US Pat. No. 9,142,864

ELECTROLYTES FOR RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES

Amprius, Inc., Sunnyvale...

1. A lithium ion battery comprising:
an electrode comprising an electrochemically active material selected from the group consisting of a silicon containing material,
a tin containing material, a germanium containing material, and an aluminum containing material;

an electrolyte comprising a lithium containing salt, a pyrocarbonate, and one or more fluorinated carbonate solvents;
and a solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) layer that includes fluorine, wherein the electrode comprising an electrochemically
active material includes core-shell nanostructures that include an inner shell and an outer shell; and wherein the SEI layer
is formed on the outer shell, the nanostructures having at least one cross-sectional dimension between 1 and 1000 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,141,477

DATA PROTECTION FOR VARIABLE LENGTH RECORDS BY UTILIZING HIGH PERFORMANCE BLOCK STORAGE METADATA

International Business Ma...

1. A data processing system, comprising:
a processor;
a memory coupled to the processor, the memory encoded with instructions that when executed by the processor comprise at least
one of the steps of:

generating an emulated variable length record that emulates a variable length record, the emulated variable length record
comprising a sequence of extended fixed-length blocks, each of the extended fixed-length blocks comprising a data block and
a footer, wherein a confluence of the footers defines a high performance block storage metadata unit that is associated with
the emulated variable length record, wherein the high performance metadata unit includes a checksum that covers all of the
data blocks and all of the footers of the entirety of the emulated variable length record, and wherein the confluence of the
footers includes one or more information units each spanning across at least two of the footers in the confluence of the footers
from one of the footers to another of the footers;

checking the checksum upon the occurrence of one or more of the following events: during transit of the emulated variable
length record to a disk drive; during a hardening step of a process for writing the emulated variable length record to a disk;
during a verification step of a process for reading the emulated variable length record from a disk; and during transit of
the emulated variable length record from a disk drive.

US Pat. No. 9,138,154

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MEASURING INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE

HEADSENSE MEDICAL LTD., ...

1. An apparatus for measuring intracranial pressure comprising:
a transmitter arranged to transmit a first acoustic signal through a first cranial point;
a receiver arranged to receive a second acoustic signal from a second cranial point, the second acoustic signal comprising:
the first acoustic signal after having travelled from the first cranial point to the second cranial point; and
a third acoustic signal representing particular frequencies of intracranial processes, and
a control circuitry,
wherein said control circuitry is arranged to:
extract from said received second acoustic signal a first set of frequency components, said first set of frequency components
associated with said transmitted first acoustic signal;

extract from said received second acoustic signal a second set of frequency components, said second set of frequency components
associated with the third acoustic signal;

determine intracranial pressure responsive to said extracted first set of frequency components and said extracted second set
of frequency components;

output said determined intracranial pressure;
calculate a mean of peak to peak values of said extracted first set of frequency components;
calculate a mean of standard deviations of a plurality of predetermined portions of said extracted first set of frequency
components;

calculate an average of said calculated first frequency component set peak to peak value mean and said calculated first frequency
component set standard deviation mean;

determine a severity index responsive to said calculated average; and
output an indicator of said determined severity index.

US Pat. No. 9,141,276

INTEGRATED INTERFACE FOR MOBILE DEVICE

iControl Networks, Inc., ...

1. A security system comprising:
a monitoring system that is configured to monitor a premise, the monitoring system including a sensor that is installed at
the premise, the sensor being adapted to sense a status of the premise; and

a mobile device that is provided separately from the monitoring system by a company that is different than a company that
provides the monitoring system, the mobile device including applications that, when run on the mobile device, perform operations
comprising:

performing a synchronization to associate the mobile device with the monitoring system;
based on the synchronization, receiving by the mobile device one or more data communications descriptive of sensor events
detected by the monitoring system at the premise;

displaying, on a display of the mobile device, a status interface area that includes status information related to the monitoring
system based on the received one or more data communications;

displaying, on the display of the mobile device, a control interface area that enables a user to provide user input to control
the monitoring system;

receiving user input defining a control operation for the monitoring system based on the control interface area; and
based on the received user input and the synchronization, sending one or more control communications that cause the monitoring
system to perform the control operation defined by the received user input.

US Pat. No. 9,139,597

METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF CEFTOBIPROLE MEDOCARIL

SANDOZ AG, Basel (CH)

1. A method for the production of a compound of the general formula (1)
comprising the steps:
(a) reacting a compound of the formula (3)
wherein Q1 and Q2 independently of each other represents a hydrogen atom or a silyl group, with a compound of the formula (4)
wherein R represents an amino-protective group, to produce a compound of the formula (5)
wherein Q1, Q2 and R are as defined above;
(b) reacting the compound of the formula (5) with a compound of the formula (6)
wherein R1 represents a hydroxy-protective group and Y represents an activating functionality, wherein after optional removal of the
protective group, if Q1 represents a silyl group, to provide a compound of the formula (7)
wherein R1, Q2 and R are as defined above;
converting the compound of the formula (7) into the compound of the formula (2) wherein for the reaction according to step
(b) the compound of the formula (5) is dissolved by silylation or salt formation and step c) is carried out without intermediate
isolation of the intermediate obtained from step b)

and
(d) converting the compound of the formula (2) into a compound of the formula (1).

US Pat. No. 9,139,112

ADJUSTMENT FITTING

1. An adjustment fitting for a motor vehicle seat, the adjustment fitting comprising:
a first fitting part;
a second fitting part that is rotationally adjustable relative to the first fitting part about an axis of rotation;
an outer wheel associated with the first fitting part, the outer wheel having internal teeth, the outer wheel being configured
as a ring gear with a floor and an outer wall that is extended in an axial direction past the internal teeth;

an inner wheel inserted in the outer wheel eccentrically to the axis of rotation in the manner of a wobble mechanism, the
inner wheel having external teeth that are associated with the second fitting part, the inner wheel forming a receiving space
that is eccentric to the axis of rotation;

an eccentric cam rotatably inserted in the eccentric receiving space;
a drive shaft configured to drive the eccentric cam; and
a retaining element attached to the outer wall and supporting the inner wheel against the floor of the ring gear,
wherein the retaining element is separable from the second fitting part.

US Pat. No. 9,143,016

USE OF DOUBLE COIL-STRIP SPRINGS FOR ELECTRIC FUEL PUMPS

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An electrical machine (1), the electrical machine (1) having
a commutator (3);

a brush (5) which is designed to make contact with the commutator (3); and

a spring for pressing the brush (5) against the commutator (3);

characterized in that the spring is designed as a coil spring (7) with a first coil strip (9) and a second coil strip (11).

US Pat. No. 9,144,147

SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHODS USING CAPACITIVELY COUPLED PLASMA

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A substrate processing system comprising:
a gas inlet for supplying a first gas to a processing chamber;
a remote plasma unit coupled with the gas inlet and configured to provide radical precursor species to the chamber;
a showerhead having a first plurality of openings, wherein each opening of the first plurality of openings is characterized
by a length extending through the showerhead, and wherein each opening of the first plurality of openings tapers in diameter
from the upper surface of the showerhead at least partially along the length of the respective opening;

an activation region inside the processing chamber to excite the first gas into an activated gas, wherein the activation region
is defined between:

an electrode comprising at least one opening; and
an ion suppressor plate located above the showerhead and comprising an electrically conductive plate having a second plurality
of openings to permit passage of the activated gas, wherein the ion suppressor plate divides the activation region into an
upper region and a lower region, wherein the lower region is defined between a lower surface of the ion suppressor plate and
an upper surface of the showerhead, wherein

each opening of the second plurality of openings is characterized by a length extending through the ion suppressor plate,
wherein each opening of the second plurality of openings tapers in diameter from the lower surface of the ion suppressor plate
at least partially along the length of the respective opening, and wherein the taper in diameter of each opening of the second
plurality of openings is characterized by a taper angle between about 15° and about 30° to at least partially prevent plasma
particles generated below the ion suppressor plate from flowing up through the second plurality of openings;

a reaction region defined between the showerhead and a substrate; and
an electrical power supply coupled with the ion suppressor and the showerhead, wherein the electrical power supply is configured
to produce a plasma in the lower region of the activation region.

US Pat. No. 9,140,585

GAS SENSOR

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

1. A gas sensor comprising:
a cylindrical housing which extends in a longitudinal direction of the gas sensor;
a sensor element inserted into the inside of the housing while having a distal end side thereof projecting from a distal end
of the housing;

a sealing material which is filled in a gap between the sensor element and the housing;
a cylindrical insulation member which is arranged on a proximal end side of the sealing material so as to surround the sensor
element and having at least an outer surface of the proximal end portion thereof spaced apart from an inner surface of the
housing; and

an annular metal ring which is arranged on a proximal end side of the insulation member and has an outer peripheral portion
thereof projecting outward in a radial direction from the proximal end portion of the insulation member, wherein

the sealing material, the insulation member and the metal ring are fixed by caulking in a pressed state from a proximal end
side to a distal end side by a caulking portion which is formed by bending a proximal end portion of the housing inward,

the caulking portion is brought into close contact with a whole proximal-end facing surface of the outer peripheral portion
of the metal ring, and

a portion of an inner end of the caulking portion is gradually spaced apart in the longitudinal direction from a radially
inner end portion of a proximal-end facing surface of the metal ring at an opposing region where the caulking portion and
the metal ring face each other in an opposed manner in the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 9,138,630

HEEL RETAINER WITH AUXILIARY LEVER

MARKER Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A heel retainer for a combined downhill and touring binding for a ski, comprising:
a base plate which can be fastened on an upper side of the ski;
a connecting structure;
a tensioning device for securely holding a ski boot in the heel retainer, comprising a sole retainer;
a shifting mechanism using which the heel retainer can be moved from a travelling position to a walking position and vice
versa; and

a latching mechanism which latches at least parts of the heel retainer in the travelling position or in the walking position,
wherein the latching mechanism comprises a latching lever which can be operated manually or using a ski pole and which latches
the heel retainer at least in the travelling position,

wherein the parts of the heel retainer for changing from the travelling position to the walking position and vice versa can
be linearly shifted on the base plate,

wherein the latching lever is connected to the connecting structure via a spindle plate, and
wherein the latching lever is connected in a lever pivoting joint to a fastening device which is fixed to the ski, and is
connected in a spindle plate pivoting joint to a front end of the spindle plate, wherein the lever pivoting joint and the
spindle plate pivoting joint do not coincide.

US Pat. No. 9,140,676

SMOKE DETECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A SMOKE DETECTION SYSTEM

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH, ...

1. Smoke detection system configured to monitor a region to be monitored in a vehicle cabin, comprising:
at least one smoke detector which is installed in a vehicle cabin, and
at least one fluid injection device disposed below and remotely from the smoke detector in a sidewall region of the vehicle
cabin and configured to inject a fluid into said region to be monitored in a direction of the at least one smoke detector
such that in an emergency case, when smoke is present in a region of said region to be monitored, the smoke is transported
by the injected fluid to the at least one smoke detector.

US Pat. No. 9,138,937

DISPOSABLE HYGIENE ARTICLE, SURGICAL COVERING ITEM, OR SURGICAL GARMENT

Paul Hartmann AG, Heiden...

1. A hygiene article, incontinence diaper or incontinence pad, the article having a longitudinal direction and a transverse
direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction as well as a central axis extending in the longitudinal direction, the
article comprising:
a nonwoven fabric or film component;
at least one cuff element, with a nonwoven fabric component, on a left and right side of the hygiene article forming a left
and right upstanding leakage barrier and extending substantially in the longitudinal direction of the article; and

discrete ultrasonic welding points disposed in a joining pattern, said ultrasonic welding points disposed, structured and
dimensioned to attach said cuff element to said nonwoven fabric or film component, wherein an extension of said joining pattern
in the longitudinal direction exceeds an extension of said joining pattern in the transverse direction, said joining pattern
having a central portion travelling substantially in the longitudinal direction of the article as well as rear and front end
portions, said rear and front end portions curving inwardly towards the central axis of the article along an endwards directed
extension of said joining pattern, wherein an index of variation of said joining pattern is no more than 40%, an area seized
by said ultrasonic welding points having a density within said joining pattern which decreases in said rear and front end
portions along said endwards directed and inwardly curved extension of said joining pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,141,425

FRAMEWORK FOR CRITICAL-PATH RESOURCE-OPTIMIZED PARALLEL PROCESSING

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
instantiating a resource consumption optimizer framework (RCOF) for a plurality of discrete sub-processes associated with
a process, wherein dependency data stored in a process model defines dependencies between the plurality of the discrete sub-processes,
and wherein each of the discrete sub-processes is defined with data including a processing step identification, an overall
processing time, an earliest processing start time, and an earliest processing end time;

loading the plurality of discrete sub-processes into a memory in accordance with a calculated optimized resource consumption
pattern that uses the dependency data stored in the process model to identify a critical path, said critical path defining
the dependent discrete sub-processes that must be processed with their earliest possible processing start time in order to
avoid a delay in the overall processing end time;

associating each discrete sub-process of the plurality of sub-processes with an agent, wherein the agent communicates with
the ROCF;

executing a particular discrete sub-process of the plurality of discrete sub-processes loaded into the memory, wherein the
particular discrete sub-process' execution start is gated by an associated agent based upon at least a determined buffer value
specifying either an amount of time the particular discrete sub-process' execution start can be shifted in time without affecting
the start time of any later starting sub-process or without shifting an overall processing end time for the process; and

notifying the RCOF of the particular discrete sub-process execution completion.

US Pat. No. 9,144,115

INDUCTION COOKING DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An induction cooking device comprising:
a light-pervious top plate on that is arranged to support a container;
a heating coil below the top plate to heat the container;
an electrode at a portion of a lower surface of the top plate and outward of a periphery of the heating coil; and
a capacitance detection device that detects changes in capacitance of the electrode caused by liquid boiled over from the
container,

wherein the top plate includes a light emitting part by which visible light applied from a light source below the top plate
is transmitted to fulfill light emission, the light emitting part located at a portion of the top plate between the periphery
of the heating coil and the electrode, as viewed from above the top plate.

US Pat. No. 9,142,733

LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE INCLUDING A HIGH ENERGY LIGHT SOURCE AND A WAVELENGTH CONVERSION MEMBER, ILLUMINATING DEVICE COMPRISING THE SAME, AND VEHICLE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A light source device comprising:
a semiconductor light-emitting element; and
a wavelength conversion member for converting a wavelength of a light emitted from the semiconductor light-emitting element
into a longer wavelength, wherein:

the semiconductor light-emitting element has a light-emitting peak wavelength of not less than 380 nanometers and not more
than 420 nanometers,

the light emitted from the semiconductor light-emitting element has a light energy density of not less than 0.2 kW/cm2,

the wavelength conversion member includes a blue fluorescent substance, a green fluorescent substance, and a red fluorescent
substance,

the blue fluorescent substance includes a (Sr1-x,Bax)3MgSi2O8:Eu2+ (0?x?1) fluorescent substance,

the green fluorescent substance includes a (Y1-y,Gdy)3(Al1-z,Gaz)5O12:Ce3+ (0?y<1, 0?z<1) fluorescent substance, and

the red fluorescent substance includes at least one selected from the group consisting of a LiLaW2O8:Eu3+ fluorescent substance, a Ca2W2O8:Eu3+ fluorescent substance, and a LiGdW2O8:Eu3+ fluorescent substance.

US Pat. No. 9,141,163

PORTABLE TERMINAL, RECORDING MEDIUM

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Chiyod...

1. A portable terminal comprising;
a host;
a battery;
a power controller, which includes a first host power controller, a second host power controller, a first contactless front
end (CLF) power controller, and a second CLF power controller;

a chip card in the portable terminal;
a CLF;
an antenna;
a first switch;
a second switch; and
a switch controller,
wherein the power controller supplies power generated by the battery to the host, the chip card in the portable terminal,
and the CLF,

the first switch is connected to open or close a power supply channel to the chip card in the portable terminal and a single
wire protocol (SWP) interface, branching off from a power supply channel from the second host power controller to the host,

the second switch is connected to open or close a power supply channel to the chip card in the portable terminal and the SWP
interface, branching off from a power supply channel from the second CLF power controller to the CLF,

the switch controller opens the first switch and closes the second switch when a) the CLF detects a contactless RF signal,
b) the host is off or the portable terminal is in a low battery mode, and c) the contactless RF signal conforms to the communication
method of the chip card in the portable terminal, and

the switch controller closes the first switch and opens the second switch when the host is on.

US Pat. No. 9,142,001

PERFORMANCE ALLOCATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a graphics processing unit (GPU) to receive data from a processor and, based on the received data, to generate rendered frames;
circuitry to monitor a rate that frames are rendered and utilization of the GPU, wherein, based on the rate and the GPU utilization,
the circuitry to increase a frequency of the processor; and

wherein, based on the rate exceeding a threshold rate value and the GPU utilization falling below a threshold utilization
value, the circuitry to increase the frequency of the processor and to reduce a frequency of the GPU.

US Pat. No. 9,142,921

HIGH SPEED BYPASS CABLE FOR USE WITH BACKPLANES

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. A bypass assembly for connecting a component disposed on a circuit board to a backplane, comprising:
a cable, the cable including multiple wires, each wire having an insulative body portion with a pair of signal conductors
extending lengthwise through the insulative body portion, the pair of signal conductors being separated by a first spacing,
and a conductive, outer shielding member surrounding the insulative body portion, each said wire having opposing first and
second free ends; and,

a connector, the connector including an insulative body that supports a plurality of conductive first and second terminals
in at least one row, the wire signal conductors being attached to corresponding first terminals and the outer wire shielding
member being attached to corresponding second terminals, the first and second terminals being further arranged in a pattern,
whereby pairs of the first terminals in the row are separated from other of the first terminals by at least one intervening
second terminal, the first terminals being spaced apart from each other in a spacing intended to maintain an approximate spacing
of the wire free ends terminated thereto.

US Pat. No. 9,142,417

ETCH PROCESS WITH PRE-ETCH TRANSIENT CONDITIONING

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A method for etching features with different aspect ratios in an etch layer, comprising:
a plurality of cycles, wherein each cycle comprises:
a pre-etch transient conditioning of the etch layer, which provides a transient condition of the etch layer, wherein the transient
condition has a duration, wherein the pre-etch transient conditioning comprises

providing a pre-etch transient conditioning gas consisting essentially of He and O2; and

forming the pre-etch transient conditioning gas into a plasma; and
etching the etch layer for a duration, wherein the duration of the etching with respect to the duration of the transient condition
is controlled to control etch aspect ratio dependence, wherein the etching follows the pre-etch transient conditioning, wherein
the etching takes place within the duration of the transient condition, and wherein the etching does not continue past the
duration of the transient condition.

US Pat. No. 9,141,454

SIGNALING SOFTWARE RECOVERABLE ERRORS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A processor comprising:
a first unit to detect a poison error;
a programmable indicator to determine whether the poison error is signaled as a machine check error or as one of a fault and
a system management interrupt; and

a second unit to signal the poison error as one of a fault and a system management interrupt responsive to the programmable
indicator and to store a continuability indicator to indicate whether an instruction thread including an instruction that
caused the poison error is continuable.

US Pat. No. 9,143,944

SECURE PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK SETUP

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A network apparatus comprising:
a hardware processor to communicate with a first master device, receive an image associated with a user of the first master
device and receive encoded data in a two-dimensional (2D) barcode, wherein the encoded data comprise at least user information
associated with the first master device including a user identifier, a device identifier, or both; and

network information including a network identifier, a password, and a profile lifetime value, wherein the password is a share
secret among three or more devices of a peer-to-peer network if the peer-to-peer network is fully connected rather than a
star topology peer-to-peer network; and

a display unit operable to display at least part of the user information and the network information encoded in the 2D barcode
to a first user and the image for the user to verify an identity of the first master device, wherein the processor is operable
to initiate a peer-to-peer network setup with the first master device based at least on a response from the first user verifying
the network information encoded in the 2D barcode.

US Pat. No. 9,143,508

SERVICE LOCATION BASED AUTHENTICATION

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A system, comprising:
a computer having a processor and a memory configured to:
receive a request to access an application, the request having a header, wherein the header includes a source address stored
in a header field and an encrypted address generated based on the source address and written in the same header field as is
used to store the source address, wherein the encrypted address is generated at an edge server distinct and remote from the
computer by applying an encryption key to the source address, and wherein the request is received form the edge server after
the encrypted address has been generated;

generate a decrypted address from the encrypted address by applying the encryption key to the encrypted address;
determine whether the source address and the decrypted address match;
transmit the source address to a data store; and
determine whether a customer profile corresponding to the source address is found within the data store.

US Pat. No. 9,142,492

LEADFRAME PACKAGE WITH INTEGRATED PARTIAL WAVEGUIDE INTERFACE

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A transceiver comprising:
a molded monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) package including a MMIC and a partial waveguide interface molded
into the MMIC package; and

a cover, wherein the cover is a transceiver RF cover, and wherein the transceiver RF cover forms a waveguide backshort, and
wherein the combination of the cover and the partial waveguide interface comprises a complete waveguide interface.

US Pat. No. 9,138,918

AEROGEL-BASED MOLD FOR MEMS FABRICATION AND FORMATION THEREOF

Honeywell International I...

14. A method of fabricating a microelectromechanical structure, the method comprising:
providing a substrate having an aerogel-based layer over a portion of the substrate, wherein the aerogel-based layer comprises
an aerogel that is at least about 90% gas by volume and having a thickness less than about 1 mm;

writing a structural feature in the aerogel-based layer, the structural feature having a surface contour that is substantially
the same as a surface contour of at least a part of a microelectromechanical feature;

depositing a dense material layer over the aerogel-based layer to form at least part of the microelectromechanical feature,
wherein a portion of the dense material layer is directly attached to another portion of the substrate; and

removing the aerogel-based layer.

US Pat. No. 9,142,922

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH IMPROVED COOLING CAPABILITY

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. A connector, comprising:
a cage with a front face, the cage including a top wall, a first and second side wall and a rear wall, the wall cooperatively
forming a hollow interior space;

a housing with at least a first card slot and at least a second card slot positioned in the hollow interior space, the at
least first car slot and at least second card slot vertically spaced apart;

a first spacer positioned between the first and second side wall and between the at least first card slot and at least second
card slot so as to define a first and second bay, the first spacer defining a central portion between the first and second
bay, the central portion having a length that extend from the front face to the housing; and

a first front face aligned with the central portion, the first front face including at least one front aperture that is in
communication with the central portion, wherein the first and second side wall each have a plurality of side apertures in
communication with the central portion so as to allow air to flow through the at least one front aperture, along the central
portion and out the side apertures, wherein the side apertures are positioned at least one third of the length of the central
portion from the first front face so that there are no side apertures closer to the front face than one third of the length.

US Pat. No. 9,142,466

USING SPECTRA TO DETERMINE POLISHING ENDPOINTS

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A method for determining outlier spectra, comprising:
while polishing a substrate, obtaining at least three spectra from a surface of the substrate during a scan of an optical
monitoring module across the substrate;

calculating a cumulative sum of differences for each spectrum of the at least three spectra from the scan to generate at least
three cumulative sums of differences, wherein calculating the cumulative sum of differences for the each spectrum includes
calculating a sum of differences between the each spectrum of the at least three spectra of the scan and each of all other
spectra of the at least three spectra of the scan to generate a plurality of sums of differences and summing the plurality
of sums of differences to generate the cumulative sum of differences;

selecting an outlier spectrum from the at least three spectra based on comparing the at least three cumulative sums of differences
to a threshold; and

discarding the outlier spectrum.

US Pat. No. 9,142,436

STATISTICAL ANALYSIS METHOD AND SUBSTRATE PROCESS SYSTEM

HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC ...

1. A statistical analysis method for performing an analysis process on monitor data stored in a database, the monitor data
received from a substrate processing apparatus configured to process a substrate, the method comprising:
receiving monitor data from the substrate processing apparatus;
producing representative value data based on the monitor data;
associating the representative value data with apparatus condition information indicating a condition of the substrate processing
apparatus at a time of production of the monitor data;

storing the representative value data and the apparatus condition information associated with the representative value data
in the database;

retrieving the representative value data and the apparatus condition information associated with the representative value
data from the database;

comparing an exclusion parameter with the retrieved apparatus condition information, the exclusion parameter including information
indicating whether the representative value data associated with the apparatus condition information should be included in
statistical analysis targets; and

determining whether the retrieved representative value data are included in the statistical analysis targets, based on a comparison
result produced by comparing the exclusion parameter with the apparatus condition information;

wherein when the information included in the exclusion parameter is changed, determining whether to include additional representative
value data in the statistical analysis targets.

US Pat. No. 9,143,123

RF SWITCH, MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SWITCHING AN RF SIGNAL

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. An RF switch comprising:
a switchable RF transistor, wherein the switchable RF transistor comprises a stripe of a plurality of adjacent RF transistor
fingers; and

a non-switchable dummy transistor arranged at an end of the stripe of the switchable RF transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,140,647

TEST APPARATUS FOR REFLECTIVE CAVITY CHARACTERIZATION

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. An apparatus for measuring reflectivity, comprising:
a body defining a volume, the body having an opening;
a stop disposed opposite the opening;
an energy transmitting element coupled to and extending from the stop, the energy transmitting element extending through the
body and through the opening;

a light emitting element coupled to the energy transmitting element, the light emitting element located outside the body;
a light sensor coupled to the body; and
one or more support elements coupled to and extending from the body.

US Pat. No. 9,144,179

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POWERING MULTIPLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES OPERATING WITHIN AN IMMERSION COOLING VESSEL

Dell Products, L.P., Rou...

1. An immersion cooling tank for operating electronic equipment, the tank comprising:
a dielectric liquid disposed within a lower volume of the tank;
at least one electronic equipment immersed within the dielectric liquid and which requires electrical power to operate;
at least one power distribution unit submerged beneath a surface layer of the dielectric liquid and providing electrical power
to the at least one electronic equipment; and

a condenser located vertically above the dielectric fluid and the at least one electronic equipment, and including a condensation
fluid flowing through the condenser that has a lower density than the dielectric liquid, wherein a leak of the condensation
fluid into the tank volume results in the condensation fluid floating atop the dielectric liquid.

US Pat. No. 9,139,793

GREASE COMPOSITION, GREASE-PACKED BEARING, UNIVERSAL JOINT AND LINEAR MOTION DEVICE

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A grease composition comprising base oil, a thickener, and an additive,
wherein said additive contains molybdenum dithiocarbamate and sodium dithiocarbamate;
wherein said sodium dithiocarbamate is sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate, sodium diethyldithiocarbamate or sodium dibutyldithiocarbamate;
and

a content of molybdenum for a whole weight of said grease composition is set to not more than 0.06 wt %.

US Pat. No. 9,138,493

RADIOIODINATED FATTY ACIDS

GE Healthcare Limited, B...

1. A radioiodinated fatty acid of Formula (I):

where:
R1 and R2 are independently H or C1-2 alkyl;

Y is a Y2 group:


p and q are each independently integers of value 0 to 10 which are chosen such that [p+q] is in the range 10 to 16;
L1 is a linker group of formula -(A)n- where n is an integer of value 0 to 3, and each A group is independently chosen from —CH2—, —O—, —S— and —C6H4— with the proviso that L1 does not comprise —O—O—, —S—S— or —O—S— linkages; and

I* is a radioisotope of iodine.

US Pat. No. 9,143,406

APPARATUS, METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM FOR CALCULATING THROUGHPUT REQUIREMENTS OF A NETWORK

VERIZON PATENT AND LICENS...

1. An apparatus for establishing communication according to a throughput requirement of a network, the network comprising
a building aggregation system, a service edge, and a layer 2 switch between the building aggregation system and the service
edge, the apparatus comprising:
a processor configured to
receive a bandwidth requirement from Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) coupled to the building aggregation system,
calculate a data link-layer frame rate requirement for the layer 2 switch based on the bandwidth requirement and an Ethernet
frame size, the Ethernet frame size selected from a predetermined list of different frame sizes, and calculating the data
link-layer frame rate requirement including limiting the calculated data link-layer frame rate requirement by a line rate
for transmission of data packets across a core network,

calculate a data link-layer throughput requirement based on the calculated data link-layer frame rate requirement and the
Ethernet frame size, and

establish communication, over the network, between the service edge and the CPE according to the data link-layer throughput
requirement;

wherein the data link-layer frame rate requirement, L2_fps_req is calculated as follows:

wherein BW represents the bandwidth requirement in Mbps, G, OH, LN, and P represent an inter-packet gap, overhead size, any
applicable outer logical networking tag size, and packet size, respectively, in bytes; and

wherein LR, TL, SEI, and EF represent line rate, tunnel label size, service emulation identifier size, and the Ethernet frame
size, respectively, in bytes.

US Pat. No. 9,143,908

INTELLIGENT DELIVERY AGENT FOR SHORT MESSAGE DISTRIBUTION CENTER

TeleCommunication Systems...

1. A method of delivering a text message, comprising:
determining, at a message distribution center through interaction with a mobile device registration register at an external
IP based server, if a destination wireless device addressed by a text message for delivery is turned on; and

in response to said determination that said destination wireless device is turned on, delivering from said message distribution
center said text message to said destination wireless device.

US Pat. No. 9,138,430

FORMULATION AND METHOD FOR THE RELEASE OF PAROXETINE IN THE LARGE INTESTINE

Mylan Specialty L.P., Ba...

1. A formulation comprising paroxetine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, in a controlled or delayed release swallow
pharmaceutical formulation, and an enteric coating surrounding the core wherein the enteric coating consists of about 75%
by weight methacrylic acid copolymer, about 12.5% by weight talc, about 11.25% by weight softener, about 1% by weight polysorbate,
and about 0.25% by weight sodium hydroxide, wherein after about 5 to about 12 hours post administration, releases more than
65% of the paroxetine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof in a large intestine of a mammal, and is substantially
insoluble in a stomach and a small intestine of the mammal.

US Pat. No. 9,143,210

SOFT SPHERE DECODER FOR MIMO MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD DEMODULATION

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method for decoding a data vector by a processor, the method comprising:
partitioning candidate signal values of the data vector into at least a first partition and a second partition, wherein candidate
signal values in the first partition have a same, first symbol value at a particular symbol position, and candidate signal
values in the second partition have a same, second symbol value at the particular symbol position;

determining a maximum radius value of a first radius associated with the first partition and a second radius associated with
the second partition;

generating a representation of the plurality of candidate signal values, wherein the representation comprises a first portion
representing the first partition and a second portion representing the second partition; and

performing a search based on the generated representation of the candidate signal values and the maximum radius value to compute
decoding information for the data vector.

US Pat. No. 9,142,927

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION DEVICE HAVING A STANDARD PLUG AND A REVERSE PLUG AT TWO ENDS OF A CABLE

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. An electrical connection device, the electrical connection device comprising:
a standard receptacle module, the standard receptacle module including:
a first receptacle, the first receptacle including a first mating portion, and
a first guide frame, the first guide frame including a first frame body, a first locking plate and a first positioning portion,
the first frame body being mounted to the first receptacle, the first locking plate extending from a side of the first frame
body and being spaced apart from the first mating portion and having a first locking unit;

a reverse receptacle module, the reverse receptacle module including:
a second receptacle, the second receptacle including a second mating portion, and
a second guide frame, the second guide frame including a second frame body, a second locking plate and a second positioning
portion, the second frame body being mounted to the second receptacle, the second locking plate extending from a side of the
second frame body and being spaced apart from the second mating portion and having a second locking unit; and

a connector cable module, the connector cable module including:
a standard plug, the standard plug including a first casing and a third mating portion provided in the first casing and mating
with the first mating portion, the first casing having a third locking unit engaging with the first locking unit and a third
positioning portion compatible with the first positioning portion,

a reverse plug, the reverse plug including a second casing and a fourth mating portion provided in the second casing and mating
with the second mating portion, the second casing having a fourth locking unit engaging with the second locking unit and a
fourth positioning portion compatible with the second positioning portion, and

a cable, the cable connecting the standard plug and the reverse plug;
wherein the third positioning portion of the standard plug is incompatible with the second positioning portion of the second
guide frame, and the fourth positioning portion of the reverse plug is incompatible with the first positioning portion of
the first guide frame, so that the third mating portion of the standard plug cannot mate with the second mating portion of
the reverse receptacle module, and the fourth mating portion of the reverse plug cannot mate with the first mating portion
of the standard receptacle module with the standard plug configured to mate with the first receptacle and the reverse plug
configured to mate with the second receptacle.

US Pat. No. 9,139,276

OUTBOARD MOTOR CONTROL SYSTEM

Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushik...

1. An outboard motor control system comprising:
a plurality of outboard motors mounted on a stern of a watercraft and configured to be steered independently;
a target steering angle setting section configured to set a target steering angle for each of the plurality of outboard motors;
a plurality of actuators configured to steer each of the plurality of outboard motors such that a steering angle of each of
the plurality of outboard motor becomes equal or substantially equal to the target steering angle;

an actual steering angle detecting section configured to detect an actual steering angle of each of the plurality of outboard
motors; and

a control section programmed and configured to control a steering operation of the plurality of outboard motors such that,
when a steering angle difference defining a difference between the actual steering angles of adjacently arranged outboard
motors becomes equal to or larger than a prescribed value, an increase of the steering angle difference is prevented.

US Pat. No. 9,142,874

WIRELESS DEVICE

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A wireless device, comprising:
a housing, formed by a metal material;
a wireless module, disposed inside the housing;
an external socket interface, disposed on the housing; and
an antenna, disposed outside the housing, coupled to the external socket interface for transmitting and receiving signals
corresponding to the wireless module; wherein the external socket interface is a USB (Universal Serial Bus) port, and a power
supply pin Vcc of the USB port is electrically connected to a signal trace of the antenna, and the power supply pin Vcc of
the USB port is physically connected to the wireless module, and the USB port is coupled to a flash memory module which is
powered by the power supply pin Vcc via a first RF choke circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,144,047

METHODS, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION STATIONS, AND SYSTEM FOR TIME SYNCHRONIZATION AND DISCOVERY

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method, performed by a user station (STA), for operating in a first social network, the method comprising:
receiving a first beacon from a device in the first social network;
synchronizing to the first social network based on time synchronization information in the first beacon;
transmitting the time synchronization information of the first beacon to a second social network, a portion of a coverage
area of the second social network being outside a coverage area of the first social network;

detecting a second beacon transmitted from the second social network;
extracting discovery information from the second beacon to determine a discovery window of the second social network, the
discovery information being included in the second beacon as an information element (IE);

discovering devices of the second social network, subsequent to transmitting the time synchronization information of the first
beacon, using the discovery information included in the IE extracted from the second beacon; and

communicating with discovered devices of the second social network using the discovery information of the second beacon.

US Pat. No. 9,143,539

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTER-USER EQUIPMENT TRANSFER OF STREAMING MEDIA

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method for inter-user equipment (UE) transfer (IUT) of a current media session, the method comprising:
receiving, by a server, an IUT request for transfer of the current media session toward at least one initial UE, the current
media session to be played by at least two target UEs, wherein the IUT request includes an indication of a request for group
synchronization of the current media session among the target UEs and a session identity (ID) to be transferred;

determining, by the server, eligibility for IUT with group synchronization based on the indication of a request for group
synchronization;

sending, by the server, a message to the initial UE that IUT with group synchronization is not allowed on a condition that
IUT with group synchronization is not allowed; and

triggering, by the server, inter-destination media synchronization (IDMS) for group synchronization among the target UEs,
updating, by the server, a remote leg with information for group synchronization, and sending, by the server, a request to
the at least two target UEs to establish at least two access legs for the current media session on a condition that IUT with
group synchronization is allowed.

US Pat. No. 9,141,404

EXTENSIBLE FRAMEWORK FOR EREADER TOOLS

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A computer-implemented method of extending functionality of an ereader module that is displaying an electronic book (“ebook”),
the method comprising:
receiving, from a client device executing the ereader module, a user identifier specifying a user using the client device
and an ebook identifier specifying the ebook displayed by the ereader module;

determining one or more layers associated with the user responsive to stored user layer data indicating layers that are available
to the user, the layers associated with the user configured to interact with ebook content when the layers associated with
the user are executed at the client device, the interaction providing additional ereader functionality responsive to identified
ebook content;

determining one or more layers associated with the ebook displayed by the ereader module responsive to stored book layer data
indicating layers that are available for the ebook, the layers associated with the ebook configured to interact with ebook
content when the layers associated with the ebook are executed at the client device, the interaction providing additional
ereader functionality responsive to identified ebook content;

assembling a list of one or more layers, the layer list based on at least one of the layers associated with the user and the
layers associated with the ebook; and

transmitting the layer list to the client device to enable the user to select a layer and execute the selected layer to extend
the functionality of the ereader module.

US Pat. No. 9,140,598

MASS MEASUREMENT DEVICE

ISHIDA CO., LTD., Kyoto ...

5. A mass measurement device for measuring a mass of an article while the article is in motion, the mass measurement device
comprising:
a holding mechanism configured to hold the article;
a movement mechanism coupled to the holding mechanism and configured to move the holding mechanism;
a force sensor fixedly attached to the holding mechanism and fixedly attached to the movement mechanism for movement therewith
and configured to measure a force acting on the article during movement and configured to output corresponding force measurement
data;

an acceleration sensor fixedly attached to the force sensor for movement therewith and configured to measure acceleration
acting on the article during movement and configured to output acceleration data; and

a control circuit configured to operatively control the holding mechanism and the movement mechanism, the control circuit
being connected to the force sensor and the acceleration sensor receiving the force measurement data and acceleration data
therefrom, the control circuit being configured determine at least one data point of a plurality of data points in the force
measurement data that is an extremum and determine at least one data point of a plurality of data points in the acceleration
data that is an extremum, the control circuit being further configured to calculate mass acting on the article on the basis
of the force measurement data and the acceleration data during a single movement of the article at a time corresponding to
at least one of the extremum of the force measurement data and the extremum of the acceleration data,

the control circuit is further configured to calculate the mass of the article when the extremum of the force measurement
data is offset from the extremum of the acceleration data with respect to time, and

both the extremum of the force measurement data and the extremum of the acceleration data are used by the control circuit
in the calculation of the mass of the article.

US Pat. No. 9,139,221

METHOD OF PRODUCING RACK OF ELECTRIC POWER STEERING DEVICE

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A method of producing a rack for use in an electric power steering device of a vehicle, comprising:
preparing a first bar piece that has first rack teeth adapted to be meshed with a first pinion directly driven by a steering
wheel, a second bar piece that has second rack teeth adapted to be meshed with a second pinion driven by a steering assist
electric motor and an intermediate piece that has one end to be welded to the first bar piece and the other end to be welded
to the second bar piece;

aligning the first bar piece, the intermediate piece and the second bar piece in order along a common axis;
carrying out a first process in which the first and second bar pieces are stationarily held while having a predetermined intersection
angle between the first rack teeth on the first bar piece and the second rack teeth on the second bar piece; and

carrying out a second process in which each of the first and second bar pieces and the intermediate piece are brought into
contact with each other at mutually facing ends and subjected to a relative rotation therebetween for friction welding, to
thereby join the first bar piece, the intermediate piece and the second bar piece together by the friction welding,

wherein the first process includes a step for fixing the first and second bar pieces to first and second pressing devices
in such a manner as to have a relative angular displacement therebetween, and

wherein the second process includes a step for rotating the intermediate piece at a given high speed about the common axis
relative to the fixed first and second bar pieces.

US Pat. No. 9,138,860

CLOSED-LOOP CONTROL FOR IMPROVED POLISHING PAD PROFILES

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A method of conditioning a polishing pad positioned on a metallic platen assembly, comprising:
contacting a surface of the polishing pad with a conditioning disk housed in a conditioning head;
measuring a wear profile of a zone of the polishing pad while sweeping the conditioning disk across the surface of the polishing
pad;

comparing the measured wear profile of the zone of the polishing pad to a target wear profile, wherein the target wear profile
is non-planar; and

adjusting a dwell time of the conditioning disk in the zone based on the comparison of the measured wear profile of the polishing
pad to the target wear profile, wherein the wear profile of the polishing pad is measured using an inductive sensor coupled
with a conditioning arm, wherein the inductive sensor is positioned a fixed non-zero distance from the conditioning disk,
and wherein the conditioning arm has:

a distal end coupled with the conditioning head that houses the conditioning disk; and
a proximal end coupled with a support assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,141,514

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR AUTOMATICALLY COMPARING A PLURALITY OF SOFTWARE TESTING ENVIRONMENTS

Amdocs Software Systems L...

1. A computer program product embodied on a non-transitory computer readable medium comprising:
computer code configured to identify a plurality of software testing environments to be compared;
computer code configured to identify at least one comparison validation rule to be utilized on the plurality of software testing
environments;

computer code configured to assign a weight to the at least one comparison validation rule to be utilized on the plurality
of software testing environments;

computer code configured to compare the plurality of software testing environments utilizing the at least one comparison validation
rule; and

computer code configured to generate a report including a result of comparing the plurality of software testing environments
utilizing the at least one comparison validation rule, including:

generating a hierarchical presentation model including a detailed itemized score associated with each of the plurality of
software testing environments,

generating an overall comparison score associated with each of the plurality of software testing environments, and
weighting the overall comparison score associated with each of the plurality of software testing environments, based on the
weight assigned to the at least one comparison validation rule.

US Pat. No. 9,138,031

METHOD OF MAKING A MECHANICAL FASTENING STRIP AND RETICULATED MECHANICAL FASTENING STRIP THEREFROM

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A reticulated mechanical fastening strip having a longitudinal direction and a width direction, the reticulated mechanical
fastening strip comprising:
multiple strands of a thermoplastic backing attached to each other at bridging regions in the thermoplastic backing and separated
from each other between the bridging regions to provide openings in the reticulated mechanical fastening strip, each of the
multiple strands having a longitudinal dimension, which is the longest dimension of each of the multiple strands, a width
dimension, and a thickness; and

a plurality of upstanding posts on each of the multiple strands, the upstanding posts having bases attached to the thermoplastic
backing and having caps distal from the thermoplastic backing, wherein the width dimension of each of the multiple strands
is wider than at least the bases of the upstanding posts,

wherein the plurality of upstanding posts on a first strand are arranged in a series that is non-parallel to a series of upstanding
posts on a second, adjacent strand, and wherein both the plurality of upstanding posts and the multiple strands undulate along
the longitudinal direction of the reticulated mechanical fastening strip.

US Pat. No. 9,144,176

MODULAR DATACENTER SERVER RACK RETENTION

Dell Products, LP, Round...

1. A modular datacenter comprising:
a server rack configured to hold a plurality of servers;
a main beam configured to hold the server rack in a specific location within the modular datacenter;
a slide member in physical communication with the main beam and coupled to an attachment member, the slide member configured
to slide vertically along the main beam to change the distance between the attachment member and the server rack, wherein
the attachment member is a first distance from the server rack based on the slide member being connected to the main beam
at a first position and the attachment member is a second distance from the server rack based on the slide member being connected
to the main beam at a second position, wherein the attachment member slides along the main beam from the first position to
the second position without disconnecting from the main beam wherein the first distance and the second distance are different
distances; and the attachment member is coupled to the main beam and connected to the server rack, the attachment member configured
to apply a force to the server rack to put the server rack under compression or tension, and to change the natural frequency
of the server rack based on the compression or the tension, and on the location of the attachment member with respect to the
server rack.

US Pat. No. 9,142,664

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
an active region which is disposed on a first main surface side of a substrate to apply a current actively or passively;
a first conductivity-type low-resistivity layer which is disposed on a second main surface side of the substrate;
a vertical drift portion which is disposed between the active region and the low-resistivity layer so that a drift current
flows into the vertical drift portion vertically in the ON state while the vertical drift portion is depleted in the OFF state,
and which forms a first parallel pn structure in which a first vertical first conductivity-type region oriented in a thickness
direction of the substrate and a first vertical second conductivity-type region oriented in the thickness direction of the
substrate alternate repeatedly;

an edge termination region which is provided around the vertical drift portion and disposed between the first main surface
and the low-resistivity layer, so that the edge termination region substantially serves as a region in which current does
not flow in the ON state while the edge termination region is depleted in the OFF state;

a first conductivity-type layer which is provided between the first parallel pn structure and the low-resistivity layer so
as to extend from the active region to the edge termination region and which has higher resistivity than the low-resistivity
layer; and

a second conductivity-type layer which is provided selectively inside the first conductivity-type layer in the edge termination
region.

US Pat. No. 9,143,321

COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL FOR SECURE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A method for transmitting a traffic encryption key (TEK), the method comprising the steps of:
receiving a TEK request by a key management facility (KMF);
determining if the TEK is to be encrypted with a key encryption key (KEK) or a public key by the KMF;
encrypting the TEK with the KEK when it is determined that the KEK will be utilized to encrypt the TEK by the KMF;
encrypting the TEK with the public key when it is determined that the public key will be utilized to encrypt the TEK by the
KMF;

wherein the KMM comprises an encryption field indicating whether or not the TEK was encrypted with the KEK or the public key.

US Pat. No. 9,141,839

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR READING CODE SYMBOLS AT LONG RANGE USING SOURCE POWER CONTROL

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. A system for reading code symbols in a laser scanning field, comprising:
a laser scanning module for scanning a laser beam across a laser scanning field, the laser scanning module comprising a laser
source;

a photodetector for detecting the intensity of light reflected from the laser scanning field and generating a first signal
corresponding to the detected light intensity; and

a source power control module for:
controlling the power supplied to the laser source in response to the first signal; and
controlling a gain of the first signal;
wherein the system's dynamic range controlling only the power supplied to the laser source is N:1;
wherein the system's dynamic range controlling only the gain of the first signal is M:1; and
wherein the system's dynamic range controlling both the power supplied to the laser source and the gain of the first signal
is (M*N):1.

US Pat. No. 9,141,543

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WRITING DATA FROM A CACHING AGENT TO MAIN MEMORY ACCORDING TO A PRE-CLEAN CRITERION

MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD...

1. A method for writing data from a caching agent to a main memory in a computer system, the method comprising:
receiving notice that a cache line of the caching agent has been evicted, the eviction of the cache line including:
opening a page of the main memory,
writing data of the cache line to the page, and
removing the data of the cache line from the caching agent; and
in response to the receipt of the notice and prior to a closing of the page:
identifying one or more other cache lines of the caching agent based on a proximity of the one or more other cache lines to
the evicted cache line, each of the one or more other cache lines being a dirty cache line that is different than the evicted
cache line, wherein the one or more other cache lines of the caching agent are identified based on a pre-clean criterion that
includes a requirement that each of the one or more other cache lines be associated with a memory address that differs from
a memory address of the evicted cache line by a threshold number of memory address locations, and

writing all data of the one or more other cache lines to the main memory without performing an eviction of the one or more
other cache lines.

US Pat. No. 9,143,593

ADDRESSEE INFORMATION NOTIFICATION SYSTEM, ADDRESSEE INFORMATION NOTIFICATION METHOD, APPLICATION SERVER AND COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

Oki Electric Industry Co....

1. An addressee information notification system, comprising:
an application server that based on one of a plurality of distinct service numbers each corresponding to one of a plurality
of addressees but not associated with a physical terminal, that is requested by an incoming call connection request, selects
one transfer destination number from a plurality of alternative transfer destination numbers associated with a plurality of
transfer destination terminals, wherein the selected transfer destination number is associated with two or more of the plurality
of addressees, and transfers the call connection request to the selected transfer destination number, the application server
comprising an addressee information attachment section that attaches addressee information comprising said one service number
or identification information associated with said one service number to the call connection request to be transferred to
the selected transfer destination number wherein if the call connection request to the selected transfer destination number
is an INVITE request message, the addressee information attachment section attaches the addressee information as an optional
parameter value of the SIP message header of the INVITE request message; and

a plurality of terminals, each of which is configured as an alternative transfer destination, at least one of the plurality
of terminals having an addressee information output section that, when a call connection request is provided to the at least
one of the plurality of terminals from the application server, outputs addressee information attached to the call connection
request before the at least one of the plurality of terminals is taken off-hook, wherein, from among two or more addressees
associated with the at least one of the plurality of terminals, the addressee information of the addressee corresponding to
said one service number requested by the incoming call connection request is outputted.

US Pat. No. 9,143,168

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REMOVING INTERFERENCE CAUSED BY SERVO DATA FROM USER DATA

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method comprising:
receiving encoded data, wherein the encoded data comprises (i) first data, (ii) servo data, and (iii) second data that is
affected by a contribution of inter-symbol-interference due to the servo data;

removing, from the second data, the contribution of inter-symbol-interference due to the servo data;
adding, to the second data, a contribution of inter-symbol-interference due to the first data; and
subsequent to (i) removing, from the second data, the contribution of inter-symbol-interference due to the servo data and
(ii) adding, to the second data, the contribution of inter-symbol-interference due to the first data,

generating user data from the first data and the second data.

US Pat. No. 9,144,028

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UPLINK POWER CONTROL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A method for uplink power control comprising:
determining that a mobile station intends to transmit over an uplink;
determining whether an audio accessory is actively engaged;
based on a determination that the audio accessory is actively engaged, determining whether the mobile station is being operated
in a body-worn position;

determining an uplink transmit power scale factor; and
when the mobile station is being operated in a body-worn position, applying the uplink transmit power scale factor to an uplink
transmit power to produce a scaled uplink transmit power.

US Pat. No. 9,143,884

ENHANCING INFORMATION DELIVERY TO A CALLED PARTY

Nuance Communications, In...

1. A processor-based method for playing cached information to a another party during a phone conversation with the other party,
the method comprising:
prior to the phone conversation, caching personal information received from a user of a mobile device;
utilizing a wireless telecommunications network to participate in the phone conversation with the other party, wherein the
utilizing includes:

sending audio to the other party via an outbound audio channel; and
receiving audio from the other party via an inbound audio channel;
receiving a command from the user of the mobile device to deliver the cached personal information to the other party during
the phone conversation; and

automatically delivering by a processor, in response to the received command, at least a portion of the cached personal information
to the other party via the outbound audio channel.

US Pat. No. 9,139,308

DISPLAY DEVICE AND UNMANNED HELICOPTER

Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushik...

1. An unmanned helicopter comprising:
a display device, the display device including:
a light source portion including an LED that emits light at least in a first direction; and
a cover portion covering the light source portion while being exposed to an outside; wherein
the cover portion includes an opposed portion opposed to the light source portion in the first direction of the light source
portion, and a side wall portion extending from an outer edge of the opposed portion in a reverse direction from the first
direction;

the opposed portion includes a straight-through portion which allows light emitted from the light source portion to travel
straightly;

the side wall portion includes a first scatter portion which scatters the light emitted from the light source portion; and
the first scatter portion is provided on a portion of the side wall portion which extends from top to bottom so that its lower
end portion is on a more inward side of the cover portion in terms of a left-right direction than is its upper end portion
in a rear view, and the first scatter portion is visible in a bottom view.

US Pat. No. 9,144,142

REDUCED TIME DELAY FOR OUTPUTS OF AN OCCUPANCY SENSOR

Cooper Technologies Compa...

1. A method for reducing a time delay for an output of an occupancy sensor comprising the steps of:
receiving a first setting for a reduction timer;
detecting, with the occupancy sensor, each occupancy condition within a space;
initiating the reduction timer and an internal timer for the occupancy sensor based on the detection of each occupancy condition,
wherein the reduction timer measures a reduction time period, and wherein the internal timer measures an internal time period
for the occupancy sensor;

activating, during the reduction time period, a power pack output, wherein the power pack output activates a system timer
of a power pack while activated; and

deactivating, when the reduction time period expires, the power pack output, wherein the power pack output deactivates the
system timer of the power pack while deactivated, wherein the pack controls at least one device based on the system timer.

US Pat. No. 9,143,227

OPTICAL TRANSPORT NETWORK PORT PROTECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS USING FLEXIBLE SWITCH CRITERIA

Ciena Corporation, Hanov...

1. An Optical Transport Network (OTN) port protection method, comprising:
provisioning a working port and a protection port between two OTN network elements, the working port and the protection port
providing linear OTN protection therebetween;

selecting one or more switch criteria based on received data between the working port and the protection port, wherein the
switch criteria include Section Monitoring, Path Monitoring, and Tandem Connection Monitoring in OTN overhead on the working
port monitored for associated protection switching, and wherein, when selected as switch criteria, the Path Monitoring and
the Tandem Connection Monitoring are configured as transparent through intermediate nodes; and

automatically setting up a switch mode for the two OTN network elements based on the selected switch criteria;
wherein the linear OTN protection comprises Subnetwork Connection Protection with and without an Automatic Protection Switching
protocol.

US Pat. No. 9,142,009

PATCH-BASED, LOCALLY CONTENT-ADAPTIVE IMAGE AND VIDEO SHARPENING

Adobe Systems Incorporate...

1. A method comprising:
blurring an input image to obtain a blurred image;
determining, via a processor, differences between the input image and the blurred image, wherein a difference of the determined
differences is determined based on an input image patch in the input image and a blurred image patch in the blurred image,
wherein the input image patch and the blurred image patch are not located at corresponding locations in the input image and
blurred image; and

sharpening the input image using the determined differences between the input image and the blurred image.

US Pat. No. 9,139,888

ROD OR WIRE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM, RELATED METHODS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS

Thermcraft, Inc., Winsto...

1. A cooling unit useable with a rod or wire manufacturing system including (a) at least one feed unit capable of continuously
providing at least one rod or at least one wire, (b) at least one heating unit capable of heating to a preselected temperature
the at least one continuously provided rod or the at least one continuously provided wire, and (c) at least one take-up unit
capable of continuously gathering the at least one heat treated rod or the at least one heat treated wire, the cooling unit
comprising:
(a) a quenchant reservoir configured to contain a liquid quenchant; and
(b) one or more second cell types and one or more first cell types wherein:
(i) each second cell type comprises a diffuser configurable to either:
1. provide a liquid quenchant when the liquid quenchant is communicated to the diffuser in a first preselected manner to thereby
comprise at least one heat transfer coefficient adaptable quenching zone capable of quenching to a soaking temperature the
at least one continuously provided rod or the at least one continuously provided wire; or

2. create a foaming liquid quenchant when the liquid quenchant and a gaseous media are communicated to the diffuser in a second
preselected manner to thereby comprise at least one heat transfer coefficient adaptable quenching zone capable of quenching
to a soaking temperature the at least one continuously provided rod or the at least one continuously provided wire;

(ii) each first cell type comprises a diffuser configurable to create a foaming liquid quenchant when the liquid quenchant
and a gaseous media are communicated to the diffuser in a third preselected manner to thereby comprise at least one heat transfer
coefficient adaptable soaking zone capable of maintaining substantially at the soaking temperature the at least one continuously
provided rod or the at least one continuously provided wire so as to be capable of substantially completing a heat treating;

wherein the first cell type is capable of providing a quenchant as a foam above an upper level of the first cell type controllable
by a first heat transfer adjuster including a gaseous media supply and an adjusting mechanism in communication with a diffuser
including a porous media submerged in the quenchant,

wherein the second cell type is capable of providing a quenchant as a foam above an upper level of the second cell type controllable
by a first heat transfer adjuster including a gaseous media supply and an adjusting mechanism in communication with a diffuser
including a porous media submerged in the quenchant and providing liquid quenchant through a quenching supplier at an appropriate
volume and pressure to well up a liquid quenchant above the upper level of the second cell type;

wherein the second cell type is configurable to bypass quenchant supplier when liquid quenchant is provided as a foam above
the upper level of the second cell type by a selector capable of isolating the volume of the second cell type from quenchant
reservoir while receiving liquid quenchant from quenchant supplier,

wherein the wire or rod is guided in use slightly above the second and first type cells.

US Pat. No. 9,143,142

TRANSPARENT TIMING OF A STRATUM SYNCHRONIZED ETHERNET SIGNAL USING STANDARD OPTICAL TRANSPORT NETWORK RATES

Ciena Corporation, Hanov...

1. A transceiver, comprising:
a first clock recovery circuit, the first clock recovery circuit configured to recover a first clock signal from a first signal
received from an Ethernet network;

a first synchronizer, the first synchronizer configured to multiply the first clock signal by a ratio M/N to produce a second
clock signal to time a second signal transmitted to an optical transport network, where M and N are integers, wherein M and
N are selected based on a rate of the first signal received from the Ethernet network and a rate of the second signal transmitted
to the optical transport network; and

an asynchronous mapper, the asynchronous mapper configured to asynchronously map frames of the first signal to produce frames
of the second signal, wherein each of the first signal and the second signal are synchronous to one another based on the ratio
M/N.

US Pat. No. 9,144,022

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CALL ROUTING FOR EFFICIENT USE OF TELECOMMUNICATION SPECTRUM

TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES...

1. A system for reducing energy and spectrum consumption by switching data from one or more radio frequency (RF) communication
channels to one or more wired communication channels, the system comprising:
a delinking router communicatively coupled to the one or more RF communication channels and the one or more wired communication
channels, the delinking router further comprising a processor and a memory coupled to the processor, wherein the processor
executes programmed instructions stored in the memory for:

detecting a RF communication channel, of the one or more RF communication channels, in a predetermined range of the delinking
router;

receiving authentication information from the RF communication device;
authenticating the RF communication channel by
comparing the authentication information with predetermined information, stored in a computer readable medium of the delinking
router, in order to verify the RF communication channel, and

transmitting the authentication information along with a request to a Base Station Controller (BSC), via an interface present
in a Base Transmitting Station (BTS), based on the verification, wherein the request indicates switching of the voice and
data, intended for the RF communication channel, to a wired communication channel of the one or more wired communication channels;
and

receiving a message from the BTS, wherein the message indicates that the request is accepted or rejected for switching the
data to the wired communication channel based on the authentication of the RF communication channel, and

enabling the BTS to modify configuration based on the acceptance of the request, wherein the configuration is modified by
changing network settings of the BTS in order to route the data to the wired communication channel.

US Pat. No. 9,143,005

BACKUP ENERGY STORAGE MODULE WITH SELECTABLE CHARGE STORAGE ELEMENTS FOR PROVIDING BACKUP POWER TO A LOAD

Western Digital Technolog...

1. A backup energy storage module comprising:
a plurality of charge storage elements, each charge storage element operable to be charged to a backup voltage; and
control circuitry operable to:
monitor a supply voltage that provides power to a load;
determine when the supply voltage falls below a threshold level;
select a first charge storage element to provide power to the load;
determine when the backup voltage on the first charge storage element falls to a reference level; and
select a second charge storage element to provide power to the load if the supply voltage remains below the threshold level.

US Pat. No. 9,143,213

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTI-ANTENNA TRANSMISSION IN UPLINK

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method implemented in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) for uplink transmission using multiple antennas, the method
comprising:
processing at least one enhanced dedicated channel (E-DCH) dedicated physical data channel (E-DPDCH), a first dedicated physical
control channel (DPCCH), and a second DPCCH to generate a first data stream and a second data stream, wherein the first data
stream includes the first DPCCH and the second data stream includes the second DPCCH;

applying pre-coding weights to the generated first data stream and the second data stream; and
transmitting the first data stream and the second data stream via a plurality of antennas, wherein the first stream and the
second stream carry a same pilot sequence and the first stream and the second stream are transmitted using different channelization
codes.

US Pat. No. 9,142,950

CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT HAVING AN OVERLOAD PROTECTION FOR GALVANIC ISOLATION UNITS

WAGO Verwaltungsgesellsch...

1. A circuit arrangement having an overload protection for galvanic isolation units for galvanic isolation from one another,
wherein the galvanic isolation units each have two regions galvanically isolated from one another and one of the regions has
a control signal terminal and a base terminal, wherein the circuit arrangement has at least two such galvanic isolation units,
wherein from at least two of the galvanic isolation units the base terminals of a region are electrically conductively connected
to one another and are connected to a base potential via a common fuse connected in series and the control signal terminals
of the galvanic isolation units are connected directly or indirectly in each case to an assigned control signal terminal of
a control unit.

US Pat. No. 9,142,467

ETCH RATE DETECTION FOR ANTI-REFLECTIVE COATING LAYER AND ABSORBER LAYER ETCHING

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A method of determining an etching endpoint of a tantalum containing layer disposed on a substrate during an etching process,
comprising:
performing an etching process on a tantalum and oxygen containing layer disposed on a first surface of a substrate through
a patterned mask layer in a plasma etch chamber;

directing a first radiation source having a first wavelength from about 200 nm and about 800 nm from the first surface of
the substrate to an area uncovered by the patterned mask layer;

collecting a first optical signal reflected from the area covered by the patterned mask layer to obtain a first waveform from
the reflected first optical signal;

analyzing a first waveform obtained the reflected first optical signal reflected from the first surface of the substrate from
a first time point to a second time point;

determining a first endpoint of the etching process when a slope of the waveform is changed about 5 percent or greater from
the first time point to the second time point;

continuing etching a tantalum containing and oxygen free layer disposed between the tantalum and oxygen containing layer and
substrate;

directing a second radiation source having a second wavelength from about 200 nm and about 800 nm from the first surface of
the substrate to an area uncovered by the patterned mask layer and the etched tantalum containing and oxygen free layer;

collecting a second optical signal reflected from the area covered by the patterned mask layer and the etched tantalum and
oxygen containing layer to obtain a second waveform from the reflected second optical signal;

analyzing a second waveform obtained the reflected second optical signal reflected from the first surface of the substrate
from a third time point to a fourth time point; and

determining a second endpoint of the etching process when a slope of the waveform is changed about 5 percent or greater from
the third time point to the fourth time point.

US Pat. No. 9,139,275

SUSPENSION DEVICE FOR OUTBOARD MOTOR AND VESSEL PROPULSION APPARATUS

Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushik...

1. A suspension device for an outboard motor, the suspension device comprising:
a clamp bracket to be attached to a hull;
a tilting shaft connected to the clamp bracket;
a swivel bracket including a first support portion arranged to support a first steering mechanism and a second support portion
arranged to support a second steering mechanism at a position different from that of the first steering mechanism, connected
to the tilting shaft, rotatable about a central axis of the tilting shaft relative to the clamp bracket, and supporting one
of the first steering mechanism and the second steering mechanism;

a steering shaft held by the swivel bracket rotatably about a central axis of the steering shaft so as to be driven about
the central axis of the steering shaft by one of the first steering mechanism and the second steering mechanism, the steering
shaft arranged to be connected to the outboard motor, the first steering mechanism including a first steering device that
produces power to drive the steering shaft, the second steering mechanism including a second steering device that produces
power to drive the steering shaft, and the first steering device is different from the second steering device; wherein

the first steering mechanism includes a first steering arm connected to the steering shaft and arranged to rotate about the
central axis of the steering shaft together with the steering shaft;

the second steering mechanism includes an arm attaching portion connected to the steering shaft arranged to rotate about the
central axis of the steering shaft together with the steering shaft; and

the arm attaching portion is located at a height higher than that of the first steering arm.

US Pat. No. 9,140,758

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INDICATING AN ELECTRIC DISCHARGE INSIDE A BEARING OF AN ELECTRIC DRIVE SYSTEM

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. A method for estimating an occurrence of an electrical discharge in a lubricant between a rolling element and a raceway
in a bearing of an electric drive system, the method comprising:
remotely detecting radio frequency signals emitted from the electric drive system;
filtering the radio frequency signals remotely detected to exclude radio frequency signals that may be associated with surrounding
equipment or a gear box of the electric drive system;

processing the filtered radio frequency signals to determine if they are non-repetitive, and have a frequency spectra within
a range of 50 MHz-8 GHz, and have a duration shorter than 200 ns;

estimating that an electrical discharge has occurred in the lubricant between the rolling element and the raceway in the bearing
of the electric drive system in response to a determination that the filtered radio frequency signals are non-repetitive,
and have a frequency spectra within a range of 50 MHz-8 GHz and have a duration shorter than 200 ns as these parameters are
indicative of the occurrence of the electrical discharge in the lubricant between the rolling element and the raceway in the
bearing of the electric drive system, and

not estimating that an electrical discharge has occurred in the lubricant between the rolling element and the raceway in the
bearing of the electric drive system in response to a determination that the filtered radio frequency signals have a frequency
spectrum outside the range of 50 MHz-8 GHz and have a duration longer than 200 ns.

US Pat. No. 9,144,118

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, LIGHTING DEVICE, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A light-emitting device comprising:
at least one light source,
a substrate provided with the light source on the surface,
a resin body that seals the light source, and
an additional member that at least reflects or diffuses the light emitted by the light source, wherein
the resin body is hemispherical and has a top view diameter of 4.5 mm or less,
in a cross section including a normal line that is perpendicular to the surface of the substrate and passes through the light
source, there exists a part where the top view length of the light source is 10% or more of the top view length of the resin
body, and

a top surface of the resin body is a concave depressed surface having an inclined surface of an inverted cone, and a space
enclosed by the concave depressed surface is filled with the additional member.

US Pat. No. 9,142,433

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING METHOD

SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. A substrate processing apparatus for processing a substrate, comprising:
a substrate holding part for holding a substrate with a main surface thereof directed upward;
a processing liquid supply part for supplying a processing liquid onto said main surface of said substrate on which a device
has been formed in advance;

an anti-static liquid supply part for supplying an anti-static liquid having electrical resistivity higher than that of said
processing liquid onto said main surface of said substrate from an anti-static liquid nozzle positioned above said main surface
of said substrate;

a liquid removing part for removing a liquid from said main surface of said substrate; and
a control part configured to control said processing liquid supply part, said anti-static liquid supply part, and said liquid
removing part to supply said anti-static liquid onto said main surface of said substrate to thereby puddle entire said main
surface of said substrate with said anti-static liquid, and to then remove said anti-static liquid from said main surface
and further supply said processing liquid onto said main surface of said substrate to thereby perform a process.

US Pat. No. 9,141,652

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CATEGORIZING ITEMS IN BOTH ACTUAL AND VIRTUAL CATEGORIES

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A method of identifying and presenting a plurality of data items, the method including:
receiving a selection that identifies a parent category;
identifying a first category based on the parent category, the first category is a first leaf category;
identifying the plurality of data items based on a link from the first category to a second category, the second category
is a second leaf category that corresponds to the first leaf category, the data items are not user-classifiable under the
first category and are user-classifiable under the second category, the identifying done at least in part through the use
of one or more processors; and

communicating, over a network, a user interface responsive to the receiving the selection, the user interface including the
plurality of data items.

US Pat. No. 9,140,605

CONFIGURABLE COMBINATION SPECTROMETER AND IMAGER

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

1. A multimode imaging transform spectrometer having a spectral collection mode and a camera mode and comprising:
a beamsplitter configured to split incident electromagnetic radiation from a scene into a first optical path and a second
optical path;

at least one focal plane array sensor configured to receive electromagnetic radiation from the first and second optical paths;
a first mirror positioned in the first optical path and configured to reflect electromagnetic radiation in the first optical
path toward the at least one focal plane array sensor;

a movable second mirror positioned in the second optical path and configured to reflect electromagnetic radiation in the second
optical path toward the at least one focal plane array sensor, the second mirror being movable over a scan range to provide
an optical path length difference between the first optical path and the second optical path and produce an interferogram
at the least one focal plane array sensor when the imaging transform spectrometer is in the spectral collection mode;

a random amplitude driver coupled to the controller and to one of the first mirror and the second mirror; and
a controller configured to selectively interrupt and halt scanning movement of the second mirror over the scan range to configure
the imaging transform spectrometer into the camera mode, the controller being further configured to control the random amplitude
driver to impart a vibration to the one of the first mirror and the second mirror while the scanning movement of the second
mirror over the scan range is halted to substantially prevent formation of the interferogram at the at least one focal plane
array sensor;

wherein, in the camera mode, the at least one focal plane array sensor is configured to produce broadband spatial images of
the scene from the electromagnetic radiation from the first and second optical paths.

US Pat. No. 9,142,240

APPARATUS INCLUDING A PERPENDICULAR MAGNETIC RECORDING LAYER HAVING A CONVEX MAGNETIC ANISOTROPY PROFILE

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a first magnetic layer having a first magnetic anisotropy field, Hk1;

a first exchange break layer formed on the first magnetic layer;
a second magnetic layer formed on the first exchange break layer, wherein the second magnetic layer has a second magnetic
anisotropy field, Hk2;

a second exchange break layer formed on the second magnetic layer;
a third magnetic layer formed on the second exchange break layer, wherein the third magnetic layer has a third magnetic anisotropy
field, Hk3, and wherein Hk1?Hk2 is less than Hk2?Hk3; and

a continuous granular composite layer formed over the third magnetic layer, wherein the continuous granular composite layer
and the third magnetic layer comprise an exchange-coupled composite structure configured to exert an exchange-coupled composite
effect having a thickness-weighted average magnetic anisotropy field, Hk34, on the first and second magnetic layers, and wherein the continuous granular composite layer comprises a layer having a
Pt content, Pt4, that is greater than a Pt content of the third magnetic layer, Pt3.

US Pat. No. 9,143,351

IDENTIFYING NODES IN A RING NETWORK

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

14. A method of determining a token master on a ring network, the method comprising:
receiving a packet containing a network token at a first node of a plurality of nodes, each of which have a priority, on the
ring network;

if the network token does not arrive within a preselected network timeout period, generating an arbitration token;
if the packet contains an arbitration token, checking to see if the arbitration token was modified by a higher priority node
of the plurality of nodes of the ring network and if not, setting the first node as a token master and converting the arbitration
token to a packet transmission token, wherein arbitration tokens are used to identify a token master of the plurality of nodes,
which are responsible for generating a packet transmission token onto the ring network and wherein the packet transmission
token authorizes a transmitting node of the plurality of nodes that has most recently received the packet transmission token
to transmit locally generated packets onto the ring network.

US Pat. No. 9,143,752

METHOD AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEM FOR PLAYING VIDEOS

Wistron Corp., New Taipe...

1. A method for playing videos, applied to an electronic system, comprising:
playing a video through a player application program;
setting a playing status stored in an embedded control random access memory (ECRAM) of a keyboard controller (KBC) of the
electronic system to a first status when playing the video;

turning off all light signals of the electronic system by the KBC according to the first status;
when the video is paused or stopped by the electronic system through the player application program, setting the playing status
stored in the ECRAM to a second status and turning on previously turned-off one(s) of the light signals by the KBC according
to the second status;

wherein when the electronic system plays the video through the player application program, the player application program
broadcasts a first playing status message indicating the video is played, and a launch manager program receives the first
playing status message and sets the playing status to the first status;

wherein when the video is paused or stopped by the electronic system through the player application program, the player application
program broadcasts a second playing status message indicating the video is paused or stopped, and the launch manager program
receives the second playing status message and sets the playing status to the second status.

US Pat. No. 9,142,968

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ISLANDING DETECTION

Advanced Energy Industrie...

1. A solar power inverter comprising:
a direct current (DC) input component configured to receive DC produced by one or more photovoltaic cells;
a power generation component configured to generate alternating current (AC) from the DC produced by one or more photovoltaic
cells;

an AC output component configured to output generated AC, wherein the AC output component is electrically coupleable to an
electrical power grid;

a data input/output component configured to receive signals indicating electrical power grid synchrophasors, wherein the electrical
power grid synchrophasors describe characteristics of AC transmitted by the electrical power grid;

a phasor measurement unit configured to generate inverter synchrophasors, wherein the inverter synchrophasors describe characteristics
of AC electrically proximate to the AC output component; and

a controller coupled to the data input/output component and the phasor measurement unit, wherein the controller is programmed
to-receive the electrical power grid synchrophasors from the data input/output component;

receive the inverter synchrophasors from the phasor measurement unit;
based upon the electrical power grid synchrophasors, determine a first set of n frequency values for the AC transmitted by
the electrical power grid;

based upon the inverter synchrophasors, determine a second set of n frequency values for the generated AC; and
determine a correlation coefficient representing a measure of a statistical correlation between the set of n frequency values
for the AC transmitted by the electrical power grid and the set of n frequency values for the generated AC;

wherein the correlation coefficient is determined by

where x is the electrical power grid frequency value measured at a particular time, v is the frequency of the generated AC
measured at the same time, and n is the total number of samples in each set of the frequency measurements; and

determining if the correlation coefficient falls below a threshold and if so, determining that an a islanding condition for
the solar power inverter has occurred.

US Pat. No. 9,142,720

THIN-FILM LIGHT EMITTING DIODE CHIP AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A THIN-FILM LIGHT EMITTING DIODE CHIP

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A thin-film light-emitting diode chip comprising a layer sequence having a first main emission surface and an opposite
second main emission surface, so that the thin-film light-emitting diode chip has at least two opposite main emission directions,
the thin-film light-emitting diode chip emitting light through the first main emission surface and through the opposite second
main emission surface in said two opposite main emission directions, wherein measures for improving the outcoupling of the
light generated in the layer sequence, in both of the main emission directions, are provided on both the first and the second
main emission surfaces, wherein the thin-film light-emitting diode chip does not include a substrate, and wherein the first
and second main emission surfaces each have an exposed portion facing in a direction away from the layer sequence so as to
emit light away from the layer sequence,
wherein contact areas are provided on at least one of the main emission surfaces for connecting the thin-film light-emitting
diode chip, and

wherein a mirror coating is provided on the side of contact areas facing the layer sequence.

US Pat. No. 9,142,628

METAL OXIDE THIN FILM TRANSISTOR

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

1. A metal oxide thin film transistor (TFT) comprising:
a gate electrode formed on a substrate;
a gate insulating layer formed on the substrate and covering the gate electrode;
a metal oxide active layer formed on the gate insulating layer; and
a source electrode and a drain electrode formed on two opposite ends of the metal oxide active layer in a spaced-apart manner
and defining a gap, wherein at least one of an orthographic projection of the source electrode and an orthographic projection
of the drain electrode on the substrate does not overlap the gate electrode,

wherein the metal oxide active layer has a top surface, the top surface is located on the gap between the source electrode
and the drain electrode, the source electrode and the drain electrode respectively have lateral surfaces facing each other,
and the top surface are in direct contact with the lateral surfaces and are substantially perpendicular to the lateral surfaces.

US Pat. No. 9,140,966

PROJECTION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A PROJECTION DEVICE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A projection device, comprising a base, a support and a projection head, the support being rotatable relative to the base
and relative to the projection head, wherein:
a light guide system is accommodated in the support,
at least one wavelength-converting luminophore for converting at least part of a light beam generated by the at least one
light source is accommodated in the projection head, and

the projection head comprises at least one micromirror which directs at least part of the light falling from the support into
the projection head onto the at least one wavelength-converting luminophore, the micromirror being arranged in a wavelength-converted
light beam radiated back from the associated luminophore.

US Pat. No. 9,144,033

RELAY DEVICE AND METHOD

SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC., ...

1. A relay device for wirelessly relaying data from a terminal device to a base station, the relay device comprising:
a receiver; and
a transmitter, responsive to an access request message of a second type being received at the receiver from the terminal device
to transmit a relayed access request message to the base station to request the base station to allocate uplink resources
to the terminal device; wherein

the access request message of the second type is transmitted by the terminal device if no response to a transmitted access
request message of a first type is received from the base station;

the access request messages of the first type include Random Access Channel preambles selected from a first group of Random
Access Channel preambles;

the access request messages of the second type include Random Access Channel preambles selected from a second group of Random
Access Channel preambles, which are different from the first group of Random Access Channel preambles;

the base station is responsive to either an access request message of the first type received from the terminal device or
the relayed access request message from the relay device to transmit an allocation of uplink resources to the terminal device;

the relay device is operable
to measure a received signal power of the access request message of the second type received from the terminal device; and
to set power control information in the relayed access request message for controlling a power level of a subsequent transmission
from the terminal device to the relay device on the allocated uplink resources; and

the allocation of uplink resources transmitted from the base station to the terminal device comprises the power control information
for controlling the transmission power of the subsequent transmission from the terminal device to the relay device.

US Pat. No. 9,143,532

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SECURE CONTENT DISTRIBUTION BY A BROADBAND GATEWAY

BROADCOM CORPORATION, Ir...

1. A method for networking, the method comprising:
identifying, by a network device in communication with a plurality of devices and at least one service provider, a security
boundary for at least one of the plurality of devices using a security profile associated with the at least one of the plurality
of devices;

negotiating, by the network device with the at least one service provider, using the security boundary, conditional access
information for accessing content of a service of the at least one service provider;

determining, by the network device, one of a plurality of security schemes for the at least one of the plurality of devices,
by comparing or matching the conditional access information with the security profile, the determined one of the plurality
of security schemes comprising at least one of a security level or feature; and

communicating the accessed content to the at least one of the plurality of devices using the determined one of the plurality
of security schemes.

US Pat. No. 9,142,708

GLASS COMPOSITION AND CONDUCTIVE PASTE FOR ALUMINUM ELECTRODE WIRING, ELECTRONIC COMPONENT PROVIDED WITH THAT ALUMINUM ELECTRODE WIRING AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THIS ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

HITACHI, LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A glass composition for an aluminum electrode wire consisting essentially of an oxide of vanadium (V), an oxide/oxides
of an alkaline-earth metal/alkaline-earth metals, and an oxide/oxides of an alkali metal/alkali metals, wherein
the oxide of vanadium (V) is vanadium pentoxide (V2O5), and the oxide/oxides of the alkaline-earth metal/alkaline-earth metals, represented by a chemical formula RnO, are at 20
to 40 weight %.

US Pat. No. 9,143,090

OUTPUT VOLTAGE STABILIZATION CIRCUIT OF DISPLAY DEVICE DRIVING CIRCUIT

SILICON WORKS CO., LTD., ...

1. An output voltage stabilization circuit of a display device driving circuit, comprising:
a power off pulse generator configured to receive positive source voltages and negative source voltages as a high source voltage,
receive a low source voltage having a smaller absolute value than the high source voltage, and generate a positive control
signal and a negative control signal;

a level shifter configured to convert low-voltage data signals into high-voltage data signals; and
an output driver configured to output an output signal having the positive source voltage, the negative source voltage, or
a ground voltage in response to the positive control signal, the negative control signal, and the high-voltage data signals,

wherein the output voltage stabilization circuit stabilizes a voltage of the output signal regardless of a power off sequence
of the low source voltage, the positive source voltage, and the negative source voltage, the output driver comprises:

an output driver driving unit configured to output the output signal in response to the high-voltage data signals,
a positive voltage switch configured to supply, in response to the positive control signal, the positive source voltage to
the output driver driving unit, and

a negative voltage switch configured to supply, in response to the negative control signal, the negative source voltage to
the output driver driving unit, wherein

the output driver driving unit outputs the positive source voltage or the negative source voltage as the output signal.

US Pat. No. 9,143,820

METHOD FOR PERFORMING FLUENT PLAYBACK CONTROL IN RESPONSE TO DECODING STATUS, AND ASSOCIATED APPARATUS

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A method for performing fluent playback control, the method being applied to an electronic device, the method comprising
the steps of:
determining whether an out of synchronization status regarding audio playback and video playback occurs; and
when it is detected that the out of synchronization status occurs, controlling jump timing of video playback according to
at least one of scene change detection and standstill detection, comprising:

performing the scene change detection to determine whether a scene change exists;
when it is detected that the scene change exists, triggering a jump operation of video playback; and
performing the standstill detection to determine whether a standstill phenomenon will occur if the jump operation of video
playback is performed, in order to determine whether to delay triggering the jump operation of video playback.

US Pat. No. 9,143,254

DOWNLINK POWER CONTROL FOR MULTIPLE DOWNLINK TIME SLOTS IN TDD COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

InterDigital Technology C...

1. An integrated circuit (IC), comprising:
circuitry configured to receive data in a command per coded composite transport channel (CCTrCH) transmitted over a plurality
of time slots;

circuitry configured to measure an interference power for each time slot of the plurality of time slots:
circuitry configured to output for transmission a single power command for the entire CCTrCH in response to a signal to interference
ratio of the received CCTrCH and the measured interference power measurement for each time slot; and

circuitry configured to receive a subsequent data in the CCTrCH communication having a transmission power level for each downlink
communication time slot set individually in response to the interference power measurement for that time slot and the single
power command for the entire CCTrCH.

US Pat. No. 9,139,887

BEARING STEEL AND INGOT MATERIAL FOR BEARING HAVING EXCELLENT ROLLING CONTACT FATIGUE LIFE CHARACTERISTICS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

JFE STEEL CORPORATION, T...

1. Bearing steel, comprising a chemical composition including by mass %,
C: 0.56% to 0.70%, inclusive of 0.56% and 0.70%,
Si: 0.15% to 0.50%, inclusive of 0.15% and exclusive of 0.50%,
Mn: 0.60% to 1.50%, inclusive of 0.60% and 1.50%,
Cr: 0.50% to 1.10%, inclusive of 0.50% and 1.10%,
Mo: 0.05% to 0.5%, inclusive of 0.05% and 0.5%,
P: 0.025% or less,
S: 0.025% or less,
Al: 0.005% to 0.500%, inclusive of 0.005% and 0.500%,
O: 0.0015% or less,
N: 0.0030% to 0.015%, inclusive of 0.0030% and 0.015%, and
remainder as Fe and incidental impurities,
wherein “eutectic carbide formation index Ec” represented by following formula (1) is in the range of 0.04= of segregation” represented by following formula (2) is equal to or less than 2.8 in the bearing steel,

Ec=(?0.07×[% Si]?0.03×[% Mn]+0.04×[% Cr]?0.36×[% Al]+0.79)?[% C]  (1)

Degree of segregation=CMo(max)/CMo(ave)  (2)

in formulae (1) and (2), “[% M]” represents content (mass %) of component M and CMo(max) represents the maximum value of Mo intensity value and CMo(ave) represents the average value of Mo intensity value.

US Pat. No. 9,137,957

PRODUCING MAIZE PLANTS HAVING A HIGH OIL PHENOTYPE USING A MARKER LOCUS GENETICALLY LINKED WITH A QTL6 REGION

PIONEER HI BRED INTERNATI...

1. A method of identifying and crossing a first maize plant or a progeny thereof or a first maize germplasm or a progeny thereof
that has a phenotype selected from the group consisting of an increased oil content, an increased oleic acid content, an increased
oleic acid/linoleic acid ratio, and any combinations thereof, comprising detecting in the first maize plant or the first maize
germplasm at least one polymorphism within a marker locus that results in expression of a variant polypeptide that is associated
with said phenotype of said first maize plant or said first maize germplasm, wherein said marker locus is genetically linked
with a first QTL6 region that is flanked by a first border sequence that comprises nucleotides 1-20 of SEQ ID:8 and a second
border sequence that comprises nucleotides 482-501 of SEQ ID NO:14, and wherein the first maize plant or a progeny thereof
or the first maize germplasm or a progeny thereof is selected by identifying a first maize plant or a progeny thereof or a
first maize germplasm or a progeny thereof which has a high oil phenotype by the detecting method, and wherein the selected
first maize plant or a progeny thereof or germplasm or a progeny thereof is crossed with another maize plant or germplasm.

US Pat. No. 9,143,433

ENERGY EFFICIENT AND ENERGY-MANAGED TRAFFIC ENGINEERING SERVICES IN MULTIPROTOCOL LABEL SWITCHING AND GENERALIZED MULTIPROTOCOL LABEL SWITCHING NETWORKS

Ciena Corporation, Hanov...

1. A method for mitigating traffic loss in a multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network, comprising:
measuring, at a network element, energy utilization of at least one of a line card and a switch fabric card that are configured
to carry a traffic engineering (TE) capable link;

converting the energy utilization measurement to a normalized energy consumption indicator for the at least one of the line
card and the switch fabric card;

optimizing, based on the normalized energy consumption indicator, a route of a label switched path in the MPLS network so
the route avoids the at least one of the line card and the switch fabric card;

advertising the normalized energy consumption indicator to a second network element with a type length value element responsive
to the normalized energy consumption indicator crossing a configured threshold, wherein the configured threshold is utilized
to minimize advertisements; and

utilizing the normalized energy consumption at the second network element to detect degradation for a protection switchover
of the label switched path.

US Pat. No. 9,143,238

OPTICAL MODULATION SCHEMES HAVING REDUCED NONLINEAR OPTICAL TRANSMISSION IMPAIRMENTS

CIENA CORPORATION, Hanov...

1. A method of transmitting a data signal using an optical transmitter of an optical communications system, the optical transmitter
being configured to modulate an optical carrier in successive sets of signaling intervals to generate an optical signal, the
method comprising:
an encoder of the optical transmitter encoding the data signal in accordance with a modulation scheme comprising a multi-dimensional
symbol constellation configured such that a degree of polarization of a modulated optical signal output from the optical transmitter
has a first value when averaged across a first signaling interval, and has a second value when averaged across a set of signaling
intervals containing more than 1 and fewer than 100 signaling intervals and including the first signaling interval, wherein
the second value is less than 10 percent of the first value.

US Pat. No. 9,141,409

MULTIPLE CONFIGURABLE CUSTOMIZATION LAYER SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

Amdocs Software Systems L...

12. A method, comprising:
identifying an application installed on the system;
adding a first customization layer to the application, including placing a first exit point in the application such that the
application utilizes the functionality of the first customization layer via the first exit point;

blocking the first exit point by the first customization layer, such that subsequent customization layers cannot utilize the
first exit point;

adding a second customization layer to the first customization layer and the application, including placing a second exit
point in the first customization layer such that the first customization layer utilizes the functionality of the second customization
layer via the second exit point; and

packaging the first and second customization layers such that the first and second customization layers are represented as
a single software development kit (SDK) to a subsequent customization layer, the SDK including a plurality of application
programming interfaces (APIs), programming tools and documentation.

US Pat. No. 9,139,591

INHIBITORS OF BRUTON'S TYROSINE KINASE

PHARMACYCLICS LLC, Sunny...

19. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of claim 1, and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient.

US Pat. No. 9,138,858

THIN POLISHING PAD WITH WINDOW AND MOLDING PROCESS

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A polishing pad, comprising:
a polishing layer having a polishing surface, an aperture extending entirely through the polishing layer, and a plurality
of grooves in the polishing surface that extend partially but not entirely through the polishing layer, the plurality of grooves
forming a uniform pattern on the polishing surface, wherein the aperture has edges where side walls of the aperture intersect
the polishing surface, wherein the plurality of grooves forming the uniform pattern includes grooves that intersect the aperture
and grooves that do not intersect the aperture, and wherein the plurality of grooves are narrower than the aperture; and

a solid light-transmitting window filling the aperture and molded to the polishing layer, the window having a top surface
coplanar with the polishing surface, and wherein a portion of the window projects laterally past the edges of the aperture
into the grooves that intersect the aperture and is molded to the grooves that intersect the aperture.

US Pat. No. 9,142,987

BATTERY MODULE WITH CONVERTER AND DECOUPLING SWITCH

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUS...

18. An arrangement comprising:
a first battery module comprising:
a first connection;
a second connection;
an energy store having a positive connection and a negative connection, wherein the positive connection of the energy store
is connected to the first connection and the negative connection of the energy store is connected to the second connection;

a first compensation connection;
a second compensation connection;
a boost converter having a first converter output and a second converter output, wherein the first converter output of the
boost converter is coupled to the first compensation connection and the second converter output of the boost converter is
coupled to the second compensation connection, wherein the boost converter is configured to draw energy from the energy store
and to provide the energy to the first and second converter outputs of the boost converter in the form of current; and

a decoupling switch having a first connection directly connected to the first compensation connection and a second connection
directly connected to the second compensation connection; and

a second battery module coupled in series with the first battery module, the second battery module comprising:
a third connection;
a fourth connection;
a second energy store having a positive connection and a negative connection, wherein the positive connection of the second
energy store is connected to the third connection and the negative connection of the second energy store is connected to the
fourth connection;

a third compensation connection;
a fourth compensation connection;
a second boost converter having a first converter output and a second converter output, wherein the first converter output
of the second boost converter is coupled to the third compensation connection and the second converter output of the second
boost converter is coupled to the fourth compensation connection, wherein the second boost converter is configured to draw
energy from the second energy store and to provide the energy to the second boost converter outputs in the form of current;
and

a second decoupling switch having a first connection directly connected to the third compensation connection and a second
connection directly connected to the fourth compensation connection, wherein

the first connection of the first battery module is directly connected to the fourth connection of the second battery module,
and

the first compensation connection of the first battery module and the first connection of the decoupling switch are directly
connected to the fourth compensation connection of the second battery module and the second connection of the second decoupling
switch.

US Pat. No. 9,142,367

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND POWER BUTTON MODULE THEREOF

Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shen...

1. A power button module for an electronic device, comprising:
a pressing member;
a printed circuit board;
a supporting member located between the pressing member and the printed circuit board, wherein the supporting member defines
a receiving hole thereon and comprises a mounting portion surrounding the receiving hole, the mounting portion comprises a
base body, a mounting section and a plurality of resilient arms interconnecting the base body and the mounting section, the
mounting section is received in the base body and located at an end of the receiving hole, the pressing member is partially
received in the receiving hole and fixed to the mounting section, the printed circuit board partially extends through the
mounting section and connects with the pressing member, the printed circuit board comprises a contacting portion away from
the pressing member; and

a bottom cover fixed to the supporting member and receiving the mounting portion, the bottom cover comprising an electrical
connecting portion spaced from the contacting portion of the printed circuit board;

wherein when the pressing member is pressed toward the bottom cover, the contacting portion is resisted to contact with the
electrical connecting portion, the plurality of the resilient arms are deformed and providing a maintaining force to enable
the pressing member to rebound back to original state.

US Pat. No. 9,140,938

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A liquid crystal display device, comprising:
a first substrate including:
first and second gate lines and an auxiliary capacitance line respectively extending in a first direction, the auxiliary capacitance
line being arranged approximately in a center between the first and second gate lines,

first and second source lines extending in a second direction orthogonally crossing the first direction,
a drain line extending along the source line and the auxiliary capacitance line,
a switching element arranged at a crossing portion of the gate line with the source line and electrically coupled with the
gate line and the source line,

a pixel electrode including a sub-pixel electrode electrically coupled with the switching element through a contact hole formed
at an overlapping portion with the auxiliary capacitance line and extending in the first direction in the shape of a belt,
and a main pixel electrode electrically coupled with the sub-pixel electrode and extending in the second direction,

a first alignment film covering the pixel electrode to contact with the pixel electrode, resistivity of the pixel electrode
being lower than that of the first alignment film; and

a second substrate including:
a common electrode having a pair of main common electrodes arranged above the first and second source lines sandwiching the
main pixel electrode and extending in the second direction,

a second alignment film covering the common electrode to contact with the common electrode, resistivity of the common electrode
being lower than that of the second alignment film, and

a liquid crystal layer held between the first substrate and the second substrate and including liquid crystal molecules;
a first optical element including a first polarization plate attached to an outer surface of the first substrate by a first
adhesive; and

a second optical element including a second polarization plate attached to an outer surface of the second substrate by a second
adhesive; wherein

a volume resistivity value of the first alignment film is lower than that of the liquid crystal layer,
a volume resistivity value of the first adhesive is less than that of the first alignment film,
a volume resistivity value of the second alignment film is lower than that of the liquid crystal layer,
a volume resistivity value of the second adhesive is less than that of the second alignment film,
the volume resistivity values of the first and second alignment films are respectively set to an order of 1.0×1011 ?·cm, and

the volume resistivity values of the first and second adhesives are in a range of approximately 0.2×1011 ?·cm to 0.7×1011 ?·cm, and

the first polarization plate includes a first polarizing axis and the second polarization plate includes a second polarizing
axis, and the first polarizing axis of the first polarization plate is arranged in parallel with or orthogonally crossing
the initial alignment direction of the liquid crystal molecules.

US Pat. No. 9,140,612

MEASURING SEEBECK COEFFICIENT

California Institute of T...

1. An apparatus for measuring a Seebeck coefficient of a sample, comprising:
a first heater assembly having a first bore therethrough exiting at a first substantially perpendicular surface for contacting
and producing a first isothermal sample surface;

a first thermocouple having a first axis of a first slender geometry where temperature and voltage are sensed at an end of
the first axis, the first thermocouple disposed in the first bore of the first heater assembly to contact the first isothermal
sample surface;

a second heater assembly having a second bore therethrough exiting at a second substantially perpendicular surface for contacting
and producing a second isothermal sample surface on a sample side opposite the first isothermal sample surface; and

a second thermocouple having a second axis of a second slender geometry where temperature and voltage are sensed at an end
of the second axis, the second thermocouple disposed in the second bore of the second heater assembly to contact the second
isothermal sample surface.

US Pat. No. 9,143,045

SWITCHED-MODE POWER SUPPLY USING AC-DC CONVERSION HAVING INVERTED CONTROL

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. A switched-mode power supply for an output DC voltage supplied to a motorized load, comprising:
a first rectifier circuit configured to generate a first rectified voltage from a first AC voltage, which is an input power
source for the switched-mode power supply,

an inverter configured to generate a second AC voltage from the first rectified voltage,
a transformer having a primary coil electrically coupled to the second AC voltage and a secondary coil generating a third
AC voltage,

a second rectifier circuit electrically coupled with the secondary coil of the transformer, the second rectifier circuit being
configured to generate a second rectified voltage from the third AC voltage, the second rectified voltage correlating to or
being at least substantially proportional to the output DC voltage,

a monitoring circuit configured to shut off the inverter when at least one of the second rectified voltage and the output
DC voltage exceeds a predetermined first threshold, thereby disabling the inverter during idle intervals of the motorized
load,

at least one capacitor electrically coupled to the second rectifier circuit and disposed between the second rectified voltage
and ground, the at least one capacitor configured to discharge when the inverter is switched off until a voltage of the at
least one capacitor falls below a predetermined second threshold that is less than the first threshold, thereby causing the
monitoring circuit to turn on the inverter, and

a voltage divider having a first resistor and a second resistor, the voltage divider being electrically coupled with the second
rectified voltage, and wherein the monitoring circuit is configured to switch off the inverter when the voltage at a middle
point of the voltage divider exceeds a predetermined third threshold that correlates with the first threshold, wherein the
voltage divider is disposed between the output DC voltage or the second rectifier circuit and ground, wherein the middle point
of the voltage divider is electrically coupled with a first terminal of a three-terminal component that is configured to conductively
connect its second and third terminals with each other when the voltage at the first terminal exceeds a voltage threshold
that correlates with the third threshold, and wherein the conductive connection of the second and third terminals causes the
inverter to be switched off, and

wherein the monitoring circuit further comprises:
a first sub-circuit comprising the voltage divider and a second sub-circuit coupled with the inverter and galvanically decoupled
from the first sub-circuit, the second sub-circuit being configured to switch off the inverter under control of the first
sub-circuit when the first sub-circuit detects that the first threshold has been exceeded, and

an optical coupler that optically connects the first and second sub-circuits at least when the first threshold has been exceeded.

US Pat. No. 9,142,594

IMAGING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING IMAGING DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An imaging device comprising:
a substrate;
lower electrodes formed on the substrate;
an organic layer formed on the lower electrodes and adapted to generate electric charges in response to irradiation with light;
an upper electrode formed on the organic layer and adapted to transmit the light;
a protective film formed on the upper electrode; and
a patterned organic film formed on the protective film,
wherein the protective film comprises at least one layer and has a total thickness of 30 to 500 nm,
wherein the protective film of a single layer type has an internal stress of ?50 MPa to +60 MPa in a whole of the protective
film,

wherein in the protective film of a two-layer type including a lower protective film and an upper protective film, the lower
protective film has a thickness of 50 nm or less, and when the lower protective film is thinner than the upper protective
film, the internal stress in the whole of the protective film satisfies an expression: ?4.6x?50?y??1.67x+60 when x is in a
range of 0 protective film is denoted by x (nm) and the internal stress in the whole of the protective film is denoted by y (MPa), and

wherein, when the lower protective film is thicker than the upper protective film, the internal stress in the whole of the
protective film is in a range of 0

US Pat. No. 9,143,335

MULTICAST ROUTE CACHE SYSTEM

Brocade Communications Sy...

1. A network device comprising:
a memory adapted to:
store multicast routing information including information about multicast routing cache entries;
a processor communicatively coupled to the memory, the processor adapted to:
generate a set of data structures based upon the multicast routing information; and
perform a multicast routing operation relating to one or more multicast routing cache entries, the performing comprising traversing
one or more data structures in the set of data structures,

wherein the set of data structures includes at least a first data structure that is organized by a first dimension of a plurality
of dimensions and a second data structure that is organized by a second dimension that differs from the first dimension in
the plurality of dimensions; and

wherein the traversing comprises:
selecting a particular data structure from the set of data structures; and
traversing the particular data structure to locate one or more elements of the one or more multicast routing cache entries
that satisfy specified criteria.

US Pat. No. 9,143,145

DELTA-SIGMA MODULATOR

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A delta-sigma modulator comprising:
a summer summing an input signal and an analog signal;
a first integrator integrating an output signal from the summer and outputting a first integration signal;
a second integrator integrating the first integration signal and outputting a second integration signal;
a comparator comparing the second integration signal and a reference signal and outputting a digital signal according to the
comparison result; and

a digital-to-analog converter converting the digital signal into an analog signal in response to a clock signal and outputting
the converted analog signal,

wherein the second integrator operates based on an Nth order (where N is natural number of 1 or greater) transfer function,
and

wherein, when the second integrator operates based on a 2nd-order transfer function, the second integrator comprises:
a first resistor positioned between a positive signal terminal of the first integration signal and a first node;
a second resistor and a first capacitor serially connected between the first node and a second node;
a third resistor positioned between a negative signal terminal of the first integration signal and the second node;
an amplifier comparing magnitudes between a voltage signal from the first node and a ground signal and outputting the compared
result; and

a second capacitor is positioned between the second node and the amplifier.

US Pat. No. 9,143,051

LOAD CONTROL DEVICE FOR HIGH-EFFICIENCY LOADS

Lutron Electronics Co., I...

1. A load control device for controlling power delivered from an AC power source to an electrical load, the load control device
comprising:
a thyristor adapted to be electrically coupled between the AC power source and the electrical load, the thyristor having first
and second main terminals through which a load current is conducted to energize the electrical load and a gate terminal through
which a gate current is conducted to render the thyristor conductive;

a gate coupling circuit electrically coupled to conduct the gate current through the gate terminal of the thyristor;
a control circuit electrically coupled to control the gate coupling circuit, the control circuit configured to determine a
zero-crossing time of a present half-cycle of the AC power source in response to a voltage developed across the thyristor;
and

a power supply electrically coupled to conduct a charging current through the electrical load to generate a supply voltage;
wherein the control circuit is configured to control the gate coupling circuit to be conductive to conduct the gate current
through the gate terminal of the thyristor to render the thyristor conductive after a first, variable amount of time has elapsed
since the zero-crossing time of the present half-cycle, the control circuit configured to maintain the thyristor conductive
independent of the magnitude of the load current conducted through the thyristor during the present half-cycle, the control
circuit further configured to prevent the gate coupling circuit from conducting the gate current through the gate terminal
of the thyristor after a second, fixed amount of time has elapsed since the zero-crossing time of the present half-cycle to
allow the thyristor to become non-conductive, the second, fixed amount of time being less than a length of the present half-cycle,
the control circuit configured to vary the first, variable amount of time in accordance with a determinate amount of power
to be delivered to the electrical load in order to cause the amount of power delivered to the electrical load to be the determinate
amount.

US Pat. No. 9,140,839

LIGHTING MODULE AND OPTICAL FIBER LIGHTING DEVICE USING THE SAME

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A lighting module, comprising:
a first light source for emitting a first exciting light;
a second light source for emitting a second exciting light; and
a phosphor element for converting the first exciting light and the second exciting light to an emission light,
wherein the first exciting light and the second exciting light are input to the phosphor element in different directions of
incidence;

wherein the phosphor element has a bottom surface and a top surface opposite to the bottom surface;
wherein the first exciting light is input to the phosphor element through the bottom surface, and the second exciting light
is input to the phosphor element through the top surface.

US Pat. No. 9,140,760

RESISTANCE MEASUREMENT FOR BATTERY CELLS

Flextronics AP, LLC, Bro...

1. A resistance measuring device for the load-independent measurement of the internal resistance (Ri) of an energy storage
device, in particular in an electrical system of a motor vehicle, comprises:
an energy storage device coupled with an electrical system of a motor vehicle such that the energy storage device provides
power to the electrical system along a power path from the energy storage device through the electrical system;

a measuring circuit coupled in parallel with the energy storage device outside of the power path and comprising a component,
a switch and a current measuring resistor coupled together in series, wherein the measuring circuit is configured to generate
a current pulse by switchably electrically coupling the current measuring resistor to the component via closing the switch;
and

a measuring device coupled to positive and negative poles of the energy storage device and configured to measure a voltage
drop (?U) of the energy storage device between the positive pole and the negative pole and to measure a current difference
(?i) across the current measuring resistor, wherein the component comprises a passive energy storage element, in particular
as a capacitor.

US Pat. No. 9,138,733

STABLE TIN FREE CATALYSTS FOR ELECTROLESS METALLIZATION

Rohm and Haas Electronic ...

1. An aqueous catalyst solution consisting of one or more antioxidants, nanoparticles of palladium metal and one or more compounds
chosen from polymers having a formula:

wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6 and R7 are the same or different and chosen from —H, —CH2COOX, —C(O)—CH3, —C(O)—(CH2)z—CH3 and


wherein n is an integer of at least 2, z is an integer of at least 1 and X is —H or a counter cation, and a reaction product
of a polymer having a formula:


wherein R9, R10, R11, R12, R13, R14, and R15 are the same or different and are chosen from —H, —CH3, —CH2CH3, —CH2OH, —[CH2CHR8]x—OH, —CH2CH(OH)CH3 and —(CH2CHR8O)y—H, with the proviso that at least one of R9, R10, R11, R12, R13, R14, and R15 is —CH2OH, —[CH2CHR8]x—OH, —CH2CH(OH)CH3 or —(CH2CHR8O)y—H, wherein R8 is —H or —CH3, x and y are integers of at least 1 and n and z are as described above, and a quaternary compound having a formula:


wherein m is an integer from 1 to 16, Y is halogen, Z? is a counter anion, R16, R17 and R18 are the same or different and are —H, —CH3 or —(CH2)p—CH3, and R19 is —H or —CH3 and p is an integer of 1 to 9, and one or more cross-linking agents, the catalyst is free of tin.

US Pat. No. 9,141,267

NON-LINEAR SLIDER SYSTEMS AND METHODS

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A system comprising:
a position input module configured to accept a user-selected adjustment position relative to a screen widget that has a widget
length and is operable to select a value from a range of values that includes a plurality of sub-ranges of values;

a processor configured by a non-linear value calculation module and communicatively coupled to the position input module,
the non-linear value calculation module configuring the processor to determine the value as being selected from the range
of values by performing a non-linear calculation based on the user-selected adjustment position and based on the range of
values selectable with the screen widget,

the non-linear calculation including:
dividing the widget length of the screen widget into segments of the widget length independent of the user-selected adjustment
position including dividing the widget length into a number of segments that is equal to an integer portion of a base ten
logarithm of a largest represented value in the range of values selectable with the screen widget,

assigning segment lengths of varying length to the segments of the widget length based on the divided widget length, and
relating a sub-range among the plurality of sub-ranges to a segment length that is assigned based on the range of values selectable
with the screen widget and that is assigned to a segment among the segments of the widget length divided independently of
the user-selected adjustment position; and

a selected value output module coupled to the non-linear value calculation module and configured to send the selected value
to a physical output device as being selected by the user-selected adjustment position relative to the screen widget.

US Pat. No. 9,141,146

LATCH DEVICE AND COMPUTER SYSTEM USING THE SAME

WISTRON CORP., New Taipe...

1. A latch device, comprising:
a carrier;
an operating member configured to be operated to move toward or away from the carrier along a first direction;
a resilient member operatively disposed between the operating member and the carrier;
two linkages, each of the linkages having a first end and a second end, wherein the first ends are pivotally connected to
two sides of the operating member respectively, so that the linkages are symmetric relative to the operating member; and

two latch members slidably and symmetrically disposed on the carrier along a second direction to be symmetric, and pivotally
connected to the second ends respectively, wherein the second direction is perpendicular to the first direction, and each
of the linkages is located between the corresponding latch member and the operating member in the second direction, so that
the latch members and the operating member produce an interlocking relationship,

wherein when the operating member is operated to move relative to the carrier along the first direction, the operating member
drives the latch members respectively by the linkages, so as to reversely move the latch members relative to the carrier along
the second direction to release the latch status of the latch device.

US Pat. No. 9,140,624

SYSTEMS AND METHODS REDUCING COHERENCE EFFECT IN NARROW LINE-WIDTH LIGHT SOURCES

Ciena Corporation, Hanov...

1. An optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) system, comprising:
a narrow line-width laser source comprising a thermoelectric cooler thermally coupled thereto;
a modulator configured to modulate the narrow line-width laser source;
a device configured to couple an output of the narrow line-width laser source and the modulator to a device under test and
an input from the device under test to a photo-detector; and

a controller configured to provide an input signal to the thermoelectric cooler to monitor and adjust a light output of the
narrow line-width laser source in a wavelength locking feedback loop and to concurrently dither the thermoelectric cooler
to adjust the light output of the narrow line-width laser source by about 0.02 nm and reduce coherence to reduce noise in
OTDR traces to levels comparable to a wide spectrum laser source OTDR;

wherein the narrow line-width laser source, the thermoelectric cooler, and the controller are disposed in a channel line card
that is a channel transceiver connected to a multiplexer configured to combine a Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
output from the modulator in an optical communication system and are collectively configured to perform OTDR functionality
in the optical communication system.

US Pat. No. 9,140,225

FUEL FEED NETWORK FOR A ROTORCRAFT ENGINE, THE NETWORK INCLUDING MEANS FOR PRIMING A PUMP FOR SUCKING FUEL FROM A FEED TANK

Airbus Helicopters, Mari...

1. A fluid flow network for feeding fuel to at least one engine of a power plant driving the rotation of at least one rotary
wing of a rotorcraft, the fluid flow network comprising at least:
at least one main fuel tank housing a feeder tank fed with fuel from the main tank by a transfer circuit for transferring
fuel at low pressure from the main tank to the feeder tank;

said transfer circuit including at least one transfer pump immersed in the feeder tank and at least one transfer ejector immersed
in the main tank;

a fuel suction pump fitted to the engine, the suction pump taking fuel from the feeder tank and conveying it at high pressure
to the engine via a feed circuit; and

a priming pump for priming the suction pump with fuel, the priming pump being immersed in the feeder tank, from which feeder
tank the priming pump takes fuel and discharges it to the feed circuit;

wherein:
the feed circuit is provided with a feed ejector immersed inside the feeder tank, the feed ejector comprising:
a nozzle for admitting a primary stream of fuel into a main channel having a constriction and leading to the feed circuit;
and

a secondary channel for passing a secondary stream of fuel, the secondary channel leading from upstream of the main channel;
and wherein

the priming pump is formed by the transfer pump, the transfer circuit including a branch connection for admitting a said primary
stream of fuel through the nozzle to the main channel, said admission of the primary stream of fuel being fed by the transfer
circuit by being forced at low pressure by the transfer pump.

US Pat. No. 9,139,927

ELECTROLYTE LOOP WITH PRESSURE REGULATION FOR SEPARATED ANODE CHAMBER OF ELECTROPLATING SYSTEM

Novellus Systems, Inc., ...

1. A method of electroplating material onto a substrate surface, comprising:
(a) immersing the substrate surface in catholyte in a reaction vessel comprising:
(i) a separated anode chamber for containing anolyte and an anode;
(ii) a cathode chamber for receiving substrates and contacting them with catholyte; and
(iii) a separation structure positioned between the separated anode chamber and the cathode chamber, said separation structure
comprising a transport barrier which enables passage of ionic species across the transport barrier while maintaining different
electrolyte compositions in the anode chamber and the cathode chamber;

(b) circulating anolyte through an open loop recirculation system coupled to the separated anode chamber, wherein the circulating
comprises flowing the anolyte through a pressure regulating device that exposes the anolyte to atmospheric pressure and thereby
maintains the anolyte in the separated anode chamber at a substantially constant pressure, wherein the pressure regulating
device is in the recirculation system coupled to the separated anode chamber; and

(c) electroplating material onto the substrate surface.

US Pat. No. 9,141,072

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE DELETION REDUCING METHOD

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. An image forming apparatus which includes:
an image bearing member having a surface on which a photosensitive layer is formed;
a development device configured to form a toner image by supplying developer including toner to the image bearing member to
cause the toner to be attached to an electrostatic latent image formed on the image bearing member; and

a cleaner which is arranged downstream of the development device in a direction of rotation of the image bearing member, which
is configured to be in press contact with the surface of the image bearing member by a preset pressure, and which includes
a polishing member configured to polish the surface of the image bearing member, the apparatus comprising:

a heating element configured to be conducted during connection of the image forming apparatus to an external power source
to heat the image bearing member;

an interior temperature/humidity detection section configured to detect temperature and humidity in the interior of the image
forming apparatus;

a controller capable of discerning whether or not the image forming apparatus is connected to the external power source,
a transfer section which is arranged downstream of the development device in the direction of rotation and upstream of the
cleaner in the direction of rotation and which is configured to transfer the toner image formed on the image bearing member
by the development device to a recording medium;

a recording medium conveyance path which is provided between the transfer section and the image bearing member and which is
configured to convey the recording medium; and

a resin member forming a conveyance surface of the recording medium conveyance path on a side of the transfer section, and
a recess is formed in the resin member,
wherein the controller performs a refresh operation when a relative humidity calculated on the basis of the temperature and
the humidity detected by the interior temperature/humidity detection section immediately after the image forming apparatus
is connected to the external power source is higher than a preset value,

the refresh operation is an operation for supply of the developer from the development device to the image bearing member
and for polish of the surface of the image bearing member with the use of the polishing member, and

the heating element is arranged on an opposite side of a line to the development device and is accommodated in the recess,
the line passing through an axial center of the image bearing member and a contact point between the image bearing member
and the transfer section.

US Pat. No. 9,140,714

BIO-SENSING DEVICE

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A bio-sensing device comprising:
a first platform configured to support a microplate, the microplate having a plurality of wells, each of the wells storing
a reagent and a plurality of microbeads;

a second platform movably placed below the first platform;
at least one first magnetic element located on the second platform, the at least one first magnetic element moving along with
the second platform to magnetically attract the microbeads in the wells; and

at least one second magnetic element located on the second platform, the at least one second magnetic element moving along
with the second platform to demagnetize the microbeads in the wells, wherein magnetism of the at least one first magnetic
element is opposite to magnetism of the at least one second magnetic element, wherein the number of the at least one first
magnetic element is plural, the first magnetic elements are arranged in arrays on the second platform, each of the first magnetic
elements corresponds to at least one of the wells, and the second platform approaches the first platform, such that the first
magnetic elements magnetically attract the microbeads in the at least one of the wells, wherein the number of the at least
one second magnetic element is plural, the first magnetic elements are located on a first surface of the second platform,
the second magnetic elements are located on a second surface of the second platform, the first surface faces against the second
surface, and the second platform reverses relative to the first platform between a first position and a second position, such
that the first surface of the second platform faces the first platform in the first position, and the second surface of the
second platform faces the first platform in the second position.

US Pat. No. 9,140,283

ADHESIVELY-BONDED STRUCTURAL COMPOSITE JOINT UTILIZING SHOULDER-CENTERED SLEEVES

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A composite joint comprising:
a first member comprising a metal material and having an aperture with a groove therein;
a cylindrical second member extending through the aperture of the first member, the second member comprising a fiber reinforced
composite material; and

a single-piece annular connector member, comprising a metal material, disposed between the second member and the first member,
wherein the annular connector member comprises an annular body portion and a radially outwardly extending raised portion integral
with and centered on the annular body portion, the radially extending raised portion projecting from a first surface of the
annular body portion, wherein the annular connector member is adhesively bonded to the second member at a second surface of
the annular body portion opposite the first surface, the annular body portion of the annular connector member having at least
one beveled peripheral edge, and the radially extending raised portion is received in the groove so as to bias a load path
between the first member and the second member from a peripheral portion to a central portion of the annular connector member,

wherein the first member comprises clamping members that are attached to each other and clamped to the raised portion.

US Pat. No. 9,140,099

HYDROCARBON RESOURCE HEATING DEVICE INCLUDING SUPERCONDUCTIVE MATERIAL RF ANTENNA AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. An apparatus for heating hydrocarbon resources in a subterranean formation having a wellbore therein, the apparatus comprising:
a radio frequency (RF) antenna positioned within the wellbore and comprising
an inner cryogenic coolant receiving passageway,
a superconductive material surrounding the inner cryogenic coolant receiving passageway, and
an outer cryogenic coolant receiving passageway surrounding said superconductive material and coupling to the inner cryogenic
coolant receiving passageway at a distal end of the RF antenna; and

an RF source configured to supply RF power to said RF antenna to heat the hydrocarbon resources.

US Pat. No. 9,143,608

INTERCEPTING VOICE OVER IP COMMUNICATIONS AND OTHER DATA COMMUNICATIONS

DIGIFONICA (INTERNATIONAL...

1. A method for causing Internet Protocol (IP) communications to be intercepted in an IP network system in which IP communications
between a subscriber of the system and another party occur through a media relay to which the subscriber and the another party
address their IP communications destined for each other and which relays the IP communications between the subscriber and
the another party, the method comprising:
causing a call controller to receive a request from the subscriber seeking to initiate communications between the subscriber
and the another party and to produce a request to establish an IP communications channel between the subscriber and the another
party; and

causing a call routing controller to:
receive from the call controller said request to establish said IP communications channel;
access a database in response to receiving said request from said call controller, to locate a dialing profile associated
with the subscriber, said dialing profile comprising intercept determination information and destination information, said
intercept determination information indicating whether an IP communication from the subscriber should be monitored and said
destination information indicating where to send monitored communications; and

produce a routing message for receipt by the call controller and separate from any IP communication sent between the subscriber
and the another party, for providing routing information for routing the IP communications through the media relay to enable
the call controller to establish said IP communications channel through the media relay in response to the routing message;
and

when said determination information meets intercept criteria, cause said routing message to include at least some of said
intercept determination information and said destination information.

US Pat. No. 9,142,481

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGING SYSTEM WITH HEATSINK CAP AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

STATS ChipPAC Ltd., Sing...

1. An integrated circuit packaging system comprising:
a substrate;
an integrated circuit attached to the substrate;
an encapsulation molded directly on the integrated circuit and the substrate with the encapsulation having a trench with a
trench bottom surface and the trench surrounding the integrated circuit and a device inactive side of the integrated circuit
exposed from the encapsulation with the device inactive side coplanar with an encapsulation top side; and

a heatsink having a heatsink body and a heatsink rim extending downward below the heatsink body, the heatsink mounted over
the integrated circuit with the heatsink rim within the trench.

US Pat. No. 9,142,159

METHOD FOR UNEVEN LIGHT EMISSION CORRECTION OF ORGANIC EL PANEL AND DISPLAY CORRECTION CIRCUIT OF ORGANIC EL PANEL

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A display correction circuit of an organic EL panel, the display correction circuit comprising:
a signal forming unit configured to form a signal that is supplied to an organic EL panel and sequentially changes, for each
predetermined scan position on the organic EL panel, a brightness level at the scan position;

a non-volatile memory configured to store first correction data and second correction data that correct, for each brightness
level, uneven light emission in a horizontal direction and a vertical direction at the scan position on the organic EL panel,
and third correction data that corrects uneven light emission which locally occurs on the organic EL panel, when the first
correction data, the second correction data and the third correction data are formed from a detection output that detects
brightness at the scan position for each change in the brightness level;

a correction circuit configured to correct a level of a video signal that is supplied to the organic EL panel;
a linear gamma circuit configured to receive a video signal that has been subjected to predetermined non-linear gamma correction,
to cancel the gamma correction on the received video signal, to convert the received video signal to a video signal with a
linear gamma property, and to output the converted video signal to the correction circuit; and

a panel gamma circuit configured to receive a video signal that is output from the correction circuit, to convert the received
video signal to a video signal with a gamma property corresponding to a gamma property of the organic EL panel, and to output
the converted video signal to the organic EL panel,

wherein,
the correction data is read from the memory during viewing,
with the read correction data, the first correction data and the second correction data are used to correct the uneven light
emission that occurs in the horizontal direction and the vertical direction on the organic EL panel in accordance with the
scan position and the brightness level, the third correction data is then used to correct the uneven light emission that locally
occurs on the organic EL panel, and the panel gamma circuit is supplied with the level of the video signal output from the
linear gamma circuit and received by the correction circuit,

the first correction data includes an average correction value for all horizontal lines of the EL panel,
the second correction data includes an average correction value for all vertical lines of the EL panel,
the level of the video signal output from the linear gamma circuit and received by the correction circuit is corrected by
the formed correction data, and

when the level of the video signal output from the linear gamma circuit and received by the correction circuit does not correspond
to a level of the signal formed by the signal forming unit, correction data corresponding to the level of the video signal
obtained by interpolating each piece of correction data stored in the memory, output from the linear gamma circuit, and received
by the correction circuit is formed.

US Pat. No. 9,143,041

MAGNETIC CIRCUIT, POWER-SUPPLYING DEVICE AND POWER-RECEIVING DEVICE FOR NON-CONTACT CHARGING APPARATUS, AND NON-CONTACT CHARGING APPARATUS

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

1. A magnetic circuit for a non-contact charging apparatus, comprising:
a coil;
a coil yoke disposed on the rear surface side of said coil; and
a magnetic attraction member,
wherein at least a part of said magnetic attraction member is disposed in a hole of said coil yoke when viewed in a plane
direction, and

wherein a magnetic gap is interposed between the magnetic attraction member and the coil yoke in at least one of the plane
direction and a thickness direction,

wherein a width of the magnetic gap is in a range such that magnetic saturation near the coil yoke is prevented to suppress
decrease in permeability, thereby suppressing reduction of power transmission efficiency, and further the coil is not substantially
influenced by magnetic flux generated from the magnetic attraction member.

US Pat. No. 9,141,878

DETECTING FACIAL SIMILARITY BASED ON HUMAN PERCEPTION OF FACIAL SIMILARITY

AOL Inc., Dulles, VA (US...

1. A method for identifying images in an online dating service, the method comprising:
determining, using at least one processor, inequalities between a plurality of training faces associated with one or more
images based on received indications of similarity between a plurality of image groupings;

determining, using the at least one processor, a mapping function between an objective feature space and a psychological feature
space that indicates human perception of facial similarity based on the inequalities;

receiving a query from a user of an online dating website;
identifying, using the at least one processor, one or more other users of the online dating service responsive to the query
based on the mapping function; and

providing search results to the user of the online dating website based on the identified one or more images associated with
other users.

US Pat. No. 9,140,424

VEHICLE HEADLAMP

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...

1. A vehicle headlamp comprising:
a first lamp unit configured to form at least a cutoff line of a light distribution pattern for a low beam; and
a second lamp unit having a resolution that is lower than that of an illumination region which can be provided by the first
lamp unit, wherein

the vehicle headlamp is configured to combine illumination by the first lamp unit and illumination by the second lamp unit
so as to provide a high beam light distribution function and a low beam light distribution function.

US Pat. No. 9,144,166

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An electronic component comprising an element body having a mounting surface and a plurality of side faces, the electronic
component further comprising:
a first terminal electrode formed on the mounting surface and one of the plurality of side faces;
a second terminal electrode formed on the mounting surface and another side face in the plurality of side faces;
a metal film formed on and in direct contact with a surface of a mounting part of each of the first and second terminal electrodes
formed on the mounting surface; and

an oxide film covering and in direct contact with at least a part of a surface of a side face part of each of the first and
second terminal electrodes formed on the side faces.

US Pat. No. 9,143,856

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SPATIALLY SELECTIVE SOUND ACQUISITION BY ACOUSTIC TRIANGULATION

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. An apparatus for capturing audio information from a target location, comprising:
a first beamformer being arranged in a recording environment and comprising a first recording characteristic,
a second beamformer being arranged in the recording environment and comprising a second recording characteristic, and
a signal generator,
wherein the first beamformer is configured for recording a first beamformer audio signal when the first beamformer is directed
towards the target location with respect to the first recording characteristic, and

wherein the second beamformer is configured for recording a second beamformer audio signal when the second beamformer is directed
towards the target location with respect to the second recording characteristic,

wherein the first beamformer and the second beamformer are arranged such that a first virtual straight line, being defined
to pass through the first beamformer and the target location, and a second virtual straight line, being defined to pass through
the second beamformer and the target location, are not parallel with respect to each other, and

wherein the signal generator is configured to generate an audio output signal based on the first beamformer audio signal and
on the second beamformer audio signal, so that the audio output signal comprises relatively more audio information from the
target location compared to the audio information from the target location in the first and the second beamformer audio signal,

wherein the signal generator comprises an intersection calculator for generating the audio output signal in the spectral domain
based on the first and second beamformer audio signal, and

wherein the intersection calculator is configured to compute the audio output signal in the spectral domain by calculating
a cross-spectral density of the first and the second beamformer audio signal, and by calculating a power spectral density
of the first or the second beamformer audio signal.

US Pat. No. 9,143,497

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SECURING EMAIL IN MOBILE DEVICES

Symantec Corporation, Mo...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing secure mobile email communications, the method comprising:
hooking at least one application programming interface (API) associated with a native email client in order to transmit data
securely via email, the native email client being native to an operating system of a mobile device;

detecting, via the hooked API, an email originating from a registered application, the email comprising the data to transmit
securely, the registered application being registered in a registry according to a mobile application authentication procedure,
the registry comprising a plurality of registered applications authenticated according to the mobile application authentication
procedure;

determining whether a registered email client different than the native email client is located on the mobile device, the
registered email client being registered in the registry according to the mobile application authentication procedure; and

upon detecting, via the hooked API, a call to the native email client from the registered application, emailing the data via
the registered email client based on the determining.

US Pat. No. 9,141,776

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SECURE HARDWARE ANALYSIS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. An access control method of controlling access to secure hardware analysis features in an integrated circuit, said method
comprising:
generating an authentication challenge including an embedded command that when set to a predetermined value renders a key
unit inoperable to unlock the secure hardware analysis features;

sending the authentication challenge to the key unit;
receiving a challenge response from the key unit responsive to the authentication challenge; and
authenticating the key unit based on the challenge response.

US Pat. No. 9,141,101

WIRELESS BATTERY-POWERED REMOTE CONTROL WITH GLOW-IN-THE-DARK FEATURE

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A remote control for a wireless control system, said remote control comprising:
a controller;
a wireless transmitter coupled to said controller;
a battery for powering said controller and said transmitter;
a housing for said controller, said transmitter, and said battery;
an indicator device comprising a glow-in-the-dark material that has a luminance spectrum that decays with time after initial
excitation; and

an electromagnetic-energy-generating element for producing electro-magnetic energy to excite said glow-in-the-dark material
to produce visible light to enable said remote control to be visible in low ambient light conditions,

wherein said controller provides a pulse of electrical energy to said electromagnetic energy generating element on a periodic
basis thereby to reduce energy usage from said battery, said pulse periodically recharging said glow-in-the-dark material
with adequate energy to keep said glow in-the-dark material visible in said low ambient light conditions.

US Pat. No. 9,139,281

AIR VEHICLE WITH A SLIP PROTECTING AND GAS SEALING COMPOSITE FLOOR

Airbus Helicopters Deutsc...

1. An air vehicle having a fuselage and a slip-protecting and gas-sealing composite floor inside the fuselage, the slip-protecting
and gas-sealing composite floor comprising:
at least one elastomer layer, the elastomer layer being cured by thermal treatment and having a top surface and a bottom surface,
the top surface being profiled with shaped protrusions for slip protection, the shaped protrusions being inserted or milled
during the thermal treatment of the elastomer layer, the bottom surface being provided with a cross-linking agent,

at least one upper sandwich layer having a further component and partially thermosetting resin, the upper sandwich layer being
covered by the profiled elastomer layer,

at least one lower sandwich layer having a further component and partially thermosetting resin,
a honeycomb layer sandwiched between the at least one upper sandwich layer and the at least one lower sandwich layer, and
a bottom layer to provide sealing protection of the composite floor.

US Pat. No. 9,138,898

REMOVAL MECHANISM FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

HONG FU JIN PRECISION IND...

1. A removal mechanism for a PCB, comprising:
a suction cup comprising a positioning surface for holding the PCB, the suction cup defining a receiving hole;
a floating pin comprising a rod and a frustum-shaped head at an end of the rod,
a connecting member defining a limiting hole for receiving the head of the floating pin,
a pin bushing received in the receiving hole, the pin bushing defining a pinhole comprising a frustum-shaped opening at the
positioning surface,

a positioning board for supporting the PCB opposite to the positioning surface of the suction cup, the positioning board forming
a positioning post corresponding to the pinhole, and

wherein the opening has an angled sliding surface, an end of the floating pin away from the head is directly or indirectly
connected to the suction cup, and a relative position of the suction cup and the positioning post is adjustable by an axial
movement and a radial movement of the floating pin such that the positioning post and the pinhole are aligned.

US Pat. No. 9,138,177

VISUALIZATION AND ENHANCEMENT OF LATENT FINGERPRINTS USING LOW PRESSURE DYE VAPOR DEPOSITION

Linde Aktiengesellschaft,...

1. An apparatus for developing latent fingerprints comprising:
a vapor delivery chamber for containing source materials to be vaporized;
a vacuum deposition chamber for containing an article having latent fingerprints to develop communicating with the vapor delivery
chamber;

a vacuum pump communicating with the vapor delivery chamber and with the vacuum deposition chamber for evacuating the vapor
delivery chamber and the vacuum deposition chamber;

heating means communicating with the vapor delivery chamber for heating the source materials within the vapor delivery chamber;
a carrier gas source in communication with the vapor delivery chamber for providing a metered flow of carrier gas to the vapor
delivery chamber, the carrier gas for transporting vaporized source materials from the vapor delivery chamber to the vacuum
deposition chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,139,839

PLANT EGG CELL TRANSCRIPTIONAL CONTROL SEQUENCES

1. A nucleic acid construct comprising:
a plant female gamete-specific transcriptional control sequence, wherein said transcriptional control sequence comprises the
nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 25, wherein said transcriptional control sequence is operably connected to a nucleotide
sequence of interest which is heterologous with respect to the transcriptional control sequence and induces expression of
the nucleotide sequence of interest in egg cells.

US Pat. No. 9,143,336

EFFICIENT LAYER-2 MULTICAST TOPOLOGY CONSTRUCTION

BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SY...

1. A switch, comprising:
a processor; and
a computer-readable storage medium storing instructions which when executed by the processor cause the processor to perform
a method, the method comprising:

determining whether the switch is a leaf switch of a multicast distribution tree of a multicast group based on a multicast
topology query message from a root switch of the multicast distribution tree; and

in response to determining the switch to be the leaf switch, constructing a first multicast topology report message comprising
layer-2 topology information of the multicast group associated with the switch; and

in response to determining the switch not to be the leaf switch, extracting layer-2 topology information of the multicast
group from a second multicast topology report message.

US Pat. No. 9,142,611

SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE

SOCIONEXT INC., Kanagawa...

1. A semiconductor integrated circuit device comprising:
a plurality of transistors contributing to a logical operation;
an element that does not contribute to the logical operation; and
first, second, and third substrate contact regions supplying a substrate potential to the plurality of transistors,
wherein the semiconductor integrated circuit device includes a plurality of transistor arrays extending in a first direction
and being disposed in a line in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction,

wherein each of the plurality of transistor arrays includes the plurality of transistors, the element that does not contribute
to the logical operation, the first substrate contact region, the second substrate contact region, and the third substrate
contact region disposed between the first substrate contact region and the second substrate contact region,

a substrate contact region is disposed in a region adjacent to the first substrate contact region in the second direction
and in a region adjacent to the first substrate contact region in a direction opposite to the second direction,

a substrate contact region is disposed in a region adjacent to the second substrate contact region in the second direction
and in a region adjacent to the second substrate contact region in a direction opposite to the second direction,

no substrate contact region is disposed in a region adjacent to the third substrate contact region in the second direction
and in a region adjacent to the third substrate contact region in a direction opposite to the second direction, and

the element that does not contribute to the logical operation is disposed in a region adjacent to the third substrate contact
region in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,142,044

APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LAYOUT OF SCENE GRAPHS USING NODE BOUNDING AREAS

Oracle International Corp...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
assigning, using at least one processing device, a first value to a layout bound variable of a layout bound, the layout bound
defining a bounding volume for an object, the object corresponding to a first node in a plurality of nodes in a scene graph,

wherein the first node of the scene graph includes:
at least one display property defining at least an area of the object of the first node; and
at least one set of transforms for modifying the at least one display property, the at least one set of transforms comprising
a first set of transforms and a second set of transforms,

and wherein the first value assigned to the layout bound variable includes the area of the object and the first set of transforms;
using the at least one processing device, calculating, based on the first value assigned to the layout bound variable, a first
display layout for at least a second node in the plurality of nodes, the first display layout defining a first position of
the second node relative to the first node when rendered;

first rendering, using the at least one processing device, the first node and the second node by:
applying the first set of transforms of the first value to the area of the object to thereby modify the object; and
generating a first display on a display device according to the calculated first display layout;
assigning, using the at least one processing device, a second value to the layout bound variable, wherein the second value
comprises the second set of transforms and is thereby different than the first value;

calculating, using the at least one processing device, a second display layout for the second node relative to the first node
based on the second value of the layout bound variable, the second display layout defining a second position of the second
node relative to the first node when rendered; and

second rendering, using the at least one processing device, the first node and the second node by:
applying the second set of transforms of the second value to the at least one display property, thereby modifying the object;
and

generating a second display on the display device according to the second display layout.

US Pat. No. 9,141,093

LOAD CONTROL SYSTEM HAVING AN ENERGY SAVINGS MODE

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., L...

1. A load control system for a building having a heating and cooling system and a window located in a space of the building,
the load control system comprising:
a motorized window treatment comprising a window treatment fabric for covering the window, the motorized window treatment
configured to move the fabric;

a controller configured to determine whether the heating and cooling system is heating or cooling the space, the motorized
window treatment responsive to the controller;

wherein, when a calculated position of the sun relative to the window defined by a solar elevation angle (?S) above the horizon and a solar azimuth angle (?S) with respect to true north, the position calculated based on the building latitude and longitude and present date and time,
indicates that the window is receiving direct sunlight, the motorized window treatment moves the fabric towards a closed position
when the heating and cooling system is cooling the space, and adjusts the fabric to limit a sunlight penetration depth in
the space to a maximum penetration depth when the heating and cooling system is heating the space.

US Pat. No. 9,143,774

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TELEVISION BAND PILOT SENSING

WI-LAN, INC., Ottawa (CA...

1. A television white spaces availability sensor, comprising:
a pilot tone peak search module that computes a peak signal power of a narrow frequency window centered around a designated
digital television (DTV) pilot position of the output of a signal and provides an output;

a conditioned signal power estimation module that estimates an average received signal power in a wide frequency window located
in a designated data portion of the signal and provides an output; and

a tone detection module that compares the output of the pilot tone peak search module with a product of the output of the
conditioned signal power estimation module multiplied by a programmable power ratio to determine whether a DTV pilot tone
has been detected.

US Pat. No. 9,142,957

CONTROL OF DYNAMIC BUS VOLTAGE IN AN INTERMEDIATE BUS ARCHITECTURE POWER SYSTEM

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. An intermediate bus converter operable to generate an intermediate bus voltage (VIB) for use in an intermediate bus architecture power system having a plurality of point of load regulators, the intermediate
bus converter comprising:
a converting unit operable to receive an input voltage (VIN) and a control signal (D) and operable to generate an intermediate bus voltage (VIB) based on the input voltage (VIN) and the control signal (D);

a table storage unit configured to store a table relating respective outputs of the converting unit to respective intermediate
bus voltages which reduce power loss; and

a controlling unit operable to receive a signal available within the intermediate bus converter indicative of an output of
the converting unit, determine an intermediate bus voltage (VIB) to reduce power loss in dependence upon the signal indicative of the output of the converting unit, and generate a control
signal (D) for controlling the converting unit to generate the determined intermediate bus voltage (VIB) so that the intermediate bus converter determines an intermediate bus voltage to reduce power loss and performs voltage
control to achieve the determined intermediate bus voltage without receiving output current and output voltage measurements
from the point of load regulators,

wherein the controlling unit is operable to determine the intermediate bus voltage (VIB) to reduce power loss by reading an
intermediate bus voltage (VIB) from the stored table in dependence upon the signal indicative of the output of the converting
unit.

US Pat. No. 9,142,497

METHOD FOR MAKING ELECTRICAL STRUCTURE WITH AIR DIELECTRIC AND RELATED ELECTRICAL STRUCTURES

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A method of making an electrical structure comprising:
forming a first subunit comprising a sacrificial substrate, an electrically conductive layer comprising a first metal on the
sacrificial substrate, and a sacrificial dielectric layer on the sacrificial substrate and the electrically conductive layer;

forming a second subunit separate from the first subunit, the second subunit comprising a dielectric layer and an electrically
conductive layer thereon comprising the first metal;

coating a second metal onto the first metal of at least one of the first and second subunits;
aligning the first and second subunits together;
heating and pressing the aligned first and second subunits to form an intermetallic compound of the first and second metals
bonding adjacent metal portions together and to join the first and second subunits together; and

removing the sacrificial substrate and sacrificial dielectric layer to form the electrical structure having an air dielectric
core waveguide.

US Pat. No. 9,141,705

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SEARCH STRING ENTRY AND REFINEMENT ON A MOBILE DEVICE

Nuance Communications, In...

1. A system for refining search results on a mobile device, the system comprising:
an input component of the mobile device configured to receive a search query from a user;
a communication component of the mobile device configured to:
transmit to a remote computing system the search query; and
receive from the remote computing system search results based on the search query;
a display component of the mobile device configured to display, simultaneously;
received search results; and
an indication of an applied filter, when a filter is applied to the received search results;
a touch-sensing component of the mobile device configured to detect swiping gestures of a user;
wherein a vertical swiping gestures by the user user causes displayed search results to vertically scroll on the display,
and

wherein a horizontal swiping gesture by the user causes a filter from one or more filters to be applied to the received search
results; and

a processing component of the mobile device configured to generate refined search results, wherein in response to detection
of a horizontal swiping gesture by the user the refined search results are generated by applying a filter from the one or
more filters to the received search results and the refined search results are caused to be displayed in conjunction with
an indication of the applied filter.

US Pat. No. 9,140,337

METHOD FOR MODEL BASED CLUTCH CONTROL AND TORQUE ESTIMATION

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. Method for operating a powertrain comprising an electro-mechanical transmission mechanically-operatively coupled to an
internal combustion engine and an electric machine configured to selectively transmit mechanical power to an output member
through selective application of a plurality of hydraulically actuated clutches, the method comprising:
in response to a command to activate one of said clutches,
monitoring a state of a pressure control switch operatively coupled to the clutch;
operating the pressure control switch in one of a full feed state and an overlap state and monitoring a hydraulic line pressure
utilized by said pressure control switch to fill said clutch;

determining a hydraulic flow rate flowing to said clutch based upon said state of said pressure control switch and said hydraulic
line pressure;

tracking a clutch fill volume of said clutch based upon said hydraulic flow rate;
estimating a clutch fill completion time based upon said clutch fill volume and said hydraulic flow rate and a time span wherein
achieving clutch fill completion is expected based upon said clutch fill completion time;

monitoring an output of a pressure switch operatively coupled to said clutch and detecting a fill completion based upon achievement
of a clutch pressure calibrated to expected clutch fill completion independent of said estimating of the clutch fill completion
time based upon said clutch fill volume and said hydraulic flow rate;

indicating the clutch fill completion indicating said clutch is in a touching state,
wherein indicating said clutch fill completion comprises:
comparing said time span wherein achieving clutch fill completion is expected and said fill completion detected by said pressure
switch;

determining whether the fill completion detected by said pressure switch occurred at a time that coincides with said time
span wherein achieving clutch fill completion is expected; and

indicating said clutch fill completion based upon said comparing and said determining.

US Pat. No. 9,141,187

INTERACTIVE VEHICLE SYNTHESIZER

Panasonic Automotive Syst...

1. A method of operating an audio entertainment system in a vehicle, the method comprising the steps of:
detecting an operating parameter of the vehicle;
transmitting a sensor signal corresponding to the detected operating parameter to a processor arrangement; and
using the processor arrangement to musically modifying music that is audibly produced within the vehicle, the modifying being
dependent upon the sensor signal, wherein the musically modifying step comprises adding a percussion sound to the music that
is audibly produced within the vehicle, the percussion sound having a beat that is dependent upon the sensor signal.

US Pat. No. 9,140,744

DOUBLY-FED INDUCTION GENERATOR SYSTEM AND THE SELF-TEST METHOD FOR THE ACTIVE CROWBAR CIRCUIT THEREOF

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. A self-test method for an active crowbar circuit, wherein the active crowbar circuit is applied to a doubly-fed induction
generator system having a rotor and a rotor-side converter, the method comprising the steps of:
driving the rotor-side converter to turn on to allow the rotor-side converter to control the current of the rotor so as to
maintain a root-mean-square value of the current of the rotor at a predetermined minimum value;

driving the rotor-side converter to turn off and driving the active crowbar circuit to turn on;
determining if the active crowbar circuit can be turned on normally, wherein the current of the rotor is larger than a predetermined
current value within a predetermined time period when the active crowbar circuit is turned on normally;

driving the active crowbar circuit to turn off; and
determining if the active crowbar circuit can be turned off normally, wherein the current of the rotor is smaller than the
predetermined current value within the predetermined time period when the active crowbar circuit is turned off normally.

US Pat. No. 9,143,607

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NEC Platforms, Ltd., Kan...

1. A communication system including a plurality of terminals; and a switchboard connected to the terminals, comprising:
means for causing each of the terminals to register an identifier and an IP address of the terminal itself in the switchboard;
means for, when one of the terminals transmits a request of transmitting a list of the terminals connected to the switchboard,
causing the switchboard to transmit the list of the terminals to the terminal that transmits the request;

means for, when the terminal that transmits the request selects one of the terminals from the list and transmits the identifier
of the selected terminal to the switchboard, causing the switchboard to transmit the IP address of the selected terminal to
the terminal that transmits the request; and

means for causing the terminal that transmits the request to establish a communication with the selected terminal, the request
including the received IP address and a default port number.

US Pat. No. 9,141,511

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR VERIFYING SLEEP WAKEUP PROTOCOL BY COMPUTING STATE TRANSITION PATHS

TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES...

1. A method for facilitating verification of a program code implementing a Sleep Wakeup protocol for a micro-controller, the
method performed by at least one processor and comprising:
receiving metadata from a user, wherein the metadata is required for verification of the program code, and wherein the metadata
comprises:

a location of a plurality of program points in the program code, each program point of the plurality of program points corresponding
to at least one of a start of a Background job, a Sleep operation, and a Wakeup operation in the program code;

an initial interrupt protection status (IPS) at the start of the program code;
interrupt functions for at least one of enabling and disabling the interrupts; and
task functions for at least one of enabling and disabling task switching;
computing for each program point:
an actual IPS based on the initial IPS and calls to the interrupt functions;
a task lock status (TLS) based on calls to the task functions;
path entities comprising at least one of a conditional statement and a function call point; and
shared variables;
determining transition paths between the plurality of program points in terms of the path entities;
computing review information for each set of path entities based on the actual IPS, the TLS, and the shared variables; and
generating a report for the user in a pre-defined format, wherein the report comprises information relating to the transition
paths and the review information, and wherein the report facilitates the user to verify the program code.

US Pat. No. 9,140,458

COOKTOP-INTERFACE HAVING PROJECTION DISPLAY DEVICE

ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS ...

1. A cooktop-interface (2) comprising:
at least one display device (5),

a display sign layer (3) comprising at least one display sign (8) provided in connection with the display device (5), and

at least one back illumination lighting (4) for projecting the at least one display sign (8) on a cooktop-panel (1) arranged upstream the back illumination lighting (4) and the display sign layer (3),

wherein the back illumination lighting (4) comprises at least one illumination foil arranged on a lower side of the display sign layer (3), and

wherein the display device (5) is arranged on a lower side of the back illumination lighting (4).

US Pat. No. 9,138,704

SUSPENSION OF NANOPARTICLES

TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES...

1. A method for preparing a suspension of metal oxide nanoparticles with an average size of less than 100 nm, the method comprising:
mixing a dispersing medium with a dispersant and a metal oxide powder with a particle size of about 0.1 to 100 microns to
form a primary mixture, wherein the primary mixture includes about 10-40 wt % of the metal oxide powder, wherein the dispersant
is sodium citrate or citric acid, and wherein the dispersing medium is water;

dispersing the primary mixture to form a slurry of the primary mixture;
grinding the slurry of the primary mixture at 234 revolutions per minute (rpm) or at about 420 rpm to obtain a suspension,
wherein during the grinding, a further amount of the dispersant and the dispersing medium are added to the slurry of primary
mixture at predetermined time intervals;

adding a further amount of the dispersant and the dispersing medium to the suspension to obtain a diluted suspension; and
dispersing the diluted suspension to obtain dispersed diluted suspension.
US Pat. No. 9,139,650

FRAGMENT OF HUMANIZED ANTI-EGFR ANTIBODY SUBSTITUTED-LYSINE VARIABLE FRAGMENT AND USE THEREOF

TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, Senda...

1. A lysine-substituted humanized variable region fragment of a heavy-chain of an anti-human epithelial cell growth factor
(EGF) receptor 1 (Her 1) antibody 528 (5H) that consists of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:4, wherein all of the lysine
residues except for lysine (Lys) 19 in the 5H is replaced by other amino acids.

US Pat. No. 9,143,492

SOFT TOKEN SYSTEM

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A method comprising:
receiving and installing, by a mobile device of a user of a secure network resource, a soft token application;
programmatically obtaining from the mobile device, by the soft token application, a unique device ID of the mobile device
that uniquely identifies the mobile device;

requesting, by the soft token application via an Internet Protocol (IP)-based network, a seed from a provisioning server coupled
to the IP-based network, wherein the seed is for generating a One-Time Password (OTP) for accessing the secure network resource;

receiving, by the mobile device, the seed via a first out-of-band channel in encrypted form based on a secret key, the unique
device ID and a hardcoded-pre-shared key;

decrypting, by the soft token application, the received encrypted seed and installing the seed within the soft token application;
generating, by the soft token application, the OTP based on the seed; and
binding, by the soft token application, the OTP to the mobile device by encrypting the seed with the unique device ID and
the hardcoded pre-shared key.

US Pat. No. 9,143,261

OPTICAL MODULE

Hitachi Metals, Ltd., To...

1. An optical module which multiplexes a plurality of optical signals emitted from a plurality of light sources and having
different wavelengths and outputs a multiplexed optical signal, the optical module comprising:
a first optical component which reflects a first optical signal emitted from a first light source and passes at least a second
optical signal emitted from a second light source;

a second optical component which reflects the first optical signal emitted from the first light source to make it enter the
first optical component;

a third optical component which reflects the second optical signal emitted from the second light source; and
a fourth optical component which reflects the second optical signal reflected by the third optical component to make it enter
the first optical component,

wherein the first optical component and the fourth optical component are disposed on the same light path,
the first light source and the second light source are disposed back and forth along the light path on both sides of the light
path,

the second optical component and the third optical component are disposed outside the light path, and
an incident angle of the first optical signal to the first optical component is smaller than 45 degrees.

US Pat. No. 9,142,731

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A LUMINESCENCE CONVERSION SUBSTANCE LAYER, A COMPOSITION THEREFOR AND A COMPONENT COMPRISING SUCH A LUMINESCENCE CONVERSION SUBSTANCE LAYER

OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS...

1. A method for producing a luminescence conversion substance layer on a substrate with a semiconductor element emitting a
primary radiation during operation, the method comprising:
providing the substrate;
providing a composition comprising a luminescence conversion substance, a matrix material and a solvent;
applying the composition to the substrate; and
removing at least a part of the solvent, so that the luminescence conversion substance layer is formed on the substrate, the
luminescence conversion substance layer having a layer thickness that is equal to, or less than, 60 ?m;

wherein applying the composition comprises applying a composition with a viscosity of <1 Pa*s during application;
wherein applying the composition comprises first completely applying the composition into a recess of the substrate or a recess
on the substrate and afterward removing at least a part of the solvent; and

wherein before or during removing the solvent, the luminescence conversion substance sediments such that the luminescence
conversion substance layer is formed, and the concentration of the luminescence conversion substance, in a matrix comprising
the matrix material, has a gradient.

US Pat. No. 9,142,539

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SOCIONEXT INC., Kanagawa...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a standard cell having three or more gate patterns extending in a first direction and arranged at an equal pitch along a second
direction orthogonal to the first direction; and

a diode cell located next to the standard cell in the first direction which functions as a diode; and
a second standard cell located next to the diode cell in the second direction, wherein
the gate patterns included in the standard cell terminate near a cell boundary between the standard cell and the diode cell,
with respective end portions located at a same position in the first direction and having an equal width in the second direction,
and

the diode cell includes:
at least one diffusion region pattern, and
a plurality of gate patterns extending in the first direction and having a plurality of opposite end portions which are located
near the cell boundary and opposed to the end portions of the gate patterns included in the standard cell, wherein

at least one of the plurality of gate patterns in the diode cell is located on a second cell boundary between the diode cell
and the second standard cell.

US Pat. No. 9,142,041

DISPLAY APPARATUS CONFIGURED FOR SELECTIVE ILLUMINATION OF LOW-ILLUMINATION INTENSITY IMAGE SUBFRAMES

Pixtronix, Inc., San Die...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
an input capable of receiving image data associated with an image frame;
subfield derivation logic capable of deriving at least one color subfield for the received image frame, wherein each of the
at least one color subfields identifies a color intensity value with respect to each of a plurality of light modulators in
a display for the received image frame; and

output logic capable of:
determining a number of subframes to output for at least one of the derived color subfields, the number of subframes determined
based in part on a display light source intensity value used for illuminating the at least one color subfield and a brightness
value associated with the at least one derived color subfield; and controlling a timing of outputting the number of subframes
for the at least one color subfield.

US Pat. No. 9,138,957

SLIT HOOK STRIPS AND LAMINATES AND ARTICLES CONTAINING THE SAME

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A hook strip comprising:
a backing having a first surface and a length in a first direction and first and second side edges;
multiple rows of hook elements aligned in the first direction and projecting from the first surface of the backing; and
interrupted slits cut through the backing between at least three pairs of adjacent rows of the hook elements, wherein each
of the interrupted slits extends in the first direction and is interrupted by at least one intact bridging region of the backing;

wherein the number of rows of the hook elements between at least some of the interrupted slits increases from the second side
edge to the first side edge.

US Pat. No. 9,138,436

INHIBITORS OF BRUTON'S TYROSINE KINASE

PHARMACYCLICS LLC, Sunny...

1. A compound having the structure of Formula (VIA)
wherein:
L is CRaRa, O, S, NRb, N—ORb, C?O, C?S, C?N—Rb or C?N—ORb;

W is a bond or optionally substituted C1-C3 alkyl;

Z is C?O, SO2 or SO;

R1 and R2 are each independently H or C1-C3 alkyl, wherein R1 and R2 have a cis or trans relationship; or R1 and R2 join together to form a bond;

n and p are each independently an integer from 0 to 3;
m is an integer from 1 to 3;
R3 is H, substituted or unsubstituted C3-C6 cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C6 heteroalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-C6 heterocycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C6-C12 aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted C5-C11 heteroaryl;

R4 is substituted or unsubstituted C3-C6 cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-C6 heterocycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C6-C12 aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted C5-C11 heteroaryl;

R5 is H, OH, ORb, NRbRb, halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 heteroalkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl or C2-C6 heterocycloalkyl;

Ra is each independently H, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 heteroalkyl, halogen, ORb, or NRbRb;

Rb is each independently H, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 heteroalkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl or C2-C6 heterocycloalkyl;

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, N-oxide, or prodrug thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,143,591

CLIPPING STRUCTURE AND KEY MODULE

Getac Technology Corporat...

7. A key module configured to be assembled to an opening of a housing having an outer surface and an inner surface oppositely
disposed, and the key module comprising:
a key cap;
a main part connected to the key cap;
a sealing part disposed between the main part and the outer surface of the housing, and surrounding the opening to prevent
external foreign bodies from entering the opening through a gap between the main part and the outer surface;

at least two latch parts, each of the latch parts including an end with a latch buckled to an inner surface of the housing,
and another end tightly bonded to the main part, so that the outer surface of the housing is pressed by the main part; and

an actuator, wherein the key cap, main part and actuator are arranged such that when the key cap is pressed, the main part
presses the actuator to trigger a signal

a platen having an opening, wherein the at least two latch parts are connected to the platen, and an actuating portion of
the main part passes through the opening to contact the actuator.

US Pat. No. 9,143,049

THREE-LEVEL POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A three-level power conversion apparatus comprising:
a direct current power supply circuit that has a positive side terminal, a negative side terminal and an intermediate potential
point;

a semiconductor module that is inserted between said positive side terminal and said negative side terminal; and
a bi-directional switch that is inserted between said intermediate potential point and said semiconductor module;
wherein said semiconductor module is composed of:
a first switch element with a collector thereof connected to the positive side terminal of said direct current power supply
circuit, and a diode connected in anti-parallel to said first switch element; and

a second switch element with an emitter thereof connected to the negative side terminal of said direct current power supply
circuit, and a diode connected in anti-parallel to said second switch element;

wherein said bi-directional switch is composed of a series circuit including a third switch element and a fourth switch element
that are connected between a connection point of an emitter of said first switch element and a collector of said second switch
element, and the intermediate potential point of said direct current power supply circuit;

wherein an electric potential of three levels is outputted from an output terminal of said semiconductor module;
wherein said three-level power conversion apparatus further comprises:
a first conductor that makes a connection between the positive side terminal of said direct current power supply circuit and
said first switch element;

a second conductor that makes a connection between the negative side terminal of said direct current power supply circuit
and said second switch element;

a third conductor that makes a connection between the intermediate potential point of said direct current power supply circuit
and said third switch element;

a fourth conductor that makes a connection between said fourth switch element and said connection point; and
a fifth conductor that makes a connection between said third switch element and said fourth switch element;
wherein said third conductor, said fourth conductor and said fifth conductor are electrically separate and coplanar;
wherein said first conductor, said second conductor and said third conductor, said fourth conductor and said fifth conductor
are arranged in a superposed manner on said semiconductor module and said bi-directional switch so that a three-layer wiring
structure is thereby achieved, and

said third conductor, said fourth conductor and said fifth conductor are separate and are arranged between said first and
second conductors, and at the same time, said third conductor, said fourth conductor and said fifth conductor are disposed
between insulating materials to form a close contact structure.

US Pat. No. 9,140,809

RADIATION DETECTING APPARATUS

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A radiation detecting apparatus comprising:
a radiation detector including a scintillator for converting radiation that has passed through a subject into visible light,
and a substantially cuboid shaped photoelectric transducer board for converting the visible light into radiographic image
information; and

a casing housing the radiation detector therein,
wherein the casing is of a substantially cuboid shape and includes an upper plate, a lower plate, and a side plate interconnecting
the upper plate and the lower plate; and

the side plate has a recess defined therein, which faces and is spaced from a corner of the photoelectric transducer board,
the recess being concave in a direction away from the corner,

wherein the recess comprises a cavity, which is concave as viewed in plan and as viewed in vertical cross section;
if the corner of the photoelectric transducer board is displaced toward the cavity in order to bring two adjacent sides of
the photoelectric transducer board into contact with respective inner wall surfaces of the side plate on both sides of the
cavity, then the corner between the two adjacent sides is spaced from a bottom of the cavity by a minimum distance in a range
from 1 mm to 5 mm,

the cavity is defined between a first surface, which is closer to the upper plate, and a second surface, which is closer to
the lower plate,

the photoelectric transducer board has a surface facing the upper plate and spaced from the first surface by a minimum distance
d1, and a surface facing the lower plate and spaced from the second surface by a minimum distance d2, each of the minimum distances being in the range from 1 mm to 5 mm,

the radiation detecting apparatus further comprises:
a first base plate disposed between the upper plate and the photoelectric transducer board and supporting the radiation detector
thereon,

wherein
the scintillator is disposed on a surface of the photoelectric transducer board, which is remote from the first base plate,
and

the first base plate has a thickness ta, the photoelectric transducer board has a thickness tb, the scintillator has a thickness
tc, and the cavity has a height ha along a thickness direction of the photoelectric transducer board, the thicknesses ta,
tb, tc and the height ha being related to each other by the inequality tb

US Pat. No. 9,140,785

METHOD AND SYSTEM USING COORDINATED AIRBORNE AND GROUND PLATFORMS FOR DETECTING OIL COVERED BY ICE

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A method for detecting an oil mass covered by ice comprising:
collecting alert data at a first probability of detection using at least one airborne platform moved about a search area above
the ice;

using a first data processing unit for determining an alert area having a likelihood of an oil mass covered by the ice based
upon the alert data;

collecting confirmation data at a second probability of detection higher than the first probability of detection using a ground
platform moved over the alert area; and

using a second data processing unit for detecting an oil mass covered by the ice based upon the confirmation data.

US Pat. No. 9,140,117

METHOD FOR EVALUATING RELATIVE PERMEABILITY FOR FRACTIONAL MULTI-PHASE, MULTI-COMPONENT FLUID FLOW THROUGH POROUS MEDIA

InGrain, Inc., Houston, ...

1. A method for estimating relative permeability for fractional multi-phase, multi-component fluid flow through a porous medium
comprising steps of:
(a) creating a three dimensional digital representation of a porous medium comprising scanning a sample of the porous medium
using a scanning device to make an image of the porous medium and segmenting the image to produce the three dimensional digital
representation of the porous medium;

(b) performing a first or precursor simulation over a first computational domain of the three-dimensional digital representation
of the porous medium, wherein the first computational domain extends from an inlet plane to an outlet plane and a selected
storage plane is located between the inlet and outlet planes, which comprises:

(1) setting the initial condition for the precursor simulation where the initial distribution of the fluid is single or multi-phase
flow within the volume,

(2) defining a nominal pressure at the outlet of the volume,
(3) assessing properties of the wetting fluids and non-wetting fluids,
(4) defining an inlet pressure in order to have a selected flow rate,
(5) simulating injecting of single phase fluid into the inlet plane of the sample towards the storage plane and the outlet
plane,

(6) calculating sets of variables comprising fractional flow rates, pressures, saturations, and velocities of the wetting
and non-wetting phases for all points in the porous medium within the first computational domain for successive time increments,

(7) determining if saturation at the storage plane has changed one of a preselected percentage amounts after the calculating
done at each of the time increments of step (6), and if so, storing index values for the storage plane wherein the stored
index values comprise sets of variables which comprise the saturations, and/or pressures, and/or velocities of the wetting
and/or non-wetting phases of the storage plane measured for the time increment for which the determining is done,

(8) determining after step (7) if saturation in a volume of the porous medium defined by the first computational domain is
at quasi steady state,

(9) repeating steps (5), (6), and (7) for a successive time increment if saturation in the volume is not determined to be
at quasi steady state in step (8) or ending the simulating of step (5) if quasi steady state is determined in step (8), wherein
a last set of stored index values in step (7) are designated final index values;

(c) performing a second simulation over a second computational domain of the three-dimensional digital representation of the
porous medium sample, wherein the second computational domain is defined by said storage plane which represents an inlet plane
for the second computational domain and said outlet plane used in the precursor simulation, which comprises

(i) setting the initial condition for the precursor simulation where the initial distribution of the fluid is single or multi-phase
flow within the volume,

(ii) defining a nominal pressure at the outlet of the volume,
(iii) setting inlet flow conditions of the second simulation from the storage plane of the precursor simulation, wherein a
first plane determines a first fractional flow injection of wetting and non-wetting fluid,

(iv) simulating injecting of dual phase fluids into the inlet plane of the sample of the second simulation towards the outlet
plane, wherein fractions of wetting and non-wetting phases are injected according to the saturation and pressure distribution
values stored from the precursor simulation at the storage plane, beginning with initial index values of zero for the first
couple of fractional flows stored in the precursor simulation,

(v) calculating fractional flow rates, pressures, saturations, and velocities of the wetting and non-wetting phases for all
points in the porous medium within the second computational domain for a time increment during the simulating of step (iv),

(vi) determining after step (v) if quasi steady state is reached,
(vii) repeating steps (v) and (vi) for a successive time increment if quasi steady state is not determined in step (vi),
(viii) storing the fractional flow rates, pressure, and saturations distribution calculated in step (v) if quasi steady state
is determined in step (vi),

(ix) determining if final index values stored for the variables at the storage plane in the precursor simulation have been
reached if quasi steady state is determined in step (vi),

(x) repeating steps (v), (vi), (vii), and (viii) if determined in step (ix) that the final index values stored for the storage
plane in the precursor simulation have not been reached, comprising using inflow conditions for the calculating in step (v)
which correspond to successively stored index values for the variables at the storage plane from the precursor simulation,
and

(xi) calculating relative permeability of at least one of the wetting phase and non-wetting phase if the final index values
stored for the variables at the storage plane in the precursor simulation are determined to have been reached in step (ix).

US Pat. No. 9,139,132

VEHICLE APPROACH INFORMATION DEVICE WITH INDICATOR TO THE DRIVER

FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KA...

1. A vehicle approach informing device comprising:
an informing sound output unit to output informing sound for informing a pedestrian outside a vehicle that the vehicle is
approaching when a predetermined condition is satisfied;

a stop operation unit to receive an operation for stopping the output of the informing sound by the informing sound output
unit; and

an information output unit configured to output predetermined information to a driver,
wherein when the predetermined condition is satisfied and output of the informing sound by the informing sound output unit
is disabled by an operation of the stop operation unit, the information output unit outputs information to the driver, the
information indicating that the informing sound is disabled.

US Pat. No. 9,143,526

CONTENT FILTERING OF REMOTE FILE-SYSTEM ACCESS PROTOCOLS

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, at a network device, logically interposed between one or more clients and a server, a remote file-system access
protocol response from the server, the remote file-system access protocol response representing a response to a remote file-system
access protocol request relating to a file associated with a share of the server sent from a client of the one or more clients;

when the remote file-system access protocol request represents a request to access the file, then determining, by the network
device, whether a holding buffer exists on the network device corresponding to the file;

when a result of said determining is negative, then creating, by the network device, the holding buffer on the network device;
when the result of said determining is affirmative, then using, by the network device, the holding buffer for any of the one
or more clients or processes running on the one or more clients that access the file;

buffering, by the network device, into the holding buffer data being read from or written to the file as a result of the remote
file-system access protocol request; and

determining, by the network device, the existence or non-existence of malicious, dangerous or unauthorized content contained
within the holding buffer by performing content filtering on the holding buffer.

US Pat. No. 9,140,786

METHOD AND SYSTEM USING RADIOMETRIC VOLUMETRIC DATA FOR DETECTING OIL COVERED BY ICE

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A method for detecting an oil mass covered by ice comprising:
collecting radiometric data at a plurality of different frequencies corresponding to respective different depths into the
ice, using an electromagnetic (EM) radiation receiver carried by an airborne platform moved about a search area above the
ice so that the radiometric data defines radiometric volumetric data; and

using a processor for processing the radiometric volumetric data, collected at the plurality of different frequencies corresponding
to respective different depths into the ice, to define a combined x-y-depth profile representative of a detected oil mass
covered by the ice.

US Pat. No. 9,138,383

NANOGEL MATERIALS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A soluble polymer particulate derived from a monomer mixture comprising:
at least one monovinyl monomer;
at least one divinyl monomer at an amount of at least about 25 mol % of based on the total moles of the monomer mixture;
a chain transfer agent; and
a monomeric iniferter;wherein the soluble polymer particulate has a diameter of from about 1 nm to about 60 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,141,501

FIRMWARE GENERATED REGISTER FILE FOR USE IN HARDWARE VALIDATION

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A method of testing a design of a hardware system, comprising:
executing firmware in a firmware testing tool, the firmware testing tool comprising a simulated model of the hardware system,
wherein, while executing the firmware, the firmware testing tool writes data to registers in the simulated model that force
the simulated model into a desired state;

recording values written to the registers while executing the firmware; and
converting the recorded values into a plurality of register commands to generate a script, wherein the script is configured
to, when executed on a testing apparatus, force a physical representation of the hardware system into the desired state.

US Pat. No. 9,140,546

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR THREE DIMENSIONAL INSPECTION OF WAFER SAW MARKS

KLA-Tencor Corporation, ...

1. An apparatus for inspection comprising:
at least one camera defining a field of view, wherein the field of view is configured such that at least a portion of a surface
of the wafer is captured;

at least one light source;
at least one line projector configured to provide a light bundle centered about a central beam axis, wherein the at least
one line projector is arranged such that the central beam axis is oriented at an acute angle with respect to a plane of the
wafer, wherein the at least one light source is configured to provide light to the at least one line projector, wherein the
at least one line projector is configured to project a pattern of a plurality of lines onto at least one of a front side or
a back side of the wafer;

at least one line shifter positioned in the light bundle between the at least one line projector and the surface of the wafer;
a frame grabber; and
an image processor, wherein image capture of the at least one of the front side or the back side of the wafer is synchronized
by the frame grabber in coordination with the position of the pattern of lines on the at least one of the front side of the
wafer or the back side of the wafer, wherein the image processor is configured to perform a three-dimensional inspection of
one or more saw marks of the wafer.

US Pat. No. 9,140,304

ROLLING BEARING ARRANGEMENT

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. A roller bearing assembly comprising:
an electric motor housing having an opening through a wall of the housing;
at least one outer ring having an outer track,
an outer part in the opening radially between the housing and the outer track, the outer part surrounding an outer side of
the at least one outer ring,

at least one inner track opposite of the outer track,
an inner part surrounded by the at least one inner track, and
a shaft disposed within the inner part, the inner part extending radially between the inner track and the shaft,
wherein the inner part and the outer part project in an axial direction of the shaft beyond the inner track and the outer
ring, so that an explosion prevention gap is defined between the inner part and the outer part, the explosion prevention gap
being at least substantially linear and cylindrical and having an axial length and a radial width selected such that sparks
inside the housing cannot ignite gases outside the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,139,693

POLYETHER POLYAMIDE ELASTOMER

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A polyether polyamide elastomer comprising:
a diamine constituent unit derived from a polyether diamine compound (A-1) represented by formula (1) and a xylylenediamine
(A-2), and

a dicarboxylic acid constituent unit derived from an ?,?-linear aliphatic dicarboxylic acid having a carbon number of 4 to
20:


wherein a sum of x+z is 1 to 6.0; y is 1 to 12.5; and R1 represents a propylene group.

US Pat. No. 9,143,248

TARGETED CONTENT STREAMING AND RECEPTION SYSTEM

OpenTV, Inc., San Franci...

1. A method of receiving targeted content in a content stream, the method comprising:
maintaining at least one table at a client system, the at least one table storing;
a list of client identifiers including a preset receiver client identifier of the client system and additional client assigned
to the client system;

an identification of an action handler for processing the content,
a location where the action handler is located in the client system,
a location where the action handler is obtainable from based on the action handler being located on a remote system, and
a parameter to be provided to the action handler and used to activate the action handler;
receiving, at a client receiver of the client system, a content stream that comprises packeted content, the packeted content
comprising content, a client identifier that identifies one or more client systems that are targeted for the content, and
a content category;

determining, using a processor, whether the client system is targeted for the content by comparing the client identifier in
the received packeted content to the list of client identifiers stored in the at least one table of the client system for
a match;

in response to the determining that the client system is targeted, searching the at least one table for the action handler
corresponding to the content category in the packeted content and determining the action handler for processing the content;

obtaining the action handler from the location indicated in the at least one table; and
providing the content and the parameter identified from the at least one table to the action handler to cause the action handler
to perform an action.

US Pat. No. 9,141,673

CLOUD-BASED PHONE SYSTEM WITH METHODOLOGIES FOR SUGGESTING ACCOUNT CONFIGURATION SETTINGS

RingCentral, Inc., San M...

1. In a cloud-based phone system comprising one or more computing devices, a method for generating a suggested setting for
a first account configuration parameter from a plurality of account configuration parameters for a particular user of the
cloud-based phone system, the method comprising:
identifying, from the plurality of account configuration parameters, at least one second account configuration parameter;
selecting, based on user selection criteria, a set of related users from a plurality of users that use the cloud-based phone
system, wherein the set of related users are related to the particular user by a particular organizational relationship;

determining account usage statistics for the set of related users regarding the first account configuration parameter;
selecting, based at least in part on the account usage statistics and user similarity criteria, at least one reference user
from the set of related users, wherein a setting for the at least one second account configuration parameter associated with
the at least one reference user is the same or similar to a setting for the at least one second account configuration parameter
associated with the particular user; and

providing a suggested setting for the first account configuration parameter for the particular user of the cloud-based phone
system based at least in part on the account usage statistics and a setting for the first account configuration parameter
associated with the at least one reference user.

US Pat. No. 9,140,953

REFLECTIVE DISPLAY APPARATUS

E INK HOLDINGS INC., Hsi...

1. A reflective display apparatus comprising:
a first substrate having a driving circuit layer, the driving circuit layer comprising a plurality of active elements and
a plurality of pixel electrodes, the active elements being formed in array, the pixel electrodes being respectively and electrically
connected to the active elements;

a second substrate having a transparent electrode layer opposite to the driving circuit layer, wherein the transparent electrode
layer faces an outside light source;

an electrophoretic layer disposed between the driving circuit layer and the transparent electrode layer; and
a light shielding layer having a first adhering surface and a second adhering surface, wherein the light shielding layer is
disposed between the driving circuit layer and the electrophoretic layer, the first adhering surface is adhered to the electrophoretic
layer and the second adhering surface is adhered to the driving circuit layer;

wherein the light shielding layer completely covers the driving circuit layer to shield the active elements and the pixel
electrodes from receiving a light of the outside light source penetrating through the electrophoretic layer, and material
of the light shielding layer comprises organic adhesive.

US Pat. No. 9,143,469

MICROBLOG CLIENT, METHOD FOR AGGREGATING MICROBLOG MESSAGES, AND INSTANT MESSAGING CLIENT

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

16. An Instant Messaging (IM) client, comprising:
a basic service module; and
a microblog module,
wherein the basic service module is to store a conversion table of location information and key value;
the microblog module is to convert the location information as aggregation dimension into a corresponding key value based
on the conversion table, send a message pulling message carrying the key value to an external network server, generate one
or more geography pages, and display a microblog message on a corresponding geography page, based on the location information
corresponding to the microblog message pulled; and

wherein a message pool monitors one or more geography pages, when a microblog message is displayed on a geography page, and
increases a reference count of the microblog message by one, and when a geography page is deconstructed, decreases the reference
count of each microblog message previously displayed on the geography page.

US Pat. No. 9,143,039

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE BY ADJUSTING SWITCHING PROCESSES

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system controller for regulating a power conversion system, the system controller comprising:
a signal generator configured to receive a feedback signal associated with an output signal of the power conversion system
and a current sensing signal associated with a primary current flowing through a primary winding of the power conversion system
and generate a modulation signal based on at least information associated with the feedback signal and the current sensing
signal; and

a driving component configured to receive the modulation signal and output a drive signal to a switch based on at least information
associated with the modulation signal;

wherein the driving component is further configured to, if the modulation signal changes from a first logic level to a second
logic level, change the drive signal in magnitude from a first magnitude value to a second magnitude value during a first
time period in order to close the switch, the first time period being larger than zero;

wherein:
the driving component is further configured to, if the modulation signal changes from the first logic level to the second
logic level, change the drive signal in magnitude from the first magnitude value to a third magnitude value at a first slope
with respect to time and change the drive signal in magnitude from the third magnitude value to the second magnitude value
at a second slope with respect to time;

the second slope is smaller than the first slope in magnitude; and
the third magnitude value is larger than the first magnitude value and smaller than the second magnitude value.

US Pat. No. 9,142,701

TANDEM TYPE INTEGRATED PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Intellectual Discovery Co...

1. A tandem type integrated photovoltaic module comprising:
a first cell and a second cell, all of which are formed respectively by stacking on a substrate a lower electrode, a photoelectric
conversion layer including a plurality of unit cell layers, and an upper electrode,

wherein the lower electrode of the first cell and the lower electrode of the second cell are separated by a lower electrode
separation groove, the lower electrode separation groove extending in a first direction, and

wherein a plurality of through holes are formed spaced from each other in the first direction and are disposed in the photoelectric
conversion layer of the second cell in order to connect the upper electrode of the first cell with the lower electrode of
the second cell,

wherein the photoelectric conversion layer and the upper electrode of the first cell are separated by an upper separation
groove from the photoelectric conversion layer and the upper electrode of the second cell, wherein a portion of the upper
separation passes over the lower electrode separation groove.

US Pat. No. 9,141,908

DYNAMIC INFORMATION ASSEMBLY FOR DESIGNATED PURPOSE BASED ON SUITABILITY REASONING OVER METADATA

EMC Corporation, Hopkint...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a reasoning system configured to interact with data processing elements of an information processing system;
the reasoning system comprising:
a reasoning module configured to perform one or more reasoning operations on metadata characterizing data sets associated
with said data processing elements in order to identify at least selected portions of one or more of the data sets as being
suitable for use in achieving a designated purpose; and

a dynamic information assembly module configured to utilize results of the one or more reasoning operations to assemble at
least a subset of the selected portions so as to achieve the designated purpose;

wherein the reasoning system comprises a semantic reasoning system;
wherein the metadata characterizes the data sets in accordance with at least one specified semantic ontology comprising at
least one process, at least one task associated with each process, and at least one role associated with each process, the
task being subject to at least one of a rule and a constraint, and being associated with at least one agent, and the role
being a role for a given one of the data sets;

wherein the reasoning module in determining suitability of the selected portions of the one or more data sets for use in achieving
the designated purpose analyzes at least one of what data sets are needed and what data sets are available for the plurality
of steps within the at least one process;

wherein the dynamic information assembly module is configured to manipulate the selected portions for achieving the designated
purpose;

wherein the manipulation comprises at least one of:
(i) substituting a data set for an unavailable data set;
(ii) updating at least one of the data sets; and
(iii) combining at least two of the data sets; and
wherein the reasoning system is implemented using at least one processing device comprising a processor coupled to a memory.

US Pat. No. 9,143,773

VIDEO SIGNAL FAULT DETECTION SYSTEM CAPABLE OF INFERENCE OF ABNORMAL COMPONENTS

INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION...

1. A video signal fault detection system comprising:
a front-end device including
an image capturing device for capturing a number (N) of image frames of a scene in sequence, said image capturing device including
a plurality of components that cooperate to obtain the image frames; and

a back-end device including
a first quality evaluation unit receiving a number (N) of transmitted image frames, which correspond respectively to the image
frames captured by said image capturing device of said front-end device and which are transmitted from said front-end device
to said back-end device through a transmission channel, said first quality evaluation unit evaluating a plurality of quality
parameters for each of the transmitted image frames so as to generate a first quality evaluation result that is associated
with the transmitted image frames and that is composed of the quality parameters thus evaluated for all of the transmitted
image frames,

a first recognition unit coupled to said first quality evaluation unit for receiving the first quality evaluation result therefrom,
wherein based on the first quality evaluation result, said first recognition unit determines whether an ith one of the transmitted image frames is corrupted, where 1?i?N, and recognizes, upon determining that the ith one of the transmitted image frames is corrupted, a first corruption type of the ith one of the transmitted image frames, said first recognition unit generating a first recognition output that corresponds to
the ith one of the transmitted image frames and that indicates a non-corruption condition when the ith one of the transmitted image frames is determined to be non-corrupted or that indicates the first corruption type when the
ith one of the transmitted image frames is determined to be corrupted,

a determination unit coupled to said first recognition unit for receiving the first recognition output therefrom, and generating,
based on at least the first recognition output, a determination output that is associated with an abnormal condition of said
image capturing device of said front-end device and/or the transmission channel, or with a normal condition of said image
capturing device of said front-end device and the transmission channel, and

an inference unit coupled to said determination unit for receiving the determination output therefrom, and generating, based
on the determination output and a predetermined lookup table, an inference output that indicates at least one of the transmission
channel and said components of said image capturing device as being inferred to be abnormal when the determination output
is associated with the abnormal condition of said image capturing device and/or the transmission channel, or that indicates
the normal condition of said image capturing device and the transmission channel when the determination output is associated
with the normal condition of said image capturing device and the transmission channel, the predetermined lookup table containing
relationships between a plurality of different predetermined corruption types and said components of said image capturing
device and the transmission channel, the first corruption type being one of the predetermined corruption types.

US Pat. No. 9,138,830

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A FASTENING DEVICE

Hilti Aktiengesellschaft,...

1. A method for producing a fastening device, comprising the steps of:
producing a shaft part by curving a flat semi-finished product into a round shape to form a sleeve shape;
joining a head part to the shaft part, wherein the head part has an abutment for support of an object to be attached and wherein
the shaft part defines a bore within the shaft part for a counterpart of the fastening device; and

inserting the shaft part through a plate-shaped holding part and contacting the plate-shaped holding part with the abutment
of the head part;

wherein the step of inserting the shaft part through the plate-shaped holding part includes inserting the shaft part through
a collar-shaped feed-through of the plate-shaped holding part and wherein the collar-shaped feed-through is conical on an
outside and an inside of the feed-through.

US Pat. No. 9,139,795

BIODEGRADABLE LUBRICANT COMPOSITION

IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.,...

1. A biodegradable lubricating oil composition suitable for a step-up gear, comprising:
(A) a main component in a form of an ester represented by a formula (1):

wherein Ra is a hydrocarbyl group having 4 to 20 carbon atoms, Rb is an alkyl group selected from the group consisting of
a hexyl group, an octyl group, a decyl group and a dodecanyl group, Rc is hydrogen or an acyl group having 1 to 10 carbon
atoms, and n is an integer of 3 to 15, wherein the ester (A) has an acid value of 0.5 mgKOH/g or less and a kinematic viscosity
at 40° C. of 300 to 1,000 mm2/s;

(B) at least 10 mass %, based on the total mass of the composition, of an ester obtained by reacting a straight-chain saturated
aliphatic carboxylic acid having 6 to 12 carbon atoms with pentaerythritol or trimethylolpropane, wherein the ester (B) has
an acid value of 0.5 mgKOH/g or less and a kinematic viscosity at 40° C. of 20 to 40 mm2/s; and

(C) 0.2 mass % to 1 mass %, based on the total mass of the composition, of a phosphate amine salt obtained by reacting an
acidic phosphate with an alkylamine comprising an alkyl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, wherein the acidic phosphate is
represented by formula (3):

wherein
X1 is a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, and

X2 is an alkyl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms; and

(D) an additive selected from the group consisting of a sulfur compound, an antioxidant, a metal deactivator, a rust inhibitor,
an antifoaming agent and an anti-emulsifier, and

wherein the composition has a biodegradability measured according to the modified MITI test method (OECD301C) of 60% or more.