assembly, wherein the TCM includes a processor
and memory on which is recorded instructions for selectively delaying a release of the binary clutch assembly, and wherein
execution of the instructions from the memory via the processor causes the TCM to:

detect a requested shift of the transmission requiring an engagement of the friction clutch;
command the release of the binary clutch assembly in response to the detected requested shift;
determine an amount of slip across the binary clutch assembly; and
execute the requested shift of the transmission only when the determined amount of slip exceeds a calibrated slip threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,107,082

ARRAY ANTENNA ARRANGEMENT

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A wireless communication system, comprising:
at least one base station in a communication cell, the base station being equipped with at least one array antenna comprising
at least four antenna ports, wherein the at least four ports are connected to respective at least four corresponding antenna
elements arranged in at least two rows and at least two columns, wherein the array antenna is arranged for communication via
at least two antenna radiation lobes, each antenna radiation lobe communicating an information stream to at least one user
equipment (UE) in the cell, thus communicating by means of Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO), wherein each antenna radiation
lobe is individually controllable both in azimuth and elevation whereby the communication of the information streams is optimized,
and wherein a total information stream is fed into the communication system, and independent of how many antenna radiation
lobes are used all information from said total information stream is always radiated by the at least four antenna elements.

US Pat. No. 9,105,022

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING A BEST PRICE GUARANTEE

Citibank, N.A., New York...

1. A computer-implemented method for a financial institution to provide a best price guarantee to customers, the method comprising:
receiving, by a server of the financial institution, purchase information from a financial customer who completed a transaction
to purchase a product using a credit or debit card issued by the financial institution, wherein the purchase information comprises
a purchase price and purchased product description of the purchased product and an identifier of the financial customer's
credit or debit card issued by the financial institution;

storing, by the server, the purchase information in a first database;
locating, by the server, from a second database, stored product information corresponding to the received purchased product
description from a completed product purchase transaction,

wherein the stored product information comprises a lowest price datum;
tracking, by the server, the lowest price datum within a predetermined time period from the purchase of the product;
comparing, by the server, the lowest price datum to the purchase price; and
when a difference between the lowest price datum and the purchase price of the completed product purchase transaction is greater
than a predetermined amount and within the predetermined time period from the purchase of the product, generating a claim
form for the financial customer based on the difference between the lowest price datum and the purchase price for issuing
a payment to the financial customer.

US Pat. No. 9,101,132

DISPENSER COMPRISING A POLYESTER MEMBRANE FOR CONTROL OF MITES IN BEE HIVES

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A dispenser, comprising:
a polyester membrane; and
a gel disposed within the polyester membrane, the gel comprising a C1 to C10 carboxylic acid and a thickener,

wherein the polyester membrane comprises a semiaromatic copolyester, wherein the thickener is a natural starch and wherein
the gel comprises at least 3 wt % sugar, wherein the sugar is selected from the group consisting of monosaccharide, disaccharide,
and mixtures thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,106,607

BROWSER BASED FEEDBACK FOR OPTIMIZED WEB BROWSING

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method comprising:
observing, with a web browser module operating on a first computer, at least a portion of a first web page transaction in
a web browser operating on the first computer, the first web page transaction comprising:

a first HTTP request from the web browser, and
resulting therefrom:
a first HTTP response, and
at least one child HTTP request;
identifying, using the web browser module, transaction information from the observing of the at least a portion of the first
web page transaction, wherein the transaction information comprises a list of child objects observed by the web browser module
to be part of the first web page transaction;

communicating transaction information to a prefetching system in a communication separate from the first web page transaction;
and

wherein the prefetching system is configured to perform a prefetch operation, the prefetch operation determined based at least
in part on an analysis of the transaction information from the web browser module and performed in anticipation of receiving
a subsequent request, from a second computer, of a webpage associated with the transaction information, and wherein the prefetching
system is further configured to perform a second prefetch operation comprising:

storing the transaction information in a web page transaction database module;
receiving, at the web page transaction database module, a second transaction information communication associated with a second
web page transaction, wherein the second transaction information communication identifies the first HTTP request as part of
the second web page transaction;

communicating the list of the child objects from the web page transaction database module to the web browser module in response
to the second transaction information communication; and

prefetching, using the web browser module, the child objects; and
rendering, using the web browser, a second web page for the second web page transaction using the child objects prefetched
by the web browser module.

US Pat. No. 9,105,118

GALAXY VIEWS FOR VISUALIZING LARGE NUMBERS OF NODES

Oracle International Corp...

1. A method for interactively illustrating data in a concentric banded galaxy visualization, the method executing in a computing
system, the method comprising:
accessing data, wherein the data is organized into objects;
assigning a transparency value to each object;
graphically depicting the data by randomly or partially randomly distributing graphical depictions of the objects in non-overlapping
concentric regions of the visualization in accordance with a distribution function, wherein each graphical depiction of an
object is characterized by the associated transparency value, wherein overlapping regions of two or more transparent objects
are progressively darker as more objects overlap;

receiving a user input to change a separation between a smaller and a larger non-overlapping concentric region of the visualization
from a first distance to a second distance; and

in response to receiving the user input to change the separation, updating the concentric banded galaxy visualization to display
a size difference between an outer radius of the smaller region and an updated inner radius of the larger region equal to
the second distance, and to graphically depict objects from the larger region at modified positions in between the updated
inner radius and an outer radius of the larger region.

US Pat. No. 9,106,716

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR CROSS-PLATFORM CONFERENCE CONVERGENCE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for cross-platform conference convergence which is applied to a conference system comprising a gateway device,
a first application server (AS), a first media resource server (MRS) on a side of the first AS, a second AS and a second MRS
on a side of the second AS, comprising:
receiving, by the gateway device, an INVITE request sent by the first AS after the first AS acknowledging the gateway device
has joined a first conference created by the first MRS, wherein the INVITE request is a request for inviting a second terminal
to attend the first conference and the second terminal is served by the second AS;

sending, by the gateway device, an invitation call for creating a second conference to the second AS, to enable the second
AS to instruct the second MRS to create the second conference, wherein the invitation call comprises parameters that are negotiated
by the gateway device with the first MRS and are used for transmitting a media stream between the first MRS and the gateway
device; and

after the gateway device receives conference creation success information sent by the second AS, sending by the gateway device
an invitation to the second AS to invite the second terminal to attend the second conference, and acquiring, by the gateway
device, transmission-related parameters from the second MRS through the second AS, wherein the transmission-related parameters
are determined by the second MRS according to intersection between the parameters carried in the invitation call and parameters
supported by the second MRS and used for transmitting a media stream between the second MRS and the gateway device;

receiving, by the gateway device, a first media stream of the first conference sent by the first MRS, and forwarding the first
media stream to the second MRS to play the first media stream to the second terminal that has joined the second conference;
and

receiving, by the gateway device, a second media stream of the second conference sent by the second MRS, and forwarding the
second media stream to the first MRS to play the second media stream to a participant of the first conference.

US Pat. No. 9,106,082

CONNECTOR INTERFACE FOR A CHARGER DEVICE

Motorola Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A charger, comprising:
a housing having an aperture;
a charger connector, extending through the aperture, the charger connector having first and second convex protrusions;
an alignment receptacle formed within an interior surface of the housing, the alignment receptacle having sidewalls and first
and second concave recesses formed between the sidewalls and the aperture, the first and second convex protrusions of the
charger connector aligning within the first and second concave recesses of the alignment receptacle;

first and second compliant pads coupled to the charger connector and aligned behind the first and second convex protrusions;
and

a backer element coupled against the first and second compliant pads to retain charger connector within the alignment receptacle.

US Pat. No. 9,106,327

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CORRECTING INTEGRAL NONLINEARITY IN AN OSCILLATOR SYSTEM

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A wireless communication element, comprising:
a receive path configured to receive a first wireless communication signal and convert the first wireless communication signal
into a first digital signal based at least on an oscillator signal;

a transmit path configured to convert a second digital signal into a second wireless communication signal based at least on
the oscillator signal and transmit the second wireless communication signal;

an oscillator configured to output the oscillator signal to at least one of the receive path and the transmit path, the oscillator
configured to operate at an operating frequency based on an applied frequency control signal; and

a frequency control path configured to generate the applied frequency control signal, the frequency control path comprising:
an integral non-linearity compensation module configured to generate a compensated frequency control signal value based on
a received frequency control signal value received by the integral non-linearity compensation module and an integral non-linearity
compensation value associated with the received frequency control signal value; and

a digital-to-analog converter configured to generate the applied frequency control signal based on the compensated frequency
control signal value generated by the integral non-linearity compensation module.

US Pat. No. 9,104,752

DATA SHARING AMONG CONDITIONALLY INDEPENDENT PARALLEL FILTERS

Honeywell International I...

1. A method for data sharing between a plurality of filters, the method comprising:
initializing at least a first filter and a second filter that operate in parallel with each other, the first filter having
a first state vector (x1), the second filter having a second state vector (x2), the first filter estimating a distribution of the first state vector that contains a first subset (xa) and a third subset (xc), the second filter estimating a distribution of the second state vector that contains a second subset (xb) and the third subset (xc), such that:

x1=[xcxa] and x2=[xcxb];
wherein:
the first subset includes one or more unique states of the first filter, the second subset includes one or more unique states
of the second filter, and the third subset includes one or more common states between the first and second filters;

the first subset, the second subset, and the third subset are selected such that the first subset and the second subset are
conditionally independent given the third subset; and

the third subset is a conditioning node for the first filter and the second filter;
processing data measurements in the first filter;
sharing conditioning node estimates with the second filter when it is time for conditionally independent data sharing;
merging the shared conditioning node estimates in each of the filters; and
performing a conditional update in each of the filters.

US Pat. No. 9,104,223

OUTPUT VOLTAGE VARIATION REDUCTION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A power supply comprising:
a reference node having a reference voltage;
an intermediate node having an intermediate voltage;
an output node having an output voltage;
a voltage regulator configured to generate the intermediate voltage based on the reference voltage;
a first transistor having a first-transistor threshold voltage and including a first-transistor source and a first-transistor
gate, the first-transistor source communicatively coupled to the intermediate node such that a first-transistor gate voltage
at the first-transistor gate is based on the intermediate voltage; and

a second transistor having a second-transistor threshold voltage and including a second-transistor source and a second-transistor
gate, the second-transistor source communicatively coupled to the output node such that the output voltage is based on a second-transistor
gate voltage at the second-transistor gate, the second-transistor gate being communicatively coupled to the first-transistor
gate such that the output voltage is based on the intermediate voltage, the first-transistor threshold voltage, and the second-transistor
threshold voltage and such that variations in the first-transistor threshold voltage and the second-transistor threshold voltage
at least partially cancel each other out; and

a filter communicatively coupled between the first-transistor gate and the second transistor gate and configured to filter
out noise associated with the intermediate voltage such that noise of the output voltage may be reduced with respect to the
intermediate voltage; and

a charge device configured to supply a charge voltage to the second-transistor gate to reduce a settling time of the filter;
a comparator configured to compare a first-gate voltage of the first-transistor gate with a second-gate voltage of the second-transistor
gate; and

a logic module communicatively coupled to the comparator and the charge device and configured to turn off the charge device
when the comparator indicates that the second-gate voltage is substantially equal to the first-gate voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,101,981

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING METAL COMPOSITE MATERIAL, METAL COMPOSITE MATERIAL, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING HEAT DISSIPATING COMPONENT, AND HEAT DISSIPATING COMPONENT

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. A composite material, comprising:
a plurality of particles having a core-shell structure comprising:
a core material that is a metal particle having a grain size from 40 ?m to 3 mm;
a first shell material surrounding the core material, wherein the first shell material is a metal having a fine crystal structure
with grain size less than the grain size of the core material; and

a second shell material having a thickness from 5 ?m to 12 ?m, surrounding the first shell material, wherein the second shell
material is a metal-carbon composite comprising a carbon phase material in a metal matrix, and

wherein the second shell material has a rough surface in which a carbon phase material having hydrophilic properties protrudes
from the rough surface.

US Pat. No. 9,106,028

CONNECTOR FOR A MEMORY CARD

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. A connector for a card, the connector comprising: a housing, the housing being adapted to receive a card, the housing having
an inner wall portion and a bottom wall portion, the card being equipped with a terminal member;
at least one connection terminal, the at least one terminal being attached to the bottom wall portion and contact the terminal
member; and

a detecting switch, the detecting switch including a first elongated contact member and a second elongated contact member,
the contact members detecting both separation from each other and the insertion of the card into the housing, the first contact
member disposed substantially parallel to the inner wall portion, the second contact member disposed substantially perpendicular
to the inner wall portion;

wherein one of the contact members includes a fixed portion and a moving portion, the fixed portion affixing the contact member
to the housing, the moving portion being displaceable with respect to the housing and mateable with the card ; and

the inner wall portion includes a mating protrusion portion, the moving portion having a mating recessed portion that mates
with the mating protrusion portion, and a protruding portion emanating from a bottom side thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,105,989

CONNECTION STRUCTURE, WIRING SUBSTRATE UNIT, ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT PART UNIT, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:
an electronic circuit part;
a wiring substrate;
a first connecting portion having one end connected to the electronic circuit part;
a first column electrode having one end connected to another end of the first connecting portion;
a second column electrode having one end connected to another end of the first column electrode via solder;
a second connecting portion having one end connected to another end of the second column electrode and having another end
connected to the wiring substrate;

a third connecting portion having one end connected to the wiring substrate;
a third column electrode having one end connected to another end of the third connecting portion;
a fourth column electrode having one end connected to another end of the third column electrode via another solder; and
a fourth connecting portion having one end connected to another end of the fourth column electrode and having another end
connected to the electronic circuit part,

wherein a height of the first column electrode is equal to a width of the first connecting portion or greater, and
a height of the third column electrode is equal to a width of the third connecting portion or greater.

US Pat. No. 9,105,487

SUPER JUNCTION SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A super junction semiconductor device, comprising:
a substrate layer of a first conductivity type; and
an epitaxial layer adjoining the substrate layer and comprising first columns of the first conductivity type and second columns
of a second conductivity type, which is the opposite of the first conductivity type, the first and second columns extending
along a main crystal direction from a first surface opposite to the substrate layer into the epitaxial layer and having vertical
dopant profiles perpendicular to the first surface, wherein

the vertical dopant profile of at least one of the first and second columns includes first portions separated by second portions,
in each of the first portions a dopant concentration is non-constant and varies by at most 30% of a maximum value within the
respective first portion, in the second portions the dopant concentration is lower than in the adjoining first portions, and
a ratio of a total length of the first portions to a total length of the first and second portions is at least 50%.

US Pat. No. 9,106,574

SUPPORTING QUALITY OF SERVICE DIFFERENTIATION USING A SINGLE SHARED BUFFER

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving a plurality of data packets at an ingress port of a network element, wherein each data packet of the plurality of
data packets belongs to one of a plurality of classes;

transmitting a first portion of the plurality of data packets from the ingress port to a buffer maintained by an egress port
of the network element based on a metering policy, wherein the buffer has four thresholds comprising an ON threshold, a LOW
threshold, a HI threshold, and an OFF threshold, and wherein the transmitting further comprises:

responsive to the buffer being below the ON threshold, enabling transmission of classes of the plurality of classes;
responsive to the buffer being above the LOW threshold, enabling and disabling transmission of the plurality of classes of
the plurality of data packets according to the metering policy using a plurality of weights;

responsive to the buffer being above the OFF threshold, disabling transmission of classes of the plurality of data packets;
and

responsive to the buffer being below the HI threshold, enabling and disabling transmission of the plurality of classes of
the plurality of data packets according to the metering policy using a plurality of weights;

fetching the first portion of the plurality of data packets from the buffer according to a scheduling policy; and
retaining a remaining portion of the plurality of data packets at the ingress port;
wherein the metering policy and the scheduling policy each have a plurality of weights associated with the plurality of classes
and wherein a maximum credit for the plurality of classes is larger than a largest weight of the plurality of weights.

US Pat. No. 9,105,212

METHOD FOR GRADUALLY ADJUSTING SCREEN BRIGHTNESS WHEN SWITCHING OPERATING SYSTEM

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A method for adjusting screen brightness when switching an operating system, used for adjusting a brightness value of a
screen of an electronic device when the electronic device is switched from a first operating system to a second operating
system, the method comprising:
receiving an operating system switching signal;
obtaining a first brightness value of the first operating system;
adjusting the screen brightness from the first brightness value to a predetermined second brightness value;
switching the first operating system to the second operating system; and
adjusting the screen brightness from the second brightness value back to the first brightness value,
wherein obtaining the first brightness value comprises:
determining whether the first operating system operates in a working mode;
in response to determining that the first operating system is operated in the working mode, sending a brightness value request
message to the first operating system for acquiring the first brightness value utilized by the first operating system when
the first operating system operates in the working mode; and

in response to determining that the first operating system is not operated in the working mode, reading the first brightness
value of the first operating system from a memory of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,103,985

OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE DEVICE AND A MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR AN OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE DEVICE

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An optical waveguide device comprising:
a first optical branching device that branches a first input light and outputs to a first and a second optical waveguides,
a second optical branching device that branches a second input light and outputs to a third and a fourth optical waveguides,
a first optical coupler that mixes lightwaves which travels through said first and third optical waveguides, and then branches
and outputs a first and a second output lights,

a second optical coupler that mixes the lightwave which travels through said second and fourth optical waveguides, and then
branches and outputs third and fourth output lights,

wherein optical path lengths are mutually equal between said first and second optical waveguides, and between said third and
fourth optical waveguides,

said first optical branching device has the structure in which an optical input from the position that overlaps with the optical
propagation center of the device is performed,

said second optical branching device includes a 3 dB multimode interferometer splitter equipped with the structure that the
optical input from the position of the edge side rather than the optical propagation center of the device is performed,

as against the output intensity variation characteristic of said first output light, when a phase difference of lightwave
which travels through said first optical waveguide from a lightwave which travels through said third optical waveguide is
changed,

the output intensity variation characteristic of said second output light, when a phase difference of lightwave which travels
through said first optical waveguide from a lightwave which travels through said third optical waveguide is changed,

the output intensity variation characteristic of said third output light, when a phase difference of lightwave which travels
through said second optical waveguide from a lightwave which travels through said fourth optical waveguide is changed, and

the output intensity variation characteristic of said fourth output light, when a phase difference of lightwave which travels
through said second optical waveguide from a lightwave which travels through said fourth optical waveguide is changed,

are shifted as much as the phase differences of ?, ?/2 and 3?/2, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,102,876

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE DRYING AND TORREFACTION OF AT LEAST ONE CARBON-CONTAINING MATERIAL FLOW IN A MULTIPLE HEARTH FURNACE

ThyssenKrupp Industrial S...

1. A device for drying and torrefaction of at least one carbon-containing material flow in a multiple-hearth furnace, comprising
a. a drying zone receiving a carbon-containing material flow, a discharge point for discharging a drying gas flow containing
water vapour and an infeed point for recycling at least a part of the drying gas flow,

b. a torrefaction zone for degassing the material flow dried in the drying zone, which comprises a discharge point for discharging
a torrefied material flow, at least one infeed point for an exhaust gas and a discharge point for a torrefaction gas flow,

c. a heat exchanger for heating the drying gas flow, the discharge point of the drying zone being connected via the heat exchanger
to the infeed point of the drying zone,

d. a combustion assembly, wherein the discharge point of the torrefaction zone is connected, via the combustion assembly and
the heat exchanger for heating the drying gas flow, to the infeed point of the torrefaction zone,

e. wherein a torrefaction gas flow discharged via the discharge point of the torrefaction zone is combusted in the combustion
assembly and the resulting exhaust gas is used in the heat exchanger to heat the drying gas flow and is fed to the torrefaction
zone,

f. wherein the drying zone and the torrefaction zone comprise two separate gas circulations.

US Pat. No. 9,107,210

RESOURCE ALLOCATION

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A method of communicating control information, the method performed by a communication device in a mobile telecommunication
system, in which mobile telecommunication system orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) resource allocation is
used, the method comprising:
receiving, in a control channel, from a base station and over an Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) air interface,
control information identifying a resource allocation comprising frequencies of a shared data channel; and

receiving, in the identified resource allocation comprising frequencies of the shared data channel, from the base station
and over an E-UTRA air interface, control information identifying a further resource allocation comprising frequencies to
be used for the transmission of data in the shared data channel.

US Pat. No. 9,105,952

WAVEGUIDE-CONFIGURATION ADAPTERS

Honeywell International I...

1. A waveguide-configuration adapter, comprising:
a horizontal waveguide including a first-interface port spanning a first X-Y plane and a first-coupling port spanning a Y-Z
plane, the first-coupling port having a first-coupling-port width parallel to the y axis; and

a vertical waveguide including a second-interface port spanning a second X-Y plane and a second-coupling port spanning a third
X-Y plane, the second-coupling port having a second-coupling-port width parallel to the x axis, wherein the second-interface
port is juxtaposed to the first-interface port;

wherein when an E-field is input at the first-coupling port in the plane of the first-coupling port and oriented perpendicular
to the first-coupling-port width, the E-field is output from the second-coupling port in the plane of second-coupling port
and oriented perpendicular to the second-coupling-port width, and

wherein when an E-field is input at the second-coupling port in the plane of the second-coupling port and oriented perpendicular
to the second-coupling-port width, the E-field is output from the first-coupling port in the plane of first-coupling port
and oriented perpendicular to the first-coupling-port width, wherein electro-magnetic fields propagating along a first propagation
path in the horizontal waveguide are directed to propagate along a second propagation path in the vertical waveguide, wherein,
when a dual-band-coaxial waveguide is positioned adjacent to the second-coupling port of the vertical waveguide, the electro-magnetic
fields propagating along the second propagation path in the vertical waveguide are coupled to an annular portion of the dual-band-coaxial
waveguide.

US Pat. No. 9,102,609

FUNCTIONALIZATION OF ORGANIC MOLECULES USING METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS (MOFS) AS CATALYSTS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method to convert an alkane to an alcohol or carboxylic acid by contacting the alkane with a catalytically active heterogeneous
vanadium containing metal organic framework (MOF) in the presence of an oxidant, wherein the vanadium containing MOF comprises
a plurality of repeating cores comprising vanadium or vanadium ion(s) that are linked together by organic linking moieties.

US Pat. No. 9,106,155

THREE-LEVEL POWER CONVERSION CIRCUIT SYSTEM

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A three-level power conversion circuit system for outputting potential at levels selected from among three absolute values
during conversion of power from two series-connected DC power supplies to alternating current, comprising:
a plurality of one-phase switch circuits that receive power from the two DC power supplies, each of the one-phase switch circuits
including

a semiconductor switch series circuit in which first and second semiconductor switches are connected in series and the series
is connected in parallel to the DC power supplies,

diodes that are connected in anti-parallel to the first and second semiconductor switches;
a bidirectional semiconductor switch circuit in a circuit path between a series connection point of the semiconductor switch
series circuit and a series connection point of the DC power supplies, and

opening means in the circuit path for opening the circuit path if the bidirectional semiconductor switch circuit fails,
wherein the bidirectional switch circuits in all of the one-phase switch circuits are placed in a constant off-state, if the
bidirectional semiconductor switch circuit in any of the one-phase switch circuits fails, and

wherein after any of the bidirectional switch circuits fails, operation of the power conversion circuit system is continued
as a two-level output inverter system using the semiconductor switch series circuits of the one-phase switch circuits.

US Pat. No. 9,105,507

METHODS OF FORMING A FINFET SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH UNDOPED FINS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. A FinFET device, comprising:
a plurality of fin structures positioned in and above a semiconducting substrate, each of said plurality of fin structures
comprising:

a first portion of said semiconducting substrate;
an undoped layer of semiconducting material positioned above said first portion of said semiconducting substrate; and
a dopant-containing layer of semiconducting material positioned between said first portion of said semiconducting substrate
and said undoped layer of semiconducting material, wherein said dopant-containing layer of semiconducting material is adapted
to retard diffusion of one of boron and phosphorous; and

a gate electrode positioned around at least said undoped layer of semiconducting material comprising each of said plurality
of fin structures, wherein a height level of a bottom surface of said gate electrode is positioned approximately level with
or lower than a height level of a bottom of said undoped layer of semiconducting material comprising each of said plurality
of fin structures.

US Pat. No. 9,107,279

TARGET FOR LASER PRODUCED PLASMA EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT SOURCE

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light source comprising:
an optical source configured to produce a first pulse of radiation, a second pulse of radiation, and an amplified light beam;
a vacuum chamber that receives a target material droplet at a first location in an interior of the vacuum chamber, the target
material droplet comprising a target material that emits extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light when converted to plasma;

a control system comprising machine-executable instructions on a computer-readable medium, the control system configured to
control a timing circuit of the optical source to cause the optical source to:

emit the first pulse of radiation, the first pulse of radiation comprising an energy sufficient to transform the target material
droplet into a geometric distribution of target material that occupies a larger volume than a volume occupied by the target
material droplet,

emit the second pulse of radiation, the second pulse of radiation comprising an energy sufficient to change an absorption
characteristic of the geometric distribution to form a modified target that absorbs a greater portion of incident radiation
than the target material droplet or the geometric distribution, and

emit the amplified light beam, the amplified light beam comprising an energy sufficient to convert at least some of the modified
target into plasma that emits EUV light; and

an optical element between the source and the vacuum chamber, the optical element configured to:
receive the first pulse of radiation, the second pulse of radiation, and the amplified light beam, and
direct the first pulse of radiation, the second pulse of radiation, and the amplified light beam to, respectively, the first
location in the interior of the vacuum chamber, a second location in the interior of the vacuum chamber, and a third location
in the interior of the vacuum chamber, the first, second, and third locations being different locations along a direction
that is different than a direction of propagation of the first pulse, the second pulse, and the amplified light beam in the
vacuum chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,105,548

SPARSELY-BONDED CMOS HYBRID IMAGER

California Institute of T...

1. A device structure, comprising:
a first chip comprising a detector array, the detector array comprising a plurality of pixels disposed in rows and columns,
each of the pixels including a light sensor and transistors, and the transistors comprising a buffer transistor, a select
transistor, and a reset transistor;

interconnects having a number corresponding to less than one of the interconnects per light sensor, including:
one or more reset interconnects including one reset interconnect per row of pixels, wherein the reset transistors in a same
row are connected to a same one of the reset interconnects;

one or more select interconnects including one select interconnect per row of pixels, wherein the select transistors in a
same row are connected to a same one of the select interconnects;

one or more common column interconnects including one common column interconnect per column of pixels, wherein one or more
outputs of the select transistors in a same column are connected to a same one of the common column interconnects; and

a second chip interconnected with the first chip, wherein:
the interconnects interconnect the second chip with the first chip; and
the second chip comprises a Read Out Integrated Circuit (ROIC) that reads out one or more signals produced by the light sensors.

US Pat. No. 9,103,369

BEARING ASSEMBLY

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. A bearing assembly, comprising two tapered roller bearings, each including an inner ring, an outer ring, and tapered rollers
disposed between the inner rings and the outer rings, wherein the inner rings are mounted in or on a first machine part and
wherein the outer rings are mounted in or on a second machine part, wherein the inner rings or the outer rings include cylindrical
counter-seats disposed on a cylindrical seat of an adapter sleeve supporting the rings, wherein the one bearing ring disposed
on the adapter sleeve abuts directly or indirectly on an axial stop of the first or second machine part, wherein the other
bearing ring disposed on the adapter sleeve abuts on an axial stop of the adapter sleeve, wherein the axial stop of the adapter
sleeve is formed by a radially enlarged or reduced section of the adapter sleeve, wherein the section has an end surface on
the side facing away from the bearing ring, which end surface lies opposite an axial stop on the first or second machine part,wherein
at room temperature of 20° C. a gap is present, measured in the direction of the axis, between the end surface of the section
and the axial stop on the first or second machine part, which gap is between 30 ?m and 250 ?m, wherein at an increased operating
temperature of the bearing assembly of greater than 50° C. the gap provided between the end surface of the section and the
axial stop is reduced to zero by the heat-induced expansion of the bearing assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,102,606

METHOD FOR PRODUCING BRANCHED CHAIN ALDEHYDE

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A method for producing a branched chain aldehyde, comprising reacting an aliphatic olefin having a double bond at an end
with carbon monoxide and hydrogen using an iodide of a Group 9 metal as a catalyst and at least one or more selected from
the group consisting of hydrogen iodide and alkyl iodides as a promoter.

US Pat. No. 9,107,127

COMMUNICATION SESSION SOFT HANDOVER

Broadcom Corporation, Ir...

1. A method comprising:
at a network server,
receiving a service request for delivery of a service of subsequent content for a service over a network to a first network
client device;

in response to the service request, selecting a route through the network from a content source to a first network client
device;

creating a current communication session profile for delivery of the service;
creating a connection security session profile for delivery of the service during the current communication session;
generating a session identifier for the created current communication session;
communicating the session identifier to the content source and the first network client device;
receiving a communication session handover request for an alternate communication session to continue the service;
selecting an alternate route through the network from the content source to the first network client device;
creating an alternate communication session profile for an alternate communication session;
creating an alternate connection security profile for the alternate communication session;
while current delivery of the service continues, applying the alternate communication session profile and the alternate connection
security profile to the selected alternate route through the network to continue delivery of the service through the selected
alternate route; and

subsequently, releasing resources of the current communication session.

US Pat. No. 9,105,365

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TEMPERATURE OF A PORTION OF A RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE SYSTEM AND FOR IMPLEMENTING THE SAME

Holtec International, Inc...

1. A method of storing radioactive waste in a storage system comprising a container and a ventilated module, the method comprising:
a) positioning the container loaded with radioactive waste in the ventilated module, the ventilated module configured so that
heat generated by the radioactive waste causes a natural convective flow of air through a ventilation passageway of the storage
system;

b) measuring a variable associated with the heat generated by the radioactive waste loaded in the container and calculating
a corresponding heat generation rate;

c) determining a temperature of air ambient to the module; and
d) throttling the natural convective flow of the air through the ventilation passageway to maintain a portion of the storage
system at a temperature within a predetermined range over a period of time based on the heat generation rate and temperature
of air ambient to the module;

wherein the flow of air in step d) is throttled by partially obstructing the ventilation passageway.

US Pat. No. 9,104,216

MIXED MODE COMPENSATION CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR A POWER CONVERTER

RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORPOR...

1. A mixed mode compensation circuit for a power converter, comprising:
a digital signal generator generating a digital signal according to a reference value and a feedback signal which is related
to an output voltage of the power converter;

a digital-to-analog converter connected to the digital signal generator, converting the digital signal into a first analog
signal;

an offset injector connected to the digital-to-analog converter, providing a variable offset value determined by a difference
between the feedback signal and the reference value to offset the first analog signal to generate a second analog signal;
and

a low-pass filter connected to the offset injector, configured to filter out high-frequency components of the second analog
signal to generate a third analog signal for the power converter to stabilize the output voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,106,295

REUSE OF A MATRIX EQUALIZER FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRANSMIT BEAMFORMING IN A WIRELESS MIMO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving channel state information (CSI);
selecting for an input of a matrix equalizer computational device of a matrix equalizer either i) a signal to be equalized
or ii) the CSI, including selecting the CSI at a time when matrix computation circuitry of the matrix equalizer computational
device is not needed for matrix equalization;

when the signal is selected for the input of the matrix equalizer computational device,
providing the signal to the input of the matrix equalizer computational device, and
applying an equalizer to the signal, wherein the signal is i) to be transmitted via at least one multiple input, multiple
output (MIMO) channel or ii) received via the at least one MIMO channel, and wherein the equalizer is generated using the
matrix computation circuitry of the matrix equalizer computational device; and

when the CSI is selected for the input of the matrix equalizer computational device,
providing the CSI to the input of the matrix equalizer computational device,
performing a beamsteering calculation by reusing the matrix computation circuitry of the matrix equalizer computational device,
wherein the beamsteering calculation is based on the CSI, and

selecting one or more transmit beamsteering codewords from a transmit beamsteering codebook based on an output of the beamsteering
calculation performed by the matrix equalizer computational device in response to the CSI provided to the matrix equalizer
computational device.

US Pat. No. 9,106,006

CONNECTOR HAVING AN ANISOTROPIC CONDUCTIVE FILM

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. A connector, the connector comprising:
a tabulate main body; and
a plurality of tabulate conductors provided on the main body, nested with a pairing connector, each conductor including a
tabulate terminal located in the main body and engaged with a pairing terminal of the pairing connector, and a rear end outwardly
extended to the main body and connected to a terminal connecting part provided on the surface of a mounting part, the tabulate
terminal being a tabulate part located in a terminal accommodating opening and including a pair of contacting arm parts, the
pairing terminal being a protruded terminal;

wherein:
a face of the rear end on the side of the mounting part is more distant to the surface of the mounting part than a face of
the main body on the side of the mounting part, the rear end being connected to the terminal connecting part through an anisotropic
conductive film provided between its face on the side of the mounting part and the terminal connecting part; and

when the protruded terminal moves within the terminal accommodating opening, the pair of contacting arm parts elastically
deforms to clamp the protruded terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,105,978

METAMATERIAL SURFACES

The Invention Science Fun...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a stack of one or more layers of transmissive materials; and
a controller coupled to the stack,
wherein the one or more layers have controllable metamaterial elements therein providing controllable indices of refraction,
and

wherein the controller is configured to dynamically adjust the controllable indices of refraction of the one or more layers
to at least partially transmit an incident free space electromagnetic wave having a frequency f, and to introduce a time-varying
path delay d (t) in a transmitted free space electromagnetic wave relative to the incident free space electromagnetic wave;

wherein the time-varying path delay d (t) is a substantially linear function of time (?(t) ??t) so that the transmitted free
space electromagnetic wave has its frequency f? shifted relative to a frequency f of the incident electromagnetic wave by
an amount ?f(=?/2?).

US Pat. No. 9,105,730

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

17. A display device, comprising:
an array substrate, comprising:
a substrate; and
a thin film transistor disposed on the substrate, the thin film transistor comprising:
a gate disposed on a substrate;
a gate insulating layer disposed on the gate and the substrate;
a metal oxide semiconductor layer disposed on the gate insulating layer;
an insulating layer disposed on the metal oxide semiconductor layer;
a source and a drain respectively disposed on the two sides of the metal oxide semiconductor layer and connecting to the metal
oxide semiconductor layer;

a metal pattering layer disposed on the insulating layer; and
two openings respectively located between the metal pattering layer and the source as well as the metal pattering layer and
the drain to expose portions of the metal oxide semiconductor layer;

an opposite substrate disposed opposite to the array substrate; and
a display layer disposed between the array substrate and the opposite substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,102,845

FUNCTIONALIZED ISOBUTYLENE-ISOPRENE COPOLYMER COMPOSITION

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A composition comprising a copolymer of the formula:

wherein
a is at least 20, and at least one of b and c are at least one;
X is oxygen or nitrogen;
R1 is a covalent bond or a divalent (hetero)hydrocarbyl group;

Sil is a polydialkylsiloxane, and
x is 1 or 2.

US Pat. No. 9,101,703

MEDICAL APPLIANCE

FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DE...

1. A medical appliance comprising:
a housing,
a door poivotably connected to the housing,
a handle mechanism arranged at the door, the handle mechanism having a handle for gripping the handle mechanism, and a part
that protrudes, in the closed state of the door, into the housing,

a locking mechanism via which the door can be locked with the housing, the locking mechanism including a first part arranged
at the housing and a second part arranged at the part of the handle mechanism that protrudes, in the closed state of the door,
into the housing,

the first part of the locking mechanism being interlockingly engageable with the second part of the locking mechanism in the
closed state of the door, such that the handle mechanism can be interlocked with the housing,

the handle mechanism allowing a user, by gripping the handle, to open and close the door in case the door is unlocked, and
to move the medical appliance in case that the door is locked, and

a form fit unit that includes a form-fit element arranged at one of the handle mechanism and the housing, and a form-fit element
counterpart arranged at the other of the handle mechanism and the housing, such that upon at least one of closing and locking
the door, the form-fit element at least partly engages in the form-fit element counterpart,

with at least one of the form-fit element and the forms-fit element counterpart being a separate element that is mounted so
as to be elastically positionable.

US Pat. No. 9,105,998

CONNECTOR

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A connector to be connected to a mating connector by being mounted into a case of a device including a base member and
the case fixed to the base member, comprising:
a first terminal;
a first housing fixed in position with respect to the base member and configured to hold the first terminal;
a second terminal connected to the first terminal via a flexible conductive member; and
a second housing configured to hold the second terminal and engageable with the first housing with a predetermined clearance
defined therebetween, wherein the predetermined clearance is formed by engagement of an engaging recess provided on one of
the first and second housings and an engaging protrusion provided on the other of the first and second housings.

US Pat. No. 9,106,029

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION DEVICE

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. An electrical connection device used to be provided in an electronic device casing, the electrical connection device comprising:
a first circuit board having a first side edge;
a second circuit board substantially coplanar with the first circuit board and having a second side edge opposite to the first
side edge;

a receptacle connector provided to the first circuit board and closely adjacent to the first side edge, comprising
an housing having a first mounting surface abutting against a board surface of the first circuit board, a first mating surface,
and a pair of sliding contact grooves respectively adjacent to both sides of the first mating surface, and the first mating
surface and the sliding contact grooves being substantially perpendicular to a plane where the first mounting surface is present;
and

a plurality of first terminals each having a first fixed portion fixedly provided to the housing, a first contact portion
exposed from the first mating surface, and a first tail portion exposed from the first mounting surface and electrically connected
to the first circuit board; and

a plug connector provided to the second circuit board and partially protruding from the second side edge, comprising
an body, having a second mounting surface abutting against a board surface of the second circuit board, a second mating surface
substantially perpendicular to a plane where the second mounting surface is present and corresponding to the first mating
surface, and a pair of side flanges respectively adjacent to both sides of the second mating surface and respectively engaged
with and received in the sliding contact grooves; and

a plurality of second terminals each having a second fixed portion fixedly provided to the body, a second contact portion
exposed from the second mating surface, and a second tail portion exposed from the second mounting surface and electrically
connected to the second circuit board, the second contact portions of the second terminals respectively contacting the first
contact portions of the first terminals so as to form an electrical connection.

US Pat. No. 9,104,934

DOCUMENT DECODING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED DECODING PERFORMANCE OF INDICIA READING TERMINAL

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. A system for use in decoding a decodable indicia on a document, said system comprising:
an indicia reading terminal comprising a two dimensional image sensor array comprising a plurality of pixels extending along
an image plane, an optical assembly for use in focusing imaging light rays onto the plurality of pixels of said two dimensional
image sensor array, and a housing encapsulating the two dimensional image sensor array and the optical assembly; and

a memory in communication with the indicia reading terminal, the memory having a zone for storing a data table comprising
at least one record;

wherein the system is operative in a mode in which the system, in response to an operator initiated command, captures a frame
of image data and processes the frame of image data for attempting to decode the decodable indicia,

wherein the system in the mode is operative to populate the records in the data table with information respecting one or more
characteristics of the document,

wherein the characteristics of the document comprise positional location data of the decodable indicia relative to a document
field within a frame of image data,

wherein the system in the mode is operatively responsive to the records to reduce a decode time that defines the difference
in a first decode time for a first document and a second decode time for a second document, and

wherein the first document and the second document have the same document characteristic.

US Pat. No. 9,107,077

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TIME SYNCHRONIZATION OF WIMAX AND LTE-TDD NETWORKS

Broadcom Corporation, Ir...

1. A method for supporting co-existence of first and second cellular networks in adjacent channels, the first cellular network
communicating a first frame of data and the second cellular network communicating a second frame of data, the method comprising:
shifting communication of an uplink portion of the first frame relative to communication of the second frame by a first time
to mitigate transmission of the uplink portion of the first frame during transmission of a downlink portion of the second
frame;

shifting communication of a downlink portion of the first frame relative to communication of the second frame by a second
time to mitigate transmission of the downlink portion of the first frame during transmission of an uplink portion of the second
frame; and

preventing transmission of uplink sounding reference signals and random access during a special subframe in the first frame
based on the special subframe overlapping in time with the downlink portion of the second frame.

US Pat. No. 9,105,528

DISPLAY PANEL STRUCTURE OF ELECTROPHORETIC DISPLAY DEVICE WITH FLAT PROTECTION LAYER OVER ACTIVE REGION AND PROTECTION CIRCUIT REGION

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

1. A display device structure, comprising:
a substrate comprising an active region and an electrostatic protection circuit region adjacent to the active region;
a first metal layer disposed in the active region and the electrostatic protection circuit region;
a first insulation layer disposed on the first metal layer in the active region and the electrostatic protection circuit region,
wherein the first insulation layer has a first opening positioned in the electrostatic protection circuit region and passing
through the first insulation layer to expose a portion of the first metal layer in the electrostatic protection circuit region;

an amorphous silicon layer disposed on the first insulation layer of the active region and the electrostatic protection circuit
region;

a second metal layer disposed on the first insulation layer and the amorphous silicon layer in the active region and the electrostatic
protection circuit region, wherein the second metal layer fills the first opening and in contact with the exposed portion
of the first metal layer in the electrostatic protection circuit region;

a second insulation layer disposed on the second metal layer, wherein the second insulation layer covers the entire first
metal layer in the electrostatic protection circuit region and the entire second metal layer in the electrostatic protection
circuit region;

a flat layer disposed on the second insulation layer, wherein the flat layer covers the entire first metal layer in the electrostatic
protection circuit region and the entire second metal layer in the electrostatic protection circuit region.

US Pat. No. 9,105,710

WAFER DICING METHOD FOR IMPROVING DIE PACKAGING QUALITY

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A method of dicing a semiconductor wafer comprising a plurality of integrated circuits (ICs), the method comprising:
forming a mask over the semiconductor wafer covering the plurality of ICs, the plurality of ICs including metal bumps or pads
with an oxidation layer;

patterning the mask with a laser scribing process to provide a patterned mask with gaps, removing non-silicon materials and
exposing a silicon substrate of the semiconductor wafer between the ICs; and

plasma etching the semiconductor wafer through the gaps in the patterned mask to singulate the plurality of ICs and remove
the oxidation layer from the metal bumps or pads.

US Pat. No. 9,105,302

READING NARROW DATA TRACKS WITH MULTIPLE WIDE READERS

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A system for reading a data track on magnetic recording media, the system comprising:
a read/write head comprising a plurality of reader elements configured to read a magnetic signal from the magnetic recording
media, at least one of the plurality of reader elements being wider than a width of the data track on the recording media;

a multi-level detector coupled to each of the plurality of reader elements and configured to detect multiple levels in the
magnetic signal from the corresponding reader element and generate an associated multi-level value; and

a mapper coupled to the multi-level detectors and configured to map the multi-level values from the multi-level detectors
to bit data stored on the data track.

US Pat. No. 9,102,131

TEXTURED FILM AND PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURE THEREOF

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A method of texturing a film, comprising:
providing a multilayer film comprising a polymer film and a polymer layer disposed on a first major surface of the polymer
film;

disposing a fracturable layer on the polymer layer, opposite the polymer film; and
stretching the multilayer film to fracture the fracturable layer into a plurality of separated regions, each of the separated
regions adhered to the polymer layer,

wherein a portion of a first thickness of the polymer layer adhered to each of the separated regions is greater than a second
thickness of the polymer layer between at least one adjacent separated region.

US Pat. No. 9,102,114

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ALUMINUM-TITANATE-BASED CERAMIC HONEYCOMB STRUCTURE

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

1. A method for manufacturing a ceramic body having a honeycomb structure, comprising:
bringing titania particles, alumina particles and a sintering additive into contact with each other such that the sintering
additive, the titania particles and the alumina particles are adhered to each other and form a precursor comprising particles
comprising the sintering additive, the titania particles and the alumina particles;

combining the precursor with a binder material such that a raw material paste comprising the precursor and the binder material
is prepared;

forming a body comprising the raw material paste and having a honeycomb structure; and
sintering the body having the honeycomb structure such that a ceramic body having the honeycomb structure is formed,
wherein the sintering additive is mullite particles, the precursor has an amount-of-substance ratio of titania to alumina
such that the ceramic body comprises titania in an amount of 22 wt. % to 40 wt. % and alumina in an amount of 59.3 wt. % to
65 wt. % with respect to an entire weight of the ceramic body, and the amount-of-substance ratio of titania to alumina in
the precursor is derived based on a sum of alumina derived from the alumina particles and alumina derived from the mullite
particles.

US Pat. No. 9,101,956

MASK PROCESSING USING FILMS WITH SPATIALLY SELECTIVE BIREFRINGENCE REDUCTION

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. A method of making a patterned film, comprising:
providing a first film having a first reflective characteristic, the first film also having a first absorption characteristic
suitable to, upon exposure to a first radiant beam, absorptively heat a portion of the first film by an amount sufficient
to change the first reflective characteristic to a second reflective characteristic by a change in birefringence, and the
first film comprising a first group of layers arranged to selectively reflect light by constructive or destructive interference
to provide the first reflective characteristic;

providing a second film having a first detectable characteristic that changes to a different second detectable characteristic
upon exposure to a second radiant beam, and the second film comprising a second group of layers;

directing the first radiant beam preferentially at a second zone rather than a first zone of the first film to change the
first reflective characteristic to the second reflective characteristic in the second zone by a change in birefringence so
as to convert the first film to a patterned mask; and

placing the first film in proximity to the second film, using the patterned mask to pattern the second radiant beam, and directing
the patterned second radiant beam at the second film to change the first detectable characteristic to the second detectable
characteristic at selected portions of the second film, wherein the change from the first reflective characteristic to the
second reflective characteristic is substantially attributable to a change in birefringence of at least some of the first
group of layers of the first film.

US Pat. No. 9,104,664

ACCESS TO SEARCH RESULTS

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A computer implemented method for improving access to search results, the method comprising:
prerendering, using a processor, a search engine page in a hidden browser instance, such that at least some portion of content
of the search engine page other than search results responsive to a search query is rendered;

receiving the search query via a text entry field;
passing the search query to the search engine page to perform a search using the search query; and
merging the prerendered content of the search engine page with display content loaded in an active browser instance to facilitate
display of one or more search results responsive to the search query as the one or more search results are received via the
search engine.

US Pat. No. 9,104,379

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:
a first wall;
a second wall facing the first wall;
a moving portion between the first wall and the second wall, configured to move along the first wall and the second wall;
a flexible cable comprising an arcuate curving portion between the first wall and the second wall, a first portion which is
continuous from one of end portions of the arcuate curving portion, fixed on the moving portion, and brought into contact
with the first wall, and a second portion which is continuous from the other end portion of the arcuate curving portion, fixed
on the second wall, and brought into contact with the second wall, the flexible cable being moved such that the first portion
becomes longer and the second portion becomes shorter, or such that the first portion becomes shorter and the second portion
becomes longer, due to the movement of the moving portion; and

a first contact portion on the first wall and in contact with the first portion of the flexible cable, on which the flexible
cable slides more smoothly than on the second wall.

US Pat. No. 9,105,831

NONVOLATILE MAGNETIC ELEMENT AND NONVOLATILE MAGNETIC DEVICE

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A nonvolatile magnetic element, comprising:
a first insulating layer comprising an insulator;
a first free layer comprising a ferromagnetic substance, the first free layer being formed on one side of the first insulating
layer;

a charged layer for accumulating an electric charge, the charged layer being formed on another side of the first insulating
layer and opposed to the first free layer;

a second insulating layer comprising an insulator, the second insulating layer being formed on one side of the charged layer
and opposed to the first insulating layer; and

an injection layer formed on one side of the second insulating layer and opposed to the charged layer,
wherein the charged layer is smaller in electric resistivity than both of the first insulating layer and the second insulating
layer, and

wherein the injection layer is smaller in electric resistivity than the second insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 9,104,767

IDENTIFYING WEB PAGES THAT ARE LIKELY TO GUIDE BROWSING VIEWERS TO IMPROVE CONVERSION RATE

ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATE...

1. A method comprising:
using at least one computer processor, extracting from a web log information comprising web-page events;
identifying from the web-page events a web page that is included in a trail of web pages, which guide browsing sessions to
conversions on a plurality of browsed-to web pages that are browsed to after the web page;

calculating a first entropy that quantifies an amount of conversion uncertainty in the trail of web pages before the one or
more browsing sessions navigate to the web page;

calculating a second entropy that quantifies an amount of conversion uncertainty in the trail of web pages after the one or
more browsing sessions navigate to the web page; and

computing an information gain from the first entropy to the second entropy, wherein the information gain suggests whether
a significant conversion disparity exists among the plurality of browsed-to web pages.

US Pat. No. 9,104,869

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DEFEATING MALWARE WITH POLYMORPHIC SOFTWARE

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A system comprising:
at least one processor, and memory including instruction information that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause
the system to:

generate randomized relocatable image information, the generation of the randomized relocatable image information includes
a randomization of a plurality of function information that is included in relocatable image information to generate the randomized
relocatable image information, the plurality of function information includes a first function information, the first function
information includes a first location that is used to enter the first function information, the generation of the randomized
relocatable image information further includes an update of relative address information that is included in instruction information
that is included in the randomized relocatable image information, the relative address information is utilized to enter the
first function via the first location based on a new location of the first function in the randomized relocatable image information
and the generation of the randomized relocatable image information being based on directive information to disable the randomizing
of at least one part of the relocatable image information, the at least one part being identified by the directive information;

apply a base address to the randomized relocatable image information to generate randomized executable image information;
load the randomized executable image information into the memory; and
execute the randomized executable image information.

US Pat. No. 9,104,707

ITERATIVE GENERATION OF PARTIAL COLUMN SCHEMA

AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC....

1. A system comprising:
one or more storage devices comprising one or more database files configured to maintain a set of items comprising a key and
one or more values associated with the key; and

one or more memories having stored thereon computer-readable instructions that upon execution cause the system at least to:
extract a set of values from the set of items;
generate a set of column names from the set of values;
assign a plurality of values from the set of items to a plurality of column names in the set of column names;
recursively reassign a first value to other column names in the plurality of column names based at least in part on a semantic
fit quality and a utilization quality;

wherein the semantic fit quality is based at least in part on a solution constraint and semantic similarity of the first value
to a column name to which the first value is assigned and the other values in the plurality of values assigned to the column
name, the solution constraint based at least in part on the first value sharing a common key with a value from the set of
items; and

wherein the utilization quality is based at least in part on a number of values currently assigned to the column name to which
the first value is assigned and a comparison of the semantic fit quality to a prospective semantic fit quality.

US Pat. No. 9,107,215

SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING DATA CAPACITY IN A COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM BY MANAGING SHORT ADDRESSES

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A method for managing allocation of short addresses to improve data capacity in a communication system, the method comprising:
receiving, at a radio frequency (RF) site device, a plurality of reservation requests on a random access channel from a respective
plurality of subscriber units at a RF site wherein each reservation request includes a subscriber long address for identifying
the respective subscriber unit and a minimum number of requested time slots for data transmission between a respective subscriber
unit and the RF site, and for each of the received reservation requests:

selecting, by the RF site device, a subscriber short address for each respective subscriber unit from a set of unallocated
subscriber short addresses for identifying the respective subscriber unit; and

assigning, by the RF site device, each selected subscriber short address to the respective subscriber long address and transmitting
the selected subscriber short address to the respective subscriber unit on a radio frequency (RF) site channel in a random
access acknowledgement;

determining, by the RF site device, a short address transmission schedule for the one or more subscriber units, wherein the
short address transmission schedule provides a plurality of slot assignments for data transmissions by the one or more subscriber
units according to their respective assigned short addresses;

transmitting, by the RF site device, a short address transmission schedule message including the short address transmission
schedule to the one or more subscriber units on a schedule channel;

determining, by the RF site device, a maximum limit of reserved slot attempts based on the minimum number of requested slots;
determining, by the RF site device, that a current number of slots and/or a number of attempts to transmit in assigned slots
by a particular subscriber unit out of the plurality of subscriber units have exceeded the maximum limit of reserved slot
attempts; and

reassigning, by the RF site device, the corresponding subscriber short address from the particular subscriber unit to the
set of unallocated subscriber short addresses.

US Pat. No. 9,107,290

PACKAGE STRUCTURE AND STACKED PACKAGE MODULE WITH THE SAME

1. A package structure, comprising:
a first insulation layer, wherein at least one first conductive via and at least one second conductive via are formed in the
first insulation layer;

a first conductive layer disposed on a top surface of the first insulation layer and contacted with said at least one first
conductive via;

a second conductive layer disposed on a bottom surface of the first insulation layer and contacted with said at least one
second conductive via;

at least one first electronic component embedded within the first insulation layer, and comprising plural first conducting
terminals, wherein the plural first conducting terminals are electrically connected with the first conductive layer and the
second conductive layer through said at least one first conductive via and said at least one second conductive via;

a second insulation layer disposed over the first conductive layer and covering the first conductive layer, wherein at least
one third conductive via is formed in the second insulation layer;

a third conductive layer disposed on a top surface of the second insulation layer and contacted with said at least one third
conductive via; and

at least one second electronic component embedded within the second insulation layer and connected to the first conductive
layer via an adhesive material, and comprising plural second conducting terminals, wherein the plural second conducting terminals
are electrically connected with the first conductive layer and/or electrically connected with the third conductive layer through
said at least one third conductive via.

US Pat. No. 9,104,248

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOL...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a portable computing device including a control center and a first sensor; and
a peripheral device including:
a base where an input module is located;
a frame body pivotally connected to the base, having a closed position and a uncovered position with respect to the base,
and the portable computing device detachably assembled in the frame body; and

a lock set, located in the frame body, having a released position and a locked position with respect to the frame body, and
including a second sensor,

when the lock set is in the released position, the portable computing device being capable of being detached from the frame
body, and when lock set is in the locked position, the portable computing device being capable of being secured to the frame
body;

wherein the control center detects the relative location between the first sensor and the second sensor and uses the relative
location between the first sensor and the second sensor for controlling statuses of the input module and the portable computing
device.

US Pat. No. 9,106,209

GATE DRIVING UNIT HAVING GATE SIGNAL OF REDUCED OFF-TIME AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

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

1. A gate driving unit, comprising:
N stage circuit units driven by receiving a start signal and first to fourth clock signals,
wherein each stage circuit unit is configured to output gate signals by at least one of the first to fourth clock signals,
and to receive gate signals output from an (N+3)th stage circuit unit to thus use as reset signals, each stage circuit unit
including a first stage circuit sub-unit and a second stage circuit sub-unit,

wherein the first stage circuit sub-unit includes a first pull-up transistor having a source connected to a first clock signal,
a drain connected to a first output terminal, and a pull-down transistor having a drain connected to the first output terminal,
and a source connected to a second voltage,

wherein the second stage circuit sub-unit includes a second pull-up transistor having a source connected to a second clock
signal, and a drain connected to a second output terminal, and a pull-down transistor having a drain connected to the second
output terminal, and a source connected to the second voltage, and

wherein a gate of the pull-down transistor of the first stage circuit sub-unit is directly connected to a gate of the pull-down
transistor of the second stage circuit sub-unit.

US Pat. No. 9,101,537

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES

REVEN PHARMACEUTICALS, IN...


US Pat. No. 9,107,032

METHOD OF COLLECTING PER-USER PERFORMANCE DATA

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for implementation in a wireless communication system comprising a plurality of base stations and a plurality
of mobility management entities, comprising:
receiving, at a first mobility management entity and from a first base station, measurement data generated by the first base
station for a first mobile unit having a connection to the wireless communication system via the first base station, the measurement
data comprising a temporary identifier associated with the first mobile unit for the duration of the connection;

determining, at the first mobility management entity, a permanent identifier of the first mobile unit using the temporary
identifier in the measurement data generated by the first base station; and

combining, at the first mobility management entity, the measurement data generated by the first base station for the first
mobile unit with measurement data generated by the first mobility management entity for the first mobile unit and previously
collected measurement data for the first mobile unit to form a first record that is uniquely associated with the first mobile
unit, and wherein the first record is indexed by the permanent identifier.

US Pat. No. 9,103,205

METHOD OF RECOVERING HYDROCARBON RESOURCES WHILE INJECTING A SOLVENT AND SUPPLYING RADIO FREQUENCY POWER AND RELATED APPARATUS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A method of recovering hydrocarbon resources in a subterranean formation comprising:
injecting a solvent for hydrocarbons via a wellbore into the subterranean formation while supplying radio frequency (RF) power
from the wellbore and into the subterranean formation; and

recovering hydrocarbon resources via the wellbore and from the subterranean formation while supplying RF power from the wellbore
and into the subterranean formation;

the injecting and the recovering being performed alternatingly while supplying RF power from the wellbore and into the subterranean
formation.

US Pat. No. 9,105,216

COLOR SIGNAL GENERATING DEVICE

JAPAN DISPLAY INC., Toky...

1. A color signal generating device for converting signals from a first color signal for forming a number of input pixels
representing a combination of colors to be displayed on a position of each pixel of a display device to a second color signal
for forming a number of output pixels driving the display device, comprising:
storage for storing information of a combination of colors of sub-pixels included in said each pixel of the display device,
a detector circuit for detecting a difference of signal values of colors of the first color signal, displayed on two adjacent
pixels which are adjacent across a reference pixel,

wherein a first one of the adjacent pixel has a higher signal value and a second one of the adjacent pixel has a lower signal
value, and

a distributor circuit for distributing a signal value of a color for the reference pixel,
wherein the combination of the colors of the sub-pixels of the reference pixel does not have a first color of the first color
signal,

wherein said first color is in the combination of the colors of the sub-pixels of each of the two adjacent pixels and is displayed
on the two adjacent pixels using the second color signal,

wherein a value added to said higher signal value of the first one of the adjacent pixels is more than a value added to said
lower signal value of the second one of the adjacent pixels; and

wherein the value added to the higher signal value of the first one of the adjacent pixels and the value added to said lower
signal value of the second one of the adjacent pixels add up to total a signal value of the reference pixel.

US Pat. No. 9,105,047

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR PROVIDING CONTENT TO A USER UTILIZING A MOOD OF THE USER

Amdocs Software Systems L...

1. A computer program embodied on a non-transitory computer readable medium, comprising computer code for:
identifying by a system data associated with a mood of a user including a present emotional state of the user, where the data
includes:

data contributed to a social network by another user that shares one or more characteristics with the user, and
one or more historical profiles associated with the user;
identifying by the system data associated with a mood of a group of users including the user, where the group shares one or
more characteristics;

determining by the system the mood of the user, based on the data, including:
determining a community score based on the data associated with the mood of the group of users,
determining an individual score based on the data associated with the mood of the user, and
aggregating the community score and the individual score to create a score associated with the mood of the user;
storing by the system in a database a plurality of scores associated with a plurality of elements of an advertisement;
selecting by the system a subset of the plurality of elements of the advertisement stored in the database by matching the
score associated with the mood of the user to the plurality of scores associated with the plurality of elements of the advertisement;
and

providing the plurality of elements of the advertisement from the system to a device of the user.

US Pat. No. 9,106,007

ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOX

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. An electrical junction box comprising:
a case main body to which a bolt is attached;
a terminal of which one end is provided with a bolt insertion portion, and the other end is provided with a wire connection
portion;

an electric wire connected to the wire connection portion; and
a side cover to which the terminal is attached,
wherein the bolt is inserted into the bolt insertion portion by mounting the side cover on a side surface of the case main
body,

wherein the side cover is provided with a wire fixing piece extended along the electric wire,
wherein a sectional shape of the wire fixing piece is a shape having a space for receiving the electric wire at an opposite
side to the bolt insertion portion with respect to a straight line connecting both ends of the wire fixing piece,

wherein when two of first electric wires are used, the wire fixing piece abuts on an outer periphery of one of the first electric
wires,

wherein when one of second electric wire of which diameter is larger than the first electric wire is used, only both ends
of the wire fixing piece abut on an outer periphery of the second electric wire, and

wherein when either of the first and second electric wires is used, a distance from the wire fixing piece to the bolt insertion
portion is kept in a position where the bolt is inserted into the bolt insertion portion.

US Pat. No. 9,104,904

DISPARITY ESTIMATION METHOD OF STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A disparity estimation method of stereoscopic images for an electronic apparatus, comprising:
obtaining a plurality of cost values of each of a plurality of pixels of a first image corresponding to a second image within
a disparity search range, wherein a size of the first image is identical to that of the second image;

selecting an extreme value from the cost values corresponding to each of the pixels and using the extreme value as a matching
cost value to obtain a matching point corresponding to each of the pixels, wherein each of the matching points has a corresponding
matching disparity; and

adjusting the matching disparity corresponding to each of the matching points according to a scan order, and the step comprising:
reading disparity data of the matching point corresponding to each of the pixels individually according to the scan order
and executing a first computation through a first energy function based on edge detection according to the read disparity
data of a current pixel and the read disparity data of pixels adjacent to the current pixel; and

executing a second computation through a second energy function based on the edge detection according to the disparity data
of a currently processed pixel and the disparity data of the pixels adjacent to the currently processed pixel.

US Pat. No. 9,103,988

LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. A liquid-crystal display device comprising:
a front-side polarizing element,
a rear-side polarizing element,
a liquid-crystal cell disposed between the front-side polarizing element and the rear-side polarizing element,
a front-side retardation region composed of one or more retardation layers disposed between the liquid-crystal cell and the
front-side polarizing element, and

a rear-side retardation region composed of one or more retardation layers disposed between the liquid-crystal cell and the
rear-side polarizing element,

wherein:
the liquid-crystal cell comprises a liquid-crystal layer, and a pair of a front-side substrate and a rear-side substrate sandwiching
the liquid-crystal layer therebetween;

the total of retardation along the thickness-direction of the rear-side retardation region at a wavelength ? nm in a visible
light region, Rthrear(?), and retardation along the thickness-direction of the front-side retardation region at the wavelength ?, Rthfront(?) is within a range capable of compensating ?nd(?) in a black state of the liquid-crystal layer (wherein d means the thickness
(nm) of the liquid-crystal layer, ?n(?) means the refractivity anisotropy at a wavelength ? nm of the liquid-crystal layer,
and ?nd(?) means the product of ?n(?) and d);

the total scattering intensity of the front-side substrate and all the members formed on the front-side substrate (hereinafter
this is referred to as “the front-member scattering intensity”) satisfies the following formula (0); and

the front-member scattering intensity, and the total scattering intensity of the rear-side substrate and all the members formed
on the rear-side substrate (hereinafter this is referred to as “the rear-member scattering intensity”), and Rthfront(?) and Rthrear(?) satisfy following relationship (1) or (2):

The front-member scattering intensity?1/38000,  (0)
The rear-member scattering intensity>The front-member scattering intensity, and Rthfront(?)>Rthrear(?),  (1)

The rear-member scattering intensity
in the formulae (0) to (2), the front-member scattering intensity and the rear-member scattering intensity are defined as
follows, respectively:

The front-member scattering intensity={1/the member CR(front 2)}?{1/the member CR(front 1)},
The rear-member scattering intensity={1/the member CR(rear 2)}?{1/the member CR(rear 1)},
wherein “the member CR(front 2)” is the value to express the contrast property of the front substrate with all components
formed thereon, which is measured with the use of the structure that the front substrate is sandwiched by two polarizing plates
called polarizing plate 2, and “the member CR(front 1)” is the value to express the contrast property of the front substrate
with all components formed thereon, which is measured with the use of the structure that the front substrate is sandwiched
by two polarizing plates called polarizing plate 1, and “the member CR(rear 2)” is the value to express the contrast property
of the rear substrate with all components formed thereon, which is measured with the use of the structure that the rear substrate
is sandwiched by two polarizing plates called polarizing plate 2, and “the member CR(rear 1)” is the value to express the
contrast property of the rear substrate with all components formed thereon, which is measured with the use of the structure
that the rear substrate is sandwiched by two polarizing plates called polarizing plate 1, and

wherein the polarizing plate 2 is comprised of a polarizing element and a high-retardation film having Rth(550) of 210 nm
and Re(550) of 60 nm whose in-plane slow axis is in parallel to the transmission axis of the polarizing element, and the polarizing
plate 1 is comprised of a polarizing element and a low-retardation film having Rth(550) of 0 nm and Re(550) of 0 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,103,278

STRADDLE-TYPE VEHICLE

Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushik...

1. A straddle-type vehicle comprising:
a head pipe;
a body frame including a main frame extending obliquely downward and rearward from the head pipe and a seat frame extending
obliquely upward and rearward from the main frame; and

a three cylinder internal combustion engine supported by the body frame, the three cylinder internal combustion engine including:
a first cylinder;
a second cylinder disposed leftward of the first cylinder in a front view of the vehicle;
a third cylinder disposed leftward of the second cylinder in the front view of the vehicle;
a first intake pipe in communication with the first cylinder;
a second intake pipe in communication with the second cylinder;
a third intake pipe in communication with the third cylinder;
a first exhaust pipe in communication with the first cylinder;
a second exhaust pipe in communication with the second cylinder; and
a third exhaust pipe in communication with the third cylinder; wherein
the first, second, and third exhaust pipes have different lengths; and
the first, second, and third intake pipes have different lengths.

US Pat. No. 9,105,450

PLASMA PROCESSING APPARATUS

TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, (JP) ...

1. A plasma processing apparatus for plasma-processing an object to be processed by exciting a gas by using electromagnetic
waves, the plasma processing apparatus comprising:
a processing container;
an electromagnetic wave source which outputs electromagnetic waves;
a transmission line through which the electromagnetic waves output from the electromagnetic wave source are transmitted;
a plurality of dielectric plates which are arranged on an inner surface of the processing container and through which the
electromagnetic waves are emitted into the processing container;

at least three first coaxial waveguides which are adjacent to the plurality of dielectric plates and through which the electromagnetic
waves are transmitted to the plurality of dielectric plates;

wherein a first dielectric member is buried in at least one of the at least three first coaxial waveguides, and
a coaxial waveguide distributor which distributes and transmits the electromagnetic waves transmitted through the transmission
line to the at least three first coaxial waveguides,

wherein the coaxial waveguide distributor comprises: a main coaxial waveguide, at least one third coaxial waveguides connected
to a first connection portion of the main coaxial waveguide, and at least one fourth coaxial waveguides connected to a second
connection portion of the main coaxial waveguide, and

the at least one fourth coaxial waveguides and at least two of the at least three first coaxial waveguides are connected to
each other by one-to-many correspondence via a fifth coaxial waveguide, and the at least one third coaxial waveguides and
remaining of the at least three first coaxial waveguides are connected to each other by one-to-one correspondence;

wherein the at least three first coaxial waveguides are connected at regular pitches respectively to the plurality of dielectric
plates, and

wherein the first, the third, the fourth and the fifth coaxial waveguides are connected to the electromagnetic wave source.

US Pat. No. 9,104,386

SERVER RACK SYSTEM AND SERVER

INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOL...

1. A server rack system, comprising:
a plurality of servers horizontally disposed in a rack;
a central power supply module configured for obtaining a power from the exterior power source and distributing the power to
the servers respectively; and

an integrated network controller module configured for communicating the network information of the servers respectively;
wherein each of the servers comprises:
a case having an accommodating space and a first lateral side;
a plurality of motherboard modules disposed in the accommodating space side by side, each of the motherboard modules having
a power port and a network port; and

a connector module having a power distribution circuit and a network distribution unit, wherein the connector module being
pluggably disposed on the first lateral side of the case, the power distribution circuit being electrically connected to the
power ports of the motherboard modules, the network distribution unit being connected to the network ports of the motherboard
modules;

wherein the central power supply module and the integrated network controller module are both disposed beside the first lateral
side of the case, when the server is assembled in the rack, the power distribution circuit is electrically connected to the
central power supply module for obtaining the power from the central power supply module and distributing the power to each
of the motherboard modules, the network distribution unit is connected to the integrated network controller module for managing
the network data of exchange information between the motherboard modules and the integrated network controller module.

US Pat. No. 9,104,194

PROCESSING INFORMATION ACQUISITION SYSTEM IN PROCESSING MACHINE SUPPLYING PROCESSING POINT WITH ENERGY OR MATERIAL

FANUC Corporation, Minam...

1. A processing information acquisition system in a processing machine which supplies a processing point with energy or material,
the processing information acquisition system comprising:
a processor;
a position information acquisition unit which acquires position information of a feed unit of energy or material,
a feed rate control unit which receives a feed condition command of energy or material, converts said feed condition command
to a control command which controls a feed of energy or material, and uses the converted control command to control a feed
rate of energy or material from said feed unit,

a feed rate estimation unit which acquires said control command from said feed rate control unit and calculates an estimated
feed rate of energy or material which is fed to a processing point based on said control command, and

an output unit which outputs said position information which said position information acquisition unit acquired and said
estimated feed rate which said feed rate estimation unit calculated when said feed unit is located at a position corresponding
to said position information,

where said feed rate estimation unit has related information, found in advance, between said control command and said estimated
feed rate of energy or material and calculates the estimated feed rate from said control command and said related information,
and

where said processing machine is a laser processing machine, said fed energy or material is a laser beam, said related information
is comprised of first related information prescribed in a peak output and a current command value and a second related information
prescribed by a peak output, a pulse frequency, and a duty ratio, and said feed rate estimation unit uses a current command
value and said first related information to estimate a peak output, uses pulse-on time and pulse-off time to estimate pulse
frequency and duty ratio, and uses an estimated peak output, estimated pulse frequency, estimated duty ratio, and said second
related information to estimate an average laser output.

US Pat. No. 9,106,904

DISPLAY PANEL, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC UNIT

JAPAN DISPLAY INC., Toky...

1. A display panel, comprising:
a panel section including a display region where a plurality of pixels are arranged, and a light-blocking section provided
in a gap between the pixels; and

a barrier section including a plurality of transmissive regions in a two-dimensional arrangement, and a light-blocking region
around each of the transmissive regions,

wherein,
the transmissive regions are each configured to make entirely visible any one of the pixels therethrough when a viewer views
the panel section not from a front but from a first or second direction via the barrier section,

each of the pixels comprises a plurality of sub-pixels of different types,
the sub-pixels in each of the pixels are arranged other than in stripes,
the pixels include a plurality of first pixels and a plurality of second pixels, the first pixels being visible through the
transmissive regions when viewed from the first direction and the second pixels being visible through the transmissive regions
when viewed from the second direction,

in two of the first pixels adjacent to each other in a vertical or diagonal direction, the sub-pixels are laid out differently,
in two of the second pixels adjacent to each other in the vertical or diagonal direction, the sub-pixels are laid out differently,
and

the light-blocking section includes a first light-blocking section whose area is substantially equal to an area of one of
the pixels, and a second light-blocking section whose area is smaller than an area of the first light-blocking section.

US Pat. No. 9,106,572

IMMOBILIZATION MODULE FOR SECURITY ON A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of controlling a self-sufficient network system to prevent unauthorized use of the self-sufficient network, the
method comprising:
receiving an activation request from the self-sufficient network system;
authenticating the self-sufficient network system, the self-sufficient network system being functional if the activation request
is valid and the self-sufficient network system having reduced functionality if the activation request is not valid, the self-sufficient
network system being a deployable network system operating without relying on an established network infrastructure and enabling
an exchange of multimedia information among components of the self-sufficient network;

receiving an indication from the self-sufficient network system that the self-sufficient network system has been tampered
with; and

transmitting a deactivation signal to deactivate the self-sufficient network system in response to the received indication
that the self-sufficient network system has been tampered with.

US Pat. No. 9,106,512

TECHNIQUES FOR EFFICIENTLY UPDATING ROUTING INFORMATION UPON SHORTEST PATH TREE COMPUTATION

Brocade Communications Sy...

1. A system comprising:
a set of one or more ports for forwarding data packets;
a memory configured to store routing information used by the system for forwarding data packets from the system, the routing
information comprising information for a network environment, the network environment comprising a plurality of nodes and
a plurality of networks;

a processor configured to:
receive information indicative of a change in the network environment;
determine, from the plurality of nodes, a first node affected by the change in the network environment;
determine a set of networks to which the first node provides connectivity, the set of networks comprising at least one network
indicated as active and at least one network not indicated as active, wherein a network is indicated as active when there
is no other node in the plurality of nodes other than the first node for which a cost associated with reaching the network
from the system via the other node is lower than a cost associated with reaching the network from the system via the first
node;

for each network in the set of networks:
determine whether the network is indicated as active; and
update the routing information for the network only if the network is indicated as active.

US Pat. No. 9,106,127

CHARGE PUMP APPARATUS AND CHARGE PUMPING METHOD

MagnaChip Semiconductor, ...

1. A charge pump circuit, comprising:
a plurality of capacitors configured to perform a charge pumping operation to generate a boosted voltage by boosting an input
voltage in accordance with a boosting mode;

a switch controller configured to generate one or more switch control signals according to boosting mode information, the
generated switch control signals being configured according to the boosting mode information to provide an initialization
period during which a voltage level charged in one or more of the plurality of capacitors is changed according to a new boosting
mode, the initialization period being provided prior to generation of a new boosted voltage by boosting the input voltage
in accordance with the new boosting mode, the new boosting mode corresponding to a change in the boosting mode information
occurring during the charge pumping operation; and

a plurality of switches configured to control the plurality of capacitors according to the generated switch control signals.

US Pat. No. 9,105,699

METHOD OF FORMING INTERCONNECTION LINES

STMICROELECTRONICS (CROLL...

1. A method comprising:
forming a plurality of parallel lines in an upper mask layer, the upper mask layer being over and in contact with a lower
mask layer, and the lower mask layer being over a layer of conductive material of an integrated circuit, said plurality of
parallel lines being separated by trenches,

forming an opening dividing at least one of the plurality of parallel lines into first and second line portions separated
by a space;

forming spacers in said trenches on lateral sides of said first and second line portions and substantially filling at least
a bottom part of said opening between the first and second line portions;

removing the plurality of parallel lines along with corresponding portions of the lower mask layer below the plurality of
parallel lines;

removing the spacers to define a corresponding pattern in the lower mask layer, wherein the corresponding pattern in the lower
mask includes a connection corresponding to the opening dividing the at least one of the plurality of parallel lines, and
the connection extending perpendicularly between two adjacent lines of the corresponding pattern in the lower mask; and

forming interconnection lines of said conductive material based on the pattern defined in the lower mask layer.

US Pat. No. 9,105,672

HEAT TREATMENT APPARATUS

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. A heat treatment apparatus, installed in a clean room having a floor, comprising:
a heat treatment furnace including a vertical processing chamber having a furnace opening at the top and adapted to house
and heat-treat a plurality of processing objects, a heat insulator that surrounds the circumference of the processing chamber,
and a heater provided on the inner peripheral surface of the heat insulator;

a lid for closing the furnace opening of the processing chamber;
a holding tool, hung from the lid, for holding the plurality of processing objects in multiple stages; and
a lifting mechanism for raising and lowering the lid to open and close the furnace opening by the lid and to carry the holding
tool out of and into the processing chamber, wherein the heat treatment furnace is installed beneath the floor of the clean
room, and the lifting mechanism is installed above the floor of the clean room,

wherein the outer circumference of the heat treatment furnace is covered with a heater cover, and
a second exhaust line is connected to the heater cover.

US Pat. No. 9,105,656

HIGH VOLTAGE DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORPOR...

1. A manufacturing method of a high voltage device, comprising:
forming isolation regions for defining a device region in a first conductive type substrate;
forming a gate on the first conductive type substrate;
forming a source and a drain in the device region, at both sides of the gate respectively, wherein the source and the drain
are doped with second conductive type impurities;

forming a second conductive type well in the first conductive type substrate, which surrounds the drain from top view;
forming at least a first deep trench isolation structure, which is formed in the first conductive type substrate, and is located
in the second conductive type well between the source and the drain from top view, wherein the first deep trench isolation
structure has a depth deeper than the second conductive type well from cross-section view; and

forming a first surrounding region within the second conductive type well, which is doped with first conductive type impurities,
and completely surrounds the first deep trench isolation structure from top view, the first surrounding region being shallower
than the second conductive type well from cross-section view.

US Pat. No. 9,105,176

SEARCH DEVICE, ELECTRONIC SYSTEM AND OPERATION METHOD

INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOL...

1. A person loss prevention electronic system, comprising:
an electronic device, comprising a first transmitting interface for transmitting a predetermined signal, and a processing
unit being electrically connected to the first transmitting interface; and

a search device, comprising:
a transmitter, having a second transmitting interface being electrically connected to the first transmitting interface, and
a first communication unit being electrically connected to the second transmitting interface, the second transmitting interface
receiving the predetermined signal and transmitting the predetermined signal to the first communication unit; and

a receiver, having a second communication unit being wirelessly connected to the first communication unit, a control unit
being electrically connected to the second communication unit, and a speaker unit being electrically connected to the control
unit;

wherein the second communication unit receives the predetermined signal through the first communication unit and returns a
feedback signal to the electronic device through the first communication unit, the second communication unit and the first
transmitting interface, the processing unit of the electronic device sets the waveform of a sound signal and transmits the
sound signal to the receiver through the first transmitting interface, the second transmitting interface, the first communication
unit, and the second communication unit, and the control unit of the receiver commands the speaker unit to play the sound
signal.

US Pat. No. 9,104,242

PALM GESTURE RECOGNITION METHOD AND DEVICE AS WELL AS HUMAN-MACHINE INTERACTION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An open-or-closed palm gesture recognition method used to recognize an open or closed palm gesture by utilizing image processing,
the method comprising:
an image obtainment step of obtaining plural images according to an order of time;
a palm shape image acquirement step of acquiring plural palm shaped images from the plural images;
a feature extraction step of extracting plural features describing the open or closed palm gesture from each of the plural
palm shaped images, wherein, each of the plural features has a monotonic characteristic that values corresponding to this
feature obtained during a process between the open palm gesture and the closed palm gesture gradually decrease or increase;

a maximum feature difference vector calculation step of calculating a maximum feature difference vector formed by a maximum
difference of each of the plural features, wherein, the maximum difference of the corresponding feature, which has a sign
attribute and an width attribute, is calculated by obtaining a difference related to the corresponding features between two
of the plural palm shaped images according to a predetermined order, and an absolute value of the maximum difference is a
maximum absolute value of a difference related to the corresponding features between any two of the plural palm shaped images;
and

an open-or-closed palm gesture determination step of determining, based on the maximum feature difference vector, that there
is the open or closed palm gesture or there isn't the open or closed palm gesture in the plural images.

US Pat. No. 9,102,040

LOW FREE FORMALDEHYDE PHENOLIC RESINS FOR ABRASIVE PRODUCTS

Dynea Chemicals Oy, Hels...

1. A process for the manufacture of an aqueous resin composition comprising a phenolic formaldehyde resin, which process comprises
the steps of
a. providing a formaldehyde and phenolic compound,
b. reacting said compounds in a condensation reaction in the presence of a catalyst,
c. after completion of the condensation reaction to react with free formaldehyde, determining the free formaldehyde content
of the resin composition,

d. adding a pre-calculated substantially stoichiometric amount of modifying compound,
wherein the modifying compound is hydroxylamine and is present in an amount between 0.1 and 10 wt % relative to the total
weight of the aqueous resin composition, or

wherein the modifying compound is glycine and is present in an amount between 0.1 and 5.0 wt % relative to the total weight
of the aqueous resin composition, and

e. optionally distillation of the reaction product.

US Pat. No. 9,106,824

IMAGING APPARATUS AND DRIVING METHOD SELECTING ONE OF A PHASE DIFFERENCE AF MODE AND A CONTRAST AF MODE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An imaging apparatus, comprising:
a solid-state imaging device in which phase difference detection pixels are formed and arranged on a light receiving surface;
a size identification unit that
acquires a number of pixels of a main subject image in a direction, as an image size of the main subject image, by identifying
the main subject image contained in an entire image picked up on the light receiving surface of the solid-state imaging device,
and

determines whether the number of pixels of the main subject image in said direction is equal to or larger than a certain number
of pixels;

an AF region setting unit that sets an AF region subjected to an autofocus processing in accordance with the image size; and
an AF mode selecting unit that
selects a phase difference AF mode in response to a determination from the size identification unit indicating that the number
of pixels of the main subject image in said direction is equal to or larger than said certain number of pixels, and

selects a contrast AF mode in response to a determination from the size identification unit indicating that the number of
pixels of the main subject image in said direction is smaller than said certain number of pixels,
as a mode used for the autofocus processing.

US Pat. No. 9,106,708

DYNAMIC CHANGE OF MAC ADDRESS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method to control and to change dynamically a media access control (MAC) address in an aggregation network containing
at least a server computer device and a client device during auto-configuration of a network address, said method comprising:
sending from said client device to a server computer device a first auto-configuration message containing the MAC address
of said client computer device;

retrieving said MAC address from said first auto-configuration message at said server computer device;
checking if said MAC address included in said first auto-configuration message is in use in said network or if said server
computer device has decided wants to change all MAC addresses in said aggregation network;

if said checking indicates that said MAC address is in use or that said server computer device has decided to change all of
said MAC addresses, sending from said server computer device to said client device a second auto-configuration message containing
a new MAC address for said client; and

overwriting said MAC address with said new MAC address included in said second auto-configuration message in said client device.

US Pat. No. 9,103,531

LIGHTING DEVICE WITH BOWL-LIKE CASING

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting assembly comprising:
a casing having a bowl-like structure with a bottom wall defining a window opening, and joined to said casing, a stack of
elements comprising:

a light radiation source situated opposite said opening so as to direct said light radiation towards the outside of the casing;
and

a driving circuit board for said radiation source,
wherein said opening is surrounded by a wall-like formation of said casing with at least one of said circuit board and said
radiation source fitted onto said wall formation.

US Pat. No. 9,107,257

ADAPTIVE FREQUENCY CONTROL TO CHANGE A LIGHT OUTPUT LEVEL

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Dan...

1. A light output control apparatus, comprising:
a switched mode power converter configured to switch output current to a light emitting diode (LED) module at a switching
frequency, the switching frequency having a corresponding switching period, the LED module comprising at least one LED lighting
element; and

control circuitry, wherein the control circuitry is configured to receive a dimming control input, the dimming control input
corresponding to a desired light output level of the LED module, to provide a pulse width modulation (PWM) output configured
to pulse width modulate the output current, wherein the PWM output has a pulse width, a PWM frequency, and a PWM period corresponding
to the PWM frequency, and to adjust at least one of the PWM period and the switching period in response to a change in the
dimming control input and to adjust the at least one of the PWM period and the switching period so that the PWM pulse width
is an integral multiple of the switching period, such that a light output level of the LED module is appropriately changed.

US Pat. No. 9,107,010

AMBIENT NOISE ROOT MEAN SQUARE (RMS) DETECTOR

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

1. A root mean square (RMS) detector detecting an RMS level of a background noise input signal while being substantially immune
to voice, wind, scratch sounds, and any spike noise, the RMS detector comprising:
a raw rms detector receiving a background noise input signal and outputting a raw rms value;
a minimum rms tracker receiving the raw rms value and tracking a minimum rms value of the raw rms value;
a normalized distance tracker receiving the minimum rms value and calculating a distance value between the minimum rms value
and a previous corrected RMS value;

a normalized smoothing factor calculator normalizing a smoothing factor by dividing the smoothing factor by a maximum of the
distance value or 1; and

an RMS value calculator determining a corrected RMS value from the minimum rms value, a previous corrected RMS value, and
the normalized smoothing factor, and outputting a corrected RMS value.

US Pat. No. 9,106,957

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SEARCHING DATA SOURCES FOR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS

Nuance Communications, In...

1. A method of searching for content to display and/or playback on a digitally-tunable electronic device configured to display
scheduled programming content, the method comprising:
receiving a search query from a user, wherein the search query comprises a search for the content to display and/or playback
on the electronic device, wherein the search query comprises voice input;

determining, based on the search query, an action the user wants to perform, wherein the action is related to the display
and/or playback of content specified in the search query;

determining from among a plurality of data sources, at least two data sources to search based, at least in part, on the action
the user wants to perform;

storing one or more rules associating a particular type of action with a particular order for searching the at least two data
sources; and

searching based, at least in part, on the search query, the at least two data sources for the content to display and/or playback
on the electronic device, wherein searching the at least two data sources comprises searching the at least two data sources
in the particular order specified by the one or more rules.

US Pat. No. 9,106,047

OPTICAL SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT PACKAGE AND OPTICAL SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. An optical semiconductor element package, comprising:
a ceramic wiring substrate having a mounting area for mounting an optical semiconductor element, in a center part;
an element electrode for connecting the optical semiconductor element, the element electrode provided on the ceramic wiring
substrate;

an external connection electrode electrically connected to the element electrode, the external connection electrode provided
to the ceramic wiring substrate;

an upper ground plane provided on an upper face of the ceramic wiring substrate;
first opening portions formed in the upper ground plane, the first opening portions being at least a first groove and a second
groove each shaped like a substantially continuous half-circle and opposed to each other, in a planar view, wherein the grooves
prevent brazing material from flowing into an inner area of the ceramic wiring substrate;

a lower ground plane provided on a lower face of the ceramic wiring substrate; and
a metal sealing ring provided on the ceramic wiring substrate, and including a second opening portion exposing the element
electrode and the mounting area, in a center part, and a ring-like protruding portion provided to an outer peripheral part
of the second opening portion,

wherein an outer shape of the metal sealing ring is larger than an outer shape of the ceramic wiring substrate,
wherein an outer shape of the ceramic wiring substrate has a hexagonal shape or an octagonal shape.

US Pat. No. 9,105,992

CONNECTOR AND THE METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A connector, for connecting to a plurality of substrates, the connector comprising:
a plurality of bases disposed on the substrates individually, each of the bases comprising:
a plurality of terminals embedded in the bases, wherein each terminal has a fixing end which is electrically connected to
the corresponding substrate and a contact end which is related to the fixing end; and

a shaft pivoted to the bases, the shaft comprising:
a first element;
a second element stacked with the first element, two ends of the second element comprising a plurality of first conductive
circuits and a plurality of second conductive circuits, wherein the first conductive circuits are electrically connected to
the second conductive circuits correspondingly, and each of the first conductive circuits and each of the second conductive
circuits have a first pad and a second pad on a surface of the second element individually; and

a plurality of conductive rings disposed around two ends of the shaft and electrically connected to the corresponding first
and second pads individually, wherein when the shaft is rotatably assembled to the bases, the first pads and the second pads
are electrically connected to the terminals through the conductive rings, and the conductive rings are adapted to continuously
contact with the contact ends during the shaft being rotated related to the bases.

US Pat. No. 9,105,448

ELECTRON BEAM DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM USING COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY AND AN ANNULAR SENSOR

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. An apparatus for analyzing an electron beam, wherein the electron beam has a central propagation axis, comprising:
an electron beam diagnostic sensor adapted to receive the electron beam;
a continuous or segmented circular sensor structure operatively connected to said electron beam diagnostic sensor, wherein
said continuous or segmented circular sensor structure has a sensor structure central axis that is arranged coaxially with
the electron beam central propagation axis and wherein said continuous or segmented circular sensor structure receives the
electron beam;

a system for sweeping the electron beam from said sensor structure central axis and the electron beam central propagation
axis to and along said continuous or segmented circular sensor structure wherein the electron beam is intercepted by said
continuous or segmented circular sensor structure; and

a device for measuring the electron beam that is intercepted by said continuous or segmented circular sensor structure.

US Pat. No. 9,105,045

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR ALTERING AN EXPERIENCE OF A USER, BASED ON INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH A PARTY TO A COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATED WITH THE USER

Amdocs Software Systems L...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium embodying a computer program product, comprising computer code for:
identifying by a system a communication between a user and another party;
determining by the system whether the identified communication was performed within a first predetermined time interval;
collecting by the system a first set of information associated with the other party and storing the first set of information
in a short term data structure of a hardware database of the system upon determining that the identified communication was
performed within the first predetermined time interval, the first set of information including:

a selection by the other party of one or more online search engine results,
a selection by the other party of one or more online advertisements,
a selection by the other party of one or more online links,
an online purchase by the other party of one or more products, and
one or more communications made by the other party to additional entities;
determining by the system whether the identified communication was performed within a second predetermined time interval greater
than the first predetermined time interval, upon determining that the identified communication was not performed within the
first predetermined time interval;

determining by the system whether a second set of information associated with the other party has already been stored in the
short term data structure of the hardware database or a long term data structure of the hardware database, upon determining
that the identified communication was performed within the second predetermined time interval;

collecting by the system the first set of information and storing the first set of information in the long term data structure
of the hardware database only upon determining that the second set of information has already been stored in the short term
data structure of the hardware database or the long term data structure of the hardware database; and

altering, by the system, data presented to a device of the user, utilizing the short term data structure of the hardware database
and the long term data structure of the hardware database.

US Pat. No. 9,101,686

CELL SUPPORT AND BONE REGENERATION MATERIAL

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

11. A bone regeneration material consisting of a porous body made of a biodegradable material, the porous body having the
following properties:
(a) a porosity from 81% to 99.99%,
(b) an average pore size of 10 to 400 ?m,
(c) having a hole interconnecting pores, and
(d) a water absorption rate from 1000% to 9900%,
wherein the porous body is obtained by freezing and freeze-drying an aqueous solution which contains the biodegradable material.
US Pat. No. 9,102,983

SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORPHISMS ASSOCIATED WITH RENAL DISEASE

The United States of Amer...

1. A method for detecting a genetic predisposition to focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) in a human subject and administering
an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor to the human subject, comprising:
obtaining a sample from the subject comprising DNA;
contacting the DNA with a primer or probe for at least one single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in a non-coding region of
a MYH9 gene encoding non-muscle myosin heavy chain IIA comprising rs5750250;

genotyping the sample obtained from the subject for the at least one SNP comprising rs5750250;
detecting two copies of guanine (G) at rs5750250, as compared to a human subject with no G or a single copy of G at rs5750250,
thereby determining that the subject has a genetic predisposition to FSGS; and

administering the ACE inhibitor to the human subject with the genetic predisposition to FSGS.
US Pat. No. 9,102,786

EPOXY RESIN COMPOSITION, CURED OBJECT OBTAINED THEREFROM, AND LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. An epoxy resin composition, comprising:
acid anhydrides (A); and
epoxy resins (B),
wherein:
(a) cyclohexane-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid-1,2-anhydride accounts for 50 to 90 mass % of the acid anhydrides (A) and the remainder
being hexahydrophthalic anhydride and methylhexahydrophthalic anhydride;

(b) the epoxy resins (B) consists of 76 to 90 mass % of 3,4-epoxycyclohexylmethyl-3?,4?-epoxycyclohexanecarboxylate and 10
to 24 mass % of hexane-1,6-diglycidyl ether; and

(c) contents of the acid anhydrides (A) and the epoxy resins (B) are such that a blending equivalent ratio between the acid
anhydrides and the epoxy resins represented by the following formula (2) ranges from 0.44 to 0.59:

blending equivalent ratio between acid anhydrides and epoxy resins=(X+Y)/Z (2)
where X represents the functional group number of acid anhydride groups in the acid anhydrides (A), Y represents the functional
group number of carboxyl groups in the acid anhydrides (A), and Z represents the functional group number of epoxy groups in
the epoxy resins (B).

US Pat. No. 9,106,573

IN-BAND SIGNALING FOR POINT-MULTIPOINT PACKET PROTECTION SWITCHING

Ciena Corporation, Hanov...

1. A method for in-band protection switch signaling in a communication system, the communication system arranged as a point-to-multipoint
tree, the point-to-multipoint tree including a root node communicatively coupled to a plurality of leaf nodes through both
a working link and a protection link, the method comprising:
transferring data through a current link of the point-to-multipoint tree, the current link being one of the working link and
the protection link;

detecting, by a leaf node, a fault in the current link of the point-to-multipoint tree;
in response to detecting the fault, setting a remote defect indicator (RD I) flag in a continuity check message (CCM) at the
leaf node;

transmitting the CCM to the root node;
in response to receiving the CCM, notifying, by the root node, each other leaf node in the point-to-multipoint tree of the
fault using the current link, the notifying via continuity check messages to the leaf nodes, each continuity check message
including a type-length-value (TLV), the TLV having one of a protection group identifier identifying a subset of the leaf
nodes according to a service associated with the subset, a signal fail indicator indicating a failure on the current link,
or a request value that represents a management command corresponding to the protection group identifier; and

switching the root node and each leaf node to the other link of the working link and the protection link.

US Pat. No. 9,106,132

BOUNDARY CONDUCTION MODE SWITCHING REGULATOR AND DRIVER CIRCUIT AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORPOR...

1. A control method for controlling a switching regulator, wherein the switching regulator is for converting an input voltage
to an output voltage or output current according to a PWM signal, and is capable of operating in continuous conduction mode
(CCM), discontinuous conduction mode (DCM), or boundary conduction mode (BCM) which is between CCM and DCM, the control method
comprising:
detecting the conduction mode in which the switching regulator is operating, and generating a mode signal indicating whether
the switching regulator is operating in DCM or CCM;

generating a control signal according to the mode signal; and
adjusting On-time, Off-time, or frequency of the PWM signal according to the control signal such that the switching regulator
operates in or near BCM,

wherein when the switching regulator is operating in DCM, the control signal reduces the On-time or Off-time of the PWM signal,
or increases the frequency of the PWM signal, such that the operation of the switching regulator moves from relatively farther
to relatively closer to BCM; and when the switching regulator is operating in CCM, the control signal increases the On-time
or Off-time of the PWM signal, or reduces the frequency of the PWM signal, such that the operation of the switching regulator
moves from relatively farther to relatively closer to BCM.

US Pat. No. 9,105,979

METAMATERIAL SURFACES

The Invention Science Fun...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a stack of one or more layers having controllable reflective properties provided by metamaterial elements therein; and
a controller configured to dynamically adjust the controllable reflective properties of the one or more layers to present
an effective reflective surface at varying positions or orientations in the stack as a function of time to introduce a time-varying
path delay d (t) in a reflected free space electromagnetic wave relative to an incident free space electromagnetic wave;

wherein the time-varying path delay d (t) is a substantially linear function of time (?(t)? ?t) so that the reflected free
space electromagnetic wave has its frequency f? shifted relative to a frequency f of the incident electromagnetic wave by
an amount ?f (=?/2?).

US Pat. No. 9,105,214

FLAT PANEL DISPLAY AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME WITH MULTIPLE DRIVING POWER MODES

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

1. A flat panel display, comprising:
a display unit configured to display an image;
a driving circuit configured to control driving of the display unit;
a receiver configured to receive a user command; and
a power supply unit configured to:
set a power mode to a driving mode or a standby mode according to a predefined power setting or the user command;
supply driving power:
in the driving mode, to the display unit, the driving circuit, and the receiver; and
in the standby mode, only to the receiver;
supply the driving power using a battery or external power according to at least one control signal;
analyze real-time power information provided from a smart grid and a remaining capacity of the battery; and
generate the driving power using the battery or the external power according to a result of the analysis.

US Pat. No. 9,104,929

CODE SYMBOL READING SYSTEM HAVING ADAPTIVE AUTOFOCUS

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. A system for reading code symbols, comprising:
an imaging subsystem for capturing images within the imaging subsystem's field of view, the imaging subsystem including a
focusing module; and

an image processor configured for:
selecting an initial, predicted focal distance for the imaging subsystem's focusing module;
processing an image of a code symbol captured by the imaging subsystem in order to decode the code symbol; and
storing in memory the focal distance associated with the decoded code symbol;
wherein the image processor is configured to select the initial, predicted focal distance as a function of memorized focal
distance(s) associated with previously decoded code symbol(s).

US Pat. No. 9,106,840

DEVICES HAVING AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTABLE POLARIZERS AND RELATED OPERATING METHODS

FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR I...

1. An electronic device comprising:
an acceleration sensing arrangement;
a polarization arrangement including a polarizer; and
a control module coupled to the acceleration sensing arrangement and the polarization arrangement to:
determine a tilt of a line-of-sight aligned with the polarizer based on a measured acceleration output from the acceleration
sensing arrangement;

determine an angle for the polarizer based at least in part on the tilt; and
operate the polarization arrangement to achieve the angle.

US Pat. No. 9,106,428

MULTICAST SWITCHING FOR DISTRIBUTED DEVICES

Broadcom Corporation, Ir...

1. A method for multicast switching for distributed devices, the method comprising:
receiving a multicast frame at an ingress node of a network device, wherein the ingress node comprises an ingress buffer dedicated
to the ingress node and the ingress node is associated with an ingress switching policy;

determining, based on a classification of the multicast frame, whether the ingress switching policy associated with the ingress
node indicates that the multicast frame should be stored in the ingress buffer of the ingress node;

storing the multicast frame in the ingress buffer associated with the ingress node when the ingress switching policy associated
with the ingress node indicates that the multicast frame should be stored in the ingress buffer of the ingress node, otherwise
bypassing the ingress buffer of the ingress node;

forwarding the multicast frame to a plurality of egress nodes of the network device, each of the plurality of egress nodes
comprising a dedicated egress buffer, wherein each of the plurality of egress nodes is associated with a separate egress switching
policy that is configurable independently of the ingress switching policy;

determining, for each of the plurality of egress nodes, whether to store the multicast frame in the egress buffer of each
of the plurality of egress nodes based on the egress switching policy;

storing, for each of the plurality of egress nodes, the multicast frame in the egress buffer of each of the plurality of egress
nodes when the egress switching policy associated with each of the plurality of egress nodes indicates that the multicast
frame should be stored in the egress buffer of each of the plurality of egress nodes, otherwise bypassing the egress buffer
of the each of the plurality of egress nodes; and

transmitting, by each of the plurality of egress nodes, the multicast frame to at least one egress port.

US Pat. No. 9,106,224

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A driving method of a semiconductor device which comprises:
a first circuit comprising a capacitor and a first transistor; and
a second circuit comprising a second transistor,
wherein a gate of the second transistor is connected to the first circuit,
wherein the first transistor has a same conductivity type as the second transistor,
the driving method comprising the steps of:
supplying a first potential to a first electrode of the capacitor;
supplying a second potential to a second electrode of the capacitor through the first transistor, wherein the second potential
is lower than the first potential; and

making the second electrode of the capacitor into a floating state,
wherein a potential supplied to a first terminal of the second transistor and a potential supplied to a second terminal of
the second transistor are distinct from the second potential.

US Pat. No. 9,106,206

SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE FILTER AND DUPLEXER COMPONENT

EPCOS AG, Munich (DE)

1. A surface acoustic wave filter, comprising:
an input terminal coupled to receive an input signal;
a first output terminal configured to output a first output signal;
a second output terminal configured to output a second output signal;
a reference terminal configured to apply a reference potential;
an arrangement of transducers configured to convert electrical/acoustic signals into acoustic/electrical signals, the arrangement
of transducers comprising at least one first transducer coupled to the input terminal and the reference terminal, at least
one second transducer coupled to the first output terminal and the reference terminal, and at least one third transducer coupled
to the second output terminal and the reference terminal, respectively; and

a capacitor coupled to the first output terminal and/or the second output terminal and/or the reference terminal in a way
that either the capacitor is coupled between the first and second output terminals or the capacitor is coupled between one
of the first and second output terminals and the reference terminal;

wherein the at least one first, second and third transducers each have a first comb-shaped structure and a second comb-shaped
structure;

wherein the first and second comb-shaped structures of each of the at least one first, second and third transducer are arranged
on a carrier substrate;

wherein the capacitor is embodied as a comb-shaped structure on the carrier substrate;
wherein the comb-shaped structure of the capacitor is arranged on the carrier substrate in a different direction than that
of the first and second comb-shaped structures of the at least one first, second and third transducers; and

wherein the comb-shaped structure of the capacitor is arranged on the carrier substrate in such a way that no acoustic wave
is excited when a voltage is applied to the comb-shaped structure of the capacitor.

US Pat. No. 9,105,447

WIDE DYNAMIC RANGE ION ENERGY BIAS CONTROL; FAST ION ENERGY SWITCHING; ION ENERGY CONTROL AND A PULSED BIAS SUPPLY; AND A VIRTUAL FRONT PANEL

Advanced Energy Industrie...

1. A method of operating a plasma processing chamber comprising:
sustaining a plasma in contact with a substrate on a substrate support within the plasma processing chamber;
accessing an effective capacitance, C1, of the substrate support;

providing a modified periodic voltage function to the substrate support in order to effect a potential on a surface of the
substrate, the modified periodic voltage function formed from a combination of a periodic voltage function and an ion current
compensation, IC; and

calculating ion current, II, in the plasma as a function of measurements of the modified periodic voltage function.

US Pat. No. 9,103,519

VEHICLE LIGHTING UNIT

Stanley Electric Co., Ltd...

1. A vehicle lighting unit comprising:
a lens having a focal point, a first surface configured to be disposed towards a front side of a vehicle body and a second
surface configured to be disposed towards a rear side of the vehicle body;

a semiconductor light emitting element disposed substantially at the focal point of the lens; and
a substrate on which the semiconductor light emitting element is mounted, wherein
part of the second surface faces to the semiconductor light emitting element and is configured to serve as a light incident
area that allows light emitted from the semiconductor light emitting element to enter the lens and also configured to reflect
a portion of the light emitted from the semiconductor light emitting element,

the first surface is configured to allow light entering the lens through the second surface to exit the lens,
at least one of the first surface and the second surface is designed in surface shape so that light exiting forward through
the first surface forms a low beam light distribution pattern, and

the vehicle lighting unit further includes a reflection surface mounted on the substrate and configured to reflect the portion
of the light reflected by the light incident area to form an overhead sign light distribution pattern after the portion of
the light has passed through the second and first surfaces, the reflection surface disposed below the semiconductor light
emitting element.

US Pat. No. 9,106,557

SCHEDULED TRANSMISSION OF DATA

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method, comprising:
monitoring a traffic level on a network, the network comprising a plurality of network branches and a plurality of terminals;
receiving a transmission request from a terminal of the plurality of terminals, the transmission request comprising a data
size;

scheduling a transmission for the transmission request based on the monitored traffic level and the data size, the transmission
being scheduled for a future time when an estimated traffic level is less than the monitored traffic level;

adding the transmission to a transmission queue assigned to a network branch of the plurality of network branches, the network
branch comprising the terminal, the transmission queue configured to queue transmissions for the terminal; and

sending a message in response to the transmission request, the message indicating a schedule for the transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,105,473

FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR, DISPLAY ELEMENT, IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, AND SYSTEM

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A field effect transistor comprising:
a gate electrode to which a gate voltage is applied;
a source electrode and a drain electrode that acquire a current in response to the gate voltage;
an active layer located adjacent to the source electrode and the drain electrode, the active layer comprising a metal oxide
semiconductor of n-type; and

a gate insulator layer located between the gate electrode and the active layer,
wherein the metal oxide semiconductor comprises an n-type substitutional doped oxide with a crystal composition, wherein the
n-type doped compound comprises at least one dopant wherein all dopant valences are larger than that of a valence of a metal
in the metal oxide semiconductor for which the dopant is being substitutionally doped.

US Pat. No. 9,105,330

MEMORY DEVICES CONFIGURED TO APPLY DIFFERENT WEIGHTS TO DIFFERENT STRINGS OF MEMORY CELLS COUPLED TO A DATA LINE AND METHODS

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

20. A method of operating a memory device, comprising:
setting a first resistor, coupled in series with a first string of memory cells, to a first resistance, wherein the first
string of memory cells stores a first bit of data;

setting a second resistor, coupled in series with a second string of memory cells, to a second resistance different than the
first resistance, wherein the first and second strings of memory cells are coupled to a common data line, and wherein the
second string of memory cells stores a second bit of data;

comparing the first bit of the data to a first bit of input data input into the memory device; and
comparing the second bit of the data to a second bit of the input data.

US Pat. No. 9,104,345

RATE CONTROLLED FIRST IN FIRST OUT (FIFO) QUEUES FOR CLOCK DOMAIN CROSSING

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A system comprising:
a memory; and
one or more processors to:
detect a read operation of an asynchronous first in, first out (FIFO) queue;
increment a credit counter based on the read operation;
determine that a count value of the credit counter satisfies a threshold value;
generate a write pulse signal to perform a write operation to the asynchronous FIFO queue based on the count value satisfying
the threshold value;

smooth the write pulse signal to reduce a minimum separation between write pulses in the write pulse signal; and
issue the write pulse signal after smoothing the write pulse signal.

US Pat. No. 9,102,208

AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM WITH LOAD DETECTION

Continental Automotive Sy...

1. A method of controlling a suspension system for a vehicle comprising:
determining a first filter vehicle height based upon a signal from at least one sensor located at a rear axle of the vehicle
at a first time;

determining a second filter vehicle height based upon a signal from the at least one sensor located at the rear axle of the
vehicle at a second time;

comparing the difference between the first filter signal and the second filter signal to a forklift threshold; and
placing the suspension system in forklift mode when the difference between the first filter signal and the second filter signal
exceeds the forklift threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,107,265

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE ARRAY BILLBOARD AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORPOR...

1. A light emitting device array billboard, comprising:
a light emitting device array including a plurality of light emitting devices arranged by a plurality of lines and a plurality
of channels, wherein in each line, a forward end of each light emitting device is coupled to a common line node, and in each
channel, a reverse end of each light emitting device is coupled to a common channel node;

a plurality of line switch circuits respectively coupled to the corresponding line nodes, for electrically connecting the
corresponding line nodes to a conduction voltage or a discharge path according to a line operation signal;

a plurality of channel switch circuits each of which includes a corresponding current source, the channel switch circuits
being respectively coupled to the corresponding channel nodes, for electrically connecting selected ones of the channel nodes
to corresponding current sources according to a channel operation signal;

a plurality of ghost image compensation switch circuits respectively coupled to the corresponding channel nodes, for electrically
connecting selected ones of the channel nodes to a ghost image compensation voltage according to a ghost image compensation
signal; and

a control circuit coupled to the line switch circuits, the channel switch circuits and the ghost image compensation switch
circuits, for providing the line operation signal, the channel operation signal and the ghost image compensation signal;

wherein the control circuit provides the line operation signal and the channel operation signal to respectively control the
line switch circuits and the channel switch circuits such that a selected one of the light emitting devices is turned ON for
a duty period within a lighting period, and the control circuit provides the ghost image compensation signal to control the
ghost image compensation switch circuits such that the channel node corresponding to the selected one of the light emitting
devices is electrically connected to the ghost image compensation voltage when the selected one of the light emitting devices
is not conductive after the lighting period; and

wherein the control circuit further adjusts the channel operation signal according to a gray scale compensation signal such
that the selected one of the light emitting devices is turned ON for a gray scale compensation period in addition to the duty
period.

US Pat. No. 9,107,130

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRAFFIC OFFLOADING PROCEDURE MANAGEMENT IN A PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A method for traffic offloading procedure management in a Public Safety communication system, the method comprising:
receiving, by a service network element, information comprising an identifier of a communications group, an identifier of
each user equipment (UE) of a plurality of UEs that are members of the communications group, and an identifier of a cell of
a primary network where each UE of the plurality of UEs resides;

storing, by the service network element and in association with the identifier of each UE of the plurality of UEs, the identifier
of the communications group and the identifier of the cell of the primary network where each UE of the plurality of the UEs
resides;

determining, by the service network element, that a cell of the primary network is congested;
in response to determining that the cell of the primary network is congested, determining, by the service network element,
a subset of the plurality of UEs, wherein the subset of the plurality of UEs are members of the communications group, reside
in the congested cell, and are capable of being served by one or more secondary networks; and

instructing, by the service network element, the subset of the plurality of UEs to offload their traffic associated with the
communications group to the one or more secondary networks, causing bearers associated with the traffic of the communication
group of the subset of the plurality of the UEs to route their traffic via the one or more secondary networks.

US Pat. No. 9,106,286

NETWORK COMMUNICATION USING DIVERSITY

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method, comprising:
wirelessly receiving, by a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) capable first network node, a first signal from a second
network node;

receiving, by the first network node, a second signal from a third network node;
determining, by transceiver circuitry of the first network node, based at least in part on the first signal and the second
signal, a first plurality of weights;

wirelessly transmitting, via a first plurality of diverse antennas of the first network node, using the first plurality of
weights, a third signal;

determining, based at least in part on the second signal and the third signal, a second plurality of weights; and
wirelessly transmitting, via a second plurality of diverse antennas of the second network node, using the second plurality
of weights, a fourth signal.

US Pat. No. 9,105,164

REMOTE CONTROL HAVING INDICIA AND A LOCATOR BUMP

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A remote control comprising:
a first planar actuator having a first planar icon and a locator bump located within a periphery of the icon; and
a second planar actuator having a second planar icon that is similarly shaped to the first icon;
wherein the first icon is about 5% bigger than the second icon, such that the icons appear to be the same size to the human
eye.

US Pat. No. 9,105,037

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LEASING OF NETWORK SERVICES AND APPLICATIONS BASED ON A USAGE PATTERN

Broadcom Corporation, Ir...

1. A method comprising:
at a network management entity,
storing user profile information about applications previously leased and services previously leased by endpoint devices in
a network;

storing usage pattern information about respective ones of the endpoint devices in the network;
using the stored user profile information and the stored usage pattern information, determining a leasing arrangement for
future leasing of network services or network applications for lease by an endpoint device; and

communicating the leasing arrangement to the endpoint device.

US Pat. No. 9,104,819

MULTI-MASTER BUS ARCHITECTURE FOR SYSTEM-ON-CHIP

ST-Ericsson SA, Plan-les...

1. A method for facilitating transfer of data between two components through a bus on chip, comprising:
a) selectively creating a data path for data transferring between a first master port of a bus and a second master port of
the same bus in undivided bus transactions, wherein data transferred between the first and second master ports is not stored
in a slave device; and

b) controlling connectivity in a bus connector block to selectively create the data path according to the destination of data
received from the first master port.

US Pat. No. 9,104,266

SIGNAL PROCESSING CIRCUIT AND SIGNAL PROCESSING SYSTEM OF TOUCH SCREEN

SILICON WORKS CO., LTD., ...

1. A signal processing system of a touch screen, comprising:
a first switch block configured to switch a plurality of channels set in the touch screen in response to a channel select
signal;

a touch signal processing block comprising a plurality of touch signal processing circuits configured to generate a plurality
of noise detection signals by processing input signals for the respective channels, and generating a plurality of integral
signals by processing the input signals for the respective channels, wherein each of the touch signal processing circuits
generates an integral signal by integrating a differential signal of an input signal to remove continuous noise from the input
signal when the input signal contains the continuous noise. and stops integration of the differential signal when the input
signal contains peaking noise;

a second switch block configured to switch transmission of the plurality of integral signals to an analog digital converter
in response to a multiplexer control signal; and

a control signal generation block configured to generate the plurality of control signals using the plurality of noise detection
signals and generate the channel select signal and the multiplexer control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,103,684

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ODOMETER CALIBRATION

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

10. A method of calibrating an odometer of a motor vehicle comprising:
receiving first speed data, which includes electronic data, for the motor vehicle over a duration of operation of the motor
vehicle;

receiving, via a communications link, second speed data, which includes electronic data, for the motor vehicle over a portion
of the duration of operation of the motor vehicle;

wherein receiving first speed data comprises receiving first speed data from a speed sensor onboard the motor vehicle;
wherein receiving second speed data comprises receiving second speed data from a global positioning system, via a communications
link between the global positioning system and a global positioning system controller onboard the motor vehicle, in which
the communications link is active to enable communication for the portion of the duration of operation of the motor vehicle;

computing an overall average speed of the motor vehicle during the duration of operation from the first speed data;
computing an intermittent average speed for the motor vehicle during the portion of the duration of the operation of the motor
vehicle;

computing a second average speed for the motor vehicle during the portion of the duration from the second speed data; and
computing corrected odometer data based on the second average speed, intermittent average speed and overall average speed;
wherein computing corrected odometer data comprises using the following equation:
where D is corrected odometer data value for the motor vehicle, vaveGPS is average GPS speed data value, vaveSpeed is intermittent average speed data value, voverallaveSpeed is overall average speed data value, t is the duration, and D1 is current odometer data value.

US Pat. No. 9,107,283

METHOD FOR MAGNETIC CONTROL OF PLASMA ARC

Victor Equipment Company,...

1. A device for controlling a plasma arc comprising:
a plurality of magnetic poles disposed around a distal end portion of a plasma arc torch, the plurality of magnetic poles
including a first group of magnetic poles having two or more magnetic poles electrically connected in a first series and a
second group of magnetic poles having two or more magnetic poles electrically connected in a second series different than
the first series;

a plurality of electrical coils wound around a proximal end portion of each of the plurality of magnetic poles;
a plurality of lead wires connected to the plurality of electrical coils; and
a control system for controlling a current supplied to the plasma arc torch through the lead wires to change at least one
of: a strength of a magnetic field produced by the magnetic poles, a polarity of the magnetic poles, and a movement of a magnetic
force between the plurality of magnetic poles, such that a size and location of the plasma arc is controlled, and wherein
the control system is configured to individually energize the first and second groups of magnetic poles.

US Pat. No. 9,106,740

TRANSFERABLE DEVICE WITH ALTERABLE USAGE FUNCTIONALITY

The Invention Science Fun...

1. A method for a mobile device, comprising:
providing a locking device configured to operate with at least one display of the mobile device to indicate accessibility
to one or more functions of the mobile device;

providing a first mode for the mobile device, the first mode including at least (a) allowing telephone calls in accordance
with a fee plan associated with the mobile device and (b) disabled access to at least one personal phone book of the mobile
device;

transferring the mobile device from the first mode to a second mode in response to the locking device attached to the mobile
device, the attached locking device at least partially housed by a housing of the mobile device, the second mode including
at least enabled access to the at least one personal phone book of the mobile device, the transferring including at least
activating a skin for the mobile device associated with the second mode, the activated skin enabling a human to perceive,
via at least one display of the mobile device altered by the activated skin, that access to the at least one personal phone
book of the mobile device is enabled without viewing the locking device; and

transferring the mobile device from the second mode to the first mode in response to the locking device detached from the
mobile device, the mobile device, the transferring including at least deactivating the skin for the mobile device associated
with the second mode, the deactivated skin enabling a human to perceive, via the at least one display of the mobile device
altered by the deactivated skin, that access to the at least one personal phone book of the mobile device is disabled without
viewing the locking device.

US Pat. No. 9,106,228

ADAPTIVE MOS TRANSISTOR GATE DRIVER AND METHOD THEREFOR

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. An adaptive MOS gate driver circuit comprising:
a gate control circuit configured to form a drive signal to drive a gate of an MOS transistor;
a variable frequency oscillator configured to form a clock signal and to adjust a frequency of the clock signal responsively
to a difference between a Vgs of the MOS transistor and a first threshold value;

a charge pump circuit configured to provide an output voltage and an output current to the gate control circuit wherein a
value of the output current varies proportionally to variations of the frequency of the clock signal; and

the gate control circuit configured to couple the output current from the charge pump circuit to the gate of the MOS transistor
responsively to the Vgs of the MOS transistor having a value greater than a second threshold value and to provide a current
from a selectively enabled current source of the gate control circuit responsively to the Vgs of the MOS transistor having
a value no greater than the second threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,105,483

PACKAGE-ON-PACKAGE ASSEMBLY WITH WIRE BOND VIAS

Invensas Corporation, Sa...

1. A microelectronic package comprising:
a substrate having a first region and a second region, the substrate having a first surface and a second surface remote from
the first surface;

at least one microelectronic element overlying the first surface within the first region;
electrically conductive elements exposed at at least one of the first surface and the second surface of the substrate within
the second region, at least some of the conductive elements being electrically connected to the at least one microelectronic
element;

wire bonds, each defining a base joined to a respective one of the conductive elements, and each wire bond having a second
portion extending in a direction of a length of the respective wire bond away from the respective base, the second portion
extending upwardly relative to the at least one surface of the substrate at an angle between 25° and 90°, the wire bonds further
having ends remote from the substrate and remote from the bases, wherein at least one of the wire bonds has an axis defined
between the end and the base thereof and coincident with a side surface thereof, wherein the at least one of the wire bonds
in its entirety is positioned on one side of the axis thereof, wherein the end of the at least one of the wire bonds is defined
on a tip that is tapered in at least one direction extending beyond a cylindrical portion of the at least one of the wire
bonds immediately adjacent the tip but not in a direction opposite to the at least one direction extending beyond the cylindrical
portion, in which the tip has a centroid that is offset in a radial direction from an axis of the cylindrical portion of the
wire bond; and

a dielectric encapsulation layer extending from at least one of the first or second surfaces and covering portions of the
wire bonds such that covered portions of the wire bonds are separated from one another by the encapsulation layer, the encapsulation
layer overlying at least the second region of the substrate, wherein unencapsulated portions of the wire bonds are defined
by portions of the wire bonds that are uncovered by the encapsulation layer, the unencapsulated portions including the ends.

US Pat. No. 9,104,470

TASK PROCESSOR

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

1. A task control circuit connected via a signal line to a processor which executes a task, comprising:
a state register that stores state data representing state of a task; and
a task switching circuit that controls state of a task, wherein
the task switching circuit, when a system call signal is received from the processor, reads out a parameter from an internal
register of the processor by itself, performs a system call process based on the parameter, updates the state data, and writes
back a return value resulting from the system call process in the internal register by itself.

US Pat. No. 9,102,121

SUBSTRATES AND METHODS OF FORMING A PATTERN ON A SUBSTRATE

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method of forming a pattern on a substrate, the pattern comprising a repeating pattern region and a pattern-interrupting
region adjacent to the repeating pattern region, comprising:
forming a pattern-interrupting region mask elevationally over underlying substrate material, the pattern-interrupting region
mask comprising masking material, the masking material of the pattern-interrupting region mask forming a raised masking feature
within the pattern-interrupting region, none of the masking material of the pattern-interrupting region mask being within
the repeating pattern region;

forming a repeating pattern region mask elevationally over the pattern-interrupting region mask, the repeating pattern region
mask comprising multiple raised masking features that are elevationally over the raised masking feature of the pattern-interrupting
region mask within the pattern interrupting region and multiple raised masking features that are not elevationally over the
raised masking feature of the pattern-interrupting region mask within a repeating pattern region, the repeating pattern region
being different from and everywhere laterally of the pattern-interrupting region, the repeating pattern region and the pattern-interrupting
region being immediately laterally adjacent one another; and

using the pattern-interrupting region mask and the repeating pattern region mask as a combination mask in forming the pattern
into the underlying substrate material on which the combination mask is received.

US Pat. No. 9,101,912

METHOD FOR REGENERATION OF SOLID AMINE CO2 CAPTURE BEDS

ALSTOM Technology Ltd, B...

1. A method for regenerating solid sorbent material in a carbon dioxide (CO2) removal system, the method comprising:
providing a solid sorbent layer having a deactivated amine that is incapable of capturing CO2 applied thereto;
dispersing a base solution on the solid sorbent layer;
reacting the base solution with the deactivated amine; and
regenerating the deactivated amine into an amine capable of capturing CO2.

US Pat. No. 9,101,445

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR TREATING EXCESS INTRAOCULAR FLUID

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDER...

1. An ocular drainage system for the treatment of excess fluid within an eye, the system comprising:
a housing configured to be implanted on or within an exterior layer of the eye;
at least one deformable tube disposed within the housing, the deformable tube having a lumen, a flow area and a hydraulic
resistance; and

a disk mounted within the housing and configured to selectively rotate to a stationary position along an arc to adjust a compressive
force applied to the deformable tube, to thereby adjust the flow area and hydraulic resistance; and

a ball bearing interposed between the disk and the deformable tube.

US Pat. No. 9,105,419

PLUNGER MECHANISM FOR SWITCH APPLICATIONS

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A plunger and rotary control mechanism comprising:
a plunger having a cylindrical body with a first end and a second end, the first end being half-spherical;
a silicone or rubber sleeve molded or assembled over the plunger so as to surround the second end of the plunger and to entirely
circumferentially surround an axial length of the cylindrical body of the plunger extending from the second end towards the
first end, the first end of the plunger protruding through the sleeve so as to expose the half-spherical first end; and

a rotary control comprising a detent which rotates in response to the rotary control being rotated, the rotation of the detent
hitting the half-spherical tip of the plunger at a predetermined point of rotation generating a rotational torque.

US Pat. No. 9,106,725

BUFFER CONTROLLER CORRECTING PACKET ORDER FOR CODEC CONVERSION

Oki Electric Industry Co....

1. A buffer controller, comprising:
a buffer having a plurality of storage positions for storing a plurality of pieces of data that are each contained in a real-time
protocol (RTP) packet having a sequence number and entered from a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) telecommunications network;

a codec converter configured to execute codec conversion on each piece of data delivered from said buffer; and
a controller configured to put each of the plurality of pieces of data, one at a time as received, into one of the storage
positions of said buffer determined by the sequence number of the RTP packet of said each piece of data, such that the stored
plurality of pieces of data are sorted by their sequence numbers, wherein

the action of storing one of the plurality of pieces of data into a first position of the storage positions with respect to
a reading out direction of said buffer triggers the controller to take out the one piece of data from the first position of
said buffer, to thereby have said codec converter execute the codec conversion on the one piece of data, and

said controller is configured to, upon detecting that no data has been put into the first position during a predetermined
time period, keep reading from the first position of said buffer until a piece of data is read out from the first position,
to thereby have said codec converter execute the codec conversion on the read-out piece of data.

US Pat. No. 9,106,533

SOURCE AND DIVERSITY RATE EQUAL TO A FIRST TRANSMISSION RATE

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A process of sending packets on a network, comprising:
A. sending source packets of real-time, voice information from a sender to a receiver on the network at a first source rate
that is equal to a first transmission rate;

B. receiving at the sender packet loss information based on a loss of source packets at the receiver;
C. comparing in the sender the packet loss information with a threshold number; and
D. when the packet loss information is greater than the threshold number, sending the source packets at a second source rate
and sending at least one of time and path diversity of the real-time, voice information at a first diversity rate, the sum
of the second source rate and the first diversity rate being equal to the first transmission rate.

US Pat. No. 9,106,358

MULTI-CELL INTERFERENCE MANAGEMENT

AirHop Communications, In...

1. A system for Multi-Cell Interference Management (MCIM) in a wireless network, comprising:
a processor configured to:
collect data from a neighborhood of base stations in the wireless network;
determine local and neighborhood system utility metrics based on the collected data, wherein the determining of the local
and neighborhood system utility metrics comprises:

for a first subband, weigh a first utility gradient of a first base station based on a first weight to generate a first weighted
utility gradient; and

for the first subband, weigh a second utility gradient of a second base station based on a second weight to generate a second
weighted utility gradient, the first weight being different from the second weight;

determine interference managing directives based on the local and neighborhood system utility metrics;
create a subband mask based on the local and neighborhood system utility metrics, wherein the subband mask relates to changes
in power of radio resources for a plurality of subbands, one value of the subband mask indicating an increase in transmit
power for one subband, another value of the subband mask indicating a decrease in transmit power for another subband, the
one subband being different from the other subband, and each subband corresponding to a range of frequencies, and wherein
the creating of the subband mask is based on the first and second weighted utility gradients; and

distribute the subband mask to a MAC layer of a base station in the neighborhood of base stations, wherein the subband mask
is applied to implement radio resource usage directives on the base station; and

a memory coupled to the processor and configured to provide the processor with instructions.

US Pat. No. 9,106,062

GEARED SPACER ASSEMBLY FOR CONDUCTOR BUNDLE

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A spacer assembly, comprising:
a first clamping body having a first slot therein, said first slot having a first set of teeth;
a second clamping body having a second slot therein; and
a fastener securing said first clamping body to said second clamping body, said fastener having a second set of teeth to engage
said first set of teeth such that rotation of said fastener relative to said first and second clamping bodies moves said first
clamping body along a length of said first slot relative to said second clamping body.

US Pat. No. 9,105,620

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGING SYSTEM WITH ROUTABLE TRACES AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

STATS ChipPAC Ltd., Sing...

1. A method of manufacture of an integrated circuit packaging system comprising:
providing a leadframe with a conductive layer at a leadframe active side for protecting a lead pad and a routable trace, the
leadframe having an overmold recess at a leadframe inactive side;

forming an overmold layer in the overmold recess;
etching a portion of the leadframe between the lead pad and the routable trace to expose the overmold layer for forming the
lead pad and routable trace;

mounting a die over the leadframe;
forming an encapsulation directly on the conductive layer, the lead pad, the routable trace, the die, and the overmold layer;
and

forming an external interconnect at the leadframe inactive side.

US Pat. No. 9,105,605

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

MagnaChip Semiconductor, ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a plurality of trench transistors in an active region; and
an interconnection disposed in an edge region,
wherein the interconnection is configured to transfer a voltage to the plurality of trench transistors;
the edge region comprises a substrate, a first insulating layer, a first electrode, a second insulating layer, and a second
electrode, disposed in that order; and

the edge region further comprises a LOCOS layer disposed between the substrate and the first electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,105,491

SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

Richtek Technology Corpor...

1. A semiconductor structure, comprising:
a substrate;
a first well having a first conductivity type, provided on the substrate;
a second well having a second conductivity type and contacting the first well at a boundary in between in a lateral direction,
the second conductivity type being opposite to the first conductivity type; and

a plurality of first mitigation regions having the first conductivity type with a doping concentration lower than a doping
concentration of the first well, provided in the first well and being close to the boundary in a lateral direction and penetrating
through the first well from an upper side of the first well to reach a lower side of the first well in a vertical direction.

US Pat. No. 9,105,309

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH DETACHABLE ELECTRONIC MODULE

INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOL...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
an electronic module;
a tray, forming an accommodation space for accommodating the electronic module, wherein the tray comprises a bottom plate
located at a bottom side of the accommodation space and two elastic members located at two opposite sides of the accommodation
space, each of the two elastic members includes an elastic arm, the electronic module is located between the two elastic arms,
and each of the two elastic arms includes a pushed portion and a blocking portion extending toward the accommodation space;
and

a carrier, comprising two stoppers extending into the accommodation space through the bottom plate of the tray and corresponding
to the two pushed portions respectively, wherein the tray is disposed on the carrier and is capable of moving, together with
the electronic module, between a first position and a second position with respect to the two stoppers;

wherein, two opposite sides of the electronic module include two first positioning holes corresponding to the two blocking
portions respectively; when the tray is located at the first position together with the electronic module, each of the blocking
portions is at least partially located in each of the first positioning holes correspondingly; with the tray moves, together
with the electronic module, from the first position to the second position with respect to each of the stoppers, each of the
stoppers separately and correspondingly presses against each of the pushed portions so as to make each of the elastic arms
pushed outward, thereby enabling each of the blocking portions of each of the elastic arms to detach from each of the first
positioning holes correspondingly.

US Pat. No. 9,103,518

VEHICLE HEADLIGHT

Stanley Electric Co., Ltd...

1. A vehicle headlight, comprising:
a semiconductor light source having an emitting surface, a center, and an optical axis, the light source configured to emit
light having a substantially white color tone, the emitting surface formed in a substantially plane shape, intersecting with
the optical axis at a substantially right angle and also intersecting with the optical axis at the center located on the emitting
surface of the semiconductor light source; and

a projector lens having an optical axis, at least one focus, a light incoming surface, a light-emitting surface and a horizontal
imaginary plane being located adjacent the semiconductor light source so that the optical axis of the projector lens substantially
corresponds to the optical axis of the semiconductor light source, the light incoming surface formed in at least one of a
plane shape and a concave shape and facing the emitting surface of the semiconductor light source, the light-emitting surface
having a polarization angle formed in a convex shape and including a first light-emitting surface, a second light-emitting
surface, a third light-emitting surface, a first boundary line located between the second light-emitting surface and the third
light-emitting surface and being located in an upward direction from zero degrees with reference to the horizontal imaginary
plane, a second boundary line located between the first light-emitting surface and the second light-emitting surface, the
horizontal imaginary plane intersecting with the optical axis of the projector lens, the light incoming surface configured
to receive light having substantially white color tone from the semiconductor light source during operation, and wherein each
of the first light-emitting surface and the third light-emitting surface is configured to diffuse the light in a horizontal
direction and in a downward direction with reference to the horizontal imaginary plane, and the second light-emitting surface
is configured to diffuse the light without intersections in the horizontal direction, wherein light emitted from the second
light-emitting surface is configured to intersect with light emitted from the first light-emitting surface in a direction
perpendicular to the horizontal imaginary plane.

US Pat. No. 9,107,281

DRIFT TUBE LINEAR ACCELERATOR

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A drift tube linear accelerator comprising drift tube electrodes arranged in an acceleration cavity, for accelerating charged
particles along a beam-acceleration center axis by an electric field generated between one of the drift tube electrode and
another of the drift tube electrodes adjacent thereto, wherein:
the acceleration cavity is configured with a center plate and a pair of half cylindrical tubes;
the center plate comprises a ridge, stems and the drift tube electrodes, each stem connecting the ridge and the drift tube
electrode, which are made from a common block; and

the acceleration cavity is configured, as seen in cross section perpendicular to the beam-acceleration center axis, whose
inner diameter in X-direction that is perpendicular to a central axis in planar direction in which the stem of the center
plate extends and that is passing through the beam-acceleration center axis, is longer than whose inner diameter in Y-direction
parallel to said central axis in planar direction.

US Pat. No. 9,106,285

BEAMFORMING SIGNALING IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. A wireless device comprising:
a) one or more communication interfaces;
b) one or more processors; and
c) memory storing instructions that, when executed, cause said wireless device to:
i) receive from a first base station a measurement information message;
ii) compute a precoding matrix indicator (PMI) employing, in part:
(1) at least one information element (IE) in said measurement information message;
(2) measurement of first signals received from one or more antenna ports of said first base station; and
(3) measurement of second signals received from one or more antenna ports of a second base station;
iii) transmit channel state information comprising said PMI to said first base station; and
iv) receive at least one data packet, transmission of said at least one data packet employing beamforming according to a precoding
matrix identified by said PMI.

US Pat. No. 9,105,290

DISCONTINUOUS CHARGE/DISCHARGE POWER SOURCE FOR RETRACT APPLICATION

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

1. A method comprising:
charging a retract controller capacitor using a back electromagnetic force voltage, wherein the retract controller capacitor
is partially charged during a voice coil motor driving state at a lower charging frequency than a voice coil motor tri-state;

discharging the charged retract controller capacitor to power a retract controller; and
driving an actuator arm toward a desired location within a storage drive concurrently with the discharging operation.

US Pat. No. 9,103,886

DELAY TESTING CAPTURING SECOND RESPONSE TO FIRST RESPONSE AS STIMULUS

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A process of delay testing logic circuitry, comprising:
A. enabling shifting of parallel connected, equal length subdivisions of a divided scan path;
B. shifting sequentially and separately respective portions of a test pattern of stimulus bits, originally produced for a
contiguous scan path, from a single lead through each of the parallel connected, equal length subdivisions of a divided scan
path;

C. applying the stimulus bits from each subdivision of the divided scan path to only a part of the logic circuitry connected
to that subdivision while shifting the stimulus bits, the applying causing the logic circuitry to produce binary state response
bits, and the shifting of stimulus bits through the subdivisions causing the response bits from the logic circuitry to change
binary states;

D. capturing simultaneously in all subdivisions of the scan path from all of the parts of the logic circuitry first response
bits occurring in response to a previous shift of stimulus bits in each subdivision;

E. capturing simultaneously in all subdivisions of the scan path from all of the parts of the logic circuitry second response
bits occurring in response to applying the first response bits as stimulus bits to the logic circuitry; and

F. separately and sequentially shifting the captured second response bits from the subdivisions to a single lead of the scan
path.

US Pat. No. 9,103,246

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING VACUUM DEGRADATION IN A VEHICLE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An engine vacuum system, comprising:
an engine including a crankcase vent and an oil separator located along the crankcase vent; and
a vacuum pump in fluidic communication with the engine and a vacuum consumer, a vacuum pump inlet port in fluidic communication
with a passage entering an interior of the engine, the passage absent an oil pump along its length.

US Pat. No. 9,101,147

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CLEANING FISH

Ricu-Tuotteet Oy, Merima...

1. Fish cleaning device (10) having a body that is substantially ring-shaped and is made of a plastic that provides buoyancy to the body, said fish cleaning
device (10) comprising:
a handle (11) provided on the body and forming a top portion of the body, the handle having a front end and a back end and being capable
of being grasped by a hand of a fish cleaner,

an embossed scaling member (20) located on an underside of the body opposite the handle (11) and arranged to be pressed against the scales of a fish to be cleaned,

a blade (40) attached to a bottom portion of the body by a shaft (43) located in the body opposite the front end of the handle, the blade (40) having a sharp point (41) and a curved cutting edge (42) and being pivotable on the shaft (43) from a first position in which the cutting edge (42) is located in a cavity (12) inside the body to a second position in which the cutting edge is exposed outside the body, such that when the blade (40) is in the second position the cleaner can open the belly of the fish by pulling the fish cleaning device (10) towards himself, and when the blade (40) is in the first position the cutting edge (42) is not exposed during other fish cleaning steps, and

a spoon-like entrail removal member (30) arranged as an extension of the front end of the handle (11) of the fish cleaning device (10) and having a rounded point section, which spoon-like entrail removal member is directed towards the fish to be cleaned in
a direction opposite to the blade (40) such that the cleaner can remove the entrails of the fish by pushing the entrail removal member away from himself, and thereby
the opening of the belly of the fish and the removal of the entrails of the fish can be performed in opposite directions.

US Pat. No. 9,102,742

SEROLOGIC CORRELATES OF PROTECTION AGAINST BACILLUS ANTHRACIS INFECTION

1. A process of determining if a subject has acquired immunity against B. anthracis infection in a subject comprising:
obtaining a biological sample from a subject;
screening said biological sample for the presence or absence of antibodies to one or more predefined regions of Bacillus anthracis protective antigen, at least one of said predefined regions consisting of residues 681-710 of SEQ ID NO: 1; and

determining subject as having acquired immunity against B. anthracis by the presence of antibodies to one or more of said predefined regions, or determining said subject as lacking acquired immunity
against B. anthracis from said screening by the absence of antibodies to one or more of said predefined regions.

US Pat. No. 9,105,457

CONE-SHAPED ORIFICE ARRANGEMENT FOR INDUCTIVELY COUPLED PLASMA SAMPLE INTRODUCTION SYSTEM

PerkinElmer Health Scienc...

1. A mass analysis system comprising:
an inductively coupled plasma and a sample introduction system arranged to ionize a portion of a sample into ions,
a sampler element including a first orifice arranged to receive the ions into a first vacuum chamber,
a first skimmer element having an ungrounded electrical bias and including a second orifice arranged to pass the ions from
the first vacuum chamber into a second vacuum chamber, and

a second skimmer element including a third orifice arranged to pass the ions from the second vacuum chamber into a third vacuum
chamber, the third vacuum chamber including an ion optics assembly for passing the ions to a mass analyzer comprising a quadrupole
mass spectrometer, the third orifice being configured to allow a continuum flow of ions to the mass analyzer, wherein the
second skimmer element is biased at about ground potential to shield the first skimmer element from downstream extraction
fields, wherein the third orifice and second orifice are aligned along a same axis, the diameter of the third orifice being
greater than or equal to the diameter of the second orifice.

US Pat. No. 9,105,434

HIGH CURRENT, HIGH ENERGY BEAM FOCUSING ELEMENT

The Board Of Regents Of T...

17. A system that collects a source of electrons and allows internal space charge build-up and internal self-electric field
build-up that results in self-emission at a predetermined location of a needle cathodic structure in the system comprising:
a cup-rod assembly anode contained in a structure having a work function of and a needle cathodic structure acting as a secondary
cathode;

a needle of the needle cathodic structure inserted in a wire mesh cathode in the cathodic structure;
a dielectric insulator between the needle and a wire mesh cathode;
a source of electrons to provide electrons into the cup-rod assembly in the anode;
a beam drift tube non-equilibrium plasma pinch housing and enabling electron transport to the cup-rod assembly by electron
channeling, a surface of the cup-rod assembly having a work function greater than X eV;

the needle acting as a secondary cathode within a primary wire mesh cathode structure positioned above an interior surface
of the cup-rod assembly and centrally located within and vacuum insulated from the wire mesh cathode structure in the primary
cathode structure, the needle configured for field emission based on internal space charge build-up and generation of an internal
self-electric field;

the needle having a work function of less than Y eV; and
wherein X?Y?2.5.

US Pat. No. 9,105,087

SYSTEM FOR UNCOLLIMATED DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. A digital radiographic imaging system, comprising:
an uncollimated radiation source adapted to produce a substantially conical profile radiation beam directed at an object/space
to be imaged;

a radiation converter adapted to be positioned adjacent the object/space opposite the radiation source and to convert incident
radiation into a different form of radiation representing an observed image of the object/space;

a digital image recorder operably connected to the radiation converter to digitally record the observed image; and
a computerized system adapted to reconstruct the observed image as a deblurred image that substantially compensates for the
conical profile of the radiation beam, by inverting a predetermined conical blurring model (that is based on the geometries
of the radiation source and radiation converter, and represented by the probability transfer matrix) on the digitally recorded
observed image using the maximum entropy method (MEM), wherein the conical blurring model is used as the linear operator of
interest and a smoothed background image pre-recorded by the digital image recorder is used as a Bayesian prior.

US Pat. No. 9,102,288

NON-ANCHORING CORDS WITH NON-CHEMICALLY BINDING WITH THE MATRIX IN IMPACT BEAM

NV BEKAERT SA, Zwevegem ...

1. An impact beam comprising a polymer matrix and a reinforcing structure, said reinforcing structure comprising a number
of metal reinforcing cords and non-metal elongated binding elements or non-metal coated elongated binding elements arranged
between the metal reinforcing cords for holding the metal reinforcing cords together, each of said metal reinforcing cords
has a metallic cross-sectional area Ametal, the ratio ?c of the metallic area Ametal to the area of the circle circumscribing said metal reinforcing cord (?dcord2/4) is at least 0.60, said metal reinforcing cords further having a non-chemical binding with said polymer matrix, wherein
said non-metal elongated binding elements or non-metal coated elongated binding elements have a chemical bond with said polymer
matrix.

US Pat. No. 9,106,131

HIGH SIDE BUCK CONVERTERS AND CONTROL METHODS THEREOF

Chengdu Monolithic Power ...

1. A controller used in a high side buck converter, wherein the high side buck converter comprises a high side switching transistor
and a low side switching transistor, and is configured to provide an output voltage at an output terminal, the high side and
low side switching transistors are coupled together to form a switch node and the switch node is configured as the reference
ground of the controller, wherein the controller comprises:
a sensing window generator configured to generate a sensing window signal;
an error amplifier a first input terminal, a second input terminal, a third input terminal and an output terminal, wherein
the first input terminal is configured to receive a feedback signal of a sensing signal indicating the output voltage, the
second input terminal is configured to receive a reference signal, the third input terminal is coupled to the sensing window
generator to receive the sensing window signal, the output terminal is configured to provide an error signal, and wherein
the error amplifier is enabled to amplify the difference between the reference signal and the feedback signal during a sensing
window determined by the sensing window signal, and is disabled out of the sensing window;

a first comparator coupled to the sensor and the error amplifier, wherein the first comparator is configured to compare the
feedback signal with the error signal, and to generate a first comparison signal; and

an on-time signal generator coupled to the first comparator, wherein the on-time generator is configured to generate an on-time
signal based on the first comparison signal, so as to control the high side and low side switching transistors;
wherein the sensing window generator comprises:
a third comparator having a first input terminal, a second input terminal and an output terminal, wherein the second input
terminal is configured to receive a reference voltage;

a first current source having an input terminal and an output terminal, wherein the input terminal is configured to receive
a supply voltage, the output terminal is coupled to the first input terminal of the third comparator;

a first capacitor having a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the first terminal is coupled to the first input
terminal of the third comparator, the second terminal is coupled to the reference ground;

a first switch having a first terminal, a second terminal and a control terminal, wherein the first terminal is coupled to
the first input terminal of the third comparator, the second terminal is coupled to the reference ground, and the control
terminal is coupled to the on-time signal generator to receive the on-time signal;

a fourth comparator having a first input terminal, a second input terminal and an output terminal, wherein the second input
terminal is configured to receive a reference voltage;

a second current source having an input terminal and an output terminal, wherein the input terminal is configured to receive
a supply voltage, the output terminal is coupled to the first input terminal of the fourth comparator;

a second capacitor having a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the first terminal is coupled to the first input
terminal of the fourth comparator, the second terminal is coupled to the reference ground;

a second switch having a first terminal, a second terminal and a control terminal, wherein the first terminal is coupled to
the first input terminal of the fourth comparator, the second terminal is coupled to the reference ground, and the control
terminal is coupled to the on-time signal generator to receive the on-time signal;

a NOT gate having an input terminal and an output terminal, wherein the input terminal is coupled to the output terminal of
the fourth comparator; and

an AND gate having a first input terminal, a second input terminal and an output terminal, wherein the first input terminal
is coupled to the output terminal of the third comparator, the second input terminal is coupled to the output terminal of
the NOT gate, and the output terminal is configured to provide the sensing window signal.

US Pat. No. 9,106,020

MIDPLANE ESPECIALLY APPLICABLE TO AN ORTHOGONAL ARCHITECTURE ELECTRONIC SYSTEM

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An interconnection system, comprising:
a printed circuit board comprising a first side, a second side opposite the first side, and a ground plane;
a plurality of vias extending from the first side to the second side of the printed circuit board in a plurality of rows and
a plurality of columns;

a plurality of row electrical connectors configured to electrically connect with the printed circuit board on the first side
of the printed circuit board, including a first row electrical connector configured to electrically connect with a first row
and a second row of the plurality of vias;

a plurality of column electrical connectors configured to electrically connect with the printed circuit board substantially
perpendicular to the row electrical connectors on the second side of the printed circuit board, including a first column electrical
connector configured to electrically connect with a first column and a second column of the plurality of vias,

wherein the first row of vias and the first column of vias comprises a first via electrically connected to the first row electrical
connector on the first side of the printed circuit board and the first column electrical connector on the second side of the
printed circuit board,

wherein the second row of vias and the second column of vias comprises a second via electrically connected to the first row
electrical connector on the first side of the printed circuit board and the first column electrical connector on the second
side of the printed circuit board,

wherein the first via and the second via are surrounded by an area of the printed circuit board that is free of the ground
plane.

US Pat. No. 9,102,630

CRYSTALS OF SALTS OF PHENYLALANINE DERIVATIVES

AJINOMOTO CO., INC., Chu...

1. A method of treating rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory, intestinal diseases, systemic lupus erythematosus, disseminated
or multiple sclerosis, Sjogren's syndromes, asthma, psoriasis, allergy, diabetes (mellitus), cardiovascular diseases, arterial
sclerosis, restenosis, tumor hyperplasia, tumor metastasis, or graft rejection, comprising administering to a subject in need
thereof an effective amount of a the compound represented by formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically-acceptable acid addition salt thereof, and

at least one additional pharmaceutical agent selected from the group consisting of 5-ASA pharmaceutical preparations, adrenocortical
hormone-containing pharmaceutical preparations, antibacterial agents, immunosuppressive agents and anti-cytokine agents.

US Pat. No. 9,102,332

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPERATING A HYBRID DRIVE SYSTEM

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for operating a hybrid drive system having multiple drive units, each drive unit having a drive motor and a motor
control unit, comprising:
activating at least one of the motor control units in order to request a partial drive torque from at least one of the drive
units according to a drive strategy;

executing by at least one of the motor control units an adaptation function when a predefined condition is present for the
adaptation function;

determining a frequency of an execution of the adaptation function; and
determining whether the determined frequency of the execution of the adaptation function falls below a predefined frequency
threshold value,

wherein the drive strategy is selected as a function of whether the frequency of the execution of the adaptation function
in the at least one motor control unit falls below the predefined frequency threshold value, and

wherein the drive strategy is selected as a function of the determined frequency of the execution of the adaptation function
in the at least one motor control unit.

US Pat. No. 9,101,769

HIGH DENSITY EPIDURAL STIMULATION FOR FACILITATION OF LOCOMOTION, POSTURE, VOLUNTARY MOVEMENT, AND RECOVERY OF AUTONOMIC, SEXUAL, VASOMOTOR, AND COGNITIVE FUNCTION AFTER NEUROLOGICAL INJURY

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method comprising:
positioning a human patient in a training device, the patient having a neurologically derived paralysis in a portion of the
patient's body, the training device being configured to assist with physical training that is configured to induce neurological
signals in the portion of the patient's body having the paralysis, the patient having a spinal cord with at least one selected
spinal circuit that has a first stimulation threshold representing a minimum amount of stimulation required to activate the
at least one selected spinal circuit, and a second stimulation threshold representing an amount of stimulation above which
the at least one selected spinal circuit is fully activated and adding the induced neurological signals has no additional
effect on the at least one selected spinal circuit, the induced neurological signals being below the first stimulation threshold
and insufficient to activate the at least one selected spinal circuit; and

applying electrical stimulation to a portion of a spinal cord of the patient, the electrical stimulation being below the second
stimulation threshold such that the at least one selected spinal circuit is at least partially activatable by the addition
of at least one of (a) a second portion of the induced neurological signals, and (b) supraspinal signals.

US Pat. No. 9,106,453

REMOTE RADIO HEAD UNIT SYSTEM WITH WIDEBAND POWER AMPLIFIER AND METHOD

DALI SYSTEMS CO. LTD., G...

1. An interference mitigation system for improving isolation between transmitters and receivers in wireless communications
systems comprising:
a transmitter that transmits a transmit signal during a first time slot while a switch is in a first position;
a feedback coupler that generates a feedback signal based on the transmit signal, wherein a characteristic of the feedback
signal is representative of a characteristic of the transmit signal,

an interference cancellation unit that processes the feedback signal to generate a processed signal;
a receiver that receives an intake signal during a second time slot while the switch is in a second position, wherein the
intake signal includes a first component from a signal received by the receiver and a second component from interference from
the transmit signal, wherein whether the switch is in the first position or the second position is based on a time-division
multiplexing technique; and

a combiner that combines the intake signal received with the processed signal to generate a combined signal.

US Pat. No. 9,106,142

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF PRIMARY-SIDE SENSING AND REGULATION FOR FLYBACK POWER CONVERTER WITH HIGH STABILITY

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. An apparatus comprising:
an error amplifier configured to receive a first voltage and an adjustment current and generate a compensation voltage with
a capacitor based on at least information associated with the first voltage and the adjustment current, the first voltage
being associated with a feedback voltage;

a current generator configured to receive the compensation voltage and generate the adjustment current and a first current
based on at least information associated with the compensation voltage; and

a driving component configured to receive the first current, a second current and a sensing voltage, generate a drive signal
based on at least information associated with the first current, the second current and the sensing voltage, and output the
drive signal to a switch in order to affect a third current flowing through a primary winding of a power conversion system;

wherein:
the feedback voltage is associated with an output current of the power conversion system; and
the sensing voltage is associated with the third current;
wherein:
the error amplifier is characterized by a transconductance; and
the error amplifier is further configured to change the transconductance based on at least information associated with the
adjustment current so that the transconductance decreases with the decreasing output current of the power conversion system.

US Pat. No. 9,107,311

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

FuKui Precision Component...

1. A method for manufacturing a printed circuit board, comprising:
providing a single side copper clad laminate, an adhesive sheet, and a copper foil sheet, the single side copper clad laminate
comprising a copper foil layer and a substrate layer, the copper foil sheet comprising a removable area and a circuit area
surrounding the removable area;

defining a first opening in the adhesive sheet, the adhesive sheet comprising a first inner sidewall surrounding the first
opening;

jointing the adhesive sheet between the substrate layer of the single side copper clad laminate and the copper foil sheet,
thereby obtaining a multilayer substrate, the first opening spatially corresponding to the removable area; and

converting the copper foil layer into a first electrically conductive circuit pattern by etching, removing the removable area
off the copper foil sheet by etching to obtain a second opening, converting the circuit area of the copper foil sheet into
a second electrically conductive circuit pattern by etching, the second electrically conductive circuit pattern comprising
a second inner sidewall surrounding the second opening, the first inner sidewall and the second inner sidewall being generally
but not completely coplanar.