US Pat. No. 9,124,756

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DATA COMMUNICATION USING DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting data using digital image processing, the method comprising:
displaying a first reference image comprising one or more frames, the first reference image being configured to have preset
image quality and include clock data for synchronization of the data in each frame;

determining whether a confirmation signal indicating that transmission of the data is possible is received within a preset
time;

displaying a second reference image having an image quality differing from the preset image quality if the confirmation signal
is not received within the preset time; and

converting the data into an image data having the quality of the first reference image if the confirmation signal is received
within the preset time.

US Pat. No. 9,119,824

METHODS OF USE FOR IL-22 PROMOTING REJUVENATION OF THYMIC AND BONE MARROW FUNCTION

MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING ...

1. A method of treatment for increasing thymic epithelial cell (TEC) function, comprising:
a) contacting thymic epithelial cells at least a portion of which have reduced function with IL-22 wherein IL-22 improves
the function of said portion of thymic epithelial cells having reduced function.

US Pat. No. 9,119,856

METHOD FOR TREATING CANCER USING A DIHYDROPYRIMIDINE DERIVATIVE

KING SAUD UNIVERSITY, Ri...

1. A method for treating cancer using a dihydropyrimidine derivative, the method comprising administering to a patient in
need thereof a pharmaceutical composition including a therapeutically effective amount of a dihydropyrimidine derivative and
a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, the cancer being breast cancer or colon cancer and the dihydropyrimidine derivative
being a compound of Formula I:
wherein:
R2 is S or O; and

R represents phenyl, 4-Chlorophenyl, 4-Nitrophenyl, 3,4-Dimethoxyphenyl, or 4-ethoxyphenyl;
R1 represents OCH3 or H; and

R3 and R4 each independently represent OCH3,
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof wherein when R2 is O, R1 is OCH3 and R is 4-chlorophenyl, 4-nitrophenyl or 3,4-dimethoxyphenyl; and wherein when R2 is S, R1 is H and R is phenyl or 4-nitrophenyl.

US Pat. No. 9,123,869

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH A LIGHT EMITTING SEMICONDUCTOR DIE

Intellectual Discovery Co...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a substantially planar substrate having first and second major surfaces, the first and second major surfaces being opposed
surfaces and the substantially planar substrate having first and second side surfaces between the first and second major surfaces,
the first side surface having first and second sidewall surfaces between the first and second major surfaces;

a partial cylindrical depression extending through the substantially planar substrate between the first and second sidewall
surfaces;

an electrically conductive mounting pad located on the first major surface;
an electrically conductive bonding pad located on the first major surface adjacent to the electrically conductive mounting
pad;

a light-emitting semiconductor die having a top surface and a metalized bottom major surface that is at least partially mounted
on the electrically conductive mounting pad, wherein the metalized bottom major surface comprising one of an anode and a cathode
of the light-emitting semiconductor die is electrically connected to the electrically conductive mounting pad, and wherein
the top surface comprising the other one of the anode and the cathode of the light-emitting semiconductor die is electrically
connected to the electrically conductive bonding pad;

first and second electrically conductive connecting pads located on the second major surface;
a first electrically conductive edge interconnecting element located within the partial cylindrical depression and configured
to electrically connect the electrically conductive mounting pad and the first electrically conductive connecting pad; and

an encapsulant, through which light from the light-emitting diode will be transmitted away from the substantially planar substrate,
encapsulates the light-emitting semiconductor die, the electrically conductive mounting pad, the electrically conductive bonding
pad and at least a portion of the first major surface;

wherein the electrically conductive edge interconnecting element defines a first curvature at the second major surface; and
wherein the first electrically conductive connecting pad is spaced apart from the first and second sidewall surfaces and directly
connected to only a portion of the first curvature of the first electrically conductive edge interconnecting element.

US Pat. No. 9,119,931

MASK SYSTEM

ResMed Limited, Bella Vi...

1. A mask system, comprising:
(i) a shroud module; wherein the shroud module includes headgear connectors adapted to removably attach to respective headgear
straps of headgear; and

(ii) a cushion module, comprising:
a rigid or semi-rigid frame defining a breathing chamber; and
a cushion to form a seal with the patient's face in a nasal bridge region, a cheek region and a lower lip/chin region of the
patient's face,

wherein the cushion is constructed of a first, relatively soft, elastomeric material and the frame is constructed of a second
material that is more rigid than the cushion,

wherein the shroud module and the cushion module are configured to be removably and non-rotatably coupleable to one another;
and

wherein the frame includes a protruding vent arrangement having a plurality of holes, wherein the shroud module includes a
first opening to accommodate said protruding vent arrangement, and further wherein the shroud module includes a second opening
positioned to align with a frame opening of the frame leading to the breathing chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,122,021

SEALING ENCLOSURE FOR A CONNECTOR ON A CABLE, SUCH AS A STANDARDIZED FIBER-OPTIC CONNECTOR

1. A sealing enclosure for a fiber optic connector on a cable, the sealing enclosure comprising:
a cable seal adapted to sealingly engage the cable when compressed radially;
an inner body extending along a length between a forward end and a rearward end, the forward end defining a connector volume
adapted to receive the fiber optic connector, the rearward end being open to enable the cable to extend therethrough, the
inner body including a clamping section at the rearward end, the clamping section having rearwardly extending tongues adapted
to be compressed radially, the cable seal being disposed within the clamping section, and the cable seal radially spacing
an entire length of each rearwardly extending tongue from the cable even when the rearwardly extending tongues and the cable
seal are compressed radially; and

an outer body adapted to slide forwardly over the inner body to a secured position, the outer body extending over a majority
of the length of the inner body when in the secured position, the outer body including at least one bayonet-type locking element
that is adapted to axially secure the outer body in the secured position, the outer body being provided with a wall tapering
inwardly as the wall extends rearwardly, the wall being configured to radially inwardly compress the clamping section around
the cable seal when the outer body is disposed in the secured position.

US Pat. No. 9,122,130

CABLE TRAVERSING CAMERA CARRYING DEVICE

1. A cable traversing camera carrying device comprising:
a manifold including:
two idler pulleys, each coupled between the first and second side plates located at opposing sides of the manifold and adjacent
the top side of manifold; and

a drive pulley coupled operatively engaged by a remotely activated and controlled motor, the drive pulley located in a middle
portion of the manifold offset from a line defined between axes of the two idler pulleys, wherein the two idler pulleys and
the drive pulley are adjustable to adjust the tension in a cable operatively extending through and engaging the idler pulleys
and the drive pulley; and

a camera carriage coupled to the manifold.
US Pat. No. 9,120,918

FINE-PARTICLE, STABLE SUSPENSIONS OF FUNCTIONALIZED, COMPLETELY OR PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED NITRILE RUBBERS

LANXESS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH,...

1. An aqueous suspension of a carboxylated, completely or partially hydrogenated nitrite rubber with an emulsifier content
of less than 1 part by weight, based on 100 parts by weight of the carboxylated, completely or partially hydrogenated nitrile
rubber, wherein the average particle diameter of the carboxylated, completely or partially hydrogenated nitrite rubber in
the suspension is in the range from 0.01 to 0.9 micrometer, measured by means of dynamic light scattering.

US Pat. No. 9,123,716

METHOD FOR BONDING TWO SILICON SUBSTRATES, AND A CORRESPONDEING SYSTEM OF TWO SILICON SUBSTRATES

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for bonding two silicon substrates, the method comprising:
providing a first silicon substrate and a second silicon substrate;
depositing a first bonding layer of pure aluminum or of aluminum-copper having a copper component between 0.1% and 5% on a
first bonding surface of the first silicon substrate;

depositing a second bonding layer of germanium above the first bonding surface or above a second bonding surface of the second
silicon substrate;

subsequently bonding the first silicon substrate and the second silicon substrate, so that the first bonding surface and the
second bonding surface lie opposite each other; and

implementing a thermal treatment step to form a eutectic bonding layer of aluminum-germanium or containing aluminum-germanium
as main component, between the first silicon substrate and the second silicon substrate, spikes, which contain aluminum as
a minimum and extend into the first silicon substrate, forming at least on the first bonding surface.

US Pat. No. 9,121,418

TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND METHOD OF REPAIR

AJ1E Superior Solutions L...

1. A transmission servo rod receivable by a transmission-housing bore, the rod comprising:
an aperture disposed along an exterior surface of the rod configured to receive transmission fluid from a port within the
transmission housing bore;

a first recessed groove in the exterior surface of the rod disposed above the aperture;
a second recessed groove in the exterior surface of the rod disposed below the aperture;
first and second resilient sealing members received within the first and second recessed grooves, respectively, the first
and second resilient sealing members configured to engage an inner surface of the transmission housing bore; and

an assembly sleeve surrounding a portion of the exterior surface of the rod above the first recessed groove,
wherein the assembly sleeve comprises an external chamfer on an external diameter on one end of the assembly sleeve and an
internal chamfer on an internal diameter on the opposite end of the assembly sleeve,

wherein the internal chamfer is operable to resize at least one of the first and second resilient sealing members upon installation
onto the rod, and

wherein the first and second resilient sealing members are configured to predominately provide a fluid seal for a non-symmetrical
wear of the transmission housing bore.

US Pat. No. 9,123,498

GROUND CONNECTION TO A LAMP HOUSING

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. Lamp comprising
a burner fixed to a lamp base,
where the lamp base comprises at least a metal housing part, said metal housing part comprising a contact sheet element made
out of a metal material different from the material of said metal housing part,

and where electrical contacts are provided within said base, said electrical contacts comprising an electrical ground contact,
wherein a contact spring is provided for contacting said electrical ground contact to said metal housing part,

where said contact spring is arranged to press against said contact sheet element to provide electrical ground connection
to said metal housing part.

US Pat. No. 9,120,766

METHODS OF MAKING COCRYSTALS

AMRI SSCI, LLC, West Laf...

1. A process for making a cocrystal of progesterone and a coformer comprising combining progesterone dissolved in a solvent
solution with the coformer dissolved in the solvent solution wherein the solubilities of progesterone and the coformer in
the solvent solution are each of a value sufficiently similar to form a cocrystal of progesterone and the coformer as a single
crystal phase, and precipitating a cocrystal from the solvent solution to form a cocrystal of progesterone and the coformer.

US Pat. No. 9,120,704

DIELECTRIC LAYER FOR ELECTROSTATIC CHUCK AND ELECTROSTATIC CHUCK

Nippon Tungsten Co., Ltd....

1. A dielectric layer for an electrostatic chuck comprising:
a ceramic material that includes an aluminum oxide, wherein
in a first phase of the aluminum oxide, a second phase is dispersed;
the second phase comprises composite carbonitride of Ti and an Me expressed by (Ti, Me)(C, N); wherein
the Me comprises one or more of transition elements of Group 3 to Group 11 of the periodic table;
a volume ratio of the second phase being in a range of 0.05% to 2.5% by volume.

US Pat. No. 9,121,516

DOUBLE SEAT VALVE WITH RINSING VALVE

KRONES AG, Neutraubling ...

1. A valve device comprising a double-seat or double seal valve and a cleaning valve to clean a leakage space of the double-seat
or double seal valve, wherein an axis of the cleaning valve forms an angle ? between 1° and 89° with an axis of the double-seat
or double seal valve, wherein the valve device comprises a bellows located in the leakage space and wherein the valve device
comprises a drain in the leakage space, and an axis of the drain forms an angle greater than 90° with the axis of the double-seat
or double seal valve.

US Pat. No. 9,123,661

SILICON CONTAINING CONFINEMENT RING FOR PLASMA PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF FORMING THEREOF

LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION,...

1. A method of forming a silicon containing confinement ring for a plasma processing apparatus useful for processing a semiconductor
substrate, the method comprising:
inserting silicon containing vanes into grooves formed in a grooved surface of an annular carbon template wherein the grooved
surface of the annular carbon template includes an upwardly projecting step at an inner perimeter thereof wherein each groove
extends from the inner perimeter to an outer perimeter of the grooved surface;

surrounding the step of the grooved surface with an annular carbon member wherein the annular carbon member covers an upper
surface of each silicon containing vane in each respective groove;

depositing silicon containing material on the annular carbon template, the annular carbon member, and exposed portions of
each silicon containing vane thereby forming a silicon containing shell of a predetermined thickness;

removing a portion of the silicon containing shell; and
removing the annular carbon template and the annular carbon member from the silicon containing shell leaving a silicon containing
confinement ring wherein the silicon containing vanes are supported by the silicon containing shell of the silicon containing
confinement ring.

US Pat. No. 9,123,193

DEVICE FOR RECEIVING NOTES OF VALUE AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE STOCK OF A DRUM STORAGE ON THE BASIS OF A MOTOR POSITION

Wincor Nixdorf Internatio...

1. A method for determining the stock of notes of value of a drum storage for receiving notes of value, in which notes of
value are successively received in a drum storage in that a winding drum is rotated by means of a motor so that the notes
of value are wound onto the winding drum such that they are received between foil tapes, comprising wherein:
at least for a part of the notes of value the current motor position of the motor is determined after winding up the note
of value,

the determined motor position is stored such that it is unambiguously assigned to the respective note of value, and
for determining the stock of notes of value of the drum storage a current motor position is determined, this determined motor
position is compared with the stored motor positions and, dependent on the result of this comparison, the stock is determined.

US Pat. No. 9,124,945

INTEGRATING, AT USER'S PREMISES, TV CHANNEL FORMAT MATERIAL WITH IP FORMAT MATERIAL THROUGH OVERLAYS

TVNGO LTD, Amsterdam (NL...

1. A TV-Internet Integration circuit configured to combine, at a user's premises, TV channel video with Internet Protocol
(IP) material selected by the user through overlays displayed at the user's premises in response to an overlay activation
signal that the user has selected, said circuit comprising:
a TV screen at the user's premises configured to display video in response to display drive signals;
a combiner circuit at the user's premises having a first input for receiving the TV channel video, a second input for receiving
the IP material, and an output for outputting display drive signals to the TV screen;

wherein (i) as received by the combiner circuit at the user's premises, the TV channel video conforms to a TV broadcast format
standard, and (ii) a received by the combiner circuit at the user's premises, the IP material conforms to an IP format standard
that is different from the TV broadcast format standard and is received via a path different from that for the TV channel
video at least in part;

a memory circuit operatively associated with the combiner circuit and configured to store, at the user's premises, plural
overlays each associated with respective IP material;

said combiner circuit being configured to selectively generate display drive signals causing the TV screen to display the
TV channel video received at the first input and, further, to selectively process at the user's premises an overlay activation
signal;

said combiner circuit being further configured to respond to the processing of the overlay activation signal by obtaining
the overlays from the memory circuit and generating display drive signals causing the TV screen to display the overlays;

said combiner circuit being still further configured to respond to a user selection of one of the displayed overlays to generate
display drive signals causing the TV screen to display the IP material associated with the selected overlay and received at
the second input;

wherein depending on user selection at the user's premises the TV screen displays, at respective times, the TV channel video
received at the first input, the overlays, and the IP material that the user has selected through the displayed overlays.

US Pat. No. 9,123,780

METHOD AND STRUCTURES FOR HEAT DISSIPATING INTERPOSERS

Invensas Corporation, Sa...

1. A method for making an interconnect element, comprising:
depositing a thermally conductive layer on an in-process unit, the in-process unit including a semiconductor material layer
defining a surface and edges surrounding the surface, a plurality of conductive elements, each conductive element having a
first portion extending through the semiconductor material layer, a second portion extending from the surface of the semiconductor
material layer, and dielectric coatings extending over at least the second portion of each conductive element, each of the
conductive elements further including an edge surface and a end surface, the end surface being spaced apart from the surface
of the semiconductor material layer,

wherein the thermally conductive layer is deposited on the in-process unit at a thickness of at least 10 microns so as to
overlie a portion of the surface of the semiconductor material layer between the second portions of the conductive elements
with the dielectric coatings positioned between the conductive elements and the thermally conductive layer, and

wherein the thermally conductive layer is deposited to extend along respective edge surfaces and end surfaces of the plurality
of conductive elements, and wherein the method further includes removing a portion of the thermally conductive layer that
extends along the end surface to expose the end surface at a surface of the thermally conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 9,119,536

PRESSURE GAUGE, BLOOD PRESSURE GAUGE, METHOD OF DETERMINING PRESSURE VALUES, METHOD OF CALIBRATING A PRESSURE GAUGE, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. A pressure gauge for determining at least one pressure value describing a pressure of a fluid flowing in a pulsating manner
in a phase of the pulsating flow, comprising:
a pulse wave characterizer configured to acquire transit time information describing a transit time of a pulse wave between
a first location and a second location, and amplitude information describing a change in a measurement signal, which is based
on the pulse wave, between two phases of the pulse wave; and

a pressure value determiner configured to acquire a first pressure value describing a pressure of the fluid in a first phase
of the pulsating flow on the basis of the transit time information and while using a first mapping which maps the transit
time of the pulse wave to the first pressure value, wherein

the pressure value determiner is configured to acquire a second pressure value describing a pressure of the fluid in a second
phase of the pulsating flow on the basis of the first pressure value and the amplitude information while using a second mapping,

the second mapping describes a relationship, which depends on the first pressure value, between the first pressure value,
the second pressure value and the amplitude information,

the second mapping further describes a relationship between an amplitude of the measurement signal and an amplitude of the
pulse wave, taking into account the first pressure value,

the second mapping describes a difference between the first pressure value and the second pressure value that is dependent
on the amplitude information and on the first pressure value,

the second pressure value represents a systolic pressure value, and
the pressure gauge is implemented by a hardware apparatus, a computer, or a combination of a hardware apparatus and a computer.

US Pat. No. 9,125,303

POWER SUPPLY INPUT ROUTING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A multilayer printed circuit board (PCB) arranged to distribute alternating current (AC) for a power supply PCB, the multilayer
PCB comprising:
ground layers disposed on opposing surfaces of a dielectric medium that is disposed within a volume defined by the ground
layers and radio-frequency (RF) shielding; and

the RF shielding configured to provide an RF shield for at least one conductive layer that is located between the ground layers
and arranged to carry the alternating current, wherein the at least one conductive layer is:

(i) electrically isolated from the ground layers and RF shielding, and
(ii) within the volume defined by the ground layers and RF shielding.

US Pat. No. 9,121,110

QUASIRANDOM STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION GUIDED SYNTHESIS METHODS

76. A bifunctional molecule comprising a molecule part linked to a nucleic acid part, wherein
the molecule part comprises a molecule formed from the covalent reaction of two or more different functional entities, wherein
the nucleic acid part comprises a hybridization complex formed by the hybridization between at least two connector polynucleotides
and at least two complimentary connector polynucleotides and wherein the nucleic acid part comprises nucleotide sequences
that identify the different functional entities that reacted to form the molecule, wherein

at least two of the connector polynucleotides are linked to the molecule part, wherein
at least one of the connector polynucleotides linked to the molecule part hybridizes to at least two complementary connector
polynucleotides, and

with the proviso that no single connector or complementary connector polynucleotide of the hybridization complex hybridizes
to all of the remaining connector or complementary connector polynucleotides of the hybridization complex.

US Pat. No. 9,124,972

VOICE-BEARING LIGHT

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
an enclosure having an opening to a cavity;
a device to emit light at the bottom of the cavity; and
a cover over the light-emitting device to diffuse the light;
wherein an angle theta between a top surface of the cover and a projection line drawn from an edge of the opening to an opposite
edge of the light-emitting device enables light emitted through the opening to be visible to a speaker only when the speaker's
mouth is within a sensitivity region of a microphone.

US Pat. No. 9,124,052

SELF GROUNDING ELECTRICAL OUTLET

1. A self-grounding electrical outlet comprising:
a three prong electrical outlet providing a 120 volt supply having one electrically positive insertable terminal, one electrically
neutral insertable terminal and one grounded insertable terminal, said neutral and grounded terminals mechanically and permanently
connected to form a continuous circuit, said circuit electrically and permanently connects the neutral and ground terminals
functions as one function;

this connection is comprised of;
a single pole electrically continuous relay bar connectedly fastened by spot welding to the three prong electrical outlet
neutral terminal and connectively fastened from neutral terminal to ground terminal by spot welding for the purpose of establishing
permanent electrical continuity between the neutral and ground terminals;

wherein this permanent connection between the neutral and ground terminals provides electrical ground utilizing the neutral
terminal as a conductor to ground the power source.

US Pat. No. 9,121,472

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE WITH COMPENSATION WEIGHT ARRANGED ON THE CRANKSHAFT AND SERVING AS AN IMBALANCE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF THE CRANKSHAFT

Ford Global Technologies,...

10. An engine comprising:
a crankshaft;
a crankcase at least partially enclosing the crankshaft; and
a compensation weight arranged on the crankshaft including a peripheral surface of an outward-facing side, a distance between
a rotational axis of the crankshaft and the peripheral surface varying along the length of the peripheral surface; and

where the distance from the peripheral surface of the outward-facing side running in the peripheral direction to the longitudinal
axis of the crankshaft is given by the function s(?) and s(?) =R+R [1?cos(?)+1/?- 1/?, (1- 2 sin2(?))0.5], where R designates the distance s(?=0) in the center plane, a is the rotary angle of the crankshaft starting from a piston
at bottom dead center, and ? is the ratio r/L, with L as the connecting rod length and r as the crank radius.

US Pat. No. 9,124,457

FREQUENCY DOMAIN EQUALIZATION FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a pre-decoding equalizer to determine a plurality of filter weights by applying both a blind-equalization and a least-mean-squares
(LMS) equalization to a wireless communication signal received over a wireless communication channel;

a channel estimator to estimate a channel frequency response of the channel based on the filtering weights, the channel frequency
response including a plurality of channel coefficients corresponding to a respective plurality of channel subcarriers, the
plurality of channel coefficients satisfying a criterion relating to a peak threshold and a width threshold; and

a turbo-equalization scheme including a decoder to decode the wireless communication signal and a turbo equalizer to equalize
the decoded wireless communication signal using the estimated channel frequency response.

US Pat. No. 9,122,379

PORTABLE WIRELESS TERMINAL, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND CONTENT REFERENCE SYSTEM

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A portable wireless terminal comprising:
a display module;
a memory operable to store information of first and second images, the first and second images stored in an external server
located outside the portable wireless terminal;

a control module operable to cause the display module to display a list, the list comprising first and second thumbnails of
the first and second images, respectively;

an input module operable to receive a user input to select the first thumbnail, wherein the control module causes the display
module to display a mark for the first thumbnail in response to selection of the first thumbnail; and

a deletion module operable to delete the first image in the external server after display of the mark,
wherein even if a communication function of the portable wireless terminal is cancelled or internal information in the portable
wireless terminal is deleted, the control module is operable to cause the display module to display the list and the deletion
module is operable to cause the external server to delete the first image.

US Pat. No. 9,124,770

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREVENTION OF CONTROL WORD SHARING

Cisco Technology Inc., S...

1. A method of preventing control word sharing, the method comprising:
receiving an entitlement control message (ECM), the ECM comprising a temporal key, denoted TKi, at a removable security element, the ECM further comprising a control word derivable by the removable security element;

deriving the control word from the ECM at the removable security element;
combining at least the control word and a value associated with an ID of the removable security element, thereby producing
combined control word and removable security element ID data;

encrypting the combined control word and removable security element ID data according to an encryption function, wherein the
encrypting comprises using TKi, as an encryption key; and

at a time after a removable security element interface has received TKi, in the ECM, but prior to a start of a crypto period with which the control word is associated, sending the encrypted combined
control word and removable security element ID data to the removable security element interface.

US Pat. No. 9,123,840

SOLAR CELL ELEMENT MANUFACTURING METHOD, SOLAR CELL ELEMENT, AND SOLAR CELL MODULE

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A method for manufacturing a solar cell element, the method comprising:
etching a first main surface of a semiconductor substrate having a first conductivity type, using a first acid aqueous solution
containing hydrofluoric acid, nitric acid, and sulfuric acid to obtain a first etched surface;

etching the first etched surface using a second acid aqueous solution containing hydrofluoric acid and nitric acid with substantially
no sulfuric acid to obtain a second etched surface having an uneven surface; and

forming a semiconductor layer on at least a part of the second etched surface, the layer having a second conductivity type
different from the first conductivity type.

US Pat. No. 9,125,012

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ACCESSING LOCALIZED APPLICATIONS

INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDI...

1. A method of wireless communication comprising:
a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) receiving a system information block (SIB) broadcast by an eNodeB;
the WTRU determining that proximity detection for localized applications are supported by the eNodeB based on the received
SIB;

the WTRU determining a location of the WTRU and sending the location to the eNodeB;
the WTRU receiving in response to the sending of the determined location a proximity detection associated with a localized
application; and

in response to the proximity detection, the WTRU receiving discovery signals from a second WTRU for use in establishing device-to-device
communications between the WTRU and the second WTRU;

wherein the localized application is received from the second WTRU via device-to-device communications; wherein the device-to-device
communications are WiFi communications offloaded from a cellular network.

US Pat. No. 9,120,179

MULTI-STEP CUTTING PROCESS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of cutting a sapphire sheet using a laser, the method comprising:
obtaining a sapphire sheet having a polished surface, wherein the polished surface is substantially transparent to optical
energy produced by a cutting laser beam;

roughening a portion of the polished surface;
directing a cutting laser beam on the roughened portion, wherein the polished surface outwardly faces the cutting laser beam;
in-coupling light from the laser beam at the roughened portion to initiate a cut into the sapphire sheet, wherein the in-coupling
of the light is due to the optical properties of the roughened portion; and

cutting the sapphire sheet using the laser beam along a path to form a part material.

US Pat. No. 9,124,929

SECURE FAST CHANNEL CHANGING

Cisco Technology Inc., S...

1. A method for communication, comprising:
distributing over a communication network multiple channels of digital content, which are encrypted using different, channel-specific
control words; and

transmitting over the communication network, different, channel-specific entitlement control messages from which the control
words are derivable such that each of the different channel-specific control words is derivable from any of the different
channel-specific entitlement control messages by authorized receivers of the channels on the communication network, wherein:
(a) a first channel-specific control word for a first channel is derivable from a channel key for the first channel and a
master control word which is derivable from a first channel-specific entitlement control message for the first channel; and
(b) a second channel-specific control word for a second channel is derivable from a channel key for the second channel and
the master control word in the absence of the first channel-specific control word.

US Pat. No. 9,120,075

UV ASSISTED POLYMER MODIFICATION AND IN SITU EXHAUST CLEANING

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a semiconductor process chamber for processing substrates; and
an exhaust apparatus coupled to the semiconductor process chamber, the exhaust apparatus comprising:
a housing defining an inner volume;
an inlet and an outlet formed in the housing to facilitate flow of an exhaust gas through the inner volume, wherein the inlet
is configured to be coupled to an exhaust outlet of a semiconductor process chamber to receive the exhaust gas therefrom,
and wherein the exhaust gas can flow through the inner volume substantially free from obstruction;

an ultraviolet light source disposed outside the housing to provide ultraviolet energy to the exhaust gas present in the inner
volume during use, wherein the ultraviolet light source provides sufficient energy to at least partially decompose the exhaust
gas; and

a conduit coupled to the outlet configured to receive the exhaust gas from the outlet and to allow ultraviolet energy provided
from the ultraviolet light source to travel directly along an axial length of the conduit to further decompose the exhaust
gas, wherein the axial length is between about 10 cm and about 100 cm and is selected to cool a temperature of the exhaust
gas to below 100 degrees Celsius to minimize polymerization of the exhaust gas.

US Pat. No. 9,124,898

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF TEMPORAL MOTION VECTOR PREDICTION

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method of deriving a motion vector predictor or motion vector predictor candidate or motion vector or motion vector candidate
for a current block in a current picture, the method comprising:
receiving two or more motion vectors of one temporal block in a first reference picture in a first list selected from a group
consisting of list 0 and list 1, wherein a first motion vector of said two or more motion vectors points to another reference
picture in the first list and a second motion vector of said two or more motion vectors points to a second reference picture
in a second list different from the first list;

determining a candidate set based on said two or more motion vectors, wherein said determining the candidate set comprises
deriving a first scaled motion vector from the first motion vector and a second scaled motion vector from the second motion
vector for the candidate set; and

determining the motion vector predictor or motion vector predictor candidate or motion vector or motion vector candidate for
the current block from the candidate set according to a priority order of said at least two motion vectors.

US Pat. No. 9,124,764

METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR ADJUSTING IMAGE DISPLAY

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for adjusting image display, the method comprising:
receiving an image of a second conference site and an environmental parameter of the second conference site, sent by a presence
terminal of the second conference site;

converting the image of the second conference site according to a pre-stored environmental parameter of a first conference
site and the environmental parameter of the second conference site to obtain an image for display, wherein a conference site
environmental parameter of the image for display is consistent with the environmental parameter of the first conference site;
and

displaying the image for display.

US Pat. No. 9,123,911

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display apparatus, comprising:
a substrate comprising a display region that comprises a plurality of light-emitting devices, and an edge region that surrounds
the display region; and

a thin-film encapsulation layer disposed on the display region and the edge region of the substrate, wherein the thin-film
encapsulation layer comprises a plurality of inorganic films and at least one organic film disposed between the plurality
of inorganic films, at least one of the plurality of the inorganic films including inorganic patterns that are spatially separated
from each other.

US Pat. No. 9,123,873

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A thin film transistor array panel for use in a display device and comprising:
a substrate having a display area through which image forming light rays of the display device will pass and a peripheral
area disposed near the display area and through which image forming light rays of the display device will not pass;

a gate line positioned in the display area of the substrate;
a gate pad connected to the gate line and positioned in the peripheral area of the substrate;
a gate insulating layer positioned on the gate line and the gate pad;
a data line and a drain electrode positioned in the display area of the substrate;
a data pad connected to the data line and positioned in the peripheral area of the substrate and on the gate insulating layer;
a first passivation layer having a first contact hole defined therethrough for exposing a portion of the drain electrode;
a first field generating electrode connected to the drain electrode through the first contact hole of the first passivation
layer;

a second passivation layer positioned on the first field generating electrode; and
a second field generating electrode positioned on the second passivation layer,
wherein the first field generating electrode include a portion positioned in the first contact hole covered by the second
passivation layer,

wherein the gate insulating layer, the first passivation layer, and the second passivation layer have second contact hole
extending therethrough and positioned in the peripheral area for exposing the gate pad, and

wherein the first passivation layer and the second passivation layer have a third contact hole extending therethrough and
positioned in the peripheral area for exposing the data pad.

US Pat. No. 9,122,924

OBJECT IDENTIFICATION

Honeywell International I...

1. A computer implemented method for identifying an object, comprising:
converting data associated with an object on a geographical image or map into a number of primitives;
fitting the number of primitives to a geometrical shape;
tracing and connecting the number of primitives to form a loop;
detecting text in the number of primitives; and
identifying the object based, at least in part, on the geometrical shape to which the number of primitives is fitted, the
formed loop, and the detected text.

US Pat. No. 9,122,097

BACKLIGHT SYSTEM AND LCD DEVICE USING THE SAME

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A backlight system comprising:
a light-emitting section for emitting beams of light at different dominant wavelengths from one another; and
an imaging optical system for causing the beams of light emitted from the light emitting section to be converged,
said backlight system irradiating a liquid crystal panel with the beams of light, which have passed through the imaging optical
system,

the liquid crystal panel including a plurality of pixels arrayed at a predetermined pitch, each of the pixels being configured
to include a plurality of picture elements corresponding to respective colors,

the imaging optical system including a first lens array and a second lens array, wherein the first lens array is an array
of first lenses arrayed at a predetermined pitch and the second lens array is an array of second lenses arrayed at a predetermined
pitch,

the first lenses (i) separating, by color, the beams of light emitted from the light emitting section, and (ii) causing the
separated beams of light to be converged at a pitch same as a pitch at which the picture elements are arrayed,

the second lenses being (i) provided in one-to-one correspondence to the picture elements, and (ii) arranged such that the
second lenses have their respective focal points at positions onto which the beams of light which have passed through the
first lenses are converged,

the second lenses deflecting the beams of light, which have passed through the first lenses, in a substantially vertical direction
with respect to a display surface of the liquid crystal panel so that the liquid crystal panel is irradiated with the deflected
light.

US Pat. No. 9,123,816

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY SUBSTRATE, ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. An organic light-emitting display device comprising:
a substrate;
a first element layer on the substrate and comprising a first thin film transistor (TFT);
a first planarization layer on the first element layer;
a second element layer on the first planarization layer and comprising a capacitor, the capacitor being electrically coupled
to a gate of the first TFT; and

an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) on the second element layer and configured to be insulated from the second element
layer.

US Pat. No. 9,123,532

LOW-K DIELECTRIC DAMAGE REPAIR BY VAPOR-PHASE CHEMICAL EXPOSURE

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A method of repairing a damaged low-k dielectric layer comprising;
exposing a porous low-k dielectric layer to an oxidizing compound;
exposing the porous low-k dielectric layer to a silylation agent; and
exposing the porous low-k dielectric layer to an ultraviolet (UV) cure process during the exposing the porous low-k dielectric
layer to the silylation agent.

US Pat. No. 9,122,389

APPARATUS AND METHOD PERTAINING TO THE STYLUS-INITIATED OPENING OF AN APPLICATION

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a stylus sensor;
a display;
a control circuit operably coupled to the stylus sensor and the display, the control circuit having a standby mode of operation
during which the display is dark and an active mode of operation, the control circuit being configured to:

pre-associate a particular application with detection of a predetermined stylus action that occurs while the control circuit
is in the standby mode of operation, where the pre-association of the particular application is an automatic association with
the predetermined stylus action based upon identifying a most-used application for the apparatus;

detect via the stylus sensor the predetermined stylus action while the control circuit is in the standby mode of operation
and responsively open the particular application.

US Pat. No. 9,123,988

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR REDUCING INTERFERENCE WITH ADJACENT SATELLITES USING A MECHANICALLY GIMBALED ASYMMETRICAL-APERTURE ANTENNA

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. An asymmetric-aperture antenna for communicating with a target geosynchronous satellite comprising:
a radiating surface comprising a planar array of radiating elements having an asymmetric antenna pattern, wherein the asymmetric
antenna pattern has a narrow-beamwidth axis and a wide-beamwidth axis, wherein a radiated beam from the radiating surface
is radiated as an offset radiated beam at an offset from a perpendicular of the radiating surface in a narrow beamwidth direction;
and

a mechanical gimbal coupled to the radiating surface, the mechanical gimbal comprising a mechanical azimuth adjustment and
a mechanical elevation adjustment that adjusts a position of the radiating surface;

wherein the planar array of radiating elements radiating the offset radiated beam and the mechanical gimbal direct the offset
radiated beam to the target geosynchronous satellite from a first global location with an offset skew angle relative to a
geosynchronous arc compared to a non-offset radiated beam directed to the target geosynchronous satellite from the first global
location.

US Pat. No. 9,120,197

REMOVABLE POWER-TOOL ACCESSORY HAVING A TOOL-FREE CONNECTION

1. A handheld sanding device comprising:
a platen that transmits a motion provided by a drive mechanism and that includes a through-hole aperture extending through
a thickness of the platen to create a through-passage extending from a first side of the platen to a second side of the platen;

a locking mechanism attached to the platen on the first side, the locking mechanism comprising a cam member that is movable
between an unlock position and a lock position; and

a removable accessory comprising a tab that fits into the through-hole aperture of the platen to pass the tab from the second
side to the first side, wherein the cam member engages the tab on the first side of the platen when the tab is passed through
the through-hole aperture from the second side to the first side and the cam member is moved to the lock position.

US Pat. No. 9,124,533

SERVICE BANDWIDTH CONFIGURING METHOD AND NETWORK MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. A service bandwidth configuring method, comprising:
defining various kinds of service classes according to the characteristics of various services provided by a network system;
defining various kinds of bandwidth specifications of the network system;
establishing the mapping relationships between the various kinds of service classes and the various kinds of bandwidth specifications;
and

configuring the service bandwidth of the network system with the mapping relationships,
wherein the bandwidth specifications comprise one of the followings: committed information rate (CTR), committed burst size
(CBS), excess information rate (EIR), and excess burst size (EBS);

wherein the various services comprise ServiceClassProfile objects, of which the attribute parameters include: attribute of
classifyType for specifying the rules for classifying service classes, the rules reflecting the characteristics of various
services provided by the network system; and attribute of classifyValue for specifying the ID value of various service classes
classified by the rules; and the various kinds of service classes are defined by at least one of the following: virtual LAN
ID, virtual LAN priority, Ethernet connection ID, and Ethernet virtual connection ID;

wherein the establishing the mapping relationships between the various kinds of service classes and the various kinds of bandwidth
specifications comprises the following steps:

creating service bandwidth mapping objects, of which the attribute parameters include the follows:
ServiceClassProfile pointer attribute including the ID of the BandwidthProfile objects used to describe the service classes;
ingress bandwidth pointer attribute including the ID of the BandwidthProfile objects used to describe ingress bandwidth of
service; and

egress BandwidthProfile pointer attribute including the ID of the BandwidthProfile objects used to describe egress bandwidth
of service;

defining the mapping relationships with the service bandwidth mapping objects.

US Pat. No. 9,124,369

MULTI-DIRECTION VARIABLE OPTICAL TRANSCEIVER

NEC Laboratories America,...

1. An optical transceiver comprising;
a multi-direction variable transmitter, wherein the transmitter includes:
a laser having an output;
a multi-tone generator having an input connected to the output of the laser, and having an output producing plural subcarriers;
a subcarrier demultiplexer having an input connected to the output of the multi-tone generator and having plural outputs,
wherein the plural subcarriers are demultiplexed into single subcarriers at the outputs of the demultiplexer;

plural modulators connected to the plural outputs of the subcarrier demultiplexer; and
a subcarrier aggregator having plural inputs connected to the plural modulators, and having plural outputs corresponding to
different destinations from the transceiver, wherein the aggregator selectively combines individual modulated subcarriers
from the inputs into plural modulated subcarriers at the outputs, wherein different output have different combinations of
subcarriers; and

a multi-direction variable receiver, wherein the receiver includes:
a subcarrier combiner including plural optical inputs corresponding to different optical signal sources, and having an output;
a splitter having an input connected to the output of the combiner, and having plural outputs;
plural optical receiving units, each having a input connected to a corresponding one of the splitter outputs, and having an
output producing data carried on a subcarrier received at the input of the receiving unit.

US Pat. No. 9,121,524

SHOCK ABSORBER

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A shock absorber comprising:
a cylinder in which a working fluid is sealed;
a piston slidably inserted into the cylinder and configured to partition the inside of the cylinder into two chambers;
a piston rod connected to the piston and extending to the outside of the cylinder;
a plurality of paths through which the working fluid flows due to sliding movement of the piston; and
a damping force generating mechanism installed at a portion of the path and configured to suppress a flow of the working fluid
to generate a damping force,

wherein the damping force generating mechanism comprises:
a valve main body through which the path passes;
an annular outer seat protruding to the valve main body;
an inner seat protruding into the outer seat of the valve main body;
an annular intermediate seat protruding to surround an opening section of the path between the outer seat and the inner seat
of the valve main body;

a disk support section protruding between the intermediate seat and the inner seat, having a tip height position in a protruding
direction higher than that of the inner seat and lower than that of the intermediate seat, and continuously or discontinuously
disposed in an annular shape; and

a first disk placed to be capable of sitting on the outer seat, the inner seat, the intermediate seat and the disk support
section, and

wherein, in a state in which the first disk is pressed against the inner seat and placed on the outer seat, the intermediate
seat and the disk support section, in the first disk, a first bending section bent in a convex shape toward the valve main
body side is formed between the inner seat and the disk support section, a second bending section bent in a convex shape toward
a side spaced apart from the valve main body is formed between the disk support section and the outer seat, and the shock
absorber sits on the intermediate seat and the outer seat.

US Pat. No. 9,120,836

METHOD FOR PREPARING TRANSITION METAL COMPLEXES, TRANSITION METAL COMPLEXES PREPARED USING THE METHOD, CATALYST COMPOSITION CONTAINING THE COMPLEXES

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

1. A transition metal complex represented by Formula 6 below:

wherein R1, R2, R3, and R4 are each independently an alkyl radical having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or an alkenyl radical having 2 to 20 carbon atoms; at
least two of R1, R2, R3, and R4 are connected to each other to form an aromatic ring having 5 to 20 carbon atoms;

R5, R6, R7, and R8 are each independently a hydrogen atom; a halogen radical; or an alkyl radical having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or an aryl radical
having 5 to 20 carbon atoms; and at least two of R5, R6, R7, and R8 are optionally connected to each other to form an aliphatic ring having 5 to 20 carbon atoms or an aromatic ring having 5
to 20 carbon atoms;

R9 is a hydrogen atom; a branched or linear alkyl radical having 2 to 3 carbon atoms; or an aryl radical having 5 to 20 carbon
atoms;

M is a transition metal belonging to Group 4; and
Q1 and Q2 are an alkyl radical having 1 to 20 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 9,124,458

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING A PLURALITY OF SYMBOL BLOCKS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M E...

1. A demodulator configured to detect a plurality of symbol blocks in a received signal, each symbol block of the plurality
of symbol blocks comprising a combination of two or more symbols, comprising:
one or more assisting detectors, at least one of which is configured to detect two or more individual symbols in a symbol
block to identify a reduced set of candidate symbol values for each symbol, or to jointly detect each of two or more distinct
groups of symbols in a symbol block to identify a reduced set of candidate symbol combinations for each group, to thereby
collectively identify from a defined set of candidate symbol combinations, for at least one symbol block in the plurality
of symbol blocks, a reduced set of candidate symbol combinations for the at least one symbol block;

a final assisting detector configured to jointly detect each of one or more distinct groups of symbols in the at least one
symbol block to identify a reduced set of candidate symbol combinations for each group, to thereby determine from the reduced
set of candidate symbol combinations identified for the at least one symbol block a final reduced set of candidate symbol
combinations, wherein the one or more assisting detectors and the final assisting detector are configured to perform two or
more stages of detection assistance in succession, and to detect a progressively larger number of symbols in the at least
one symbol block across those two or more stages of detection assistance; and

a detector configured to detect the plurality of symbol blocks by processing the received signal in a joint detection process
that limits candidate combinations of symbols considered for the at least one symbol block to the final reduced set of candidate
symbol combinations determined by the final assisting detector for the at least one symbol block.

US Pat. No. 9,125,266

LED DRIVER OPERATING IN BOUNDARY CONDITION MODE

ELDOLAB HOLDING B.V., So...

1. An LED driver for providing a current to an LED fixture comprising at least one LED, the LED driver comprising:
a switched mode power supply (SMPS) for providing the current to the LED fixture, the SMPS comprising a first, high voltage
terminal and a second, low voltage terminal for, in use, receiving the LED fixture; the SMPS comprising a first capacitance
for, in use, bridging the LED fixture, and a switch, connected at the second terminal, downstream of the LED fixture;

a control unit for controlling the switch of the SMPS based on a feedback signal received at an input terminal of the control
unit;

a current sensing circuit arranged to provide the feedback signal to the input terminal of the control unit; the current sensing
circuit being arranged to provide the feedback signal to the input terminal when the switch is open; the current sensing circuit
further comprising a current sensor arranged to provide, when the switch is closed, the feedback signal representing a level
of the current supplied to the LED fixture, by connecting the current sensor to the input terminal via a further switch, the
further switch being controlled by the control unit.

US Pat. No. 9,124,454

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADAPTIVELY DETERMINING SETTINGS OF A TRANSMIT EQUALIZER

MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a coefficient adapter configured to remove a signal component from a signal received from a transmitter to produce a residual
signal, wherein the signal component is added to the signal by a transmit equalizer of the transmitter that functions according
to tap coefficients, and

wherein the coefficient adapter is configured to generate settings for modifying the tap coefficients at the transmitter as
a function of the residual signal; and

an adjuster configured to adaptively adjust the tap coefficients of the transmit equalizer by providing the settings to the
transmitter, wherein the transmitter provides the signal across a channel to the apparatus,

wherein the adjuster is configured to accumulate a gradient of revised tap coefficients, wherein the adjuster periodically
transmits the settings that are based, at least in part, on the gradient of revised tap coefficients to the transmitter, and
wherein the transmitter is on a separate side of the channel from the apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,122,464

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ENERGY CONSERVATION INCLUDING ENERGY EFFICIENT PROCESSOR THERMAL THROTTLING USING DEEP POWER DOWN MODE

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A method comprising:
detecting that a temperature of a processor is greater than a first threshold, while the processor is performing processing
of data in an active processor power state;

based on detecting, changing a processor power state of the processor from the active processor power state to a zero processor
power state by power gating the processor;

after changing a processor power state of the processor from an active processor power state to the zero processor power state,
then detecting that a temperature of the processor is less than a second threshold, wherein the second threshold is less than
the first threshold; and

based on detecting that the temperature of the processor is less than the second threshold, changing the processor power state
from the zero processor power state to an active processor power state to cause the processor to process data, wherein the
first threshold is based on a thermal design of a device into which the processor is installed; and wherein the second threshold
is based on causing a time period of the zero processor power state to have a proportional relationship with a time period
of the active processor power state.

US Pat. No. 9,124,243

SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE FILTER DEVICE

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A surface acoustic wave filter device comprising:
a ladder surface acoustic wave filter unit including:
a series arm;
a series arm resonator connected in the series arm;
a parallel arm arranged to connect the series arm and ground to each other; and
a parallel arm resonator provided in the parallel arm; wherein
the ladder surface acoustic wave filter unit uses a Rayleigh wave as a main mode;
each of the series arm resonator and the parallel arm resonator includes a surface acoustic wave resonator including a piezoelectric
substrate, an IDT electrode located on the piezoelectric substrate, and a dielectric layer arranged so as to cover the IDT
electrode;

a thickness of the dielectric layer in the surface acoustic wave resonator configuring the series arm resonator is different
from a thickness of the dielectric layer in the surface acoustic wave resonator configuring the parallel arm resonator, and
a propagation orientation of a surface acoustic wave in the surface acoustic wave resonator configuring the series arm resonator
is different from a propagation orientation of a surface acoustic wave in the surface acoustic wave resonator configuring
the parallel arm resonator;

the piezoelectric substrate is a LiNbO3 substrate including Euler angles (?, ?, ?), wherein ? is within a range of about 25 degrees to about 45 degrees and ? corresponds
to a propagation orientation of the surface acoustic wave in the surface acoustic wave resonator configuring the series arm
resonator and a propagation orientation of the surface acoustic wave in the surface acoustic wave resonator configuring the
parallel arm resonator;

an angle defined by the propagation orientation of the surface acoustic wave in the surface acoustic wave resonator configuring
the series arm resonator with the propagation orientation of the surface acoustic wave in the surface acoustic wave resonator
configuring the parallel arm resonator is larger than 0 degrees and less than or equal to about 8 degrees; and

the dielectric layer in the surface acoustic wave resonator configuring the series arm resonator is thicker than the dielectric
layer in the surface acoustic wave resonator configuring the parallel arm resonator, ? of the surface acoustic wave resonator
configuring the series arm resonator is within a range of 0 degrees±1 degrees, and ? of the surface acoustic wave resonator
configuring the parallel arm resonator is within a range of about 1 degrees to about 8 degrees.

US Pat. No. 9,123,531

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

Hitachi Kokusai Electric ...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising forming a laminated film wherein a silicon-containing oxide
film and a metal-containing oxide film are alternately stacked on a substrate by alternately performing, a predetermined number
of times,
(a) performing a first cycle a predetermined number of times, the first cycle comprising:
supplying a silicon-containing source to the substrate; supplying an oxidizing source to the substrate; and supplying a catalyst
to the substrate to form the silicon-containing oxide film; and

(b) performing a second cycle a predetermined number of times, the second cycle comprising: supplying a metal-containing source
to the substrate; supplying an oxidizing source to the substrate; and supplying a catalyst to the substrate to form the metal-containing
oxide film.

US Pat. No. 9,125,238

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A first wireless communication device of a plurality of wireless communication devices constituting a wireless network,
the wireless network is for performing communications between the plurality of wireless communication devices in the wireless
network, the first wireless communication device having a base station index based on which the first wireless communication
device functions as a base station of the wireless network, the base station index expressing a degree to which a wireless
communication device of the plurality of wireless communication devices functions as the base station, the first wireless
communication device comprising:
a base station transfer unit configured to perform a transfer process of transferring a function of the base station of the
wireless network from the first wireless communication device functioning as the base station of the wireless network already
formed to a second wireless communication device that is newly joining the wireless network, and the base station transfer
unit is configured to perform the transfer process when a base station index of the second wireless communication device is
higher than the base station index of the first wireless communication device;

a transfer flag transmitting/receiving unit configured to,
transmit a flag expressing whether the function of the base station can be transferred when the first wireless communication
device is functioning as the base station of the wireless network already formed, and a list of IP address of a third wireless
communication device of the plurality of wireless communication devices, and

receive the flag and the list of IP addresses of the third wireless communication device when the third wireless communication
device is newly joining the wireless network; and

a transfer determining unit configured to determine whether to transfer the function of the base station based on contents
of the flag and the list of IP addresses of the third wireless communication device, and

the base station transfer unit is configured to perform the transfer process based on whether the transfer determining unit
determines to transfer the function of the base station.

US Pat. No. 9,125,112

COMMUNICATING RADIO RESOURCE CONFIGURATION INFORMATION

Blackberry Limited, Wate...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a first wireless access network node, common radio resource configuration information of a second wireless access
network node; and

sending, by the first wireless access network node, a data offload request to the second wireless access network node to perform
a data offload for a user equipment (UE) attached to the first wireless access network node.

US Pat. No. 9,124,673

TRANSMISSION CONTROL PROTOCOL (TCP) BASED VIDEO STREAMING

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A transmission control protocol (TCP) receiver having computer circuitry to reduce delay in data streaming, the computer
circuitry configured to:
receive a plurality of transmission control protocol (TCP) segments, at a TCP receiver buffer in a digital memory device,
from a network element;

detect a missing TCP segment based on an out-of-order TCP segment being received in the plurality of TCP segments;
determine that the missing TCP segment to be received prior to the out-of-order TCP segment, at the TCP receiver, can be dropped
based on context information associated with the data streaming, wherein the context information includes network layer context
information and application layer context information; and

provide the out-of-order TCP segment without the missing TCP segment that is dropped, from the TCP receiver buffer, to a display
device.

US Pat. No. 9,122,590

FLASH MEMORY READ PERFORMANCE

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A flash memory controller, configured to:
issue a sequence of requests to a memory cell, each request in the sequence of requests having a different reference voltage
associated with the request;

responsive to issuing the sequence of requests, receive a plurality of reference bits from the memory cell;
process a first reference bit of the plurality of reference bits to obtain a quantized value;
translate the quantized value to a Log Likelihood Ratio (LLR);
decode the first reference bit using the LLR to obtain a data bit that corresponds to a most-significant bit of a data value
stored in the memory cell; and

store the first reference bit of the plurality of references bits in a first page memory.

US Pat. No. 9,120,548

MARINE VESSEL STEERING SYSTEM

Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushik...

1. A steering system for a marine vessel that includes at least two outboard motors, each of the least two outboard motors
including a motor and a propeller rotated by the motor, the marine vessel steering system comprising:
a steering member;
at least two turning mechanisms respectively arranged to turn the at least two outboard motors individually and each of the
at least two turning mechanisms including an electric motor driven in accordance with an operation of the steering member;
and

an electric motor control unit arranged and programmed to control the at least two electric motors so that during straight
traveling of the marine vessel a toe angle between the at least two outboard motors is equal to a straight traveling toe angle
set in advance; wherein

the straight traveling toe angle is set to an angle such that electric currents flowing through the at least two electric
motors during the straight traveling of the marine vessel are minimized.

US Pat. No. 9,120,891

METHOD FOR PREPARING POLYLACTATE AND COPOLYMER THEREOF USING A MUTANT MICROORGANISM WITH ENHANCED POLYLACTATE, AND THE COPOLYMER PRODUCING CAPABILITY THEREOF

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

1. A method of preparing polylactate (PLA), comprising:
preparing a mutant microorganism in which a gene coding for an enzyme participating in an acetate-producing pathway is inactivated
in the mutant microorganism or a gene coding for an enzyme re-converting acetate into acetyl CoA is amplified by over-expression
of a gene to increase the productivity of the CoA donor, and a gene coding for an enzyme participating in conversion of pyruvate
into lactate is amplified by over-expression of a gene to increase the productivity of the lactate;

incubating the mutant microorganism in a medium containing glucose or glucose and hydroxyalkanoate; and
recovering PLA from the mutant microorganism,
wherein the enzyme participating in the acetate-producing pathway is acetate kinase A,
wherein the enzyme re-converting the acetate into the acetyl CoA is acetyl-CoA synthetase, and
wherein the enzyme participating in the conversion of the pyruvate into the lactate is lactate dehydrogenase A.

US Pat. No. 9,124,722

RECURSIVE QUERY FOR COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK DATA

VERIZON PATENT AND LICENS...

1. A method comprising:
determining, as part of a Session Initiation Protocol call establishment procedure in which a call feature is invoked, a first
contact set specifying zero or more contacts for a party in response to a first request for contact information for the party,
wherein the call feature is one of Call Forwarding Unconditional feature, a Call Forwarding Conditional feature, a Call Screening
feature, a Call Blocking feature, and a Find-Me feature;

generating a first response specifying the first contact set and associated context information specifying whether the first
contact set is final,

wherein the context information is obtained from a location server in conjunction with obtaining the first destination address,
and the context information is provided to the location server in conjunction with obtaining the second destination address;

if the first contact set is non-final, determining, as part of a recursive query process, a second contact set specifying
zero or more contacts for the party in response to a second request for contact information for the party; and

if the first contact set is non-final, generating, as part of the recursive query process, a second response specifying the
second contact set and associated context information specifying whether the second contact set is final.

US Pat. No. 9,124,371

APPARATUS TO CONTROL CARRIER SPACING IN A MULTI-CARRIER OPTICAL TRANSMITTER

Infinera Corporation, Su...

1. A method comprising:
combining a first optical signal having a first frequency with a second optical signal having a second frequency, the first
and second optical signals being ones of a plurality of optical signals grouped together as a channel;

determining a first frequency difference between the first and second frequencies;
determining a second frequency difference between the first difference and a reference frequency;
determining whether to adjust one or both of the first and second optical sources according to the second frequency difference;
and

adjusting at least one of the first and second frequencies based on the determined second frequency difference,
wherein said determining the second frequency difference includes a step of down-converting an electrical signal having the
beat frequency with a signal having the reference frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,122,351

APPARATUS FOR DETECTING PROXIMITY OF OBJECT NEAR A TOUCHSCREEN

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a housing configured to attach to a computing device, the computing device having at least one surface on which at least a
portion is a touch-sensitive region to receive user input for the computing device;

at least one image sensor array disposed in the housing in a position such that, when the housing is attached to the computing
device, an image formed on the image sensor array includes: at least a portion of the surface of the computing device, a direct
first view of an object near the surface, and a reflected second view of the object as reflected from the surface;

a processor receiving, from the image sensor array, image data corresponding to the image and performing image analysis of
the image data to determine attribute data for the object; and

a communications interface configured to communicate the attribute data between the processor and the computing device;
wherein the attribute data comprises a corrected distance between the object and the surface and wherein the corrected distance
is computed by analysis of the image data by the processor to determine an apparent distance between the object and the surface,
to determine a distance between the object and the image sensor array, and to scale the apparent distance in proportion to
the distance between the object and the image sensor array.

US Pat. No. 9,120,379

ADAPTIVE INSTRUMENT DISPLAY USING EYE TRACKING

DENSO International Ameri...

1. An adaptive instrument display comprising:
an instrument cluster displaying a plurality of gauges on the display;
a steering wheel having at least one sensor, at least a portion of the display is visible through the steering wheel;
at least one camera; and
a processor collecting data from the at least one camera and steering wheel sensor and determining a steering wheel position
and an occupant's line of sight, determining an obstructed portion of the instrument cluster based on the steering wheel position
and the occupant's line of sight, and altering the gauges on the instrument cluster based on the obstructed portion;

wherein:
the processor determines at least one critical gauge; and
the processor at least one of resizes, removes, reconfigures, and relocates the at least one critical gauge on the display
if the obstructed portion includes part of the at least one critical gauge, the display is a single display.

US Pat. No. 9,124,254

DC-DC CONVERTER CONTROL METHOD AND DC-DC CONVERTER CONTROL CIRCUIT

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A method of controlling a DC-DC converter including an error amplifier that amplifies and outputs a difference in voltage
between a feedback voltage output from an output stage and a reference voltage, a phase compensation capacitor connected to
an output of the error amplifier, and a PWM (pulse width modulation) signal generating circuit that outputs an output signal
driving a switching element of the output stage, the output signal having a pulse width that changes in accordance with an
output voltage of the error amplifier, the method comprising:
setting a non-zero minimum value for the pulse width of the output signal of the PWM signal generating circuit; and
supplying a current to the phase compensation capacitor, in response to detecting that the pulse width of the output signal
has become less than the non-zero minimum value.

US Pat. No. 9,123,244

VEHICLE TRACKING OF PERSONAL DEVICES WITH RESPONSE SYSTEM

DENSO International Ameri...

1. A method for tracking an object through a system onboard a motor vehicle comprising:
detecting a first wireless device and a second wireless device, the first wireless device possessed by a user and the second
wireless device coupled to the object to be tracked;

determining positions of the first and the second wireless devices;
recognizing the positions of the first and the second wireless devices relative to the vehicle;
analyzing the positions of the first and the second wireless devices with respect to a predefined conditional statement; and
activating a response according to the satisfying of the predefined conditional statement.

US Pat. No. 9,120,228

METHOD OF CONTROLLING ROBOT AND ROBOT

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A method of controlling a robot including a motor, an angular sensor adapted to detect a rotational angle of the motor,
an arm connected to the motor, and an inertial sensor attached to the arm, the method comprising:
calculating a torsional angular velocity of the arm using a difference between an angular velocity detected by the inertial
sensor and an angular velocity in an inertial sensor coordinate obtained from angle information detected by the angular sensor;

calculating a correction amount of sensitivity of the inertial sensor using the torsional angular velocity; and
correcting the sensitivity of the inertial sensor using the correction amount.

US Pat. No. 9,122,151

RESIST COMPOSITION, RESIST FILM THEREFROM AND METHOD OF FORMING NEGATIVE PATTERN USING THE COMPOSITION

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A resist composition comprising:
a resin (A) containing any of repeating units (a) of general formulae (I-a) and (I-b) below and any of repeating units (b)
of general formula (II) below but containing no repeating unit in which an alcoholic hydroxyl group is introduced, wherein
the resin (A) further contains a repeating unit (c) different from the repeating units (b), the repeating units (b) and the
repeating unit (c) contain a group that when acted on by an acid, is decomposed, the repeating unit (c) is expressed by general
formula (IV) below, and the resin (A) has a molecular weight dispersity of 1.5 to 2.0, and

a photoacid generator that when exposed to actinic rays or radiation, generates an acid, which resist composition comprises
at least any of compounds (B) of general formula (III-a) below, as the photoacid generator,


in which
R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group,

R2, when q?2 each independently, represents an alkyl group,

R3 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group,

q is an integer of 0 to 3, and
s is an integer of 1 to 3,

in which
R4 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and

any one of R5, R6 and R7 independently represents an alkyl group or a monocycloalkyl group, provided that the other two of R5, R6 and R7 are bonded to each other to thereby form a monocyclic hydrocarbon structure, and


in which
m is an integer of 1 to 5, and
r is 1,
in which
R8 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and

each of R9, R10 and R11 independently represents an alkyl group or a cycloalkyl group, provided that at least one of R9, R10 and R11 represents a polycycloalkyl group or that any two of R9, R10 and R11 may be bonded to each other to thereby form a polycyclic hydrocarbon structure.

US Pat. No. 9,125,039

ENHANCED E911 NETWORK ACCESS FOR A CALL CENTER USING SESSION INITIATION PROTOCOL (SIP) MESSAGING

TeleCommunication Systems...

1. A method of passing calls between non-IP and Internet Protocol (IP) phone networks, comprising:
converting, at a call server, an incoming call initiated on a network device from a given location, into a packetized IP call;
routing said converted packetized IP call to a call center selected based on said given location; and
routing packetized IP communications from said call center to said call server; and
converting said packetized IP communications from said call center into a non-IP format call routed back to said network device.
US Pat. No. 9,121,852

CARCINOMA DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT, BASED ON ODC1 GENOTYPE

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ...

1. A method for the preventative or curative treatment of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) or neuroblastoma in a patient
comprising:
a) obtaining results from a test that determines the patient's genotype at position +316 of at least one ODC1 promoter gene
allele; and

b) if the results indicate that the patient's genotype at position +316 of at least one allele of the ODC1 promoter gene is
G, administering to the patient effective amounts of a pharmaceutical therapy comprising:

(i) a first agent that inhibits ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) within the patient; and
(ii) a second agent that modulates the polyamine pathway to reduce overall polyamine content within the patient when combined
with the first agent.

US Pat. No. 9,125,255

NETWORKED ARCHITECTURE FOR SYSTEM OF LIGHTING DEVICES HAVING SENSORS, FOR INTELLIGENT APPLICATIONS

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A system, comprising:
lighting devices, each respective lighting device comprising:
(a) a light source;
(b) a sensor coupling, configured to present a sensor connection interface standardized across at least a plurality of the
lighting devices, the standardized connection interface being compatible with a plurality of different types of sensors;

(c) a sensor connected to the standardized connection interface of the sensor coupling, the sensor being of one of the types
and located so as to sense one of a plurality of conditions external to the respective lighting device not directly related
to operational performance of the respective lighting device, the sensor being configured to output a signal responsive to
the one sensed condition via the standardized connection interface of the sensor coupling;

(d) a processor coupled to the sensor coupling for processing data responsive to the signal from the sensor;
(e) a memory accessible to the processor;
(f) a program corresponding at least in part to the one type of the sensor, stored in the memory for execution by the processor,
for controlling at least one function of the processor responsive to the condition sensed by the sensor; and

(g) a communication interface accessible by the processor, configured to enable the processor to communicate information resulting
from the at least one function of the processor responsive to the condition sensed by the sensor through a communications
network;

first layer computers having communications interfaces, wherein each first layer computer is configured to communicate through
the communications network with a different respective group of the lighting devices so as to receive the information from
the processors of the respective group of the lighting devices and is configured to process the received information to obtain
resultant information; and

a second layer computer having a communications interface to communicate through a communications network to receive the resultant
information from the first layer computers, wherein the second layer computer is configured to initiate at least one action
in response to processing of the resultant information received from the first layer computers.

US Pat. No. 9,123,369

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING POSITION OF MULTIPLE DRIVE HEADS

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A method of determining radial position of a first read head of a storage device, where the first read head is one of at
least two read heads carried by a common actuator relative to a storage media platter surface of the storage device, there
being a known positional offset between the first read head and each other one of the at least two read heads, the method
comprising:
reading servo data from the storage media platter surface using the first read head;
deriving, from the servo data read from the storage media platter surface using the first read head, a first position error
signal representing a first estimate of the radial position of the first read head;

reading the servo data from the storage media platter surface using a different one of the at least two read heads;
deriving, from the servo data read from the storage media platter surface using the different one of the at least two read
heads, a second position error signal representing an estimate of the radial position of the different one of the at least
two read heads; and

combining the first estimate of the radial position of the first read head and the estimate of the radial position of the
different one of the at least two read heads to obtain a revised estimate of the radial position of the first read head.

US Pat. No. 9,123,188

ACCELERATION SENSOR FAULT DETECTION APPARATUS

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. An acceleration detection apparatus installed in a vehicle comprising:
a plurality of acceleration sensors;
a stoppage-time diagnosis unit; and
a running-time fault diagnosis unit, wherein
the stoppage-time diagnosis unit is configured to detect faults in the acceleration sensors when the vehicle is stopped, and
the running-time diagnosis unit is configured to detect faults in the acceleration sensors when the vehicle is running,
the stoppage-time diagnosis unit is also configured to detect faults in the running-time diagnosis unit when the vehicle is
running.

US Pat. No. 9,122,993

PARALLEL MULTI-LAYER COGNITIVE NETWORK OPTIMIZATION

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for providing a cognitive network, comprising:
partially solving, by at least one network node of a plurality of network nodes, a plurality of Multi-Objective Optimization
(“MOO”) algorithms for a plurality of protocol stack layers using initialization parameters generated based on project requirements,
where the plurality of MOO algorithms are to be collectively used to optimize performance of the cognitive network;

monitoring, by at least said network node, a convergence behavior of said MOO algorithms to identify when solutions thereof
start to converge toward Pareto-Optimal solutions;

biasing, by at least said network node, a convergence of a solution trajectory for at least a first MOO algorithm of said
MOO algorithms so that compatible non-dominated solutions are generated at each of said plurality of protocol stack layers;

determining, by at least said network node, a Pareto Front for each protocol stack layer of said plurality of protocol stack
layers in a protocol stack by generating all remaining solutions for said plurality of MOO algorithms, where (1) said plurality
of MOO algorithms are respectively solved using respective ones of said initialization parameters and (2) at least two of
the plurality of MOO algorithms are different for at least two of said plurality of protocol stack layers;

analyzing, by at least said network node, said Pareto Fronts previously determined for said plurality of protocol stack layers
in aggregate to develop a plurality of best overall network solutions;

ranking, by at least said network node, said plurality of best overall network solutions according to a pre-defined criteria;
identifying, by at least said network node, a top ranked solution for said plurality of best overall network solutions that
complies with current regulatory and mission policies;

computing, by at least said network node, configuration parameters for protocols of said protocol stack layers that enable
implementation of said top ranked solution within said cognitive network; and

dynamically re-configuring network resources of said protocol stack layers in accordance with said configuration parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,125,285

TARGET SUPPLY DEVICE AND EUV LIGHT GENERATION CHAMBER

GIGAPHOTON INC., Tochigi...

1. A target supply device that supplies a droplet of a target material to a plasma generation region, the device comprising:
a target generator comprising:
a tank containing the target material;
a nozzle from which the droplet is supplied toward the plasma generation region;
a first electrode disposed within the tank;
a second electrode provided with a first through-hole and disposed so that a center axis of the nozzle is positioned within
the first through-hole;

a first potential setting unit configured to set a potential at the first electrode to a first potential; and
a second potential setting unit configured to set a potential at the second electrode to a second potential that is different
from the first potential, the droplet being charged and extracted from the nozzle due to a difference between the first potential
and the second potential, and passing through the first through-hole of the second electrode, wherein

the target generator further comprises a charge neutralization unit configured to neutralize the charged droplet at a first
region immediately before the droplet is outputted from the target generator to the plasma generation region.

US Pat. No. 9,124,961

CONTROL DEVICE FOR DRIVING MULTI-FUNCTION SPEAKER BY USING DIGITAL MIXING SCHEME AND RELATED CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A control device for driving a multi-function speaker supporting a plurality of predetermined functions including at least
an audio function and a non-audio function, the control device comprising:
a digital signal mixing block, for receiving a plurality of digital input signals corresponding to the predetermined functions,
respectively, and generating a digital mixed signal according to the digital input signals, wherein the digital signal mixing
block comprises:

a plurality of signal processing blocks, for generating a plurality of digital processed signals by processing the digital
input signals, respectively, wherein at least one of the signal processing blocks comprise:

a wideband signal generation block, for receiving and converting a narrowband vibration signal which is one of the digital
input signals that corresponds to the non-audio function into a wideband signal; and

a mixer, for generating the digital mixed signal by mixing the digital processed signals; and
a digital-to-analog block, coupled to the digital signal mixing block, for generating an analog driving signal to the multi-function
speaker according to the digital mixed signal.

US Pat. No. 9,121,223

DRILLING SYSTEM WITH FLOW CONTROL VALVE

Schlumberger Technology C...

10. A method for drilling, comprising:
coupling a drill bit to a rotary steerable system having a plurality of actuators;
delivering actuating fluid to the rotary steerable system to enable actuation of the plurality of actuators;
positioning a valve system, having a rotor, a blind, and a stator, in the flow path of the actuating fluid moving toward the
plurality of actuators;

controlling delivery of the actuating fluid to specific actuators at specific rotational positions via relative rotation of
the rotor and the stator; and

causing relative rotation of the rotor and the blind via an electric motor to selectively allow or block flow of actuating
fluid to the stator; and

operating the electric motor independently of the flow of actuating fluid.
US Pat. No. 9,120,951

OPHTHALMIC LENSES, OPHTHALMIC LENS COATING COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING OPHTHALMIC LENSES

Honeywell International I...

1. A coating composition for an ophthalmic polymeric lens, the coating composition comprising:
a poly component, wherein the poly component comprises a polysiloxane, a polyurethane, an oligomer derived from a polysiloxane
or a polyurethane, a polymer derived from a polysiloxane or a polyurethane, or a combination thereof;

a solvent; and
a fluorinated material,wherein a thermally cured coating resulting from the coating composition exhibits a water contact angle of greater than 90°
as measured by a goniometer when applied in a single coat on the ophthalmic polymeric lens, wherein the poly component and
the solvent are present in an amount of from about 90 to about 99.9 wt. % of a total composition comprising the poly component,
the solvent, and the fluorinated material, in a ratio of 30:70 poly component:solvent and wherein the fluorinated material
comprises a fluorinated surfactant selected from the group consisting of 1,1,2,2-tetrahydroperfluoro-1-alkanols of chain length
C6-C18, 2-(perfluoroalkyl)ethyl stearate, triperfluoroalkyl citrate, 2-(perfluoroalkyl)ethanol and/or mixtures thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,124,016

CONNECTOR WITH COVERING WALL

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A connector, comprising:
first terminals to be mounted respectively to wires;
second terminals fittable to the respective first terminals;
a first terminal holder including a first terminal holding portion configured to hold the first terminals in a specified arrangement,
the first terminal holder defining cavities configured to accommodate the respective first terminals and being open outward
in a direction substantially perpendicular to a terminal fitting direction in which the first terminals and the second terminals
are fit together, the first terminal holding portion including a base wall configured to support the first terminals from
an inner side in a direction substantially perpendicular to the terminal fitting direction, first terminal locks projecting
out from the base wall in the terminal fitting direction and configured to prevent separation of the first terminals in a
direction away from the second terminals by contacting the respective first terminals accommodated in the cavities from a
side opposite to the second terminals fit to the first terminals, and a covering wall configured to at least partly cover
rear end parts of the cavities from an outer side, the first terminals being inserted into the cavities through an inner side
of the covering wall from behind, the covering wall having flexible pieces corresponding to the respective first terminals
and disposed to be deformed by the first terminals that move onto the first terminal locks and to exert resilient restoring
forces for suppressing lift of the first terminals and pressing the inserted first terminals inward;

and
a second terminal holder configured to collectively hold the second terminals and including a second terminal holding portion
configured to hold the respective second terminals in an arrangement so that the second terminals are fittable to the respective
first terminals and a first terminal restraining portion to be fit to the first terminal holding portion to restrain the first
terminals held in the first terminal holding portion from an outer side in a state where the first terminals and the second
terminals are fit.

US Pat. No. 9,125,100

DEVICE NETWORK FOOTPRINT MAP AND PERFORMANCE

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a first server, information regarding a user device from a second server;
storing, by the first server, the information regarding the user device to form device data,
the device data including a list of one or more timestamps indicating a time at which the user device connects to one or more
network devices;

determining, by the first server, one or more connection durations based on the device data,
each connection duration, of the one or more connection durations, indicating an amount of time that the user device is connected
to one of the one or more network devices;

receiving, by the first server and from the second server, performance data associated with each one of the one or more network
devices;

receiving, by the first server and from a client device, a query including a request for a performance indicator of the user
device;

generating, by the first server, the performance indicator based on the performance data, associated with the each one of
the one or more network devices, and based on the one or more connection durations; and

providing, by the first server, the performance indicator to the client device based on receiving the query.

US Pat. No. 9,123,426

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING FUSE ARRAY

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a control signal driver suitable for driving a control signal in response to a fuse reset signal, a fuse set signal and fuse
data;

a control signal latch unit suitable for latching the control signal in response to the fuse set signal and the fuse data;
an internal driver suitable for driving an internal node in response to the control signal, an address signal and a write
strobe signal; and

a buffer suitable for buffering a signal of the internal node to generate a redundancy signal.

US Pat. No. 9,120,387

ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT

Caterpillar Global Mining...

16. A method of controlling power supply to heavy equipment comprising:
receiving, using a computerized controller, data related to a previous operation of the heavy equipment;
predicting, using the computerized controller, an increase in demand upon an electrical bus based upon the received data relating
to a previous operation of the heavy equipment; and

coupling, using the computerized controller, an energy storage element to an electrical bus in advance of the predicted increase
in demand upon the electrical bus to maintain a substantially constant voltage on the electrical bus during the predicted
increase in demand and prevent a drop in voltage on the electrical bus that would otherwise result from the predicted increase
in demand.

US Pat. No. 9,125,262

CIRCUIT CONFIGURATION FOR OPERATING LEDS FOR A MICROMIRROR ARRANGEMENT

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A circuit configuration for operating at least one LED, comprising:
an input with a first input terminal and a second input terminal for coupling to a DC voltage supply;
an output having a first output terminal and a second output terminal for providing an output current to the at least one
LED;

a micromirror arrangement comprising a plurality of micromirrors;
a first control device configured for providing, at an output thereof, a first control signal for the micromirror arrangement,
the first control signal being synchronized to a first clock frequency (fc11);

a switching regulator, an input thereof being coupled to the first input terminal and the second input terminal, and an output
thereof being coupled to the first output terminal and the second output terminal, the switching regulator comprising a switch;
and

a second control device configured for providing, at an output thereof, a second control signal for the switch of the switching
regulator;

wherein
the second control signal is synchronized to a second clock frequency (fc12), wherein the equation

fc12=n*fc11
applies, where n?.

US Pat. No. 9,124,383

HIGH CAPACITY FIBER-OPTIC INTEGRATED TRANSMISSION AND SWITCHING SYSTEMS

Ciena Corporation, Hanov...

1. A reconfigurable electrical add/drop multiplexing node, comprising:
an optoelectronic integrated circuit comprising a transmitter section and a receiver section; and
a switching fabric communicatively coupling the transmitter section and the receiver section of the optoelectronic integrated
circuit, wherein the transmitter section and the receiver section interface the switching fabric at a full signal level and
the switching fabric is configured to perform flow switching on the full signal level between the transmitter section and
the receiver section with subrate grooming of the full signal performed in a separate device external to the optoelectronic
integrated circuit;

wherein the transmitter section comprises N channels formed by N lasers locked to a wavelength grid, and N modulators and
drivers associated with each of the N lasers, and wherein the N modulators comprise one of a Mach-Zehnder modulator, an electro-absorption
modulator, and a ring modulator with associated bandwidth, extinction ratio, and chirp control, and

wherein the receiver section is configured to receive each of the N channels optically and provide corresponding electrical
signals based thereon through a polarization splitter, a horizontal demultiplexer coupled to the polarization splitter, a
vertical demultiplexer coupled to the polarization splitter, photodiodes each coupled to one of the horizontal demultiplexer
and the vertical demultiplexer, and transimpedance amplifiers each coupled to one of the photodiodes.

US Pat. No. 9,124,364

QUADRATURE POWER BALANCE CONTROL IN OPTICAL TRANSMITTERS

CIENA CORPORATION, Hanov...

1. A method of controlling an optical transmitter having a Dual Parallel Mach-Zehnder (DPMZ) modulator having a pair of parallel
branches, each branch of the DPMZ modulator having a bias point controlled by a respective bias signal, the method comprising:
detecting an I-Q power balance between respective branches of the DPMZ modulator by:
applying a respective dither signal to each one of the bias signals, each dither signal having a known modulation depth and
frequency;

detecting a first modulation depth of an output of the DPMZ modulator at a frequency corresponding to a second harmonic of
a first one of the dither signals;

detecting a second modulation depth of the output of the DPMZ modulator at a frequency corresponding to a second harmonic
of the other one of the dither signals; and

calculating the I-Q power imbalance based on the detected first and second modulation depths; and
adjusting at least one parameter of the DPMZ modulator to drive the I-Q power balance to a predetermined target value.

US Pat. No. 9,123,582

METHODS OF IN-SITU MEASUREMENTS OF WAFER BOW

LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION,...

1. A method to measure bow of a wafer within a plasma processing system, the method comprising:
transferring the wafer into the plasma processing system;
measuring a first plurality of distances from a first sensor to a first surface of the wafer to calculate the bow in the wafer,
wherein the wafer is moving relative to the first sensor in a first direction while the first sensor is stationary, the first
direction including at least one of a z-direction and a theta-direction, and wherein the first sensor is positioned outside
of a set of process modules of the plasma processing system;

determining whether the calculated bow of the wafer is within a pre-determined range;
based on a determination that the calculated bow of the wafer is within the pre-determined range
moving the wafer into a process module of the set of process modules for processing and
adjusting a recipe for processing the wafer based on the calculated bow of the wafer; and
based on a determination that the calculated bow of the wafer is outside the pre-determined range, removing the wafer from
the plasma processing system.

US Pat. No. 9,123,682

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A light-emission device comprising:
a substrate;
a first light-emission unit above the substrate, the first light-emission unit including a first light-emission layer that
contains light-emission material;

a second light-emission unit above the substrate, the second light-emission unit including a second light-emission layer that
contains light-emission material and that is adjacent to the first light-emission layer;

a third light-emission unit above the substrate, the third light-emission unit including a third light-emission layer that
contains light-emission material and that is adjacent to the first light-emission layer, wherein an amount of heat that the
third light-emission layer generates upon light emission is greater than each of an amount of heat that the first light-emission
layer generates upon light emission and an amount of heat that the second light-emission layer generates upon light emission;
and

a wiring layer above the substrate and adjacent to the third light-emission layer, the wiring layer being made of metal and
comprising a line structure or a matrix structure, wherein

the third light-emission layer has a longer facing edge portion than each of the first light-emission layer and the second
light-emission layer, a facing edge portion of a given light-emission layer being an edge portion directly facing the wiring
layer, or

the third light-emission layer has a larger facing surface portion than each of the first light-emission layer and the second
light-emission layer, a facing surface portion of a given light-emission layer being a surface portion directly facing the
wiring layer.

US Pat. No. 9,123,544

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. An electrical device comprising:
a semiconductor chip, the semiconductor chip comprising a horizontal routing line, wherein the routing line comprises a contact
section and a line section electrically coupled to the contact section and extending laterally from the contact section;

an insulating layer arranged over the semiconductor chip;
a solder deposit arranged over the insulating layer; and
a via extending through an opening in the insulating layer to electrically connect the contact section to the solder deposit,
wherein a horizontal front edge line portion of the via laterally facing the line section is substantially straight, has a
concave curvature or has a convex curvature of a diameter greater than a maximum lateral dimension of the via.

US Pat. No. 9,121,679

LIMITED RANGE PROJECTILE

The United States of Amer...

1. A projectile, comprising:
an ogive portion including a solid penetrator that defines a forward end of the projectile and, abutting a rear of the solid
penetrator and discrete from the solid penetrator, an ogive shell that defines a hollow interior;

a cylindrical portion that abuts a rear of the ogive portion and is discrete from the ogive portion, the cylindrical portion
including a shell and a hollow interior;

a base portion that abuts a rear of the cylindrical portion and is discrete from the cylindrical portion, the base portion
including a shell and a hollow interior;

pyrotechnic initiating material disposed in the hollow interior of the base portion and extending from a rear end of the projectile
forward into the hollow interior of the cylindrical portion;

reactive material disposed in each of the hollow interiors of the base portion, the cylindrical portion and the ogive portion,
the reactive material completely surrounding at least a portion of the pyrotechnic initiating material and extending from
the rear end of the projectile past a forward-most extent of the pyrotechnic initiating material, an entire radially outermost
surface of the reactive material being contiguous with respective inner surfaces of the base portion shell, the cylindrical
portion shell and the ogive portion shell, a forward end of the reactive material abutting the rear of the penetrator.

US Pat. No. 9,120,263

CLAMPING DEVICE OF INJECTION MOLDING MACHINE

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A clamping device of an injection molding machine in which a rear platen and a fixed platen are coupled by a plurality
of tie bars and corresponding nuts and in which a movable platen is arranged to be guided by the tie bars, the clamping device
comprising:
an adaptor plate which is provided between the fixed platen and a fixed-side mold to be fixed to the fixed platen, and/or
between the movable platen and a movable-side mold to be fixed to the movable platen;

a temperature measuring unit configured to measure a temperature of each of a plurality of divided regions of the adaptor
plate;

a temperature adjusting unit configured to adjust the temperature of each of the plurality of divided regions of the adaptor
plate; and

a control unit configured to cause the temperature adjusting unit to adjust the temperature of each of the plurality of divided
regions of the adaptor plate when a reference value is between a first reference value and a second reference value,

wherein
the first reference value is a value based on which it is determined to perform adjustment by way of temperature control,
and

the second reference value is a value based on which it is determined to perform mechanical adjustment, the mechanical adjustment
comprising adjusting the nuts when the reference value is at or greater than the second reference value.

US Pat. No. 9,125,250

CONSTANT CURRENT CONTROL BASED ON INDIRECT CURRENT SENSING FOR CRITICAL CONDUCTION MODE BUCK CONVERTER

Universal Lighting Techno...

1. A buck converter operable to provide a predetermined average current to a load, said buck converter comprising:
first and second load terminals;
a primary inductor connected between a positive input of the converter and the first load terminal;
a primary inductor current integrator circuit functional to
sense current through the primary inductor,
provide a primary inductor current signal indicative of the current through the primary inductor,
induce, in the primary inductor, an integral of the sensed current through the primary inductor;
a switch connected between the second load terminal and a ground input of the converter; and
a controller operable to receive the primary inductor current signal and to control the switch as a function of the primary
inductor current signal, wherein

controlling the switch comprises turning the switch on and off,
the switch is operable to conduct current through the switch when turned on, and
the switch is operable to substantially prevent current flow through the switch when turned off.

US Pat. No. 9,124,615

AUTHENTICATION OF CONTENT PROVIDER WEB SITES AND APPLICATIONS VIA A MOBILE DEVICE IDENTIFIER

VERIZON PATENT AND LICENS...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by a device, content that includes embedded authentication code;
providing, by the device, the content including the embedded authentication code for display;
generating, by the device, a request to authenticate the content based on execution of the embedded authentication code;
providing, by the device, the request to authenticate the content to a server device,
the content being authenticated based on the request;
receiving, by the device and from the server device, a first indication indicating that the content is authenticated, when
the content is authenticated,

the first indication including a portion of an identifier associated with the device;
providing, by the device, the first indication and the portion of the identifier associated with the device for display when
the content is authenticated,

the first indication including information indicating that the content is authenticated; and
providing, by the device, a second indication indicating that the content is not authenticated when the content is not authenticated.

US Pat. No. 9,124,842

IMAGE DATA GENERATION METHOD, IMAGE RECORDING METHOD, IMAGE DATA GENERATION APPARATUS, AND IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS

SCREEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD....

1. An image data generation method of generating halftone image data through halftone processing performed on a multi-tone
color image that includes images of a plurality of color components, the method comprising:
a) performing halftone processing on each image of at least one color component among said plurality of color components to
generate single-color halftone image data regarding each of said at least one color component, said single-color halftone
image data indicating sizes of a plurality of dots that are respectively to be formed at a plurality of pixel positions that
are arranged in a matrix in a halftone image region;

b) obtaining a hue of each pixel that corresponds to each pixel position in said color image, and in a case where the hue
of said each pixel is within a first hue range, determining that a threshold dot size at said each pixel position for a target
color component is a predetermined reference threshold dot size, said target color component being included in said plurality
of color components and being one color component other than said at least one color component, and in a case where the hue
of said each pixel is within a second hue range in which coloration of said target color component is stronger than in said
first hue range, determining that said threshold dot size is a predetermined corrected threshold dot size that is larger than
said reference threshold dot size; and

c) performing halftone processing on an image of said target color component with reference to the single-color halftone image
data regarding said at least one color component to generate single-color halftone image data that indicates sizes of a plurality
of dots of said target color component that are respectively to be formed at said plurality of pixel positions in said halftone
image region,

said operation c) including:
c1) performing halftone processing on one pixel in the image of said target color component and provisionally determining
a size of a dot of said target color component that is to be formed at a pixel position corresponding to said one pixel;

c2) obtaining a total dot size that is a sum of a previous total dot size and a provisional dot size, said previous total
dot size being a sum of sizes of dots of said at least one color component that are to be formed at said pixel position, and
said provisional dot size being the size of the dot of said target color component that is provisionally determined in said
operation c1);

c3) comparing said total dot size with a threshold dot size at said pixel position, and in a case where said total dot size
is smaller than or equal to said threshold dot size, determining that the size of the dot of said target color component is
a size equal to said provisional dot size, and in a case where said total dot size is larger than said threshold dot size,
determining that the size of the dot of said target color component is a largest dot size that is within a range of a difference
between said threshold dot size and said previous total dot size;

c4) in a case where said total dot size is larger than said threshold dot size in said operation c3), changing a pixel value
of a group of neighboring pixels at one or more pixel positions that are located around said one pixel and at which the size
of the dot of said target color component has not yet been determined, on the basis of a pixel value of said one pixel and
a difference between said provisional dot size and the size of the dot of said target color component; and

c5) changing said one pixel to a next pixel in accordance with a predetermined processing order of said plurality of pixel
positions and repeating said operations c1) to c4).

US Pat. No. 9,124,142

INDUCTIVE CHARGING DEVICE FOR A PORTABLE APPARATUS INCORPORATING A NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION ANTENNA

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FR...

1. An inductive charging device for a portable apparatus for an automobile vehicle comprising at least:
one antenna for inductive charging, called charging antenna, having a cut-out at its center and,
one antenna for communicating, called communication antenna, disposed around at least the charging antenna, along sides of
the charging device and comprising at least one winding,

said device being characterized in that:
on at least one of the sides of the charging device, the communication antenna forms at least one loop having at least one
crossing point on its base, the loop of said communication antenna having at least one upper part surrounding the center of
the cut-out of the charging antenna,

the upper part of the loop of the communication antenna surrounding the center of the cut-out has at least one winding, and
the number of windings on the upper part of the communication antenna surrounding the center of the cut-out is greater than
the number of windings on the communication antenna situated around the charging antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,120,324

INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS, AND RECORDED MATTER

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. An ink jet recording method which uses one or more types of ink which are selected from a group comprising:
(A) black ink which contains a pigment formed of one or more types of black pigment;
(B) mixed color black ink which contains pigments formed of one or more types of black pigment and one or more types of color
pigment; and

(C) color ink which contains a pigment formed of one or more types of color pigment;
wherein a degree of glossiness of the ink at 60° measured based on JIS Z 8741 is increased in an order of the black ink of
(A), the mixed color black ink of (B), and the color ink of (C),

the degree of glossiness of a target recording surface at 60° in a target recording medium measured based on JIS Z 8741 is
40 or more, and

at least one condition of the below-described (1) and (2) is satisfied;
(1) A black image is formed using at least a plurality of types of the color ink of (C) and a color image is formed using
the color ink of (C), and

(2) A black image is formed using the mixed color black ink of (B) and a color image is formed using the color ink of (C).

US Pat. No. 9,121,976

LIGHT GUIDE PLATE AND RELATED BACKLIGHT MODULE

Wistron Corporation, Hsi...

1. A light guide plate comprising:
a board body;
a prism component disposed on at least one surface of the board body; and
at least one optical microstructure disposed on a top end of the prism component, the optical microstructure comprising:
a first light guiding unit, a first angle being formed between two inclined surfaces of the first light guiding unit, and
the first angle being substantially between 45˜60 degrees; and

at least two second light guiding units symmetrically disposed on opposite sides of the first light guiding unit, a second
angle being formed between an inclined surface and a bottom surface of each second light guiding unit, and the second angle
being substantially between 10˜60 degrees.

US Pat. No. 9,121,578

LIGHT SOURCE UNIT WITH PHOSPHOR ELEMENT

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A light source unit comprising:
a pump light source for an emission of pump light;
a phosphor element for a conversion of said pump light into converted light; and
an optical system for transmitting at least a part of said converted light for further use, wherein:
at least a part of said pump light is coupled into said optical system and transmitted by said optical system to said phosphor
element for said conversion,

said optical system is at least one-sided telecentric,
said at least one-sided telecentric optical system comprises two lenses and has an aperture plane between said lenses, in
which parallel rays from an object are focused and

said pump light is coupled to said optical system between said lenses and positioned at the aperture plane.

US Pat. No. 9,120,721

METHOD OF PREPARING CHIRAL KETONES FROM ALDEHYDES

Nanyang Technological Uni...

1. A method of preparing a chiral ?- or ?-substituted ketone from the corresponding ?- or ?-substituted aldehyde, wherein
the ketone has formula (I), (III) or (V),

and the corresponding aldehyde has formula (II), (IV) or (VI), respectively,

the method comprising reacting the aldehyde in the presence of an amine, oxygen and an organic solvent, wherein the reaction
is carried out in the absence of a metal-based catalyst or a metal-based oxidant,

wherein:
R is H, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-C15 alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-C15 alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted C3-C15 cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C3-C15 cycloalkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted C3-C15 heterocycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C3-C15 heterocycloalkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted C6-C15 aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted C6-C15 heteroaryl; and

R? is H, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-C15 alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-C15 alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted C3-C15 cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C3-C15 cycloalkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted C3-C15 heterocycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C3-C15 heterocycloalkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted C6-C15 aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted C6-C15 heteroaryl.

US Pat. No. 9,120,678

SYNTHETIC AMORPHOUS SILICA POWDER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A method for producing a synthetic amorphous silica powder, comprising, in the recited order:
a granulating step for producing a siliceous gel, drying the siliceous gel to turn it into a dry powder, pulverizing particles
of the dry powder, and then classifying the pulverizedly obtained particles to thereby obtain a silica powder;

a spheroidizing step based on a thermal plasma for delivering, at a supplying rate of 3.5 to 17.5 kg/hr, particles of the
silica powder obtained in the granulating step into an argon-oxygen plasma in a plasma torch from a starting material supplying
tube in a manner to heat the particles at a temperature from 2,000° C. to a boiling point of silicon dioxide, thereby melting
the particles, in which the argon-oxygen plasma is generated by introducing argon as a working gas from a gas introducing
tube at a flow rate of 60 to 100 L/min into the plasma torch, while applying a high frequency wave at a frequency of 2 to
3 MHz and at a power of 120 to 1000 kw to the plasma torch, and by gradually introducing oxygen at a flow rate of 30 to 125
L/min into the plasma torch after the plasma is stabilized;

a cleaning step for removing particles of silica powder attached to surfaces of the spheroidized silica powder particles after
the spheroidizing step by repetitively conducting ultrasonic cleaning such that the spheroidized silica powder particles after
the spheroidizing step and ultrapure water are put into a cleaning vessel, and filtration by using a filter until the particles
of the silica powder are fully filtered out; and

a drying step for drying the silica powder particles after the cleaning step such that the powder is firstly put into a container
for drying, and then the container for drying is brought into a drier, in which drying is conducted by flowing nitrogen or
argon at a flow rate of 1 to 20 L/min through within the drier, and by holding the powder at a temperature of 100° C. to 400°
C. for 3 to 48 hours;

wherein the spheroidizing step is conducted by adjusting a value of A/B (W·hr/kg) to 1.0×104 or more, where A is the high-frequency power (W), and B is the supplying rate (kg/hr) of the silica powder, under a condition
that the high-frequency power A is 90 kW or higher, thereby obtaining a synthetic amorphous silica powder having:

an average particle diameter D50 of 10 to 2,000 ?m;

a quotient of 1.00 to 1.35 obtained by dividing a BET specific surface area of the powder by a theoretical specific surface
area calculated from the average particle diameter D50;

a real density of 2.10 to 2.20 g/cm3; an intra-particulate porosity of 0 to 0.05; a circularity of 0.75 to 1.00; and an unmolten
ratio of 0.00 to 0.25.

US Pat. No. 9,120,661

PROCEDURE AND APPARATUS FOR THE TREATING CONTAINERS SUCH AS PLASTIC BOTTLES IN A BOTTLE FILLING PLANT OR CONTAINERS IN A CONTAINER FILLING PLANT

KHS GmbH, Dortmund (DE)

1. A method of sterilizing containers comprising:
introducing heated or vaporous hydrogen peroxide into a container;
activating said hydrogen peroxide in said container in an activation phase comprising a first step and a second step subsequent
to said first step;

said first step comprising conducting heated gaseous and/or vaporous activation medium into said container;
said second step comprising:
conducting additional activation medium into said container at a second volume flow rate, lower than a first volume flow rate
of said activation medium in said first step, while simultaneously monitoring a temperature of at least a portion of said
container; and

adjusting said second volume flow rate, as needed based on the monitored temperature of said at least a portion of said container,
throughout said second step; and

said step of introducing said heated or vaporous hydrogen peroxide comprising heating and supplying said heated or vaporous
hydrogen peroxide at a constant or substantially constant temperature over a constant or substantially constant time with
a third volume flow that is controlled based on the monitored container temperature so that the container temperature remains
substantially below the temperature of said heated or vaporous hydrogen peroxide.

US Pat. No. 9,120,323

LIQUID DROPLET EJECTING APPARATUS

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A liquid droplet ejecting apparatus comprising:
a liquid droplet ejecting section that ejects liquid droplets by pressurizing a liquid using a piezoelectric element;
a drive section that drives the piezoelectric element;
a gas delivery section that delivers a dry gas;
a gas delivery passage in which the piezoelectric element is disposed and through which the gas that has been delivered from
the gas delivery section flows;

a branch passage, which is disposed such that a side of the branch passage that is opposite a gas delivery passage side is
facing the drive section, and which branches from the gas delivery passage and blows onto the drive section some of the gas
that has been delivered from the gas delivery section; and

a cutoff section, provided in the branch passage, that allows the gas to be delivered from the gas delivery passage to the
branch passage, and that cuts off the flow of the gas from the branch passage to the gas delivery passage.

US Pat. No. 9,124,971

AUDIO SIGNAL PROCESSING CIRCUIT FOR REDUCING ZERO CROSSING DISTORTION AND METHOD THEREOF

RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORPOR...

1. An audio signal processing circuit, configured to operably configure an audio output device through a first power stage
circuit and a second power stage circuit, comprising:
an encoding circuit, configured to operably receive a pulse coded modulation signal and to operably generate a first audio
signal and a second audio signal according to the pulse coded modulation signal;

a first audio conversion circuit, coupled with the encoding circuit, configured to operably generate a first pulse width modulation
(PWM) signal to configure the first power stage circuit according to a first encoded value and a second encoded value of the
first audio signal; and

a second audio conversion circuit, coupled with the encoding circuit, configured to operably generate a second PWM signal
to configure the second power stage circuit according to a third encoded value of the second audio signal, a fourth encoded
value of the second audio signal and a displacement value;

wherein the first encoded value and the second encoded value are consecutive in the first audio signal; the third encoded
value, the fourth encoded value are consecutive in the second audio signal; when the first encoded value is equal to the third
encoded value, and the second encoded value is equal to the fourth encoded value, a pulse width of a pulse of the first PWM
signal is equal to a pulse width of a pulse of the second PWM signal, and an edge of the pulse of the first PWM signal and
an edge of the pulse of the second PWM signal is separated by a predetermined time interval;

wherein the second audio conversion circuit generates a first part of the pulse of the second PWM signal according to a difference
of the third encoded value and the displacement value, and generates a second part of the pulse of the second PWM signal according
to a sum of the fourth encoded value and the displacement value.

US Pat. No. 9,124,470

RECEPTION SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING RECEPTION SIGNAL

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A reception signal demodulation device which converts a modulated reception signal into a digital signal and performs signal
reconstruction, comprising:
a demodulator which demodulates the received signal;
a matched filter which improves a signal-to-noise power ratio of the signal from the demodulator;
a threshold value discriminator which determines a compression rate based on the signal from the matched filter; and
a reconstruction circuit which compresses the signal from the matched filter, converts it into the digital signal, and performs
signal reconstruction from the signal converted into the digital signal based on the compression rate.

US Pat. No. 9,123,898

PHOSPHORESCENT COMPOUND AND ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DEVICE USING THE SAME

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

1. A phosphorescent compound of following formula:

wherein X is substituted or non-substituted carbazole, and Y is substituted or non-substituted carboline.

US Pat. No. 9,123,283

SHIFT REGISTER, GATE DRIVING CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A shift register comprising shift register units at N stages in a cascade connection, wherein a frame start signal STV
is input to a first signal input terminal of a shift register unit at a first stage and a second signal input terminal of
a shift register unit at an Nth stage, and a forward scanning signal and a reverse scanning signal are input to a forward
scanning signal input terminal and a reverse scanning signal input terminal of each of the shift register units respectively,
the shift register outputs an output signal of each stage via a signal output terminal of each stage in a forward direction
according to the forward scanning signal and outputs the output signal of each stage via the signal output terminal of each
stage in a reverse direction according to the reverse scanning signal, wherein the shift register units at N stages comprises
odd numbered shift register units which receive a first clock signal and even numbered shift register units which receive
a second clock signal having phase opposite to that of the first clock signal,
wherein each of the shift register units (S/R(n)) comprises:
a forward scanning switch module for turning on a pull-up driving module under the control of the forward scanning signal
to output a first signal to a pull-up node (PU), and outputting a second signal to a second pull-down module under control
of the forward scanning signal; the first signal is the output signal of a shift register unit (S/R(n?1)) at a previous stage
of the shift register unit (S/R(n)) or STV, and the second signal is the output signal of a shift register unit (S/R(n+1))
at a next stage of the shift register unit (S/R(n)) or STV;

a reverse scanning switch module for turning on the pull-up driving module under control of the reverse scanning signal to
output the second signal to the pull-up node (PU), and outputting the first signal to the second pull-down module under the
control of the reverse scanning signal;

the pull-up driving module for inputting a pull-up control signal to the pull-up node (PU) according to an output signal of
the forward scanning switch module or the reverse scanning switch module;

a pull-up module for supplying the first clock signal or the second clock signal to the signal output terminal according to
the pull-up control signal of the pull-up node (PU);

a pull-down driving module for outputting a pull-down control signal to a first pull-down module according to a second supply
voltage (VDD) and the pull-up control signal of the pull-up node (PU);

the first pull-down module for receiving the pull-down control signal of the pull-down driving module and supplying a first
supply voltage (VSS) to the signal output terminal;

a second pull-down module for receiving a reset signal according to the control of the forward scanning switch module or the
reverse scanning switch module, and discharging under control of the reset signal, wherein the reset signal is the first signal
or the second signal.

US Pat. No. 9,119,462

ORAL CLEANING IMPLEMENT HAVING A PLASTIC STAPLE COMPRISING A CAVITY

BRAUN GMBH, Kronberg (DE...

1. An oral cleaning implement comprising:
a head portion having a longitudinal axis and comprising one or more cleaning elements, wherein the one or more cleaning elements
include at least one filament tuft having a plurality of filaments and wherein the at least one filament tuft is fastened
into a tuft hole with an elongated staple having a longitudinal axis that is substantially transverse relative to the longitudinal
axis of the head portion, wherein the staple includes a deformable cavity comprising a hole extending substantially parallel
to the longitudinal axis of the staple and having at least one opening in the staple, wherein the deformable cavity causes
the staple to be compressible crosswise relative to the longitudinal axis of the staple, and wherein the at least one filament
tuft is bent around the staple in a U-shape.

US Pat. No. 9,125,166

METHODS FOR PERFORMING AN EFFICIENT NETWORK SEARCH AND COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUSES UTILIZING THE SAME

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A communications apparatus, comprising:
a memory device, storing a frequency exclusion list; and
a processor,
obtaining a support band list comprising information regarding a plurality of operating bands supported by the communications
apparatus for wireless communications, wherein each operating band ranges over a plurality of operating frequencies,

obtaining the frequency exclusion list,
generating a frequency search list for a first operating band listed in the support band list and a frequency search list
for a second operating band listed in the support band list according to the frequency exclusion list, wherein the frequency
search list comprises information regarding one or more operating frequencies located in the corresponding operating band
to be searched, and wherein the frequency exclusion list comprises information regarding one or more operating bands having
one or more operating frequencies overlapped with one or more operating frequencies of the first operating band, and

performing power scan and cell search according to the frequency search list for the first operating band and the frequency
search list for the second operating band,

wherein the second operating band comprises one or more operating frequencies overlapped with one or more operating frequencies
of the first operating band, and the one or more operating frequencies of the second operating band overlapped with that of
the first operating band is/are listed only in one of the frequency search list for the first operating band and the frequency
search list for the second operating band, and

wherein the operating bands listed in the support band list including the first operating band and the second operating band
are operating bands of the same Radio Access Technology (RAT).

US Pat. No. 9,124,389

ENCODER AND METHOD FOR PREDICTIVELY ENCODING, DECODER AND METHOD FOR DECODING, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREDICTIVELY ENCODING AND DECODING AND PREDICTIVELY ENCODED INFORMATION SIGNAL

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. An encoder for predictively encoding a signal comprising a sequence of signal values, the encoder comprising:
a predictor for performing an adaptive prediction in dependence on the signal, and in dependence on one or more weighting
values, to acquire predicted signal values,

wherein the predictor is configured to reset the weighting values at times which are dependent on the signal, and
wherein the predictor is configured to adapt the weighting values to the signal between subsequent resets;
wherein the encoder is configured for acquiring a bitstream representing the signal, and wherein the predictor is configured
to perform the resets in dependence on a current bitrate reserve available for providing the bitstream.

US Pat. No. 9,124,207

ROTARY ELECTRIC MACHINE CONTROL APPARATUS AND ELECTRIC POWER STEERING APPARATUS USING THE SAME

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A rotary electric machine control apparatus for controlling a rotary electric machine, which has two winding sets formed
of coils corresponding to plural phases, the rotary electric machine control apparatus comprising:
two inverter units provided in correspondence to the two winding sets for converting electric power from a power source to
the rotary electric machine by turning on and off plural switching elements, which include high-potential side switching elements
provided at a high-potential side of the power source and low-potential side switching elements provided at a low-potential
side, the high-potential side switching element and the low-potential side switching element forming a switching element pair
corresponding to a phase of the winding in each of the winding set;

a current detection device for detecting a phase current flowing in each of the two inverter units; and
a control unit for controlling driving of the rotary electric machine by controlling on/off operations of the switching elements
of the two inverter units,

wherein the control unit includes an abnormality detection device for detecting, before starting of drive control for the
rotary electric machine, a short-circuit abnormality between the two winding sets or the two inverter units based on a current
detection value of the current detection device by turning on only at least one of the high-potential side switching elements
of one of the two inverter units and at least one of the low-potential side switching elements of the other of the two inverter
units.

US Pat. No. 9,123,712

LEADFRAME SYSTEM WITH WARP CONTROL MECHANISM AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

STATS ChipPAC Ltd., Sing...

1. A method of manufacture of a leadframe system comprising:
providing a leadframe having a side rail and a stabilizer, the side rail along a leadframe perimeter and the stabilizer within
a rail inner perimeter of the side rail;

forming a stabilizer plating layer directly on a bottom side of the stabilizer; and
forming an encapsulation having a mold step surrounding a protruding portion of the encapsulation and the mold step directly
over the stabilizer for forming a stiffening structure positioned within the rail inner perimeter of the side rail.

US Pat. No. 9,123,351

SPEECH SEGMENT DETERMINATION DEVICE, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Oki Electric Industry Co....

1. A speech segment determination device comprising:
a frame division portion that divides an input signal in units of frames;
a power spectrum calculation portion that calculates a power spectrum of the input signal for each of the frames, using an
analysis length;

a power spectrum operation portion that adds a value of the calculated power spectrum to a further value at each of a plurality
of discrete frequencies;

a spectral entropy calculation portion that calculates spectral entropy using the power spectrum whose value has been increased;
and

a determination portion that determines that the input signal is a signal in a speech segment if the spectral entropy has
a value that is smaller than a threshold value,

wherein the determination portion generates an initial value for counting after the determination portion determines that
the input signal is a signal in the speech segment, and when the value of the spectral entropy thereafter rises until it is
no longer smaller than the threshold value, the determination portion determines that the input signal remains in the speech
segment until the initial value for counting is decremented to a predetermined smaller value.

US Pat. No. 9,119,714

SHAPE MEMORY POLYMER PROSTHETIC MEDICAL DEVICE

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method for making a prosthetic venous valve medical device comprising
configuring a prosthetic body from a material comprising a shape memory polymer in a first, post-transition, coil form designed
to fit snugly against a wall of an anatomical venous lumen, wherein the prosthetic body further comprises

an outer body defining an interior lumen; and
a plurality of valve flaps attached to the outer body within the interior lumen at multiple locations along a length of the
coil form and arranged to resist retrograde fluid flow within the interior lumen; and

deforming the prosthetic body by elongating the coil form into a second, linear, pre-transition form that comprises a compact
shape or profile relative to the first form for insertion into a delivery device for in vitro placement of the prosthetic
medical device.

US Pat. No. 9,125,277

RETROFIT LAMP

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A retrofit lamp comprising at least one series circuit comprising a multiplicity of light emitting diodes comprising a
circuit arrangement, the circuit arrangement comprising:
a first connection with a first connection terminal and a second connection terminal;
a second connection with a third connection terminal and a fourth connection terminal;
a rectifier, whose input is coupled to the first connection and whose output comprises a first rectifier output connection
and a second rectifier output connection;

wherein the at least one series circuit comprising a multiplicity of light emitting diodes is coupled between the first rectifier
output connection and the second rectifier output connection;

wherein a breakdown apparatus is coupled between the third connection terminal and the fourth connection terminal, said breakdown
apparatus having the following properties:

up to a first predeterminable threshold value of the voltage drop across said breakdown apparatus during operation, said breakdown
apparatus is nonconducting;

if the first predeterminable threshold value is exceeded, said breakdown apparatus becomes conducting;
said breakdown apparatus remains conducting as long as current is supplied to it which is above a second predeterminable threshold
value;

as soon as the current falls below the second predeterminable threshold value, said breakdown apparatus becomes nonconducting
again; and

in the conducting state, said breakdown apparatus has a forward voltage which is below a third predeterminable threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,124,125

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION WITH SELECTIVE RANGE

Energous Corporation, Sa...

1. A method for wireless power transmission with selective range to power a portable electronic device, comprising:
generating pocket-forming RF waves from a transmitter through an antenna connected to the transmitter;
accumulating pockets of energy in regions of space in the form of constructive interference patterns of the generated RF waves;
employing a selective range for charging or powering the electronic device in a predetermined variety of spots with the accumulated
pockets of energy surrounded by null-spaces without accumulated pockets of energy; and

implementing an adaptive power focusing to avoid obstacles interfering with the RF signals between the receiver and the transmitter
for regulating two or more receivers providing charging or powering of the portable electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,125,067

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOBILE LOCATION USING RANKED PARAMETER LABELS

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A method of generating a calibration database in a communications network comprising the steps of:
(a) generating a grid of geographic locations to cover a region in a communications network having a plurality of cellular
sites;

(b) generating a set of network measurement reports (NMRs) for the region, the NMR being a collection of measurement parameters
observed at selected geographic locations in the grid;

(c) generating a label representing a first measurement parameter observed from ones of the plural cellular sites at one of
the selected geographic locations, the label including a relative ranking by cellular site of the first measurement parameter;
and

(d) populating a calibration database for the communications network using the generated label,
wherein at least two rankings of sites in the label are of equal rank, and dividing the label having equal ranked sites into
two columns, each of the two columns having the same ranking of respective sites but with the two equal ranking sites transposed
in the two columns.

US Pat. No. 9,124,825

COST RECOVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WALK-UP OFFICE EQUIPMENT

Nuance Communications, In...

1. A cost recovery system for a multi-functional photocopier device, said cost recovery system comprising:
a) a plurality of workstations interconnected by a communications network;
b) a controller adapted to control the operation of the photocopier device, said controller being connected to said network;
c) at least one broker unit operative to communicate with said controller via said network, said at least one broker unit
being responsive to requests to reserve the photocopier device received from users at said workstations, to authenticate the
users, to establish temporary cost recovery relationships between said controller and said workstations, and to enable a user
to reserve the photocopier device from any one of said plurality of workstations via said at least one broker unit to perform
a walk-up job on the photocopier device on a basis of a specific cost recovery relationship established by said at least one
broker unit between said controller and the respective workstation, said enabling a user to reserve the photocopier device
from any one of said plurality of workstations comprising placing the photocopier device in a reserved state for a user and
the walk-up job being a job in which the user walks up to the photocopier device and interacts with the photocopier device
to perform the walk-up job on the photocopier.

US Pat. No. 9,121,576

LIGHT WAVELENGTH CONVERSION UNIT

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...

1. A light wavelength conversion unit comprising:
a light wavelength conversion member configured to convert a wavelength of light that has entered from an incident surface
and configured to emit the wavelength-converted light from an emission surface; and

a light reflection layer configured to reflect light inside the light wavelength conversion member, the light reflection layer
being provided on a predetermined surface in a surface of the light wavelength conversion member, wherein the predetermined
surface excludes the incident surface and the emission surface,

wherein the light wavelength conversion member is such that an average roughness Ra of the predetermined surface is greater
than or equal to 0.5 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,123,592

ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. An array substrate, comprising:
a substrate;
a plurality of common electrodes formed on the substrate;
a plurality of gate signal lines formed above the common electrodes; and
a plurality of common electrode signal line units corresponding to the plurality of common electrodes, respectively, and formed
on the corresponding common electrodes, respectively,

wherein each of the common electrode signal line units comprises a first common electrode signal line perpendicular to the
gate signal line and a second common electrode signal line parallel to the gate signal line;

wherein the first common electrode signal line and the second common electrode signal line both are made of metal;
wherein the first common electrode signal line and the second common electrode signal line of each of the common electrode
signal line units cross with each other and are electrically connected to each other; and

wherein two adjacent common electrode signal line units are electrically connected by a bridge line.

US Pat. No. 9,122,454

HINGE MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A hinge module, connected between a first body and a second body of an electronic device, the first body and the second
body relatively rotating via the hinge module to be folded or unfolded with each other, and a surface of the second body facing
the first body in a folded state, the hinge module comprising:
a hinge connecting the first body and the second body;
a linkage assembly having a first linking rod and a second linking rod, wherein the first linking rod has a first end and
a second end, the first end is connected to the second linking rod, and the second linking rod is connected to the first body
with an end opposite to the first linking rod;

a sleeve pivoted to the second body, the second end of the first linking rod slidably coupled into the sleeve, and the first
linking rod and the sleeve being inclined to and submerged under the surface of the second body in the folded state; and

an elastic member connected between the sleeve and the first linking rod,
wherein the first linking rod and the sleeve are driven by the first body, such that the first linking rod and the sleeve
move to and are horizontal to the surface of the second body when the electronic device is transformed from the folded state
to a first unfolded state, and the elastic member is deformed by the sliding motion of the first linking rod relative to the
sleeve,

wherein the first linking rod and the sleeve are driven by the first body, such that the first linking rod and the sleeve
protrude to and are inclined to the surface of the second body when the electronic device is transformed from the first unfolded
state to a second unfolded state by a restoring force of the deformed elastic member,

wherein a first angle is included between the first body and the second body when the electronic device is in the first unfolded
state, a second angle is included between the first body and the second body when the electronic device is in the second unfolded
state, and the second angle is greater than the first angle,

wherein an inner wall of the sleeve has at least one interfering section, and the first body drives the first linking rod
to move and interfere with the interfering section when the electronic device is in the second unfolded state, such that the
first body is supported by the hinge module,

wherein the inner wall of the sleeve has a sliding section located between a bottom wall and the interfering section, an inner
diameter of the sleeve located at the sliding section is greater than an inner diameter of the sleeve located at the interfering
section, and the first linking rod has a stopping portion located at the second end wherein the stopping portion is slidably
coupled to the sliding section,

wherein an outer diameter of the stopping portion is greater than the inner diameter of the sleeve located at the interfering
section so as to restrict the stopping portion to slide in the sliding section.

US Pat. No. 9,121,947

STRESS REDUCTION FOR PILLAR FILLED STRUCTURES

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
an array of pillars, wherein each of the pillars comprises a rounded cross sectional shape where the cross section is taken
perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the respective pillar;

a cavity region between each of the pillars; and
a neutron sensitive material located in each cavity region,
wherein the array is segmented into discrete segments of the pillars, wherein an average distance between adjacent pillars
in each of the segments is less than an average distance between adjacent segments.

US Pat. No. 9,121,745

MULTICHAMBER ULTRASONIC SENSOR FOR DETERMINING A LIQUID LEVEL

Conti Temic microelectron...

1. A fluid level measuring apparatus for measuring a fluid level of a fluid surface of a fluid, comprising
a measuring chamber enclosed within a measuring chamber wall;
at least one additional chamber, which is adapted to remove bubbles from the fluid therein, enclosed within a respective additional
chamber wall, and arranged at least partially or entirely outwardly around the measuring chamber wall;

a respective flow opening respectively provided in the measuring chamber wall and in each respective additional chamber wall,
wherein the chamber walls and the flow openings are configured and arranged to provide flow communication of the fluid constrained
to flow along a fluid flow path from outside of the apparatus successively into and through the at least one additional chamber
and from there into the measuring chamber such that a fluid level of a fluid surface of the fluid is the same in the measuring
chamber and the at least one additional chamber and outside of the apparatus;

an ultrasound transducer inside or outside of the measuring chamber on a chamber floor bounding a bottom of the measuring
chamber, wherein the ultrasound transducer is arranged and adapted to emit a sound signal that travels through the fluid in
the measuring chamber, reflects from the fluid surface of the fluid in the measuring chamber and is then received back by
the ultrasound transducer within a signal transit time, such that the fluid level can be determined from the signal transit
time; and

a first separation device that is impermeable by the fluid and is arranged in a first additional chamber among the at least
one additional chamber so as to fluid-impermeably divide and separate an inlet end of the first additional chamber from an
outlet end of the first additional chamber respectively on opposite first and second sides of the first separation device;

wherein the respective flow opening along the fluid flow path entering the first additional chamber is located in the inlet
end of the first additional chamber on the first side of the first separation device, and the respective flow opening along
the fluid flow path leaving the first additional chamber toward the measuring chamber is located in the outlet end of the
first additional chamber on the second side of the first separation device.

US Pat. No. 9,121,552

LED LAMP

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

1. An LED lamp comprising:
an LED unit comprising a straight tube and a plurality of light emitting diodes fixed in the straight tube;
a pair of bases attached to ends of the LED unit spaced in a longitudinal direction of the unit; and
a rotational shaft connecting the LED unit and the bases to each other and fitted to at least one of either the LED unit and
the bases for rotation relative thereto, the rotational shaft being formed separate from the straight tube and the bases;

wherein the LED unit and the bases are rotatable relative to each other about an axis extending in the longitudinal direction,
and

at least one of the bases is provided with an external terminal for receiving electric power from outside.

US Pat. No. 9,120,253

METHODS OF RTM MOLDING

Toray Industries, Inc., ...

1. A method of RTM molding comprising:
laminating a plurality of reinforcing fiber materials in a mold covered with a bag material to form a reinforcing fiber material
laminate comprising a part that forms a stringer material having a section of a rectangular, C-type, I-type, L-type, Z-type,
T-type, J-type or hat shape, and a part that forms a skin material, and

impregnating a resin into said reinforcing fiber material laminate by injecting a resin through a resin distribution medium
with a resin flow resistance 1/10 or less than a resin flow resistance in the reinforcing fiber material laminate and located
at an end surface of said reinforcing fiber material laminate and then in a direction along a laminate surface while reducing
pressure in said mold by evacuation, wherein said resin is injected from an end surface of said part that forms a stringer
material of said laminate mainly into a portion between layers of said reinforcing fiber materials, then the injected resin
is impregnated into the entire part that forms a stringer material.

US Pat. No. 9,124,448

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING A BEST EFFORTS RESEQUENCER

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. A method for determining a set of messages to process in a computing system, comprising:
receiving a set of messages from a message producer;
establishing a waiting period for the set of messages to be processed, wherein the set of messages are sequenced using a set
of non-contiguous sequence identifiers such that it is unknown whether any messages are missing from the set of messages based
on the set of non-contiguous sequence identifiers;

using a processor to determine whether any messages of the set of messages arrive over a network to be processed during a
pendency of the waiting period for the set of messages;

re-starting the waiting period to wait for new messages if any messages of the set of messages arrive during the pendency
of the waiting period˜wherein the waiting period is restarted for an arriving message even if it is unknown whether any messages
of the set of messages are missing based on a non-contiguous sequence identifier of the arriving message;

extending the waiting period if a first message arrives during the pendency of the waiting period that indicates that a second
message is missing, wherein the indication that the second message is missing is based at least in part on text-based sequence
information in the first message; and

selecting all existing messages for the set of messages to be processed by the computing system if there are no new messages
that arrive during the pendency of the waiting period.

US Pat. No. 9,123,859

MODULE-LEVEL PROCESSING OF SILICON PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE)

1. A method for module-level processing of photovoltaic cells, the method comprising:
(a) bonding at least one crystalline silicon photovoltaic substrate to a carrier by means of an adhesive layer, wherein the
adhesive layer is present on a surface of the carrier, wherein part of the adhesive layer remains uncovered after the bonding,
and wherein the at least one crystalline silicon photovoltaic substrate has a front side and a rear side; and

(b) exposing the uncovered part of the adhesive layer and the at least one crystalline silicon photovoltaic substrate to a
plasma; and

(c) removing a surface portion of the at least one crystalline photovoltaic substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,123,530

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

HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC ...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising:
forming an oxycarbonitride film, an oxycarbide film or an oxide film containing a specific element on a substrate by alternately
performing a first specific number of times:

(a) forming a first layer containing the specific element, nitrogen and carbon, on the substrate, by alternately performing
a second specific number of times,

(a-1) supplying a first source containing the specific element and a halogen-group to the substrate in a processing chamber,
and

(a-2) supplying a second source containing the specific element and an amino-group to the substrate in the processing chamber;
and

(b) forming a second layer by oxidizing the first layer by supplying an oxygen-containing gas, or an oxygen-containing gas
and a hydrogen-containing gas to the substrate in the processing chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,122,120

ELECTROPHORETIC DISPLAY APPARATUS

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

1. An electrophoretic display apparatus, comprising:
a driving substrate;
an electrophoretic display medium layer disposed on the driving substrate; and
a color resist layer disposed on the electrophoretic display medium layer, the color resist layer having at least one pixel
zone, the pixel zone having a first color zone, a second color zone, a third color zone, a fourth color zone and a vacant
zone, the vacant zone having a first edge, a second edge, a third edge and a fourth edge sequentially connected to each other,
the first color zone and the third color zone being respectively positioned on the first edge and the third edge of the vacant
zone, the second color zone and the fourth color zone being respectively positioned on the second edge and the fourth edge
of the vacant zone, wherein the first color zone, the second color zone, the third color zone and the fourth color zone have
different colors.

US Pat. No. 9,121,453

DOUBLE-OFFSET CONSTANT VELOCITY UNIVERSAL JOINT

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A double-offset constant velocity universal joint comprising:
an inner race having an outer spherical peripheral surface and ball grooves formed to extend axially at equal intervals in
a circumferential direction of the outer peripheral surface;

an outer race having an inner cylindrical peripheral surface and ball grooves formed to extend axially at equal intervals
in a circumferential direction of the inner peripheral surface;

a ball interposed between one of the ball grooves of the inner race and one of the ball grooves of the outer race; and
a cage interposed between the outer peripheral surface of the inner race and the inner peripheral surface of the outer race
and having a pocket for accommodation of the ball,

wherein the outer peripheral surface of the cage has a spherical portion and tapered portions located on respective sides
in an axial direction of the spherical portion,

wherein the inner peripheral surface of the cage has a spherical portion in contact with the outer peripheral surface of the
inner race,

wherein the outer peripheral surface of the cage and the spherical portion of the inner peripheral surface of the cage are
cut after being quenched, and

wherein the entire outer peripheral surface of the cage is cut after being quenched, and the spherical portion has a cut surface
roughness smaller than that of the tapered portions.

US Pat. No. 9,121,450

CAGE FOR ROLLING BEARING

Korea Institute of Scienc...

1. A cage for coupling to a rolling bearing including an inner ring, an outer ring and a plurality of rolling elements rolling
between the inner ring and the outer ring and for keeping predetermined intervals of the plurality of rolling elements, the
cage comprising,
a first piece and a second piece which are attachable to each other along a mutual circumference and detachable from each
other, and when attached to each other, accommodate the plurality of rolling elements at predetermined intervals around the
mutual circumference of the first piece and the second piece;

wherein a first coupler and a second coupler configured to be capable of being coupled to each other are respectively formed
at the first piece and the second piece, and the first piece and the second piece are primarily coupled by means of a coupling
force of the first coupler and the second coupler, and

wherein the second coupler is a cylindrical protrusion having a uniform diameter and the first coupler is a corresponding
cylindrical concavity having a uniform diameter that is smaller than the uniform diameter of the second coupler.

US Pat. No. 9,124,875

STEREOSCOPIC IMAGING APPARATUS

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

9. A stereoscopic imaging apparatus, comprising:
a single photographic optical system;
an image sensor, on which subject images that have passed through different first and second areas in a predetermined direction
of the photographic optical system, respectively, are formed after being pupil-split, configured to photoelectrically convert
the subject images that have passed through the first and second areas, respectively, to output a first image and a second
image;

a diaphragm configured to restrict a light flux incident on the image sensor;
a diaphragm bracketing photographing device configured to change an F-number of the diaphragm by performing an operation for
issuing a photographing instruction once, to perform main photographing a plurality of times;

a F-number image acquiring device configured to acquire images having a small F-number and images having a large F-number
from the image sensor when the diaphragm bracketing photographing device performs the main photographing the plurality of
times,

a parallax amount calculation device configured to calculate a first amount of parallax and a second amount of parallax, respectively,
based on the acquired images having a small F-number and the acquired images having a large-number, and

an image generation device configured to generate left and right viewpoint images based on the acquired images having a large
F-number and the calculated first and second amounts of parallax.

US Pat. No. 9,124,251

TWO STAGE SOURCE-FOLLOWER BASED FILTER

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE) Un...

1. A filter comprising:
two source-follower stages connected in series and in-between an input node and an output node, wherein an inner node connects
the two source-follower stages;

a frequency dependent feedback circuit connected between the input node and the output node;
a first additional frequency dependent feedback circuit connected between the input node and the inner node; and
a second additional frequency dependent feedback circuit connected between the output node and the inner node,
wherein the filter has a transfer function with at least two zeroes and at least two poles, and wherein the first additional
frequency dependent feedback circuit and the second additional frequency dependent feedback circuit define each of the at
least two poles and each of the at least two zeroes independently of one another.

US Pat. No. 9,123,896

ORGANIC ELECTRONIC DEVICE CONTAINING AN ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIAL FILM WHICH CONTAINS A LEAVING SUBSTITUENT-CONTAINING COMPOUND

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An organic electronic device comprising:
an organic semiconductor film wherein the organic semiconductor film comprises an organic semiconductor material comprising
a compound represented by the following Formula (Ia),

wherein the compound is obtained by eliminating hydrogen halides or carboxylic acid derivatives represented by the following
Formulas (IIa) and (IIb) from a leaving substituent-containing compound having a structure represented by the following Formula
(I):



where a pair of X1 and X2 or a pair of Y1 and Y2 each represent a hydrogen atom; the other pair each represent a group selected from the group consisting of a halogen atom
and a substituted or unsubstituted acyloxy group having one or more carbon atoms; a pair of the acyloxy groups represented
by the pair of X1 and X2 or the pair of Y1 and Y2 may be identical or different, or may be bonded together to form a ring; R1 to R4 each represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent; and Q1 and Q2 each represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom or a monovalent organic group, and may be bonded together to form a ring.

US Pat. No. 9,123,124

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. An image processing apparatus configured to perform image processing on an image including image data with a negative value,
the image processing apparatus comprising:
a transformation unit configured to perform a nonlinear transformation processing on the image including image data with a
negative value to transform the image including image data with a negative value into an image that does not include image
data with a negative value;

an image processing unit configured to perform predetermined image processing on the image that does not include image data
with a negative value; and

an inverse transformation unit configured to perform an inverse transformation processing of the nonlinear transformation
processing on the image, having been subjected to the image processing, which does not include image data with a negative
value to inversely transform the image, having been subjected to the image processing, which does not include image data with
a negative value into an image, having been subjected to the image processing, which includes image data with a negative value.

US Pat. No. 9,122,381

SHARING ANNOTATIONS OF DIGITAL ITEMS

FACEBOOK, INC., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, at one or more servers, a request from a user of a social network to navigate to a collection of digital items
associated with a co-user of the social network;

providing to the user, by the one or more servers, a graphical user interface comprising digital items posted to the social
network by the co-user;

receiving, at the one or more servers, a comment from the user to add to the collection of digital items associated with the
co-user;

determining whether the user is on a friend list of the co-user;
identifying permissions set by the co-user granting access to the digital items posted to the social network by the co-user;
and

posting the comment from the user to the collection of digital items associated with the co-user based on the user being on
the friend list of the co-user and the user being granted access to the digital items by the permissions set by the co-user.

US Pat. No. 9,121,951

DEPOSITION SUBSTRATE AND SCINTILLATOR PANEL

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. A deposition substrate comprising a support and a reflective layer disposed on the support,
wherein the reflective layer includes light-scattering particles and a binder resin with a glass transition temperature of
?100° C. to 60° C.,

the thickness of the reflective layer is 5 to 300 ?m, and
the volatile content in the reflective layer is not more than 0.5 mg/m2.

US Pat. No. 9,121,786

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING CENTER OF GRAVITY

HONG FU JIN PRECISION IND...

1. A system to establish a center of gravity of a device under test (DUT), the system comprising:
a test platform comprising:
a base board;
three support elements positioned on the base board, and arranged at three vertices of an equilateral triangle;
a telescoping marker movably assembled on the base board to extend and retract, and located at the center of the equilateral
triangle; and

three sensors respectively positioned on tops of the three support elements; and
a control device comprising:
three processing modules respectively connected to the three sensors;
a central processing unit (CPU) connected to the processing modules and the marker; and
a display connected to the CPU;
wherein each sensor senses a pressure of the DUT applied on a corresponding support element, and outputs an analog signal
to a corresponding processing module; each processing module converts the received analog signal into a digital signal, and
outputs the digital signal to the CPU; the CPU controls the display to display values of pressures sensed by the three sensors
according to the digital signals received from the three processing modules, determines whether the values of the digital
signals are equal, and controls the marker to extend to make a mark on a contact plane of the DUT contacting the sensors;

wherein in response to a first contact plane of the DUT being supported on the three sensors and the values of the three digital
signals being equal, the CPU controls the marker to extend to make a first mark on the first contact plane;

wherein in response to a second contact plane intersecting with the first contact plane be supported on the three sensors
and the values of the three digital signals being equal, the CPU controls the marker to extend to make a second mark on the
second contact plane; and

wherein a first line perpendicular to the first contact plane at the first mark is obtained, a second line perpendicular to
the second contact plane at the second mark is obtained, and the center of gravity of the DUT at an intersection of the first
line and the second line is obtained.

US Pat. No. 9,121,479

CYCLOIDAL PINWHEEL SPEED REDUCER

HONG FU JIN PRECISION IND...

1. A cycloidal pinwheel speed reducer, comprising:
a first housing defining a gear portion at an inner wall thereof;
a second housing defining an inner gear ring at an inner sidewall thereof;
a mounting frame comprising a mounting portion received in the first housing, a first eccentric portion and a second eccentric
portion, the first eccentric portion connected to the mounting portion, the second eccentric portion connected to the first
eccentric portion and located at an axial side of the first eccentric portion away from the mounting portion;

two cycloidal gears received in the second housing, each of the two cycloidal gears comprising an outer gear portion, the
two cycloidal gears sleeved on the first eccentric portion and the second eccentric portion, respectively;

a plurality of rollers sandwiched between the outer gear portions of the two cycloidal gears and the inner gear ring of the
second housing;

an output shaft connected to the two cycloidal gears, an axis of the output shaft overlapped with a center axis of the mounting
portion;

an input gear coaxially mounted on the mounting portion;
a transmission gear received in the mounting portion, and meshing with the input gear and the gear portion of the first housing;
and

a first transmission shaft rotatably connecting the transmission gear to the mounting portion.

US Pat. No. 9,120,962

PLUGGING COMPOSITION USING SWELLABLE GLASS ADDITIVES

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method for temporary plugging in a subterranean formation comprising:
providing a composition comprising a cementitious material, water, and a swellable glass additive;
introducing the composition into a subterranean formation;
allowing the composition to set into a single solid mass; and
allowing the swellable glass additive to swell, such that the swelling of the swellable glass additive fractures the solid
mass into two or more masses.

US Pat. No. 9,120,544

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR HAULING IN AN UNMANNED SUBMERSIBLE

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GMBH, B...

1. A device for recovering an unmanned underwater vehicle (2) with a tender garage (4) for receiving the underwater vehicle (2) and with means for centering the underwater vehicle (2) in an entrance area (7) in front of a gate (5) of the tender garage (4) by means of at least one positioning current (8), which is generatable by these means outside of the peripheral area of the gate (5) and is oriented toward the entrance area (7).

US Pat. No. 9,124,066

DIFFRACTIVE OPTICAL ELEMENTS FOR TRANSFORMATION OF MODES IN LASERS

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a first diffractive optical element (DOE) configured to transform the phase of an input beam into a plurality of output beams
having a predetermined intensity distribution;

a second DOE configured to impart predetermined phase onto said plurality of output beams to produce a higher order mode (HOM)
output beam that comprises said predetermined intensity distributions and said predetermined phase; and

a rectangular core ribbon fiber configured to receive a propagate said HOM mode output beam.

US Pat. No. 9,120,383

RECIPROCATING DEVICE

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

7. A reciprocating device comprising:
a track;
a movable body provided reciprocally on the track;
a moving device that moves the movable body,
a movement control device that drivingly controls the moving device;
an electric power control device that controls the output of electric power for movement of the movable body;
a first power transmission unit connected to the electric power device and provided on one end side of the track;
a second power transmission unit connected to the electric power control device and provided on the other end side of the
track; and

a power receiving unit connected to the movement control device and provided on the movable body;
wherein electric power supplied from the electric power control device to the first and the second power transmission units
is transmitted wirelessly to the first and the second power receiving units to be received by the first and the second power
receiving units and wherein the received electric power is supplied to the movement control device whereby the moving device
is drivingly controlled to reciprocate the movable body along the track, and wherein the electric power control device controls
a power sum of the electric power transmitted and received from the first power transmission unit and the electric power transmitted
and received from the second power transmission unit to become constant irrespective of changes in the distance between the
first power transmission unit and the power receiving unit and the distance between the second power transmission unit and
the power receiving unit.

US Pat. No. 9,124,477

FREQUENCY INTERLEAVE WITHIN COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Broadcom Corporation, Ir...

9. A communication device comprising:
a communication interface; and
a processor configured to:
generate an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol that includes information modulated within a plurality
of sub-carriers;

interleave the plurality of sub-carriers of the OFDM symbol to generate an interleaved OFDM symbol, wherein the interleave
of the plurality of sub-carriers operates to:

write the plurality of sub-carriers to rows of a two dimensional (2D) array consecutively and row by row; and
rotate a subset of columns of the 2D array that excludes a last column of the 2D array;
read, for all columns excluding the last column of the 2D array, the plurality of sub-carriers from columns of the 2D array
using a bit-reversed address of the column when the bit-reversed address is less than a number of the columns and using the
address of the column when the bit-reversed address is greater than or equal to the number of the columns; and

generate an orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) frame using the interleaved OFDM symbol and another interleaved
OFDM symbol, wherein the OFDMA frame includes first data for the other communication device and second data for at least one
other communication device; and

transmit, via the communication interface, the OFDMA frame to both the other communication device and the at least one other
communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,124,385

OPTICAL CONNECTION HITLESS BANDWIDTH OR SPECTRUM RESIZING

Infinera Corporation, Su...

1. A method comprising the steps of:
generating, by circuitry of a transmit node, a signaling message conforming to a Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching
(GMPLS) signaling protocol, the signaling message being associated with an optical connection between the transmit node and
a receive node in a network, the transmit node supplying a plurality of optical signals, each of which having a plurality
of frequencies, the frequencies being allocated among a plurality of spectral portions such that the plurality of spectral
portions are grouped into a plurality of frequency slots, the signaling message including first information indicative of
a number of spectral portions, which correspond to frequencies of selected ones of the plurality of optical signals, said
selected ones of the plurality of optical signals being available to carry data from the transmit node to the receive node
via the optical connection, the signaling message including second information indicative of a change in the number of the
selected ones of the plurality of optical signals being available to carry data from the transmit node to the receive node
via the optical connection;

transmitting the signaling message from the transmit node to the receive node, the signaling message further including third
information that identifies a spacing between adjacent ones of the plurality of frequencies; and

changing, based on the second information in signaling message, the number of the selected ones of the plurality of optical
signals available to carry data from the transmit node to the receive node via the connection.

US Pat. No. 9,124,210

MOTOR CONTROL APPARATUS WITH POWER FAILURE DETERMINATION UNIT

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A motor control apparatus comprising:
a PWM rectifier for performing a bidirectional power conversion between AC power at an AC power supply side and DC power at
a DC link being on a DC side;

an inverter for performing a bidirectional power conversion between DC power at the DC link and AC power being drive power
for a motor or regenerative power, the inverter being connected to the DC link;

an AC voltage detection unit for detecting an AC voltage value at the AC power supply side of the PWM rectifier;
a phase calculation unit for calculating a power supply voltage phase from the AC voltage value;
an AC current detection unit for detecting an AC current value at the AC power supply side of the PWM rectifier;
a current loop control unit for generating an AC voltage command to control a power conversion operation of the PWM rectifier
based on an error between an input current command and the AC current value and the power supply voltage phase;

a current loop saturation state determination unit for determining a current loop saturation state when a magnitude of the
AC voltage command is equal to or larger than a predetermined voltage prescribed value;

an operation determination unit for determining whether the PWM rectifier is in a powering operation state in which AC power
is converted to DC power or in a regenerative operation state in which DC power is converted to AC power;

a power failure determination unit for determining a presence or absence of a power failure at the AC power supply side of
the PWM rectifier by using determination results of the operation determination unit and the current loop saturation state
determination unit;

a DC voltage detection unit for detecting a DC voltage value at the DC link;
a voltage loop control unit for generating the current command to be input to the current loop control unit based on an error
between an input DC voltage command and the DC voltage value; and

a voltage loop saturation state determination unit for determining to be in a voltage loop saturation state when a magnitude
of the current command is equal to or larger than a predetermined current prescribed value,

wherein the power failure determination unit determines that a power failure occurs at the AC power supply side of the PWM
rectifier by using a first requirement that the operation determination unit determines to be in the regenerative operation,
a second requirement that the current loop saturation state determination unit determines to be in the current loop saturation
state and a third requirement that the voltage loop saturation state determination unit determines to be in the voltage loop
saturation state.

US Pat. No. 9,122,108

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS

STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. A liquid crystal display apparatus comprising:
a first substrate and a second substrate disposed facing each other;
a first electrode comprising a plurality of first openings, provided to the first substrate;
a second electrode comprising a plurality of second openings, provided to the second substrate; and
a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate;
wherein:
a display part is defined in a region where the first electrode and the second electrode overlap;
each of the plurality of first openings is formed into a substantially rectangular shape in planar view;
at least a plurality of the plurality of second openings are formed into a substantially T shape, inverted T-shape, or cruciform
shape in the planar view;

the second electrode further comprises a plurality of rectangular regions cyclically disposed inside the display part in the
planar view;

the four sides that define each of the plurality of rectangular regions respectively contact any portion of the plurality
of second openings; and

each of the plurality of first openings is disposed overlapping any of the plurality of rectangular regions in the planar
view.

US Pat. No. 9,121,728

LINEAR POSITION SENSOR

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FR...

1. A device for measuring the position of a target constituted of an electrically conductive material in a longitudinal direction,
which device comprises:
a track extending along a longitudinal axis parallel to the measurement direction, which track comprises a primary winding
adapted to induce an electrical current in a secondary winding that is organized in accordance with a periodic geometry so
as to cover the area of the track by at least two winding loops over the length of the latter track;

a target comprising a leading edge, mobile longitudinally relative to the track and superposed thereon between a first point
and a second point delimiting a measurement amplitude and able, between these two points, to modify the current induced by
the primary winding in the secondary winding;

the target extending in the longitudinal direction from its leading edge, and
during relative movement of the target between the first point and the second point the track area covered by the target being
strictly increasing,

characterized in that:
the leading edge of the target is inclined at a non-zero angle ?, in a plane of the surface of the target, relative to an
axis that is parallel to the surface of the target and perpendicular to the longitudinal axis thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,124,960

INTELLIGENT AND SCALABLE ROUTING IN MULTI-DOMAIN OPTICAL NETWORKS

Ciena Corporation, Hanov...

1. A method for resource and connection management in a hierarchical network having an upper level domain and at least one
lower level domain in communication with the upper level domain, the method comprising:
designating a first set of control-plane enabled nodes of the upper domain as upper nodes, each upper node being operable
to route traffic between a pair of neighbor upper nodes in the upper domain;

designating a second set of control-plane enabled nodes of a lower domain as lower nodes, each lower node being operable to
route traffic between a pair of neighbor lower nodes in the lower domain, wherein each upper node being operable to route
traffic to a lower node and each lower node being operable to route traffic to an upper node;

designating one of the upper nodes that is connected to one of the lower nodes as a host node;
assigning summary information to the lower domain and each lower node in the lower domain;
advertising the summary information to the lower nodes in the network; and
advertising the summary information to the upper nodes in the network.

US Pat. No. 9,122,703

HIERARCHICAL CATEGORY INDEX NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium tangibly embodying computer executable instructions comprising instructions that
when executed by a processor cause the processor to:
determine a map control that includes a map interface presenting a map for user interaction has been received;
determine an indication of a first geographical area of interest has been received;
output a first list of items and an icon to be displayed on the map for each item in the first list, wherein the first list
of items is associated with a category of interest and wherein each icon is represented at a location on the map interface
that presents the geographic location of the item;

automatically request a second list of items if the first geographical area is changed to a second geographical area of interest,
the second list of items including items in the category of interest that are also in the second geographical area of interest;

output an icon stack to be displayed on the map if two or more items share a geographic location; and
output an overlay box for display on the map, the overlay box being configured to display in the overlay box at least two
items that share the geographic location, the overlay box being configured to adapt the number of pages of the overlay box
based on the number of items associated with the icon stack.

US Pat. No. 9,122,463

SERVER AND HEAT DISSIPATION SYSTEM THEREOF

Inventec (Pudong) Technol...

1. A server comprising:
a chassis;
a plurality of processing units disposed inside the chassis in an array manner, each of the processing units comprising:
a mother board;
an electric heat source disposed on the mother board;
a heat dissipation fin set attached to the electric heat source; and
a stopping air bag having an air inlet opening and being located at a space between the heat dissipation fin set and one of
the processing units which is adjacent to the stopping air bag; and

an airflow generating device disposed inside the chassis for heat dissipation of the processing units, and when the airflow
generating device is operated, air is blown into the stopping air bag through the air inlet opening so that the stopping air
bag is inflated to occupy the space to stop an airflow generated by the airflow generating device from flowing through the
space.

US Pat. No. 9,121,580

POWER DOOR LIGHTING FIXTURE

Cooper Technologies Compa...

1. A closure for a lighting fixture, comprising:
a cover comprising a continuous wall having an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the cover defines at least
a part of an enclosure of the lighting fixture, wherein the cover comprises mounts protruding from the interior surface of
the wall, wherein the cover further comprises at least one attachment feature disposed on the exterior surface of the wall,
wherein the at least one attachment feature is configured to affix the cover to a cabinet of the lighting fixture;

a light source coupled to the exterior surface of the wall of the cover;
driver circuitry for the light source coupled to at least one of the mounts protruding from the interior surface of the wall,
wherein the light source and the driver circuitry are coupled to the cover independently of each other, and
wherein the cover further comprises a mating channel extending about an entire circumference of the cover wherein the cover
further comprises at least one mating channel drain that extends from the mating channel to the exterior surface of the cover.

US Pat. No. 9,123,839

IMAGE SENSOR WITH STACKED GRID STRUCTURE

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. An image sensor, comprising:
a metal grid formed over a photodiode array, the metal grid comprising:
a first metal grid portion comprising a first interface configured to guide light towards a first photodiode and deflect the
light away from a second photodiode; and

a second metal grid portion comprising a second interface configured to guide the light towards the first photodiode;
a dielectric extending between the first metal grid portion and the second metal grid portion, the dielectric comprising a
first material;

a dielectric grid formed over the metal grid, the dielectric grid comprising:
a first dielectric grid portion; and
a second dielectric grid portion; and
a filler material extending between the first dielectric grid portion and the second dielectric grid portion, the filler material
different than the first material.

US Pat. No. 9,123,285

TRANSPARENT DISPLAY DEVICE AND TRANSPARENCY ADJUSTMENT METHOD THEREOF

Acer Incorporated, New T...

9. A transparency adjustment method of a transparent display device, comprising:
sensing conditions of an environmental background of the transparent display device and accordingly outputting a sensing signal,
wherein the condition of the environmental background comprises a clutter degree of an ambient image of the environmental
background, and the step of adjusting the transparency of the transparent image frame according to the sensing signal comprises:

calculating the clutter degree of the ambient image of the environmental background according to the sensing signal; and
determining whether the clutter degree of the ambient image of the environmental background exceeds a corresponding threshold
value or corresponds to a corresponding predetermined range;

if the clutter degree of the ambient image of the environmental background exceeds the corresponding threshold value or corresponds
to the corresponding predetermined range, determining a transparent adjustment parameter corresponding to the clutter degree
according to the sensing signal; and

reducing transparency of an image region corresponding to the ambient image whose clutter degree exceeds the corresponding
threshold value or corresponds to the corresponding predetermined range according to the transparent adjustment parameter,
and the image region is in the transparent image frame; and

adjusting transparency of a transparent image frame of the transparent display device according to the sensing signal.

US Pat. No. 9,124,555

TUNNEL INTERFACE FOR SECURING TRAFFIC OVER A NETWORK

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A method comprising:
providing, within each of a plurality of service processing switches of a service provider, a plurality of virtual routers
(VRs), wherein each VR of the plurality of VRs is supported by an object group and each object of the object group supports
a network service;

assigning one or more VRs of the plurality of VRs to a subscriber of a plurality of subscribers of the service provider;
providing customized network services to the subscriber by the one or more VRs assigned to the subscriber;
receiving, by a service management system (SMS) of the service provider, a request to establish an Internet Protocol (IP)
connection between a first location of the subscriber and a second location of the subscriber; and

establishing a tunnel between a first service processing switch of the plurality of service processing switches and a second
service processing switch of the plurality of service processing switches coupled in communication with the first service
processing switch through a public network, including:

binding an encryption configuration decision associated with the request with a routing configuration of a first packet routing
node of the first service processing switch, by, when the request is to establish a secure IP connection, configuring, the
first packet routing node (i) to cause all packets transmitted from the first location to the second location to be encrypted
prior to transmission through the public network and (ii) to cause all packets received from the second location to be decrypted
after transmission through the public network; and

binding the encryption configuration decision with a routing configuration of a second packet routing node of the second service
processing switch, by, when the request is to establish a secure IP connection, configuring, the second packet routing node
(i) to cause all packets transmitted from the second location to the first location to be encrypted prior to transmission
through the public network and (ii) to cause all packets received from the first location to be decrypted after transmission
through the public network.

US Pat. No. 9,124,337

REPEATER EMULATION TO INCREASE NETWORK RANGE

Empire Technology Develop...

1. A method for increasing a range of a first network, the method comprising:
sending a request, by a communication device, to a network device while the communication device is in a range of the first
network, where the request includes a request for discovery data that identifies the first network;

receiving, by the communication device, the discovery data; and
broadcasting, by the communication device, information based on the discovery data when the communication device is outside
the range of the first network and when the communication device is configured to communicate over a second network different
from the first network, wherein the broadcasted information is effective to indicate that the communication device is configured
to communicate with the first network.

US Pat. No. 9,123,791

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a first compound semiconductor material comprising a first doping concentration;
a second compound semiconductor material on the first compound semiconductor material, the second compound semiconductor material
comprising a different material than the first compound semiconductor material;

a control electrode;
at least one buried semiconductor material region comprising a second doping concentration different from the first doping
concentration, wherein the at least one buried semiconductor material region is disposed in the first compound semiconductor
material in a region other than a region of the first compound semiconductor material being covered by the control electrode,
and

a first current electrode and a second current electrode, wherein in a lateral direction, the at least one buried semiconductor
material region is arranged between the first current electrode and the control electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,121,215

SYSTEM FOR SUPERVISING ACCESS TO RESTRICTED AREA, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SUCH A SYSTEM

THALES, Neuilly sur Sein...

1. A system for supervising access to a restricted area, comprising at least one obstacle that is mobile between a deployed
configuration, in which said obstacle extends across a passageway leading to or out of said restricted area, and a stowed
configuration, in which said obstacle is removed from said passageway, the system also comprising:
a drive unit driving the obstacle between the deployed configuration and the stowed configuration, exerting an applied torque
on the obstacle,

a measuring device measuring a measured position of the obstacle,
a circulation authorization system, installed in a motor compartment of the access supervision system, and comprising a central
unit and document readers, each document reader communicating with a travel document of a user, and the central unit determining
whether the user owning the travel document is authorized to use the passageway, and

a control module controlling the drive unit,
comparing the measured position of the obstacle at at least one moment in time with a theoretical position of the obstacle
at said moment in time, and performing at least one of stabilizing and reducing the applied torque when the applied torque
exceeds a threshold torque,

wherein the value of the threshold torque is different depending on whether the difference between the measured position and
the theoretical position of the obstacle is positive or negative.

US Pat. No. 9,125,259

CONSTANT CURRENT DRIVE CIRCUIT FOR MULTI-CHANNEL LED LIGHTING

Universal Lighting Techno...

1. A driver circuit operable to provide current to a plurality of light sources from a direct current (DC) power source having
a power rail and a ground, the driver circuit comprising:
a half-bridge inverter having an input and an output, wherein the input is configured to connect to the power rail and the
ground of the DC power source and provide an alternating current (AC) signal at the output;

a resonant tank circuit comprising a resonant inductor and a resonant capacitor coupled in series between the output of the
half-bridge inverter and the ground of the DC power source;

an isolating transformer comprising a primary winding coupled between an output of the resonant tank circuit and the ground
of the DC power source, and a plurality of secondary windings;

a balancing transformer comprising a plurality of balancing windings; and
a plurality of output stages configured to provide an output power to a respective load, each of the output stages further
comprising

one of the balancing windings of the balancing transformer and one of the secondary windings of the isolating transformer
coupled in series, and

a rectifier circuit coupled to an output end of the series coupled windings.

US Pat. No. 9,124,476

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DATA DISTRIBUTION IN VHF/UHF BANDS

Wi-LAN, Inc., Ottawa (CA...

1. A method of transmitting user data within a communication band, over a local area network (LAN), comprising:
identifying in the communication band a whitespace band available in an area of operation of the LAN;
generating a baseband WiFi orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) signal from user data;
reconfiguring the baseband WiFi OFDM signal into a modified WiFi OFDM signal using a transmit spectrum mask that defines the
bandwidth of the modified WiFi OFDM signal in the whitespace band and attenuates the modified WiFi OFDM signal at the edges
of the whitespace band for maintaining a performance of any neighboring licensed primary service, wherein the bandwidth of
the modified WiFi OFDM signal is based at least in part on whether the whitespace band is in a first portion of the communication
band or not in the first portion; and

transmitting the modified WiFi OFDM signal over the whitespace band.
US Pat. No. 9,120,671

ULTRATHIN MAGNESIUM NANOBLADES

Rensselaer Polytechnic In...

1. A method of storing hydrogen, comprising: storing hydrogen by chemically forming magnesium hydride with a plurality of
magnesium nanoblades on a structure.

US Pat. No. 9,125,282

METHOD FOR ACTUATING A DISCHARGE LAMP AND CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT FOR OPERATING SUCH A LAMP

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A circuit arrangement for operating a discharge lamp comprising:
a capacitive element which is connected in parallel with the discharge lamp and an inductive element which is in series upstream
of the discharge lamp and the capacitive element, such that a resonant circuit is formed;

a plurality of switches for applying current to the resonant circuit;
means for closing each of the plurality of switches in a mutually alternating sequence at a switching frequency;
means for measuring an amperage of a current flowing through one switch of the plurality of switches;
means for establishing the switching frequency as a function of the measured amperage;
control means for influencing the measured values obtained by the means for measuring, said control means including a source
for providing a fixed potential across a switching point of thc circuit arrangement; and

an application-specific integrated circuit operatively coupled to the plurality of switches, said application-specific integrated
circuit including a plurality of potential outputs for respectively triggering each of the plurality of switches, a potential
input of the means for measuring and a third potential output for providing the source.

US Pat. No. 9,125,203

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK RADIO RESOURCES

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A method for managing radio resources in an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 access point
(AP), the method comprising:
monitoring performance of at least one wireless communication link associated with the IEEE 802.11 AP in a first wireless
network;

receiving a message including information regarding at least one wireless communication link associated with another IEEE
802.11 AP in a second wireless network;

determining based on the reception of the message that the first wireless network is interfering with the at least one wireless
communication link associated with the other IEEE 802.11 AP in the second wireless network; and

rescheduling a time interval in the first wireless network on a condition that interference is detected in the second network.

US Pat. No. 9,125,035

CALL PREVIEW SYSTEM

RingCentral, Inc., San M...

1. A method, comprising:
detecting, by a computing device, a phone call directed to a receiving device;
identifying, by the computing device, preview information associated with the phone call wherein the preview information includes
a list of previous voice calls and text messages from the calling device to the receiving device;

sending, by the computing device, the preview information to the receiving device in a preview message in response to detecting
initiation of the phone call; and

connecting, by the computing device, the phone call to the receiving device responsive to receiving a response message in
response to the preview message indicating acceptance of the phone call.

US Pat. No. 9,124,328

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CHANNEL INFORMATION FEEDBACK IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for communications device operation, the method comprising:
receiving a pilot transmitted by a controller;
computing a channel estimate for a channel between the controller and a communications device using the received pilot;
computing a channel correlation matrix for the channel using the channel estimate;
transmitting, over a reverse feedback channel, a reduced rank representation of the channel correlation matrix to the controller
as a first feedback information;

adapting a first codebook using the reduced rank representation of the channel correlation matrix;
computing a representation of the channel using the adapted first codebook;
transmitting, over the reverse feedback channel, the representation of the channel as a second feedback information, wherein
the first feedback information occurs at a first rate in a time domain or is for a first bandwidth in a frequency domain,
and the second feedback information occurs at a second rate in the time domain or is for a second bandwidth in the frequency
domain, and wherein the first rate is lower than the second rate, and the first bandwidth is greater than the second bandwidth;
and

receiving a transmission beamformed using the first feedback information and the second feedback information.

US Pat. No. 9,124,325

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, RETRANSMISSION METHOD AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:
a codeword generating section that encodes a data sequence to generate codewords;
a receiving section that receives a response signal indicating a retransmission request for the codewords, the response signal
being allocated to a response resource;

an instructing section that instructs a precoder to be switched based on the number of retransmission requests for the same
codeword or a switch instructing signal reported using the response resource;

a precoding section that precodes the codeword using the precoder, based on the instruction to switch the precoder; and
a transmitting section that transmits the precoded codeword, wherein
(i) a first precoder used before the instructing section instructs the precoder to be switched is a precoder by which transmission
data corresponding to the codeword is transmitted through specific antenna ports among a plurality of antenna ports of the
terminal apparatus, and

a second precoder used after the instructing section instructs the precoder to be switched is a precoder by which the transmission
data is transmitted through all of the plurality of antenna ports, or

(ii) the first precoder is a precoder by which phase rotation is not applied to the transmission data transmitted from antenna
ports to which the same codeword is assigned, and

the second precoder is a precoder by which phase rotation is applied to the transmission data transmitted from antenna ports
to which the same codeword is assigned.

US Pat. No. 9,124,092

PULSE WIDTH MODULATION CONTROLLER

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) controller, comprising:
a plurality of Field Effect Transistors (FETs) and an FET driver;
a comparator configured to compare a current flowing through the FETs with an overcurrent reference value;
a microcomputer configured to control a motor and perform a circuit protection function for the PWM controller; and
a switch configured to cut off a connection between the microcomputer and the FET driver when the current flowing through
the FETs is greater than the overcurrent reference value as a result of comparison by the comparator.

US Pat. No. 9,124,075

IGNITION SYSTEM

NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.,...

1. An ignition system comprising:
an ignition plug including a tubular insulator having an axial hole extending in the direction of an axis, a center electrode
inserted into a forward end portion of the axial hole, and a rod-shaped ground electrode which forms a gap in cooperation
with a forward end portion of the center electrode; and

a power supply for supplying electric energy to the gap, wherein spark discharge is produced at the gap when electric energy
is supplied from the power supply to the gap,

wherein
the electric energy output from the power supply for producing spark discharge of one unit is 100 mJ or greater; and
S1?[{?30 (mm?1)×G1+60}/100]×S2, S1?0.8×S2, and G1<2.0 are satisfied wherein

G1 represents the size (mm) of the gap, and
when the forward end portion of the center electrode and the ground electrode are projected along the axis on a plane orthogonal
to the axis, S1 represents an area (mm2) defined with a region obtained by removing, from a projection region of the center electrode, a region where the projection
region overlaps with a projection region of the ground electrode, and S2 represents an area (mm2) defined with the projection region of the center electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,124,073

SPARK PLUG

NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.,...

1. A spark plug comprising:
an insulator having an axial bore extending in a direction of an axis, said axial bore having
a first inner circumferential surface extending at a forward side of the axial bore, a second inner circumferential surface
extending at a rear side of the axial bore and having a diameter greater than that of the first inner circumferential surface,
and a ledge connecting the first inner circumferential surface and the second inner circumferential surface;

a center electrode having a head supported by the ledge and extending in a space surrounded by the second inner circumferential
surface, and a cylindrical columnar leg extending continuously from a forward end of the head in a space surrounded by the
first inner circumferential surface of said insulator; and

a seal material charged into a space surrounded by the ledge, the second inner circumferential surface, and the head to thereby
hold the center electrode in the axial bore;

wherein, assuming a position P1, P1 is a position on the center electrode where an outside diameter of the center electrode begins to increase, beyond an outside
diameter H of the leg, from the leg toward a rear end of the center electrode,

when an axial distance E along the axis from the position P1 to a forward end of the center electrode is 15 mm or more, an axial distance A along the axis from the position P1 to the rear end of the center electrode is 3.8 mm or more.

US Pat. No. 9,123,383

ZERO PHASE START ESTIMATION IN READBACK SIGNALS

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. A computer apparatus comprising:
a processor;
memory connected to the processor; and
computer executable program code configured to execute on the processor, wherein the computer executable program code is configured
to:

receive a plurality of readback signal samples;
determine a sin term for each readback signal sample;
determine a cos term for each readback signal sample;
organize the readback signal samples according to the corresponding sin terms and cos terms; and
compute an input phase based on the organized readback signal samples.

US Pat. No. 9,122,799

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR SOFTWARE TESTING PROJECT DESIGN AND EXECUTION UTILIZING A MOCKUP

Amdocs Software Systems L...

1. A computer program product embodied on a non-transitory computer readable medium, comprising computer code for:
displaying to a user, by a system, a mockup of a software testing project, the mockup including a first graphical user interface
having a portion of the functionality of a second graphical user interface included within a software design to be tested
by the software testing project;

receiving by the system, from the user, a plurality of textual definitions defining a plurality of testable items associated
with the mockup, as well as a number of steps indicating an order in which the plurality of testable items are to be tested
by a plurality of testers;

simultaneously displaying to the plurality of testers by the system both the first graphical user interface included in the
mockup of the software testing project, including the plurality of textual definitions received from the user, as well as
the second graphical user interface included within the software design to be tested;

receiving by the system, from one of the plurality of testers, an annotation to the first graphical user interface indicating
a defect associated with a testing of the second graphical user interface; and

updating the first graphical user interface included in the mockup of the software testing project that is displayed to each
of the plurality of testers to indicate the annotations to the first graphical user interface received from the one tester,
such that all of the plurality of testers may view all reported defects associated with the testing of the second graphical
user interface.

US Pat. No. 9,122,272

REDUNDANTABLE ROBOT ASSEMBLY FOR WORKPIECE TRANSFER

Dynamic Micro Systems, R...

1. A method for improving reliability of an equipment having workpiece movement, the equipment comprising a redundantable
workpiece transfer mechanism, the redundantable workpiece transfer mechanism comprises
at least two independent workpiece transfer assemblies,
wherein each independent workpiece transfer assembly is configured to perform same workpiece transfers on a same workpiece
as the other workpiece transfer assemblies, so that when a workpiece transfer assembly fails, the other workpiece transfer
assemblies are capable of performing the transfer for the failed workpiece transfer assembly,

wherein each independent workpiece transfer assembly is capable of transferring the workpieces regardless of the operating
status of other workpiece transfer assemblies,

the method comprising
rotating a carousel stocker storage,
wherein the carousel stocker storage is configured to support multiple workpieces arranged in circular configurations around
an axis of rotation,

wherein the carousel stocker storage is rotated to present a workpiece to the redundantable workpiece transfer mechanism,
determining operatable workpiece transfer assemblies, and
allocating the movement of the workpieces to the operatable workpiece transfer assemblies,
wherein allocating to the operatable workpiece transfer assemblies comprises re-assigning workpieces that are assigned to
an inoperative workpiece transfer assembly, and

wherein allocating to the operatable workpiece transfer assemblies comprises re-assigning the movement of the workpieces to
a just-become-operating workpiece transfer assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,122,153

CYCLIC COMPOUND, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, COMPOSITION, AND METHOD FOR FORMING RESIST PATTERN

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A cyclic compound having a molecular weight of 500 to 5000 and represented by the formula (1):

wherein R0 are each independently a hydrogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, a substituted or non-substituted heterocyclic
group, a halogen atom, a substituted or non-substituted linear aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a
substituted or non-substituted branched aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms, a substituted or non-substituted
cyclic aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms, a substituted or non-substituted aryl group having 6 to 20
carbon atoms, a substituted or non-substituted aralkyl group having 7 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or non-substituted
alkoxy group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a substituted or non-substituted amino group having 0 to 20 carbon atoms, a substituted
or non-substituted alkenyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a substituted or non-substituted acyl group having 1 to 20 carbon
atoms, a substituted or non-substituted alkoxycarbonyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, a substituted or non-substituted
alkyloyloxy group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a substituted or non-substituted aryloyloxy group having 7 to 30 carbon atoms,
a substituted or non-substituted alkylsilyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, or a group in which each of the groups is bonded
to a bivalent group (one or more groups selected from the group consisting of a substituted or non-substituted alkylene group,
a substituted or non-substituted allylene group, and an ether group); and at least one of R0 is a monovalent group containing an iodine atom.

US Pat. No. 9,121,944

MID-INFRARED VEHICLE EARLY WARNING SYSTEM

Panasonic Automotive Syst...

1. A method of warning a driver of a vehicle of an obstacle that is more than one kilometer from the vehicle, the method comprising
the steps of:
emitting MIR laser energy from the vehicle, the laser energy having a wavelength approximately between 3500 nanometers and
5000 nanometers;

using a phase conjugate lens to orthogonally direct a portion of the laser energy that is reflected by the obstacle to an
image-capturing device or sensor within the vehicle; and

displaying an image of the obstacle to the driver, the image being based on the laser energy directed to the image-capturing
device.

US Pat. No. 9,121,626

VENTILATION MEMBER

Nitto Denko Corporation, ...

1. A ventilation member attachable to a housing having an interior space that requires ventilation and an opening for ventilation,
the ventilation member comprising:
a support having a vent hole serving as a part of an air passage between the interior space and an exterior space of the housing;
and

an air-permeable membrane disposed on the support to cover one end of the vent hole that opens into the exterior space,
wherein
the support comprises:
a base portion supporting the air-permeable membrane; and
a leg portion extending from the base portion toward the interior space and adapted to fix the ventilation member to the opening
of the housing, and

the leg portion comprises:
insertion portions separated from each other in a circumferential direction by slits formed between the insertion portions
in an insertion start side of the leg portion, the insertion portions being adapted to be elastically deformed radially inwardly
when the insertion portions are inserted into the opening and then to be fixed to the opening; and

receding portions each formed in a region between an edge of an inner circumferential surface of the insertion portion and
an edge of an outer circumferential surface of the insertion portion at a root of the insertion portion, the receding portion
receding from an imaginary circumferential end surface in a direction away from the slit and receding from an imaginary inner
circumferential surface toward the outer circumferential surface, the imaginary circumferential end surface being an imaginary
end surface including a central axis of the support and a first reference line parallel to the central axis and passing through
the edge of the outer circumferential surface, and the imaginary inner circumferential surface being an imaginary surface
extending in the circumferential direction from the edge of the inner circumferential surface toward the slit.

US Pat. No. 9,120,480

BATTERY WARM-UP APPARATUS OF HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Daimler AG, Stuttgart (D...

1. A hybrid electric vehicle comprising:
a wet clutch device configured to establish and interrupt connection between an engine and an electric motor both serving
as a traveling power source;

a transmission capable of being switched between a driving range in which driving force of the traveling power source can
be transmitted to driving wheels and a non-driving range in which transmission of the driving force to the driving wheels
is interrupted;

a battery configured to supply electrical power to the electric motor acting as a motor and to be charged by the electric
motor acting as a generator, and in which the wet clutch device is kept disengaged while the vehicle is at a standstill with
the transmission switched to the non-driving range; and

a battery warm-up apparatus for warming up the battery comprising
a battery temperature detecting unit configured to detect a temperature of the battery; and
a battery warm-up control unit configured to, when determining that the temperature of the battery detected by the battery
temperature detecting unit is less than a predetermined warm-up determination value while the vehicle is at a standstill with
the transmission switched to the non-driving range,

switch the wet clutch device into engaged state to connect the engine and the electric motor together, and
vary driving force of the electric motor alternately to a positive side and a negative side so as to repeatedly charge and
discharge the battery,

wherein the wet clutch device includes a first clutch and a second clutch connected in parallel to the engine;
wherein the transmission is a dual-clutch transmission including a first shifting mechanism and a second shifting mechanism
connected to the first clutch and the second clutch, respectively;

wherein the electric motor is interposed between the second clutch and the second shifting mechanism;
wherein when the vehicle is at a standstill with the transmission switched to the non-driving range, the first clutch and
the second clutch are held in disengaged state; and

wherein when the temperature of the battery is judged to be less than the warm-up determination value while the vehicle is
at a standstill with the transmission switched to the non-driving range, the battery warm-up control unit switches only the
second clutch to engaged state and varies the driving force of the electric motor to the positive side and the negative side.

US Pat. No. 9,124,248

IMPEDANCE-MATCHING NETWORK USING BJT SWITCHES IN VARIABLE-REACTANCE CIRCUITS

Advanced Energy Industrie...

1. A circuit having a bipolar junction transistor, the bipolar junction transistor comprising:
a collector;
an emitter;
a base coupled between the collector and the emitter;
a collector terminal coupled to the collector, the collector terminal configured to pass a collector current with an alternating
current component having a first amplitude;

a base terminal coupled to a base, the base terminal configured to pass a base current with an alternating current component
having a second amplitude;

an emitter terminal coupled to an emitter, the emitter terminal configured to pass an emitter current with an alternating
current component having a third amplitude,

a switch circuit that forward biases a junction between the base and the emitter such that the second amplitude is greater
than the third amplitude, and

an alternating current loop comprising the collector terminal and the base terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,123,295

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING CURRENT OF ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DISPLAY DEVICE

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

1. A method of controlling current of an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display device, the method comprising:
a first step of determining a peak luminance corresponding to an average picture level (APL) of input data;
a second step of outputting the peak luminance without change or the peak luminance to which a fed-back luminance control
gain is applied;

a third step of calculating an estimated total current value of each frame using a representative value of each of representative
luminance values to which the peak luminance output in the second step is applied and the count of representative luminance
values obtained through histogram analysis of the input data;

a fourth step of comparing the estimated total current value and a target value to generate a luminance control gain;
a fifth step of determining whether the luminance control gain is fed back depending on whether the estimated total current
value converges upon the target value;

a sixth step of feeding the luminance control gain, returning to the second step and repeatedly performing the second step
to the fifth step, if the estimated total current value does not converge upon the target value;

a seventh step of applying luminance control gains generated by repeatedly performing the second step to the fifth step and
determining a final luminance gain if the estimated total current value converges upon the target value; and

an eighth step of applying the final luminance gain to the peak luminance determined by the first step and determining a final
peak luminance.