US Pat. No. 9,109,696

GEAR ACTUATOR

WABCO GmbH, Hannover (DE...

1. A gear actuator for shifting a transmission, comprising:
a gate shifting drive;
a gear shifting drive;
a selector finger movable by the gate shifting drive and by the gear shifting drive for transmitting a shifting movement to
the transmission;

a gate shifting displacement piece connected to the gate shifting drive, wherein the gate shifting drive has a linear gate
shifting working direction; and

a gear shifting displacement piece connected to the gear shifting drive wherein the gear shifting drive has a linear gear
shifting working direction;

wherein the selector finger is mounted on the gate shifting displacement piece and the gear shifting displacement piece, and
extends through the gate shifting displacement piece such that a first end of the selector finger is coupled to the gear shifting
displacement piece and a second end of the selector finger protrudes away from the gate shifting displacement piece to engage
the transmission, the selector finger being guided displaceably in any one of the linear gate and gear shifting working directions
to engage the transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,108,339

METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF COATED MOLDINGS

1. A process for the production of a coated moulding, comprising injecting a moulding composition into an injection mould
and cooling the composition to obtain a moulding, and altering the injection mould in such a way as to produce an intermediate
space between a surface to be coated of the moulding and the inner surface of the injection mould, and charging a reaction
mixture to the resultant intermediate space with the injection moulding and the reactive mixture is first thermally cured
and after the thermal curing, cured by irradiation, wherein the temperature of at least a portion of the injection mould is
increased for the curing of the reactive mixture, wherein the temperature of at least one portion of the injection mould is
increased by at least 20° C. within 5 seconds.

US Pat. No. 9,111,900

POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

1. A power semiconductor device comprising:
a power semiconductor module having
electrically conductive conductor tracks,
a cooling plate having
a first cooling housing component with a cutout passing therethrough, and
a second cooling housing component connected to said first cooling housing component, and
an electrically non-conductive insulation layer disposed between said conductor tracks and said cooling plate;
a heat sink through which a liquid can flow; and
at least one at least one power semiconductor component arranged on said electrically conductive conductor tracks of said
power semiconductor module,

wherein said cooling plate is arranged in said cutout;
wherein said first and second cooling housing components are configured and arranged relative to one another so that a cavity
is formed at said side of said cooling plate which faces away from said at least one at least one power semiconductor component;

wherein said cooling plate is connected to said first cooling housing component by a first weld seam which extends circumferentially
around said cooling plate; and

wherein said first weld seam seals said cooling plate relative to said first cooling housing component.

US Pat. No. 9,111,971

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TEMPERATURE CONTROL OF A SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL,...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving a semiconductor wafer at a first chamber when the first chamber is at a first pressure level and the semiconductor
wafer is at a first temperature;

sensing a temperature of the semiconductor wafer, a wafer cassette or an ambient temperature with at least one temperature
sensor;

heating the semiconductor wafer, by one of a first or a second heating module, to a second temperature and reducing the pressure
level of the first chamber to a second pressure level; and

providing the semiconductor wafer to a supporting element of a second chamber, wherein the second chamber maintains a third
pressure level that is closer to the second pressure level than to the first pressure level and the supporting element is
at a third temperature that is closer to the second temperature than to the first temperature;

wherein the first heating module has a central aperture that surrounds a pre-aligner configured to align the wafer to a desired
location and/or orientation while in the first chamber; and

wherein a heating controller is coupled to the first and second heating modules and the at least one temperature sensor, wherein
the heating controller receives temperature readings of the at least one temperature sensor, determines a temperature difference
between the temperature readings and a second, predetermined temperature, and activates the first heating module if the temperature
difference is less than a predetermined value and alternatively activates the second heating module if the temperature difference
is greater than the predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 9,112,078

METHOD OF RECOGNIZING AND ASSESSING SHADOWING EVENTS

SMA Solar Technology AG, ...

1. A method of recognizing shadowing events caused by shadow casting obstacles that are essentially opaque, and affecting
at least one individual photovoltaic module of a plurality of similar photovoltaic modules, the method comprising:
recording the electric power values produced by all individual photovoltaic modules of the plurality of similar photovoltaic
modules at multiple positions of the sun over a plurality of days;

normalizing the recorded electric power values to a common standard;
defining an expected power value of the normalized electric power value produced by each individual photovoltaic module of
the plurality of similar photovoltaic modules separately for each of the multiple positions of the sun as a maximum value
of the normalized electric power values that are at a present day produced by the individual photovoltaic modules of the plurality
of similar photovoltaic modules at the respective position of the sun, wherein the expected value of the electric power comprises
an influence of clouds affecting all individual photovoltaic modules of the plurality of similar photovoltaic modules;

defining an ideal power course of the electric power produced by each individual photovoltaic module over the present day
by fitting a curve to peak values of the electric power values recorded for at least one photovoltaic module of the plurality
of similar photovoltaic modules at the same positions of the sun during a plurality of previous days, the curve corresponding
to cloud-free sun without shadow casting obstacles;

comparing the electric power values produced by each of the individual photovoltaic modules at each of the multiple positions
of the sun on the present day with the respective ideal power course and the respective expected value;

for all positions of the sun at which the electric power value produced by any individual photovoltaic module falls short
of the ideal power course on the present day, defining a shadowing probability for the respective photovoltaic module of not
less than zero, a magnitude of the shadowing probability for the respective photovoltaic module increasing with increasing
difference between the normalized electric power value produced by the respective photovoltaic module and the expected power
value at the respective position of the sun; and

using the shadowing probability as a criterion for determining whether or not to remove a shadow casting obstacle and removing
the shadow casting obstacle if determined to do so.

US Pat. No. 9,108,778

COVER STRUCTURE FOR AN AIRTIGHT CONTAINER

Jui-Te Wang, Taichung (T...

1. An airtight container comprising:
a container;a cover assembled with the container, the cover having an exhaust part and a releasing part defined therein; and
two airtight members mounted in the exhaust part and the releasing part of the cover respectively, each airtight member having
an inlet and an air gap defined at two ends thereof respectively, the air gap communicating with the inlet, the inlet of one
airtight member opened toward an inside of the container and the air gap opened toward an outside of the container, the inlet
of another airtight member opened toward the outside of the container and the air gap opened toward the inside of the container,
each airtight member having a cylindrical portion, a head portion and an annular portion, the head portion and the annular
portion respectively connected to two ends of the cylindrical portion; the annular portion defined around one end of the cylindrical
portion of each airtight member; the inlet defined in the cylindrical portion and communicating with the annular portion,
the air gap defined in the head portion; the head portion of each airtight member being gradually tapered from the cylindrical
portion toward a terminal end thereof; an opening size of the inlet being larger than an opening size of the air gap of each
airtight member; the exhaust part and the releasing part of the cover both having an assembling hole defined therethrough;
the two airtight members assembled in the assembling hole of the exhaust part and the assembling hole of the releasing part
respectively, the cylindrical portion of each airtight member being in contact with an inner periphery of each of the assembling
holes, a positioning protrusion defined at the inner periphery of each of the assembling holes; each airtight member having
an insertion groove defined at an outer periphery of the cylindrical portion thereof; the positioning protrusion of the assembling
hole engaged with the insertion groove of each airtight member so that each airtight member is positioned in the assembling
hole.

US Pat. No. 9,112,366

CONTACTLESS ROTARY JOINT WITH SAFETY FUNCTION

Schleifring Und Apparateb...

1. A rotary joint system having stationary and rotating parts for inductively coupling electrical power between the stationary
part and the rotating part, the rotary joint system comprising:
first and second input circuits for converting an AC power line voltage into a DC voltage,
an AC power generator adapted to received the DC voltage and to generate an AC power from the DC voltage,
an inductive rotary joint having a primary side, a secondary side, the stationary part and the rotating part, a primary winding
at the stationary part and a secondary winding at the rotating part, the AC power generator being operably coupled into the
primary winding, said inductive rotary joint configured to transfer the AC power from the AC power generator to the secondary
winding,

a load at the rotating part operably connected to the secondary winding of the inductive rotary joint,
a control unit located at a primary side coupled with and configured to control at least the AC power generator, and
a control unit located at the secondary side coupled with and configured to control at least the load, and
wherein:
the first input circuit is configured to generate a first DC voltage that is lower than a nominal DC voltage and the second
input circuit is configured to generate a second DC voltage that is higher than the nominal DC voltage, outputs of the first
and second input circuits being operably connected to deliver power to the AC power generator,

the AC power generator and the inductive rotary joint aggregately produce (i) a third DC voltage at the secondary side when
the AC power generator receives the first DC voltage and (ii) a fourth DC voltage at the secondary side when the AC power
generator receives the second DC voltage, the third DC voltage being lower than the nominal DC voltage and the fourth DC voltage
being higher than the nominal DC voltage, and

the control unit located at the secondary side is adapted to measure the voltage produced for the secondary side, to distinguish
between the third DC voltage and the fourth DC voltage, and to enable the load when the fourth DC voltage is measured at the
secondary side.

US Pat. No. 9,113,498

APPARATUS AND METHOD WITH ROUTING LOGIC FOR COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN MULTIPLE BASEBAND MODEMS AND A UNIVERSAL INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CARD

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of operating a mobile equipment for wireless communications, the method comprising:
providing a mobile equipment comprising at least two modems and a universal integrated circuit card (“UICC”) communicatively
coupled to the at least two modems;

arbitrating communication between the UICC and the at least two modems in accordance with arbitration logic;
receiving a communication from each modem of the at least two modems, wherein the at least two modems comprise a first modem
and a second modem, and wherein the communication comprises a first terminal profile from the first modem and a second terminal
profile from the second modem;

performing a bitwise OR operation between the first terminal profile and the second terminal profile to generate a consolidated
communication corresponding to the received communication from the at least two modems; and

transmitting the generated consolidated communication to the UICC.

US Pat. No. 9,113,477

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO ALLOCATE RADIO RESOURCES FOR TRANSMITTING A MESSAGE PART IN AN ENHANCED RACH

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method, implemented by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), for allocating resources in cell forward access channel
(CELL_FACH) state and IDLE mode, the method comprising:
receiving a system information block (SIB) including a set of enhanced dedicated channel (E-DCH) access parameters;
transmitting a random access channel (RACH) preamble using a signature sequence;
receiving an acquisition indicator in response to the RACH preamble;
determining an E-DCH resource based on a signature sequence index associated with the signature sequence; and
configuring the WTRU for E-DCH transmission using the E-DCH resource.

US Pat. No. 9,111,296

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTEXT-AWARE CAR DIAGNOSTICS AND COMMERCE

COGNIANCE, INC., Menlo P...

1. A method for digital signage, comprising:
detecting, by a computing device having at least one processor and memory storing processor-readable instructions, a proximity-based
event associated with a vehicle of a user;

receiving, by the computing device, vehicle telematics data from an in-vehicle telematics device, wherein the vehicle telematics
data is associated with the vehicle;

creating, by the computing device, a content production request based on the vehicle telematics data;
retrieving, by the computing device, from a local database or a remote networked resource, context-aware information based
on the content production request;

creating, by the computing device, a first digital signage message based on the context-aware information, vehicle telematics
data, and at least one predetermined rule;

creating, by the computing device, a second digital signage message based on the context-aware information, vehicle telematics
data, and at least one predetermined rule, wherein the first digital signage message differs from the second digital signage
message, and wherein both the first digital signage message and the second digital signage message are associated with the
proximity-based event;

causing, by the computing device, display of the first digital signage message on a first display, wherein the first display
is associated with the user or the vehicle; and

causing, by the computing device, display of the second digital signage message on a second display, wherein the second display
differs from the first display, and wherein the second display is not associated with the user or the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,112,476

SECOND-ORDER FILTER WITH NOTCH FOR USE IN RECEIVERS TO EFFECTIVELY SUPPRESS THE TRANSMITTER BLOCKERS

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A transceiver front-end, comprising:
a transmission path configured to transmit a transmitter signal;
a reception path, configured to receive an input signal, comprising a first differential branch and a second differential
branch configured to conduct a differential input signal;

a transimpedance amplifier configured to receive the input signal, wherein the transimpedance amplifier comprises:
a first-order filter element configured to receive and filter the input signal;
a notch filter element configured to receive the input signal and to attenuate the input signal within a stop band frequency
corresponding to a frequency of the transmitter signal;

a first feedback path extending from the second differential branch at a first output node of the transimpedance amplifier
to a first differential input node, wherein the first feedback path is configured to provide a first negative feedback signal
to the first differential branch; and

a second feedback path extending from the first differential branch at a second output node of the transimpedance amplifier
to a second differential input node, wherein the second feedback path is configured to provide a second negative feedback
signal to the second differential branch.

US Pat. No. 9,113,349

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCED COEXISTENCE ALGORITHMS IN WIRELESS SYSTEMS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A wireless apparatus configured to reduce interference between at least two different wireless network interfaces, the
apparatus comprising:
a first wireless network interface;
a second wireless network interface;
where the first and second wireless network interfaces are configured to operate in at least a partially overlapping frequency
band;

a processor; and
a non-transitory computer-readable medium with at least one computer program stored thereon, the at least one computer program
configured to, when executed on the processor, cause the wireless apparatus to:

determine a receiver signal strength index (RSSI) at the first wireless network interface;
determine a noise floor associated with the first wireless network interface; and
implement a coexistence algorithm with the second wireless network interface to reduce interference of the first wireless
network interface based at least in part on the determined RSSI and determined noise floor.

US Pat. No. 9,112,329

THULIUM LASER

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A method of generating light from a gain medium comprising crystalline material doped with thulium, the thulium having
a 3H4 manifold, a 3H6 manifold, and a 3F4 manifold, the method comprising:
(A) pumping the gain medium with a pump beam at a pump wavelength of less than about 820 nm so as to stimulate emission of
light from the thulium at an output wavelength of about 800 nm to about 850 nm via a laser transition in the thulium from
the 3H4 manifold to the 3H6 manifold; and

(B) limiting a population of the thulium in the 3F4 manifold to a predetermined level so as to mitigate accumulation of the thulium in the 3F4 manifold via relaxation of the thulium from the 3H4 manifold.

US Pat. No. 9,111,874

SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURES AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURI...

1. A method for fabricating a semiconductor structure, comprising:
providing a to-be-etched layer for making the semiconductor structure;
forming a hard mask layer on the to-be-etched layer;
forming a photoresist layer on the hard mask layer;
forming a patterned photoresist layer having openings exposing the hard mask layer by exposing and developing the photoresist
layer;

forming sidewall spacers on side surfaces of the openings;
forming a patterned hard mask layer by etching the hard mask layer using the patterned photoresist layer and the sidewall
spacers as an etching mask such that patterns in the hard mask layer have a substantially 90 degree angle at edge,

wherein, while etching the hard mask layer, the patterned photoresist layer and the sidewall spacers are also etched such
that remaining sidewall spacers have a height greater than remaining patterned photoresist layer over the to-be-etched layer;
and

forming to-be-etched patterns by etching the to-be-etched layer based on the patterned hard mask layer.

US Pat. No. 9,108,964

8-[3-AMINO-PIPERIDIN-1-YL]-XANTHINES, THE PREPARATION THEREOF AND THEIR USE AS PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS

Boehringer Ingelheim Inte...

1. A compound of formula (III)

wherein
R1 is 4-methyl-2-quinazolinylmethyl,

R2 is methyl, and

R3 is 2-butyn-1-yl.

US Pat. No. 9,107,889

COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING AN NO DONOR AND A DITHIOLANE AND THEIR USE FOR IMPROVEMENT OF SEXUAL FUNCTION

Encrypta GmbH, Bad Hombu...

1. A liquid composition comprising: arginine, and ?-lipoic acid in an amount of up to 1.2 g, wherein the arginine exceeds
the amount of the ?-lipoic acid on a molar basis by a factor of 2.1 to 50, the composition being suitable for oral administration
as a liquid, and the ?-lipoic acid is R-?-lipoic acid.

US Pat. No. 9,113,368

MAINTAINING NEIGHBOR CELL LIST

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for communication, comprising:
a processing system configured to provision at least one access terminal to report physical layer identifiers of cells detected
by the at least one access terminal, wherein the provisioning comprises:

defining different subsets of a superset of physical layer identifiers, and
successively transmitting the different subsets to the at least one access terminal to successively identify all cells of
the superset that are detectable by the at least one access terminal; and

a communication device configured to receive measurement report messages as a result of the provisioning, wherein the measurement
report messages identify physical layer identifiers of the cells detected by the at least one access terminal, wherein:

the processing system is further configured to maintain a neighbor cell list for the apparatus based on the received measurement
report messages, and

the communication device is further configured to broadcast the neighbor cell list.

US Pat. No. 9,113,348

COMPRESSED MODE MEASUREMENTS FOR FLEXIBLE BANDWIDTH CARRIER SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for inter-frequency measurements of flexible bandwidth carrier systems, comprising:
identifying, at a user equipment, one or more parameters configured to facilitate inter-frequency measurements with respect
to two or more different bandwidth carriers, wherein at least one of the bandwidth carriers is a flexible bandwidth carrier
having a reduced bandwidth with respect to a normal bandwidth carrier; and

utilizing the one or more identified parameters to perform one or more inter-frequency measurements with respect to the two
or more different bandwidth carriers, wherein at least one of the one or more identified parameters is a same parameter utilized
for each of the two or more different bandwidth carriers.

US Pat. No. 9,112,791

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROTECTING A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of providing path protection in a communications network having a plurality of nodes including a plurality of
access nodes, the method comprising:
setting up a connection-oriented worker path between a first distribution node and each one of the plurality of access nodes,
where at least one of the connection-oriented worker paths includes an intermediate communication node between the first distribution
node and the respective one of the plurality of access nodes;

switching, at the first distribution node, traffic received from a first upstream node, via a first connection, to the worker
path;

setting up a connection-oriented protection path between a second distribution node and each one of the plurality of access
nodes, where at least one of the connection-oriented protection paths includes an intermediate communication node different
from the intermediate communication node of a respective connection-oriented worker path, wherein the second distribution
node is configured to receive traffic from a second connection that is different from the first connection;

setting up a connection-oriented interface path between the first and second distribution nodes;
in response to detection of a fault in the worker path, switching, at the first distribution node, traffic received from the
first upstream node, via the first connection, to the interface path and the second distribution node; and

switching, at the second distribution node, traffic received from the first distribution node, via the interface path, to
the protection path, such that the first distribution node switches traffic from the first upstream node for both the working
path and the protection paths.

US Pat. No. 9,113,392

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, CONTROL DEVICE, BASE STATION DEVICE, SYSTEM CONTROL METHOD AND DEVICE CONTROL METHOD

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A base station device comprising:
a call controller which transmits and receives messages to and from a control device;
a receiver which receives, from the control device, a first message comprising downlink (DL) Radio Link Control (RLC) Protocol
Data Unit (PDU) size format information, and

a processor, wherein if the first message does not include a Maximum MAC-d PDU Size Extended information for a priority queue
and the DL RLC PDU size format information indicates that an RLC PDU size is variable, the processor controls the base station
device to reject a procedure using a second message.

US Pat. No. 9,110,090

PIEZORESISTIVE MICROMECHANICAL SENSOR COMPONENT AND CORRESPONDING MEASURING METHOD

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A piezoresistive micromechanical sensor component comprising:
a substrate;
a seismic mass suspended deflectably from the substrate;
at least one piezoresistive beam, which is provided between the substrate and the seismic mass and is subject to a resistance
change when the seismic mass is deflected, the at least one piezoresistive beam including at least one conductor track, which
at least partially covers the at least one piezoresistive beam and extends into a region of the substrate; and

a measuring device, which is electrically connected to the substrate and to the at least one conductor track and is configured
to measure the resistance change over a circuit path which extends from the substrate through the piezoresistive beam and
from the at least one piezoresistive beam through the at least one conductor track.

US Pat. No. 9,113,543

DEVICE AND USE OF THE DEVICE FOR MEASURING THE DENSITY AND/OR THE ELECTRON TEMPERATURE AND/OR THE COLLISION FREQUENCY OF A PLASMA

1. A device for measuring at least one of density, electron temperature and collision frequency of a plasma, comprising:
a probe for insertion into the plasma, the probe comprising:
a probe head comprising a probe core having mutually isolated electrode regions of opposite polarity and a jacket surrounding
the probe core,

a balun disposed at a transition between the probe head and an electrically unbalanced high-frequency signal feed, said balun
converting electrically unbalanced signals into balanced signals, and

the device further comprising:
a signal generator connected to the probe shaft and electrically coupling a high-frequency signal into the probe head, and
a receiver configured to determine an impulse response to the high-frequency signal coupled by the probe head into the plasma
and to calculate from the impulse response the at least one of density, electron temperature and collision frequency of the
plasma,

wherein the probe comprises a central carrier plate extending through the probe core and the probe shaft, wherein an electrode
region of the probe core and a corresponding conductor path associated with the corresponding electrode region are arranged
on respective sides of the carrier plate in one-to-one correspondence.

US Pat. No. 9,112,237

ELECTROLYTE FOR RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY AND RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY INCLUDING SAME

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

1. An electrolyte for a rechargeable lithium battery, comprising:
a lithium salt composition including:
a first lithium salt;
a second lithium salt of lithium bisfluorosulfonyl imide represented by the following Chemical Formula 1;
the first lithium salt to second lithium salt mole ratio is between about 1:0.05 to about 1:1; and
a non-aqueous organic solvent;

US Pat. No. 9,112,987

MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND DISPLAY CONTROLLING METHOD

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A mobile electronic device, comprising:
a display unit for displaying a standard screen on which objects are superimposed;
a detection unit for detecting occurrence of a predetermined event; and
a display control unit for changing arrangement of the objects displayed on the display unit in accordance with the predetermined
event detected by the detection unit,

wherein the display control unit shifts a display state of the objects in accordance with the predetermined event detected
by the detection unit to any of a first display state in which the objects are displayed in an aligned manner, a second display
state in which the objects are not displayed in an aligned manner, and a third display state in which a part of objects among
the objects is displayed in an aligned manner and other objects are not displayed in an aligned manner,

wherein the mobile electronic device further comprises a storage unit for storing information regarding a selection frequency
for each of the objects, and

wherein the display control unit
displays an object which has the selection frequency at or higher than a predetermined value as the part of objects in the
third display state, and

displays objects which have the selection frequencies lower than the predetermined value as the other objects.

US Pat. No. 9,111,707

INSTALLATION SWITCHING DEVICE WITH A CURRENT SENSING UNIT

ABB SCHWEIZ AG, Baden (C...

1. An installation switching device, comprising:
a housing;
a current path, which passes through an internal conductor between at least one input terminal and at least one output terminal;
and

a current sensing unit arranged inside the housing, the current sensing unit having an interface with at least two data connections
and at least two power connections,

wherein the housing has an interface opening which is configured to accept a connecting fixture for connecting the current
sensing unit to a bus containing data and power lines, and

wherein the bus is located outside the installation switching device such that the current sensing unit is galvanically isolated
from a current path and is supplied with power from outside the installation switching device.

US Pat. No. 9,111,340

FREQUENCY-MODULATED WATERMARKING

Cisco Technology Inc., S...

1. A method for image processing, comprising:
storing a data string; and
applying a background modulation to an image, the modulation comprising a periodic spatial pattern of chromatic variations
over an area of the image with a constant luminance over the area and with a spatial frequency of the chromatic variations
that encodes the data string, wherein:

the chromatic variations are defined by first and second chrominance components;
the chromatic variations comprise respective first and second variations of the first and second chrominance components, with
different, respective first and second spatial frequencies, which are used to encode the data string; and

the data string is encoded by a ratio of the first and second spatial frequencies.

US Pat. No. 9,112,432

PIEZOELECTRIC GENERATOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A piezoelectric generator comprising:
a first electrode;
a first insulation layer disposed on the first electrode;
a piezoelectric structure disposed on the first insulation layer and including a material generating piezoelectric potential
at both ends of the piezoelectric structure by deformation;

a second insulation layer disposed on the piezoelectric structure; and
a second electrode disposed on the second insulation layer.

US Pat. No. 9,113,556

FLEXIBLE BOARD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A flexible board comprising:
a flexible body including a first main surface and a second main surface; and
a linear conductor provided at the flexible body so as to be located closer to the first main surface than to the second main
surface; wherein

the flexible body is valley-folded along a line crossing the linear conductor such that the first main surface is located
inside of the fold, and is mountain-folded along a line crossing the linear conductor such that the first main surface comes
is located outside of the fold; and

an average radius of curvature in an area where the flexible body is mountain-folded is greater than an average radius of
curvature in an area where the flexible body is valley-folded.

US Pat. No. 9,113,184

DELIVERING AN AUDIO VIDEO ASSET

Cisco Technology Inc., S...

1. A method of delivering an audio video asset, said method comprising:
receiving orders, each order specifying an audio video asset to be delivered and a delivery destination for said audio video
asset, wherein said delivery destination represents one or more physical delivery recipients;

determining delivery paths that could be used to deliver said audio video asset to said delivery destination, wherein said
determining comprises: for each delivery path, matching a delivery sink associated with a delivery capability to a delivery
source represented by a delivery option according to one or more criteria of a delivery scheme representing a delivery technology;

retrieving a set of path capacity timelines for said delivery paths, wherein path capacity timelines in said set of path capacity
timelines each model a quantity of available capacity varying over time;

processing said path capacity timelines to yield delivery path capacities;
applying an allocation algorithm to said delivery path capacities to yield candidate delivery allocations, wherein said candidate
delivery allocations each comprise one or more time periods during which one or more time periods a defined quantity of capacity
can be allocated for delivery of said audio video asset;

applying a cost function to said candidate delivery allocations to yield cost values, said cost function parameterized by
at least one time period, said at least one time period associated with at least one cost factor for calculating said cost
values according to at least said at least one time period, wherein said cost values each represent a cost of delivering said
audio video asset according to said candidate delivery allocations;

calculating scores for said candidate delivery allocations in dependence on a cost value for each of said candidate delivery
allocations and one or more other objectives;

selecting one of said candidate delivery allocations having a lowest score to yield a selected candidate delivery allocation;
and

delivering said audio video asset according to said selected candidate delivery allocation.

US Pat. No. 9,112,937

GEOTRIBING

Allstate Insurance Compan...

1. A computer-implemented method of establishing a group sharing a common interest to improve performance towards a group
score related to the common interest, the method comprising:
(a) querying, by a common interest server, application programs to determine at least one common interest among a population
of users;

(b) determining, by a common interest server, the at least one common interest for a subset of the population of users;
(c) transmitting, by a common interest server, a message to the subset of users to determine interest in forming a group having
the at least one common interest;

(d) receiving, by a common interest server, a response from at least two users from the subset of users indicating interest
in group formation;

(e) establishing, by a common interest server, a group having the at least one common interest, the group including a first
and a second user;

(f) receiving, by a common interest server, data regarding a performance for the first user;
(g) receiving, by a common interest server, data regarding a performance for the second user;
(h) based on the received data for the first user's performance and the second user's performance, determining, by a common
interest server, a group score;

(i) transmitting, by a common interest server, the determined group score to the first user and the second user;
(j) comparing, by a common interest server, the determined group score to a first threshold;
(k) if the determined group score exceeds a first threshold, transmitting, by a common interest server, a first predetermined
message; and

(l) if the determined group score does not exceed the first threshold, transmitting, by a common interest server, a second
predetermined message;

wherein the data regarding the performance for the first user corresponds to a driving performance of the first user, wherein
the data regarding the performance for the second user corresponds to a driving performance of the second user, and wherein
the determined group score is a determined group driving score.

US Pat. No. 9,112,462

VARIABLE-GAIN DUAL-OUTPUT TRANSCONDUCTANCE AMPLIFIER-BASED INSTRUMENTATION AMPLIFIERS

Honeywell International I...

1. A variable-gain instrumentation amplifier comprising:
a first dual-output transconductance amplifier (DOTA) configured to receive a first input voltage;
a second DOTA configured to receive a second input voltage;
a first resistive element connected between the first and second DOTAs;
an amplifier comprising an inverting input, the amplifier being connected to the second DOTA output at the inverting input;
and

a second resistive element configured to connect the second DOTA and the inverting input to an output of the amplifier,
wherein at least one of the resistive elements comprises a variable resistive element,
wherein the first resistive element comprises two potentiometers.

US Pat. No. 9,112,287

SWAGING CONNECTION STRUCTURE

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A swaging connection structure, comprising:
a tubular metal foil member made by forming conductive metal foil into tubular shape;
a tubular connection part made of conductive metal and configured to be inserted inside the tubular metal foil member; and
a metallic ring-shaped swaging member deformable by swaging, and configured to pass the tubular metal foil member therethrough,
the ring-shaped swaging member including

a first deformed part, and a second deformed part, both formed inwardly into edgeless and dent shape by swaging the ring-shaped
swaging member from its outside to inside,

wherein the tubular metal foil member and the tubular connection part are made to abut to each other by the first deformed
part and by the second deformed part so as to be mechanically and electrically connected with each other.

US Pat. No. 9,112,607

LOW POWER LOW COMPLEXITY CHROMATIC DISPERSION COMPENSATION

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method for filtering data from an optical signal, comprising:
converting to the frequency domain a current set of samples of one polarization utilizing a module configured in a Fast Fourier
Transform (FFT) mode, the FFT mode configuration having constant multipliers, and a size of the current set of samples matching
a size of the FFT in the FFT mode configuration;

filtering the converted current set of samples to compensate for chromatic dispersion in an optical path while converting
to the frequency domain a next set of samples of a different polarization utilizing the module in the FFT mode;

converting to the time domain the filtered current set of samples utilizing the same module configured in an Inverse Fast
Fourier Transform (IFFT) mode while filtering the converted next set of samples to compensate for chromatic dispersion in
the optical path, the IFFT mode configuration having the same constant multipliers as the FFT mode configuration, and a size
of the filtered current set of samples matching a size of the IFFT in the IFFT mode configuration; and

converting to the time domain the filtered next set of samples utilizing the module in the IFFT mode.

US Pat. No. 9,110,523

STYLUS AND STYLUS CIRCUITRY FOR CAPACITIVE TOUCH SCREENS

JCM Electronics Stylus, L...

1. A circuit for a capacitive touch screen stylus, the circuit comprising:
a. a conductive tip for providing capacitive coupling with a capacitive touch screen;
b. an inverting charge integrator connected to the conductive tip for providing an output signal proportional to a charge
induced at the conductive tip;

c. an inverting amplifier for generating an amplified signal proportional to the signal output from the inverting charge integrator;
d. a conductive contact for providing electrical or capacitive coupling between the amplified signal and an exterior of the
stylus; and

e. a power supply circuit for powering the inverting charge integrator and the inverting amplifier.

US Pat. No. 9,109,754

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING UNIFORM FLOW OF GAS

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A gas distribution apparatus for controlling flow of gas into a process chamber, comprising:
a spiral delivery channel having an inlet end, an outlet end and a length, the delivery channel having a plurality of apertures
spaced along the length;

an inlet on the inlet end of the delivery channel, the inlet connectable to a gas source, wherein flow of the gas is controllable
by a gas valve in communication with the inlet; and

an outlet on the outlet end of the delivery channel, the outlet connectable to a vacuum source, wherein vacuum pressure through
the outlet is controllable by an outlet valve to provide a reduced pressure at the outlet; and

a controller to regulate the flow of the gas through the delivery channel and into the process chamber by opening and closing
the outlet valve during gas delivery and gas purging in the channel to control the flow of gas through the apertures along
the length of the channel.

US Pat. No. 9,112,669

FEEDBACK SCHEME FOR MU-MIMO

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A method to manage feedback in a communication system, the method comprising:
sending a sounding package to a mobile station of a group of mobile stations over an antenna array of a multiple user multiple
input multiple output (MU-MIMO) system, the sounding package to include multiple feedback parameters for feedback from the
mobile station, the feedback parameters to comprise a feedback type and a feedback dimension; and

receiving a feedback matrix from the mobile station in accordance with the feedback type and the feedback dimension of the
sounding package.

US Pat. No. 9,112,050

DICING TAPE THERMAL MANAGEMENT BY WAFER FRAME SUPPORT RING COOLING DURING PLASMA DICING

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A method of dicing a semiconductor wafer comprising a plurality of integrated circuits, the method comprising:
introducing a substrate supported by a substrate carrier into a plasma etch chamber, the substrate having a patterned mask
thereon covering integrated circuits and exposing streets of the substrate, and the substrate carrier having a backside, wherein
the substrate carrier comprises an outer tape frame and supporting dicing tape, and wherein the outer tape frame is thermally
conductive;

supporting at least a portion of the backside of the substrate carrier on a chuck of the plasma etch chamber;
cooling substantially all of the backside of the substrate carrier, the cooling comprising cooling at least a first portion
of the backside of the substrate carrier by the chuck, wherein cooling substantially all of the backside of the substrate
carrier comprises cooling the tape frame and the substrate; and

plasma etching the substrate through the streets to singulate the integrated circuits while performing the cooling substantially
all of the backside of the substrate carrier; and wherein cooling substantially all of the backside of the substrate carrier,
further comprises cooling the tape frame of the backside of the substrate carrier with a cooling concentric chuck ring surrounding
the chuck.

US Pat. No. 9,112,225

PRECURSOR FORMULATION FOR BATTERY ACTIVE MATERIALS SYNTHESIS

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A chemical composition, comprising:
a water miscible solution comprising a first battery active metal cation, a second batter active metal cation, and reactive
anions, wherein the first battery active metal cation is lithium; and

a water miscible organic material selected from the group consisting of hexamethylene tetramine, carbohydrazide, oxalic acid
dihydrazide, malonic acid dihydrazide, maleic hydrazide, diformyl hydrazide, tetraformal trisazine, and combinations and derivatives
thereof, wherein the water miscible organic material is between about 0.1 weight percent and about 10 weight percent of the
chemical composition.

US Pat. No. 9,112,424

POWER SUPPLY DEVICE HAVING IMPROVED POWER CONVERSION EFFICIENCY IN LIGHT LOAD CONDITIONS

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A power supply device, comprising:
a power supply unit supplying preset DC power by switching input power using a full bridge by a phase shift method; and
a control unit controlling a switching time of a switch of the full bridge according to a load state in which the DC power
is received from the power supply unit;

wherein the switch of the full bridge of the power supply unit includes:
first and second leading leg switches; and
first and second lagging leg switches;
wherein the control unit maintains a switching on time of at least one of the first and second lagging leg switches as before,
in the case that the load current is above a predetermined load current; and

wherein the control unit delays a switching on time of at least one of the first and second lagging leg switches, in the case
that the load current is below the predetermined load current;

wherein the switching on time is a point in time of switching on the first or second lagging leg.

US Pat. No. 9,110,838

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING DYNAMIC PROCESS DATA ACROSS REDUNDANT INPUT/OUTPUT MODULES

Honeywell International I...

1. A method comprising:
receiving first data at a first input/output (I/O) module from a second I/O module, the first data defining a programmable
device configuration;

configuring a programmable device in the first I/O module based on the first data, the programmable device associated with
a first I/O channel of the first I/O module, wherein the programmable device implements a counter configured to count pulses
in an input signal and output a first counter value;

receiving second data at the first I/O module from the second I/O module, the second data associated with a second I/O channel
of the second I/O module, the second data comprising a second counter value associated with the second I/O channel; and

synchronizing the first I/O channel with the second I/O channel based on the second data, wherein the synchronizing comprises
updating the counter based on the second counter value.

US Pat. No. 9,109,979

Z-AXIS TEST COUPON STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING PROCESS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A Z-axis test coupon structure, comprising:
a plurality of tensile specimens, each tensile specimen having a longitudinal axis, and the tensile specimens being circumferentially
space about a circle having a center on a first axis of the Z-axis test coupon structure such that the longitudinal axes of
the tensile specimens are parallel to the first axis;

and at least one web bridging a gap between adjacent ones of the plurality of tensile specimens to connect adjacent ones of
the plurality of tensile specimens.

US Pat. No. 9,109,170

BIODIESEL COLD FILTRATION PROCESS

REG Biofuels, LLC, Ames,...

1. A method for removing impurities from biodiesel, comprising:
producing biodiesel from a feedstock using a process with temperatures exceeding 38° C., with the biodiesel meeting ASTM D6751-06
specification; then

cooling the biodiesel to a temperature of less than 38° C. using a cooling system to form particulates of impurities; and
then

filtering the cooled biodiesel to remove the particulates;
wherein the cooling system is an economizer.

US Pat. No. 9,111,748

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

Hitachi Kokusai Electric ...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device comprising forming thin films on a plurality of substrates by performing
a cycle a predetermined number of times, the cycle comprising:
(a) supplying a process gas into a process container and confining the process gas in the process container with the plurality
of substrates arranged and supported by a support being accommodated in the process container, the process container comprising
an outer reaction tube and an inner reaction tube disposed in the outer reaction tube, the outer reaction tube having at least
a flat top inner surface at an upper end portion thereof, and the inner reaction tube having a flat top inner surface at an
upper end portion thereof covering at least a portion of a top surface of the support arranging and supporting the plurality
of substrates in the inner reaction tube and including a communication section connecting an inside of the inner reaction
tube to an inside of the outer reaction tube, wherein the communication section is disposed at a region other than a region
horizontally encompassing a substrate arrangement region where the plurality of substrates are arranged;

(b) maintaining a state where the process gas is confined in the process container; and
(c) exhausting the process gas from the process container via the communication section and a space between the inner reaction
tube and the outer reaction tube.

US Pat. No. 9,108,153

EXHAUST PURIFICATION SYSTEM OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. An exhaust purification system of an internal combustion engine comprising:
an engine exhaust passage;
an exhaust treatment catalyst arranged inside of the engine exhaust passage;
a coat layer formed on a substrate of the exhaust treatment catalyst, wherein
the coat layer comprises at least a top coat layer and a bottom coat layer, wherein
the top coat layer is comprised of an exhaust purification catalyst for reacting NOx contained in exhaust gas and reformed hydrocarbons, wherein

a precious metal catalyst is carried on an exhaust gas flow surface of the exhaust purification catalyst and a basic exhaust
gas flow surface part is formed around the precious metal catalyst, and

the bottom coat layer is comprised of an NOx absorption catalyst that adsorbs NOx contained in exhaust gas and desorbs the adsorbed NOx if a temperature of the bottom coat layer rises; and

an electronic control unit, wherein the electronic control unit is configured to control a vibration of a concentration of
hydrocarbons flowing into the exhaust treatment catalyst within a predetermined range of amplitude and within a predetermined
range of period, and is configured to control the vibration period of the hydrocarbon concentration longer than the predetermined
range of period, wherein

when the electronic control unit controls the vibration of the concentration of hydrocarbons flowing into the exhaust treatment
catalyst within the predetermined range of amplitude and within the predetermined range of period, the exhaust purification
catalyst has a property of producing a reducing intermediate containing nitrogen and hydrocarbons that chemically reduces
the NOx contained in the exhaust and/or NOx desorbed from the NOx absorption catalyst by a reducing action of the produced reducing intermediate, and the exhaust purification catalyst chemically
reduces the NOx that is contained in exhaust gas and/or NOx desorbed from the NOx absorption catalyst without storing, or storing a fine amount of nitrates in the basic exhaust gas flow surface part, and

when the electronic control unit controls the vibration period of the hydrocarbon concentration longer than the predetermined
range of period, the exhaust treatment catalyst has a property of being increased in storage amount of NOx that is contained in exhaust gas.

US Pat. No. 9,108,062

VENTRICULAR PACING TO AUGMENT ATRIAL NATRIURETIC HORMONE PRODUCTION

Cardiac Pacemakers,Inc., ...

16. An apparatus comprising:
a cardiac rhythm management device comprising:
a ventricular pacing circuit, configured to deliver a ventricular pace;
a processor circuit, coupled to the ventricular pacing circuit, the processor configured to comprise a first operating mode,
the processor configured to time delivery of the ventricular pace, when in the first operating mode, so that: delivery of
the ventricular pace is synchronized to occur during an atrial diastole time period, and delivery of the ventricular pace
results in a substantial overlap of ventricular systole and atrial systole; and

a physiologic sensor, coupled to the processor, the physiologic sensor configured to measure physiologic parameters of a subject
including a physical activity, a cardiac output, and a fluid status;

wherein the processor is configured to adjust the first operating mode based on the physiologic parameters, including using
information about the fluid status and limiting use of the first mode of operation to when the physical activity is above
a first threshold and to when cardiac output is below a second threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,112,690

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROL IN-ORDER DELIVERY

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method for medium access control (MAC) in-order delivery, the method comprising:
receiving a plurality of MAC protocol data units (PDUs), wherein each MAC PDU includes a plurality of data packets, each of
the plurality of data packets corresponding to one of a plurality of data flows; and

delivering the plurality of data packets included in the plurality of MAC PDUs to an upper layer by a MAC entity, wherein
each of the plurality of data packets are delivered to the upper layer in sequence order on a condition that MAC in-order
delivery is activated for a corresponding one of the plurality of data flows, and wherein the MAC in-order delivery is activated
independently for each of the plurality of data flows.

US Pat. No. 9,112,654

WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WITH MULTIPLE TRELLIS DECODERS AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A wireless communications device comprising:
a receiver; and
a decoder coupled downstream from said receiver and configured to alternatively decode
a first signal using a first trellis state transition map comprising first valid transitions, the first signal having a first
modulation order, and

a plurality of second signals using a plurality of second trellis state transition maps comprising a plurality of respective
second valid transitions defined from the first valid transitions, the plurality of second signals having respective modulation
orders less than the first modulation order.

US Pat. No. 9,112,615

LOW CYCLE SLIP PHASE RECOVERY FOR COHERENT RECEIVER

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method for correcting data from an optical signal, comprising:
detecting in a coherent receiver, a cycle slip occurrence within a frame based on a unique word in the frame;
identifying a location in the frame where the cycle slip occurred based on measurements made within the frame; and
adjusting a phase of a portion of the frame subsequent to the location of the cycle slip to correct that portion of the frame
for the cycle slip by rotating the phase of the portion of the frame that is subsequent to the location of the cycle slip.

US Pat. No. 9,112,433

POWER GENERATION UNIT, BATTERY, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, TRANSPORTATION DEVICE, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING POWER GENERATION UNIT

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A power generation unit comprising:
a deforming member adapted to deform while switching a deformation direction;
a piezoelectric device provided to the deforming member,
a displacement detection section adapted to detect that the deforming member is displaced beyond a predetermined level;
an inductor electrically connected to the piezoelectric device;
a switch disposed between the piezoelectric device and the inductor
a capacitor electrically connected to the piezoelectric device;
a full bridge rectifier disposed between the piezoelectric device and the capacitor; and
a control section adapted to set the piezoelectric device and the inductor to an electrically conductive state via the switch
when the displacement detection section detects that the deforming member is displaced beyond the predetermined level,

wherein the inductor is connected in parallel to the piezoelectric device and the switch is connected in series to the inductor.

US Pat. No. 9,111,666

AUTOMOTIVE INSULATED WIRE, AND AUTOMOTIVE WIRING HARNESS

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An automotive insulated wire comprising:
a metallic conductor; and
an insulation covering layer that covers the outer periphery of the metallic conductor,
wherein the insulation covering layer comprises a mixed resin composition that comprises resin ingredients that comprise
an ingredient A: a polysulfone resin, and
an ingredient B: an aromatic polyester resin comprising polybutylene napthalate, and
wherein a total of 100 parts by mass of the ingredients A and B in the mixed resin composition comprises 95 to 60 parts by
mass of the ingredient A, and 5 to 40 parts by mass of the ingredient B.

US Pat. No. 9,109,005

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING OF CICLESONIDE

Boehringer Ingelheim Inte...

1. A process for preparing ciclesonide of formula 1,

characterized in that a compound of formula 2

wherein R1 is Br, is reacted with a salt of formula


wherein
X+ denotes alkali metal ions or N(R2)4+, wherein R2 denotes C1-6-alkyl and further characterized in that the compound of formula 2 is prepared by a regioselective bromination of a compound
of formula 3


US Pat. No. 9,110,343

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A liquid crystal display device comprising:
an illuminator; and
a liquid crystal panel arranged to perform a display operation using light which is emitted from the illuminator; wherein:
the liquid crystal panel includes a pair of substrates and a liquid crystal layer provided between the pair of substrates;
the liquid crystal layer is formed of a liquid crystal material which contains molecules having at least one of a carbon-carbon
triple bond and a polycyclic group;

the illuminator includes a light source causing primary generation of at least blue light, among other light which is used
for displaying; and

the light source is a light-emitting diode.

US Pat. No. 9,113,575

WIRING BOARD WITH BUILT-IN ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki ...

1. A wiring board with a built-in electronic component, comprising:
a substrate having an accommodation portion;
an electronic component having an electrode and accommodated in the accommodation portion of the substrate;
an adhesive layer formed in the accommodation portion of the substrate such that the adhesive layer is positioning the electronic
component in the accommodation portion of the substrate;

a conductive layer having a wiring conductive pattern and a planar conductive pattern formed directly on a surface of the
substrate such that the planar conductive pattern is formed directly on a surface of the adhesive layer and extending over
the electrode of the electronic component; and

at least one via conductor formed in the adhesive layer such that the via conductor is connecting the planar conductive pattern
of the conductive layer and the electrode of the electronic component,

wherein the conductive layer is formed such that the wiring conductive pattern and the planar conductive pattern have a same
thickness, the electrode of the electronic component has a portion which faces the planar conductive pattern of the conductive
layer and which has a plurality of outer edges facing outward with respect to a surface of the electronic component on which
the portion of the electrode is formed, and the planar conductive pattern of the conductive layer has a portion positioned
directly over at least one of the outer edges of the electrode of the electronic component.

US Pat. No. 9,109,942

METHOD OF CALCULATING PAYLOAD MATERIAL WEIGHT AND MACHINE USING SAME

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A machine having a payload material weight calculation algorithm executable thereon, comprising:
a machine frame supported by a conveyance;
a dump body pivotally mounted on the machine frame and having a loaded condition in which the dump body supports a payload
material and an unloaded condition in which the dump body is substantially free of the payload material;

a first front strut and a first rear strut positioned to support the dump body relative to the machine frame; and
an electronic controller in communication with the first front strut and the first rear strut and configured to:
determine a first force on the first front strut and the first rear strut in the unloaded condition,
adjust the first force based on at least one of an unloaded front strut friction force corresponding to the unloaded condition
and an unloaded rear strut friction force corresponding to the unloaded condition to define an unloaded weight,

determine a second force on the first front strut and the first rear strut in the loaded condition,
adjust the second force based on at least one of a loaded front strut friction force corresponding to the loaded condition
and a loaded rear strut friction force corresponding to the loaded condition to define a loaded weight, and

determine a weight of the payload material based on a difference between the loaded weight and the unloaded weight.

US Pat. No. 9,112,579

SWITCHING VSAT TRANSMITTER WITH SMART STAND-BY MODE

Gilat Satellite Networks ...

1. A very small aperture terminal (VSAT) for communicating to a hub, comprising:
a control unit having a receiver, the control unit configured to:
intermittently tune the receiver to and wait for a lock on a signal from the hub;
wait for an activation message when the receiver is locked on the signal from the hub, wherein the activation message is broadcasted
continuously to all VSATs and includes a list of a plurality of VSAT IDs, wherein the list is configured to specify VSATs
that are to switch to an active mode;

determine whether to power down at least the receiver based on whether a VSAT ID of the VSAT is included in the list; and
power down at least the receiver in response to determining that the VSAT ID is not included in the list.

US Pat. No. 9,110,640

MEMORY COMBINATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEM USING THE SAME

INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOL...

1. A memory combination comprising:
a first riser board having a first edge and a second edge parallel to each other;
a second riser board having a third edge and a fourth edge parallel to each other;
a pivotal plate, wherein two ends of the pivotal plate are pivotally connected to the first riser board to be adjacent to
the first edge and to the second riser board to be adjacent to the third edge, respectively;

a first engaging member disposed on the first riser board to be adjacent to the second edge;
a second engaging member disposed on the second riser board to be adjacent to the fourth edge; and
a handle, wherein one end of the handle is pivotally connected to the first engaging member so that the other end of the handle
can be moved optionally towards or away from the second edge and the fourth edge,

wherein when the first and second riser boards rotate relative to the pivotal plate to be perpendicular to the pivotal plate,
and wherein the first engaging member is engaged with the second engaging member.

US Pat. No. 9,113,193

VIDEO CONTENT ITEM TIMELINE

CISCO TECHNOLOGY INC., S...

1. A method implemented on a computing device, the method comprising:
querying a database for data related to a video content item currently being displayed on a display device, said video content
item comprising at least one video scene;

receiving said data upon identifying said video content item in said database, said data comprising metadata relevant to one
or more promoted objects appearing in said at least one video scene and a maximum number of promoted objects to display;

generating a graphical timeline of said video content item using said metadata, wherein said graphical timeline comprises
an interactive visual indication and an interactive thumbnail for each of said one or more promoted objects appearing in said
at least one of video scene, said interactive visual indication identifying a particular promoted object from said one or
more promoted objects and said interactive thumbnail identifying a video scene of said video content item in which said particular
promoted object appears; and

displaying said generated graphical timeline of said video content item, said graphical timeline being displayed by adjusting
a zoom factor value of said display device so that said maximum number of promoted objects can be displayed on said display
device.

US Pat. No. 9,112,297

CONNECTOR HAVING TERMINAL ACCOMMODATING CHAMBERS

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A connector comprising:
a connector housing having a plurality of terminal accommodating chambers partitioned by partition walls formed in the connector
housing, wherein

each of the terminal accommodating chambers is provided, on one face thereof in a longitudinal direction of the terminal accommodating
chamber, with a terminal insertion opening through which a mating terminal is to be inserted and is provided, on the other
face in the longitudinal direction, with a wire withdrawal opening through which a wire is withdrawn,

the plurality of terminal accommodating chambers comprise at least one first terminal accommodating chamber intended to accommodate
a terminal therein and at least one second terminal accommodating chamber intended to accommodate no terminal therein, and

the connector housing is provided, in the second terminal accommodating chamber, with:
a first shielding wall which defines an erroneous-insertion allowable space for allowing the mating terminal to be inserted
into the second terminal accommodating chamber erroneously; and

a second shielding wall arranged between the first shield wall and the wire withdrawal opening.

US Pat. No. 9,107,779

BODILY FLUID ABSORBENT ARTICLE INCLUDING BODILY FLUID ABSORBENT CORE AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE CORE

UNICHARM CORPORATION, Eh...

1. A bodily fluid absorbent article, comprising:
a bodily fluid absorbent core having a predetermined thickness and including therein liquid-absorbent fibers and superabsorbent
polymer particles;

a liquid-pervious sheet covering a skin-facing surface of the core;
a liquid-impervious sheet covering a non-skin-facing surface of the core; and
elastic members secured under tension to the liquid-impervious sheet,wherein
the non-skin-facing surface is opposite to the skin-facing surface,
the core has one or more elongated depressions sinking from the skin-facing surface toward the non-skin-facing surface,
the core comprises
one or more surface layers each formed of the liquid-absorbent fibers to define a peripheral wall or peripheral walls of the
one or more elongated depressions, and

an inner section covered by the one or more surface layers and formed of the liquid-absorbent fibers and the superabsorbent
polymer particles mixed together,

said one or more elongated depressions are through-holes extending from the skin-facing surface to the non-skin-facing surface,
the core has a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction being orthogonal to each other,
the core includes the one or more elongated depressions in a middle of the core as viewed in the transverse direction, and
the elastic members extend across the one or more elongated depressions in the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 9,112,288

ELECTRIC WIRE WITH CRIMP TERMINAL

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An electric wire with a crimp terminal, comprising
an elongated conductor portion that extends in a longitudinal direction, an outer peripheral surface of the conductor portion
into which a plurality of metal element wires is bundled together being covered with an insulating sheath portion into the
electric wire, the plurality of metal element wires including peripheral metal element wires that constitute the outer peripheral
surface of the conductor and that contact the insulating sheath portion, the conductor portion defining a terminal portion
that is exposed, and

a conductor crimping portion of the crimp terminal that is crimped onto the exposed conductor portion, the exposed conductor
portion includes a one side portion side,

wherein terminal surfaces of the plurality of metal element wires are cut in alignments so that the terminal surface of at
least one of the peripheral metal element wires extends longitudinally further than the terminal surface of another of the
peripheral metal element wires, the at least one of the peripheral metal element wires being disposed farthest in a radial
direction from the one side portion side of the exposed conductor portion; wherein the exposed conductor portion has a plurality
of steps formed on the one side portion side.

US Pat. No. 9,110,674

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMIC POWER MANAGEMENT AND PERFORMANCE ADJUSTMENT OF MEDIA PLAYING

MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD...

1. A method for dynamically adjusting a processing speed of a pipeline, wherein the pipeline includes components that are
synchronized for processing media, the method comprising:
determining a speed at which the pipeline processes the media, wherein the speed is a measure of frames per unit time;
determining if the speed exceeds or is lower than a predetermined threshold set for a target pipeline performance level;
selecting, from among the components of the pipeline, one or more of the components that is the most power consuming or that
is causing a bottleneck in the speed at which the pipeline processes the media;

if the speed at which the pipeline processes the media exceeds the predetermined threshold, then decreasing a component performance
level of the one or more of the selected components to decrease the speed at which the pipeline processes the media; and

if the speed at which the pipeline processes the media is lower than the predetermined threshold but the component performance
level of the one or more of the selected components is high enough to support the target pipeline performance level, then
increasing the component performance level of the one or more of the selected components to increase the speed at which the
pipeline processes the media.

US Pat. No. 9,112,256

NON-RECIPROCAL CIRCUIT ELEMENT

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A non-reciprocal circuit element comprising:
a first center conductor;
a second center conductor;
a third center conductor;
a microwave magnetic body; and
a permanent magnet; wherein
the first, second and third center conductors are disposed, in an insulated state and intersecting with one another, around
the microwave magnetic body to which a direct current magnetic field is applied by the permanent magnet;

one end of the first center conductor defines a first port, one end of the second center conductor defines a second port,
and one end of the third center conductor defines a third port;

the first port is connected to a first terminal, the second port is connected to a second terminal, and the third port is
connected to a third terminal;

a first capacitance element is connected to the first center conductor in parallel, and a second capacitance element is connected
to the second center conductor in parallel;

other ends of the first center conductor, the second center conductor, and the third center conductor are connected to one
another, and are grounded via a first inductance element and a third capacitance element that are connected in series;

a second inductance element is connected to one end of the third center conductor in parallel, and another end of the second
inductance element is grounded; and

a fourth capacitance element is connected to a connection point between the one end of the third center electrode and the
second inductance element, and another end of the fourth capacitance element is connected to the third terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,113,447

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO REGISTER WITH EXTERNAL NETWORKS IN WIRELESS NETWORK ENVIRONMENTS

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method to register a device with a service provider, the method comprising:
receiving, through a media access control (MAC) sub-layer network connection in a wireless local area network (WLAN) via a
wireless local area network (WLAN) hotspot, a message from the device, wherein the message starts the process by which the
device registers with the service provider;

sending, through the MAC sub-layer network connection via the WLAN, a response to the device in response to the message, the
response including one or more subscription usage plans associated with registering the device with the service provider to
obtain network access; and

receiving, through the MAC sub-layer network connection via the WLAN, registration information from the device, the registration
information associated with one of the one or more registration plans selected by the device.

US Pat. No. 9,112,273

ANTENNA ASSEMBLY

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. An antenna assembly for operation at a frequency in excess of 200MHz, comprising the combination of a dielectrically loaded
antenna and a housing, the housing incorporating a connector for coupling the antenna to host equipment, wherein:
the antenna comprises an insulative core which has an outer surface and is shaped to define a central antenna axis, at least
one conductive element on or adjacent the core outer surface, and a laminate board on the central axis, the outer surface
of the core including proximal and distal surface portions oriented transversely with respect to the axis and a side surface
portion surrounding the axis and extending between the proximal and distal surface portions, and the laminate board extending
proximally from the proximal core surface portion;

the housing comprises a housing body which forms a hollow conductive shield for the laminate board, and is centred on the
antenna axis, the housing body having a distal recess which is bounded by a distal housing rim and is shaped and dimensioned
to house a proximal portion of the antenna with the distal rim surrounding and engaging the side surface portion, a side wall
which extends proximally from the housing rim to surround the axis thereby to enclose an interior space containing the laminate
board, and a proximal connector portion housing a signal contact insulated from the conductive shield and connected to a signal
conductor of the laminate board;

and the housing is shaped to provide a mounting surface which, in a cross-sectional plane perpendicular to the axis, defines
a periphery of an area in the said plane which area is at least as great as the cross-sectional area of the said proximal
portion of the antenna, the mounting surface being located proximally on the housing, and wherein the housing includes an
insulative cover which surrounds the antenna and the housing body so as to substantially match the profile of and encapsulate
both the antenna and the housing body.

US Pat. No. 9,112,042

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR

E INK HOLDINGS INC., Hsi...

1. A thin film transistor, configured for being disposed on a substrate, comprising:
a gate electrode, disposed on the substrate;
an organic gate dielectric layer, disposed on the substrate to cover the gate electrode;
a source electrode and a drain electrode, disposed above the organic gate dielectric layer;
a metal oxide semiconductor layer, disposed on the organic gate dielectric layer and contacts with the source electrode and
the drain electrode; and

a barrier layer disposed between the metal oxide semiconductor layer and the organic gate dielectric layer, and disposed between
the metal oxide semiconductor layer and the source electrode/drain electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,109,704

COMPRESSED-AIR CONTROL DEVICE WITH MOLDED SEAL

WABCO GmbH, Hannover (DE...

1. A device, comprising:
a compressed-air-actuatable piston;
a cylinder arranged so as to be movable relative to the compressed-air-actuatable piston;
a molded seal arranged in a groove defined in the compressed-air-actuatable piston, the molded seal being in contact with
the cylinder;

a compressed-air actuation chamber for compressed-air actuation of the piston formed on one side of the molded seal between
the compressed-air-actuatable piston and the cylinder, the compressed-air actuation chamber being chargeable with a first
pressure and sealed off by the molded seal; and

a second chamber formed on an opposite side of the molded seal between the at least one compressed-air-actuatable piston and
the cylinder, the second chamber being chargeable with a second pressure, the molded seal together with the at least one first
component forming at least one overflow valve.

US Pat. No. 9,113,436

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INFORMATION TRANSMISSION

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. A method for information transmission, comprising:
an evolved packet data gateway (ePDG) notifying a policy and charging rules function (PCRF) entity of location information
of a user equipment (UE);

the PCRF entity establishing a S9 session with a broadband policy control function (BPCF) entity;
the PCRF entity sending the location information of the UE to the BPCF entity using the S9 session;
wherein, the location information comprises an identifier and tunnel information of the UE, the UE identifier comprises a
fixed network access identifier of the UE, and the tunnel information comprises local IP address information of the UE;

wherein, after the step of the PCRF entity sending the location information of the UE to the BPCF entity using the S9 session,
the ePDG entity sends an internet protocol security (IP-Sec) tunnel establishment success message to the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,113,374

METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING HANDOVER IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

INTERDIGITAL TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method for recovering from an unsuccessful handover, the method comprising:
a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) receiving a handover command while connected in a source cell, wherein the handover
command is received from a source evolved Node-B (eNode-B) that serves the source cell, the handover command triggers the
WTRU to attempt to handover from the source cell to a target cell, and the handover command comprises reconfiguration information
for the WTRU to operate in the target cell;

the WTRU attempting to access the target cell using a random access channel (RACH) procedure, wherein the RACH procedure is
used for performing timing adjustment in the target cell;

the WTRU determining that the handover from the source cell to the target cell was unsuccessful;
the WTRU selecting a cell to attempt to access in response to determining that the handover from the source cell to the target
cell was unsuccessful, wherein the WTRU selects the source cell or another cell served by the source eNode-B as the cell the
WTRU attempts to access; and

the WTRU accessing the source cell or the other cell served by the source eNode-B, wherein the WTRU sends an indication of
a cell identity (ID) of the source cell with a radio network temporary identifier (RNTI) via the source cell or the other
cell served by the source eNode-B in order to facilitate detection of the WTRU by the source eNode B.

US Pat. No. 9,112,420

CURRENT REGULATION APPARATUS

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

1. A current regulation apparatus comprising:
a trans unit comprising an auxiliary winding unit;
a first switching unit controlling an operation of the trans unit;
an error voltage detection unit and a feedback unit connected to the auxiliary winding unit of the trans unit; and
a control unit adjusting a turn-on section of the first switching unit according to an output voltage of a voltage comparison
unit,

wherein the error voltage detection unit includes:
a voltage detection unit detecting a voltage induced to the auxiliary winding unit,
the voltage comparison unit comparing a voltage detected by the voltage detection unit and a reference voltage, and
the error voltage detection unit and the feedback unit are connected to both ends of the auxiliary winding unit, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,108,437

PRINTING APPARATUS, TREATMENT OBJECT MODIFYING APPARATUS, PRINTING SYSTEM, AND PRINTED MATERIAL MANUFACTURING METHOD

RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED, ...

1. A printing apparatus comprising:
a plasma treatment unit that performs plasma treatment on a surface of a treatment object to acidify at least the surface
of the treatment object;

a recording unit that performs an inkjet recording process on the surface of the treatment object subjected to the plasma
treatment by the plasma treatment unit; and

a control unit that adjusts plasma energy for the plasma treatment according to a type of an ink used in the inkjet recording
process.

US Pat. No. 9,112,260

MICROSTRIP ANTENNA

Tata Consultancy Services...

1. A microstrip antenna comprising:
a dielectric substrate;
a first metallic layer on a first side of the dielectric substrate, wherein the first metallic layer comprises one or more
end-to-end slots to divide the first metallic layer into a plurality of microstrip patches;

a second metallic layer on a second side, opposite to the first side, of the dielectric substrate, wherein the second metallic
layer comprises two end-to-end slots and wherein the two end-to-end slots are of predefined widths based on a radiation pattern;
and

a feed circuit electromagnetically coupled to the plurality of microstrip patches and the second metallic layer.

US Pat. No. 9,111,008

DOCUMENT INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A search support system that is connectable to a user terminal through a network and supports a search when the user terminal
causes a search engine to search a large indefinite number of documents on the network, the search support system comprising:
a processing circuit configured to prepare a dummy button in which designation information designating a particular search
engine and a search key to be used in the particular search engine are set, so that the search key is transmitted to the particular
search engine, and the particular search engine is caused to perform a search, and to add the prepared dummy button to a predetermined
document prior to performing the search using the search key;

a memory to store therein the document to which the dummy button is added; and
a transmitter to transmit the document to the user terminal by retrieving the document from the memory in response to a transmission
request from the user terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,109,563

CRADLED FUEL INJECTOR MOUNT ASSEMBLY

DENSO International Ameri...

1. A fuel injector cradle mount assembly for a vehicle having an engine, the fuel injector cradle mount assembly comprising:
a fuel injector rail;
a connective inlet assembly coupled to the fuel injector rail, the connective inlet assembly including a fuel cup and an alignment
ring separate from the fuel cup, wherein the fuel cup includes a collar that defines an indentation, the collar radially extends
from one end of the fuel cup that is opposite to the other end of the fuel cup that is coupled to the fuel injector rail,
and the alignment ring is disposed around the fuel cup and directly abuts with the collar of the fuel cup;

a fuel injector includes a torso and a nozzle, the torso having a first end and a second end, wherein the torso includes a
base portion on the first end, and the torso defines an inlet on the second end opposite the first end;

a cradle having a top end and a bottom end, wherein the top end extends to the connective inlet assembly to form a panel,
the bottom end bends to form a shoulder having an “L” shaped cross-section; and

a clip including a neck disposed at the indentation of the fuel cup, wherein
the fuel injector is arranged and secured between the connective inlet assembly and the cradle, the inlet of the fuel injector
is coupled to the connective assembly, the base portion of the fuel injector rests on the shoulder, the panel is coupled to
the alignment ring of the connective inlet assembly, and the fuel injector is supported by the cradle and the fuel injector
rail,

the alignment ring of the connective inlet assembly is positioned between the cradle and the fuel cup such that the alignment
ring isolates the cradle from the fuel cup;

the panel is directly coupled to the connective inlet assembly;
the fuel cup has a column, one end of the column is coupled to the fuel injector rail and the other end has the collar that
is integral with the column, and the collar defines a cavity, and

the alignment ring has a rim, an upper perimeter, a bottom perimeter below the upper perimeter, and a flush surface,
the rim is located at a bottom portion of the alignment ring,
the flush surface extends from the upper perimeter to the bottom perimeter along a portion of the alignment ring,
the upper perimeter has an upper ledge on either side of the flush surface, the bottom perimeter has a bottom ledge below
the upper ledge on either side of the flush surface,

the upper ledge and the bottom ledge extend radially outwards from the upper perimeter and the bottom perimeter, respectively,
and the upper ledge and the bottom ledge define a retention groove on either side of the flush surface, and

the alignment ring sits around the column, the rim is disposed in the cavity of the fuel cup, and the bottom portion of the
alignment ring rests on the collar.

US Pat. No. 9,111,959

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURE METHOD THEREOF

MagnaChip Semiconductor, ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a well region disposed in a substrate;
a gate disposed on the substrate;
a halo region disposed in a channel region under the gate; and
a source LDD region and a drain LDD region disposed on opposite sides of the halo region,
wherein the halo region is spaced apart from the source LDD region and the drain LDD region, and is disposed substantially
at a center of the channel region under the gate.

US Pat. No. 9,111,583

DATA STORAGE DEVICE INCLUDING SELF-TEST FEATURES

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A data storage assembly connectable to a host system comprising: one or more data storage media comprising one or more
rotating discs powered by a spindle motor utilizing power from a host system in normal operation;
an auxiliary power source comprising back electromotive force (EMF) derived from momentum of the rotating discs via the spindle
motor configured to supply power to store data to the one or more data storage media in event of a loss of power from the
host system; and

test circuitry configured to test a usable energy available from momentum associated with the one or more spinning discs to
supply the power to store the data in the event of the loss of power from the host system by interrupting power to the storage
device, writing data to the one or more storage media until usable energy derived from momentum of the rotating discs via
the spindle motor is exhausted, and determining how much usable energy is available based on the amount of data written after
interrupting power to the storage device.

US Pat. No. 9,109,489

VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle capable of running with motive power from at least any of a motor and an engine, comprising:
a power storage device for storing electric power for driving said motor;
a catalytic device configured to be able to electrically heat with electric power from said power storage device, a catalyst
base material to which a catalyst purifying exhaust from said engine is fixed;

an insulator provided between said catalytic device and a housing accommodating said catalytic device; and
a control device controlling a power feed to said catalytic device,
said control device determining an allowance and prohibition of the power feed to said catalytic device in accordance with
a temperature of said insulator.

US Pat. No. 9,107,866

ADHESIN-ENTEROTOXIN CHIMERA BASED IMMUNONGENIC COMPOSITION AGAINST ENTEROTOXIGENIC ESCHERICHIA COLI

The United States of Amer...

1. An immunogenic composition comprising a purified fusion protein, the fusion protein containing an E. coli minor fimbrial adhesin polypeptide or monomer, wherein the fimbrial adhesin polypeptide or monomer is derived from Class 5
fimbriae or CS3 fimbriae and is operatively connected, directly or via a linker and donor strand polypeptide, to a toxin A
subunit polypeptide.

US Pat. No. 9,110,601

BACKUP LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A computing system comprising:
a memory storing processor-executable program code; and
a processor to execute the processor-executable program code in order to cause the computing system to:
determine a plurality of backup jobs based on a backup catalog, the backup catalog comprising a plurality of records, each
of the plurality of records associated with one of the plurality of backup jobs;

receive a first instruction to delete a first backup job of the plurality of backup jobs; and
in response to the first instruction, add a delete record associated with the first backup job to the backup catalog,
wherein the delete record indicates that the first instruction to delete the first backup job was received.

US Pat. No. 9,112,113

SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. A manufacturing method of a semiconductor light emitting element, the method comprising:
a step of forming a device structure layer including a semiconductor layer on a first substrate;
a step of forming a first metal layer on said device structure layer;
a step of forming a second metal layer made of the same material as said first metal layer on a second substrate;
a first treatment step of heating and compressing together said first metal layer and said second metal layer placed so as
to oppose each other, thereby bonding said first metal layer and said second metal layer while maintaining a junction interface
between said first metal layer and said second metal layer;

wherein one of said first metal layer and said second metal layer has a coarse surface which faces said junction interface
and has multiple pyramid-shaped protrusions, and

wherein said first treatment step comprises a step of crushing said pyramid-shaped protrusions; and a second treatment step
of heating said first metal layer and said second metal layer to make said junction interface disappear.

US Pat. No. 9,109,529

FUEL SUPPLYING CONTROLLER

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A fuel supplying controller comprising:
a fuel tank accommodating a fuel;
a supply pump supplying the fuel from the fuel tank to an internal combustion engine of a vehicle;
a fuel filter provided in a passage between the fuel tank and the supply pump, the fuel filter filtering the fuel;
a clogging detection portion detecting a clogging of the fuel filter;
a period setting portion setting a non-detection period where a clogging detection according to the clogging detection portion
is prohibited;

a timer count portion measuring a period from a start of the internal combustion engine to a time point that a timer counter
exceeds the non-detection period;

an ambient-temperature detection portion detecting an ambient temperature of an exterior of the vehicle; and
a residual-fuel detection portion detecting a residual-fuel quantity in the fuel tank, wherein
the period setting portion sets the non-detection period, based on the ambient temperature detected by the ambient-temperature
detection portion and the residual-fuel quantity detected by the residual-fuel detection portion.

US Pat. No. 9,112,738

CONTROL DEVICE HAVING A DIGITAL INTERFACE

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A control device, comprising:
at least one microcontroller;
a digital interface, the digital interface including a transceiver unit and at least one interface controller,
wherein:
the control device is adapted selectably for a first mode in which the at least one interface controller communicates via
an interface with the at least one microcontroller, or for a second mode in which the at least one interface controller is
integrated into the at least one microcontroller;

the transceiver unit includes a plurality of transceivers and a bootstrap circuit; and
the bootstrap circuit generates synchronization pulses for the transceivers in a staggered fashion such that the transceivers
receive respective synchronization pulses at different times.

US Pat. No. 9,111,972

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC ...

1. A substrate processing apparatus comprising a load lock chamber, a transfer chamber and a maintenance passage provided
in order along a length direction from the rear side within a case having a maintenance opening for entry of maintenance personnel
into the maintenance passage from outside the case, and a processing chamber provided above the load lock chamber for processing
a substrate, wherein an opening section, arranged in a wall isolating the maintenance passage from the transfer chamber to
form an air-tight seal, for entry of maintenance personnel into the transfer chamber from the maintenance passage of the case,
and a door for opening and closing the opening section are provided in a location along the length direction at a front side
of the transfer chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,111,767

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND DRIVER CIRCUIT WITH SOURCE AND ISOLATION STRUCTURE INTERCONNECTED THROUGH A DIODE CIRCUIT, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

Freescale Semiconductor, ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a semiconductor substrate having a first conductivity type and a top substrate surface;
a buried layer below the top substrate surface, wherein the buried layer has a second conductivity type that is different
from the first conductivity type;

a sinker region between the top substrate surface and the buried layer, wherein the sinker region has the second conductivity
type, and an isolation structure is formed by the sinker region and the buried layer;

an active device in a portion of the semiconductor substrate contained by the isolation structure, wherein the active device
includes

a body region of the second conductivity type extending from the top substrate surface to a first depth;
a source region of the first conductivity type formed in the body region,
a drift region of the first conductivity type within a central portion of the active area, and
a drain region of the first conductivity type formed in the drift region; and
a diode circuit connected between the isolation structure and the source region.

US Pat. No. 9,108,277

PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING A DEVICE COMPRISING BRAZES PRODUCED FROM METAL OXALATE

THALES, Courbevoie (FR) ...

1. A process for manufacturing a device comprising at least one support and at least one component, comprising:
precipitating a soluble metal salt by oxalic acid or ammonium oxalate to obtain a metal oxalate;
dissolving the metal oxalate in an aqueous-alcoholic solvent to obtain at least one of a suspension and a paste;
heating an assembly of the at least one support and the at least one component at a heating rate greater than around 150°
C./h; and

joining the at least one support and the at least one component by brazing with the at least one of a suspension and a paste,
wherein the metal oxalate generates nanoscale metallic particles, wherein a melting temperature of the nanoscale metallic
particles is lower than a melting temperature of the metal in a bulk state.

US Pat. No. 9,111,870

MICROELECTRONIC PACKAGES CONTAINING STACKED MICROELECTRONIC DEVICES AND METHODS FOR THE FABRICATION THEREOF

FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR I...

1. A method for fabricating a microelectronic package, comprising:
encapsulating a device stack within a molded panel having a frontside and a backside, the device stack comprising:
an upper semiconductor die;
an interconnect buffer layer formed over the upper semiconductor die and covered by the frontside of the molded panel; and
an inner molded body surrounding the upper semiconductor die and underlying the interconnect buffer layer;
removing material from the frontside the molded panel to expose the interconnect buffer layer therethrough;
producing one or more frontside redistribution layers over the frontside of the molded panel and electrically coupled to the
upper semiconductor die through the interconnect buffer layer; and

singulating the molded panel to yield a microelectronic package including a molded package body containing the device stack
and surrounding the inner molded body and the interconnect buffer layer.

US Pat. No. 9,111,584

MOUNTING STRUCTURE FOR DATA STORAGE DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOL...

1. A mounting structure for a data storage device, the mounting structure being configured for mounting the data storage device,
the mounting structure comprising:
a receiving member having a bottom wall and a side wall, the data storage device being configured for accommodating between
the bottom wall and the side wall, the bottom wall having a first edge and a second edge adjacent to each other, the first
edge being connected to the side wall; and

a fastening member being disposed inside the receiving member for being pivotally connected to the receiving member, the fastening
member comprising:

a rod member located next to the side wall, the rod member having a first end and a second end, the second end facing toward
the second edge;

a hook integrally formed at the first end of the rod member; and
an elastic piece having a connecting end, the connecting end being connected to the second end, the elastic piece protruding
toward the first end, the connecting end and the second end being pivotally connected to the receiving member;

wherein when the data storage device is enclosed in the receiving member, the rod member and the elastic piece sandwich and
lean against the data storage device and the hook clasps on the data storage device, and when the hook is off the data storage
device, the elastic piece pushes the data storage device out from the receiving member.

US Pat. No. 9,107,376

SOYBEAN VARIETY A1037450

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety A1037450, wherein a sample of seed of said variety has been deposited under ATCC Accession No.
PTA-121769.

US Pat. No. 9,110,843

RACK AND METHOD THEREOF FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY UPDATING BASIC INPUT OUTPUT SYSTEMS

INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOL...

1. A rack, comprising:
a rack management controller, for receiving a firmware updating file, and generating an updating message according to the
firmware updating file; and

a plurality of server nodes, each of the plurality of server nodes comprising:
a memory, for storing firmware of a basic input output system; and
a baseboard management controller, coupled to the rack management controller and the memory, for receiving the updating message
to download the firmware updating file from the rack management controller and store the downloaded firmware updating file
in a storage space, and for controlling the memory to enter a recovery mode after downloading the firmware updating file,
to write the firmware updating file into the memory so as to update the firmware of the basic input output system;

wherein according to the updating message, the baseboard management controller of each of the plurality of server nodes outputs
a responding message to the rack management controller, the rack management controller determines whether the responding message
is received, if the responding message is received, the corresponding baseboard management controller downloads the firmware
updating file from the rack management controller, if the responding message is not received, the rack management controller
determines whether a number of times that the responding message is not received is greater than a predetermined value or
not, if the number of times that the responding message is not received is not greater than the predetermined value, the rack
management controller outputs the updating message to the corresponding baseboard management controllers again, and if the
number of times that the responding message is not received is greater than the predetermined value, the rack management controller
generates an updating error message.

US Pat. No. 9,113,235

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FUNCTIONALITY SEQUENCING

Symbol Technologies, LLC,...

1. a method, comprising:
receiving input data from a user by a mobile unit (MU), the input data including a request for data capture functionality,
the MU comprising at least one capture engine and at least one sensor module;

obtaining external data using the at least one sensor module data capture module, the external data being indicative of at
least one external condition related to the MU;

selecting one of the at least one capture engine of the data capturing module as a function of the external data and the input
data, the selected capture engine configured to obtain output data using the data capture functionality; and

automatically executing a predetermined procedure using the MU as a function of the selected capture engine and the external
data, the predetermined procedure including a plurality of steps, one of the steps being obtaining the output data; and

the predetermined procedure is a sequence of a plurality of predetermined functionalities;
wherein the sequence includes at least one of capturing an image of a target area having at least one barcode disposed therein,
determining whether encoded data of the barcode is capable of being decoded, determining a specific location within a warehouse,
projecting the specific location onto the target area, projecting instructions related to an item onto the target area, updating
a view on a display device of the MU with at least one of the specific location and the instructions, and determining the
selected capture engine as a function a location of the MU.

US Pat. No. 9,113,298

GEOFENCE WITH KALMAN FILTER

TeleCommunication Systems...

1. A method of geofencing, comprising:
a Kalman filter module to filter a plurality of past individual location fixes retrieved for a target device and produce a
latest Kalman-filtered location of said target device;

determining a predictive heading and velocity of said target device based on a plurality of Kalman-filtered locations;
detecting a geofence boundary crossing by said target device based on said latest Kalman-filtered location of said target
device together with said predictive heading and velocity; and

dynamically determining time intervals between location fixes for said Kalman filter module using said predictive heading
and velocity of said target device.

US Pat. No. 9,112,400

METHOD FOR FORMING ELECTRODYNAMIC MACHINE INSULATED COILS

SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC, A...

1. A method for manufacturing an electrodynamic machine conductive coil, comprising:
forming a continuous strand of insulation coated wire into a generally planar elongated closed loop having a circumference
and an outer surface;

machine wrapping a permanent insulation tape layer around at least a portion of the closed loop outer surface, the permanent
insulation tape layer having thereon prior to said machine wrapping a catalytic chemical compound including at least one part
of a multi-part epoxy resin;

shaping the closed loop with the machine wrapped permanent insulation tape layer thereon, but without applying a temporary
sacrificial tape over the machine wrapped permanent insulation tape layer prior to the shaping, by application of pressure
into an insulated three-dimensional rigid electrodynamic machine conductive coil; and

preparing the insulated three-dimensional rigid electrodynamic machine conductive coil for insertion into a pole slot of an
electrodynamic machine without removing the machine wrapped permanent insulation tape layer that was present thereon during
the shaping.

US Pat. No. 9,112,190

BATTERY PACK INCLUDING FRAME

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A battery pack, comprising:
a bare cell, the bare cell including a terminal, a first surface, a second surface facing the first surface, a pair of short
side surfaces including a first short side surface and a second short side surface, and a pair of long side surfaces;

a circuit module on the first surface of the bare cell, the circuit module being electrically connected to the bare cell,
wherein the circuit module includes a lead tab; and

a frame covering a portion of the bare cell including the circuit module thereon,
wherein:
the frame includes a protrusion part at an end of an interior portion of at least one side surface thereof,
the protrusion part directly contacts one of the pair of short side surfaces of the bare cell,
the protrusion part has a width equivalent to a width of the one of the pair of short side surfaces,
the protrusion part is located adjacent to the second surface of the bare cell,
the one side surface of the frame covers the one of the pair of short side surfaces of the bare cell,
the protrusion part has a thickness that is about equal to the sum of a thickness of the terminal and a thickness of the lead
tab,

the protrusion part includes a gas release hole or a gas exhaust groove therein, and
the one of the pair of short side surfaces of the bare cell includes a safety vent, the gas release hole or the gas exhaust
groove being formed at a location corresponding to the safety vent;

wherein the frame includes:
a front surface corresponding to the first surface of the bare cell;
a pair of side surfaces corresponding to the pair of short side surfaces of the bare cell; and
extending surfaces extending from edges of the front surface and the pair of side surfaces to long side surfaces of the bare
cell,

wherein the frame is an all-in-one type in which the front surface, the pair of side surfaces, and the extending surfaces
are integrally formed;

wherein the side surfaces of the frame include:
a first side surface corresponding to the first short side surface of the bare cell, the first side surface of the frame including
a first protrusion part at an end of an interior portion thereof, the first protrusion part directly contacting the first
short side surface of the bare cell and having a width equivalent to a width of the first short side surface; and

a second side surface corresponding to the second short side surface of the bare cell, the second side surface of the frame
including a second protrusion part an end of an interior portion thereof, the second protrusion part directly contacting the
second short side surface of the bare cell and having a width equivalent to a width of the second short side surface; and

wherein a thickness of the first protrusion part is greater than a thickness of the second protrusion part.

US Pat. No. 9,111,335

ELECTRONIC ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. An electronic endoscope system comprising:
an electronic endoscope that can be inserted into a test subject to capture images of the interior of the test subject;
a changed-area detecting device for detecting a changed area in an image captured by said electronic endoscope using data
of the captured image, the changed area having different features from other area of the captured image and corresponding
to an artificial object;

a mask data producing device for producing mask data based on the detected changed area, the mask data allocating an image
processing parameter to each pixel of the captured image such that the changed area is processed in a different way from the
other area; and

an image processing device for processing the captured image according to the mask data,
wherein a region containing the artificial object is not enhanced while a remainder of the image is enhanced, and
wherein said changed-area detecting device detects the changed pixels in a designated partial area of the captured image,
combines the changed pixels into clusters, determines among these clusters such clusters that are equal to or greater than
a predetermined size to be pre-changed areas, detects those pixels having the same color as a representative color of the
pre-changed areas outside the pre-changed areas to combine with the pre-changed areas into clusters, and determines among
these clusters such a cluster that is equal to or greater than the predetermined size to be the changed area.

US Pat. No. 9,110,608

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SECURE MOBILE PRINTING

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, at an apparatus embedded in a mobile device, a printing request including one or more packaging terms, wherein
the printing request is initiated by a user of the mobile device;

determining by a global positioning system receiver of the mobile device a target location associated with the mobile device,
determining by the apparatus one or more target print stations capable of generating printed materials of the print request
packaged based upon the one or more packaging terms, and based at least in part on the target location, wherein the one or
more packaging terms include one or more physical packaging materials other than the printed materials, and the one or more
physical packaging materials include one or more electronic article surveillance tags;

provisioning by the apparatus to the mobile device a type of installation of a printing service with printer location information
of the one or more target print stations and price information;

generating by the apparatus authenticating information associated with a user selected target print station of the one or
more target print stations made via a presentation interface of the mobile device, wherein the authenticating information
include one or more biometric indicators, and the biometric indicators include DNA, odor, scent, or a combination thereof;

displaying, by the presentation interface, the printer location information in a topological map with one or more point-of-interest
markers associated with one or more secured containers, the price information and container information of the one or more
secured containers;

transmitting, by the apparatus, a request to the selected target print station to generate and package the printed materials
based upon the one or more packaging terms and to transport the packaged printed materials to a secured container associated
with the selected target print station to store the packaged printed materials therein, wherein the secured container includes
a door containing a display, a scanner, and a keypad, and the door is secured by one or more electronic locks and electronically
unlocked by use of the display, the scanner, and the keypad;

determining by the global positioning system receiver of the mobile device directions to the secured container;
displaying by the presentation interface the directions and the authenticating information for the user of the mobile device
to retrieve the printed materials that are generated in response to the printing request, packaged based upon the one or more
packaging terms, and stored in the secured container;

scanning by the scanner of the secured container the authenticating information displayed on the presentation interface of
the mobile device;

unlocking by the secured container, the secured container storing the stored printed materials based on the scanning;
receiving one or more hardware dangles;
disabling by the one or more hardware dangles the one or more electronic article surveillance tags packaged on the printed
materials; and

displaying at the presentation interface notification of one or more status updates of the printed materials.

US Pat. No. 9,108,035

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR USING THERAPEUTIC, DIAGNOSTIC OR PROPHYLACTIC MAGNETIC AGENTS

University of Maryland, C...

1. A method for treating a patient comprising the steps of:
administering a plurality of magnetizable objects to a patient;
externally applying to the patient a static magnetic field, said field being formed by at least one external magnet;
altering an arrangement of said field relative to the patient to drive different portions of said plurality of magnetizable
objects in different coordinate planes through desired target volumes within the patient.

US Pat. No. 9,111,714

BACKWARD-WAVE OSCILLATOR IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A backward-wave oscillator in a communication system, comprising a waveguide formed of a metamaterial,
wherein a unit structure of the waveguide comprises:
a top plate;
a short-circuited stub;
a bottom plate separated at a predetermined gap from the top plate, and having the short-circuited stub formed in the center
thereof;

a first metal pillar connecting the top plate at a first port positioned on one surface based on the short-circuited stub
to the bottom plate at a second port positioned on the opposite surface of the first port based on the short-circuited stub;
and

a second metal pillar separated from the first metal pillar, and connecting the top plate at the second port to the bottom
plate at the first port.

US Pat. No. 9,111,122

ASYMMETRIC CRYPTOGRAPHIC DEVICE WITH LOCAL PRIVATE KEY GENERATION AND METHOD THEREFOR

FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, ...

1. A data processing device which provides asymmetric cryptographic functions, said device comprising:
an untrustworthy storage section configured for read and write operations;
an untrustworthy input/output section coupled to said processor section and configured to obtain data from outside said device
and to provide data outside said device; and

an asymmetric-key, cryptographic integrated circuit coupled to said storage section and said input/output section, said integrated
circuit imposing a security boundary that is entirely contained within said integrated circuit and untrustworthy circuits
including a processor section located within said integrated circuit and outside said security boundary, said processor section
being configured to execute computer software instructions obtained from outside said security boundary, and said integrated
circuit being configured in response to microcode confined inside said security boundary to generate random prime numbers
and a clear private key within said security boundary, and said integrated circuit being configured in response to said microcode
to prevent said random prime numbers and said clear private key from being detected from outside said security boundary, wherein
said integrated circuit comprises:

a integrated circuit package;
a semiconductor substrate embedded within said package;
a random number generator formed on said substrate inside said security boundary and embedded within said package;
a primality tester formed on said substrate inside said security boundary and embedded within said package;
a non-volatile source of a symmetric key, said symmetric-key source being located within said security boundary;
an encryption engine located within said security boundary, coupled to said symmetric-key source and configured to encrypt
said clear private key using said symmetric key to produce an encrypted private key; and

a controller formed on said substrate and embedded within said package, said controller being coupled to said random number
generator, to said primality tester, and to said processor section, and said controller serving as a gateway through said
security boundary;

wherein said controller is configured in response to said microcode to send data outside said security boundary to said processor
section, to receive data from said processor section, to manage said random number generator and said primality tester to
generate said clear private key, to block said clear private key from being detected from outside said security boundary,
and to send said encrypted private key outside said security boundary for storage.

US Pat. No. 9,108,614

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ADAPTING A DRIVELINE DISCONNECT CLUTCH TRANSFER FUNCTION

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A driveline disconnect clutch adaptation method, comprising:
adjusting application force of a driveline disconnect clutch in a vehicle driveline in response to a torque sensor, where
the driveline includes the driveline disconnect clutch and a torque converter lockup clutch.

US Pat. No. 9,112,807

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING NETWORK INFORMATION

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for managing information in a network, comprising:
receiving, by a first network entity, a request for an object;
identifying, by the first network entity, a second network entity storing the object;
receiving, by the first network entity, the object from the second network entity; and
storing, by the first network entity, the object in a storage area based on a parameter, the parameter indicative of an amount
of energy for the first network entity to receive the object from the second network entity.

US Pat. No. 9,112,564

BEAM INFORMATION EXCHANGE BETWEEN BASE STATIONS

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. A method comprising:
a) receiving from a first node, at least one message comprising at least one index identifying a subset of a second plurality
of beamforming codewords, each of said second plurality of beamforming codewords being identifiable by an index presented
by a number of bits, said number of bits being:

i) greater than or equal to log2(N), N being number of said second plurality of beamforming codewords; and

ii) less than number of bits in representation of a corresponding beamforming codeword;
b) transmitting to a second node signals employing a first plurality of beamforming codewords being selected, at least in
part, employing said subset of said second plurality of beamforming codewords.

US Pat. No. 9,111,966

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING METHOD

SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. A substrate processing apparatus comprising:
a substrate holder which holds a substrate having a pattern formed in a surface of the substrate in a predetermined positional
relationship with a reference indicator of the substrate;

a cleaner which abuts an adhesive member on the surface of the substrate which is held by the substrate holder and peels off
the adhesive member along the surface of the substrate in a peeling direction which is not at right angle to a direction of
the pattern, thereby cleaning the surface of the substrate;

a detection section which detects the reference indicator; and
a controller which executes at least one of change of the peeling direction of the adhesive member and rotation of the substrate
based upon a direction of the pattern at the time of detection of the reference indicator by the detection section, thereby
adjusting the angle of the peeling direction of the adhesive member with respect to the direction of the pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,109,783

SECONDARY ENCLOSURE FOR LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE-BASED LIGHTING SYSTEM

Cooper Technologies Compa...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) lighting system, comprising:
a primary enclosure comprising a secondary enclosure receiver, wherein the secondary enclosure receiver comprises a fastening
feature that is positioned adjacent to an aperture in the primary enclosure; and

a secondary enclosure comprising a corresponding fastening feature that mechanically couples to the fastening feature of the
primary enclosure, wherein the secondary enclosure surrounds and encloses the aperture when the secondary enclosure is mechanically
coupled to the primary enclosure,

wherein the secondary enclosure further comprises a passage through which a wire that traverses the aperture in the primary
enclosure passes.

US Pat. No. 9,109,088

POROUS CROSS-LINKED POLYIMIDE NETWORKS

OHIO AEROSPACE INSTITUTE,...

1. A porous cross-linked polyimide network comprising an anhydride end-capped polyamic acid oligomer, wherein the oligomer
(i) comprises a repeating unit of a dianhydride and a diamine and terminal anhydride groups, (ii) has an average degree of
polymerization of 10 to 50, (iii) has been cross-linked via a cross-linking agent, comprising three or more amine groups,
at a balanced stoichiometry of the amine groups to the terminal anhydride groups, and (iv) has been chemically imidized to
yield the porous cross-linked polyimide network.

US Pat. No. 9,113,534

LIGHT-EMITTING CONTROL CIRCUIT, LIGHT-EMITTING CONTROL METHOD AND SHIFT REGISTER

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A light-emitting control circuit for generating a light-emitting control signal which controls an OLED to emit light in
an AMOLED, phases of the light-emitting control signal and a gate driving signal outputted by a gate driving circuit are opposite;
the light-emitting control circuit comprises an inputting terminal, an input sampling unit, an outputting unit, a resetting
unit, an output pulling-down unit and a outputting terminal for the light-emitting control signal, wherein,

the output pulling-down unit is connected with the outputting terminal for the light-emitting control signal;
the input sampling unit is connected with the inputting terminal, a first clock signal inputting terminal and the output pulling-down
unit, respectively, and is used for sampling an input signal under a control of a first clock signal and transmitting the
sampled signal to the outputting terminal for the light-emitting control signal through the output pulling-down unit;

the outputting unit is connected with the input sampling unit, a second clock signal inputting terminal and the outputting
terminal for the light-emitting control signal, respectively, and is used for generating a light-emitting control signal under
a control of a second clock signal after the input sampling unit samples the input signal and transmitting the light-emitting
control signal to the outputting terminal for the light-emitting control signal;

the resetting unit is connected with a third clock signal inputting terminal and the output pulling-down unit, respectively,
and is used for sending a resetting control signal to the output pulling-down unit under a control of a third clock signal;

the output pulling-down unit is used for resetting the light-emitting control signal according to the resetting control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,112,239

METHOD FOR MODIFYING CATHODE MATERIAL AND LITHIUM BATTERY EMPLOYING THE CATHODE MATERIAL

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A lithium battery, comprising
a cathode plate and an anode plate;
a separator disposed between the cathode plate and the anode plate to define a reservoir region;
an electrolyte filled in the reservoir region; and
a non-crosslinked thermal protective film encapsulating an electrode material powder of the cathode plate or the anode plate,
wherein the non-crosslinked thermal protective film is capable of undergoing a crosslinking reaction when a battery temperature
rises over an onset temperature, and the onset temperature is between about 80° C. and 280° C.

US Pat. No. 9,112,034

THIN-FILM SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

PANASONIC LIQUID CRYSTAL ...

1. A thin-film semiconductor device manufacturing method comprising:
preparing a substrate;
forming a gate electrode above the substrate;
forming a gate insulating film above the substrate;
forming an amorphous film above the substrate;
forming a crystalline film including a first crystal and a second crystal, by crystallizing the amorphous film, the first
crystal (i) containing subgrains formed with different crystal orientations in a single crystal and (ii) including a subgrain
boundary formed by plural crystal planes between the subgrains, the second crystal having an average crystal grain size smaller
than an average crystal grain size of the first crystal;

thinning the crystalline film; and
forming a source electrode and a drain electrode above the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,110,301

MICROSCOPE WITH A SHEET OF LIGHT

Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmb...

1. A microscope, comprising:
an illumination device, that generates a sheet of light extending along an illumination beam path for illuminating a sample
region, the sheet of light having an illumination axis X in the direction of the illumination beam path and a transverse axis
Y lying across the illumination axis X, the sheet of light having an approximately planar extension; and

a detection device used to detect light that is radiated by the sample region along a detection beam path in a direction of
a detection axis Z, wherein the angle between the illumination axis X and the detection axis Z are unequal to zero and the
angle between the transverse axis Y and the detection axis Z are unequal to zero,

wherein the detection device comprises a detection objective having a front lens, the detection objective positioned in the
detection beam path, and the detection device further comprises an optical detection element located separately from the front
lens of the detection objective, the optical detection element adjustable independently of said front lens of the detection
objective, whereby adjustment of the optical detection element provides at least one of:
a) continuously and variably changing the size of a detection image field, and b) continuously shifting a detection focal
plane in the sample region
wherein the illumination device comprises at least one illumination objective and an optical illumination element, the illumination
objective comprising a front lens, the optical illumination element positioned separately from the front lens of the illumination
objective, the optical illumination element being adjustable independently from the front lens, whereby the extension of the
sheet of light in the direction of the detection axis Z is continuously variable by adjustment of the optical illumination
element;

wherein the optical illumination element is configured as a illumination zoom element:
wherein the optical detection element is configured as a detection zoom element, and wherein the illumination zoom element
and the detection zoom element are coupled via a control circuitry for setting the illumination zoom element as a function
of the size of the detection image field provided by the detection zoom element.

US Pat. No. 9,110,216

EDGELIT LIGHTING FIXTURE AND ASSEMBLY

Cooper Technologies Compa...

1. A lighting system comprising:
a first lightguide comprising two first major surfaces and a first edge formed between the two first major surfaces;
one or more first LEDs disposed along the first edge to couple light into the first lightguide through the first edge;
a second lightguide comprising two second major surfaces and a second edge formed between the two second major surfaces;
one or more second LEDs disposed along the second edge to couple light into the second lightguide through the second edge;
and

a frame supporting the first lightguide and the second lightguide with the first lightguide and the second lightguide angled
relative to one another to provide an apex, the frame configured for recessed installation in a ceiling.

US Pat. No. 9,113,540

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A system comprising:
a chamber;
a laser beam apparatus configured to generate a laser beam to be introduced into the chamber;
a laser controller for the laser beam apparatus to control at least a beam intensity and an output timing of the laser beam;
and

a target supply unit configured to supply a target material into the chamber, the target material being irradiated with the
laser beam for generating extreme ultraviolet light, wherein the laser beam apparatus includes a first laser apparatus configured
to output a first pre-pulse laser beam with which the target material is irradiated inside the chamber; and

the system further comprises a polarization converter provided in a beam path of the first pre-pulse laser beam for changing
a polarization state of the first pre-pulse laser beam so that the target material is irradiated with the first pre-pulse
laser beam having a degree of linear polarization P defined by an expression P=?Imax?Imin|/|Imax+Imin|×100(%) which is equal
to or greater than 0% and smaller than 30% in order for the target material to improve an absorptivity of an energy of a subsequently-emitted
pulse laser beam, here Imax and Imin are respectively beam intensities of first and second polarization components in the
first pre-pulse laser beam, the polarization components being perpendicular to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,113,225

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROVIDING MOSAIC CHANNEL

Thomson Licensing, (FR)

7. A client device for providing a mosaic view, wherein the client device is connected via a data communication network to
multiple client devices so as to communicate data with them, the client device comprises:
a first interface configured to receive at least one channel program from at least one channel program server;
a second interface configured to connect to the data communication network; and
a processor configured to receive channel information of the at least one channel program from at least one of the multiple
client devices via the second interface, and generate, at the client device, the mosaic view including mosaic cells received
from different representative client devices for presenting the channel information, wherein channel information of each channel
program is received via IP layer multicast and, for each channel program among the at least one channel program that is being
received by at least two client devices, select only one client device from the at least two client devices as a representative
client device to send channel information of the channel program via IP layer multicast; and

a convertor configured to convert the channel program into a low resolution stream, or capture a picture or multiple pictures
from the channel program, and the processor is further configured to send the low resolution stream, captured picture or captured
multiple pictures via the second interface.

US Pat. No. 9,111,928

SWITCH CIRCUIT PACKAGE MODULE

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

13. A switch circuit package module comprising:
a substrate;
a semiconductor switch unit comprising a plurality of first and second switch conductive electrodes disposed on an upper surface
of the substrate, wherein the first switch conductive electrodes are arranged alternately with the second switch conductive
electrodes; and

a capacitor unit disposed on an upper surface of the semiconductor switch unit, and electrically and physically contacted
with the semiconductor switch unit, wherein the semiconductor switch unit is interposed between substrate and the capacitor
unit, and wherein the capacitor unit comprises a plurality of capacitors, and each of the capacitors overlaps portions of
a pair of adjacent first and second switch conductive electrodes;

wherein a commutation loop is formed by each of the capacitors and a pair of adjacent switch conductive electrodes that said
each of the capacitors partially overlaps, and wherein impedances of all of the commutation loops are close to or the same
as each other.

US Pat. No. 9,110,526

DRIVING METHOD FOR TOUCH PANEL AND TOUCH-SENSING DEVICE USING THE SAME

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A driving method for a touch panel having a plurality of electrodes, wherein the electrodes are coupled to a driving circuit
respectively via different electrical paths, the driving method for the touch panel comprises:
defining a plurality of sub-frame periods in a first frame period;
converting a driving configuration for providing the driving configuration that is different from each other respectively
to each of the sub-frame periods, wherein the driving configuration comprises corresponding relations of a first electrode,
a second electrode and a third electrode among the electrodes which are respectively corresponding to a first operational
configuration, a second operational configuration and a third operational configuration;

providing a driving signal from the driving circuit to the electrodes having the first operational configuration during one
of the sub-frame periods;

reading sub-frame sensing values by the driving circuit from the electrodes having the second operational configuration during
the same one of the sub-frame periods; and

providing a shield potential from the driving circuit to the electrodes having the third operational configuration during
the same one of the sub-frame periods; and

integrating the sub-frame sensing values respectively obtained during the sub-frame periods by the driving circuit for obtaining
a touch information of the touch panel during the first frame period.

US Pat. No. 9,110,407

BELT CONTROLLER, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING IMAGE FORMING CONTROL PROGRAM

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A belt controller that adjusts a position of a belt, the belt controller comprising:
a position detector to detect a position of the belt and transmit a position detection signal; and
a determining device configured to determine a degree of misalignment of the belt based on the position detection signal;
the determining device configured to cause a motor driver to initiate a tilt of the belt independent of feedback control when
the degree of misalignment exceeds a threshold to reduce the degree of misalignment before rotation of the belt is initiated,
and to initiate feedback control that positions the belt based on the degree of misalignment when or after rotation of the
belt is initiated.

US Pat. No. 9,108,326

CUTTING UNIT WITH GUARD TEETH AND HAIR-CUTTING DEVICE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

9. A hair-cutting device, comprising:
a lower end portion including a rechargeable battery; and
a cutting head comprising,
a reciprocating blade having a plurality of cutting teeth; and
a stationary blade having a plurality of guard teeth, wherein at least some of the guard teeth have a first end joined to
the stationary blade and a second end that is free, the second end having a larger cross-sectional area than the first end,
wherein the second end comprises a lower surface bulge in a lower surface of the guard teeth protruding downward from a middle
axis of the guard teeth to a lower end, the lower surface bulge being configured to face skin during operation of the hair-cutting
device, and wherein the second end further comprises an upper surface bulge in an upper surface of the guard teeth, wherein
the bulge in the upper surface of the guard tooth protrudes upward from the middle axis of the guard teeth to an upper end,
wherein the upper surface and lower surface bulges have a combined cross-section that has a width and a height, wherein the
height is defined as a distance from the upper end to the lower end and the width is a thickness of the second end perpendicular
to the middle axis and the height, wherein the height of the combined cross-section is greater than the width.

US Pat. No. 9,107,570

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAPPING ANATOMICAL STRUCTURES AND MARKING THEM ON A SUBSTRATE

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A method for mapping anatomical structures and marking them on a substrate for a surgical procedure, comprising:
inserting an imaging device into a surgical site;
obtaining an image of a defect located in the surgical site from the imaging device;
identifying at least one anatomical feature of the surgical site and marking the at least one anatomical feature on the image;
setting a minimum margin to be maintained between an edge of the defect and an edge of the substrate;
measuring the defect;
transmitting the image to a printer;
printing the image on the substrate;
inserting the substrate into the surgical site, wherein the substrate includes the image and the at least one anatomical feature
is printed on the substrate as a corresponding landmark; and

positioning the substrate over the defect such that the corresponding landmark aligns with the at least one anatomical feature.

US Pat. No. 9,113,516

DIMMABLE LED DRIVER AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A dimmable LED driver adapted to be operated with a dimmer that is configured to generate a predetermined conductive angle,
wherein the dimmable LED driver comprises:
a rectifier configured to convert an alternating current output by the dimmer to a direct current,
a buck PFC block configured to adjust an output voltage of the direct current so as to obtain a stable output voltage,
a second buck DC/DC block configured to realize output of a constant current after the stable output voltage is realized,
a dimming block configured to, after realizing output of the constant current, accomplish a dimming function jointly with
the second buck DC/DC block, and

an MCU configured to control the buck PFC block, the second buck DC/DC block and the dimming block.

US Pat. No. 9,112,919

SECURE NETWORK ADDRESS TRANSLATION (NAT) PORT BLOCK ALLOCATION

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by a first node device and from a second node device, a request to establish a session;
performing, by the first node device and in response to the request, a network address translation (NAT) operation to establish
the session, the NAT operation causing:

a first port block to be allocated to the session,
the first port block including a first set of ports via which traffic, associated with the session, is transported;
determining, by the first node device, that the first set of ports are no longer available for the session;
determining, by the first node device, whether a quantity of times that the first port block has been allocated to the session
is greater than a threshold; and

retaining, by the first node and for the session, the first port block when the quantity of times that the first port block
has been allocated to the session is not greater than the threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,112,778

COMMUNICATION CONTROL SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC ...

1. A communication control system, comprising:
a first fixed station in a first wireless communication system,
a second fixed station in a second wireless communication system, and
a control device, wherein
the first fixed station, the second fixed station, and the control device are connected through a network,
the control device carries out a radio wave propagation simulation using a location of the first fixed station, a location
of the second fixed station, and a location of a mobile station with which the second wireless communication system communicates,

and as a result of the simulation, the control device transmits an instruction for changing communication software that corresponds
to the second wireless communication system to the first fixed station, in the case where the first fixed station is determined
to be more appropriate for wireless communication with the mobile station than the second fixed station, and

the first fixed station changes the communication software in accordance with the instruction from the control device, thereby
operating the first fixed station as the second fixed station.

US Pat. No. 9,112,245

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY MODULE, BATTERY-POWERED ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND BATTERY-CHARGING METHOD

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Gu...

1. A rechargeable battery module, comprising:
a battery cell;
a load detector, detecting a load;
a temperature sensor, sensing a temperature;
a power consumption classifier, classifying power consumption based on the load detected by the load detector and the temperature
sensed by the temperature sensor; and

a battery charging controller, collecting a series of classified results output from the power consumption classifier to control
a charging rate of the battery cell accordingly,

wherein:
the battery charging controller controls the charging rate based on a section of historical data of the series of classified
results;

the battery charging controller sets the charging rate to be lower than a normal charging rate when a majority of the section
of historical data of the series of classified results shows a temperature condition lower than a temperature threshold and
a load condition lower than a load threshold; and

wherein the battery charging controller comprises:
(2N+1) latches connected in series and temporarily stored with the last (2N+1) classified results, where N is an integer;
and

a logic circuit coupled to the (2N+1) latches, which observing a major classified power consumption status for setting the
charging rate of the battery cell, wherein the major classified power consumption status is in the majority between the (2N+1)
classified results except for the earliest and the most recent classified results between the (2N+1) classified results.

US Pat. No. 9,111,696

ELECTRICAL SWITCHING APPARATUS, AND TRIP UNIT AND INTERFACE ASSEMBLY THEREFOR

EATON CORPORATION, Cleve...

1. An interface assembly for a trip unit of an electrical switching apparatus, said trip unit comprising an enclosure, a controller
enclosed by the enclosure, and a cover member coupled to the enclosure, said cover member including a plurality of indicia,
said electrical switching apparatus comprising a housing having an interior and an exterior, separable contacts disposed in
the interior, and an operating mechanism for opening and closing said separable contacts, said trip unit being adapted to
cooperate with said operating mechanism, said interface assembly comprising:
at least one adjustment knob assembly comprising a post member and a ring member, said ring member including a cutout, said
post member including a first end structured to cooperate with said controller and a second end disposed opposite and distal
from the first end, said ring member being disposed on the second end,

wherein said at least one adjustment knob assembly is structured to pivot among a plurality of positions to correspondingly
adjust said controller,

wherein each of said positions corresponds to a predetermined setting of said trip unit,
wherein said ring member is structured to substantially overlay all but one of said plurality of indicia, and
wherein said cutout is structured to expose said one of said plurality of indicia, thereby indicating said position of said
at least one adjustment knob assembly and the corresponding predetermined setting of said trip unit.

US Pat. No. 9,109,387

COVER OPENING-AND-CLOSING SUPPORT MECHANISM EMPLOYING GAS SPRING, AND AUTOMATIC TRANSACTION APPARATUS

Oki Electric Industry Co....

1. A cover opening-and-closing support mechanism comprising:
a gas spring having a first pivot point at a first end portion and a second pivot point at a second end portion, the gas spring
including a cylinder section and a rod section;

a gas spring stopper including a limiter portion that contacts one side of the cylinder section, and including a stopper portion
that contacts a top side of the cylinder section; and

a release handle portion that unlocks the gas spring, the release handle portion disposed at the gas spring stopper on substantially
an opposite side of the stopper portion, such that the gas spring stopper swings towards substantially the opposite side of
the stopper portion based on a weight of the release handle portion;

wherein the limiter portion is disposed at a predetermined distance away from the stopper portion in a direction away from
the cylinder section;

wherein the stopper portion and the limiter portion are disposed at the gas spring stopper at an opposite side of the release
handle portion; and

wherein the stopper portion locks the gas spring when the gas spring has been extended and the stopper portion contacts a
bottom side of the cylinder section, and the limiter portion limits movement of the stopper portion by contacting a side surface
of the cylinder section such that the stopper portion does not contact the rod section of the gas spring when the gas spring
is locked.

US Pat. No. 9,108,579

CENTRALLY MANAGING PERSONALIZATION INFORMATION FOR CONFIGURING SETTINGS FOR A REGISTERED VEHICLE USER

GENERAL MOTORS LLC, Detr...

1. A method for managing personalization information used to configure settings for a registered vehicle user in a vehicle
including a telematics unit, the method comprising:
establishing, for the registered vehicle user, a personalization information dataset within a networked vehicle user database;
submitting a request to download the personalization information dataset from the networked vehicle user database, the request
identifying the registered vehicle user and the vehicle; and

downloading in accordance with the request to download, via a mobile wireless link to the telematics unit, values from the
personalization information dataset to the telematics unit of the vehicle,

wherein the request to download the personalization information dataset includes a start time for a period of use of the identified
vehicle by the registered user.

US Pat. No. 9,110,371

PHOTOSENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION, PHOTOSENSITIVE ELEMENT, METHOD FOR FORMING RESIST PATTERN AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING WIRING BOARD

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

9. A method of forming a resist pattern, the method comprising:
a photosensitive layer-forming step of forming a photosensitive layer on a substrate by applying the photosensitive resin
composition according to claim 1;

an exposure step of exposing at least a portion of the photosensitive layer to an active light beam to form a photo-cured
portion in the photosensitive layer; and

a development step of removing a portion other than the photo-cured portion.

US Pat. No. 9,113,527

ILLUMINATING DEVICE

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

1. An illuminating lamp used in an illuminating device having a holder, the illumination lamp being fitted to the holder and
comprising:
a first LED group arranged to emit white illumination light;
a second LED group which is arranged in a different region from the first LED group, the second LED group also arranged to
emit white illumination light, wherein a section illuminated by the second LED group is different from that illuminated by
the first LED group;

a first control section which controls lighting of the first LED group;
a second control section which controls lighting of the second LED group; and
a signal input section common to the first and second LED groups which inputs, from outside to the first and second control
sections, a signal for controlling the first and second LED groups independently,

wherein the illuminating lamp is arranged to be fitted interchangeably as a unit to the holder.

US Pat. No. 9,112,968

PROVIDING ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION OVER CALLER ID

Thomson Licensing, Issy ...

1. A gateway apparatus that distributes information through a communication system, the gateway apparatus comprising:
a controller coupled to a memory, the controller configured to:
access an Internet service;
detect whether a predefined code is received from a communication device;
if the predefined code is received:
disconnect the communication device from the communication system;
format information unrelated to an identification of a caller into a caller identification format, the information being received
by the controller via the Internet service;

transmit the formatted information to the communication device; and
reconnect the communication device to the communication system.

US Pat. No. 9,112,027

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

SOCIONEXT INC., Yokohama...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a silicon substrate;
a gate insulating film over the silicon substrate;
a gate electrode formed over the gate insulating film;
a source region and a drain region formed in the silicon substrate;
a first SiGe mixed crystal region formed in the source region, a bottom of the first SiGe mixed crystal region being located
shallower than a bottom of the source region;

a second SiGe mixed crystal region formed in the drain region, a bottom of the second SiGe mixed crystal region being located
shallower than a bottom of the drain region;

a first silicide layer over the first SiGe mixed crystal region; and
a second silicide layer over the second SiGe mixed crystal region,
wherein a bottom of the first silicide layer and a bottom of the second silicide layer are located higher than a first boundary
between the silicon substrate and the gate insulating film, and

wherein each of the first and second SiGe mixed crystal regions is defined by a plurality of facets that are (111) planes
of the silicon substrate which form respective, mutually different angles with respect to a surface of the substrate under
the gate insulating film.

US Pat. No. 9,111,818

PACKAGING SUBSTRATE

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A packaging substrate, comprising:
a substrate body having a plurality of conductive pads disposed on a surface thereof;
an insulating protective layer formed on the surface of the substrate body and having openings for the conductive pads to
be exposed therefrom; and

conductive pillars disposed on end surfaces of the conductive pads exposed from the openings and having first ends, opposite
second ends, and side surfaces adjacent to the first ends and the second ends, the first ends being closer than the second
ends from the conductive pads, and the first ends having a width bigger than a width of the second ends, wherein the side
surfaces are arc concave toward centers of the conductive pillars.

US Pat. No. 9,111,544

MONO AND MULTI-CHANNEL ECHO COMPENSATION FROM SELECTIVE OUTPUT

NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, IN...

7. An echo compensation system comprising:
a first module to receive from at least one microphone a sound signal comprising a detected audio signal component from an
audio signal comprising at first channel and a second channel, and a speech signal component;

a mono echo compensation unit for receiving the first channel of the audio signal and outputting a first output having a first
signal power;

a multi-channel echo compensation unit for receiving the first and second channels of the audio signal and outputting a second
output having a second signal power; and

a comparison unit for comparing the first signal power and the second signal power; and selecting the first output if the
first signal power is lower than the second signal power, or the second output if the second signal power is lower than the
first signal power to output the selected one of the first and second outputs for transmission to one or more loudspeakers.

US Pat. No. 9,110,037

DIODE LASER BASED BROAD BAND LIGHT SOURCES FOR WAFER INSPECTION TOOLS

KLA-Tencor Corporation, ...

1. An optical apparatus for performing inspection or metrology of a semiconductor device, comprising:
a plurality of laser diode arrays that are configurable to provide an incident beam having different wavelength ranges, wherein
at least some of the laser diode arrays form two dimensional (2D) stacks that have different wavelength ranges from each other,
wherein a first set of one or more of the 2D stacks is formed from deep UV or UV based laser diodes, a second set of one or
more of the 2D stacks is formed from VIS based laser diodes, and a third set of one or more of the 2D stacks is formed from
deep NIR based laser diodes;

optics for directing the incident beam towards the sample;
a detector for generating an output signal or image based on an output beam emanating from the sample in response to the incident
beam;

optics for directing the output beam towards the detector; and
a controller for configuring the laser diode arrays to provide the incident beam at the different wavelength ranges and detecting
defects or characterizing a feature of the sample based on the output signal or image.

US Pat. No. 9,108,521

BATTERY CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A battery control apparatus provided in a vehicle battery pack for controlling the battery pack, which can be charged in
an emergency, the battery control apparatus comprising:
an emergency charging unit including an external charging terminal to which an external charging power is connected from outside,
thereby directly applying power to a main battery pack from the outside, a first voltage measurement unit configured to measure
the voltage of the external charging terminal, and an emergency charging switch configured to switch the connection between
the external charging terminal and the main battery pack; and

an emergency control unit configured to switch to an emergency charging mode by turning on the emergency charging switch based
on the voltage measurement of the first voltage measurement unit.

US Pat. No. 9,113,574

WIRING BOARD WITH BUILT-IN ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

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

1. A wiring board with a built-in electronic component, comprising:
a core substrate having a cavity portion and at least one side wall forming the cavity portion, the at least one side wall
extending from a first surface of the core substrate to a second surface opposite to the first surface;

an electronic component accommodated in the cavity portion of the core substrate and comprising a body portion and a plurality
of conductive portions formed on a surface of the body portion;

a filling resin filling a space formed in the cavity portion having the electronic component positioned in the cavity portion;
and

a resin insulation layer formed on the core substrate such that the resin insulation layer is covering an opening of the cavity
portion and a surface of the electronic component,

wherein the core substrate has an inclination suppressing structure formed on the at least one side wall forming the cavity
portion such that a distance between the side wall forming the cavity portion and the electronic component varies in a first
portion of the side wall having the inclination suppressing structure and a second portion of the side wall other than the
first portion having the inclination suppressing structure, the inclination suppressing structure comprises a protrusion portion
protruding toward the electronic component from the side wall forming the cavity portion or a recess portion recessed away
from the electronic component; and the inclination suppressing structure is formed such that when one of the first and second
portions comes into contact with the electronic component, the other of the first and second portions is separated from the
electronic component by a gap which extends along the side wall from the first surface to the second surface of the core substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,113,389

FILTER AND CLASSIFICATION AGREEMENT FOR MAC HEADER BASED TRAFFIC CLASSIFICATION AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH

Broadcom Corporation, Ir...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
at least one transceiver to support communication with at least one additional apparatus; and
a processing module, coupled to the at least one transceiver, to indicate that first frame classification information is included
in at least a portion of MAC header content of a MAC frame, by engaging in a filter and classification agreement included
in the communication between the apparatus and the at least one additional apparatus that identifies a particular subset of
the MAC header content that contains the first frame classification information, wherein the MAC frame is formatted in accordance
with an 802.11 protocol and wherein the first frame classification information is included in a type classifier (TCLAS) element
of a traffic filtering service request element;

wherein the processing module further indicates, via the filter and classification agreement, that second frame classification
information is included in a frame body portion of the MAC frame, wherein the filter and classification agreement also identifies
a particular subset of the frame body portion that contains the second frame classification information.

US Pat. No. 9,110,805

PREVENTING DEVICE POWER ON AFTER UNRECOVERABLE ERROR

Quanta Computer Inc., Ta...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, at a system controller of a computing device, a signal to power on the computing device;
obtaining, by the system controller, power supply fault data from a power supply of the computing device;
determining, by the system controller, that the power supply detected an unrecoverable fault based on the fault data; and
preventing the power supply from powering on the computing device.

US Pat. No. 9,112,917

CONTROLLER SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREFOR

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. A controller system which controls a controlled target, comprising a non-transitory computer readable medium for controlling
the controlled target by having a computer execute the following steps including:
detecting, by a user status detection mechanism, status of a user of the controlled target;
detecting, by a controlled target status detection mechanism, status of the controlled target; and
controlling, by a control mechanism that is executed by a hardware processor, the controlled target by mapping the detected
status of the user and the detected status of the controlled target.

US Pat. No. 9,112,880

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING INTEGRATED VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL IN A CLOUD-BASED NETWORK

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A method for establishing a VoIP over a cloud-based network (iVoCS), said method comprising the steps of
establishing communication between an ingress iVoCs endpoint, an engress iVoCS endpoint, an ingress edge proxy server and
an egress edge proxy server,

the ingress edge proxy server locates a target proxy server,
the ingress edge proxy server locates the egress edge proxy server by way of the target proxy server,
the ingress edge proxy server and the egress edge proxy server identify most feasible resources for one or more requested
sessions and finalize a resource allocation,

the ingress edge proxy server and the egress edge proxy server identify and assign one or more resources in a middle cloud,
and

the ingress edge proxy server and the egress edge proxy server communicate resource information on the resource allocation,
the resources in the middle cloud, or both the resource allocation and the resources in the middle cloud, to the ingress iVoCS
endpoint and the egress iVoCS endpoint.

US Pat. No. 9,112,800

INVERSE MESSAGE CONTEXT OBJECTS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method performed by a Diameter Routing Agent (DRA) for processing a Diameter message, the method comprising:
receiving a Diameter message at the DRA from an origin device;
determining a received message type of the received Diameter message;
determining an inverse message type based on the received message type;
establishing an inverse message context object based on the inverse message type, wherein the inverse message context object
provides access to a related Diameter message of the received Diameter message;

processing the received Diameter message, wherein processing includes accessing the inverse message context object; and
transmitting a message based on the processing.

US Pat. No. 9,108,943

PHOTOREACTIVE BENZAMIDE PROBES FOR HISTONE DEACETYLASE 2

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF ...

1. A compound of formula (I):

or a salt, hydrate or solvate thereof, wherein:
X is selected from the group consisting of azido, phenyl and thiophenyl;
each Y is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl and substituted alkyl; and
R1, R2 and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, azido, azidoalkyl, azidoalkoxy, and azidoalkylamidyl, wherein
at least one of R1, R2 and R3 is selected from the group consisting of azido, azidoalkyl, azidoalkoxy, and azidoalkylamidyl.

US Pat. No. 9,107,576

ENDOSCOPE INSERTION ASSISTING DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An endoscope insertion assisting device comprising:
a first support formed in a substantially tubular shape;
a rotary body formed in a toroid or belt shape, said rotary body being wound around said first support so as to be rotatably
supported, and being rotated so as to circulate inside and outside said first support;

a second support formed in a substantially tubular shape having a diameter smaller than that of said first support and provided
inside said first support;

a driving member provided at one of said first support and said second support so as to come in contact with said rotary body,
said driving member rotating in accordance with a driving force from a power source to transmit the driving force to said
rotary body;

a pressing member provided at remaining one of said first support and said second support so as to face said driving member
across said rotary body, said pressing member pressing said rotary body against said driving member so as to appropriately
transmit the driving force from said driving member to said rotary body; and

an attachment member detachably attaching said second support to an insertion part of an endoscope so that a rotational direction
of said rotary body substantially coincides with an insertion direction of said insertion part, and

wherein each of the first support and second support have proximal and distal ends, and a distal end of the first support
extends distally beyond a distal end of the second support, and a proximal end of the first support extends proximally beyond
a proximal end of the second support, and

the endoscope insertion assisting device further comprises:
first and second drawing-in preventing members provided at the proximal and distal ends of said second support respectively,
each of said drawing-in preventing members flaring radially outward and contacting said rotary body to prevent tissue from
entering a gap formed between said first support and said second support,

wherein the first drawing-in preventing member contacts the proximal end of the second support and a proximal end of the first
drawing-in preventing member is positioned distal to the proximal end of the first support, and

wherein the second drawing-in preventing member contacts the distal end of the second support and a distal end of the second
drawing-in preventing member is positioned proximal to the distal end of the first support.

US Pat. No. 9,112,037

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a first insulating layer over a first wiring;
an island-shaped semiconductor layer over the first insulating layer;
a source electrode and a drain electrode over the island-shaped semiconductor layer, wherein one of the source electrode and
the drain electrode is electrically connected to the first wiring through an opening in the island-shaped semiconductor layer
and the first insulating layer;

a second insulating layer over the island-shaped semiconductor layer, the source electrode, and the drain electrode; and
a gate electrode over the second insulating layer,
wherein an entire outer edge of one of the source electrode and the drain electrode is surrounded by the gate electrode in
planar view, and

wherein an outer edge of the gate electrode is surrounded by the other of the source electrode and the drain electrode in
the planar view.

US Pat. No. 9,109,314

EMBROIDERY DATA GENERATOR, SEWING MACHINE AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. An embroidery data generator generating embroidery data on which an embroidery pattern is sewn, the generator comprising:
a display unit configured to be capable of color display; and
a control device configured to:
cause the display unit to display a color chart representing at least one of three attributes of hue, saturation and value
of a color in an HSV color space;

set a range on the displayed color chart;
randomly extract one of colors within the set range, the one color being used as thread color data, the embroidery pattern
including a plurality of color-based pattern portions, the thread color data specifying colors of the color-based pattern
portions; and

assign the extracted color to the thread color data of a corresponding one of the color-based pattern portions.

US Pat. No. 9,108,572

BUMPER CARRIER DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A bumper carrier device for a vehicle, comprising:
a carrier bar that extends in a left and right direction;
two towing brackets which are separated from each other, are rotatably mounted to the carrier bar, protrude toward a body
of a vehicle, and are provided with screws at leading ends thereof, respectively;

a bracket rotating unit that is mounted to the carrier bar and rotates one of the towing brackets relative to the carrier
bar to couple or decouple the one of the towing brackets to or from a bumper back beam of the vehicle in a screwed manner;
and

a linking unit that transmits operational force of the bracket rotating unit to the remaining towing bracket to couple or
decouple the remaining towing bracket to or from the bumper back beam of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,112,469

VOLUME CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD THEREOF

INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOL...

1. A volume control device, adapted to a mobile electronic device, comprising:
a signal generating unit, configured to generate a plus pulse signal or a minus pulse signal according to a turning operation
of a user, comprising:

a knob, configured to be turned by the user;
a first switch, electronically connecting with and disposed between a control unit and a ground, and configured to generate
the plus pulse signal when the knob is turned clockwise;

a second switch, electronically connecting with and disposed between the control unit and the ground, and configured to generate
a pulse signal when the knob is turned anti-clockwise;

a first resistor, a first end thereof receiving an operation voltage, and a second end thereof electronically connecting to
the first switch;

a second resistor, a first end thereof receiving the operation voltage, and a second end thereof electronically connecting
with the second switch; and

an inverter, electronically connecting with and disposed between the control unit and the second switch, and configured to
invert the pulse signal to generate the minus pulse signal;

a detection unit, configured to detect whether the volume control device electronically connects with an earphone, so as to
generate a detection signal; and

the control unit, electronically connecting with the signal generating unit and the detection unit, configured to select one
of a first volume modulation mode and a second volume modulation mode according to the detection signal, and generate a first
control signal according to the first volume modulation mode with the plus pulse signal or the first volume modulation mode
with the minus pulse signal, or generate a second control signal according to the second volume modulation mode with the plus
pulse signal or the second volume modulation mode with the minus pulse signal;

wherein the mobile electronic device controls volume according to one of the first control signal and the second control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,111,565

DATA STORAGE DEVICE WITH BOTH BIT PATTERNED AND CONTINUOUS MEDIA

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A data storage system, comprising:
a first recording surface that is a bit patterned media surface comprising non-contiguous individual bits of a recording material;
a second recording surface that is a continuous media recording surface, a discrete track media recording surface or a combination
of a continuous media portion and a discrete track media portion; and

a data read/write control component that manages data read/write operations relative to both of the first and second recording
surfaces.

US Pat. No. 9,111,481

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A display device including pixels arranged in rows and columns, the display device comprising:
a first signal line and a second signal line which are disposed in each of the columns, for supplying the pixels with a signal
voltage that determines luminance of the pixels;

a first power source line and a second power source line;
a scanning line disposed in each of the rows;
a first control line and a second control line which are disposed in each of the rows,
a signal line drive circuit that outputs the signal voltage to the first signal line and the second signal line; and
a timing control circuit that controls a timing at which the signal line drive circuit outputs the signal voltage,
wherein the pixels compose at least two driving blocks each of which includes at least two of the rows,
each of the pixels includes:
a light-emitting element that includes terminals, one of the terminals being connected to the second power source line, the
light-emitting element emitting light according to a flow of a signal current corresponding to the signal voltage;

a drive transistor that includes a gate, a source, and a drain and converts the signal voltage applied between the gate and
the source of the drive transistor into the signal current, one of the source and the drain being connected to the first power
source line;

a first capacitive element that includes terminals, one of the terminals being connected to the gate of the drive transistor;
a second capacitive element that includes terminals, one of the terminals being connected to the one or the other of the terminals
of the first capacitive element, and the other of the terminals being connected to the source of the drive transistor;

a first switching transistor that includes a gate connected to the second control line, one of a source and a drain connected
to the gate of the drive transistor, and the other of the source and the drain connected to the drain of the drive transistor;
and

a second switching transistor that includes a gate connected to the first control line, and a source and a drain which are
arranged between the other of the source and the drain of the drive transistor and the other of the terminals of the light-emitting
element,

each of the pixels in a kth drive block of the drive blocks further includes a third switching transistor that includes a
gate connected to the scanning line, one of a source and a drain connected to the first signal line, and the other of the
source and the drain connected to the other of the terminals of the first capacitive element, k being a positive integer,

each of the pixels in a (k+1)th drive block of the drive blocks further includes a fourth switching transistor that includes
a gate connected to the scanning line, one of a source and a drain connected to the second signal line, and the other of the
source and the drain connected to the other of the terminals of the first capacitive element,

the second control line is connected to the pixels in a same one of the drive blocks and not connected to the pixels in different
ones of the drive blocks,

a threshold voltage of the drive transistor of each of the pixels in the (k+1)th drive block is corrected in a period for
writing a luminance signal voltage for causing the light-emitting element of each of the pixels in the kth drive block to
emit the light,

the signal voltage includes the luminance signal voltage and a reference voltage for causing a voltage corresponding to the
threshold voltage of the drive transistor to be stored in the first capacitive element and the second capacitive element,
and

the timing control circuit (i) causes the signal line drive circuit to output the reference voltage to the second signal line
when the signal line drive circuit is outputting the luminance final voltage to the first signal line, and (ii) causes the
signal line drive circuit to output the reference voltage to the first signal line when the signal line drive circuit is outputting
the luminance signal voltage to the second signal line.

US Pat. No. 9,109,901

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING A GYROSCOPE

FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR I...

1. A system for monitoring operation of a sensing device, where the sensing device includes microelectromechanical (MEMS)
gyroscope, a rate feedback loop coupled to the MEMS gyroscope and a quadrature feedback loop coupled the MEMS gyroscope, the
system comprising:
a test signal generator, the test signal generator configured to generate a test signal and apply the test signal to the rate
feedback loop during operation of the MEMS gyroscope; and

a test signal detector, the test signal detector coupled to the quadrature feedback loop and configured to receive a quadrature
output signal from the quadrature feedback loop and detect effects of the test signal in the quadrature output signal, the
test signal detector further configured to generate a monitor output indicative of the operation of the sensing device based
at least in part on the detected effects of the test signal.

US Pat. No. 9,109,055

TRANSITION METAL CATALYST COMPOSITION INCLUDING A TRANSITION METAL COMPOUND AND A METHOD OF PREPARING A POLYOLEFIN USING THE CATALYST COMPOSITION

LG CHEM. LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A transition metal catalyst composition including a transition metal compound of the following Chemical Formula 1, a co-catalyst,
and an organic solvent:

wherein, in Chemical Formula 1,
R1 is a C1-C10 alkyl unsubstituted or substituted with a halogen group, a C5-C60 cycloalkyl unsubstituted or substituted with a halogen group, a C6-C60 aryl unsubstituted or substituted with a halogen group, a C5-C60 cycloalkenyl unsubstituted or substituted with a halogen group, a C2-C20 alkenyl unsubstituted or substituted with a halogen group, a C7-C60 alkylaryl unsubstituted or substituted with a halogen group, or a C7-C60 arylalkyl unsubstituted or substituted with a halogen group;

Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, Q5, and Q6 may be the same as or different from each other and are independently hydrogen, deuterium, a halogen group, a nitrile group,
an acetylene group, an amine group, an amide group, a C1-C20 alkoxy carbonyl group, a C1-C20 alkanoyl group, a silyl group, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C2-C20 alkenyl group, a C6-C20 aryl group, a C4-C20 heteroring group, a C1-C20 alkoxy group, or a C6-C20 aryloxy group, and 2 or more of Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, Q5, and Q6 may be connected to each other so as to form an aliphatic ring or an aromatic ring;

Cy1 and Cy2 may be the same as or different from each other and are independently a C4-C10 aliphatic ring which includes a nitrogen atom and is unsubstituted or substituted with one or more functional groups selected
from the group consisting of hydrogen, a halogen, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C2-C20 alkenyl group, a C7-C20 alkylaryl, a C7-C20 arylalkyl, a C1-C20 alkoxy group, a C6-C20 aryloxy group, and a C6-C20 aryl group, and if there are two or more functional groups substituted in the aliphatic ring, they may be connected to each
other so as to form an aliphatic ring or an aromatic ring;

M is a group 3 to 12 transition metal;
Y1 is nitrogen or phosphorus;

M and Y1 form a coordinate bond; and

X1 and X2 may be the same as or different from each other and are independently a halogen, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C2-C20 alkenyl group, a C6-C20 aryl group, a C7-C20 alkylaryl group, a C7-C20 arylalkyl group, a C1-C20 alkylamido group, a C6-C20 arylamido group, or a C1-C20 alkylidene group.

US Pat. No. 9,113,388

HANDOVER SIGNALING FOR BEAMFORMING COMMUNICATIONS

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. A method for use by a first base station, the method comprising:
(a) receiving, from a wireless device, a first message comprising one or more parameters indicating said wireless device supports
configuration of a maximum of k channel state information (CSI) processes for a carrier, k being an integer greater than one;
and

(b) transmitting, to said wireless device, at least one second message comprising configuration parameters of:
(i) j CSI reference signals for said carrier, j being an integer smaller than or equal to k; and
(ii) m CSI interference measurement resources for said carrier, m being an integer smaller than or equal to k; and
(c) transmitting, to a second base station and after said first base station makes a handover decision for said wireless device,
at least one third message comprising at least one of:

(i) said one or more parameters indicating said wireless device supports said configuration of said maximum of k CSI processes;
and

(ii) configuration parameters of said j CSI reference signals and said m CSI interference measurement resources.

US Pat. No. 9,113,327

PERSONAL LOCATION CONE

TeleCommunication Systems...

1. A method of controlling access to location information, comprising:
receiving, at a physical location server, a location request to obtain current location information associated with a physical
target mobile device, said location request comprising a unique personal location code (PLC) that is distinct from identification
information associated with a requesting device and distinct from identification information associated with said physical
target mobile device, said unique PLC authorizing provision of location information of said physical target mobile device;

validating said unique PLC for a particular time of said location request; and
providing, in response to said unique PLC being validated, said current location information associated with said physical
target mobile device, to said requesting device.

US Pat. No. 9,111,889

DISPLAY DEVICE

JAPAN DISPLAY INC., Toky...

1. A display device comprising:
a thin film transistor substrate comprising a plurality of pixels and transistors each controlling the amount of light emission
of the pixel; and

a counter substrate arranged to be placed on the thin film transistor substrate, wherein
each of the plurality of pixels comprises a light-emitting region and a non-light-emitting region, and
the thin film transistor substrate comprises
an insulating substrate as a based material,
a circuit layer including the transistors formed on the insulating substrate,
an organic layer which is formed on the circuit layer and is interposed between two electrodes,
and
a first organic insulating layer between the circuit layer and the organic layer,
wherein
one of the two electrodes is a lower electrode formed under the organic layer while the other electrode is an upper electrode
formed on the organic layer,

an edge of the lower electrode is covered with the first organic insulating layer,
the organic layer includes an emitting layer, a first portion connected to each of the two electrodes, and a second portion
connected to the upper electrode and the first organic insulating layer, and

a first distance is shorter than a second distance, wherein the first distance is an average distance between the first portion
and the counter substrate, and the second distance is an average distance between a part of the second portion and the counter
substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,113,512

METHOD OF CONFIGURING AN LED DRIVER, LED DRIVER, LED ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING AN LED ASSEMBLY

EldoLAB Holding B.V., Ei...

1. A method comprising:
configuring an LED driver, the LED driver to provide a supply power to an LED fixture comprising a plurality of LEDs, by
identifying the LED fixture;
obtaining, using the identification of the LED fixture, configuration data for the LED driver from a configuration database;
and

configuring the LED driver according to the configuration data; and
operating the LED driver, the LED driver comprising a power converter for powering the LED fixture and a control unit for
controlling the power converter and/or the LED fixture, by determining, by the control unit, an output signal for the power
converter or LED fixture based on the configuration data.

US Pat. No. 9,111,499

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

JAPAN DISPLAY INC., Toky...

1. A liquid crystal display device, comprising:
a plurality of pixels which is arranged in a matrix;
a plurality of video signal lines which is provided in correspondence with a plurality of pixel columns, and supplies video
signals to the pixels;

a plurality of scanning signal lines which is provided in correspondence with a plurality of pixel rows, and is supplied in
turn with scanning signals for selecting a scanning row to which the video signals are supplied among the pixel rows;

a video signal line driver circuit into which the display data corresponding to one of the pixel rows is written, and which
generates the video signal on the basis of the display data and outputs the video signals to the plurality of video signal
lines in parallel when an output timing signal is input to the video signal line driver circuit; and

a display control circuit that receives the display data from an external by serial transmission, outputs the display data
and the output timing signal to the video signal line driver circuit, and performs line inversion driving of the pixels every
two rows,

wherein the display control circuit writes the display data into the video signal line driver circuit on at least a preceding
scanning row of a pair of the pixel rows which are adjacent to each other and supplied with the video signals of the same
polarity, at a speed higher than a transmission speed from the external, and sets an output period of the video signals on
the preceding scanning row to be longer than an output period of the video signals on a following pixel row of the preceding
scanning row, the output period for each of the pixel rows being determined according to a cycle of the output timing signal.

US Pat. No. 9,108,718

COMPOSITE-MATERIAL STRUCTURE AND AIRCRAFT MAIN WING AND AIRCRAFT FUSELAGE PROVIDED WITH THE SAME

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An aircraft main wing including a composite structure forming a bottom surface skin, the composite-material structure comprising:
a holed structural member that is a composite material made of fiber reinforced plastic, the holed structural member extending
in a longitudinal direction and having at least one hole formed therein; and

an adjacent structural member that is a composite material made of fiber reinforced plastic, the adjacent structural member
extending in the longitudinal direction and being connected to a side portion of the holed structural member,

wherein the holed structural member and the adjacent structural member are configured to receive a tensile load and/or a compressive
load in the longitudinal direction,

wherein a tensile rigidity and/or a compressive rigidity of the holed structural member in the longitudinal direction are/is
lower than a tensile rigidity and/or a compressive rigidity of the adjacent structural member in the longitudinal direction,
and

wherein the holed structural member and the adjacent structural member are connected at division surfaces that extend in the
longitudinal direction, and, the hole is an access hole.

US Pat. No. 9,108,432

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM TO FORM A IMAGE ON A THREE DIMENSIONAL OBJECT

RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:
a shape information acquirer configured to acquire shape information indicating a shape of a three-dimensional object on which
an image forming process is to be performed;

a surface determiner configured to determine a plurality of surfaces from which the three-dimensional object is constructed,
based on the shape information; and

an output image information generator configured to generate surface image information and join region image information,
the surface image information being information on images to be formed on respective surfaces, each image being of a region
obtained by cutting an end of a corresponding surface by a predetermined amount, the join region image information being information
on an image to be formed on a join region between adjacent surfaces,

wherein the surface determiner is configured to determine that the adjacent surfaces of the three-dimensional object are different
surfaces when an angle formed between the adjacent surfaces of the three-dimensional object is equal to or smaller than a
predetermined angle.

US Pat. No. 9,108,261

LED LIGHTING HEAT SINK AND HOUSING CONSTRUCTION MADE BY OVEN BRAZING TECHNIQUE

Cooper Technologies Compa...

1. A method of assembling a light fixture, the method comprising:
coupling a member of a light fixture housing to a manifold chamber of the light fixture housing,
wherein the member defines a wire way within the member,
wherein the manifold chamber comprises boundary walls that define a manifold therein for housing a light emitting diode (LED)
driver and having one or more openings along the boundary walls,

wherein the wire way defined by the member provides a pathway for routing electrical wires from the LED driver to an LED module
in a concealed manner, and

wherein the step of coupling comprises:
positioning an end portion of the member of the light fixture housing and an opening of the one or more openings of the manifold
chamber of the light fixture housing such that the end portion of the member and the opening are substantially aligned;

applying a brazing material between the end portion of the member and the manifold chamber at least at the opening of the
manifold chamber that is substantially aligned with the end portion of the member; and

fastening the end portion of the member and the manifold chamber to maintain the positioning and alignment of the portion
of the member and the manifold chamber, wherein one or more gaps are formed between the portion of the member and the manifold
chamber;

pre-heating the brazing material and the substantially aligned member and manifold chamber of the light fixture housing to
a first temperature;

placing the brazing material and the substantially aligned member and manifold chamber of the light fixture housing into a
molten salt bath, wherein the brazing material flows into the one or more gaps between the portion of the member and the manifold
chamber of the light fixture housing; and

cooling the substantially aligned member and manifold chamber of the light fixture housing to form a metallurgical bond therebetween.

US Pat. No. 9,113,002

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY CAPTURING AN OBJECT USING A MOBILE TERMINAL

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A method for identifying relevant information of an object using a mobile terminal that has a built-in camera, a processor,
and memory for storing programs to be executed by the processor, comprising the steps of:
automatically generating a plurality of image frames while the built-in camera pointing at the object;
automatically transmitting one or more of the plurality of image frames to a remote server, wherein different transmitted
image frames satisfy distinct predefined conditions;

receiving information from the remote server when at least one of the transmitted image frames matches an image stored at
the remote server, wherein the image corresponds to the object and is associated with information relevant to the object;

displaying the information relevant to the object at the mobile terminal; and
stopping transmitting any image frames to the remote server after receiving the information relevant to the object.

US Pat. No. 9,112,610

OPTICAL NETWORK UNIT REGISTRATION METHOD

Oki Electric Industry Co....

1. An optical network unit registration method for registering an unregistered optical network unit in a network that includes
a plurality of optical line terminals;
a plurality of branches, each of which includes a branched optical transmission path and at least one optical network unit
connected to a respective branch destination of the optical transmission path, the unregistered optical network unit being
among the optical network units of the plurality of branches; and

an optical routing unit, which has a plurality of optical communication ports that are divided into a first group connected
to the plurality of optical line terminals and a second group connected to the optical transmission paths of the plurality
of branches, and which is configured to output an optical signal input to an optical communication port of one of the groups
from an optical communication port of the other group, which is determined based on a wavelength of the optical signal,

the optical network unit registration method comprising:
a first process in which one of the plurality of optical line terminals transmits a downlink optical signal to the optical
network units; and

a second process in which, in response to the downlink optical signal, the unregistered optical network unit transmits an
uplink optical signal to an optical line terminal other than the optical line terminal that transmitted the downlink optical
signal, wherein

in the first process the one optical line terminal transmits a response request signal as the downlink optical signal,
in the second process the unregistered optical network unit transmits a response signal as the uplink optical signal, a response
reception expectation period is set in the optical line terminal receiving the response signal, and the other optical line
terminal receives the response signal during the response reception expectation period, and

the response request signal is not transmitted to any branch among said plurality of branches, of which every optical network
unit is registered.

US Pat. No. 9,112,556

BEAMFORMING HANDOVER MESSAGING IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. A method for use by a first base station, the method comprising:
(a) transmitting to a second base station and after making a handover decision for a wireless device, at least one first message
comprising:

(i) one or more parameters indicating said wireless device supports configuration of a maximum of k channel state information
(CSI) processes for a carrier, k being an integer greater than one; and

(ii) first configuration parameters of:
(1) j CSI reference signals for said carrier, j being an integer smaller than or equal to k; and
(2) m CSI interference measurement resources for said carrier, m being an integer smaller than or equal to k;
(b) receiving from said second base station, at least one second message comprising second configuration parameters of:
(i) p CSI reference signals, p being an integer smaller than or equal to k; and
(ii) q CSI interference measurement resources, q being an integer smaller than or equal to k; and
(c) transmitting, to said wireless device and after receiving said at least one second message, a third message comprising
said second configuration parameters of:

(i) said p CSI reference signals; and
(ii) said q CSI interference measurement resources.

US Pat. No. 9,112,422

FAULT TOLERANT POWER CONVERTER

VLT, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA...

1. A method of converting power via a transformer for supplying a low voltage output comprising:
providing a secondary winding having a first terminal and a second terminal;
providing a first switch and a second switch each adapted to block current flow in an OFF state in at least one direction;
forming a first series circuit with the first switch connected to the second switch at a first junction, the first series
circuit having two end terminals;

connecting the first terminal of the secondary winding to the first junction;
connecting the first series circuit across an output with each of the two end terminals connected to a respective terminal
of the output and with each of the first and second switches being arranged in the OFF state to block current flow through
the first series circuit in a direction that would short the output, wherein a short across one of the first or second switches
does not short the output;

sensing an output of the second switch and preventing the first switch from turning ON if the sensing indicates that the second
switch is not open; and

sensing an output of the first switch and preventing the second switch from turning ON if the sensing indicates that the first
switch is not open.

US Pat. No. 9,111,573

DETECTION OF END OF PREAMBLE IN READ CHANNEL WITHOUT INTERPOLATION

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving a plurality of samples by a long filter and a short filter;
performing short filter operations on the plurality of samples by the short filter;
performing long filter operations on the plurality of samples by the long filter;
receiving short filter outputs from the short filter;
receiving long filter outputs from the long filter;
receiving information from a zero phase start module, the information including a target phase constraint, a polyant, and
a zero phase start phase;

selecting two samples per preamble cycle of the short filter outputs and the long filter outputs based on the target phase
constraint, the polyant, and the zero phase start phase;

decimating the short filter outputs and the long filter outputs such that the selected two samples for each of the long filter
and the short filer per preamble cycle are output upon decimation; and

performing a sign comparison on the corresponding short filter and long filter outputs after decimation, wherein a sign mismatch
of the corresponding short filter and long filter outputs indicates an end of a preamble.

US Pat. No. 9,110,373

PHENOLIC RESIN AND MATERIAL FOR FORMING UNDERLAYER FILM FOR LITHOGRAPHY

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A resin composition comprising
a resin obtained by reacting a compound represented by formula (1) and/or (2) with an aldehyde represented by formula (3)
and/or (4) in the presence of an acidic catalyst

wherein in formulae (1) and (2), X represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, an aryl group having
6 to 10 carbon atoms, or a cyclohexyl group, Y represents an alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, an aryl group having
6 to 10 carbon atoms, or a cyclohexyl group, p represents a number of 1 to 3, q represents a number of 0 to 3, provided that
when a plurality of Xs and Ys are present, Xs and Ys may be each the same or different, and A in formula (1) represents a
number of 0 to 2, and
wherein in formulae (3) and (4), Z represents an alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 10 carbon
atoms, a cyclohexyl group, a hydroxyl group, a formyl group, or a carbonyl group, r represents a number of 0 to 6, provided
that when a plurality of Zs are present, Zs may be each the same or different, and B in formula (3) represents a number of
0 to 2,
said resin comprising at least one structure represented by a formula selected from the group consisting of formulas (5),
(6), (7) and (8):

wherein all of Y, Z, p, q, r, A, and B are the same as described in the formulae (1), (2), (3) and (4), X? is the same as
X in the formula (1) or (2), or a single bond for forming a direct bond with X, Y, Z, or an aromatic ring in the resin,
wherein said resin has a carbon concentration of 90 to 99.9% by mass of the resin, an oxygen concentration of 0 to 5% by mass
of the resin, and a solubility in propylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate of 10% or more by mass of the resin; and

at least one of an acid generator and a crosslinking agent.

US Pat. No. 9,109,891

STEREO CAMERA

KONICA MINOLTA HOLDINGS, ...

1. A stereo camera, comprising:
a first imaging part which photographs a first image;
a second imaging part which has camera parameters different from those of said first imaging part and photographs a second
image;

a distance information acquiring part which associates each pixel in said first and second images and acquires distance information
including parallax information, wherein said distance information acquiring part decides a correspondence detection area based
on photographing information at the time of photographing said first and second images, and

a right/left image generating part which generates a stereo view image based on one of said first and second images and said
distance information, wherein said first imaging part has a higher resolution than said second imaging part, and said right/left
image generating part regards said first image as a main image, displaces an image in said correspondence detection area inside
said second image in accordance with said parallax information, and regards said first image and said new second image as
said right/left images.

US Pat. No. 9,109,524

CONTROLLER FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A controller for internal combustion engine, including a rotation number detecting section to detect engine rotation number
and an air-fuel ratio detecting section to detect an air-fuel ratio (A/F) of air-fuel mixture, the controller being configured
to perform leaning control of the A/F, the controller further including:
a rotation number difference calculating section to calculate a difference between a rotation number variation value of a
worst cylinder specified as having largest rotation number variation based on the rotation number detected by the rotation
number detecting section and an average value of rotation number variation values of remaining cylinders other than the worst
cylinder;

an estimated imbalance rate calculating section to calculate an estimated imbalance rate based on the A/F detected by the
air-fuel ratio detecting section; and

a lean abnormality detecting section to detect lean imbalance abnormality in a specific cylinder based on the rotation number
difference calculated by the rotation number difference calculating section and the estimated imbalance rate calculated by
the estimated imbalance rate calculating section.

US Pat. No. 9,107,947

ANTI-CANCER COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

The Penn State Research F...

1. A composition comprising
a selenium-containing COX-2 inhibitor, wherein the selenium-containing COX-2 inhibitor is selenocoxib-1-glutathione (selenocoxib-1-GSH).

US Pat. No. 9,113,465

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATION DEVICE, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING DATA FOR MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATION

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A method for allocating resources to at least one machine type communication (MTC) device, the method comprising:
allocating a control channel with respect to a user terminal to a first time domain of a sub frame;
mixing at least one of a control channel with respect to the at least one MTC device, a data channel with respect to the user
terminal, and a data channel with respect to the MTC device in a second time domain of the sub frame, and allocating the mixed
channel to the second time domain of the sub frame; and

transmitting, to the MTC device, information about a region occupied by the control channel with respect to the MTC device,
wherein the information about the region occupied by the control channel with respect to the MTC device includes at least
one of a start symbol number and an end symbol number of the control channel with respect to the MTC device, a start symbol
number of the data channel with respect to the MTC device, the number of symbols occupied by the control channel with respect
to the MTC device, the number of resource blocks (RB), the number of subcarriers, the number of subcarrier groups, the number
of resource block groups, and a configuration index.

US Pat. No. 9,112,498

DYNAMIC MOSFET GATE DRIVERS

Dialog Semiconductor Inc....

1. A switching power converter comprising:
a transformer including a primary winding coupled to an input voltage and a secondary winding coupled to an output of the
switching power converter;

a field effect transistor switch coupled to the primary winding of the transformer, current through the primary winding being
generated while the field effect transistor switch is turned on and not being generated while the field effect transistor
switch is turned off; and

a driver control circuit configured to generate a control signal to turn on or turn off the field effect transistor switch
during a plurality of switching cycles of the field effect transistor switch, each of the switching cycles including a first
part during which the field effect transistor switch is turned on and a second part during which the field effect transistor
switch is turned off, and the driver control circuit adjusting a magnitude of current of the control signal from a first level
during a first duration of the first part of at least one of the switching cycles of the field effect transistor switch to
a second level that is greater than the first level during a second duration of the first part of said one of the switching
cycles, said second duration being later in time than said first duration.

US Pat. No. 9,112,467

ENERGY-EFFICIENT CONSUMER DEVICE AUDIO POWER OUTPUT STAGE

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

1. An audio amplifier circuit for providing an output signal to an audio transducer, the audio amplifier circuit comprising:
a power amplifier having an audio input for receiving an audio input signal, an audio output for providing the output signal,
and a pair of power supply rail connections;

a power supply for providing a power supply voltage across the pair of power supply rail connections of the power amplifier,
wherein the power supply has a select input for selecting an operating mode of the power supply, wherein in a first operating
mode, the power supply voltage is equal to a first voltage, and wherein in a second operating mode the power supply voltage
is substantially equal to a rational fraction of the first voltage, whereby power consumption of the power amplifier is reduced
when a magnitude of the audio input signal is reduced;

a control circuit for controlling the select input of the power supply in conformity with an indication of the magnitude,
so that the control circuit selects the first operating mode when the indication of magnitude indicates that clipping may
occur in the output signal; and

a gain control circuit for controlling a magnitude of the audio input signal in conformity with the indication of the magnitude
for a predetermined period after the control circuit selects the first operating mode of the power supply.

US Pat. No. 9,111,994

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME

MAGNACHIP SEMICONDUCTOR, ...

1. A method of fabricating a semiconductor device, the method comprising:
forming a multi-depth trench in a semiconductor substrate, the forming of the multi-depth trench comprising:
forming a shallow trench; and
forming a deep trench arranged below the shallow trench;
depositing a first dielectric material into a partial area of the multi-depth trench comprising the shallow trench and the
deep trench, the deposited first dielectric material forming a slope in the shallow trench that extends upward from a corner
where a horizontal bottom surface of the shallow trench and a vertical sidewall of the deep trench meets, the slope being
inclined with respect to the horizontal bottom surface of the shallow trench; and

depositing a second dielectric material into areas of the multi-depth trench in which the first dielectric material is absent.

US Pat. No. 9,111,404

VENDING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING TRAINING FOR A MEDICINAL PRODUCT OR MEDICAL DEVICE OR COMBINATION PRODUCT

Sanofi-Aventis Deutschlan...

1. A vending apparatus for at least one medicinal product, comprising:
a housing,
storage means adapted to store the at least one medicinal product,
an input means adapted to process a costumer request for a medicinal product,
processing means adapted to process the costumer request and being adapted to execute a product-related training procedure
with the customer, and

delivery means for handing out the medicinal product to the costumer after passing the training procedure, wherein
access to the medicinal product is only approved by the processing means if the customer successfully passes the training
procedure.

US Pat. No. 9,111,051

ASYNCHRONOUS PROTOCOL CONVERTER

TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, Senda...

1. An asynchronous protocol converter provided between neighboring routers in an LSI (Large Scale Integrated circuit) including
a plurality of IP cores and a router provided adjacent to the plurality of IP cores, comprising:
a two-to-four-phase converter connected to the neighboring router in the LSI;
a four-phase pipelined router connected to the output side of the two-to-four-phase converter;
a four-to-two-phase converter connected to an output of the four-phase pipelined router;
an input controller for controlling the two-to-four-phase converter; and
an output controller for controlling the four-to-two-phase converter,
wherein in the input controller, an input phase signal (in_phase) is input from the two-to-four-phase converter; an input
enable signal (in_enable) is output to the two-to-four-phase converter; an input completion signal (in_completion) is input
from the four-phase pipelined router,

wherein in the output controller, an output completion signal (out_completion) is input from the four-phase pipelined router;
an output enable signal (out_enable) is output to the four-phase pipelined router; an output phase signal (out_phase) is input
from the four-to-two-phase converter; a pre-output phase signal (pre—out_phase) is output to the four-to-two-phase converter, and

wherein protocol conversions from the two-to-four-phase and the four-to-two-phase are independently performed by the input
controller and the output controller.

US Pat. No. 9,108,114

TANGIBLE USER INTERFACE AND A SYSTEM THEREOF

NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNI...

1. A tangible user interface (TUI) for use as part of a set of TUIs, the TUI comprising:
a plurality of faces wherein said plurality of faces form the outer surface of the TUI; and
a sensing system configured to detect, for each of said faces, whether another of the set of TUIs is within a predetermined
sensing distance from the face, and, for each face of the TUI for which the determination is positive, determine which face
of a corresponding opposing TUI is opposing that face of the TUI, and a relative orientation of that face of the TUI and the
opposing face of the corresponding opposing TUI, the relative orientation being a relative angular position about a line connecting
centers of the TUI and the corresponding opposing TUI;

wherein the sensing system comprises inductive-based sensors arranged to determine the relative orientation of that face of
the TUI and the opposing face of the corresponding opposing TUI, wherein the TUI produces an output based on the determination
of the relative orientation.

US Pat. No. 9,107,660

WOUND CLOSURE DEVICE

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A wound closure device comprising:
a plurality of segments in spaced relation to each other, each segment of the plurality of segments having:
a preformed through-hole; and
a surface feature extending generally outward from a longitudinal axis defined through the plurality of segments; and
at least one fiber passing through each of the plurality of segments such that the plurality of segments are movable along
the at least one fiber, wherein at least one of the surface features is configured and dimensioned to pass through body tissue
and thereafter be selectively passed through at least one of the preformed through-holes.

US Pat. No. 9,107,411

INDOLECARBOXAMIDES AND BENZIMIDAZOLECARBOXAMIDES AS INSECTICIDES AND ACARICIDES

BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPER...

1. A compound of formula (I), or a diastereomer, an enantiomer, an E/Z isomer, a N-oxide or a salt thereof,

where
R1 is the same or different and is cyano, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, difluoromethyl, dichlorofluoromethyl, chlorodifluoromethyl,
trifluoromethyl, pentafluoroethyl, chlorotetrafluoroethyl, difluoromethoxy, trifluoromethoxy, trifluoromethylthio, trifluoromethylsulphinyl
or trifluoromethylsulphonyl,

n is 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5,
or
R1 is —OCF2O—, and is bonded to two adjacent carbon atoms, in which case n is 1,

R2 is hydrogen,

R3 is hydrogen,

R4is methyl, ethyl, prop-1-yl, prop-2-en-1-yl, prop-2-yn-1-yl, ethenyl, but-2-yn-1-yl, cyclopropyl, cyclopropylmethyl, cyclobutyl,
cyanomethyl, 2-methylprop-1-yl, ethoxymethyl, methoxycarbonylmethyl, phenylmethyl or benzyloxymethyl,

G is C(R5) or N,

R5 is hydrogen, chlorine, bromine or cyano,

R6is cyano, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, methyl, ethyl, isopropyl or trifluoromethyl,

m is 0 or 1,
X is trifluoromethyl,
A is a bivalent chemical moiety which is the —C(?O)NR13— moiety, where the first (left-hand) connection site in each case connects to the ring and the second (right-hand) connection
site in each case connects to Y,

and where
R13 is hydrogen, methyl, ethyl or prop-2-en-1-yl,

and
Y is 1-cyanocyclopropyl or 1-(aminothiocarbonyl)cyclopropyl.

US Pat. No. 9,113,484

RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL FOR OFDM-MIMO SYSTEM

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) for accessing a wireless communication system, the WTRU comprising:
a receiver configured to receive random access channel (RACH) assignment information indicating sub-carriers to be used for
a RACH transmission;

a transmitter configured to transmit a first constant amplitude zero autocorrelation (CAZAC) sequence with a selected phase
and a cyclic prefix over a RACH to a NodeB;

the receiver further configured to receive an indication over a shared channel that the selected phase of the first CAZAC
sequence was received at the NodeB, wherein the indication includes a timing advance (TA); and

the transmitter further configured to transmit a signal to the NodeB using adaptive modulation and coding, the signal including
control data and reference symbols with a transmission timing adjusted based on the received TA from the NodeB, wherein the
reference symbols are derived from a second CAZAC sequence.

US Pat. No. 9,113,438

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MOBILE ASSIGNMENT

Google Technology Holding...

1. A method of operating a wireless user device in a network, comprising:
receiving, at the wireless user device, a signaling message that includes a rule set associated with a core network;
receiving, at the wireless user device, broadcast information including access information associated with a network; and
applying the access information received to the core network rule set to determine a behavior of the wireless user device.

US Pat. No. 9,113,166

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMAGE ENCODING/DECODING CONSIDERING IMPULSE SIGNAL

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

1. A method for video encoding, the method comprising:
generating a predicted block by predicting a current block;
generating an M×N residual block by subtracting the predicted block from the current block; when the M×N residual block includes
no impulsive components having values larger than the predetermined value, setting all residual signals of the M×N residual
block to zero; and

when one or more of frequency coefficients generated through transformation and quantization of the M×N residual block are
not zero, and

when the M×N residual block contains one or more impulsive components having values larger than a predetermined value, performing
sub-steps of:

selecting an A×B residual block containing the impulsive components and then transforming the A×B residual block into frequency
coefficients, wherein wherein the A×B residual block is selected such that the A×B residual block is smaller in size than
the entire M×N residual block; and the number of pixels in the A×B residual block is more than a predetermined number,

encoding the frequency coefficients of the A×B residual block into a bitstream, and
encoding information on a position and a size of the A×B residual block into the bitstream,
wherein residual signals in the M×N residual block, which are excluded from the A×B residual block, are not encoded into the
bitstream.