US Pat. No. 9,149,547

PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF HETERODIMERS OF GLUTAMIC ACID

MOLECULAR INSIGHT PHARMAC...

1. A compound of formula (II):

wherein
R is lower alkyl, optionally substituted with one or more fluorine atoms;
Q is C(O), O, NR?, S, S(O)2, C(O)2, or (CH2)p;

Y is O, NR?, S, S(O)2, C(O)2, or (CH2)p;

or Q and Y together are —NR?C(O)NR?—;
R? is H, C(O), S(O)2, or C(O)2;

Z is H, C1-C4 alkyl, benzyl, substituted benzyl or trialkylsilyl;

m is 1,2,3,4 or 5;
n is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6; and
p is 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6.

US Pat. No. 9,154,748

ONLINE EXAMINATION PROCTORING SYSTEM

Board of Trustees of Mich...

1. A system to proctor an examination, comprising:
first camera worn by the examination taking subject and directed to capture images in subject's field of vision;
computer system programmed to store captured images from said first camera;
said computer programmed to issue prompting events instructing the subject to look in a direction specified by the computer
at event intervals not disclosed to subject in advance,

said computer system being further programmed to index for analysis the captured images in association with indicia corresponding
to the prompting events.

US Pat. No. 9,151,893

RADIATION-EMITTING SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENT WITH A WAVEGUIDE MEETING A MIRROR SURFACE PERPENDICULARLY AND MEETING A COUPLING-OUT SURFACE OBLIQUELY

OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS...

1. A radiation-emitting semiconductor component comprising:
a semiconductor body, which has a semiconductor layer sequence having an active region configured to generate radiation; and
a waveguide provided for laterally guiding the radiation generated in the active region and extends between a mirror surface
and a coupling-out surface;

wherein the waveguide meets the mirror surface perpendicularly; and
wherein the waveguide meets the coupling-out surface obliquely with respect to a normal to the coupling-out surface.
US Pat. No. 9,150,904

COINCIDENCE DETECTION

1. A method of detecting the coincidence of two biomolecular structures in a solid phase sample, said method comprising
(i) providing a first and a second fusion protein, each fusion protein comprising
(a) a detection domain, said detection domain comprising a DNA binding domain; said detection domain capable of binding a
cognate specific nucleotide sequence in co-operation with a further detection domain;

(b) a recognition domain, said recognition domain capable of binding a target biomolecular structure; and
(c) a connector domain; said connector domain being fused at one end to the detection domain and being fused at the other
end to the recognition domain;

wherein at least two of (a), (b) and (c) are heterologous to one another;
wherein the recognition domains of said first and said second fusion proteins are capable of binding to first and second biomolecular
structures;

(ii) contacting the sample with said first and second fusion proteins
(iii) incubating to allow binding
(iv) removing unbound fusion protein
(v) contacting the sample with nucleic acid comprising said cognate specific nucleotide sequence
(vi) incubating to allow heterotrimeric binding of the nucleic acid
(vii) detecting nucleic acid bound to the sample
wherein detection of nucleic acid in step (vii) indicates that the two biomolecular structures are present coincidentally
in said sample.

US Pat. No. 9,151,035

DOUBLE AXIS FRAME STRUT

1. A double axis frame strut comprising:
a strut frame member having an interior dimension, a length, a width and two mounting holes formed symmetrically through the
width of the strut frame;

a cylinder rotatably mounted through the two mounting holes of the strut frame member and extending beyond the width of the
strut frame member, wherein the cylinder has a first axis of rotation that is perpendicular to the length of the strut frame
member; and

a substantially flat tongue rigidly coupled at a proximal end thereof to the cylinder within the interior dimension of the
strut frame member, the tongue extending out of the strut frame member in a plane that is rotatable with the cylinder about
the first axis of rotation, the tongue having a connector hole formed on a distal portion thereof, the connector hole defining
a second axis of rotation that is perpendicular to the first axis of rotation,

wherein the double axis frame strut can be rotated about the first axis of rotation and the second axis of rotation.

US Pat. No. 9,152,683

DATABASE-TRANSPARENT NEAR ONLINE ARCHIVING AND RETRIEVAL OF DATA

International Business Ma...

1. A computer implemented method of managing access to rows of a database table, the method comprising:
receiving a database query from a database client, the database query comprising a command to search for rows of the database
table containing a given value in a given column, wherein the rows of the database table are stored in a first data table
on a first storage media and a second data table on a second storage media, wherein the first storage media has a lower access
speed than the second storage media;

determining whether a value-existence structure contains the given value, the value-existence structure comprising a list
of distinct values in the given column stored in the first data table,

upon determining the value-existence structure contains the given value retrieving from the first data table the rows containing
the given value and transmitting the rows of the first data table to the database client; and

retrieving from the second data table any rows containing the given value in the given column and transmitting any retrieved
rows of the second data table to the database client.

US Pat. No. 9,150,565

HETEROARYLPIPERIDINE AND -PIPERAZINE DERIVATIVES AS FUNGICIDES

BAYER CROPSCIENCE AG, Mo...

1. N-(5-Chloro-2-methylphenyl)-4-{4-[5-(2-formylphenyl)-4,5-dihydro-1,2-oxazol-3-yl]-1,3-thiazol-2-yl}piperidine-1-carboxamide
or a salt, metal complex, or N-oxides thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,151,360

METAL CONNECTION PLATE OF A CHAIN LINK OF AN ENERGY CHAIN

Tsubaki Kabelschlepp GmbH...

1. A metal connecting plate of a chain link of an energy chain having two ends, wherein one end has first elements and the
other end has second elements, wherein the first elements can be inserted into the second elements of a further connecting
plate in such a way that the connecting plates are rotatably connected to one another, wherein the first and the second elements
are respectively formed by a hole having a projecting rim and the projecting rims form mutually corresponding stop faces which
protrude substantially perpendicularly to an extent of the connecting plate; and
wherein the first and second elements extend from the connecting plate in a same direction from a single side of the connecting
plate.

US Pat. No. 9,149,273

PACKAGED ANTIMICROBIAL MEDICAL DEVICE

Ethicon, Inc., Somervill...

1. A packaged medical device, comprising
a sealed package having an inner surface; and
a medical device positioned within said sealed package,
wherein the inner surface of said sealed package has deposited thereon a coating composition comprising a film-forming polymer,
a substantially water-insoluble salt of a C6 or higher fatty acid and an antimicrobial agent selected from the group consisting of halogenated hydroxyl ethers, acyloxydiphenyl
ethers and combinations thereof, in an amount sufficient to substantially inhibit bacterial colonization within the sealed
package.

US Pat. No. 9,152,650

MOBILE DEVICE DATA RECOVERY

EMC Corporation, Hopkint...

1. A method for managing mobile device data, comprising:
using a processor to access a server with a unique identifier;
allocating bandwidth and storage resources based on the unique identifier;
storing data of a source mobile device designed to only operate in a first geographical area to the server based on the unique
identifier, wherein the stored data comprises a snapshot of the source mobile device, the snapshot including data on disk
and data in memory;

determining data to be transferred to a temporary mobile device designed to only operate in a second geographical area, wherein
the second geographical area is different from the first geographical area, wherein the determined data is the data from the
source mobile device;

transmitting the determined data to the temporary mobile device to allow a user of the source mobile device to use the temporary
mobile device as a substitute for the source mobile device while the user is traveling in the second geographical area;

determining data to be recovered to a target mobile device, wherein the determined data is the data from the source mobile
device, and wherein determining data to be recovered includes determining a file from a plurality of files to be recovered;

transmitting the determined data to the target mobile device based on the unique identifier; and
storing the transmitted data on the target mobile device.

US Pat. No. 9,153,735

OPTOELECTRONIC SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENT

OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTOR ...

1. Optoelectronic semiconductor component, comprising:
a carrier having an upper side and a lower side opposite to the upper side;
at least one radiation-emitting semiconductor device which is disposed on the upper side and has a radiation emission surface,
through which at least a portion of the electromagnetic radiation, which is generated during operation of the radiation emitting
semiconductor device, leaves the radiation-emitting semiconductor device;

a radiation-absorbing layer which is arranged to absorb ambient light, which impinges upon the optoelectronic semiconductor
component, such that an outer surface of the optoelectronic semiconductor component facing away from the carrier appears black
at least in places; and

a radiation-reflecting layer which covers the lateral surfaces of the semiconductor device in places and which is disposed
in a vertical direction between the carrier and the radiation-absorbing layer,

wherein the radiation-absorbing layer completely encircles the radiation-emitting semiconductor device in a lateral direction
and is in direct contact, at least in places, with lateral surfaces of the radiation-emitting semiconductor device,

wherein the outer surface of the semiconductor component is formed at least in places by an outer surface of the radiation-absorbing
layer, and

wherein the radiation emission surface is free from the radiation-absorbing layer.

US Pat. No. 9,151,197

PARTICLE SEPARATOR WITH A METAL LAYER THROUGH WHICH EXHAUST GAS CAN FLOW AND MOTOR VEHICLE HAVING AT LEAST ONE PARTICLE SEPARATOR

EMITEC Gesellschaft fuer ...

1. A particle separator for the treatment of exhaust gases of an internal combustion engine, the particle separator comprising:
a housing having an inlet opening, an outlet opening, a cross section, regions being at least mutually spaced apart or opposite
one another, and a central axis; and

at least one metallic layer through which an exhaust gas can flow, said at least one metallic layer disposed in said housing;
said at least one metallic layer having an undulation with peaks and troughs spanning said cross section of said housing,
said undulation extending rectilinearly from one of said regions of said housing to another of said regions of said housing
being at least mutually spaced apart or opposite one another; said undulation having a maximum running transversely relative
to said housing and a minimum running transversely relative to said housing; and said maximum and said minimum being spaced
apart in the axial direction by a spacing corresponding at least to an average radius of said housing; and

said at least one metallic layer having openings with a width in a range of from 0.1 to 0.2 mm.

US Pat. No. 9,154,157

SEARCH UNIT TO ACCELERATE VARIABLE LENGTH COMPRESSION/DECOMPRESSION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A method for performing efficient operations to compress or decompress data, the method comprising:
receiving, at a processor core, data comprising a table to be searched;
sorting, at the processor core, the table data by a search column;
populating, in a search unit within the processor core, a look-up table with the sorted table data;
receiving, at the search unit, data for processing, wherein the data for processing comprises a plurality of symbols;
for each symbol in the data for processing:
searching, with the search unit, the look-up table for a match to the symbol;
identifying, with the search unit, a matching row of the look-up table;
adding, at the processor core, a portion of the matching row to a data stream for output;
transmitting, from the search unit, the output data stream to a receiver, wherein the output data represents a transformation
of the data for processing into compression values or decompression values corresponding to the data for processing.

US Pat. No. 9,153,583

III-V LAYERS FOR N-TYPE AND P-TYPE MOS SOURCE-DRAIN CONTACTS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A semiconductor integrated circuit, comprising:
a substrate having a number of channel regions;
a gate electrode above each channel region, wherein a gate dielectric layer is provided between each gate electrode and a
corresponding channel region;

p-type source/drain regions comprising silicon in the substrate and adjacent to a corresponding channel region;
n-type source/drain regions comprising silicon in the substrate and adjacent to a corresponding channel region;
a doped III-V semiconductor material layer on at least a portion of the p-type source/drain regions and a portion of the n-type
source/drain regions; and

a metal contact on the III-V semiconductor material layer.

US Pat. No. 9,155,082

INTERFERENCE MITIGATION IN THE CONTEXT OF HETEROGENEOUS NETWORKS WITH COORDINATED TRANSMISSION POINTS WITH A COMMON TRANSMISSION POINT IDENTITY

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A computer program product comprising a non-transitory computer usable medium having a computer readable program code embodied
therein, the computer readable program code adapted to be executed to implement instructions for a method for mitigating interference
across clusters of wireless transmission points, comprising:
configuring, at a Down Link (DL) transmission point, a Relative Narrowband Transmit Power (RNTP) message indicating a first
set of resource blocks at which the DL transmission point is set to transmit with a power that is one of at a power threshold
and above a power threshold and a second set of resource blocks at which the DL transmission point is set to transmit with
a power less than the power threshold;

identifying an attribute of the DL transmission point corresponding to the RNTP message distinct from a common Cell-IDentification
(Cell-ID) of a Coordinated Multi Point (CoMP) cluster to which the DL transmission point pertains, the common Cell-ID also
pertaining to at least one other transmission point in the CoMP cluster; and

sending the RNTP message via a backhaul link to at least one additional transmission point to enable at least one additional
transmission point to schedule a wireless mobile device near a boundary for the DL transmission point on a resource block
within a same frequency range as a resource block for which the DL transmission point is set to transmit with a power of less
than the power threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,153,824

FUNCTIONAL LAYER FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE FUEL CELLS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION

1. A functional layer for a high-temperature fuel cell, comprising:
a material comprising at least two phases, a first phase of the at least two phases being a perovskite ceramic material containing
bismuth-cobalt, a second phase of the at least two phases being at least one of a bismuth manganite and bismuth cobaltite,

wherein the layer is arranged between an interconnector and a cathode,
wherein the first phase is formed with a perovskite containing bismuth-cobalt in accordance with the formula Ln1?x?zBizAxM1?yCOyO3??, where x?0.35, 0?z?0.05, 0.1?y?0.6, Ln=rare earths, A=alkaline earth, M=transition metals.

US Pat. No. 9,150,625

CHLOROPLAST TRANSIT PEPTIDES AND METHODS OF THEIR USE

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. A recombinant polynucleotide encoding a chloroplast transit peptide (CTP) operably linked to a heterologous polynucleotide
encoding a polypeptide of interest, wherein the CTP comprises
a) an amino acid sequence comprising the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NOS: 6 or 7; or
b) an amino acid sequence having at least 85% sequence identity to SEQ ID NOS: 6 or 7, wherein said amino acid sequence has
CTP activity.

US Pat. No. 9,154,773

2D/3D LOCALIZATION AND POSE ESTIMATION OF HARNESS CABLES USING A CONFIGURABLE STRUCTURE REPRESENTATION FOR ROBOT OPERATIONS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A cable harness visualization system, comprising:
a three-dimensional, i.e., 3D, imaging system imaging at least one physical cable harness and creating a 3D cable harness
model of the imaged physical cable harness;

a cable structure representation module representing said 3D cable harness model in terms of sets of predefined primitive
3D shapes and node markers, each primitive 3D geometric shape being of known dimensions, the imaged physical cable harness
having connectors and non-rigid cable segments, said node markers defining the opposing ends of said non-rigid cable segments,
each non-rigid cable segment being joined to a connector or to another non-rigid cable segment at a node marker;

wherein:
each non-rigid cable segment is represented by a corresponding one of said sets of predefined primitive 3D shapes;
the corresponding set of predefined primitive 3D shapes consisting of a train of primitive 3D geometric shapes that spatially
track the path of its corresponding non-rigid cable segment, each non-rigid cable segment extends into the interior of its
corresponding train of geometric shapes, and the individual geometric shapes within a train of geometric shapes turn in accord
with twists and turns of the non-rigid cable segment they represent;

wherein in said cable structure representation module,
IF a non-rigid cable segment consists of a plurality of wires substantially coupled linearly side-by-side each other to a
connector, THEN its corresponding train of primitive 3D geometric shapes consists of a train of rectangular prisms;

ELSE its corresponding train of primitive 3D geometric shapes consists of a train of cylinders.

US Pat. No. 9,152,672

METHOD FOR STORAGE, QUERYING, AND ANALYSIS OF TIME SERIES DATA

General Electric Company,...

1. A method for performing queries on a distributed time series data storage system having a time series database that stores
data blocks containing time stamped data across a plurality of computing devices, and an index database that stores an index
associated with the time stamped data in each data block, the method comprising:
sending a query to a query layer running on a first computing device, the query specifying criteria that define a set of data
retrieved from the time series data storage system and an analysis performed on the set of data;

requesting from the index database the indices associated with the data blocks stored in the time series database needed to
evaluate the query;

returning the indices back to the query layer;
preparing a sub-query that produces appropriate data matching the criteria, the sub-query including the criteria and a logical
operation performed on the data matching the criteria;

forwarding the sub-query to an evaluator running on each of the plurality of computing devices that are identified in the
returned indices as holding data corresponding to the data blocks needed to evaluate the query;

evaluating the criteria specified in the sub-query in each evaluator with respect to the data blocks stored on the same computing
device on which the evaluator is running in order to select a subset of data;

performing the logical operation specified in the sub-query in each evaluator on the subset of data generated in that evaluator
in the evaluating step above to generate a sub-result;

receiving each sub-result from each evaluator at an output handler; and
combining the sub-result from each evaluator into a query result.

US Pat. No. 9,152,565

ADAPTIVE FILE READAHEAD TECHNIQUE FOR MULTIPLE READ STREAMS

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A computer data storage system, comprising:
a processor configured to execute a storage operating system of the computer data storage system, the storage operating system
configured to:

concurrently manage a separate set of readahead metadata associated with each respective read stream of a plurality of read
streams, each read stream configured to implement a different readahead algorithm;

allocate a first readset data structure to store a first set of readahead metadata associated with a first read stream of
the plurality of read streams, the first readset data structure associated with a data container served by the computer data
storage system, the first set of readahead metadata including information associated with a first readahead algorithm;

match a first client read request directed to the data container with the first read stream where the match between the first
client read request and the first read stream is one of an exact match, a fuzzy match, and an empty match, and in response
to the match, the storage operating system further configured to perform a first readahead operation for the client read request
in accordance with the information associated with the first readahead algorithm of the first set of readahead metadata associated
with the first read stream and stored in the first readset data structure; and

match a second client read request directed to a second read stream of the plurality of read streams, and in response to the
match, the storage operating system further configured to perform a second readahead operation for the second client read
request in accordance with information associated with a second readahead algorithm of a second set of readahead metadata
associated with the second read stream and stored in a second readset data structure, wherein the first readahead algorithm
is different than the second readahead algorithm.

US Pat. No. 9,152,420

BITSTREAM BUFFER MANIPULATION WITH A SIMD MERGE INSTRUCTION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system comprising:
a processor comprising:
a plurality of registers;
an instruction decoder to decode a shift right merge instruction indicating a first 32-bit source operand and a second 32-bit
source operand, the first 32-bit source operand including a first four 8-bit byte data elements, the second 32-bit source
operand including a second four 8-bit byte data elements; and

an execution unit coupled with the instruction decoder and the plurality of registers, the execution unit in response to the
shift right merge instruction to:

shift the second 32-bit source operand right by one byte;
merge a least significant 8-bit byte data element of the first 32-bit source operand into a most significant byte position
of the shifted second 32-bit source operand to generate a result; and

store the result in a 32-bit destination indicated by the shift right merge instruction;
a Bluetooth universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART) interface coupled to communicate with the processor;
a universal serial bus (USB) interface coupled to communicate with the processor;
a synchronous dynamic random access memory (SDRAM) control interface coupled to communicate with the processor; and
a flash interface coupled to communicate with the processor.

US Pat. No. 9,153,880

GROUND CONNECTION BODY

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A ground connection body for collectively connecting ground wires to a plurality of ground locations provided on a wall
surface in a vehicle, comprising:
a first wire-side terminal portion shaped to be connectable to an end of a first ground wire;
a second wire-side terminal portion shaped to be connectable to an end of a second ground wire different from the first ground
wire; and

a first ground-side terminal portion electrically connected to each of the first and second wire-side terminal portions, including
a first ground location connection part connectable to a first ground location and a second ground location connection part
connectable to a second ground location different from the first ground location and having such a relative positional relationship
that the first and second ground location connection parts are simultaneously connectable to the first and second ground locations;

wherein the second wire-side terminal portion is obliquely arranged relatively with respect to the first wire-side terminal
portion so that the second ground wire connected to the second wire-side terminal portion extends in a direction toward the
first ground wire connected to the first wire-side terminal portion with distance from the first ground-side terminal portion.

US Pat. No. 9,151,211

METHOD OF MONITORING AN ENGINE COOLANT SYSTEM OF A VEHICLE

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method of monitoring an engine coolant system of a vehicle, the method comprising:
circulating an engine coolant through the engine coolant system, including an engine operable to generate heat that the engine
coolant absorbs to cool the engine, a heat exchanger operable to remove heat from the engine coolant, a thermostat disposed
within the coolant system between the heat exchanger and the engine and operable to control the flow of the engine coolant
through the engine, and a temperature sensor operable for sensing a current temperature of the engine coolant;

modeling a total amount of energy stored within the engine coolant of the engine coolant system;
measuring an actual temperature of the engine coolant circulating through the engine coolant system with the temperature sensor;
comparing an actual temperature of the engine coolant to a minimum target temperature, with an engine coolant diagnostic test
algorithm executed by an engine controller to determine if the actual temperature of the engine coolant is greater than the
target temperature, equal to the target temperature or less than the target temperature;

reporting a system pass value, with the engine coolant diagnostic test algorithm executed by the engine controller when the
actual temperature of the engine coolant is equal to or greater than the target temperature;

comparing the modeled total amount of energy stored within the engine coolant to a maximum stored energy limit, with the engine
coolant diagnostic test algorithm executed by the engine controller when the actual temperature of the engine coolant is less
than the target temperature to determine if the modeled amount of energy stored within the engine coolant is greater than
the maximum stored energy limit, equal to the maximum stored energy limit or less than the maximum stored energy limit; and

reporting a system fail value, with the engine coolant diagnostic test algorithm executed by the engine controller when the
modeled amount of energy stored within the engine coolant is equal to or greater than the maximum energy limit.

US Pat. No. 9,155,199

PASSIVE DEVICE EMBEDDED IN SUBSTRATE AND SUBSTRATE WITH PASSIVE DEVICE EMBEDDED THEREIN

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A substrate with a passive device embedded therein, comprising:
a core layer having a cavity;
a passive device comprising
a laminate formed by alternately laminating a plurality of internal electrodes and dielectric layers,
a first external electrode having a first upper cover region, which covers a part of an upper portion of the laminate, and
a first lower cover region, which covers a part of a lower portion of the laminate and has a smaller area than the first upper
cover region, and

a second external electrode having a second lower cover region, which covers a part of the lower portion of the laminate,
and a second upper cover region, which covers a part of the upper portion of the laminate and has a smaller area than the
second upper cover region, wherein the first upper cover region is larger than the second upper cover region, and the second
lower upper region has a larger area than the first lower cover region, and embedded in the cavity;

insulating layers laminated on and under the core layer;
circuit patterns formed on the insulating layers; and
vias respectively mounted on the first upper cover region and the second lower cover region of the passive device through
the insulating layers to electrically connect the first and second external electrodes to the circuit patterns, wherein only
one via is on the first upper cover region of the passive device and only one via is on the second lower cover region of the
passive device.

US Pat. No. 9,154,913

DISABLING OPERATION OF FEATURES ON A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE BASED UPON LOCATION

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A wireless communication device, said device comprising:
a radiofrequency transceiver for receiving policy settings for at least two subsystems of the device;
a memory storing data defining geographical boundaries of a restricted area and said memory also storing data defining a functional
restriction imposed on the wireless communication device relative to the restricted area;

a position determiner that receives position information that defines a present geographical position of the device and determines
whether the device is presently located in the restricted area based on a comparison to the geographical boundaries of the
restricted area stored in memory; and

a controller that adapts a functionality of the device based on the determination of whether the device is presently located
in the restricted area.

US Pat. No. 9,154,883

LOW RISE SPEAKER ASSEMBLY HAVING A DUAL VOICE COIL DRIVER

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A speaker assembly comprising:
an enclosure having an acoustic chamber and an acoustic output opening; and
a speaker driver having,
a sound radiating surface,
a first voice coil and a second voice coil positioned along opposite faces, respectively, of the sound radiating surface,
a first magnet assembly having an elongated gap in which part of the first voice coil is positioned to vibrate, and
a second magnet assembly having an elongated gap in which part of the second voice coil is positioned to vibrate,
wherein the first magnet assembly elongated gap is orientated lengthwise toward the acoustic chamber, and the second magnet
assembly elongated gap is oriented lengthwise toward the acoustic output opening.

US Pat. No. 9,151,473

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, LIGHT-TRANSMISSIVE COVER PLATE, AND PORTABLE DEVICE

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. An electronic apparatus, comprising:
an image display device; and
a light-transmissive cover plate that includes a first surface facing the image display device and a second surface positioned
on the opposite side of the first surface,

wherein the light-transmissive cover plate is made of a single crystal that contains alumina (Al2O3) as a main component and has a step-terrace structure in at least a portion of the second surface,

wherein the second surface is a plane inclined from a-plane in the single crystal which contains alumina (Al2O3) as a main component at an angle from the a-plane that is less than 1.5°, and

wherein a virtual line perpendicular to the second surface is inclined with respect to a c-axis in the single crystal containing
alumina (Al2O3) as a main component.

US Pat. No. 9,153,442

PROCESSING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HALIDE SCAVENGING

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A method of processing a substrate, the method comprising:
transferring a substrate from a holding chamber to a loading chamber through a factory interface with a first transfer device;
evacuating the loading chamber such that the substrate is maintained in a vacuum environment;
transferring the substrate from the evacuated loading chamber to a process chamber with a second transfer device;
transferring the substrate from the process chamber to the loading chamber with the second transfer device;
removing the vacuum conditions from the loading chamber;
transferring the substrate to a wet etching station using the first transfer device, wherein the wet etching station is coupled
with the factory interface and is accessible by the first transfer device; and

transferring the substrate from the loading chamber to a storage chamber with the first transfer device.

US Pat. No. 9,153,927

REGENERATIVE AMPLIFIER, LASER APPARATUS, AND EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATION SYSTEM

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A regenerative amplifier used in combination with a laser device, the regenerative amplifier comprising:
a slab amplifier provided between the pair of the resonator mirrors for amplifying a laser beam with a predetermined wavelength
outputted from the laser device;

a first optical system disposed to configure a multipass optical path along which the laser beam is reciprocated inside the
amplifier, the first optical system transferring an optical image of the laser beam at a first position on a light of the
laser beam including the multipass optical path as an optical image of the laser beam at a second position on the optical
path and transferring the optical image of the laser beam at the second position as the optical image of the laser beam at
the first position;

a second optical system located at one end of the optical path; and
a third optical system located at the other end of the optical path, wherein
the first position is positioned between the second optical system and the slab amplifier,
the second position is positioned between the third optical system and the slab amplifier,
the second optical system transfers the optical image of the laser beam at the first position as the optical image of the
laser beam at the first position, and

the third optical system transfers the optical image of the laser beam at the second position as the optical image of the
laser beam at the second position.

US Pat. No. 9,152,482

MULTI-CORE PROCESSOR SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A multi-core processor system comprising:
multiple central processor units each of which is separately connected to a group of level-one hardware message queues configured
to process messages in the level-one hardware message queues, wherein the group of level-one hardware message queues is further
connected to a group of level-two hardware message queues configured to push messages to the level-one hardware message queues.

US Pat. No. 9,154,324

METHOD AND FILTER SYSTEM FOR FILTERING MESSAGES RECEIVED VIA A SERIAL DATA BUS OF A COMMUNICATION NETWORK BY A USER OF THE NETWORK

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for filtering messages, which are received, via a serial data bus of a communication network, in a communication
module of a user connected to the data bus, the method comprising:
using a filter system, the messages each having an identifier for identification, and the characteristics of the filter system
being defined by message identifiers which are stored in at least one list of the filter system, wherein each identifier specifies
a priority of a corresponding message;

storing multiple identifier pairs in the at least one list of the filter system which define a range delimited in each case
by a first identifier and a second identifier;

comparing the identifier for an incoming message to at least selected identifier pairs;
making a query concerning whether the identifier for the incoming message is greater than or equal to the first identifier
of a selected identifier pair and less than or equal to the second identifier of the selected identifier pair;

wherein:
each identifier pair has an associated filter type information stored in the at least one list, each item of filter type information
identifying whether an incoming message that is within the range delimited by the first identifier and the second identifier
of a respectively associated identifier pair should be forwarded to the application or rejected;

forwarding the incoming message to the application in response to determining that (a) the identifier for the incoming message
is within the range delimited by the first identifier and the second identifier of the selected identifier pair, and (b) the
filter type information of the selected identifier pair identifies forwarding; and

rejecting the incoming message to the application in response to determining that (a) the identifier for the incoming message
is within the range delimited by the first identifier and the second identifier of the selected identifier pair, and (b) the
filter type information of the selected identifier pair identifies rejecting.

US Pat. No. 9,152,554

NON-VOLATILE MEMORY SYSTEM WITH COMPRESSION AND ENCRYPTION OF DATA

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A memory system comprising:
a non-volatile memory;
a cache memory partitioned into at least a first area, a second area, and a third area;
a compressor configured to compress data;
an encryptor configured to encrypt data;
a decryptor configured to decrypt data;
a data flow controller configured to perform a first process that causes the encryptor to encrypt user data received from
a host in a non-compressed state and stored in the first area, and causes the encrypted user data to be written into the non-volatile
memory via the second area, and a second process that causes the encrypted user data to be subsequently read out from the
non-volatile memory into the third area, causes the decryptor to decrypt the encrypted user data and store the decrypted user
data in the first area, causes the compressor to compress the decrypted user data, causes the encryptor to encrypt the compressed
user data, and causes the encrypted and compressed user data to be written into the non-volatile memory via the second area;
and

a pattern tracking unit configured to track frequencies of data patterns during the first process for use during the second
process, wherein

the data flow controller is further configured to maintain a table of user data addresses, and
the frequencies of data patterns are stored in the table and associated with the user data addresses in the table.

US Pat. No. 9,150,016

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LIQUID EJECTION HEAD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A method of manufacturing a liquid ejection head, comprising:
a step of preparing a support substrate provided with a plurality of liquid supply ports for supplying liquid and a plurality
of recesses or through-holes in a main surface thereof, the plurality of liquid supply ports being arranged in a zigzag arrangement
on the main surface;

a step of transferring an adhesive agent onto the main surface by effecting relative movement between the support substrate
and a roller holding the adhesive agent so as to make the recess or through-hole face the roller before the liquid supply
port faces the roller; and

a step of bonding, using the adhesive agent, the support substrate and a plurality of recording element substrates having
energy generating elements for ejecting liquid,

wherein the dimension of the recess or through-hole is greater than the dimension of the liquid supply port in a direction
orthogonal to the direction of the relative movement between the roller and the support substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,153,983

CHARGING DEVICE

SONY Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A charging device comprising:
a first connector configured to be connected to a power source;
a second connector configured to be connected to and supply a voltage to the electronic device;
a magnetic element configured to be connected to a magnet of an electronic device;
a magnetic sensor configured to detect a magnetic force generated by the magnet of the electronic device, wherein the magnetic
sensor comprises

a first magnetic sensor configured to detect a first magnetic polarity;
a second magnetic sensor configured to detect a second magnetic polarity that is different from the first magnetic polarity;
a third magnetic sensor configured to detect the second magnetic polarity;
a fourth magnetic sensor configured to detect the first magnetic polarity;
a first logic circuit connected to the first magnetic sensor and the second magnetic sensor; and
a second logic circuit connected to the third magnetic sensor and the fourth magnetic sensor; and
a switch circuit disposed between the first connector and the second connector and configured to control the polarity of the
voltage supplied to the electronic device from the second connector to be a first polarity when an output of the first logic
circuit indicates that a magnetic force of the first polarity is detected at the first magnetic sensor and a magnetic force
of the second polarity is detected at the second magnetic sensor and control the polarity of the voltage supplied to the electronic
device from the second connector to be a second polarity, which is opposite the first polarity, when an output of the second
logic circuit indicates that a magnetic force of the second polarity is detected at the third magnetic sensor and a magnetic
force of the first polarity is detected at the fourth magnetic sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,152,544

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UPGRADING A FIRMWARE OF A CHIP AND BASEBOARD MANAGEMENT CONTROLLER BY WAITING UNTIL AN IDLE STATE OF A CONNECTED SYSTEM TO FINISH UPGRADE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for upgrading a firmware of a chip, comprising:
obtaining an upgrade file for upgrading the chip;
performing cyclic redundancy check on the obtained upgrade file, to obtain a check result;
when the obtained check result is that the upgrade file is damaged, notifying upper software that the upgrade fails; and
when the obtained check result is that the upgrade file is not damaged, upgrading, based on the upgrade file, data in a flash
memory storing data of the chip, and not performing a reset operation on the chip at this time; and

when it is acquired, through detection, that a state of a service system that is connected to the chip is a service idle state,
replicating the upgraded data in the flash memory to a random access memory in the chip, and performing the reset operation
on the chip;

wherein the detection comprises: regularly querying a state parameter of the service system through an upgrade process, to
acquire whether the state of the service system is the service idle state; and

when the upgrade process queries that the state of the service system is the service idle state, determining that the state
which is of the service system connected to the chip and acquired through detection is the service idle state.

US Pat. No. 9,152,058

LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD INVOLVING A MEMBER AND A FLUID OPENING

ASML NETHERLANDS B.V., V...

1. An exposure apparatus comprising:
a movable table comprising a top surface having an object support surface portion to support an object;
a member, movably separate from the table and located on a member support surface portion of the top surface of the table,
to provide a surface substantially co-planar with a top surface of the object in or on the table, wherein the object and member
support surface portions are substantially co-planar;

a projection system configured to project a radiation beam onto a radiation-sensitive target portion of a substrate; and
a liquid supply system configured to provide a liquid to a space between the projection system and the object, the liquid
supply system comprising an inlet to supply the liquid,

wherein the table further comprises a recess recessed into the top surface of the table and extending below the object and
member support surface portions and a fluid opening, below a gap opening between the object when supported on the table and
the member, to remove the liquid entering the gap opening, the fluid opening being separate from the inlet and in an upwardly
facing surface of the recess below the object and member support surface portions, the upwardly facing surface extending on
opposite sides of the fluid opening.

US Pat. No. 9,150,294

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, each of the plurality of outboard motors including a propeller
and configured to be steered independently of one another;

a vibration detecting section configured to detect a vibration of the plurality of outboard motors; and
a control section configured and programmed to, when the vibration detecting section detects a vibration of the plurality
of outboard motors, execute a vibration suppression control that changes at least one of a direction of a rotational axis
of the propeller and a position of the propeller with respect to at least one of the plurality of outboard motors.

US Pat. No. 9,150,418

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GRAPHENE FORMATION

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF T...

1. A method of forming a film of graphene, the method comprising:
placing a substrate on a holder in a processing chamber at a reduced pressure, wherein the processing chamber includes at
least one atmospheric gas;

performing a room temperature surface treatment process on at least a portion of the substrate;
providing a carbon containing material in the processing chamber;
exposing the substrate to the carbon containing material; and
converting, at room temperature, a portion of the carbon containing material to a film of graphene.

US Pat. No. 9,155,196

WIRING BOARD

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

1. A wiring board, comprising:
a substrate having a laminated-inductor forming portion and comprising a plurality of first insulation layers and a second
insulation layer formed on a first side of the plurality of first insulation layers such that the plurality of first insulation
layers has the laminated-inductor forming portion; and

a planar conductor formed on the second insulation layer of the substrate and configured to shield electromagnetic force generated
from the laminated-inductor forming portion of the substrate,

wherein the laminated-inductor forming portion of the substrate has a plurality of inductor patterns formed on the first insulation
layers and a plurality of via conductors connecting the inductor patterns through the first insulation layers, and the plurality
of inductor patterns includes an uppermost inductor pattern formed between the second insulation layer and the plurality of
first insulation layers such that the uppermost inductor pattern has a distance of 100 ?m or more from the planar conductor.

US Pat. No. 9,155,167

REGISTERING A REPLACEABLE RF-ENABLED FLUORESCENT LAMP STARTER UNIT TO A MASTER UNIT

IXYS Intl Limited, (KY)

1. A method comprising: (a) registering a wireless fluorescent lamp starter unit to a master unit, wherein the registering
involves storing registration information in the starter unit so that the registration information is then usable to distinguish
wireless communications received from the master unit from other wireless communications received onto the master unit.

US Pat. No. 9,152,301

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS INCLUDING PLURALITY OF DISPLAY PORTIONS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM

NINTENDO CO., LTD., Kyot...

1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:
a handheld housing;
a processing unit;
a display device configured to provide a first display area and a second display area;
first and second operation portions included with the handheld housing and respectively positioned to be actionable by respective
fingers of left and right hands holding the handheld housing;

a third operation portion included with the handheld housing and positioned to be actionable by a finger of any one of left
and right hands holding the handheld housing, the finger of any one of left and right hands being different from the respective
fingers for activating the first and second operation portions; and

a direction operation portion included with the handheld housing and positioned to be actionable by a finger of the other
one of the left and right hands holding the handheld housing, the finger of the other one of the left and right hands being
different from the fingers for activating the first, second, and third operations portions,

said processing unit including:
a first object selection unit for at least partially displaying a first object group on said first display area and selecting
at least one first object from said first object group in response to an operation of said direction operation portion,

a second object display unit for changing a selected position within an ordered second object group in response to an operation
of said first or second operation portion and causing said display device to display at least one object included in said
second object group on said first display area and corresponding to the selected position, and

an object addition unit for adding a new object corresponding to the selected first object at a position corresponding to
said selected position in said second object group in response to an operation of said third operation portion and then displaying
at least one object included in said second object group on said second display area.

US Pat. No. 9,154,987

RELAY-TO-RELAY INTERFERENCE COORDINATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:
receiving neighbor cell measurement results at a first relay node, the neighbor cell measurement results originating from
at least one mobile device located in a communications coverage area of the first relay node and served by the first relay
node;

estimating from the received neighbor cell measurement results an amount of interference experienced by the first relay node
due to operation of a second relay node; and

sending an interference report, comprising an indication of the estimated amount of interference, from the first relay node
to a network access node serving the second relay node or to the second relay node.

US Pat. No. 9,154,986

METHOD OF MINIMIZATION OF DRIVE TESTS MEASUREMENT CONFIGURATION TRIGGERING

ACER INCORPORATED, Xizhi...

1. A method of MDT measurement configuration triggering for a mobile device in a wireless communication system, the method
comprising:
determining whether an event predefined in the mobile device occurs; and
transmitting a message for indicating to a network of the wireless communication system to configure a MDT measurement to
the mobile device, to the network when the event occurs;

wherein determining whether the event predefined in the mobile device occurs comprises:
determining whether the event predefined in the mobile device occurs according to a voice quality, voice rate, channel quality,
data throughput, signal strength and/or signal quality;

wherein transmitting the message for indicating to the network of the wireless communication system to configure the MDT measurement
to the mobile device, to the network when the event occurs comprises:

including an cause value associated to the event in the message; and
transmitting the message including the cause value to the network, whereby the network configures the MDT measurement according
to the cause value.

US Pat. No. 9,152,165

COUNTERBALANCED CONTROL STICK SYSTEM

Airbus Helicopters Deutsc...

1. A counterbalanced control stick system for a vehicle, particularly a counterbalanced control stick system for an air vehicle,
comprising:
a shaft with a shaft axis rotationally mounted in a casing;
a joystick with a transversal axis, said joystick being pivotally mounted relative to said rotational shaft axis for angular
movements of said joystick relative to said shaft axis, said joystick being provided with a handgrip section on a first side
of said shaft and an opposed section on a second side opposed to said first side relative to said shaft, said opposed section
of said joystick being linked by resilient means to adjustable fixing points, characterized in that a movable plate is provided,
said movable plate being offset from the joystick and movable relative to said casing and in that the adjustable fixing points
are controlled by means of said movable plate;

at least one angle sensor is provided at the shaft and/or the joystick respectively for detection of any angular moves of
the shaft relative to the casing and/or of the joystick relative to the shaft; and

electronics are provided to which signals generated by the at least one angle sensor are supplied and where the signals are
digitized and differing detected values are harmonized,

wherein a supplemental rotational spring and/or a bent leaf spring is/are associated to the shaft, and wherein a gear pattern
is provided on respective parts of the rotational shaft interacting with the supplemental rotational spring and/or the bent
leaf spring.

US Pat. No. 9,154,436

DELAYCAST QUEUE PRIORITIZATION

VIASAT INC., Carlsbad, C...

1. A method for prioritizing communications of content objects in a communications infrastructure that provides sharing of
a communications link over which a provider-side system is in communication with a plurality of subscriber-side systems, the
method comprising:
determining, by a provider-side system, that a content object received at the provider-side system is a delayable content
object requested by at least one of a plurality of subscriber-side systems, the subscriber-side systems being associated with
a plurality of subscriber clusters;

calculating, by the provider-side system, a scheduler score for the delayable content object according to a set of link-level
scalars;

calculating, by the provider-side system, a set of storage scores for the delayable content object according to a set of storage-level
scalars as applied to at least some of the subscriber clusters, wherein the provider-side system comprises a storage manager
instance associated with each of the subscriber clusters, and each storage manager instance calculates the set of storage
scores for each content object according to the set of storage-level scalars as applied to its associated subscriber cluster;

assigning the delayable content object to a provider-side queue of content objects in a priority order according to the scheduler
score of the delayable content object; and

multicasting the content objects from the queue to the subscriber-side systems along with associated control data corresponding
to the respective storage scores of the content objects and usable by the subscriber-side systems in determining whether to
locally store the content objects.

US Pat. No. 9,154,300

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING JOINT RANDOMNESS

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A method for determining Joint Randomness Not Shared by Others (JRNSO) comprising:
transmitting, from a first wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) to a second WTRU over a first channel frequency, a first
signal comprising a first private pilot, wherein the first private pilot is known only to the first WRTU;

receiving, at the first WTRU from the second WTRU over a second channel frequency, a second signal comprising a second private
pilot and a second channel effect, wherein the second channel frequency is different than the first channel frequency, and
the second private pilot is known only to the second WRTU;

transmitting, from the first WTRU to the second WTRU over the first channel frequency, a third signal comprising the second
signal;

receiving, at the first WTRU from the second WTRU over the second channel frequency, a fourth signal comprising the first
signal, a first channel effect, and the second channel effect;

processing, at the first WTRU, the fourth signal to determine overall channel effects; and
determining, at the first WTRU, JRNSO based on the overall channel effects.

US Pat. No. 9,154,025

PERSONAL CARE DEVICE

BRAUN GMBH, Kronberg (DE...

1. A personal care attachment comprising a drive member structured and configured for being movably coupled to a drive system
that includes a reciprocating drive shaft, the personal care attachment comprising:
a housing; and
a contact element carrier rotatably coupled to the housing;
wherein the drive member is disposed within the housing, the drive member having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal
end having an attachment element and the distal end comprising a connection coupled to the contact element carrier, wherein
the attachment element comprises a permanent magnet or a magnetisable material; and

wherein in operation, when the drive member of the personal care attachment is coupled to the drive system including the reciprocating
drive shaft causing oscillation of the contact element carrier, the contact element carrier oscillates about a rotational
axis at a frequency of between about 150 Hz to about 175 Hz while causing a sound intensity level of less than about 75 dB(A).

US Pat. No. 9,152,861

INDIVIDUAL PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM, INDIVIDUAL PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION METHOD, AND DEVICE AND PROGRAM USED BY SAME

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An individual product identification system of an agricultural, forest and fishery product, comprising:
a storage in which epidermal pattern images in a predetermined scope with a predetermined location of the registered agricultural,
forest and fishery product taken as a reference are stored;

an imaging unit that images the epidermal pattern in the predetermined scope with the predetermined location of the agricultural,
forest and fishery product, being a target of individual product identification, taken as a reference;

an image correcting unit that corrects the epidermal pattern image of the agricultural, forest and fishery product, being
a target of individual product identification, imaged by said imaging unit to an image for collation with said registered
agricultural, forest and fishery product with said predetermined location of the agricultural, forest and fishery product
taken as a reference; and

an individual product identifying unit that collates an image characteristic of the epidermal pattern image of said registered
agricultural, forest and fishery product with the image characteristic of said corrected epidermal pattern image, and identifies
whether said agricultural, forest and fishery product, being a target of individual product identification, is one of the
registered agricultural, forest and fishery products.

US Pat. No. 9,152,835

DECODING UTILIZING IMAGE DATA

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. A computer readable medium storing instructions for performance of a method executable by a processor, the method comprising:
recognizing a format of a frame of image data received from a source;
determining an ID value for the source; and
in response to the recognition of the format of the frame of image data, processing the frame of image data in accordance
with a decode algorithm in an effort to decode a decodable indicia in the frame of image data.

US Pat. No. 9,152,816

METHOD OF MANAGING MEDICAL INFORMATION IN OPERATING SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL INFORMATION DATABASE

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A method of managing medical information in an operating system for a medical information database, the method comprising:
encrypting, by a first user device, first medical information having patient treatment information by using a group key, and
second medical information having patient private information by using a private key corresponding to the first user;

generating, by the first user device, an index corresponding to the encrypted first medical information by selecting one or
more representative keywords;

storing the encrypted first and second medical information and the index to the medical information database;
searching, by a second user device, the medical information database for the encrypted first medical information by using
the index; and

decrypting the searched encrypted first medical information by using the group key.

US Pat. No. 9,149,855

EQUIPMENT FOR FORMING A FRONTAL TOOTHING, IN PARTICULAR ON AN INNER RING OF A WHEEL HUB

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. An apparatus for forming, by means of plastic deformation, a frontal toothing on an inner ring of a wheel hub, the apparatus
comprising:
a substantially rigid plate delimited by first and second faces, opposite to each other,
a plurality of through seats disposed in an axial direction being disposed between the faces of the plate and arranged as
a circular crown about an axis of symmetry (A), perpendicular to which each seat has a transversal circular section shaped
as a circular crown segment; and

a plurality of knives carried by the plate, each axially slidingly guided into a respective seat of the plurality of through
seats, wherein the sliding of each knife is independent of the sliding of the other knives; and wherein

each knife comprises a head which protrudes from the seat from the side of the first face, a prismatic body having an axial
length greater than that of the seat, and a wedge-shaped end, opposite to the head, which protrudes from the second face when
the head substantially abuts against the first face; and wherein

the wedge shaped ends are arranged in the circular crown pattern about the axis of symmetry (A), each longitudinal direction
of the wedge shaped ends extending radially from the axis of symmetry (A), and wherein

the second face being adapted to rest in use substantially abutting against the inner ring of the wheel hub; and wherein
the wedge-shaped ends of the knives are circumferentially adjacent and circumferentially have a first profile, complementary
to that of the frontal toothing to be formed, so that when each knife is pressed against the inner ring, the knife is adapted
to form the profile of the side of two adjacent teeth of the frontal toothing to be obtained on the inner ring.

US Pat. No. 9,154,164

INTERLEAVER AND DEVICE FOR SELECTING SERVICES, FOR A RADIOCOMMUNICATION NETWORK WITH LONG TIME INTERLEAVING AT THE LEVEL OF THE PHYSICAL LAYER

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus for interleaving units representing a chosen number of services grouped into periodic frames in a radio communication
network utilizing long time-period time interleaving, the apparatus comprising:
a first processor configured to decompose one or more link layer frames into a chosen number of groups of services of constant
respective durations, distribute interleaved units of the groups into spreading time intervals of constant respective durations
and spaced apart within a time interleaving period equal to the sum of the group durations, wherein the sum of the group durations
has a duration that is a constant and comprises a frame period;

a second processor in a device configured to select services represented by interleaving units interleaved by the apparatus
and synchronized in regard to said apparatus and configured to, in the event of selection of a group of services to be processed,
start operation periodically during at least the duration of each spreading time interval of said chosen group, and according
to a period equal to the period of the frames to collect interleaved units contained in the spreading time intervals of the
chosen group comprised in a time interleaving period.

US Pat. No. 9,153,552

BUMPLESS BUILD-UP LAYER PACKAGE INCLUDING AN INTEGRATED HEAT SPREADER

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A method of forming a microelectronic die package, comprising:
stacking a lower die surface of a microelectronic die onto a heat spreader in thermal communication with the heat spreader;
forming a cavity through the heat spreader, wherein the cavity forms a direct interface with a portion of the lower die surface
of the microelectronic die;

forming an encapsulation material around the microelectronic die and the heat spreader;
building up a plurality of build-up layers onto an upper die surface of the microelectronic die, opposite the lower die surface;
and

forming a plurality of conductive traces disposed on the build-up layers in electrical communication with an active region
of the microelectronic die.

US Pat. No. 9,151,174

SEALING ASSEMBLY FOR USE IN A ROTARY MACHINE AND METHODS FOR ASSEMBLING A ROTARY MACHINE

General Electric Company,...

1. A sealing assembly for use with a rotary machine, said sealing assembly comprising:
a stator shroud coupled to a casing within the rotary machine, said stator shroud comprising an inner surface that at least
partially defines a cavity within the casing;

at least one stator labyrinth tooth extending from said stator shroud inner surface and circumscribing a rotor assembly positioned
within the casing, said at least one stator labyrinth tooth comprises a base portion, a tip portion extending radially inwardly
from said base portion towards the rotor assembly, and an upstream surface that extends between said base and tip portions;
and

at least one protective member coupled to said stator shroud, said protective member positioned upstream from said at least
one stator labyrinth tooth such that a downstream side of said at least one protective member extends across substantially
all of said upstream surface of said at least one stator labyrinth tooth to facilitate reducing a flow of combustion gas across
said at least one stator labyrinth tooth.

US Pat. No. 9,150,018

LIQUID EJECTING HEAD AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting head that ejects liquid comprising:
a flow path member that includes a plurality of pressure chambers through which the liquid flows;
pressure generation elements that include active parts arranged at positions corresponding to the pressure chambers and a
common electrode for generating a common potential to the respective pressure chambers; and

a conductive member that is electrically connected to the common electrode on the flow path member at the side to which the
pressure generation elements are fixed and lowers resistance of the common electrode, wherein

the conductive member forms a part of a wall of a flow path of the liquid, that communicates with the pressure chambers, and
the conductive member and the liquid are electrically connected to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,155,111

MAC RESET AND RECONFIGURATION

INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDI...

11. A method performed by a wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU), the method comprising:
detecting, at the WTRU, a predetermined number of random access channel (RACH) attempts;
indicating, by the WTRU, a MAC layer reset requirement to the one or more layers higher than the MAC layer upon the detection
of the predetermined number of random access channel (RACH) attempts;

receiving a MAC reset command from at least one of the one or more higher layers;
suspending transmission of at least one protocol data unit (PDU) of the MAC entity upon receipt of the MAC reset command;
and

suspending multiplexing and assembly of at least one service data unit (SDU) of the MAC entity upon receipt of the MAC reset
command.

US Pat. No. 9,154,082

INPUT SIGNAL AMPLIFIER

PANASONIC CORPORATION, O...

1. An input signal amplifier. comprising:
an inverting amplifier that outputs an input signal, a logic of which is inverted;
a first switch that switches an input terminal of the inverting amplifier between being grounded and not grounded; and
a feedback resistor connected in parallel with the inverting amplifier and including a first value of resistance and a second
value of resistance that is lower than the first value of resistance,

wherein the feedback resistor includes both a second switch that allows the feedback resistor to have the first value of resistance
and a third switch that allows the feedback resistor to have the second value of resistance, and

wherein when a state of the input signal amplifier switches from off to on, the first switch is controlled to have the input
terminal of the inverting amplifier be not grounded, and the third switch is controlled to have the feedback resister have
the second value of resistance for a predetermined period of time.

US Pat. No. 9,152,240

METHOD FOR PREVIEWING OUTPUT CHARACTER AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A method for previewing an output character, for an electronic device displaying a software input panel (SIP), wherein
the SIP includes a plurality of keys, each of the keys is used to output at least one character, and the method comprises:
receiving a first touch signal generated by pressing a key of the plurality of keys, wherein in response to the key being
pressed according to a multi-tap input method, executing at least:

showing a display window to display characters corresponding to the pressed key, wherein the characters comprise a plurality
of alphabetic characters and a numeric character;

indicating an alphabetic character by changing a display format of the alphabetic character of the characters in the display
window;

receiving a second touch signal on the same pressed key within a predetermined period; and
indicating a numeric character in response to receiving the second touch signal on the same pressed key by changing a display
format of the numeric character of the characters in the display window, and wherein

in response to the key being pressed according to a long-press input method by pressing the key for longer than a predefined
length of time, at least displaying a preset character in the display window, wherein the predefined length of time is 1 second.

US Pat. No. 9,150,491

BICYCLOHEXANE DERIVATIVE COMPOUND AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical C...

1. A bicyclohexane derivative compound of formula (II)
wherein Y independently represents a halogen atom, an acyloxy group, an alkoxycarbonyl group or a hydroxyl group, X1 represents a halogen atom, m represents an integer of 0 to 11, and m? represents an integer of 0 to 10.

US Pat. No. 9,155,122

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENABLING AND DISABLING A SUPPLEMENTARY DOWNLINK CARRIER

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method for wireless communication in a multi-cell capable wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU), the method comprising:
while the WTRU is configured to receive different data from an anchor serving cell and a secondary serving cell simultaneously,
determining a status of the secondary serving cell based on a SECONDARY_CELL_HS_DSCH_RECEPTION variable, wherein the SECONDARY_CELL_HS_DSCH_RECEPTION
variable indicates that the secondary serving cell is enabled when the variable is set to true and indicates that the secondary
serving cell is disabled when the variable is set to false, and wherein the anchor serving cell and the secondary serving
cell are each associated with a respective hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) entity having a HARQ buffer; and

on a condition that the status of the secondary serving cell is determined to be disabled, flushing the HARQ buffer of the
HARQ entity associated with the secondary serving cell.

US Pat. No. 9,153,413

MULTI-BEAM SCANNING ELECTRON BEAM DEVICE AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

Applied Materials Israel,...

1. A multi-beam scanning electron beam device having a column, comprising:
a multi-beam emitter for emitting a plurality of electron beams, wherein the multi-beam emitter is a spot grid array configured
to be used at one or more potentials so that the emission of one emitter appears to be generated by multiple sources;

at least one common electron beam optical element having a common opening for at least two of the plurality of electron beams
and being adapted for commonly influencing at least two of the plurality of electron beams;

at least one individual electron beam optical element for individually influencing the plurality of electron beams;
a common objective lens assembly for focusing the plurality of electron beams having a common excitation for focusing at least
two of the plurality of electron beams, and being adapted for focusing the plurality of electron beams onto a specimen for
generation of a plurality of signal beams, wherein the common objective lens assembly has at least two openings for passing
of the plurality of electron beams, wherein the common objective lens assembly acts commonly on two or more of the plurality
of electron beams and wherein the common objective lens assembly provides common objective lenses comprising magnetic lenses
having a common excitation coil with common pole pieces and an array of individual openings, or comprising common electrostatic
lenses having individual openings in a common lens plate adapted for being on one potential; and

a detection assembly for individually detecting each signal beam on a corresponding detection element, wherein the at least
one common electron beam optical element is a common beam separator with a common control for separating at least two of the
plurality of signal beams from the plurality of electron beams, and wherein the common beam separator is an achromatic beam
separator for the primary beam, wherein the device is adapted so that the beams entering the achromatic beam separator are
parallel to each other, and wherein the device is adapted for avoiding a cross-over in the column.

US Pat. No. 9,150,784

LIGHTING MODULES, LIGHTING APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A lighting module comprising:
an optoelectronic semiconductor chip and a converter element for wavelength conversion,
wherein the optoelectronic semiconductor chip emits electromagnetic radiation comprising a dominant wavelength of 430 nm to
450 nm,

the converter element comprises a first phosphor and a second phosphor,
the first phosphor is a (Y,Lu,Gd,Ce)3(Al,Ga)5O12 garnet phosphor,

the first phosphor emits electromagnetic radiation comprising a wavelength from the blue-green spectral range,
the second phosphor is a (Ca,Sr,Ba,Eu)2Si5N8 with an Eu fraction of 0.5 to 4% or (Ca,Sr,Eu)AlSiN3*Si2N2O with an Eu fraction of 0.1 to 2% nitride-silicate phosphor, and

the second phosphor emits electromagnetic radiation comprising a wavelength from the orange-red spectral range.
US Pat. No. 9,151,738

SOLVENT EXTRACTION USING ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY SILOXANE SOLVENTS

Agilent Technologies, Inc...

1. A method for performing solvent extraction to quantify contamination of a sample by a hydrocarbon contaminant, the method
comprising:
providing a defined quantity of the sample;
providing a defined quantity of a siloxane solvent;
mixing the defined quantity of the sample and the defined quantity of the siloxane solvent to extract the hydrocarbon contaminant
from the sample to form a contaminant solution with the siloxane solvent;

separating the contaminant solution from the sample; and
subjecting at least a portion of the separated contaminant solution to one of: molecular spectroscopic analysis; or gravimetric
analysis; or nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopic analysis.

US Pat. No. 9,154,294

RESYNCHRONIZATION METHOD OF A RECEIVED STREAM OF GROUPS OF BITS

ST-ERICSSON SA, Plan-les...

1. A resynchronization method performed by a receiver of a received stream of groups of bits, the method comprising:
detecting a synchronization loss, and then
iterating checks over different bits until a first bit of a group of bits is found, a most probable first bit being checked
first, the checks being iterated in a checking order of the bits that is different from a chronological reception order, to
check earlier at least one bit among bits most probable to be first bits of the groups, the at least one bit being different
from the most probable first bit, so as to shorten average resynchronization time.

US Pat. No. 9,154,168

SIGNAL PEAK-TO-AVERAGE POWER RATIO (PAR) REDUCTION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method of reducing a peak to average power ratio (PAR) of a signal comprising:
comparing an input signal with a compressed signal to generate an error signal indicating distortion between the input signal
and the compressed signal;

filtering the error signal based on an in-band frequency range to generate an in-band error signal indicating in-band distortion
of the compressed signal with respect to the input signal from which the compressed signal is generated;

filtering the error signal based on an out-of-band frequency range to generate an out-of-band error signal indicating out-of-band
distortion of the compressed signal with respect to the input signal;

applying an in-band gain to the in-band error signal to generate an adjusted in-band error signal;
applying an out-of-band gain to the out-of-band error signal to generate an adjusted out-of-band error signal; and
combining the compressed signal with the adjusted in-band error signal and the adjusted out-of-band error signal to generate
an output signal, the compressed signal being combined with the adjusted in-band error signal and the adjusted out-of-band
error signal, and the in-band gain and the out-of-band gain being based on the output signal such that distortion of the output
signal is reduced with respect to distortion of the compressed signal.

US Pat. No. 9,152,763

CATEGORIZATION OF INFORMATION USING NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING AND PREDEFINED TEMPLATES

Nuance Communications, In...

1. A method comprising:
collecting an initial set of clinical information documenting a medical practitioner's encounter with a patient, the encounter
being of a particular type;

determining, based on the particular type of the encounter, information that one or more reporting standards specify for inclusion
in documentation of encounters of the particular type;

analyzing the initial set of clinical information with respect to the information specified by the one or more reporting standards,
using a processor, to identify additional information that is specified by the one or more reporting standards for documenting
the particular type of patient encounter and that is not included in the initial set of clinical information documenting the
encounter; and

prompting a user to record the additional information specified by the one or more reporting standards for documenting the
encounter between the medical practitioner and the patient.

US Pat. No. 9,151,391

LABYRINTH SEAL HAVING LABYRINTH RINGS WITH DIFFERENT WEAR RESISTANCES

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. A labyrinth seal comprising:
a first labyrinth ring and
a second labyrinth ring engaged with the first labyrinth ring in an at least partially overlapping manner, the first labyrinth
ring being rotatable relative to the second labyrinth ring or the second labyrinth ring being rotatable relative to the first
labyrinth ring,

wherein at least one first surface of the first labyrinth ring opposes at least one second surface of the second labyrinth
ring,

the at least one first surface is comprised of at least one replaceable surface material disposed on a base material, and
the at least one replaceable surface material has a lower wear resistance than the base material and the at least one second
surface, wherein the at least one replaceable surface material is configured to wear faster than the at least one second surface
when the at least one replaceable surface material and the at least one second surface contact during operation.

US Pat. No. 9,150,505

PROPHYLACTIC OR THERAPEUTIC AGENT FOR DIABETES OR OBESITY

AJINOMOTO CO., INC., Tok...

1. A method for treating diabetes or obesity, comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a compound represented
by Formula (I) or a salt thereof:

wherein, R1 and R2, each independently, represent a hydrogen atom or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl;

R3 represents a hydrogen atom;

R4 and R5, each independently, represent a hydrogen atom or C1-6 alkyl;

X represents CH2, an oxygen atom, NH, or a sulfur atom;

Y represents C?O, SO, SO2, or C?S;

R6 represents a hydrogen atom;

G represents R7-substituted phenyl or R7-substituted pyridyl, where the R7-substituted phenyl or the R7-substituted pyridyl may further be substituted with one or two R8;

R7 represents sulfo or carboxyl;

R8 represents C1-6 alkyl, halogeno, hydroxy, C1-6 alkoxy, nitro, sulfo, or C1-3 alkylcarbonylamino, where they may be different when more than one R8 exist;

Q represents a hydrogen atom, substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, carboxyl, CONReRf, CONHNHRg, CORh, phenyl or substituted or unsubstituted oxadiazolyl;

Re and Rf, each independently, represent a hydrogen atom, substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkylsulfonyl, phenylsulfonyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, or hydroxy, or alternatively, Re and Rf may integrally form morpholino;

Rg represents substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkylcarbonyl; and

Rh represents C1-6 alkoxy,

provided that when X is methylene or an oxygen atom, Y is C?O, all of R1-R5 are hydrogen atoms and G is R7-substituted phenyl optionally substituted with one or two R8, then, Q is a group other than carboxyl or CORh.

US Pat. No. 9,149,884

UNIVERSAL HEAD-MIX SWIRL INJECTOR FOR GAS TORCH

The ESAB Group, Inc., Fl...

1. A mixing injector for a gas torch, the mixing injector comprising:
an injector body adapted to be disposed in a head of the torch, the injector body comprising:
a central passageway running between first and second ends of the injector body, a first portion of said central passageway
enclosing a swirl baffle;

a second portion of said central passageway including an injector orifice having a diameter that is smaller than a diameter
of the first portion of said central passageway;

a third portion of said central passageway comprising a mixing chamber, the mixing chamber having a diameter larger than a
diameter of the injector orifice and smaller than the diameter of the first portion of said central passageway, the swirl
baffle, the injector orifice, and the mixing chamber sharing a common axis; and

a gas inlet port extending from a wall of the mixing chamber to an exterior of the injector body, the gas port for receiving
fuel gas from a fuel gas supply and for directing said fuel gas to said mixing chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,154,443

ADVANCED PROCESSOR WITH FAST MESSAGING NETWORK TECHNOLOGY

Broadcom Corporation, Ir...

1. A processor, comprising:
a plurality of processor cores;
a data switch interconnect ring;
a messaging network ring;
an interface switch interconnect ring coupled to said messaging network ring; and
a plurality of communication ports coupled to said messaging network ring via said interface switch interconnect ring, said
messaging network ring being configured to transfer information between at least two of said plurality of processor cores
and any of the plurality of communication ports,

wherein said data switch interconnect ring is directly coupled to each of said plurality of processor cores,
wherein said messaging network ring is directly coupled to each of said plurality of processor cores, and
wherein the data switch interconnect ring, the messaging network ring, and the interface switch interconnect ring are separate
and distinct from each other.

US Pat. No. 9,154,938

OVER-THE-AIR PRE-PAID WIRELESS SYSTEM AND METHOD

TECORE, INC., Hanover, M...

1. A system, implemented on a suitably programmed device, for providing over the air (OTA) prepaid calling services, the system
comprising:
means for receiving from a wireless device a wireless system access request to access the wireless system;
means for determining that the receiving wireless system is not a home system of the wireless device;
means for determining at the receiving wireless system alone that the wireless device does not have a valid profile;
means for allocating an identity for local service in the receiving wireless system to create a temporary profile associated
with the wireless device;

means for setting an expiration time period for the temporary profile;
means for sending an update to a visitor location register (VLR) of the receiving wireless system to add the wireless device
to the VLR, based on the temporary profile; and

means for sending information on the temporary profile in a message to a user of the wireless device announcing the allocated
identity.

US Pat. No. 9,154,483

SECURE DEVICE CONFIGURATION

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A first device comprising:
a communication interface;
at least one memory storing computer-executable instructions; and
at least one processor configured to couple to the communication interface, access the at least one memory, and execute the
computer-executable instructions to:

establish an encrypted connection with a second device using the communication interface;
receive from the second device, using the encrypted connection, a credential request comprising a second device identifier
and a cryptographic nonce;

generate a network credential hash based on network credentials and the cryptographic nonce, wherein the network credentials
comprise data associated with connecting the second device to a network; wherein the data is indicative of at least one or
more of:

a network name associated with the network,
a password associated with the network,
an encryption type associated with the network, or
an encryption key used with the network;
sign a verification request, the verification request comprising the second device identifier, the cryptographic nonce, and
the network credential hash;

send the signed verification request to an association server using the communication interface;
receive from the association server verification data using the communication interface, the verification data comprising
a signed second device identifier, a signed cryptographic nonce, a signed network credential hash, a signed challenge, and
a signed expected challenge response;

send, to the second device using the communication interface, challenge data comprising the signed network credential hash,
the signed cryptographic nonce, and the signed challenge;

receive a challenge response from the second device at the communication interface, the challenge response based at least
in part on the signed challenge;

verify the challenge response against the signed expected challenge response; and
based at least in part on the verification, send the network credentials to the second device using the communication interface.

US Pat. No. 9,153,897

MAG-JACK MODULE

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector, comprising:
a housing, the housing including a port configured to receive a plug connector;
a first and second terminal positioned in the port;
a first and second pin electrically coupled, respectively, to the first and second terminal;
a third and fourth pin;
a conditioning module including a transformer and a choke, the conditioning module having a first and second conductive member
coupled to the first pin and second pin and a third and fourth conductive member coupled to the third and fourth pin, the
first and third conductive member coupled together to form a first wiring pair and the second and fourth conductive member
coupled together to form a second wiring pair, the first and second wiring pair being separately wound through the transformer,
the first and second conductive member being wound through the choke, wherein the transformer is a first transformer and the
conditioning module includes a second transformer positioned on a line side, the second transformer configured to provide
common mode energy sensing, wherein the second transformer is coupled to a centertap of the first transformer and the second
transformer is coupled to two conductive members and a second choke is provided between the second transformer and the two
conductive members.

US Pat. No. 9,153,710

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WIRING SOLAR PANEL ARRAYS

Cooper Technologies Compa...

1. A solar power system comprising:
a combiner module;
a solar array connected to the combiner module, the solar array comprising an array of solar panels arranged in a plurality
of rows;

a plurality of circuits connecting the solar panels of the solar array to the combiner module, each circuit including:
an inter-module wiring arrangement that connects individual solar panels to each other in series; and
a return wiring arrangement that connects the inter-module wiring arrangement to the combiner module;
wherein the solar panels in each row of solar panels are wired to at least two of the circuits in a substantially alternating
manner, such that within each row, individual solar panels that are not adjacent each other are wired directly in series to
one circuit, with intervening solar panels in the row being wired to another circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,154,109

VIBRATOR, OSCILLATOR, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, MOVING OBJECT, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING VIBRATOR

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A vibrator comprising:
a substrate;
a lower electrode disposed above a principal surface of the substrate;
a fixation section disposed above the principal surface of the substrate;
a support section extending from the fixation section; and
an upper electrode supported by the support section so as to be separated from the substrate,
wherein the upper electrode is a vibrating body having an area overlapping the lower electrode in a plan view of the substrate,
the support section is connected to a node part of a vibration provided to the upper electrode as the vibrating body, and
the upper electrode is a 2n-fold rotationally symmetric body having 2n beams extending from the node part of the vibration,
wherein n is a natural number.

US Pat. No. 9,150,209

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING BRAKING EFFORT

General Electric Company,...

1. A method comprising:
monitoring fluid pressures of a braking system with one or more pressure sensors and modeled braking efforts of the braking
system in a vehicle system traveling along a route, the modeled braking efforts representing one or more calculated values
of a braking force expected to be provided by the braking system based on one or more measured parameters of the vehicle system,
wherein the modeled braking efforts may be different from a braking force that is generated by the braking system;

identifying, with one or more processors, one or more time periods before a brake event of the braking system and one or more
time periods after the brake event;

calculating, with the one or more processors, residual forces exerted on the vehicle system during at least one of the one
or more time periods before the brake event or the one or more time periods after the brake event, the residual forces including
one or more forces exerted on the vehicle system other than the braking force generated by the braking system;

determining, with the one or more processors, at least one of an estimated braking effort of the braking system or an estimated
propagation rate at which the estimated braking effort changes using the residual forces that are calculated; and

responsive to determining the at least one of the estimated braking effort or the estimated propagation rate, one or more
of:

changing a time at which a braking notification is provided to an operator of the vehicle system to instruct the operator
to engage the braking system,

revising a trip plan of the vehicle system using the at least one of the estimated braking effort or the estimated propagation
rate, wherein the trip plan designates operational settings of the vehicle system as a function of one or more of time or
distance along the route,

notifying the operator of the vehicle system that the at least one of the estimated braking effort or the estimated propagation
rate differs from at least one of the braking force that is expected to be provided by the braking system or a propagation
rate that is expected to be provided by the braking system, or

notifying an off-board location that the at least one of the estimated braking effort or the estimated propagation rate differs
from the at least one of the braking force that is expected to be provided by the braking system or the propagation rate that
is expected to be provided by the braking system.

US Pat. No. 9,154,868

NOISE CANCELLATION SYSTEM

Cirrus Logic Internationa...

1. An earphone, for location in use in the concha of a user, wherein the earphone comprises:
an earphone body, containing a speaker for generating sounds, wherein the earphone body comprises a sound outlet in a first
surface thereof, for allowing sounds generated by the speaker to leave the earphone body; and

a projection, extending from the first surface of the earphone body, adjacent to the sound outlet, for location in or at the
entrance to the ear canal of the user,

wherein the projection contains a sound inlet port, connected to a microphone for detecting sounds entering the ear canal;
and

wherein the microphone for detecting sounds entering the ear canal is located within said projection.

US Pat. No. 9,153,276

LASER OPTICAL POWER MONITORING USING THERMAL SENSOR OF A HEAD TRANSDUCER

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a light source configured to produce light;
a slider configured to communicate the light to a near-field transducer that uses the light as an energy source for heating
a region of a magnetic recording medium;

a thermal sensor situated on the slider at a location unexposed to the light and configured for sensing a change in temperature
resulting from direct heating of the thermal sensor by the light, wherein the sensed change in thermal sensor temperature
is representative of optical intensity of the light delivered by the light source;

a circuit coupled to the thermal sensor and configured to measure a change in resistance of the thermal sensor in response
to the sensed change in thermal sensor temperature; and

a processor coupled to the circuit and configured to:
compare the measured change in resistance to a threshold indicating that desired light intensity is being delivered; and
produce a signal indicating whether or not the threshold has been reached.

US Pat. No. 9,153,430

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND PROGRAM

Hitachi Kokusai Electric ...

1. A substrate processing apparatus comprising:
a process chamber configured to accommodate a substrate;
a substrate holding member configured to hold the substrate in the process chamber;
a first gas supply system including a first gas supply hole for supplying a first process gas into the process chamber;
a second gas supply system including a second gas supply hole for supplying a second process gas into the process chamber;
and

a catalyst supply system including a catalyst supply hole for supplying a catalyst into the process chamber,
wherein an angle between a first imaginary line connecting a center of the substrate holding member and the first gas supply
hole and a second imaginary line connecting the center of the substrate holding member and the catalyst supply hole ranges
from 63.5 degrees to 296.5 degrees.

US Pat. No. 9,150,706

PHOTO CURABLE RESIN COMPOSITION, IMAGING DISPLAY DEVICE AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. A liquid crystal display device having a laminate structure including
an image display unit having a liquid crystal display cell,
a transparent protective plate, and
a resin layer existent between the image display unit and the transparent protective plate, wherein
the resin layer is a cured material of a photocurable resin composition containing a compound (A) having a photopolymerizable
functional group and an oil gelling agent (B).

US Pat. No. 9,150,415

ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY OF SCANNING AND IMAGE PROCESSING

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A method for measuring topography, the method comprising:
scanning a surface of a structure to produce image data representing a profile of the surface including a first surface feature
of the structure and also including a different second surface feature of the structure;

manipulating the image data to align the first surface feature of the profile with a first axis of a first coordinate system;
and

manipulating the image data to align the second surface feature of the profile with a different second axis of the first coordinate
system.

US Pat. No. 9,155,135

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING DISPLAY DEVICE

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A display device comprising:
an element substrate on which light-emitting elements are arranged, the light-emitting elements being arranged in a display
region of the element substrate;

a sealing resin layer located over the light-emitting elements arranged on the element substrate; and
an opposite substrate located opposite the element substrate with the sealing resin layer therebetween, wherein
the sealing resin layer includes:
a first sealing portion along an outer periphery of the display region, the first sealing portion having a frame-like shape;
a second sealing portion within the first sealing portion, the second sealing portion covering the display region; and
a dendritic portion being a branched extension of the second sealing portion that extends into the first sealing portion,
and

a tip of the dendritic portion is located within an outer periphery of the first sealing portion.

US Pat. No. 9,154,371

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR EFFICIENT USE OF LINK AGGREGATION GROUPS

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a first edge device configured to be included in a plurality of edge devices and configured to be operatively coupled to the
remaining edge devices from the plurality of edge devices via a network interconnect, the first edge device configured to
receive a data unit associated with a multicast group and to be sent to a peripheral processing device from a plurality of
peripheral processing devices, the peripheral processing device being operatively coupled to the network interconnect via
a link aggregation group (LAG) associated with a set of ports on a second edge device from the plurality of edge devices and
a set of ports on a third edge device from the plurality of edge devices,

the first edge device configured to select, in response to receiving the data unit, an edge device set (1) including the third
edge device, (2) not including the second edge device, and (3) from a plurality of edge device sets associated with the multicast
group, each edge device set from the plurality of edge device sets collectively being directly coupled to each peripheral
processing device from the plurality of peripheral processing devices, each edge device set from the plurality of edge device
sets being different than the remaining edge device sets from the plurality of edge device sets,

the first edge device configured to send an instance of the data unit to each edge device associated with the edge device
set such that the third edge device sends an instance of the data unit to the peripheral processing device via a port from
the set of ports on the third edge device based on a selection method that omits the ports from the set of ports on the second
edge device as potential selections.

US Pat. No. 9,149,805

MICROFLUIDIC FLUID SEPARATOR AND RELATED METHODS

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CA...

1. An array of microfluidic filter chips comprising a plurality of microfluidic filter chips, each microfluidic filter chip
for separating target components of a fluid by filtration, the target components adapted to exit though a plurality of output
terminals of the microfluidic filter chip, the microfluidic filter chip comprising:
a plurality of filtering stages comprising a stack of perforated surfaces including a top perforated surface and a bottom
perforated surface,

wherein:
a flow channel is provided above and below each perforated surface,
each perforated surface comprises a plurality of openings through which components of the fluid commensurate with the openings
are adapted to pass,

the diameter of the openings in the perforated surfaces decreases sequentially from the top perforated surface to the bottom
perforated surface, such that the diameter of the openings of the top perforated surface is larger than the diameter of the
openings of all other perforated surfaces in the stack,

an input of the microfluidic filter chip is provided at an entrance of the uppermost flow channel,
an output terminal of the microfluidic filter chip is provided at an end of each flow channel, and
for each stacked perforated surface, the flow channel above the stacked perforated surface is narrower and shallower than
the flow channel below the stacked perforated surface,

wherein the plurality of microfluidic filter chips is stacked and a corresponding output terminal of a flow channel of each
microfluidic filter chip of the array corresponding to a same filtered particle size range for the microfluidic filter chips
of the array is joined together with corresponding output terminals of the microfluidic filter chips of the array.

US Pat. No. 9,153,482

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTIVE DEPOSITION OF COBALT IN SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSING

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A method for forming a semiconductor device structure, the method comprising:
(a) providing a semiconductor substrate having a surface comprising
(i) an exposed layer of copper or copper alloy and
(ii) an exposed layer of dielectric;
(b) treating the substrate surface with a process gas comprising H2, while irradiating the substrate with ultraviolet (UV) radiation in an absence of plasma; and

(c) selectively depositing cobalt metal on the layer of copper or copper alloy, while not depositing cobalt on the layer of
dielectric by contacting the treated substrate with an organometallic cobalt compound comprising a substituted allyl ligand,
and with a reducing agent in an absence of plasma, wherein the organometallic cobalt compound comprising a substituted allyl
ligand is:


where R1 is C1-C8-alkyl, R2 is C1-C8 alkyl, x is zero, 1 or 2; and y is 1.

US Pat. No. 9,152,992

GIFT CAMPAIGNS IN A SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEM

AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC....

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium embodying a program executable in a computing device, the program comprising:
code generates a network page associated with a social networking system, the social networking system integrated with an
electronic commerce system, the electronic commerce system associated with a plurality of items;

code that generates one or more hyperlinks via the social networking system;
code that initiates a gift campaign associated with a recipient on behalf of an initiator, the gift campaign being initiated
by one of the one or more hyperlinks in the social networking system, and the one or more hyperlinks grants permission to
an application to access at least one personal detail about at least one user association of the initiator in the social networking
system;

code that identifies at least one participant for the gift campaign in the social networking system, the at least one participant
having a direct connection with the recipient and the initiator, the at least one participant further being a member of an
interest group in the social networking system of which the recipient and the initiator are members;

code that generates at least one gift suggestion based at least upon profile data associated with the recipient in the social
networking system, the profile data comprising at least one of the interest group in the social networking system with which
the recipient is associated, a topic in the social networking system with which the recipient is associated, text published
by the recipient in the social networking system, and at least one of an image or a video associated with the recipient in
the social networking system;

code that facilitates collection of funds from at least one of the initiator or the at least one participant, wherein an amount
collected is based at least upon a total number of participants committing funds to the gift campaign;

code that obtains at least one vote from the initiator and the at least one participant for the at least one gift suggestion;
and

code that initiates fulfillment of a highest voted gift suggestion to the recipient on behalf of the initiator and the at
least one participant, the highest voted gift suggestion being fulfilled via the electronic commerce system.

US Pat. No. 9,154,715

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ESTIMATING A FLY SCREEN EFFECT OF AN IMAGE CAPTURE UNIT

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for estimating a fly screen effect of an image capture unit having a plurality of image sensors for providing
an item of light intensity information, the method comprising:
determining an image property of an image information item based on a plurality of light intensity information items and a
plurality of parameters, one of the plurality of parameters being assigned to each of the plurality of image sensors, wherein
the plurality of parameters represents a dark signal nonuniformity of the image capture unit; and

ascertaining a plurality of parameter values for the plurality of parameters in which the image property is at least approximated
to an ideal image property, the plurality of parameters representing the fly screen effect in a model of the image capture
unit.

US Pat. No. 9,152,580

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSFERRING DATA BETWEEN A HOST AND AN EMBEDDED DEVICE

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by interface hardware from a host, a single write command that (i) specifies two or more ports from among multiple
ports of the interface hardware, and (ii) includes two or more data packets to be respectively written to the specified ports,
wherein the multiple ports of the interface hardware are mapped to corresponding locations of memory associated with the interface
hardware;

saving, by the interface hardware in response to the single write command, the two or more data packets at two or more memory
locations to which the specified ports are mapped; and

upon completion of said saving the two or more data packets, sending a single notification to the host indicating that the
interface hardware is ready to receive another write command.

US Pat. No. 9,153,938

LASER DIODE ASSEMBLY AND SEMICONDUCTOR OPTICAL AMPLIFIER ASSEMBLY

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A laser diode assembly comprising:
a mode-locked laser diode device, where a light output spectrum shows long-wavelength shift by self-phase modulation;
an external resonator; and
a wavelength selective element positioned outside an optical path between the mode-locked laser diode device and the external
resonator,

wherein a light output spectrum of the pulsed laser beam emitted through the external resonator from the mode-locked laser
diode device contains a plurality of peaks, and one of the peaks including a longer wavelength component of a pulsed laser
beam emitted through the external resonator from the mode-locked laser diode device is extracted by the wavelength selective
element, and output to the outside.

US Pat. No. 9,152,264

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH PIEZOELECTRIC ACTUATOR

IMMERSION CORPORATION, S...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a touch screen device configured to receive an input from a user; and
a haptic device comprising
a piezoelectric actuator comprising an elongated piezo bender having a mass at one end thereof and supported by a flexible
holder at the other end thereof; and

an electrical driving signal generator configured to generate a signal to create a vibration in the elongated piezo bender
in response to the input from the user.

US Pat. No. 9,150,298

POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR A BOAT

Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushik...

1. A power supply system for a boat comprising:
a generator arranged to generate electric power in conjunction with driving of an internal combustion engine provided in a
boat propulsion system;

a rectifier circuit arranged to convert an alternating current output from the generator to a direct current;
a main electric system arranged to supply electric power to a control system controlling the boat propulsion system, the main
electric system including a first storage battery to be charged by the direct current output from the rectifier circuit;

an auxiliary electric system arranged to supply electric power to auxiliary equipment provided on the boat, the auxiliary
electric system including a second storage battery to be charged by the direct current output from the rectifier circuit;

an actuating device arranged to actuate the boat propulsion system, the actuating device being connected to the main electric
system;

a detector arranged to detect an operation signal supplied to the actuating device;
a deciding device arranged to decide, based on the operation signal detected by the detector, whether or not to prioritize
the main electric system over the auxiliary electric system; and

a restricting device arranged to restrict, when the deciding device decides to prioritize the main electric system, current
supply to the auxiliary electric system before driving the actuating device to supply electric current to the main electric
system in priority to the auxiliary electric system, and to drive the actuating device after the restriction of the current
supply to the auxiliary electric system; wherein

the actuating device includes a motor; and
the operation signal is a drive signal to the motor, wherein the main electric system and the auxiliary electric system are
connected in parallel with respect to each other and with respect to the rectifier circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,153,636

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A display device comprising:
a first substrate including a front surface and a rear surface, the front surface at least defining thereon a first region,
a second region, and a third region in this order, the rear surface at least defining thereon a fourth region, a fifth region,
and a sixth region respectively opposing the first region, the second region and the third region;

a display element provided on the first region;
a wire provided on the second region and electrically connected to the display element;
a driving element provided via the wire above the third region and electrically connected to the wire; and
a second substrate provided to be in contact with the fourth region, the fifth region, and the six region, and being composed
of a material with higher rigidity than the first substrate, a portion thereof in contact with the sixth region having a smaller
thickness than a portion thereof in contact with the fourth region.

US Pat. No. 9,149,813

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR SEPARATING PARTICLES IN A LIQUID FLOW

PERKINELMER CELLULAR TECH...

12. A method for separating particles in a compartment of a fluidic microsystem, comprising the steps of:
moving through the compartment a liquid in which particles are suspended with a predetermined direction of flow;
generating a deflecting potential wherein at least a part of the particles is moved relative to the liquid in a direction
of deflection deviating from the direction of flow and comprising a component transverse to the direction of flow, and the
deflecting potential is generated by at least one of optical and mechanical forces;

generating at least one focusing potential, so that at least a part of the particles is moved relative to the liquid by dielectrophoresis
under an effect of high-frequency electrical fields, wherein said moving by dielectrophoresis has a direction opposite to
the direction of deflection; and

guiding of particles with different optical or geometric properties into different flow areas in the liquid, to thereby separate
the particles, wherein

the direction of deflection runs perpendicularly to the direction of flow toward at least one of a plurality of lateral walls
of the compartment, and

the flow areas comprise flow paths corresponding to different effective forces formed for the particular particles by superposing
of the deflecting and focusing potentials during passage through the compartment in a temporal average,

wherein: (a) electrodes are arranged on walls of the compartment, (b) the electrodes are loaded with electrical fields for
generating the dielectrophoresis, (c) a plurality of focusing potentials is generated with an electrode array between the
electrodes, and (d) the particles are guided onto different flow paths of the flow areas in accordance with geometric properties
of the particles.

US Pat. No. 9,154,906

AREA WATCHER FOR WIRELESS NETWORK

TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS...

1. A subscriber feature for a wireless system to allow a third party to send a text message to a mobile subscriber relative
to a geographic area, said system comprising:
a privacy module configured to allow transmission of presence information relating to a particular wireless device at least
one of entering and exiting at least one geographic area relating to a third party, wherein location information characterizing
a location of said particular wireless device is blocked from transmission to the third party; and

a text message transmitter configured to transmit a text message from said third party to said particular wireless device
in response to receipt of said presence information relating to said particular wireless device.

US Pat. No. 9,154,039

SWITCHING POWER CONVERTER WITH SECONDARY-SIDE DYNAMIC LOAD DETECTION AND PRIMARY-SIDE FEEDBACK AND CONTROL

Dialog Semiconductor Inc....

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

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

a controller at a primary winding side of the transformer and configured to generate a control signal to turn on or turn off
the switch, the switch being turned on responsive to the control signal being in a first state and the switch being turned
off responsive to the control signal being in a second state;

a feedback circuit at the primary winding side of the transformer and configured to generate a feedback signal indicative
of an output voltage at the output of the switching power converter;

a load detection circuit at a secondary winding side of the transformer and separate from the feedback circuit, the load detection
circuit configured to detect a dynamic load condition occurring at a transition time from a disconnected state to a connected
state between a load and the output of the switching power converter, the load detection circuit further configured to generate
an alert signal indicative of the detected dynamic load condition; and

a coupling circuit coupled to the load detection circuit at the secondary winding side of the transformer and to the controller
at the primary winding side of the transformer, the coupling circuit configured to transmit the alert signal generated by
the load detection circuit to the controller,

wherein the controller is configured to regulate the output voltage based on the feedback signal generated at the primary
winding side of the transformer while detecting and responding to the dynamic load condition based on the alert signal generated
at the secondary winding side of the transformer.

US Pat. No. 9,152,303

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EFFICIENT VIDEO ANALYSIS

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for efficient video analysis, comprising:
displaying, by said computing device, a first video stream in a first Graphical User Interface (“GUI”) window facilitating
use of first functions of a first software application;

automatically identifying, by a computing device, visual representations of at least one object which are contained in said
first video stream;

generating, by said computing device, a plurality of first video chips using first video data defining said first video stream,
each of said first video chips comprising a segment of said first video stream which comprises at least one of said visual
representations which have been identified;

displaying, by said computing device, a first array comprising a plurality of first cells in which said first video chips
are presented within a second GUI window facilitating use of second functions of a second software application, which is concurrently
displayed with the first GUI window as a separate and distinct GUI window;

concurrently playing said first video chips within the second GUI window, where said first video chips each have a first temporal
resolution specifying a numerical value representing a total duration of a video stream;

receiving a user-software interaction for changing said first temporal resolution of at least one selected video chip from
the first video chips concurrently displayed in the second GUI window;

generating, by said computing device, a plurality of second video chips having a second temporal resolution lower than said
first temporal resolution in response to said user-software interaction;

displaying, by said computing device, a second array comprising a plurality of second cells in which said plurality of second
video chips can be presented within said second GUI window; and

concurrently playing said plurality of second video chips which are presented within said plurality of second cells.

US Pat. No. 9,150,005

LOW WATER-VAPOR PERMEABLE COMPOSITE FILM AND PACKAGING STRUCTURE

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A composite film, comprising:
a 3-layered co-extruded biaxial-oriented film formed of polyester films or polypropylene films comprising a first layer, a
second layer and a third layer stacked in sequence;

an alternating layer structure comprising a plurality of organic protection layers and a plurality of inorganic layers, wherein
the alternating layer structure is formed on the 3-layered co-extruded biaxial-oriented film, wherein the plurality of organic
protection layers and the plurality of inorganic layers are stacked alternately, and the inorganic layers are formed by atom
layer deposition, wherein each of the organic protection layers is formed of polyvinylidene chloride, polyvinylalcohol, ethylene-vinylalcohol
copolymer, transparent esters or combinations thereof or each of the organic protection layers is a polymer layer which is
cross-linked by multi-functional monomers and oligomers, wherein the multi-functional monomers comprise acrylate, epoxy acrylate,
urethane acrylate, or combinations thereof;

wherein when the 3-layered co-extruded biaxial-oriented film is formed of polyester films, the first layer comprises polyethylene
terephthalate, glycol-modified polyethylene terephthalate, acid-modified polyethylene terephthalate, glycol-modified polycyclohexanedimethylene
terephthalate or combinations thereof, the second layer comprises poly(ethylene terephthalate), poly(propylene terephthalate),
polybutylene terephthalate, polyethylene naphthalate or combinations thereof, and the third layer comprises polyethylene terephthalate,
glycol-modified polyethylene terephthalate, acid-modified polyethylene terephthalate, glycol-modified polycyclohexanedimethylene
terephthalate or combinations thereof, and the first layer further comprises an anti-block agent, wherein the third layer
has a lower viscosity than the second layer,

wherein when the 3-layered co-extruded biaxial-oriented film is formed of polypropylene films, the first layer comprises polypropylene,
ethylene-propylene copolymer, ethylene-propylene-butylene copolymer or combinations thereof, the second layer comprises polypropylene,
ethylene-propylene copolymer or combinations thereof, and the third layer comprises polypropylene, ethylene-propylene copolymer,
ethylene-propylene-butylene copolymer or combinations thereof, and the first layer further comprises an anti-block agent,
wherein the third layer has a lower viscosity than the second layer;

wherein the first layer has a thickness of between about 1 ?m and about 5 ?m, the second layer has a thickness of between
about 13 ?m and about 240 ?m, and the third layer has a thickness of between about 1 ?m and about 5 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,155,163

TRAILING EDGE DIMMER COMPATIBILITY WITH DIMMER HIGH RESISTANCE PREDICTION

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a controller to provide compatibility between a lamp and a trailing edge dimmer, wherein the controller is configured to:
predict an estimated time when the trailing edge dimmer enters a high resistance state, wherein the time when the trailing
edge dimmer enters the high resistance state occurs when the trailing edge dimmer begins phase cutting an alternating current
(AC) voltage signal;

operate in a high current mode based on the estimated predicted occurrence of the high resistance state of the trailing edge
dimmer; and

operate in a low impedance mode after the AC voltage signal reaches a low voltage threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,151,860

TOWED ARRAY SONAR SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CARRYING OUT A SONAR MISSION WITH SUCH A TOWED ARRAY SONAR SYSTEM

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GMBH, B...

1. A towed array sonar system (10) with a towed array (14), a deployment device (32) for respectively deploying and retrieving the towed array (14) into and from a body of water, a signal processing device (28) for processing the signals of the towed array (14) and at least one control console (30) for controlling the towed array sonar system (10),
wherein the towed array (14), the deployment device (32), the signal processing device (28) and the control console (30) are installed in a single container (12) that can be transported independently of a ship and the towed array sonar system (10) can be operated from this single container (12)(10), wherein the container (12) comprises a bottom frame construction (18) which features a supporting frame, wherein the deployment device (32) is mounted within the single container (12) on this supporting frame, and the supporting frame includes a lashing portion for lashing down the single container (12) on a ship or another floating or land-based platform and configured to absorb horizontally acting forces during the deployment
or during the deploying of the towed array (14) or retrieving of the towed array (14).

US Pat. No. 9,150,358

MAGNET CONVEYANCE POSITIONING DEVICE

Fanuc Corporation, Yaman...

1. A magnet conveyance positioning device for positioning and mounting a magnet on an object, comprising:
a conveyance unit; and
an attachment device attached to the conveyance unit to move integrally with the conveyance unit, wherein the attachment device
comprises:

a support unit moveable into an abutting position on the object wherein the support unit supports the conveyance unit from
the object;

a holding unit provided within the support unit and independently movable relative to the support unit to detachably hold
the magnet; and

a driving unit operatively coupled to the holding unit to move the holding unit so that the magnet approaches the object when
the support unit is abutted on the object.

US Pat. No. 9,155,170

CONDUCTIVE MAGNETIC COUPLING SYSTEM

COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPA...

1. A light emitting diode (LED)-based light fixture, comprising:
a track system including at least two electrically conductive tracks;
a track holder for securing the at least two electrically conductive tracks to a base;
a slidable LED assembly comprising at least two magnetic couplers, wherein the at least two magnetic couplers of the slidable
LED assembly slide along a length of the at least two electrically conductive tracks while maintaining power to the slidable
LED assembly through the at least two magnetic couplers while the slidable LED assembly is slid along the length of the at
least two electrically conductive tracks, the at least two magnetic couplers located on or near an external surface of the
LED assembly configured to detachably connect the LED assembly to the at least two conductive tracks; and

a spacer to elevate the LED assembly with respect to the at least two conductive magnetic couplers to create an air gap between
the LED assembly and the at least two electrically conductive tracks to assist in the thermal management of the LED assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,152,381

SYSTEMS AND METHODS EMPLOYING UNIQUE DEVICE FOR GENERATING RANDOM SIGNALS AND METERING AND ADDRESSING, E.G., UNUSUAL DEVIATIONS IN SAID RANDOM SIGNALS

PSYLERON, INC., Princeto...

1. A method of presenting an observable output employing a random event generator circuit, comprising:
controlling selection of a type and time of an observable output for a hardware device based on output from a random event
generator circuit, including using a processor controlling a selection of a type of a particular observable output based on
an output of said random event generator circuit and using a processor controlling a selection of a time of the particular
observable output based on an output of said random event generator circuit; and

producing an observable output for the hardware device based on said selected type and time of observable output for observance;
wherein said hardware device is a client computer that communicates remotely with a remote computer having said processor
that is configured to perform said controlling selection of a type and time of an observable output for the hardware device
using a random event generator circuit, including

controlling a selection of a type of a particular observable output based on an output of the random event generator circuit
and controlling a selection of a time of the particular observable output based on an output of the random event generator
circuit;

wherein said remote computer is configured to transmit textual messages;
wherein said remote computer accesses a database having a plurality of textual messages stored therein, wherein said selection
of a type of a particular observable output includes a selection of a particular one of said textual messages to be transmitted
based on an output of the random event generator circuit, and wherein said selection of a time of the particular observable
output includes a selection of a time to transmit the particular one of said textual messages based on an output of the random
event generator circuit; and

wherein said remote computer is configured to enable a user to pre-enter or pre-select a set of desired textual messages to
be transmitted.

US Pat. No. 9,155,172

LOAD CONTROL DEVICE HAVING AN ELECTRICALLY ISOLATED ANTENNA

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A load control device operable to control the amount of power delivered to a load from an AC power source, the load control
device comprising:
a printed circuit board comprising a first layer comprising a first trace and a second layer comprising a second trace, the
first and second traces being positioned parallel to one another;

an enclosure containing the printed circuit board;
a communication circuit electrically coupled to the first trace; and
a wire monopole antenna electrically coupled to the second trace, the wire monopole antenna being adjustable into one or more
positions, a first position of the one or more positions including the wire monopole antenna extending freely from the enclosure,
the first position increasing a range of reception of the wire monopole antenna relative to the wire monopole antenna not
extending freely from the enclosure;

wherein the first trace is oriented to form a capacitive coupling with respect to the second trace, such that the antenna
is capacitively coupled to the communication circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,155,152

INTENSITY CONTROL OF LEDS INTERFACING THREE-WAY SOCKETS

Dialog Semiconductor Inc....

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) lighting fixture configured to receive signals from a first input voltage line and a second
input voltage line, the LED lighting fixture comprising:
an LED bank including one or more LEDs; and
an LED controller configured to detect whether the first and second input voltage lines are active and to provide regulated
current to the LED bank, the LED controller configured to:

provide regulated output current at a first level to a first portion of the LED bank responsive to detecting the first input
voltage line is active and the second input voltage line is not active; and

provide a regulated output current at a second level to a second portion of the LED bank responsive to detecting the first
and second input voltage lines are active, the second portion of the LED bank at least partially overlapping the first portion.

US Pat. No. 9,153,421

PASSIVE CAPACITIVELY-COUPLED ELECTROSTATIC (CCE) PROBE METHOD FOR DETECTING PLASMA INSTABILITIES IN A PLASMA PROCESSING CHAMBER

LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION,...

1. A method for detecting plasma instability within a processing chamber of a plasma processing system during substrate processing,
comprising:
collecting a set of process data including a set of induced current signals, wherein the set of induced current signals corresponds
to current induced to flow through a measuring capacitor by plasma within the processing chamber, and wherein a first plate
of the measuring capacitor is connected to a plasma-facing sensor and the induced current signals are measured at a second
plate of the measuring capacitor;

converting said set of induced current signals into a set of analog voltage signals;
converting said set of analog voltage signals into a set of digital signals; and
analyzing said set of digital signals to detect high frequency perturbations, said high frequency perturbations indicating
said plasma instability.

US Pat. No. 9,152,211

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH ENHANCED NOTIFICATIONS

Google Technology Holding...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a receiver configured to receive notifications from a remote device;
a display configured to provide information including notifications;
at least one sensor configured to sense a movement of the electronic device;
an application processor configured to control the display during a non-sleep mode of the electronic device, wherein the application
processor consumes a first amount of power while providing the display with first instructions for displaying full screen
information at the display, wherein the full screen information includes a first notification associated with information
received by the electronic device during the non-sleep mode; and

a sensor hub in communication with the at least one sensor and configured to control, independent of the application processor,
the display during a sleep mode of the electronic device, wherein the sensor hub consumes a second amount of power that is
less than the first amount of power while:

providing the display with second instructions for displaying partial screen information at the display; and
responsive to the at least one sensor detecting the movement of the electronic device, providing the display with third instructions
for displaying the partial screen information in a modified manner by at least alternately displaying, and withdrawing from
display, the partial screen information, wherein the partial screen information includes a second notification associated
with information received by the electronic device during the sleep mode.

US Pat. No. 9,151,807

CIRCUITS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING A SELF-TEST OF A MAGNETIC FIELD SENSOR

Allegro Microsystems, LLC...

1. A magnetic field sensor comprising:
a magnetic field sensing element supported by a substrate, wherein the magnetic field sensing element is configured to generate
a self-test signal responsive to a pulsing self-test magnetic field during one or more self-test time periods;

a self-test circuit supported by the substrate, the self-test circuit comprising:
a self test current conductor proximate to the magnetic field sensing element, the self-test current conductor for carrying
a self-test current to generate the self-test magnetic field;

a processing circuit coupled to receive a signal representative of the self-test signal; and
a diagnostic request processor configured to control the self-test current to be on or off in response to a diagnostic input
signal received by the diagnostic request processor or to be indicative of a self-test during one or more time periods in
response to a control signal generated by the diagnostic request processor.

US Pat. No. 9,149,827

POP-UP IRRIGATION SPRINKLER WITH SHOCK ABSORBING RISER RETRACTION SPRINGS

HUNTER INDUSTRIES, INC., ...

1. An irrigation sprinkler, comprising:
an outer case having an upstream end and a downstream end;
a riser having a downstream end and an upstream end and telescopically extensible from the outer case including a nozzle at
the downstream end of the riser;

a coil spring surrounding the riser and normally holding the riser in a lower retracted position within the outer case, the
coil spring being dimensioned and configured to permit extension of the riser to a raised upper position when pressurized
water is introduced into the outer case; and

a shock absorber comprising at least one spring member;
the shock absorber positioned between a lower-most upstream end of the riser and a rigid structure in the upstream end of
the case for lessening the forces otherwise exerted on the riser during rapid retraction of the riser.

US Pat. No. 9,150,920

METHODS OF CHARACTERIZING HOST RESPONSIVENESS TO INTERFERON BY EX VIVO INDUCTION OF INTERFERON-RESPONSIVE MARKERS

HITACHI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A method for treating a subject having hepatitis with an interferon-based therapy, the method comprising:
(A) having at least a first and second sample of whole blood from said subject sent to a laboratory prior to interferon administration,
for the laboratory to perform an assay comprising the following steps (1)-(4):

(1) exposing said first sample of whole blood from said subject to interferon alpha 2b in a solvent for an amount of time
sufficient for said interferon alpha 2b to alter the expression of one or more markers whose expression is potentially altered
in response to exposure to IFN alpha 2b selected from the group consisting of TNFSF10, CXCL10, GBP, and BST2;

(2) exposing said second sample of whole blood from said subject to the solvent without said interferon alpha 2b for said
amount of time;

(3) quantifying the effect of said interferon alpha 2b as a change in expression of said one or more markers by a method comprising:
(i) isolating mRNA from said first whole blood sample,
(ii) contacting said mRNA from said first whole blood sample with a reverse transcriptase to generate a stimulated complementary
DNA (cDNA), and

(iii) contacting said stimulated cDNA with sense and antisense primers that are specific for said one or more markers and
a DNA polymerase to generate stimulated amplified DNA; and

(iv) isolating mRNA from said second whole blood sample,
(v) contacting said mRNA from said second whole blood sample with a reverse transcriptase to generate control complementary
DNA (cDNA), and

(vi) contacting said control cDNA with sense and antisense primers that are specific for said one or more markers and a DNA
polymerase to generate control amplified DNA;

(4) calculating a change in the amount of marker mRNA in said first whole blood sample compared to the amount of marker mRNA
in said second whole blood sample;

(B) treating the subject with an interferon-based therapy if the results of said assay indicate there is a difference in the
amount of marker mRNA quantified from said first blood sample as compared to said second blood sample.

US Pat. No. 9,155,035

BASE STATION AND WIRELESS DEVICE FOR DETERMINATION OF WIRELESS DEVICE TYPE USING IDENTIFYING INFORMATION IN AN UPLINK SIGNAL TRANSMITTED BY THE WIRELESS DEVICE

Institute for Information...

1. A base station for use in a communication system, the communication system being a Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave
Access (WiMAX) system, the communication system having a first-type communication standard and a second-type communication
standard, the first-type communication standard being an IEEE 802.16m standard, and the second-type communication standard
being an IEEE 802.16p standard, the base station comprising:
a transceiver, being configured to receive an uplink signal from a wireless device, the uplink signal comprising a station
identification (STID) and a piece of identifying information, wherein the uplink signal comprises a subframe, the subframe
comprises a bandwidth request channel (BR channel), the bandwidth request channel comprises three bandwidth request blocks,
each of the bandwidth request blocks comprises a data subcarrier set and a preamble sequence subcarrier set, the data subcarrier
sets are used to carry an access message, the access message comprises the station identification and a first bit of a predefined
bandwidth request index, the identifying information is represented by the first bit of the predefined bandwidth request index,
the communication system defines twenty four preamble sequences, each of the preamble sequence subcarrier sets is configured
to carry one of the twenty four preamble sequences, and a plurality of second bits of the predefined bandwidth request index
correspond to the twenty four preamble sequences; and

a processor electrically connected to the transceiver, being configured to determine that the wireless device belongs to one
of a first-type wireless device and a second-type wireless device according to the identifying information, wherein the first-type
wireless device conforms to the first-type communication standard and the second-type wireless device conforms to the second-type
communication standard.

US Pat. No. 9,154,140

DELAY LOCKED LOOP

SK Hynix Inc., Icheon (K...

1. A delay locked loop for locking a delay between an input signal and an output signal, comprising:
a variable delay line circuit configured to delay a pulse selection circuit output to generate the output signal;
a delay model circuit configured to delay the output signal to generate a first feedback signal;
a first phase comparator circuit configured to control a delay amount of the variable delay line circuit depending on a phase
difference between the input signal and the first feedback signal;

a pulse generation circuit configured to generate a pulse signal in response to the input signal and the first feedback signal
during a tracking operation;

a pulse retainer circuit configured to delay the output signal to generate a second feedback signal during the tracking operation;
a pulse selection circuit configured to select the pulse signal generated by the pulse generation circuit or the second feedback
signal as the pulse selection circuit output during the tracking operation; and

a second phase comparator circuit configured to generate a delay control signal to control the delay amount of the variable
delay line circuit depending on a phase difference between the pulse selection circuit output and the output signal during
the tracking operation.

US Pat. No. 9,153,486

CVD BASED METAL/SEMICONDUCTOR OHMIC CONTACT FOR HIGH VOLUME MANUFACTURING APPLICATIONS

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. An integrated process tool apparatus comprising:
a controller configured with instructions for performing the following operations:
(a) receiving a semiconductor device, wherein the semiconductor device comprises:
a substrate;
a gate dielectric over the substrate;
a gate electrode over the gate dielectric; and
source and drain regions in the substrate and on laterally opposite sides of the gate electrode;
(b) depositing by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) an interfacial dielectric over the source and drain regions of the substrate;
(c) depositing a pre-metal dielectric over the semiconductor device;
(d) forming one or more vias through the pre-metal dielectric over the source and drain regions of the substrate, wherein
the interfacial dielectric is an etch stop in forming the one or more vias; and

(e) depositing by CVD a metal over the interfacial dielectric to fill the one or more vias, wherein the controller comprises
instructions for depositing the interfacial dielectric before depositing the pre-metal dielectric and before forming the one
or more vias through the pre-metal dielectric.

US Pat. No. 9,154,881

DIGITAL AUDIO PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHOD

NXP B.V., Eindhoven (NL)...

1. An audio processing system, comprising:
combining means for combining left and right channels of an audio data stream to derive sum and difference signals;
a time domain to frequency domain converter for converting the sum and difference signals to the frequency domain;
a first processing unit for deriving a frequency domain noise signal based at least partly on the frequency domain difference
signal;

a second processing unit for processing the frequency domain sum signal using the noise signal thereby to reduce noise artifacts
in the sum signal; and

a frequency domain to time domain converter for converting at least the processed frequency domain sum signal to the time
domain.

US Pat. No. 9,152,414

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO SELECT COMPATIBLE OPEN-SOURCE SOFTWARE AND COMPONENTS FOR DEVELOPED OR CONCEPTUALIZED SOLUTION

Tata Consultancy Services...

1. A computer-implemented method for verifying compatibility among a plurality of software components used in a software solution,
the method comprising steps of:
receiving the plurality of software components along with licensing information corresponding to the plurality of software
components, wherein the licensing information comprises one or more licensing categories and one or more license types, and
wherein the one or more licensing categories are selected from a group comprising of a strong copyleft license, a weak copyleft
license, and a permissive license, and wherein the one or more license types comprises a GNU General Public License (GPL),
a GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL), and a Berkeley Software Distribution License (BSD);

categorizing the plurality of software components based on the licensing information;
mapping the licensing information of the plurality of software components with previously stored licensing information stored
in a database;

displaying a set of pre-defined queries, corresponding to the plurality of software components, to the user based upon the
mapping of the licensing information;

receiving a user response corresponding to each pre-defined query of the set of pre-defined queries to verify the compatibility
amongst the plurality of software components, wherein the database is regularly updated based upon the user response; and

generating a report, based on the user response, comprising verification details indicating the compatibility corresponding
to each of the plurality of software components used in the software solution.

US Pat. No. 9,150,028

LIQUID CARTRIDGE CAPABLE OF REDUCING FORCE REQUIRED TO OPEN AIR CHANNEL AND LIQUID CHANNEL

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A liquid cartridge comprising:
a liquid chamber configured to store liquid therein;
a valve chamber defined by a side wall surface and a base wall surface, the side wall surface extending in a first direction
away from the liquid chamber and having an annular shape in cross-section taken along a plane orthogonal to the first direction,
the side wall surface having a first end at which the base wall surface is provided and a second end which is an open end
and positioned downstream of the first end in the first direction, the side wall surface having a first opening and a second
opening, one of the side wall surface and the base wall surface having a third opening at a position upstream of the first
opening and the second opening in the first direction;

a moving member disposed in the valve chamber and configured to move in a second direction opposite to the first direction,
the moving member having an outer surface and a through-hole, the through-hole being configured to allow communication between
a space in the valve chamber near the first end of the side wall surface and a space in the valve chamber near the second
end of the side wall surface;

a first sealing part having an annular shape and provided on the outer surface of the moving member;
a second sealing part having an annular shape and provided on the outer surface of the moving member at a position downstream
of the first sealing part in the first direction;

a first air channel configured to provide communication between the valve chamber and an atmosphere through the first opening;
a second air channel configured to allow air to flow between the valve chamber and the liquid chamber through the second opening;
a first liquid channel configured to allow liquid to flow between the valve chamber and the liquid chamber through the third
opening; and

a second liquid channel extending from the third opening to the second end of the side wall surface through the through-hole
formed in the moving member,

wherein the side wall surface includes:
a central region in which the first opening is formed, the first sealing part and the second sealing part being configured
to intimately contact the central region along its entire circumference to provide airtight seal, the central region defining
a first internal space having a first cross-sectional area taken along a plane orthogonal to the first direction;

a first-end side region in which the second opening is formed, the first-end side region being positioned upstream of the
central region in the first direction, the first-end side region defining a second internal space having a second cross-sectional
area taken along a plane orthogonal to the first direction; and

a second-end side region positioned downstream of the central region in the first direction, the second-end side region defining
a third internal space having a third cross-sectional area taken along a plane orthogonal to the first direction, the second
cross-sectional area being greater than the first cross-sectional area, and the third cross-sectional area being greater than
the first cross-sectional area, and

wherein the moving member includes a valve configured to close and open the second liquid channel, the moving member being
configured to move from a first position to a second position closer to the first end of the side wall surface than the first
position to the first end of the side wall surface, wherein

in the first position, the first sealing part is positioned within the first internal space surrounded by the central region
at a position upstream of the first opening in the first direction, the second sealing part being positioned within the third
internal space surrounded by the second-end side region, and the valve closing the second liquid channel; and

in the second position, the first sealing part is positioned within the second internal space surrounded by the first-end
side region to provide communication between the first opening and the second opening, the second sealing part being positioned
within the first internal space surrounded by the central region at a position downstream of the first opening in the first
direction, and the valve opening the second liquid channel.

US Pat. No. 9,150,487

CROSSFLOW TYPE FILTERING OPERATION METHOD USING CERAMIC FILTER

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A filtering operation method for filtering fine crystals contained in an oxidation reaction mother liquor obtained in a
terephthalic acid production process by a cross-flow filtration using a ceramic filter while conducting a flowing circulation
operation of the oxidation reaction mother liquor, the method comprising:
conducting (I) an operation for filtering the fine crystals; and
conducting (II) a back washing operation with a filtrate while maintaining the flowing circulation operation of the oxidation
reaction mother liquor,

wherein (II) the back washing operation with the filtrate is conducted under the following conditions:
(II-A) an operation time that is in the range of from 5 to 180 s;
(II-B) a differential pressure between a filtration side and a flow path side that is in the range of from 0.10 to 1.0 MPa;
(II-C) a feeding linear velocity of the filtrate that is in the range of from 1.0 to 20 m/h; and
(II-D) a temperature of the filtrate that is in the range of from a temperature of the oxidation reaction mother liquor to
a temperature higher by 35° C. than that of the oxidation reaction mother liquor.

US Pat. No. 9,154,886

CAPACITIVE TRANSDUCER MANUFACTURING METHOD, AND MULTI-FUNCTION DEVICE

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A capacitive transducer, comprising:
a substrate having an opening;
a first electrode disposed on a surface of the substrate;
at least one supporting beam structure disposed on the first electrode, wherein the supporting beam structure connects the
substrate and supports the first electrode;

a second electrode disposed on the supporting beam structure and opposite the surface of the substrate, wherein the second
electrode and the first electrode are separated by a spacing, the second electrode has a center portion opposite the opening
and an edge portion surrounding the center portion, the center portion of the second electrode is supported by the supporting
beam structure, and the center portion and the edge portion are discontinuous structures,

the first electrode suspends between the opening of the substrate and the second electrode through the supporting beam structure;
and

a first dielectric layer disposed between the supporting beam structure and the first electrode, wherein a bottom of the first
electrode is entirely exposed toward the opening without the first dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 9,154,235

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPTICALLY POWERING TRANSDUCERS AND RELATED TRANSDUCERS

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF T...

1. A fiber optic power delivery system, comprising:
at least one monitoring system;
at least one optical fiber;
at least one transducer adapted to be optically powered by the at least one monitoring system through the at least one optical
fiber; and

a multi-functional light source connected to the at least one optical fiber and configured to a) support an optical data communications
link between the at least one transducer and the at least one monitoring system, and b) provide light for a non-communication
function.

US Pat. No. 9,153,846

BATTERY PACK AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING CHARGE-AND-DISCHARGE OF BATTERY PACK BY ITS THERMOELECTRIC PROPERTY

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A battery pack, having a plurality of thermal regions divided by different ranges of temperature, comprising:
a plurality of parallel-connected battery groups, respectively located in the thermal regions, wherein each of the parallel-connected
battery groups is formed by a plurality of batteries connected in parallel;

a plurality of variable resistances, each disposed between two parallel-connected battery groups, and
a plurality of current control devices respectively connected to the parallel-connected battery groups to control a discharge
sequence of the parallel-connected battery groups,

wherein when an ambient temperature is lower than a set temperature, the parallel-connected battery group in a high-temperature
location of the thermal regions is controlled to discharge earlier than the parallel-connected battery group in a low-temperature
location, and

wherein a battery temperature in each of the thermal regions depends on a position, a heat-dissipation condition and a waste
heat transfer path of each parallel-connected battery group.

US Pat. No. 9,151,186

TUBE SHAFT WITH INTEGRATED OIL SEPARATOR

THYSSENKRUPP PRESTA TECCE...

1. In combination:
a tube shaft extending along an axis, whereby an oil-laden gas stream flows in one axial direction inside the tube shaft,
the tube shaft being formed with a radially throughgoing inner oil-discharge port and, axially downstream therefrom, with
a radially throughgoing inner gas-discharge port;

a bearing supporting the tube shaft for rotation about the axis and formed with axially spaced and radially throughgoing outer
oil-discharge and gas-discharge ports radially respectively alignable with the inner oil-discharge and gas-discharge ports;
and

an oil separator inside the tube shaft axially between the inner oil-discharge and the gas-discharge ports and oriented to
deflect oil particles from the stream radially outward such that the oil flows radially outward through the inner and outer
oil-discharge ports and the gas stream can flow downstream past the separator and radially outward through the inner and outer
gas-discharge ports.

US Pat. No. 9,155,226

FAN CONTROL METHOD

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A fan control method, comprising:
acquiring a control factor;
determining whether the control factor is located in a first range or a second range;
executing a first dust removing mode if the control factor is located in the first range;
executing a second dust removing mode if the control factor is located in the second range; and
executing a normal mode if it is determined that the control factor is not located in the first range and the second range,
wherein the first dust removing mode is to control the fan to forwardly and reversely rotate alternately by a first rotation
angle,

wherein the second dust removing mode is to control the fan to forwardly and reversely rotate alternately by a second rotation
angle,

wherein the first rotation angle is larger than the second rotation angle.

US Pat. No. 9,155,051

DYNAMIC CONGESTION CONTROL FOR POWER-BLOCKING SECTORS IN A RADIO TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget L M E...

1. A method of controlling congestion in a sector of a cellular telecommunication network having a plurality of radio links
between a radio base station and User Equipments (UEs) operating in the sector, the method comprising the steps of:
detecting by a congestion controller, that congestion exists in the sector when a current level of downlink transmit power
being utilized in the sector exceeds a threshold level; and

in response to detecting the congestion, reducing by the congestion controller, a downlink (DL) target Block Error Rate (BLER)
Quality for a first subset of the radio links, wherein the congestion controller reduces the DL target BLER Quality for the
first subset of the radio links for a first reduction time period;

wherein reducing the DL target BLER Quality reduces the downlink transmit power of the first subset of the plurality of radio
links;

determining by the congestion controller, whether congestion still exists in the sector when the first reduction time period
expires; and

upon determining that congestion still exists in the sector, reducing by the congestion controller, a DL target BLER Quality
for a second subset of the radio links for a second reduction time period;

wherein reducing the DL target BLER Quality for the second subset reduces the downlink transmit power of the second subset
of the plurality of radio links.

US Pat. No. 9,154,733

EXTERNAL ROUNDTRIP LATENCY MEASUREMENT FOR A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

19. An apparatus configured to process an aural event, the apparatus comprising:
a processor and a memory communicatively connected to the processor, the processor configured to:
receive an audio stream including the aural event, the received aural event having a first set of aural characteristics;
detect, within the received audio stream, the received aural event having the first set of aural characteristics;
process the received aural event having the first set of aural characteristics for modifying the first set of aural characteristics
to produce a second set of aural characteristics, wherein processing the received aural event having the first set of aural
characteristics for modifying the first set of aural characteristics to produce the second set of aural characteristics modifies
the aural event for preventing filtering of the aural event; and

output the processed aural event having the second set of aural characteristics.

US Pat. No. 9,154,458

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING MOVING TARGET TECHNOLOGY IN LEGACY HARDWARE

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A computer implemented method for use in a node of a dynamic computer network, comprising the acts of:
changing a set of false values for at least one identity parameter which is contained in data communications of the dynamic
computer network in response to at least one trigger event, each said false value specifying false information about a respective
node or data communication;

receiving a first data communication from a data link layer software component of said node;
identifying at least one first identity parameter contained in said first data communication which comprises a first false
value included in the set of false values;

obtaining a first true value for said first identity parameter specifying true information about said node or said data communication;
replacing said first false value with said first true value so as to generate a modified data communication; and
forwarding said modified data communication to a network layer software component of said node for further processing;
wherein said trigger event comprises (a) an inclusion of a particular code word in a second data communication, (b) a change
in a protocol or entropy pattern of the dynamic computer network, or (c) a change in a level or a type of a malicious attack
on the dynamic computer network; and

wherein said identity parameter comprises a port number, a transmission control protocol (TCP) sequence number, an internet
protocol (IP) address, a media access control (MAC) address, a network prefix, a subnet number, or a host number.

US Pat. No. 9,154,252

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR NOISE RESILIENT, PIN-EFFICIENT AND LOW POWER COMMUNICATIONS WITH SPARSE SIGNALING CODES

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDER...

1. A system comprising:
a communication bus with n independent signal paths for signal transmission, wherein n is an integer greater than or equal
to 2;

a sparse encoder configured to generate a code word from a sparse signaling code, wherein the code word is from a set of code
words that comprise vector components selected from a set of at least three values such that the resulting code word is balanced;
and

a sparse driver configured to transmit the code word from the sparse signaling code on the communication bus by actively generating
physical signals on the communications bus for each nonquiescent vector component, and passively obtaining physical signals
for quiescent vector components on the communications bus.

US Pat. No. 9,153,658

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, Miyag...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a semiconductor layer;
a gate insulating film in contact with the semiconductor layer with an interface formed therebetween; and
a gate electrode layer in contact with the insulating film with an interface formed therebetween on a side opposite to the
semiconductor layer,

wherein asperity of the interface between the semiconductor layer and the gate insulating film and asperity of the interface
between the gate insulating film and the gate electrode layer each have a size which decreases correspondingly as a thickness
of the gate insulating film decreases in a region of a length of 1 ?m in a direction parallel to a direction in which the
gate insulating film extends;

wherein the size of the asperity of the interface between the semiconductor layer and the gate insulating film is 10% or less
of the thickness of the gate insulating film and the size of the asperity of the interface between the gate insulating film
and the gate electrode layer is 10% or less of the thickness of the gate insulating film.

US Pat. No. 9,153,242

ENCODER APPARATUS, DECODER APPARATUS, AND RELATED METHODS THAT USE PLURAL CODING LAYERS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A coding apparatus that includes at least two coding layers, comprising:
a first layer coder that inputs an input signal of a frequency domain thereto, selects a first quantization target band of
the input signal from a plurality of sub-bands into which the frequency domain is divided to obtain first band information
and obtain a first gain of the input signal of the first quantization target band, generates first coded information including
the first band information and first gain coded information obtained by encoding the first gain and generates a difference
signal between a decoded signal obtained by performing decoding using the first coded information and the input signal; and

a second layer coder that inputs the difference signal thereto, selects a second quantization target band of the difference
signal from the plurality of sub-bands to obtain second band information, and obtains a second gain of the difference signal
of the second quantization target band to generate second coded information including the second band information and second
gain coded information obtained by encoding the second gain,

wherein the first layer coder includes a determiner that determines a method of encoding the first gain from a plurality of
candidates based on the first band information, and

wherein encoded information is transmitted by a transmitter over a transmission line to a decoding apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,151,219

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SURGE CONTROL

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A boosted engine method, comprising:
if a compressor surge limit margin exceeds a threshold, boosting the engine and maintaining a valve coupling a compressor
inlet to a compressor outlet at a semi-open, default position;

if the margin is below the threshold, shifting the valve from the semi-open position to a fully-open position;
responsive to a transient torque demand increase by a vehicle operator, shifting the valve from the semi-open position to
a fully-closed position.

US Pat. No. 9,150,431

FLUOROPHTHALOCYANINE PHOTODYNAMIC WATER STERILIZATION

The United States of Amer...

1. A method of sanitizing contaminated water comprising:
(a) exposing the contaminated water to an electrically neutral metal complex of a perfluoroalkylated fluorinated phthalocyanine
photosensitizer, having only external R groups with C—F bonds, in the presence of light;

(c) whereby, a sufficient quantity of singlet oxygen is provided by the chemical reaction of the light and the photosensitizer
to destroy the pollutants or pathogens present in the contaminated water;

(c) thereby rendering the water potable.

US Pat. No. 9,155,211

FIXING MECHANISM FOR FIXING A SLIDABLE DISPLAY MODULE RELATIVE TO A HOST MODULE AND PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREWITH

Wistron Corporation, Hsi...

1. A fixing mechanism for fixing a slidable display module relative to a host module, the fixing mechanism comprising:
a track portion disposed on the host module;
a sliding portion connected to the display module and slidably installed inside the track portion, so that the display module
is slidably installed on the host module;

at least one positioning structure disposed on the track portion; and
at least one engaging structure disposed on the sliding portion, the at least one engaging structure engaging with the at
least one positioning structure when the sliding portion slides to an engaging position relative to the track portion, such
that the sliding portion is fixed with the track portion, so as to fix the display module on the host module, and the at least
one engaging structure not engaging with the at least one positioning structure when the sliding portion does not slide to
the engaging position relative to the track portion, such that the sliding portion is slidable relative to the track portion,
so as to adjust an angle between the display module and the host module.

US Pat. No. 9,154,012

FLUID DYNAMIC BEARING DEVICE AND ASSEMBLY METHOD FOR SAME

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka-s...

1. A fluid dynamic bearing device, comprising:
an outer member having a radial bearing surface and thrust bearing surfaces respectively formed on both axial sides of the
radial bearing surface; and

an inner member arranged on an inner diameter side with respect to the outer member and having a radial bearing surface and
thrust bearing surfaces respectively facing the radial bearing surface of the outer member and the thrust bearing surfaces
of the outer member, the inner member is supported in a freely rotatable manner with respect to the outer member,

the radial bearing surface of the outer member and the radial bearing surface of the inner member forming a radial bearing
gap therebetween, one of the thrust bearing surfaces of the outer member and one of the thrust bearing surfaces of the inner
member forming one thrust bearing gap therebetween, another of the thrust bearing surfaces of the outer member and another
of the thrust bearing surfaces of the inner member forming another thrust bearing gap therebetween, the radial bearing gap
and the thrust bearing gaps having a lubricating oil interposed therein,

wherein the outer member comprises a member formed by a pressing process on a plate member, the radial bearing surface and
at least the one of the thrust bearing surfaces of the outer member being formed by the pressing process, and

wherein at least a part of the inner member, which forms the radial bearing surface and the thrust bearing surfaces of the
inner member, is made of a sintered metal,

wherein the outer member comprises a first outer portion and a second outer portion,
wherein each of the first outer portion and the second outer portion is composed of the plate member having a substantially
L-shape in vertical cross-section and each comprises a cylindrical portion and a radial portion provided at one end of the
cylindrical portion,

wherein an axial length of the cylindrical portion of the first outer portion is substantially the same as an axial length
of the cylindrical portion of the second outer portion,

wherein the one of the thrust bearing surfaces is formed on an inside surface of the radial portion of the first outer portion,
wherein the radial bearing surface is formed on an inner peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion of the second outer
portion,

wherein the another of the thrust bearing surfaces is formed on an inside surface of the radial portion of the second outer
portion, and

wherein an outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion of the second outer portion is fitted and fixed to an inner
peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion of the first outer portion.

US Pat. No. 9,153,980

PORTABLE ELECTRIC VEHICLE RECHARGING DEVICE

Cooper Technologies Compa...

1. An electric vehicle recharging system comprising:
an electric vehicle connector comprising:
a first end configured to be coupled to a receptacle on an electric vehicle; and
a second end coupled to a first rotating connector;
a charger housing coupled to a second rotating connector and comprising an electric vehicle charging circuit disposed within
the charger housing,

wherein the first rotating connector is coupled to the second rotating connector to rotatably couple the charger housing to
the electric vehicle connector;

a power cable comprising a first end and a distal second end, the first end of the power cable coupled to the electric vehicle
charging circuit of the charger housing; and

an electrical plug coupled to the second end of the power cable.

US Pat. No. 9,153,970

DRIVE CIRCUIT FOR DC LATCHING DEVICES

Hunter Industries, Inc., ...

1. A drive circuit for a DC latching device, comprising:
a battery;
a storage element;
a plurality of switches including a first switch connected between the battery to the storage element for charging the storage
element from the battery and a second switch connected between the storage element and a coil of a DC latching device for
discharging the storage element into the coil of the DC latching device;

circuitry that determines when the DC latching device has changed states; and
circuitry that terminates the discharge of the storage element into the coil of the DC latching device in response to determining
that the DC latching device has changed states.

US Pat. No. 9,153,873

MULTIPLE-ANTENNA SYSTEMS WITH ENHANCED ISOLATION AND DIRECTIVITY

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A system comprising:
a ground plane including a circular portion having a circumference and a center;
a plurality of antenna elements mounted to the ground plane along the circumference of the circular portion of the ground
plane, the antenna elements equidistant from the center of the circular portion of the ground plane, the antenna elements
spaced equally apart from each other such that a one hundred twenty degree(120°) arc is defined between mounting points of
two adjacent antenna elements and the center of the circular portion of the ground plane;

a first plurality of isolators/reflectors in a spoked configuration centered at the center of the circular portion of the
ground plane, such that the isolators/reflectors are positioned about the center of the circular portion of the ground plane
and extend outwardly in a direction away from the center of the circular portion of the ground plane; and/or

a second plurality of isolators/reflectors, each placed between a corresponding one of the antenna elements and the center
of the circular portion of the ground plane;

wherein each of the first and the second pluralities of isolators/reflectors includes two vertical sections and a horizontal
section that is generally parallel with the ground plane, and defining an inverted U-shaped configuration for each of the
isolators/reflectors.

US Pat. No. 9,151,910

OPTICAL MODULE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING OPTICAL MODULE

Shinko Electric Industrie...

1. An optical module comprising:
a case including an accommodation portion;
a plurality of optical elements accommodated in and fixed to the accommodation portion of the case, wherein the optical elements
have optical axis centers;

a plurality of optical waveguide cores respectively formed at positions corresponding to planar positions of the optical axis
centers;

a clad layer surrounding the optical waveguide cores, wherein the clad layer and the optical waveguide cores form an optical
waveguide;

a wiring substrate including a wiring pattern to which electrode terminals of the optical elements are connected, wherein
the optical waveguide is stacked on the wiring substrate, and the case is mounted on the wiring substrate on which the optical
waveguide has been stacked; and

an optical path changing unit formed at a position corresponding to the planar positions of the optical axis centers, wherein
the optical path changing unit faces the optical waveguide at a predetermined angle;

wherein the optical elements are accommodated in the accommodation portion with adjacent ones of the optical elements in contact
with each other.

US Pat. No. 9,155,209

FLEX-RIGID PRINTED WIRING BOARD AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

DAISHO DENSHI CO., LTD., ...

1. A method of manufacturing a flex-rigid printed wiring board, the method comprising:
forming a first conductor film on at least one face of a base film;
selectively etching the first conductor film so that the first conductor film has a thinner portion that is thinner than the
other portion, the thinner portion performing as a flexible portion;

forming a coverlay film over the base film;
sequentially laminating a prepreg layer and a third conductor film over the coverlay film, the prepreg layer having an opening
that overlaps the flexible portion so that a rigid layer, which is higher in elasticity than the base film, is formed at a
rigid portion on the base film; and

after sequentially laminating the prepreg layer and the third conductor film over the coverlay film, carrying out a thermo-compression
bonding process, wherein

the flexible portion consists of the base film, the first conductor film, and the coverlay film,
a thickness-change point in the first conductor film is positioned adjacent to the rigid portion side from a boundary between
a rigid portion and the flexible portion, and

an average thickness “tf” of the first conductor film formed at the flexible portion on the base film and an average thickness
“tR” of the first conductor film formed at the rigid portion on the base film satisfy a relationship of tf

US Pat. No. 9,155,162

TWO-WIRE DIMMER WITH IMPROVED ZERO-CROSS DETECTION

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A lighting control device comprising:
a controllably conductive device configured to supply an AC line voltage to a load in response to a control signal, wherein
the controllably conductive device is non-conductive for a first duration of time and is conductive for a second duration
of time, wherein the first duration of time and the second duration of time are within the same half-cycle of the AC line
voltage;

a signal generation circuit configured to generate a fill signal;
a combiner circuit for combining a signal from the controllably conductive device during the first duration of time and the
fill signal during the second duration of time; and

a filter circuit configured to receive the combined signal from the combiner circuit, wherein the signal generation circuit
is configured to shape the fill signal such that delay associated with filtering the signal from the controllably conductive
device during the first duration of time and the fill signal during the second duration of time is consistent with delay associated
with filtering the AC line voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,154,245

RECEIVING DEVICE

Panasonic Corporation, O...

1. A receiving device receiving a signal in a receiving antenna comprising:
a gain controller that adjusts a gain in the receiving device in response to information about power of the signal; and
a signal detector that determines whether, within a predetermined period after the information related to the power of the
signal exceeds a first threshold value, the information related to the power of the signal exceeds a second threshold value
which is larger than the first threshold value,

wherein the gain controller adjusts a search range of the gain in the receiving device based on a determination result of
the signal detector with respect to the information related to the power of the signal.

US Pat. No. 9,154,083

AMPLIFIER, FULLY-DIFFERENTIAL AMPLIFIER AND DELTA-SIGMA MODULATOR

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

6. A fully-differential amplifier, comprising:
a front-end gain stage, having a first terminal and a second terminal outputting a differential signal that has been amplified
by the front-end gain stage;

a first AC-coupled push-pull output stage, comprising:
a first transistor, having a source, a drain and a gate, wherein the source of the first transistor is coupled to a first
voltage level;

a second transistor, having a source, a drain and a gate, wherein the source of the second transistor is coupled to a second
voltage level, the gate of the second transistor is coupled to the first terminal of the front-end gain stage, and the drain
of the second transistor is coupled to the drain of the first transistor to form a first output terminal of the fully-differential
amplifier; and

a first AC-coupled capacitor, coupled between the first terminal of the front-end gain stage and the gate of the first transistor;
and

a second AC-coupled push-pull output stage, comprising:
a third transistor, having a source, a drain and a gate, wherein the source of the third transistor is coupled to the first
voltage level;

a fourth transistor, having a source, a drain and a gate, wherein the source of the fourth transistor is coupled to the second
voltage level, the gate of the fourth transistor is coupled to the second terminal of the front-end gain stage, and the drain
of the fourth

transistor is coupled to the drain of the third transistor to form a second output terminal of the fully-differential amplifier;
and

a second AC-coupled capacitor, coupled between the second terminal of the front-end gain stage and the gate of the third transistor;
wherein the fully-differential amplifier outputs a differential output signal via the first and second output terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,153,339

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a fuse array having one valid fuse set which outputs a valid fuse status signal and a plurality of fuse sets, the fuse array
suitable for outputting a plurality of fuse status signals having different levels according to whether fuses in the plurality
of fuse sets are cut or not;

a code counter suitable for counting selection codes in a preset order in response to an enable signal and an operation clock;
and

a plurality of storage blocks suitable for receiving and storing the plurality of fuse status signals in a preset order in
response to the selection codes,

wherein the storage block comprises:
a plurality of latches suitable for storing the plurality of fuse status signals; and
a plurality of selectors suitable for enabling any of the plurality of latches in response to the selection codes,
wherein each of the plurality of selectors is on/off controlled in its operation in response to the valid fuse status signal
regardless of values of the selection codes.

US Pat. No. 9,155,195

WIRING BOARD AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. A wiring board, comprising:
an insulating layer;
a first electrode embedded in the insulating layer, the first electrode having a surface exposed from a first surface of the
insulating layer and a back surface and side surfaces covered by the insulating layer, the surface of the first electrode
being indented relative to the first surface of the insulating layer;

a first solder resist layer provided on the first surface of the insulating layer and having a first opening portion;
a wiring portion having a via plug provided within the insulating layer and a pattern wiring provided on a second surface
of the insulating layer, the pattern wiring connected to the back surface of the first electrode through the via plug;

a second solder resist layer provided on the second surface of the insulating layer so as to cover the wiring portion and
having a second opening portion exposing a part of the wiring portion; and

a second electrode formed on the part of the wiring portion exposed from the second opening portion,
wherein a portion of the surface of the first electrode is exposed from the first opening portion of the first solder resist
layer, and a peripheral edge portion of the surface of the first electrode is covered by the first solder resist layer.

US Pat. No. 9,154,937

SYSTEM FOR PERMITTING CONTROL OF THE PURGING OF A NODE B BY THE SERVING RADIO NETWORK CONTROLLER

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A radio network controller (RNC) comprising:
at least one device configured to determine a radio link control (RLC) reset associated with a user equipment (UE); and
the at least one device further configured, in response to the RLC reset determination, to send a data frame associated with
a high-speed downlink shared channel (HS-DSCH) to a NodeB; wherein the data frame includes an information element that requests
a purge of all packet data units (PDUs) associated with the UE in a transmission priority queue in the Node B.

US Pat. No. 9,153,517

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR BETWEEN DIE PAD AND Z-INTERCONNECT FOR STACKED DIE ASSEMBLIES

Invensas Corporation, Sa...

1. A method for forming a connector on a die pad at a wafer level of processing, comprising:
forming a conformal electrically insulative coating overlying at least a front surface of the wafer, wherein the die pads
are exposed by openings in the conformal coating;

forming a channel defining an interconnect die edge and a void within the channel;
forming spots of a curable electrically conductive polymer material after forming the conformal electrically insulative coating,
wherein the spots are formed over the die pad and extending over the interconnect die edge and at least partially over the
void;

curing the conductive polymer material; and
in a wafer cutting procedure thereafter, severing the spots.

US Pat. No. 9,152,856

PEDESTRIAN DETECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD

INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION...

1. A pedestrian detection system of detecting whether there is a pedestrian in a scene, comprising:
an image-capturing module configured for generating a plurality of image data of the scene, wherein each of the image data
has a distinct exposure; for generating a contrast decision result according to a histogram of one of the image data; and
for assigning at least one of the image data as a plurality of first detection image data according to the contrast decision
result;

a preprocessing module configured for generating a plurality of first image skeleton data labeled with regions of interests
according to the first detection image data;

a human detection module configured for determining whether there is a human characteristic in at least one of the regions
of interests of the first image skeleton data; if so, the human detection module generating a plurality of second image skeleton
data labeled with regions of human characteristics; and if not, the human detection module outputting a detection result;

an image-stitching module configured for stitching the plurality of first detection image data to generate at least one third
detection image data; and

a decision module configured for generating and outputting the detection result according to the third detection image data,
wherein the image-capturing module generates the contrast decision result according to a ratio of the number of pixels within
a middle brightness range to the number of all pixels in the histogram, and

wherein when the ratio is less than a threshold value, the image-capturing module selects two or more image data having distinct
exposures from the plurality of image data to serve as the first detection image data; and when the ratio is not less than
the threshold value, the image-capturing module selects one image data having an auto exposure (EVO) from the plurality of
image data to serve as the first detection image data.

US Pat. No. 9,149,963

INJECTION MOLDING MACHINE WITH ANTI-VIBRATION STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRIC POWER PANEL

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. An electric power panel for an injection molding machine including a mold clamping mechanism section and an injection mechanism
section disposed on a base, the electric power panel comprising:
a box-like member mounted with an electrical component;
a cooling fan;
an electric power panel mounting member secured to the box-like member on a bottom of the box-like member; and
a vibration absorber disposed between the electric power panel mounting member and the base of the injection molding machine,
wherein

the box-like member has an opening or bored portion through which air drawn in by the cooling fan in a longitudinal direction
of the box-like member is discharged from an inside of the box-like member, and

in a side view along the longitudinal direction of the box-like member,
the electric power panel mounting member has a width greater than a width of the box-like member, and
the vibration absorber is disposed on either end portion of the electric power panel mounting member and outside the width
of the box-like member.

US Pat. No. 9,155,049

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POWER REDUCTION CONTROL IN HOME NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising
receiving, from a user equipment of a macro cell, an interference report including an indication of a presence of interference
and a severity level indicating a degree of the interference in the macro cell caused by a transmit power in a home network
area,

creating a unique identifier for the received interference report,
generating a power reduction command concerning the received interference report including the created unique identifier,
and

sending the generated power reduction command to a network element of the home network area;
wherein the unique identifier uniquely identifies at least one of the user equipment and a combination of the user equipment
and the macro cell.

US Pat. No. 9,154,525

SIP TERMINAL CONTROL SYSTEM AND SIP TERMINAL CONTROL METHOD

NEC Platforms, Ltd., Kan...

1. A SIP terminal control system in a system including a master main device and one or more slave main devices connected to
the master main device, comprising:
a plurality of multilink sections which are included in the master main device, and are operated by using a CPU of the master
main device, wherein one of the plurality of multilink sections corresponds to the master main device and the others of the
plurality of multilink sections correspond to each of said one or more slave main devices, respectively; and

a plurality of SIP terminal connecting sections, one of which is included in the master main device and the others of which
are included in the slave main devices, and which are connected with one or more SIP terminals,

wherein:
the SIP terminal connecting section included in the master main device is linked with the multilink section corresponding
to the master main device through a SIP link, and the SIP terminal connection sections included in said one or more slave
main devices are linked with the multilink sections corresponding to the slave main devices, respectively, through the SIP
link,

each of the SIP terminal connecting sections is operated by using a CPU of the master main device without using CPUs of the
slave main devices if the SIP terminal connecting section is included in the master main device, and by using the CPU of the
slave main device without using the CPU of the master main device if the SIP terminal connecting section is included in the
slave main device, and

each of the SIP terminal connecting sections is connected, via the multilink section corresponding to the SIP terminal connecting
section, to a package/terminal management module and an input/output control module which are included in the master main
device to be controlled therefrom.

US Pat. No. 9,153,782

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT, ORGANIC DISPLAY PANEL, ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, METHOD FOR FORMING FUNCTIONAL LAYER, INK, SUBSTRATE, ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT, ORGANIC DISPLAY DEVICE, AND INKJET DEV

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A method of manufacturing an organic light-emitting element, comprising:
preparing ink including functional material as a material for a functional layer and a solvent dissolving the functional material,
and filling an inkjet device having an ink ejection nozzle with the ink, the functional material having a weight-average molecular
weight equal to or greater than 200,000 and equal to or less than 250,000;

preparing a substrate having a base layer including a first electrode;
positioning the inkjet device above the substrate, and causing the inkjet device to eject a drop of the ink onto the base
layer of the substrate;

forming the functional layer by drying the ink ejected onto the base layer of the substrate; and
forming a second electrode above the functional layer, wherein
in the preparation of the ink, when a value Z denotes a reciprocal of the Ohnesorge number Oh determined by density ? (g/dm3), surface tension ? (mN/m), and viscosity ? (mPa·s) of the ink and a diameter r (mm) of the ink ejection nozzle, the value
Z is within a range of Formula 1,

in the ejection of the drop of the ink, speed V (m/s) of the ejected drop of the ink is within a range of Formula 2, and
the value Z and the speed V (m/s) satisfy Formula 3:
1?Z?30;
where Z=1/Ohnesorge number Oh;
1/Ohnesorge number Oh=(r·?·?)1/2/?  (Formula 1);

3?V?6  (Formula 2); and

V??1.18Ln(Z)+7.52  (Formula 3).

US Pat. No. 9,153,755

SILICONE RESIN SHEET, CURED SHEET, AND LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DEVICE AND PRODUCING METHOD THEREOF

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A silicone resin sheet formed from:
a resin composition containing a thermosetting silicone resin and microparticles, wherein
the silicone resin sheet is in a semi-cured state and has a thickness of 300 to 3,000 ?m, and
the complex viscosity of the silicone resin sheet at a frequency of 10 Hz is 80 to 1000 Pa·s and the tan ? thereof at a frequency
of 10 Hz is 0.3 to 1.6 obtained by a dynamic viscoelastic measurement at a frequency of 0.1 to 50 Hz at 30° C. while increasing
the frequency by 10 Hz per minute; and a distortion of 1% in a shear mode.

US Pat. No. 9,153,337

FATIGUE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HYBRID NONVOLATILE SOLID STATE MEMORY SYSTEM

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A solid state memory system, comprising:
a first nonvolatile semiconductor memory having a first write cycle lifetime and a first set of physical addresses;
a second nonvolatile semiconductor memory having a second write cycle lifetime and a second set of physical addresses, wherein
the first write cycle lifetime is greater than the second write cycle lifetime; and

a fatigue management module configured to
generate write frequency rankings for a plurality of logical addresses, wherein each of the write frequency rankings is based
on an elapsed time since a last write cycle of a respective one of the plurality of logical addresses,

based on the write frequency rankings, map each of the plurality of logical addresses to a physical address of the first set
of physical addresses or the second set of physical addresses, and

wherein the write frequency ranking for one of the plurality of logical addresses is based on a weighted time-decay average
of write counts for the one of the plurality of logical addresses.

US Pat. No. 9,154,852

ADVERTISING METHODS FOR ADVERTISING TIME SLOTS AND EMBEDDED OBJECTS

OpenTV, Inc., San Franci...

1. A method comprising:
causing display, on a display device, of a video presentation having a series of interactive advertisements embedded within
scenes of the video presentation by graphically displaying the interactive advertisements on specific objects within the scenes
of the video presentation based on placement and contour data for each of the specific objects;

receiving a command to toggle through the series of interactive advertisements embedded within the scenes of the video presentation;
receiving a selection of an interactive advertisement of the series of interactive advertisements embedded within the scenes
of the video presentation to trigger activation of the interactive advertisement; and

providing, by a hardware processor, further information corresponding to the selected interactive advertisement in response
to the activation,

US Pat. No. 9,153,977

BI-DIRECTIONAL SWITCHING REGULATOR AND CONTROL CIRCUIT THEREOF

RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORPOR...

1. A bi-directional switching regulator for use under a charging mode to convert an input voltage supplied by an input terminal
to an output voltage at an output terminal, or for use under a discharging mode to supply power from the output terminal to
the input terminal, the switching regulator comprising:
a power stage coupled between the input terminal and the output terminal;
an operation circuit for generating an operation signal to control an operation of the power stage, the operation circuit
determining whether to operate under the charging mode or the discharging mode according to a mode control signal,

wherein the operation circuit includes:
a control signal generation circuit for generating a control signal according to (a) information related to the output voltage
and information related to the charging current, or (b) information related to the battery voltage and information related
to the charging current; and

a power switch control circuit for generating the operation signal according to the control signal; and
a power path management circuit having one end electrically connected to the output terminal and another end electrically
connected to a battery, for controlling a charging operation from the output terminal to the battery, the power path management
circuit including:

a power path switch electrically connected between the output terminal and the battery; and
a power path controller for controlling the power path switch, so that the charging current is controlled;
wherein the operation circuit generates the operation signal according to information related to the output voltage or information
related to a battery voltage of the battery, and information related to the charging current, so that:

(1) a voltage difference between the output voltage and the battery voltage is under control, and the voltage difference is
ICHG*R, wherein ICHG represents the charging current and R represents a conduction resistance when the power path switch is
fully conductive; or

(2) the output voltage is determined by a higher one of a predetermined voltage level and the sum of ICHG*R plus the battery
voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,153,404

CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM SCANNING USING DEFORMED HIGH GRADIENT INSULATOR

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. A charged particle beam deflector, comprising:
a dielectric wall accelerator (DWA) having a hollow center and including a dielectric wall that is substantially parallel
to a z-axis that runs through the hollow center, the dielectric wall comprising one or more deformed high gradient insulators
(HGIs) configured to produce an electric field comprising a component in a direction perpendicular to the z-axis; and

a control component configured to establish the component of the electric field in the direction perpendicular to the z-axis
and to control deflection of a charged particle beam in the direction perpendicular to the z-axis as the charged particle
beam travels through the hollow center; and

an electro-mechanical component coupled to the one or more HGIs that comprises a deformable multilayer HGI comprising alternating
dielectric and conductor materials that are arranged to form a changeable slant angle with respect to an axis normal to the
z-axis, the electro-mechanical component operable to change the changeable slant angle of the deformable multilayer HGI to
allow scanning of the charged particle beam at least in part based on the changeable scan angle when the slant angle is changed
by the electro-mechanical component from one slant angle to another slant angle.

US Pat. No. 9,153,185

FIELD SEQUENTIAL LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME

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

1. A field sequential liquid crystal display device, comprising:
a circuit unit for producing R, G, and B reference voltages and scanning signal voltages using R, G, and B data and control
signals transmitted from an external driving system;

a liquid crystal display panel for changing alignment direction of liquid crystal molecules in accordance with R, G, and B
image voltages and the scanning signal voltages, wherein the R, G, and B image voltages are supplied to the liquid crystal
panel during R, G, and B sub-frames, respectively, of each frame; and

a backlight device for emitting light to the liquid crystal display panel,
wherein the circuit unit includes:
an interface for receiving the R, G, and B data and the control signals from the external driving system;
a timing controller for generating gate control signals and data control signals in accordance with the R, G, and B data and
the control signals;

a plurality of gamma generating units, in parallel with each other, each gamma generating unit for generating one each of
a R, G, and B reference voltage, wherein the R, G, and B reference voltages from each of the plurality of gamma generating
units are different values respectively, including a first gamma generating unit for generating R, G, and B reference voltages
considering intrinsic transmissivity-voltage characteristics of the liquid crystal display panel and a second gamma generating
unit for generating R, G, and B reference voltages to produce a lowest transmissivity of a blue color when a black color is
displayed on the liquid crystal display panel;

a switch for selecting one of the R reference voltages in a first sub-frame after the plurality of gamma generating units
outputs the R reference voltages, one of the G reference voltages in a second sub-frame after the plurality of gamma generating
units outputs the G reference voltages, and one of the B reference voltages in a third sub-frame after the plurality of gamma
generating units outputs the B reference voltages, wherein the switch selects from any of the generated R, G, and B reference
voltages and supplies the selected reference voltages directly to a data driver during the R, G, and B sub-frames respectively;

the data driver for receiving the data control signal and the R, G, and B data from the timing controller and the selected
R, G, and B reference voltages selected from the switch, for generating the R, G and B image voltages corresponding to the
R, G, and B data using the selected R, G, and B reference voltages, respectively, and the data control signal, and for supplying
the generated R, G and B image voltages during the R, G, and B sub-frames respectively, to the liquid crystal display panel;
and

a gate driver for receiving the gate control signals from the timing controller and supplying the scanning signal voltage
to the liquid crystal display panel in accordance with the gate control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,152,867

USE OF RELATIVELY PERMANENT PIGMENTED OR VASCULAR SKIN MARK PATTERNS IN IMAGES FOR PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION

Los Angeles Biomedical Re...

1. A method comprising:
point matching a first plurality of relatively permanent pigmented or vascular skin marks (RPPVSMs) in a first image with
a second plurality of RPPVSMs in a second image; and

determining a correspondence probability between the first plurality of RPPVSMs and the second plurality of RPPVSMs based
on using variables comprising: a size of overlapped total skin area of two images containing RPPVSMs, a distance threshold
between two RPPVSMs to be considered matching, and a number of matching RPPVSMs of the first and second images,

wherein one of the point matching or the determining is performed by a processor.

US Pat. No. 9,151,728

GAS SENSOR

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

1. A gas sensor, comprising:
a cylindrical sensor element;
a connection terminal extending axially of the sensor element and brought into contact with an outer surface of the sensor
element; and

a separator located rear of the sensor element and having a through hole in which a rear end side of the connection terminal
is inserted,

wherein the connection terminal has:
a cylindrical outer fitting portion formed on a front end side of the connection terminal and fitted onto the sensor element;
an extension portion extending rearward from the outer fitting portion and inserted in the through hole of the separator;
and

a pulling prevention portion adapted to prevent the extension portion from further pulling in the through hole by contact
with a front end surface of the separator;

wherein the outer fitting portion has cuts axially formed in a rear end side thereof such that the cuts are located on opposite
sides of the extension portion; and

the extension portion includes a bottom section protruding axially from a position in front of a rear end of the outer fitting
portion.

US Pat. No. 9,150,381

EXPANSION DEVICE FOR HOLDING AND SECURING ROLLED MATERIAL

HONG FU JIN PRECISION IND...

1. An expansion device for holding and securing a rolled material, comprising:
a roller spindle comprising a first inclined surface;
at least one expansion member, each of the at least one expansion member comprising:
a main body comprising a second inclined surface and a third inclined surface formed on opposite ends thereof, the main body
mounted on the roller spindle, and the first inclined surface resisting against the second inclined surface;

and a plurality of protrusions formed on the main body and spaced from each other;
a fixing sleeve defining a plurality of fixing holes corresponding to the plurality of protrusions, the fixing sleeve sleeved
on the at least one expansion member, and the plurality of protrusions slidably received in the plurality of fixing holes,
respectively; and

a pushing member movably mounted on one end of the roller spindle away from the first inclined surface, the pushing member
comprising a fourth inclined surface, the fourth inclined surface resisting against the third inclined surface of the main
body, wherein when the pushing member moves toward the at least one expansion member, the fourth inclined surface moves relative
to the third inclined surface, the second inclined surface moves relative to the first inclined surface, so that the main
body of the at least one expansion member expands toward the fixing sleeve to resist and securing the rolled material onto
the roller spindle.

US Pat. No. 9,150,010

STEPPED VOLTAGE DRIVE FOR DRIVING CAPACITIVE LOADS

CIRRUS LOGIC, INC., Aust...

1. A capacitive load drive circuit comprising:
an amplifier selectively connected to a plurality of n sequential intermediate rails wherein n is an integer greater than
or equal to 2 and each of the plurality of n sequential intermediate rails has a rail high voltage V1 and a rail low voltage V2 with respective selected ranges having an increasing value of V1 during the ramp up and with the respective ranges having a decreasing value of V1 during the ramp down, each defining an output range of the amplifier.

US Pat. No. 9,154,902

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLED BROADCASTING OF SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method comprising:
receiving into a base station system wirelessly from a mobile station a radio access registration request message seeking
to register the mobile station to be served by the base station system, and responsively engaging in a registration procedure
to register the mobile station to be served by the base station system, wherein the base station system comprises a base station;

determining by the base station system which one or more timeslots of a control channel broadcast by the base station system
the mobile station will monitor while being served by the base station system; and

based on at least the determining, the base station broadcasting in the determined one or more timeslots of the control channel,
as a System Identifier (SID) of the base station, a first SID that is different than a second SID that the base station broadcasts,
as the SID of the base station, in one or more other timeslots of the control channel.

US Pat. No. 9,153,915

CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector, the connector comprising:
a first connector, the first connector including a first terminal and a first mating guide portion;
and a second connector, the second connector including a second terminal engaging the first terminal and a second mating guide
portion fitted with the first mating guide portion; wherein:

the first mating guide portion includes a fixed terminal, the fixed terminal configured to detect the mating of the first
connector and the second connector;

the second mating guide portion includes a resilient terminal, the resilient terminal configured to detect the mating of the
first connector and the second connector;
one of the fixed terminal and the resilient terminal further includes an engaging protrusion and the other includes an engaging
recess and a ride-over portion projecting from the engaging recess; and
one of the fixed terminal and the resilient terminal including a piezoelectric element.

US Pat. No. 9,153,065

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING IMAGE PIXEL COLOR TO CREATE A PARALLAX DEPTH EFFECT

Google Technology Holding...

1. A method of a graphics processing apparatus comprising:
sampling a texture value of a first texture layer at an offset to a second texture layer of a surface having at least the
first texture layer and the second texture layer mapped thereto;

adjusting pixel color for a pixel of the second texture layer using the texture value; and
determining a background pixel color as a sum of a background texture color and a specular component, the specular component
multiplied by an alpha component at a coordinate determined by the offset, and the sum multiplied by a product of a diffuse
component and the alpha component at the coordinate determined by the offset.

US Pat. No. 9,151,653

GAS METER WITH INTEGRATED GAS SHUT-OFF VALVE

JOHNSON ELECTRIC S.A., M...

1. A gas meter with integrated gas shut-off valve comprising:
a housing, having a gas inlet and a gas outlet,
a gas flow meter mechanism, and
a gas shut-off valve comprising a valve unit, a drive unit having a motor and a connection unit connected to the valve unit,
the meter mechanism and the shut-off valve with the valve unit, drive unit having the motor and the connection unit being
arranged in a gas flow path between the gas inlet and the gas outlet,

wherein the gas shut-off valve is an electrically operated valve with a spherical or cylindrical valve element, and
wherein the valve unit further comprises a valve body and only one lip seal configured to seal the valve element to the valve
body.

US Pat. No. 9,153,830

SEPARATION MEMBRANE FOR SOLID POLYMER FUEL CELL AND SEPARATION MEMBRANE-CATALYST ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY

Tokuyama Corporation, Ya...

1. A membrane for polymer electrolyte fuel cell used for preparing a membrane-electrode assembly, which comprises:
a hydrocarbon anion-exchange resin membrane wherein an anion-exchange group is covalently bonded to a hydrocarbon resin, and
an adhesive layer used for bonding a catalyst electrode layer formed on at least one side of the hydrocarbon anion-exchange
resin membrane,

wherein the adhesive layer consist essentially of a hydrocarbon anion-exchange resin, which hydrocarbon anion-exchange resin
is made of a styrene-based anion-exchange resin in which a quaternary ammonium salt group is covalently bonded to a non-crosslinked
styrene-based elastomer, and has a Young's modulus of 1 to 1,000 MPa, and

wherein the adhesive layer has a solubility of less than 1% by mass in water of 20° C. and has a thickness of 1 to 10 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,152,795

SECURITY VULNERABILITY CORRECTION

Tata Consultancy Services...

1. A computer-implementable method for addressing security vulnerabilities in a source code using a computing system having
a processor, the method comprising:
detecting a security vulnerability, by a static analysis tool coupled to the processor, in the source code by assessing the
source code against a specification repository, wherein the specification repository comprises a specification for said security
vulnerability;

presenting, by a vulnerability parser the detected security vulnerability to a user in an Integrated Development Environment
(IDE);

identifying, by a composer coupled to the processor, a set of security solutions specified within the specification repository,
wherein the specification repository comprises at least one security solution associated with the detected security vulnerability;

presenting, by the processor, the set of security solutions to a programmer in an Integrated Development Environment (IDE),
wherein a security solution of the set of security solutions is selected based on a relevance parameter, wherein the relevance
parameter is based at least on number of times a security solution has been used, wherein the programmer selects a security
solution from the set of security solutions;

removing a source code portion, by a refactoring engine coupled to the processor, associated with the detected security vulnerability
and replacing the source code portion with the selected security solution in the Integrated Development Environment (IDE),
wherein replacing the source code portion with the security solution comprises:

generating a code portion in conformance with the security solution selected by the programmer from the set of security solutions;
and

inserting the generated code portion in place of the removed source code portion; and
editing of the specification repository upon detection of a new vulnerability, wherein the editing comprises:
modifying, using a specification editor coupled to the processor, the vulnerability specifications by adding the new vulnerability
specification for the detected security vulnerability of the source code, wherein the new vulnerability specification is associated
with the detected security vulnerability; and

modifying, using a specification editor coupled to the processor, the solution specifications by adding a new solution specification
for the detected security vulnerability of the source code, wherein the new solution specification specifies at least one
new security solution for addressing the detected security vulnerability.

US Pat. No. 9,151,898

OPTICAL DEVICE

Oki Electric Industry Co....

1. An optical device, comprising
an optical waveguide having a core and a cladding, the optical waveguide including a wide optical waveguide, an input optical
waveguide connected with a first side of the wide optical waveguide, and four output optical waveguides connected with a second
side of the wide optical waveguide, wherein

the wide optical waveguide is configured to propagate an optical signal in an optical direction of propagation, the wide optical
waveguide being of a planar shape, which is in line symmetry with respect to a core axis parallel to the optical direction
of propagation;

the first and second sides of the wide optical waveguide are opposite to each other and are substantially perpendicular to
the core axis;

the input optical waveguide is formed on the core axis, and the four output optical waveguides are disposed in symmetry with
respect to the core axis, optical axes of the output optical waveguides being parallel to the core axis;

measured orthogonally to the core axis, a center interval S between optical axes of any adjacent two of the output optical
waveguides is of a same length, and a width of the wide optical waveguide is equal to four times of the center interval S;

the four output optical waveguides include two inner optical waveguides located on opposite sides of the core axis and two
outer optical waveguides located on opposite sides of the two inner optical waveguides, the two inner optical waveguides being
closer to the core axis than the two outer optical waveguides;

designating Ii as the amplitude of a first optical signal that propagates through the inner optical waveguides, and Io as the amplitude of a second optical signal that propagates through the outer optical waveguides, and defining ?I as (Ii2 Io2)/(4*Ii), optical power (?I/Ii)2 equals ?24 dB; and

the center interval S meets one of conditions 1 and 2, wherein
the condition 1 is that the center interval S is wider than or equal to 4??, where ?? is the optical wavelength of the optical
signal in the wide optical waveguide, and

the condition 2 is that the center interval S is narrower than 4??, and is shorter than a length in which any adjacent two
of the output optical waveguides are adjacent.

US Pat. No. 9,151,418

TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLABLE PIPE

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A flexible pipe, comprising:
a capability for generating heat; and
a multilayer structure, wherein the multilayer structure comprises, in order from the inside to the outside of the multilayer
structure:

an interior lining;
an inner reinforcement layer;
a layer of molded electrically conductive plastic, wherein a volume resistivity of the molded electrically conductive plastic
is from 10?3 ?m to 1013 ?m;

an outer reinforcement layer; and
an exterior sheath;
wherein the inner and outer reinforcement layers are comprised of helically arranged steel wires, steel profiles, or steel
tapes,

wherein the molded electrically conductive plastic layer is in electrical contact with the inner and outer reinforcement layers,
wherein the inner and outer reinforcement layers are connected to a source of electrical current to pass electrical current
through the reinforcement layers to heat the flexible pipe, and

wherein the layer of molded electrically conductive plastic is a wound layer formed by winding a prefabricated tape onto the
inner reinforcement layer.

US Pat. No. 9,155,058

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD OF IMPLEMENTING AN EVOLVED SYSTEM ATTACHMENT PROCEDURE

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A method for use in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) for attaching to a network, the method comprising:
transmitting an attach request message that includes an identifier of the WTRU and an attach type;
receiving an attach accept message that includes Quality of Service (QoS) information, Access Point Name (APN) information,
and an Internet Protocol (IP) address for the WTRU; and

transmitting an attach complete message.

US Pat. No. 9,154,104

MINIATURIZED PASSIVE LOW PASS FILTER

Nanyang Technological Uni...

1. A low pass filter comprising:
a first dominant inductor having a first end and a second end;
a second dominant inductor having a first end and a second end, wherein the second end of the first dominant inductor is electrically
connected to the second end of the second dominant inductor;

a first capacitor electrically coupled between the first end of the first dominant inductor and the first end of the second
dominant inductor;

a first shunt capacitor electrically coupled between the first end of the first dominant inductor and a ground potential;
and

a second shunt capacitor electrically coupled between the first end of the second dominant inductor and the ground potential,
wherein the first dominant inductor and the second dominant inductor are further coupled by one or both of magnetic coupling
and parasitic mutual capacitive coupling.

US Pat. No. 9,152,662

DATA QUALITY ANALYSIS

TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES...

1. A computer implemented method of determining quality of data stored in a data repository comprising:
identifying a plurality of tables storing data important for determining quality of data stored therein, wherein the identifying
the plurality of tables is based on schema of the data repository;

further determining critical tables from amongst the plurality of identified tables by analyzing the plurality of tables,
based on the analysis rules;

identifying at least one critical column of data, form amongst the critical tables, stored in a data repository, based on
one of an importance index associated with the at least one critical column and based on predefined rules, wherein the importance
index is indicative of the sensitivity of the data stored in the at least one critical column, and wherein the at least one
critical column stores data important for determining a data quality score;

retrieving from a rules repository, at least one data quality analysis rule based on a category of data stored in the at least
one critical column;

assigning a rule weightage parameter to each of the at least one data quality analysis rule retrieved from the rules repository;
assigning a column weightage parameter to each of the identified critical column;
analyzing the data stored in the at least one identified column based on the at least one data quality analysis rule retrieved
from the rules repository; and

computing a data quality score, indicative of the quality of data stored in the data repository, based in part on the analyzing,
the rule weightage parameter and the column weightage parameter, wherein the data quality score is at least one of a rule
level data quality score, a column level data quality score, a table level data quality score, and a schema level data quality
score.

US Pat. No. 9,155,155

OVERLAPPING MEASUREMENT SEQUENCES FOR INTERFERENCE-RESISTANT COMPENSATION IN LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DEVICES

Ketra, Inc., Austin, TX ...

1. A method for controlling a lamp comprising multiple emission light emitting diode (LED) elements, the method comprising:
operating one or more of the multiple emission LED elements at a respective substantially continuous drive current sufficient
to produce illumination;

bringing to a level insufficient to produce illumination the respective drive current of each of the emission LED elements
within the lamp for the duration of each of multiple detection intervals interspersed with periods of said operating;

monitoring a detection photocurrent induced in a detection interval photodetector within the lamp during at least a portion
of each of the multiple detection intervals;

detecting, for at least one of the multiple detection intervals, that the monitored detection photocurrent varies substantially
with time; and

subsequent to said detecting, initiating a sequence of measurements, wherein:
the sequence comprises multiple measurements taken during multiple corresponding measurement intervals, one measurement per
interval;

the sequence comprises one or more sensitive measurements in which photocurrent is detected and one or more non-sensitive
measurements in which photocurrent is not detected;

the sensitive measurements in the sequence are performed during measurement intervals during which external illumination sufficient
to induce a detection photocurrent that varies substantially with time is not incident upon the lamp; and

at least one non-sensitive measurement in the sequence is performed during a measurement interval during which external illumination
sufficient to induce a detection photocurrent that varies substantially with time is incident upon the lamp.

US Pat. No. 9,153,204

DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display device, comprising:
display panel having a display area having a plurality of pixels that are disposed in a matrix and each are composed of one
or more sub-pixels, a first image and a second image being alternately displayed adjacent to each other in the sub-pixels,
the first image and the second image being displayed in visual directions different from each other so as to be adapted to
be discriminated from each other; and

crosstalk correcting portion having a crosstalk correcting table, configured to carry out crosstalk correction for images
different from one another by using said crosstalk correcting table,

wherein said display area is divided into a plurality of division areas,
at least one of the division areas is non-rectangular and includes a plurality of extending portions,
a shape of a border of at least one of the division areas is zigzag, and
said crosstalk correcting table is composed of a plurality of crosstalk correcting tables corresponding to said plurality
of the division areas, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,152,982

METHOD OF COMPENSATING A PROVIDER FOR ADVERTISEMENTS DISPLAYED ON A MOBILE PHONE

Nuance Communications, In...

1. A method comprising acts of:
a) reserving space at a fixed location on a mobile phone display for the purpose of displaying advertisements, the fixed location
associated with a cost for advertising that depends, at least in part, on the location;

b) providing an advertisement of an advertiser to be displayed on the reserved space on the mobile phone display; and
c) billing the advertiser an amount for the display of the advertisement, the amount being determined based, at least in part,
on the cost associated with the fixed location of the reserved space on the mobile phone display,

wherein the act of billing the advertiser an amount determined based, at least in part, on the fixed location of the reserved
space on the mobile phone display comprises billing an amount that is higher when the fixed location is a banner location
than when the fixed location is a corner location.

US Pat. No. 9,150,931

FOOD-POISONING BACTERIA DETECTION CARRIER, AND METHOD FOR DETECTING FOOD-POISONING BACTERIA

TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDING...

1. A microarray for detecting food poisoning bacteria, the microarray comprising:
a plurality of probes immobilized on the microarray, wherein the plurality of probes comprises: a probe from a first probe
group, a probe from a second probe group, a probe from a third probe group, a probe from a fourth probe group, a probe from
a fifth probe group, a probe from a sixth probe group, and a probe from a seventh probe group, wherein

the probe from the first probe group hybridizes to a nucleic acid fragment of Escherichia coli, and the first probe group consists of probes consisting of SEQ ID NO: 1 to 4 or the complements thereof,

the probe from the second probe group hybridizes to a nucleic acid fragment of Listeria, and the second probe group consists of probes consisting of SEQ ID NO: 7 to 13 or the complements thereof,

the probe from the third probe group hybridizes to a nucleic acid fragment of Campylobacter, and the third probe group consists of probes consisting of SEQ ID NO: 14 to 19 or the complements thereof,

the probe from the fourth probe group hybridizes to a nucleic acid fragment of Vibrio parahaemolyticus, and the fourth probe group consists of probes consisting of SEQ ID NO: 20 to 24 or the complements thereof,

the probe from the fifth probe group hybridizes to a nucleic acid fragment of Staphylococcus aureus, and the fifth probe group consists of probes consisting of SEQ ID NO: 25 to 29 or the complements thereof,

the probe from the sixth probe group hybridizes to a nucleic acid fragment of Salmonella, and the sixth probe group consists of probes consisting of SEQ ID NO: 30 to 40 or the complements thereof, and

the probe from the seventh probe group hybridizes to a nucleic acid fragment of Bacillus cereus, and the seventh probe group consists of probes consisting of SEQ ID NO: 41 to 45 or the complements thereof,

wherein the plurality of probes specifically and simultaneously hybridize to the nucleic acid fragments of Escherichia coli, Listeria, Campylobacter, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella, and Bacillus cereus.

US Pat. No. 9,155,147

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE ILLUMINATION APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

SILICON WORKS CO., LTD., ...

1. A light emitting diode illumination apparatus comprising:
a light source that includes a plurality of light emitting diode channels including one or more light emitting diodes, and
emits light by application of a rectified voltage obtained by converting an AC voltage; and

a control circuit that selectively provides current paths according to a change in a level of the rectified voltage through
a plurality of switching circuits connected to the light emitting diode channels, resets control pulses provided to the switching
circuits at a time point at which the current paths are changed, and controls pulse widths of control pulses provided to the
switching circuits such that a current supplied to the light source follows a waveform of the rectified voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,154,256

CLOCK PHASE DETECTION IN THE FREQUENCY DOMAIN

Infinera Corporation, Su...

1. A system, comprising:
an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) configured to:
output samples of a signal; and
a digital signal processor (DSP) configured to:
receive the samples from the ADC,
convert the samples from a time domain to a frequency domain,
determine a clock phase error of the samples while in the frequency domain, and
provide a voltage corresponding to the clock phase error; and
a voltage-controlled oscillator, the voltage being provided to the voltage-controlled oscillator to reduce timing errors associated
with the samples, where when determining the clock phase error, the DSP is further configured to identify linear phase response
differences between linear phase responses of frequency bins, associated with the samples, separated by ½T, where T is a symbol
period, associated with the signal, and 1/T is a symbol rate or baud rate associated with the signal.